When I came across a free crochet pattern for “Simple Child Slippers” at The Yarn Box, I knew instantly I would be making a few pairs of shoes for my nieces. HodgePodge Crochet did an excellent job writing this pattern. I found it to be very easy to follow and they are actually the first shoes I have ever enjoyed making. You will be seeing more of these made by me. My daughter Ella is already begging me for a pair and I have another niece who loves to dance!
When making these ballet sippers I used Lion Brand Tweed Stripes and also used smaller hooks than called for. The slippers with purple measure just over 7 inches long and were made with a 4.25 mm crochet hook. The pink ribbon ballet slippers were crocheted with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and measure 6.25 inches long.
Before finishing off the yarn on the shoes I chained 5 and slip stitches 2 stitches over to create a loop on the top of the heal. Wove in my ends and then added ribbon by weaving it around from heal, around the front, and back to the heal. I then took a small piece of ribbon, tied it into a bow and hot glued it onto the center of the ribbon on the front of the shoes.
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