These Crochet Ballet Slippers work up fairly quickly and I love the look and feel of them. They are sturdy, comfortable, and pretty!
The Textured Crochet Ballet Slippers were designed by Sony321 (Crochetville). They are a size 8-8½. I am assuming that that is US shoe size as following the pattern gave me a UK size 6. Instructions have also been provided for making bigger slippers.
I used Turquoise Wash’n’Wear Double Crepe from Sirdar (available Internationally from Wool Warehouse), and the slippers are so easy to care for. I just chuck them into the washing machine (often) and they are good to go.
Both the photos above feature Sophie’s Universe (yes, *gasp*, I am standing on Sophie!) and were taken quite recently (2015). In other words, long after I originally posted this post. Just goes to show. After almost 5 years, I am still wearing (and loving) these slippers. My most memorable memory involving these slippers is the 2 days I spent in hospital with Jaco when he was admitted with bronchiolitis at barely 6 months old. I am pleased to say that he has now grown out of the cold-induced-breathing-problems that resulted from the bronchiolitis! I LOVE gathering and attaching memories to my projects. It makes every stitch more special. And speaking of special stitches…
These Crochet Ballet Slippers utilize 2 special stitches: reverse single crochet and front-post double crochet. Sony has included links to video tutorials, though, so even if you don’t know how to make these stitches, you soon will!
You can find the Free Pattern for the Crochet Ballet Slippers HERE.