If you’ve never been to Quebec in the winter, to tell you it gets cold in the winter is a serious understatement. Frigid is more like the word to describe a typical Quebec winter. It makes sense, then, that the Quebecois have become accustomed to wearing knitted or crocheted booties called “pantoufles”, or, “slippers” when translated from French. It was there that I fell in love with crocheted booties and it’s now a tradition to make a new pair every year or two. In honor of my love for Quebec (just not the cold!), here’s how to crochet your own booties.
I absolutely love these leather soled wool booties! They have great shape and come up perfectly around the ankle. The leather soles are an especially nice touch of added style. I suggest Lion Brand wool for durable yet affordable yarn. You can find a great selection of colors for about $8/skein at Michaels.
Soft and cozy on top and sturdy on the bottom. These jute rope slippers are a perfect balance of comfort, style, and durability. And they’re just adorable!
Give a new meaning to “mistletoe” with these fun and festive holly berry slippers.
Man’s Foot’s best friend! These puppy dog slippers are just too much fun! I know of some nieces and friends who would love to get these as gifts. Find these and 4 other animal inspired designs by Vicki Becker on Amazon.
Make your feet look oh-so-pretty in these bow tie adorned slippers. The matching red edge around the foot opening is such an easy way to finish off the look.
I ♥ these slippers! The multi-toned toe and foot hugging shape spread the love in particular.
Channel all the best style from Vans and Sperry with these crocheted loafers. My husband would completely love wearing these around the house on his days off!
How incredibly fun are these crocheted moccasins!? The bright colors are especially cheerful and the tassels are such a fantastic final touch!
Find these fantastic bootie patterns and products from:
Leather Soles found via SMP Craft
Rope Sole available from Magic4Kids
MistleToe Slippers found on Yarnspirations
Puppy Love Slippers by Vicki Becker in “Fun Family Slippers” found on Amazon
Bow Tie pattern found on Etsy
Snow Heart pattern sold on Ravelry
Loafers via Etsy
Moccasins shared by Just B Crafty