Sunday, April 10, 2016

CUSTOMIZED CROCHET SOLES - UPDATED!!

This is the method I use for crochet soles on all my one-piece slippers. Or socks.

The soles protect the slippers, make them warmer, sturdier, and extend their life-time.  

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/any-size-customized-crochet-soles

Hemp-twine, 2 mm thick.


To achieve strong and durable soles, the bottoms are crocheted with normal hemp-twine. Packing-twine found in any hardware-store, supermarket, office-supplier, craft-store, post office, or online:
Search for twine>craft>supply
Other strong natural fibers: Jute, bast, or flax (linen).
Yarn: Achieve great soles with normal yarn too.
Yarn-weight Light/3, or Medium/4, should do.





This method is based on a copy of your foot, (or someone else’s), or any available standard foot-sizes. 



GREAT NEWS FOR STANDARD FOOT-SIZES 

Small Medium Large and Extra Large: 

Included in the pattern is now instructions for 4 different sole-sizes!
Full stitch-diagram for each size, with actual-size foot- templates in the background.

NOTE: I have resently published a pattern for the
 4 standard-sizes only! Out-Soles for Slippers

YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: Work your soles according to the Any-size sole-method, or... 

choose one of the standard sizes with instructions.
HOW TO USE THE OUT-SOLES
  • This sole-method is mostly used for one-piece slippers.
  • Continue for slippers on the round on top of edging.
  • Use the crochet-soles as out- and/or insoles.
  • For heavier and sturdier out-soles, work two soles together into one sole!
  • Insert handmade insoles, apply treatment to the soles, and you have turned your slippers into shoes for street-wear!

For street-wear I mostly use the heavier Cord-Sole method 

But as you’ll see, also crochet soles can be worn on the street!


Any size Customized Crochet Soles: 

Go to my Ravelry-store Sophie and Me, to see all the details and photos!
The pattern: 16 pages written instructions, stitch diagrams, and step-by-step pics!
Tutorials included in this pattern:
  • HOW TO USE A FOOT-TEMPLATE FOR CUSTOMIZED SOLES
  • Instructions and stitch-diagrams for 4 sole-sizes
  • How to work the edging to join the slippers
  • How to join soles to slippers
  • How to make insoles
  • How to protect the crochet-soles
  • How to turn slippers into street-shoes
  • 4 different sole-sizes with instructions: 
Small = US 2 - 4 / EU 34-36
Medium = US 5 - 6 / EU 37-38
Large= US 7 - 8/ EU 39-40
Extra Large = 9-10 / EU 41-42
The S-Size can be worn by kids: 
Shoe size about US 1-4 - EU 32-36.
Terminology: 

US - American Crochet Terms.
Conversion charts for BE terms and hooks.



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Soles for the White Lace Slippers.
The Crochet Soles for the Crochet/Knit Slippers
Crochet Soles made in Raffia!
Raffia Slip-In Sandals
Soles are normally edged with the material
for the slippers.
Hemp-Soles with cotton edging.
Detail of the crochet-edge needed to join
slippers to soles.
Use any strong material for your soles!