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Uggles Boot Slippers - Comfy Hugs for Your Feet

These slippers were for me.  I love my slippers and wear them a lot.  They were at the top of my list of things I wanted to crochet but couldn't find any that I liked.  I looked up some YouTube videos about different ways to crochet slippers but I found it easier to practice with the ‘Beastie Feet’ slipper pattern in “Crochet at Play” by Kat Goldin.  I got this book from www.thebookpeople.co.uk and I say “got” because I didn’t buy it.  I had points built up, which enabled me to get the book for FREE (There’s that word again - LOVE IT!).  The book is filled with very unique crochet patterns for clothes, toys and blankets for children.  It is fun and creative.  Obviously, I have bigger feet than a child, so I practiced until I was confident enough to adjust the pattern to fit me.  I decided to put a piece of foam between the two sole parts for each foot to make them more squishy and comfortable.  I made the top of the foot, the heel and the leg part separately, then sewed them together and onto the soles.  I definitely loved these slippers that my feet called home!


The slippers fit a size 5.


I mostly worked in UK Half Treble Crochet/htr [US Half Double Crochet/hdc].  This was in a combination of standard htr [hdc] and working through the Back Loop Only (BLO) and Front Loop Only (FLO).  Alternating the two gave a nice texture and pattern.  They are, by far, one of my favourite finished projects.  They were soft and comfy and I wore them up until November 2015, where they were so ripped I just couldn't keep them on my feet anymore.  I said a fond farewell to them and threw them in the bin.  I was a little sad, because I really did love them, but I had saved up some money and was able to purchase the green Christmas Tree slippers from Tesco.  They helped me get over my loss but I am planning to make a new pair when I can squeeze it in.


For yarn, crochet hook and abbreviation conversions click - “Crochet Conversion Charts”.


Yarn

Robin Double Knit/DK (shade - Spearmint 057 - one of my favourite colours), with a Chunky yarn from Poundland for the soles.

2 x 100g (3.5oz/328yds/300m) balls.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 3.25mm/UK 10 [US D/3] - 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was two different sizes to suit each yarn, a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] and a 10mm/UK 000 [US N/15].


I would give the Robin yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was easy to work;

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it wasn’t brilliantly soft but does get softer and floppy after washing.  It would make great cardigan’s, jumpers and accessories;

- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £1.79 per 100g ball;

- Would I use this yarn again? YES.



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