After a long long time I felt content with my work. Almost all my experiments failed the whole of last week; therefore, this pair is truly a treat.

I just can’t crochet flip flops and sandals. I need a lot of practice to master the craft of making both the pair absolutely similar. So, it wasn’t difficult for me to decide what I have to do with the red and grey crochet threads that I have. I am personally a red and pink fan. Yes, I am that girly. Well, at least in terms of colors. Therefore, I saved these two colors to make something super cute. FInally, when I sat down to snap photos, I just did not want to stop. Yup, it is okay to fall in love with your work once in awhile. No, it will not count as you being haughty.

I should finally stop blabbering and move into the main deal.

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I hope you like them as much as I do! ❤

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I hope Ramadan is treating you well.

In this extreme heat, fasts can be a little tough. However, the reward is also bigger.

Because of the weather, I was planning to buy very light materials to crochet summer friendly shoes for babies. Not that it is going to prevent them from taking their shoes off. But well. One can only try one’s best. If you have babies in your family, you will know what I am talking about.

Recently a customer specifically asked me to make some very light slippers for her niece. So I finally ordered cotton crochet threads, If you are following me on facebook, you must have seen those pretty colors. In the beginning, I thought crocheting with thread will be quite easy. All I would need is just using three strands instead of two. I assumed, it won’t be much different from the double knit yarn I used in the past. But, I was wrong. Making shoes with thread is a little tricky and took me more time.

I made these slippers using anchor ball thread. Anchor ball thread is quite shiny and has a slippery texture. Furthermore, I used a 3.5 mm hook because that is what I used previously when writing the pattern. But let me tell you, my project turned out to be wobblier than the project I made using DK yarn. When I was attaching the top to the upper, it kept slipping from my hand. Furthermore, I used a bigger hook so the stitches aren’t that close and does not look that neat. Nonetheless, I was able to make these slippers.

The one very important thing I learned is use a smaller hook. Shoes must be sturdy; so the stitches should be tight.  However, if you can’t use a smaller hook, crochet very patiently and try to keep your tension tight and constant.  Moreover, when sewing the parts of the shoes, use as many pins as you require. I used very less pins to secure the top in place and went straight in. The material is slippery and slight movements can change the positions of your parts. Take your time while sewing. Also, take your time while doing the whole project. Be patient. I have noticed untidy stitches are more obvious when you use thread. So work slowly buy work as neatly as possible. Last but not least, handle the final project with care. I just feel it ends up being quite tender.

However, the material is indeed quite good. So I would recommend all of you to crochet with cotton thread. I myself enjoy the feel of these slippers. Moreover, that shine makes it look quite fancy. You could easily pair it up with your baby’s fancy dresses for a special day. Or maybe,  you can make the perfect matching slipper for eid.

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Okay.

I have been ignoring this blog for faar too long.

But now I am back.

My exams ended a week ago; Thankfully. Just after four days we entered Ramadan, Alhamdulillah. Now that I got some free time, I crocheted some sandals.

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It took me a long time to come up with this pattern. I always wanted to crochet some cute baby sandals suitable for eid. I did crochet two pairs for my nephew but, I think they are not good enough. After several trials (and tears), I settled for this pattern. I just think it looks quite adorable. I also crocheted one in yellow.

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Initially, I was making them for the purpose of selling. However, it’s extremely hot in Karachi. These sandals are made of double knit yarn which is quite warm. I might be able to sell them when I use a summer friendly material to make these.

My second thought was that I should write a pattern for these sandals. However, I am not sure if people will want a pattern for this. That is where you all come in. Would you like a pattern for this? Please answer in the comments below! I might write a pattern without asking but, there is no point if it is not useful to anyone.

Anyway, In sha Allah, there is a lot more to come from this blog. I will make sure I don’t skip days when I am suppose to post. At least, during vacations. Till then take care!

I didn’t realize, with the coming of a baby will come so many ideas.

Not that these slippers are any thing new. But, in my crochet journey, they are a  novelty.

When I first put my foot down and decided to design my own patterns, my first goal was to make it easy. I personally, had tonnes of trouble reading some patterns because of which I used to simply give up on the project. But well, that was a good thing because it motivated me just to go my own way and create my own patterns.

Therefore friends, I bring you a very easy, beginner friendly pattern for these cute baby slippers.

They are soft, cozy and stylish. Your little munchkin will rock it. In sha Allah!

I made one in blue. I also decided to make another pair with contrasting colors.

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Materials:

3.5mm hook. Double Knit yarn (13 WPI)

Size: 4.2 inch sole. 6-9 months.

Gauge:

15 hdc=4inches

12.5 rows=4inches

Abbreviations:
Hdc: half double crochet
Hdc2tog: half double crochet two together.SC: single crochet.
Sc2tog: single crochet two together
Ch:chain.
Sl st: slip stitch.

Body.
Sole+Upper.

Sole:

Row1: Ch13. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 10 ch. 6 Hdc in last ch. Hdc in next 10 ch.  5 Hdc last ch.

