Crocheted shoes have become very trendy. Now you can crochet oxfords and slip-ons for your doll from the same pattern. This pattern is part crochet, part craft. The uppers are crocheted, sewn to a foam insole, and glued to the outer sole. The skill level has been rated intermediate because, while the crochet stitches and shapes are simple, thread can be a little tricky to crochet if you are not experienced with it.
This PDF crochet pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton crochet thread
-Size 10 crochet thread
-Size 8 (1.5mm) steel crochet hook
-Sharp large eye needle
-Scrap of fabric for insole lining (optional)
-4-inch by 4-inch piece of 1/8 to 3/32-inch thick cork sheet
-3 inches of ½” – ¾” elastic (for slip-ons only)
-Sewing needle or sewing machine and thread
-Shoelaces (options for laces re given in the pattern)
-Clips or clothespins
-4-inch by 4-inch piece of 2 mm craft foam sheet (or 2 foam Pixie Pack soles)
-Emery board or sandpaper
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 25 page crochet pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF crochet pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Crochet!
I have begun the right shoe. So far, the instructions are easy to read and follow. Will let you know if I run into any problems. They are appropriate for someone with beginning crochet skills. Also, they are easily transferred to basic knitting skills. I knit as well as crochet.
I love this pattern. Instruction are easy to follow. The show fits fabulously. Thank you.
This is a sweet pattern. I made a pair using white crochet cotton, I decided to make them lace-ups. Overall they turned out well. But, the front opening where you lace them up is fine for lacing, but there isn't any room to put elastic, if that's what I wanted. Maybe I need to use a smaller crochet hook or smaller crochet cotton....Thanks.
I have loved Sweet Pea Fashions designs since before they came to Pixie Faire! These go together so easily and fit so well! I've made several in several colors from pearl cotton. It's a little bit finer than the crochet cotton, so I went up a size in hook and they turn out wonderful! These should sell like hotcakes at my next craft show!