Saturday, July 05, 2008

Crossover Strap Mary Janes

I have blisters on my fingers from crocheting hemp cord. Ouch!! But I really wanted to make these cute shoes. The designer's are really cute, but I don't like the way mine came out. I wish that I could figure out how to close the weave on the shoe a little. These didn't take that long, but I have to take a break to let my fingers heal. Maybe I'll try using Jute to do the sole next time, it supposed to be easier to work with.

Click the image to be taken to the location of the pattern. The designer is currently on maternity leave but keep checking back.

I used Sugar and Cream cotton yarn from Walmart. Turn around 180 degrees and look down to find the 3mm hemp cord over there by the jewelery making stuff.

I felt like I was doing some intricate trapeze work when working in the round for this odd oval shape whose sole was resistant against my pull. The pattern is very clear and even color coded for you. Making a shoe can be tricky but this designer's method of pattern writing makes things easier. It all worked out when I put them on but I just wish that I could have done a better job on my shoe, and I can't jump right back on the horse because my fingers hurt. That's what I get for not working on Nessa's squares all weekend.

I gotta get my priorities straight.

Here is my right shoe...

6 comments:

Sheila said...

They are soooooo cute, I must add that pattern to my crochet list.

Pajnstl said...

oooh!! i want a pair.. in cobalt blue! You know I have a birthday coming up :p lol

NikkiJ said...

I gotta perfect my technique first, Patrice. I don't like how mine turned out. I'll make sure to make you some as soon as I get it right. :)

The Frizzy Hooker said...

I love these. I usually abhor crocheted slippers but these look great.

Kamika said...

I'll have to try this! Too cute!

Zuleika said...

Those are cute! I've never tried crocheting with hemp cord. Not sure if I want to after hearing of your pain, but I do want to make these slippers! :-)