May 3, 2016

Perfectly Plum Crochet Loafers

I finally finished the second pair of slippers for my mom's Mother's Day present. Yesterday, my daughter and I went to the post office to mail them off. The post office has a machine where you can weigh your package, pay for postage, and print out the postage sticker. I think it's cool. And there's a really large mail box just for packages.  Before mailing the package, I stuffed the slippers with pretty tissue paper, and I wrapped the paper around the slippers. I reused an Amazon box, but I wrapped it in brown paper with pink flowers doodled on it. I think the box looked really pretty, but I tend to go overboard with the tape! Anyhoo, the slippers are finally done, and on their way across the country.

I used a pattern in my Hooked on Crochet: Slippers book to make this pair of crochet loafers... My husband said I need a ball winder. Maybe he'll get me on for Mother's Day.

I used two strands of yarn when I crocheted these slippers. 

I tried on the slippers when I was done. I thought my mother's shoe size was a couple sizes smaller than mine, but after chatting with her about shoes, I discovered that her shoe size is only a half size smaller than mine. The other slippers I made her also fit on my feet, so they should be fine as well.

side view

So here are both pairs of slippers. The Granny Square Booties are my favorites, but I also love the Plummy yarn I used for the loafers. I hope my mommy likes them. I also wanted to sew some mug rugs for my mom, but I think I'll wait and make her some patriotic mug rugs this summer. I bought a bundle of red, white, and blue fabrics a few months ago, and it needs to be put to use. I like making things for my mother. 

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