Test: Crochet Slippers

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When I bought Issue 19 of Mollie Makes, I immediately knew that I would test out my crochet skills and make the ‘Sunday Slippers’.

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I liked the way it only used crochet squares, making it easier for a beginner crocheter. Even though I followed all the instructions (which were very well set out and easy to understand), used the right sized hook and had the foot size that it was designed for; the slippers turned out extremely large and were even too big for my Dad to wear!

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While this result was disappointing, my Mum suggested to put the slippers in the washing machine and see how they would go being felted. While I was a bit apprehensive, the slippers would be impractical otherwise so I put them in for 40 minutes on a cotton type of wash cycle with some washing powder. Luckily, the slippers turned out perfectly and were exactly the right size! The only downside on my pair was that I used acrylic yarn for the top edging which did not felt properly.

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I was so impressed that I decided to make a pair for my Mum, Granma and Nan who luckily love them and are constantly wearing them!

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