A little over 3 years ago, I began crocheting slippers for Nathan. We have carpet, so his wooly “shoes” got pilly and ugly rather quickly. I think I crocheted about 4 pairs for him during his first year of walking. They were so easy to make! Now that Andrew has entered the walking stage, I began crocheting some for him. I revisited my old Vox blog, where I used to dump all craft-related activities and resurrected the pattern to post it here. It’s very similar to my Mary Janes pattern.
NOTE: to complete each round, slst into top of the beginning ch3.
Using worsted weight yarn and a 5.00mm hook (H)–
CH 4, slst to make a circle
CH 3, 10 DC into circle (11 dc),
CH 3, DC into same st, 2 DC into each st around (22 dc)
next three rows (even rounds): CH 3, 1 DC into each st
CH 3, DC into next 18 st, leaving 4 unworked. CH 3, turn and work 18 DC back and forth until the sole is as long as the baby’s foot (~5 rows).
seam up the back, then work about 2 rounds of single crochet around the edge, decreasing at the corners.
That’s it! Easy peasy! You can make a complete pair in under and hour. The fun part is thinking of ways to decorate them (see below for some examples). I’ve even turned some into MJ slippers by crocheting up a little strap on the borders.
I only have one suggestion to parents: watch your babies in these! They’re like socks, so if you have slippery floors, be extra vigilant. I used some puffy fabric paint to make them slightly more slip-resistant. You could also sew a sole to the bottom or at least some slip-resistant spots near the toe and heel. Be responsible, guys!
any question, e-mail me! lisa@ goodknits.com