Row2: ch1. 2 hdc in each fo the next 2 sts. Hdc in next 8 sts. 2hdc each of the next 6 sts. Hdc in next 12 sts. 2hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Sl st Into 1st hdc. (41sts excluding sl st)

Row3: Ch1. Hdc into same stitch as ch1. Hdc in all sts all around. Sl st into first hdc.

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Upper:
Row 4: Ch1. Hdc in back loops only.

Row 5: ch1. Hdc next stitch. One Hdc2tog. Hdc in next 10 sts. One Hdc2tog. Hdc in next 6 sts. One Hdc2tog. Hdc in next 10 sts. One Hdc2tog. Hdc in next 3 sts. Sl st 1st hdc.

Fasten of.

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Top

*Leave a 13-14 inch long tail while making the knot.

Row 1: Ch 16. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Sc in all chs. Turn. (15 sts)

Row 2: ch1 sc in all sts across the row. Turn.
Row 3: repeat row 2. Turn.
Row 4: repeat row 2. Turn.
Row 5: repeat row 2. Turn.
Row 6: repeat row 2. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 11. Sc2tog. Turn
Row 8: ch1 sc2tog. Sc 9. Sc2tog. Turn
Row 9: ch1  Sc2tog. Sc7. Sc2tog. Turn
Row 10: ch 1 Sc2tog. Sc5. Sc2tog. Turn
Row 11: ch1  SC in all sts.

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It should look something like this.

Placing together.

Turn the body inside out. The right side facing towards you. The front part of the top should be attached to the front of the body. The side, to the sides of the body. Put the top over the body and pin it down. Sew the it to the upper using the long tail.


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There you go!

So simple.

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Remember this photo?

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If you are in touch with me on Facebook, you would know, I posted this photo last week and asked you all to guess what it is. One replied, it is a muffler. Well, it does look like one. However, it is something a lot better. At least in my opinion. Because, you don’t need a muffler in the hot and humid city that I live in. But, you certainly need a WALLET regardless of the weather conditions.

I gifted this wallet to my male cousin. After completing it, I showed it to my aunt to get it approved (she is a senior crocheter so I take her suggestions) and, the first thing she says is, “It looks like it is for a girl.”

I agree. 100%.

But I still managed to convince myself that it is for both the genders. You know. Neutral.

Anyway! Whether you make it for a man or a woman, it is certainly a pretty present to give to someone. It’s easy to crochet, the method is straightforward and will *hopefully* be very useful.

Before we begin, let me tell you, I did not have a plan while crocheting it; I just thought I would get lucky. That is why the pattern is not up to the mark.


What I used:

3 mm Crochet Hook. Beige color yarn- Brand, Super Robin Double Knit. Light yellow color yarn- Brand, Lana Para. Both are 100% acrylic.

The size:

Length=15cm. Breadth=I forgot to measure it. And now I gifted it. Sorry.

Abbreviations:

Sc=Single Crochet.

Dc=Double Crochet


What I did.

First crochet the two beige rectangles. 

For the wider rectangle, ch 17 and dc in all sts to form the foundation ch. Then dc in all the rows until the length was 15cm. That would probably make 15-16 rows.

For the other rectangle, ch 15 and dc in all sts to form the foundation ch. Repeat the same steps as the first rectangle.

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In the second rectangle I dc on one side to increase the height and give a finished look. The other sides will be joined together.

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It will look ugly now.

Second, join the two rectangles. 

Simply put both the rectangles edge to edge. Take the other color and single crochet the edging together. Sc all around the wallet. You should get an edging like the one you see in the second photo.

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Third. Make a rectangle with the other color. 

Using the other color, crochet another 15cm long rectangle the same way. Then, join it with the rest of the wallet the same way explained in step 2. Well you are halfway done.

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Fourth, make the strap.

Ch 20. Dc in 2nd ch. Dc in all next chs leaving the last. 6dc in the last ch.

Opp side: Dc in all next chs including the last ch. Then Ch 5. sl st into 1st dc to join.

Take the other color, and hdc all around the strap.

Then sew it at the top of the first rectangle. Not into it. only at the top.

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Fifth, sew the button.

Sew the button in the same manner and you are done.

It is lengthy ; but, it is easy. And, beginner friendly. You are free to ask me anything you did not understand.

Stay in touch with me on Instagram and Facebook  to stay up to date with my crochet adventures. I kind of show the “behind the scenes”.

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I am at that point in the semester when I finally realize that I have to put some effort to avoid failing my subjects.

Okay, not exactly fail; but, at least maintain my GP.

I spent the first 1.5 months of the semester just crocheting. I invested whatever time I got after school to plan new projects, design new patterns and think about better ways to Photograph them. However, I did not score well in few of my courses and, I realized, I have to get my act together. Thus, you see me posting only once a week instead of the three times I usually did. 

And that is the very reason, this post got delayed.

But worry not, I am finally writing it; it is not anything massive; but well, it is something I want to share.

I use crocheting to escape from all the stress university gives me. Crochet is a stress reliever; and this blog is my happy place. Therefore, I was overjoyed when my order finally arrived on 11th March.
There is a very unique kind of joy one feels when they receive their favorite craft supplies. Moreover, I love the smell fresh supplies. For me, only staring at colorful, brand new yarns can be a therapy. 

