Nancy has written up the pattern for her grandmother’s crazy slippers to share with all you knitting fiends out there, so everyone get on board the slipper train! (I’m thinking a pair in cotton might be just the ticket for summer … )
Random Ugly Technicolor Dream Slippers
Nancy’s basic rules:
* Use size 9 needles
* Buy your yarn from garage sales, or get the cheapest & brightest stuff you can find at the store
* Randomly snip off a color when you feel like it, reach into your bag without looking, and tie on whatever new color you grab (Yes, I said

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12 Responses to slippermania!

  1. kerrie says:

    They are too funny for words, I think my family would all have quiet polite nervous breakdowns if they opened parcels on Christmas day containing those. Its an interesting idea!

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this pattern! I haven’t thought about these slippers in years, but I remember having a pair when I was around 9 years old. My Nanna gave them to me — I think they were red and gold. This is going to be a fun project!

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  4. Sarah says:

    A trick that makes the heel much easier is to runs a piece of yar through the cast on stitches of the center section and cinch it tight. This make a better heel shape and you then only need to sew the 2 outer sections together.

  5. Stine says:

    10-Q berry mudge!!

  6. maryse says:

    sweet! my mom used to make us slippers like that when we were kids. not all funky colored but with the big ass pompom on them for sure.

  7. susan in pa says:

    Oh, Mariko, thank you for posting this pattern and please thank Nancy for sharing it! I look forward to making a pair for my kiddos and myself. Too fun!

  8. amy says:

    Please thank Nancy for giving you the pattern and you for posting it! These are just like the ones my Nana used to make for all of us 🙂

  9. marlo says:

    I love these slippers. Thanks for the pattern. These are at the top of my to be made list.

  10. dragonridermom says:

    I still have a stash of funky acrylic yarn I let my children use for projects. I have to make a crazy pair of slippers for my kids, just like the ones I had as a kid. THANKS for the memory!

  11. Catju says:

    Those slippers are so funny they’re cute. They look like slippers I used to see when I was a kid and I’m not going to reveal how long ago that was….let’s say they could be vintage!!!

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