So this week was all about my boys
It was their turn to get a pair of slippers
I started modifying the pattern....winging it! basically
The above pair, I used a 4mm hook, and kept increasing the foot in pattern....then back and forth....it worked...but it was slow with all that half double crochet...so for the rest of the foot I used double crochet......these are okay-ish...a bit baggy...but he's happy
By the time I got to the second pair, I thought I'd double the yarn and use a huge hook - 9mm!
These were fast!! Like in a evening fast!.....but as you can see a bit on the holey side....like...'big toes starting to poke through' side!
But hey, I liked how quick these were to make....so I kept going, and a third and final pair were made - 2 hours!
This time I modified and played around with the look, since the lady who made the pattern contacted me and showed me this more masculine pair for the boys......I'm sure though there is a way I could have done it better.....but it works....even if it is a bit holey.
But the best part of owning a pair of these...
is making a running jump and
slipping and sliding around the kitchen floor
Which is a sight in it's own right! Considering the size of my kitchen and the three boys trying all to slide at once!
So I guess regardless of the bagginess and holeyness, these were a success....and last night the boys wore them to bed....so they also make great bed socks too!
And since it's all about the boys,
here are some neat patterns with them in mind
First this cute little cardigan
And then this one, which apparently is a great stepping stone from crocheted scarves and squares
Then there is the must have skater boy beanie
Oh and this plushie would just make my eldest boys day!
And this is a bit random, but when I typed in a search for boys and crochet, this awesome fire blanket came up....so I just had to share!