I showed photos not too long ago, of some crocheted slippers I made, following patterns in the fun book by Ira Rott: “Crochet Animal Slippers”.
To refresh your memory, if you missed them, I made two pairs of llamas (size children S for Miss Viking and size Adult S for Lindashee).
Then I made a pair of unicorns (children size M) for my little neighbour, Mona.
On a roll, I offered to make some slippers for Mona’s 13-year old sister, and their Mum. I let them flick through the book to choose, measured feet, and off I went, having lots of crochet fun. 13-year old Cléo asked for a pair of “brave Moose” slippers and wanted them exactly as in the book photo, with the ribbed cuff around the ankle, more “boot” style.
So . . . one pair of Moose. Probably one of the trickiest patterns in the book with those antlers but I’ve had several years experience of crocheting amigurumi and wasn’t to be put off by “tricky”. These crocheted in adult size S.
I had to order in some yarn for these though since my stash of aran didn’t stretch to browns, or beige. I opted for DMC Magnum (which is only sold in massive 400g balls but I’m sure it’ll come in useful for more slippers). And because Mona & Cléos Mum wanted to participate financially, I asked her to order in a job-lot of black buttons in the appropriate sizes because, while I have plenty of buttons, I don’t have many in black.
The girls’ Mum asked for cow slippers, much to my surprise. So cows it was for her. In adult size M.
Crocheting the actual slippers is quite easy once you know what you’re doing, and instructions are very clear. It’s the sewing on of facial details that is more fiddly and can make all the difference. I had a bit of trouble sewing on the cow noses and am not 100% happy with the result, but there comes a point (after unpicking several times) when finished is better than perfect.