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Topic: Ridiculously easy mary-jane slippers! (with pattern)  (Read 269690 times)
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« on: September 06, 2004 04:13:58 PM »

How I made them:

I used chunky yarn and size 7 US needles.

-cast on 30 stitches
-knit for 7.5-8 inches in garter stitch -- eyeball it based on the length of your own foot, I wear a size 9-10 US
-k2tog for one row
-k2tog for another row
-cut off a remainder of yarn, and thread it through the stitches like a drawstring.
-fold your fabric in half and, using the remainder yarn, sew the edges together for about 3 inches.
-using the tail of your working yarn, sew up the vertical seam for the heel

To make the strap, I crocheted a double chain with a loop at one end. I sewed one end to the slipper, and sewed a button to the other side.

I was inspired by other mary-jane slipper talk on this board, and I'm dying to try more advanced models like the felted ones on this page or knitted-in-the-round ones. These are really basic and easy, which is good for beginners like me.

You could probably work these slippers in stockinette too, yeah?

Thanks for all the inspiration you provide, folks!

(ETA: Ooops. Um, it would help if I posted the correct image.)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2004 06:01:43 AM by paperandglue » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2004 04:34:33 PM »

So cool!  I've seen little MJ's for bebes, but now I can have a pair, too.  Yay!  Very lovely.  Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2004 05:08:41 PM »

Oh, cute!  They look easy. 

« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2004 06:15:46 PM »

these are sooo great!  I wish I knew how to knit ( i can only crochet ) Cry ~~ i'd be whipping these babies up in a flash!  anybody know of a pattern for crochet???

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2004 09:13:05 AM »

These are terrific! I think I'm going to add them to my Christmas knitting work. Everyone gets a scarf and matching maryjane slippers! Hurrah!  Thanks so much for including the pattern. For a newer knitter, you are very innovative and not scared of projects! You inspire me to do the same!
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2004 05:57:34 AM »

ooh sooo purdy, love the colour too  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2004 06:06:40 AM »

these are sooo great!  I wish I knew how to knit ( i can only crochet ) Cry ~~ i'd be whipping these babies up in a flash!  anybody know of a pattern for crochet???

You don't need to even convert the pattern to crochet them! Basically, you just crochet a rectangle of the appropriate  size, then decrease a couple rows and continue with the rest of the instructions!

And thank you, Miss Dottie. Slippers have turned out to be very simple and satisfying for a new knitter because they're so quick to make and not as finicky as mittens.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2004 09:49:45 AM »

very nice.  i love fast and easy rectangle projects.  they make knitting so much less intimidating to beginners.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2004 08:25:50 AM »

  Shocked I love these!!! im going to try making them w/ your measurments and then felt them til they fit me (size 5-6)...will post the results of my experiment! (friends with other size feet might end up with a surprise present but oh well!)

« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2004 04:55:43 AM »

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was looking for just such a pattern to make some cute slippers.
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