Sunday, July 31, 2011

Double Crochet Cotton Candy Slippers

Yes. Double Crochet Candy Slippers

I can't believe I still have that Retro Yarn I bought in Mexico. It's been 5 months already and I still have tons of it. I don't know why I thought it'd be a great idea to have a bag of yarn that would never run out. I mean, I am running out of things to do with it! Then I had a great idea and that was to make slippers for everyone. Unfortunately I don't have photos of every pair I've made but my friend Rubi, who lives in Mexico, sent me a few pictures of the ones I made for her. And the reason why I made these for her is:
Her hair!

These slippers are a tweaked version of Lisa Gutierrez's Mary Janes. They're tweaked because I got the instructions wrong when transcribing them to my notebook. So I sat down every night before bed to crochet doing it all wrong.  It's too late to begin the right pattern all over again though, I already memorized wrong instructions so I decided to continue crocheting them like this.

Also, I don't think I'm comfortable in shoes with straps, so I have my own version without the button and the chain across. Now they remind me of my old ballerina shoes (I used to be a dancer as I grew up).

If anyone is interested in a pattern of this version, hit me up in a comment and I will work on a post for you.


  1. I would love to try this pattern, i tried the mary jane one also but the came out wrong and to big no matter how much i tryed to change hooks and yarn. help please.

  2. Hey Santa, thanks for stopping by. I think I know what you mean about coming out too big, it happened to me too. What I did to fix this was to make the slipper smaller. My foot size is 10" and I make slippers 8" long. They stretch enough to fit my foot but not too much that it would come off. This pattern is pretty similar to Lisa's Mary Janes, there are only three variations are #1 the number of rows I make (only 12 for a 10" foot, from tip to heel) #2 I don't make the strap. #3, I use #3 ply yarn and 4.00 mm hook. I hope that helps!