Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CROCHET SLIPPER/SHOES WITH MATCHING SHOPPING BAG! NEW PATTERN!

THE PEARL-SLIPPERS
The slippers are as usual attached to my Cord-Soles, ready for street-wear!
Pattern for the basic-slippers HERE
The Cord-Sole pattern is HERE
The 2in1-pattern-pack for basics + Cord-Sole HERE

Like my Shopping Bag?
Pattern HERE

The basic Pearl-slippers.
Fresh off the hook, no soles.....yet!
Handmade and tailored fabric-covered insoles
with labels attached.
Same fabric as for bag-lining!

And... Cord-Soles!
Ready for street-wear!


Me and my new crochet shoes and shopping bag,
ready for the market!

Very comfy!
My new crochet shopping bag!
One large pocket on one side. Great for the I-Pad!
And two smaller pockets on the other side,
closed with fabric-covered buttons!
The handles are a white cord attached to D-rings,
protected with crochet-stitches on top. 

The large bag have a lot of inner-pockets.
Can't do without them!
Neither the zip closing the bag.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

BLUE-BOW CROCHET SLIPPERS

Last pair of crochet slippers, published this week! This was different and fun to work, with the blue straps creating a bow! Not difficult at all, promise! BASIC PATTERN HERE
As usual I have a PATTERN-PACK for the basic slippers, included the Cord-Soles! HERE

Fabric-covered insoles. Soles make a big difference for the slippers.
Makes them more comfortable to wear, keeps them in shape, and it looks pretty!

As usual I have attached my tailored Cord-Soles to the slippers!

So lovely to wear!

I have started to design all new slippers with a little bit wider  front-toe-piece.
Better fitting, and  keeps the shape better.

Integrated bow-straps visible.

Waiting for a stroll to town!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FLAG-TAG SLIPPERS! KIND OF ODD PROJECT, BUT A LOT OF FUN!

FROM ITALY WITH LOVE! Flag-Tag -slippers.
Do you just love stripes and colors? Or are you a patriot? A fan? A follower, promoter, believer, enthusiast, devotee, admirer, sponsor, or a winner? 
What about slippers to go with it!

Link to the basic crochet pattern HERE
Link to the Cord-Sole Tutorial HERE
Link to the pattern-pack; Slipper-pattern included Cord-Soles HERE

THE BASIC SLIPPERS FRESH OFF THE HOOK!

Make a statement! Support your country,
your sport-team or other teams, clubs, associations,
and… you name it! 
Three vertical stripes for a three-colored flag or symbol.
Need only two colors? 

Flag dividable in two sections!

Very comfy!
This will be the first pattern I release for you,
free to sell the finished slippers in your net-shop,
or anywhere you like!
The simple design of Espadrilles, is my great inspiration
designing crochet slippers. 

Espadrilles are originally simple handmade canvas shoes
with rope-soles, produced in Spain for hundreds of years
(And other places world-wide, only named differently).
You can make your own Espadrilles, or Toms,
as they are called in US! 

As all my crochet slippers, also this pair is turned into street-shoes!
My tailored Cord-Soles are attached as a final finish.
Ready for streets of Rome!





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BETWEEN PATTERNS - TRAVELLING AND THE BEAUTIFUL SPRINGTIME

According to myself, it's been too long since last pattern-release! But I had a 10-days trip to my homeland, Norway, and I HAVE been working with a new pattern! Which will bee published on Friday!


Spring comes with painting outside...every year! At the seaside all surfaces
get heavily shabby !
And then there is the garden!
Not complaining!
And then there was my yearly trip to Norway...
which is crazy beautiful in May!

Well folks.... this is where I grew up.....!
Not a bad place at all! Especially looking at it with older eyes!

Away is good, but the very best is HOME!
Finally ending up in my uncomfortable crochet-chair in my garden in Italy! AHH!!


