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Topic: Sweater boot DISASTER to crochet snugness!! (pic and disaster heavy!)  (Read 1153 times)
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« on: January 29, 2011 02:44:58 PM »

I hope this is in the right place, feel free to move to the right thread if I've got it wrong - I was going on end result, not the initial project  Roll Eyes

Well, I started to make a pair of sweater boots - I was so very good, I printed the tutorial, laid all my materials out in an orderly manner, made a nice cup of coffee and set Kirsty Allsopp up on 4od, was all set to go, and it all went out of the window...

1) Got carried away and ignored instructions
2) Jumper sleeves were too tight for my legs
3) Glued the jumper to the sole, to my finger, to my thumb, to the jumper I was wearing (it was a sight to behold!!)

And lo, the fruits of my labours...

They looked just like the pictures in the tute... Huh  Roll Eyes

So, in true Lozzie style, I went and had a fag, and a bit of a sulk, then I came back at them craftster style! I advanced with my trusty crochet hook and a couple of balls of pink wool, and here is the end result!!

Much more impressed now, and they are sooooooooo squishy and comfy!

Top view (with obligatory ass shot of fat lad - he likes them too!)

Side view - really hard to take pics of your own feet!

Close up of crocheted roses

I used my sewing machine to sew round the raw edges of the jumper, and then trimmed it right down, and crocheted into the knitted stitches round by the sole, using hdc's all the way round. I then built it up slowly, shaping the toes with a bit of decreasing, and then built up the leg bit, finishing it off with a puff stitch on the turn over bit at the top.

I made a big and a little rose for each one, and sewed them on.

They look a bit odd, but they're only slippers, so no 'outsiders' will ever see them.

All c's and c's welcome, but be kind - they nearly pushed me over the edge!!  Grin

Thanx for looking!!
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011 03:33:51 PM by lozzieozzie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011 04:39:38 PM »

Hey there crazy cat lady, those are nice looking slipper/boots/what ever you choose to call them.  NICE.  did your cat play in the yarn/sweater stuff while you worked?  I have a dog who thinks he is a cat or something but plays in the yarn all the time, it's like "crack" to him, he can't leave it alone Roll Eyes.  Sometimes we just get that added bit of "help" from our four legged family.  I ott to know my family calls me a crazy dog lady  Shocked LOL 
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 09:19:18 AM »

I think they came out great. So the sweater is still in them like a liner and the crochet is just the outer layer? Man I bet they're so warm.

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011 06:27:38 AM »

I guess I'm crazy because it looks to me like you have 3 different projects going on. Although the pink one and the red one turned out the same.

Were you using an old sweater in the blue?

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