do love it when they grow out of the old, battered hand-me-downs.
Because it cracks open the door to a little hand-crafting, in this case
the knitting up of a pair of gnome slippers for my elf-child.
My project is here on Ravelry. You can find the (free!) pattern there. Oh I do love Ravelry.
These slippers are knitted up big then felted down to for a custom fit.
If you have never made felted slippers before I strongly recommend it. They are satisfying to make and crazy warm for cool days. I have made this more serious/less fanciful pattern for Pete, Sage, and I before but the elf pattern was too cute to pass up. All you need to master is short rows (w&t) and you'll be ready to roll.
Bring it on, October. We're ready for ya.
12 thoughts on “New slippers for my little elf.”
Super cute. What do you do for the bottoms? My little one on the hardwood stairs is in need of grippy slippers.
These are just the cutest! Perfect for those little elf toes!
Mercy Rachel! Those are the cutest slippers I have EVER seen. Magic!
They’re darling! Would love to make these, I know all my children would love them!
I found that pattern a year ago and love the way they turned out. However, I have a forgotten pair still on the needles and you just reminded me of them. Thanks!
Hello friend. I am going to coat them with the sticky goop you can buy at the hardware store for tool handles. You paint it on with a disposable (foam) brush and its supposed to be perfectly non-slip. For now shes not minding them without though. Love you. Rachel
🙂 I think I need a pair, too.
What a find!
My daughter loves the slippers that you made. What are the colors’ names?
Yes, I’m positive you do. And we need a picture of that, too.
How do you get this pattern? My three old daughter would love these!
Are you on Ravelry? The link is on my post. Its a free pattern! Enjoy, Rachel
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