March 15th, 2011
This week’s Tutorial Tuesday is a fabulously simple (if you know how to crochet) tutorial on how to make your own slippers. I saw this image and was green with envy! They are so cute and I want to make myself some now!
One problem I foresee is that I don’t know how to crochet. I’m a little bit obsessed with the colour green at the moment and combining this with other bright colours, so the fact that these slippers are green with a red trim, makes me want to make them even more!
I’ve tried to crochet in the past and a few friends have tried to teach me, but it just doesn’t make sense like knitting does – in my opinion it’s not hard to go wrong or get lost when you’re knitting – but with crochet I never know how many rows I’ve done, or how many stitches or what stitch to use either. But I really want to make myself a pair of these slippers.
We’re going to be starting IVF soon and with all the hospital visits required it’s essential that I get myself a pair of slippers and a dressing gown – it’s in the literature and these items are a requirement – how lovely it would be if I could make a pair of these before we start treatment as they’re sure to keep me in a positive state of mind – much like my happy shoes.
Anyway if I understood crochet at all I’m sure I would find the tutorial a sinch, but as it stands I look at the beautiful images and think ‘that looks easy enough’ but I’m sure I’m going to find it a total struggle and every time the word ’round’ is mention I think of being in a boxing ring and fighting my way through it!
You can see the final slippers and the entire tutorial on the Zoom Yummy blog here.
I’m going to hunt out my wool box tomorrow as I’m sure I’ve got some green wool and going to get cracking on learning what all the required stitches are and will get started on the ‘making’ once I understand the whole process – I’m sure I’m going to make a ton of mistakes before I get anywhere, but hopefully I won’t give up. If you have any top crochet tips, then please share them with me as I am a total beginner!
If you’re a crochet guru – I’m sure you’ll have made a hundred pairs by the time I’ve made one – I’m a UK 7.5 – if you want to donate a pair – preferably in green wool!
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