I started experimenting crocheting with yarn recently and I really like it.
How is crocheting with yarn different to wool?
Yarn is thicker than wool depending on the types of material and cuts. So, if you compare a woolen piece to a piece from yarn, 2 rows from wool will equal one row with yarn. Also, keep in mind the desired size.
I started the foot piece with 10 chain stitches and crochet around the chain stitches. Then I started shaping the front with an extra row from one end to the other side .
I used another color to crochet one row around and double crochet at the back of the slipper. Then I used 10 chains to start with the front upper top piece and shaped it onto the front part of the foot piece. I used a needle and thread (same yarn)/to stitch upper front piece onto base.
Now, my favorite part, pom poms! To give the slipper a soft and comfy feel and look, I made pom poms from wool and shape and flattened it with scissors. Then I used a needle and wool to stitch pom poms onto foot piece.
I used scissors to shape poms further onto the foot piece and to give it a neat look.
I used a pom made from chiffon to decorate, but anything from a ribbon or woolen pom will also do the trick.
Love to try new things.