'Got the itch to crochet some more slippers. I started crocheting Oma House Slippers, which is an amazing and uber fast pattern!! But, my first slipper turned out very bulky and not very shapely. I realized that I had grabbed unmarked aran wt yarn and doubled the yarn instead of using worsted wt as indicated in the pattern. So although I frogged that slipper, I WILL make a pair of Oma House Slippers in the near future!
While I was trying to decide which worsted wt I wanted to use, I grabbed the aran wt yarn I had sitting there. It happened to be Vanna's Choice. And although I rarely use acrylic unless it's for an easy care project for the kidlets, this was actually a good choice for a slipper because I know my slippers will get lots of use and abuse. I started the Textured Ballet Style Slippers pattern, which uses fpdc to give some added texture and interest.
I made some mods to this pattern. I only did 3 alternating rnds of fpdc and sc instead of carrying it through the entire slipper. I was afraid that the fpdc might be uncomfortable on the bottom of my feet. Then I crocheted the rest of the slipper in sc and seamed the heel (right sides together) via sl st. I edged the slipper by crocheting 2 rnds of sc around the entire slipper with the slipper being inside out. Then I turned it right side out and completed a rnd of rsc as indicated in the pattern. Finally I added a ribbon to be sure with vigorous use, the slipper doesn't come off my foot.
I still need to crochet it's mate and then add puffy paint to the bottoms to prevent slipping.