|(First Slipper finished! cute and simple)|
The slippers are sized for shoe sizes 10-2 (super stretchy!) and they are loose on my size 11 wearing child. To fix that, I added some ribbons, which also gives them the added bonus of a ballerina look. She picked some Red Heart Super Saver yarn (not my favorite, too scratchy!) that will be sturdy and washable. I also didn't do the last round in the pattern (she was too excited to have them and kept wanting to try them on while I was making them and sticking her foot in my face). I hope that in the not too distant future she'll be crocheting her own stuff, then I'll have 2 kids stealing my good yarn and hooks to make their own things. Oh well, and excuse to buy more yarn! :D
We haven't quite figured out how ballerinas keep the straps from falling down, so my ingenious child decided she needed to use tape. Duct tape and then scotch tape. It worked.
|(This is how Ballerina's stand, according to her. I'm not sure it's actually right, but I never took lessons to show her the right way either)|