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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!

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Are you searching for simple moccasins pattern?

Then this is the perfect post for you!

I crocheted this for my nephew who entered this world on Saturday night. AlhamduLillah!!

It was one of the simplest patterns I have come across. I have only recently started crocheting baby shoes and booties and most patterns are quite complex. The best part about this the way everything is explained with pictures. I don’t know about you guys; but, I don’t understand patterns with diagrams. This pattern is written in such a simple manner. Simple terminologies are used. If you have gained enough knowledge about crochet, let’s say, all the main stitches. And, you have made a couple of projects like bags and hats then you are very good to go. In fact, even beginners can take a risk. I used to do that a lot ;).  Oh and it’s completely free on craftsy.com. So go download this pattern and crochet adorable booties! All the best!

Hope this post benefits you.

Portable Baby Closet-The Perfect Present.

So a new member is going to enter your family, In sha Allah (If God wills), and you bought a tonne of items.

On top of that, you received a number of gifts from relatives and friends.

And now you are wondering where to store it all.

The person I gifted this to was facing this dilemma and I thought to myself, “What item on this planet can make her life easier?” After a little brainstorming, my mother asked me to buy this closet.

It’s 53 inches wide and 66 inches tall and, doesn’t take much space. As you can see, the closet has racks to hang suits in and, is also spacious enough for folded clothes, blankets, bags and other items.

It’s a portable closet. The body is built with rods and a plastic cover is shrouded over it. The racks are separated via sheets made of jute. All in all, it’s a light closet that you can easily move around.

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However, it did not come this way. I had to build it myself. The building process is slightly technical and does require strength. Therefore, construct it with a partner. I did this alone and kept making mistakes. That made the process long and tiresome.

I then enveloped it with the plastic cover.15943201_10210088610949120_1764702584_oFinal Result. 15943381_10210088610229102_691946094_o This is how you can “close” the closet.

The final look after it’s all set. Do buy those storage boxes. You can add socks, napkins and other small items. Moreover, it gives a very tidy look. img-20170108-wa0049img-20170108-wa0044img-20170108-wa0046img-20170108-wa0050img-20170108-wa0035img-20170108-wa0036img-20170108-wa0047img-20170108-wa0048

Do keep in mind, this closet is specifically for light materials. It’s available at some high end branded shops. However, you can also avail this at Gul Plaza, Karachi for about 3000 RS. I hope this post benefits you. Thank you for reading.

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