Today I think we finally can say it's summer!
After a long and unstable spring, the weather is finally warm!
We had our first out-lunch today!
At the neighborhood lunch-bar. Lovely!

Monday, April 28, 2014

LACE- AND STRIPE ESPADRILLES/TOMS

New pattern listed!
White and grey in perfect harmony. 
Somehow most of us love laces! 
This one is bold and simple, romantic but modern; Lace combined with stripes! 
Wonderful to slip into on cool summer evenings.


The basic slippers, no soles ...yet!

Fresh off the hook!

Special tailored insoles, covered with fabric and labels.
Cord-Soles attached!
Pretty!!


Out walking my crochet shoes!

Real comfy!!


HOW TO MAKE ROPE FOR CORD-SOLES

Girls, if you never received the update for the free Lucet-Cord Tutorial, find it for FREE Download HERE 

The Crocheted Lucet-Cord-Method is my favorite for creating Cord-Soles. 
I attach soles to all my crochet slipper-designs, in order to turn them into street-shoes! Like Canvas-shoes you know! Or Toms, or Espadrilles, Alpargates, etc. Every part of the world have their own name for this kind of rope-sole-shoes! LOVE them! 
How to make the soles?? HERE. 
And all my crochet-patterns; HERE

My favorite Cord for creating soles for my crochet slippers!
The Lucet-Cord Method!


Detail of hemp-twine crocheted to cord with the Lucet-Method.

And, finished soles, ready for attaching to crochet-slippers!

And the finished Shoes!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CHAIN-LACE CROCHET DRESS FOR LITTLE PRINCESSES!

A vintage inspired summer dress, or tunic, for the girls. Can't get enough of puffy ruffles!
Dress it up or down. Wear it with a top, T-shirt, tights or pants under.
Or petticoat, or a light, matching summer-dress.
Link to pattern HERE 
Or click the button for instant download!
Pretty and easy chain-lace. 
Large flower-pattern that works up real fast.
First day out with new dress!

A special approach to the foundation for the neck-line; 
The dress is worked on a finished crochet-cord. 
Same method for the skirt.


Detail of lace


Thursday, March 27, 2014

UPDATED CORD-SOLE TUTORIAL!

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR ALL AND EVERY COSTUMER THAT EVER PURCHASED MY CORD-SOLE TUTORIAL!
It's updated! And I do not have possibility to reach every costumer through automatic updates.
PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE WITH YOUR NAME AND E-MAIL + the date you purchased the pattern, TO: pdfpatterndesign@live.no
and I'll send the new Pdf to you! Link to the original pattern HERE

Dear Cord-Sole costumer!
I have finally updated, re-written this tutorial! Increased to 16 pages!
The method is still the same! But I've made a better lay-out, with larger step-by-step pics, and better explanations, all for a better understanding of this method of mine! I hope!

Please, if you have any difficulties to make your soles, or have ANY questions about the method, contact me on pdfpatterndesign@live.no

Best,
Ingunn

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SLANTING LINE TOE-PIECE CROCHET SLIPPER-ESPADRILLES-TOMS

The simple design of Espadrillas, is my great inspiration designing crochet slippers. 
Espadrillas are originally simple handmade canvas shoes with rope-soles, produced in Spain for hundreds of years (And other places world-wide, only named differently).
For these slippers I had in mind the classic US ones, which they call Toms, the brand-name. All their designs have this famous diagonal cut across the toe-piece, and this slanting line is what I wanted to achieve with these slippers!
You can make your own Toms!       
       
Fresh off the hook! No in- or out-soles....yet!
Basic Pattern HERE
OR:

Tailored and fabric-covered insoles.

The slanting line clearly visible.
I can tell you: Making stitch diagram for 4 sizes of the toe-piece,
left and right foot, was not easy, but great fun!
Final finish! Ready for street-wear!

Looks quite like Toms, right? Only prettier!

I love these shoes!


Waiting for these lovely summer-days,
just so I can wear my new Espadrilles!