Crochet Animal Slippers – Introduction
If you follow me on social media, you might already know that I recently wrote a new book! In fact, today is the big day and I’m so delighted to announce the release of Crochet Animal Slippers!
This book includes 20 brand NEW animal designs that you can incorporate into 3 different styles of slippers (Shoes, Boots, and Slides). So you can make at least 60 different slippers…or even more!
- Shoes – slippers with covered heels
- Boots – slippers with ankle cuffs
- Slides – backless slippers
Yes, you can mix & match patterns to make even more different animals…that’s so much fun! For example, this Owl is made from the Penguin and Dinosaur patterns…and the Uni-cat is a mix of Unicorn and Cat. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see where your imagination takes you!
All patterns come in a variety of sizes, ranging from Small Kids (aged 4+) to Large Adults…as well as for different skill levels. There is also a handy measuring chart inside the front flap, just unfold the cover page and step on the flap to determine what size you need to make. Whether you’re new to crochet or have many years of experience, you can find projects that will suit your skills. I even included a BONUS pattern for basic toe-up slippers, suitable for absolute beginners.
To protect the soles of your slippers and to prevent slips on an uncarpeted floor, you can make additional non-slip patches from a regular gripped shelf liner (affiliate link). There are traceable cutting templates in the book, along with the step-by-step images and instructions.
Here is a little sneak peak behind the scenes of the creative process…we had such a great time making all these slippers! A very special thank you goes out to my testing team members for trying out, checking and proofreading all patterns from Crochet Animal Slippers book: Cheryl McNichols, Lenore Cartlidge, Ryan Nicole Hazeltine and Susan Baker.
Also, huge thanks to Yarnspirations for providing high quality yarn for everyone in my testing team that allowed us to test all of the animal slippers. As always, it was a pleasure working with Bernat Super Value!
You can now order my new book through your favourite platforms, local book shops, craft stores, or using my affiliate links below. Thank you so much for all your support and I hope you will enjoy making these slippers as much as I enjoyed designing them. Happy crafting!
9 thoughts on “Crochet Animal Slippers – Introduction”
I love the book! It’s beautiful and the patterns are so sweet. I’ve just had an issue with sizing. I checked my gauge and my hook and yarn sizes are correct. But when Ive made both children and adult sizes, the soles always end up way too small and I have to figure out extra rows. Any idea what I could be doing wrong?
Thank you Megan, I am so glad you like these designs. The measurements listed in the book include the joining round, so you just need to be sure that you are including that important round before measuring. Otherwise, if your tension is just slightly different, your slippers will most likely stretch to fit the correct size (or you can make a size larger).
Hi! I’m working on a pair of slides from your gorgeous book just now, and the pattern states round 2 of the upper should have a total of 81 stitches (for adult M), but there are only 59 described in the pattern! I feel like there should be a larger number of fdpc/bdpc, but I’m not really sure as a rather novice crocheter!
Hi Kelly, you just need to repeat the instructions written within brackets as many times as indicated after brackets…so it will be a combination of [fpsc and bpsc] x times. Hope it helps.
Hey – love this book, but im really struggling with getting the right width and not having to many “holes”. Ive got aran yarn, and following the instructions in the book – do you have any tips ?
Hi Rebecca, it’s hard to tell without seeing your work, but just a though – did you check your gauge?
Hello, can you please help me understand where I am to place the two markers when joining the soles together. The instructions aren’t clear enough for me to understand and everytime I think I’ve got it the slipper ends up wonky because the first two markers on the soles weren’t placed properly. Thank you
Hi Carol, you can feel free to send me your pictures and I will mark the stitches where you need to place markers. My email address is here.