Saturday, September 27, 2014

WINTER WHITE CROCHET LOAFERS

Basic loafer-shape for these warm and chunky winter slippers. The crochet-soles I made in last post, see below, are now attached to protect my new slippers! Link to the basic crochet pattern HERE

Fun and easy to make. Perfect gift for the holiday seasons!

This should keep me warm this winter!
Crocheted Aran-cabled knee-sock pattern HERE

Soft and warm on the feet!

My handmade and fabric-covered insoles inserted.
Note the labels; Very good gift-idea!

Close-up of the sts. Worked with esc;
Extended single crochet stitch!
Very easy and fast. Gives a great structure.

Here are my crochet-soles finally attached to the basic-slippers!
With the insoles too, the slippers are so soft, warm and sturdy to wear! 

Wool-white and grey in perfect harmony!




Here you can see the bottom of the soles.

The slippers above, are the adult version of these super-cute
loafers for babies and kids!
Link for the Baby-version HERE


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TAILORED CROCHET SOLES FOR SLIPPERS

I have developed a "lazy" method for crochet soles, which suits me just fine!
It started with the fact that I never seem to get crochet-soles on the round, into the right size.
The forth-and back-method is very flexible, as you don't have to think about gauge, hook, and number of stitches. I have made a tutorial for the method, with written instructions, as well as lots of step-by-step-pics.
Included in the pattern is also How to attach Crochet Soles to Slippers, How to turn home-shoes into Street-shoes and How to make handmade Insoles!
Find the tutorial HERE!

These soles are made of 3-double scrap-yarn. 
They will be attached to the slippers that I'm currently working on. 
Pattern-release in two days!
Next post; The new slippers with crochet soles!
Read the article I wrote about my two SOLE-SOLUTIONS
There is also the Cord-Sole, which I recommend for street-wear!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN SWEATER - IN CROCHET!

This crochet sweater is the adult version of the Fair Isle Cardigan for KIDS, inspired by the traditional, Norwegian stranded knitting-patterns. 
Being Norwegian, I’ve learned to appreciate them as part of my cultural inheritance. 
These sweaters were knitted in the wool’s natural shades. Fancy color combinations, like my red and white, have been used only the last 5 decennial or so. 


Yes I've made a matching hat for the cardigan!
Working on the pattern!
Not very traditional color-combination.
Any colors are great, but gray-shades and white,
or black/white was the the normal colors for these sweaters!
Then blue-shades/white became popular, now
I've seen them in  every combo you can think of!
The body is created as the traditional sweaters;
Straight like a tube, no shaping. 



Originally the sweaters are worked on the round,
and steeked for open front.
This one is worked forth and back, no steeking!
Note: Real pewter buttons!

Once you’ve got the hang of the pattern, the sweater 
works up real fast; In no-time, compared to a knitted 
sweater with stranded pattern!
Note that the pattern on the sweater is not stranded,
like for knitting (Worked with 2 strands on the same row)!
 

It’s a simple 2-row pattern-repeat. In addition to some sc-stripes.



I love this sweater! It IS possible to CROCHET a traditional sweater!