These Abominable Baby Slippers are for my cousin Lindsay’s little boy who just turned one year old. I went ahead and made the 18-24 month size so he’ll hopefully get some use out of them.
I’m pretty sure that the loops stitches are too long. The slippers look sort of mop-like. The first time I made the body of the slipper the loops were way too short. I guess I got a little overzealous the second time around. I think the loops will shorten slightly with wear, though. The crochet loop stitch does not secure the actual loops very well.
The inside of the slipper is reinforced with another matching layer of crochet to prevent the loops from shortening. Although this made the actual crocheting and assembly more time consuming, I really like how shoe-like the slippers feel. If I had enough gray, I would probably have made a double-crocheted sole too.
This pattern was so well thought out. The claws, pattern stitch, crochet reinforcements and a BLO folded cuff all come together easily, making a structually sound little slipper.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Quatchi, a young Sasquatch, is one of the three official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic mascots.