What a perfect winter kit Annie’s mailed for my twenty-fourth project; the Pretty Pansies Slippers. When I think of the winter days it makes me think of me sitting in my favorite chair crocheting an afghan with hot tea and some crochet slippers to keep me warm.
The Pretty Pansies Slippers kit came with one skein of (3) light worsted weight variegated yarn with the colors of purple, green and yellow and six 3/4 inch pansy shape buttons. The kit also came with two sets of instructions, one for knitting and one for crocheting both at the intermediate level. All I needed to complete the slippers was a G crochet hook, a tapestry needle, stitch markers and some matching thread to complete the project.
This was a project that was crocheted quickly in one afternoon making it a perfect project for a break from the larger ones that I have going on right now. The pattern only requires a working knowledge of the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch) and single crochet (The Single Crochet) and is worked in rounds.
The yarn once again came in an unmarked label and is made of 70% Wool and 30% Nylon. Keep this in mind when washing them, for the wool yarn makes them hand washable only and then you will need to lay them flat to dry. Remember not to use bleach or a hot irons on them, as this will certainly cause some damage.
Other than this, the yarn was easy to work with and crocheted beautiful for its intended purpose.
The instructions are simple to follow and well written making this a great pattern to work even for those with little experience working in rounds. There are however, a few things that you should keep in mind when crocheting these slippers;
First, in addition to placing the stitch markers where the pattern requires, might I also suggest that you place one at the beginning of a round. Making sure to move it up over time as you begin a new round. This will help you to know for sure where each new round begins.
Secondly, the way the pattern reads, these are custom fitted slippers. Making this pattern hard to crochet for other people without having their exact foot measurements.
I am rating this kit a 9, losing one point for the unmarked label on the yarn which makes this impossible to duplicate exactly. I could easily see myself crocheting these slippers again in the future. They are easy to crochet, look really cute and fit the foot snugly.
I like to carry slippers in the winter when I visit people at their homes in the winter. By doing this I can wear my slippers in their home when I remove my boots.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.