A new baby or toddler is the perfect excuse to get creative and what could be a more delightful gift than an adorable handmade pair of booties or slippers? This cute collection of 30 projects is packed full of gorgeous designs - you will be spoilt for choice. From newborns to toddlers, there's plenty here to keep those precious tiny toes warm in style - whether you want to make delicate and classic booties or funky themed slippers. These fun and imaginative projects include: crocheted Mary-Janes, pretty ballet shoes, Inuit-style boots, lacy T-bar sandals, baseball boots and many more. A mixture of sewn, knitted and crocheted projects are included in this book, meaning you don't have to stick to just one method, which is great for all multi-crafters. Don't worry if you are new to any of these techniques as all the basic know-how is presented in a clearly explained step-by-step format. All sizing information and templates needed are included.
Â Knitted slippers and house shoes: These are the new frontier for the legions of knitters passionate about sock knitting. And The Knitted Slipper Book is an everything-you-need-to-know guide to making this exciting variation on the sock. Whatever your preference—moccasins, mukluks, clogs, ballet flats, boots, booties, or Mary Janes—you’ll find all of the instruction you need. This eclectic collection of 30 designs is meant to satisfy the slipper styles of everyone in the family, young and old, male and female. In addition to the knitting instructions, techniques covered include felting; shaping; sizing; attaching soles, linings, and insoles; and finishing with tassels, pom-poms, and other trims. Step-by-step photos assure beautiful, hard-wearing, and well-fitting results. Praise for The Knitted Slipper Book: “It’s impossible to flip through without smiling. The color, the photography, the projects are imbued with joy.†? —Knitty.com “I really like the range of sizes . . . I love, love, love the Genie Folk Slippers!†? —Knit Knit Café Blog “Fireside booties are genius shoes because they warm the feet and the ankles. The sleepy friends slippers are super adorable. The photos of each slipper are fantastic.†? —Sweetly Made "This book is a lot of fun, offering options both whimsical and practical. But beware: looking at it might inspire you to want to knit slippers for everyone in your family. Or everyone on your Christmas list. Or to institute a no shoes in the house rule and knit a basket of slippers to leave by the door for guests.†? —About.com “We’re super psyched to offer you a free knitting pattern . . . (You’ll definitely want to check out the trailer for the book. It’s unbelievably adorable!) Katie suggests whipping up several of these clogs for house guests—but of course, a couple of pairs for yourself would be nice, too.†? —Craftsy.com “I love this book! You will too. And so will Mom, and Grandma! AÂ perfect gift for every knitter on your Holiday gift list.†? —Gingerbread Snowflakes “You can have all your gift knitting done from one book! Such a smart, fun yet functional collection of knits.†?Â —Petite Purls “The Knitted Slipper Book provides magic, along with a hefty dose of practicality.†? —Shelf Awareness “It’s a wonderful, multi-faceted book—and once I’ve finished knitting my way through it, I’ll be looking for the sequel!†? —Kangath Knits “We’re in the time of year when crafters seek out patterns and ideas for handmade holiday gifts. There’s a winner on each page of The Knitted Slipper Book.†? —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Patterns range from baby to large adults sizes, making this book of 30 designs especially appealing to those who have plans to make handmade holiday gifts this year.†? —Grand Rapids Press “Everything you need to know about how to make these warm and cozy beauties is all in one book, hooray for that!†? —Smashed Peas and Carrots “Because everyone needs cute house shoes, right?†? —DallasNews.com
These 30 cute crocheted creatures will keep baby feet cozy all year round! From an out-of-this-world alien and monster claws to a sunny yellow duckling and snappy crocodile, there are slippers, shoes, and booties to complete any outfit or costume. An introductory section covers all the necessary crochet basics and there are plenty of projects for crocheters of all skill levels."
Featuring styles for boys and girls, from casual to dressy, the patterns in this baby bootie book will inspire and challenge crocheters. All nine styles are made with worsted weight yearn and fit babies up to 12 months old. Projects include kimono slippers, sandals, ballet flats, boots, and tennis shoes.
Terry Faye loves travelling the world while working as a private investigator. But this latest case is a doozy—and it's right here in Ann Arbor. Two elderly recluses, Howard and Lawrence Peale, have stopped communicating with the outside world, and Terry and her boss have been put on the case. The catch: the Peales are hoarders. A clean sweep isn't going to be easy, even with cute photographer Zack Archer lending a hand. The more digging Terry does in the Peale mansion, the more dirt she uncovers. And after she discovers two dead bodies, it's going to take a lot more than just elbow grease and a nice guy sidekick to find out what's happened... 81,000 words
A full compliment of clever Christmas designs will keep crocheters happily crafting through the cold months of winter. Six project-packed chapters offer every imaginable gift and holiday project: tree toppers, tree skirts, ornaments both whimsical and elegant, afghans, pillows, table settings, wall hangings, tissue toppers, angels, bookmarks, book covers, hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, gift baskets, games, stuffed toys, slippers, baby booties, and even a Santa hat. With this volume, crafters will never again be at a loss for Christmas projects.
Even beginners will have no problem crocheting these 28 irresistible and classic designs for babies. Every appealing color photo provides inspiration, while the basics section supplies all the needed instruction and invaluable tips. Keep little ones warm and cozy in the hooded jacket, winter sweater with cables, and yellow footed-pants. Or try the overalls, booties, and cuddly woolly lamb.