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« on: December 05, 2013 03:59:13 PM »

I made a pair of Bonita Patterns' crocodile stitch baby booties for my little niece, and ever since then, her grandma has been making comments about how she would wear a pair in grownup size.  So... christmas present, obviously!

This was a little weird, because I'm left handed and the pattern is written from the right handed perspective, which usually doesn't matter, but does get confusing when you're working in the round with FPDC and BPDC.  Fortunately, I was able to work it out by looking at the pictures.

They're kind of awesome and kind of ridiculous, so I hope she loves them.



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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013 04:42:36 PM »

I do agree. They look crazy, but I like them! Very colorful. And a really neat stitch pattern.
My granny crocheted left handed most times, but she could do both. But lefty is how she taught me, as we could mirror one another. Me on the right hand, her on the left. And we matched stitches as we stitched along.
Back in the old school days, they forced lefties to switch...so she learned to be ambidextrious. But lefty was her main thing. My daughter is a lefty, too. Very interesting to accomodate the house for that.  Grin
I hope granny loves her slippers. They are very cute. And look nice and warm for her.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013 04:52:02 PM »

Super cute! They look like rad elf slippers Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013 08:07:16 PM »

Totally rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013 09:49:11 PM »

I made a pair of those for my son (the tiny baby size!) and It was confusing looking at the pattern, even for my right-handed self!! I had to look elsewhere on the internet a tuto to learn it.

They came out great!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013 07:07:43 AM »

Fun! I really like the colors you used.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013 07:21:06 AM »

Very cute, I'd wear them too.  I love the buttons, they add a little extra pizazz to them slippers.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013 10:56:30 AM »

Those are awesome!  They look so warm and comfy.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013 07:51:42 AM »

There are a lot of adults who would love these booties.  They are absolutely great!
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013 11:15:49 AM »

They look great! I'm curious how you sized them up, as I would love to make myself a pair, but I'm not sure how to size it properly. I love the color choices, and I'm sure they'll be a hit.

As a righty who has to stop and check her stitches every time she fp or bp stitches, I'm impressed you can do it basically backwards.
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