This post appeared last December just before Christmas and I am running it again because these knitted slippers are so darn cute and so quick to make, you will have them done in a day. I am sure there is someone on your list that would really get a kick out of a pair of these…or maybe just for yourself.
Not just any slippers either…..but slippers in the likeness of Santa, complete with red nose (from being out in the cold) and white pompom on his hat. These are just about the cutest things I have seen. Very festive and sure to stand out in a crowd.
I was asked by a relative last year to make her a pair of these slippers for her to wear Christmas Day. She found the pattern on-line (via Pinterest, which originally came from the Ravelry site) and forwarded it on to me.
They looked soooo darn cute, but I had one big issue with them. It was a crocheted pattern and I don’t crochet, other than a simple chain stitch.
So what to do?
I put on my Engineering Hat and sat down and re-wrote the pattern, adapting from the crocheted pattern to a knitted one. Easy as 1-2-3.
Here is how they turned out….
All told, took me about 4 hours to make the pair using Bernat’s Softee Chunky yarn and large needles (6.5mm). A mindless pattern really, very easy to do, even for a beginner. Click here for the pattern.
These are bound to make just about anyone smile – even ol’ Scrooge himself.
So what are you waiting for? You still have time left to make a pair of these fun and funky slippers.
so very very cute and you are very talented… will save both coz I could do either thanks 😉
Oh smitty – you will love them! 😉