I recently had the misfortune, whilst away visiting family, to discover, much to my own deep embarrassment, that both of my slippers had rather large gaping holes in them! :-O
I was mortified! So the hunt was on for a new pair. I like a ballerina pump-style slipper but without a sold sole. I like those sticky-rubbery pad things on the sole, so they’re more like a snuggly sock than a traditional slipper.
We went shopping and could I find something I liked? No!
I found something similar but with a sole and they were £12….my jaw dropped! For a pair of slippers!!
So I had a revelation….crochet your own slippers, woman! 😀
I recently learnt to crochet granny squares. They are so easy to make, can be used for loads of projects, so now I keep a little stockpile for the future! 😉
The slipper pattern is made with 6 granny squares of 3 rows per square, per slipper. Easy-peasy!
This is the photo I took on my phone with it’s poor camera!
They are so cute! A cross between a Turkish slipper and a pixie shoe! LOL
And here they are a few weeks after I made them, well worn!
Now I have found a love of crochet, I will keep on keeping on. I am making a blanket for the bed, which may be completed by next winter at this rate! 😉 and lots of squares; one lot might end up as a groovy 70s-style cardigan 😀
Another good thing about making crocheted Granny squares is that once you get the hang of them, you can do them any time; while watch TV or even while working! 😉
So, then, I hear you cry; why are these the best slippers in the world? Well, because a) I made them myself, b) they didn’t cost a penny (the wool was a gift for my birthday), and c) they’re so comfortable! Result!
Home-made crocheted slippers really are the best in the world!
Happy crocheting and frugalling! x