If you know me, you know that my toes are always cold. ALWAYS.
I will wear sneakers in 100 degree heat because my toes are always cold. Sometimes they even turn a purple/blue color! Does that mean I have low circulation? Probably. Way too much information.
Anyway – the other day I found myself searching for my favorite, albeit ugly, fuzzy socks when I realized – I can crochet myself the perfect house slippers that are cute and functional. Hmmm…..
I worked away on another project and dreamed of making my own slippers.
When Wool and the Gang contacted me about working with their brand new Tina Tape Yarn – I wondered if this would be the perfect yarn for the task. Will it be soft enough? Without being suffocatingly warm?
Tina arrived in the mail and I knew instantly – she was the one. The color was perfect, the softness was perfect, and I just felt instantly that Tina was meant to be a slipper. Tina Tape Yarn uses renewable energy and is made of fibre from sustainably sourced eucalyptus trees. Good for the environment and super pretty!
After a bit of trial and error, I wound up with this little pair of girly slippers and I’ve been thrilled to wear them around the house constantly – I only take them off to put on real shoes!
(These slippers are one size fits most, they will stretch a bit and will fit US women’s shoe size 7-11.)
–Wool and the Gang Tina Tape Yarn (2 balls main color [Dusty Blue] 1 ball accent color [Perfect Peach])
-Size K 6.5mm crochet hook
*Note: For the entirety of this pattern, hold two strands of yarn together as one, creating a thicker fabric. When working with the accent color, pull from center and outside of the same ball and hold these two strands together.
With Main Color, Ch 23, Dc in 4th st and across, 5 Dc in last st, Dc back up the other side of the foundation Ch, 3 Dc in last st, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 2: 2 Dc, Dc in next 19 sts, 2 Dc in each of next 3 sts, Dc in next 20 sts, 2 Dc in last 2 sts, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 3: 2 Dc in each of next 2 sts, Dc in next 19, 2 Dc in next 6, Dc in next 20, 2 Dc next 3, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 4: Dc next 11, Sc next 13, Hdc next 11, Sc next 14, Dc next 14, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 5: Dc decrease 6 times, Sc dec 5 times, Sc next 17 sts, Sc decrease 3 times, Dc decrease 6 times, sl st to join, Ch 1
Round 6: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, color change to accent color, Ch 1
Round 7: Sl st in each st around, sl st to join, finish off, weave ends
With accent color, Ch 7, Sc in 2nd st and across, Ch 1, turn
Rounds 2-11: Sc in each across, Ch 1, turn
Round 12: Sc evenly around the perimeter of the work, work 2 Sc in each of four corners, sl st to join, finish off, weave ends
-Cut a piece of yarn (double stranded) about 3 feet long. Pinch up center of rectangle into a bow shape. Wrap yarn around pinched section to secure in place & tie a knot at the back.
-Sew the bow onto the toe of the shoe, weave ends.