Our first yarn bombs were imaginative mailbox feet that transformed the big blue boxes into elves, ducks, frogs, and monsters. They soon became our most popular work, with everyone requesting slipper versions of their own to wear at home. Indeed, why should mailboxes have all the fun? Now you can yarn bomb your feet with this new Monster Slippers crochet pattern, available for instant download where ever you like to buy patterns: Ravelry, Etsy, or Craftsy.
This beginner-intermediate crochet pattern includes instructions for slippers in the following shoe sizes: big kids 3-7, women 5-12, and men 6-11. You’ll hold bulky yarn double to hook up giant stitches lickety split–fast enough to make a pair for the whole family. An adult pair takes 4 skeins of the main color in Knit Picks’ machine-washable Brava Bulky, which comes in a wonderful color palette. Pictured are Rouge & Canary, Cornflower & Orange, and Peapod & Fairy Tale. Note that if you use a super bulky yarn like Lion Brand Wool Ease, you won’t need to hold it double and can use half the yardage. Remember to always check your gauge with a test swatch–especially with patterns like this where sizing is crucial!
You can see great projects and colors other crocheters have made over here on the pattern’s Ravelry page.
Skid around in your undies à la Risky Business, or take precautions with anti-skid bottoms. Pre-made suede or anti-skid soles are handy to sew on, but we used glow-in-the-dark puffing craft paint for even more fun. Evenly cover sole with pinhead-sized dots and let dry.
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We’re so looking forward to seeing your creations and crazy action shots on my Facebook Page or on the pattern’s Ravelry page. And remember to keep up with all the fun over on Instagram @knitsforlife.
Lorna & Jill