Okay, slight exaggeration. But you know what I mean.

I bought seven yarns and a set of crochet hook. All  yarns are double knit. Simply, because double knit is my favorite type of yarn at the moment. And, it’s​ the best for baby shoes. It is strong and soft at the same time. Five of the yarns are from the brand Super Robin. The other two are from Bally. The only reason I brought another brand is because they had the two colors I wanted. Well, there is no harm in trying​ something new. 

Then, I bought a set of 14 hooks. I did feel it would be a waste of money. But, I really wanted everything in one delivery cost. Basically, I don’t use the hooks sized below 3mm. And, I really don’t know where I will use the 10mm hook. But, we never know, these might come handy.

So, AlhamduLillah. This is pretty much it. I purposely ordered some dull colored yarn to contrast it with the brighter colors. Let’s see how that goes. Till then, stay up to date with my crochet adventures on Facebook and Instagram

Adorable Baby Shoes- Free Crochet Pattern.

This day has arrived.

The day I am publishing my very own original crochet pattern. AlhamduLillah!

I crocheted this pair for my nephew who I adore very much. I am very proud to say that I am going to gift him something original. Something specifically designed for him. In sha Allah.

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Well, let’s just dive into it.


What I used:

3 mm Crochet Hook. Beige color yarn- Brand, Robin Double Knit. Pink color yarn- Brand, Lana Para. Both are 100% acrylic.

The size:

3.5 inch sole.

Abbreviations:

Sc=Single Crochet.

Hdc=Half double crochet

Dc=Double Crochet

Dc2tog= double crochet two together.

Sts= stitches

Sl st=Slip Stitch


Sole+Upper

Row 1: Ch 13. 2dc in the second chain from the hook. Dc in the next five chains. Hdc in the next 3 chains. Sc in the next 2 chains. 6hdc in the last chain.

Opposite side of the chain: Sc in the next 2 chain. Hdc in the next 3 chains. Dc in the next 5 chains. 4 dc in the last chain. Slip stitch into the 1st double crochet.

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Row 2: 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Dc in the next 8 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches. Dc in the next 11 stitches. 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Slip stitch in the 1st double crochet to join. (42 sts)

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Row 3: Ch 1. Dc in the same stitch as ch1. Dc all around in all stitches . Slip stitch into the 1st double crochet to join.

Row 4: Ch 1. Dc in the same stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. One dc2tog. Dc in next 10 stiches. One dc2tog. Dc in next 6 stitches. One dc2tog. Dc in next 10 stitches. One dc2tog. Dc in next 6 stitches. Sl st in the 1st dc to join.

Row 5: Ch1. Hdc into the same st.  Hdc in all the sts all around. Sl st to join. Fasten off.

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Tongue

Row 1: Ch10. Hdc from the second ch from the hook. Hdc in all the following chains. Turn.

Row 2: Ch1. Hdc in all sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch1. Hdc in all sts. Turn.

Row 4: Ch1. Skip first st. (along with the Ch1). Hdc in all next sts. Turn.

Row 5: Ch1. Skip first st. (along with the Ch1). hdc in all next sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch1. Skip first st.(along with the Ch1). hdc in all next sts. Don’t fasten off.

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At this point, hdc all around the edges of the tongue until you reach the point where you started. Slip stitch into the 1st hdc. Fasten off.17199036_10210646888865719_55731591_n17229942_10210646894425858_482520362_o


Assembling+Joining

Now turn your work inside out so that the right side of the upper is facing towards you. Align your tongue (again the right side facing toward you) with the front of the upper. Count the front 12 stitches of the tongue. Count the front 12 stitches of the upper. Align the 12 stitches of both the parts. Insert your hook in the first stitches of both the tongue and the upper. Put your pink yarn over the hook and pull through both the stitches. Then ch1 to secure the stitch.

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Insert your hook in the second stitches the same way. Pull the yarn through both stitches and single crochet normally.

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Do this throughout one side of the tongue. When the tongue ends, sc normally throughout the heel of the shoes where there is only one stitch. Then when you reach the tongue again, sc through both the stitches of the tongue and the upper. Sl st into the 1st sc. Fasten off.

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Now weave in all your yarn.


Strap

Leave a long tail while making the loop. Ch11. Dc in the second ch from the hook. Dc in the next 8 sts. 6 dc in the last st.

Opposite side: Dc in all sts. Ch 5. Sl st into the first dc. Fasten off.

Insert the long tail into a yarn needle and sew it to the pink border you single crocheted along the tongue. Weave in the yarn and fasten off. Please be careful with the sides. It will be sewn on a different side on each shoe. 

Now sew a button of your choice and…… there you go! You are done! I hope this pattern benefited you.

I know how difficult it can be to follow a written pattern. So, don’t worry! You are free to ask me anything in the comments below. I will try to explain again all that you found confusing in sha Allah!

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© This pattern was officially published on mycreativehutt.wordpress.com and therefore is the property of My Creative Hut. You are not allowed to copy and sell it under your own name or take credit for this pattern in any form. Nor are you allowed to sell the project made using this pattern. You can only use it for non commercial purposes.

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