I try to make my little one something handmade often but as is life, sometimes what you intend to do can get lost amongst the things you have to do. I decided to take a break from all of those “have to’s” in order to make my Oliver one of the many things on my list of stuff to make for him. I had previously pinned a crochet pattern for the sweetest crochet moccasins on my Pinterst Crochet Board, I am guessing before I even had a little one, with the good intentions of making a pair. I am happy to announce that alas I have hooked up a pair.
(My little model hehe)
Projects such as these don’t take long in terms of time but there is the tedious task of stitching them together. Confession, I generally don’t like making an item that is a pair. I find it hard to make two the same, I have no idea why. I follow the same pattern, the exact same way, but in the end I always end up obsessing over the subtle differences between the two. I am sure no one else can see it but I can and it drives me crazy!!
Either way, this crochet pattern was really easy to follow and is a great starter for beginners. Maybe you are in need of a mommy project yourself or maybe you have a little in your life who could use these cozy moccasins to keep their toes toasty and stylish? Whatever the reasons, this is a great project.
I love the fringe along the back of the slipper, lots of fun to make and really gives it that moccasin feel. There are only a few stitches used in this pattern so don’t let the fringe scare you, once you get down the main stitches they will come easily. The pattern itself is very detailed and has lots of great pictures to guide you along the way.
I recommend using stitch markers to hold everything in place when it comes time to sewing the pieces together. It saves a lot of re-doing if you aren’t sewing things evenly, I may have learned this the hard way a few times myself. No matter how small the project, just pin it!
Okay, another confession. I might have waited a little too long to crochet these slippers as my son is in size 5 and the biggest this pattern makes is a 3-4. There is some give in them but I wanted to make sure they would fit him in the end, so I changed a few things in case you find yourself in the same predicament.
The first thing I did was use a larger hook size then what was called for in the pattern, this was again to ensure the slippers would fit a bit larger. I used a 4mm size hook. The next thing I changed was the bottom of the shoe, I added a few extra rows in order to get the size I needed. I believe the pattern for the bottom of the shoe finishes at row 18 but I added a couple extra rows and ended at 20 which got me to the size I needed. Now that I have got you all excited to make your own you can find the pattern here
I think they turned out so beautifully and they are so Oliver. I put them on him and couldn’t get them off, he just wanted to run around in his new moccasins. My heart is happy every time I stop and take the time to make him all the things. Every handmade gift comes from the heart, and he has mine 🙂
Happy crafting friends!