Saturday, October 20, 2007

Aussie Snuggly Ugg Crochet booties


I have been thinking about ugg boots all winter. Firstly they are an Australian thing, and secondly they are so snuggly warm. I have seen crocheted cowboy boots, ice skates and converse so I figured that Aussie uggs would be the thing for me to design in crochet.

The Ugg boot is an Australian icon, and is traditionally made from 100% sheepskin and fleece. Because the real uggs are made of wool I prefer to crochet these in pure Australian wool to achieve the woolly warmth. This is a quality yarn that is grown and spun in Australia. Nothing can surpass the real thing, but these booties are a bit of fun.



I love pure Australian wool but it doesn't come cheap, even here downunder. This is a patons natural country wool which is so beautiful to work with and deliciously soft and warm.

The picture below shows my trusty uggies which I have loved every winter for about the last 25 years!I love my uggies! This is a more classic style and the one I based my design on. Ugg slippers are basically 2 bits of sheepskin wacked together.



An American company recently trademarked the word “Ugg Australia”, hence restricting the use of these words by traditional Australian Ugg manufacturers. They were subsequently taken to court by a group of Australians who strenuously objected to this action.

Not only did the US company take the words "Ugg Australia", but were also having the boots made in China. Nothing too Australian about that! This caused huge uproar here as Uggs have been arround for decades. It was only when some of the Hollywood types started being seen in them did the overseas market take an interest in them. I have always owned at least one pair. I also have a pair of knee highs which I bought last year in Melbourne.

The history of the ugg boot is an interesting one.

http://www.australian-uggs.com/history-of-the-ug-boot.htm


The sensitivity of a US company trademarking the works Ugg Australia, was such that senior politicians were reported as saying "we should tell the yanks to bugger off".

It was declared that the word Ugg is a generic word in Australia referring to woolen boots and as such can’t be trademarked. Ugg boots have been around since the Second World War and were popular in the 60s and 70s for surfers. They were considered bogan until their recent raise to fame.


These are my original designs based on the classic Aussie Ugg. Please leave your comments on whether I should write the pattern out.

My crochet design is protected by copyright. (c) copyright crochetroo. My images are also copyrighted.

Thanks for looking.

41 comments:

SylvChezPlum said...

I can't believe they had the guts to tr to register "ugg australia" !! So glad to hear they weren't allowed to though !!
I bought a pair of mini Uggs in Perth and can't wait until my daugther is old enough to wear them..

Oh, and the booties are cute ! Funny enough, I crocheted a pair of booties with a similar construction a few months ago.. Great minds think alike.. ;-)

Pfirsch said...

I think you should write out a pattern! Your booties are much cuter than the other Ugg knit and crochet patterns that are already out there.

Anonymous said...

oh cupcake i love your uggs!!!! yup i think you should write out the pattern! need a tester? little mias feet would be perfet! great job once again!

kris

ps its nice to see you posting once again! missed you!

Libby said...

Those are so great! Thanks for sharing all the pictures. You did a great job of making them just like the original Ugg style.
My husband had a pair of Uggs that his grandparents gave him when they were living in Australia. Sadly he wore them all out. Now he has a pair of slippers that look a lot like Uggs and are made from Peruvian sheepskin from Peru (where we live now) and we've been buying them for our kids to wear. I also saw a sweet little pair of baby ones made from baby alpaca wool. SOO soft. And so warm! I just love your idea of crocheted Uggs though!

Jeanie said...

Oh my goodness YES please write out the pattern! These are simply adorable! And they would look so cute on my 2 week old, LOL! I'd love to snag the pattern! Great job!

Jessica said...

Definitely write the pattern out! I would be sure to buy it and I'm sure so would everyone else who has just seen your lovely photos of them!

angelfire said...

I would love to have the pattern written out. I noticed these in your Etsy shop and thought what great gifts they would make.

Fioleta said...

Your booties look wonderful - so cute and snug.

Chie said...

Your crocheted uggs are the cutest!!

Chie said...

Your uggs are the cutest!

Anonymous said...

Love your Ugg booties! I've made another pair (from a Candy Jensen book, I think) but I like yours much better.

I also love my own Uggs - I've had them almost 15 years now. I need to take them in to the shoe repair, because the inside soles are worn out, but that would mean I'd be without them for a few weeks, so I haven't done it yet!

Wanda Kay said...

I absolutely think you should write down the pattern. The Uggs are adorable, and look so toasty, I would love a pair myself, these PA winters can get pretty darn cold.

Linda said...

I to think you should write out the pattern and also make from baby to adult sizes!! I love these!! But I love everthing you make! =)

Linda

cupcake said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I did write the pattern out on the weekend, while I should have been cleaning out the pool area (lol).

Kidget29 said...

These are fabulous, I would buy them.

StitchinCindi from crochetville said...

Yes, Please, write out the pattern. I too would love to test for you! Can you do adult size too?

Suzanne said...

These ugg boots are really cute. My daughter was given a pair of sheepskin ones when she was born, but by the time they fit her, it was the middle of summer.

Yes, yes, yes the pattern should be written out. I would defintely buy a copy.

Tina said...

Another vote to write it out, although I see you already said you have... :P They are the cutest little boots!

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I am SO IN LOVE with your Ugg Booties~so YES! Please, please, PLEASE kindly share a pattern! I'm actually impressed with ALL of your stuff~LOVE your granny squares with the fish and other creatures~I HAFTA try some for Share a Square! and your fruit! OH what a great cornucopia (sp) that would make for a Thanksgiving centerpiece! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! (((((HGUS))))) ~a *very excited* sandi!

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I meant to also share a thank you for the history of the Ugg boot~I LOVE things like that! and I'm so sorry for the trademark MESS! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~adding ya to my blogroll!

mrs. jones said...

please please write your pattern! these are by far the best bootie uggs i have seen and would definitely buy the pattern!

fatima said...

olá:
sou portuguesa.podias dar-me a receita destas botinhas? adorei
obrigada
fatima
maria_fatima_olveira@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I know I'd buy the pattern! Not only do I hope you write it out, but I also hope you show changes for larger sizes...I have a 2-year-old. :)

~~wenhether~~ said...

I think you should do the pattern! They are great!!!

Mindy said...

i hope you write the ugg out too. It would work great for me, with neropathy and a cold house would keep my feet warm. The problem i have, none of my booties or sllippers have come out, so still nothing for me to wear yet for the winter.

It looks easy to make, i hope. grin..

would be willing to try making them. Were could we get the type of yarn you used for warmth?
thanks,

My Little Corner said...

Thanks for telling the story about th Uggs, I didn't know that but I'm not surprised (hey I'm Canadian!)
BTW I love my Blundstones.... I guess they're not as fun to crochet as the Uggs are they? (giggle)

Dolci said...

Please write the pattern out, they are fabulous. Just love them!!

Dalia said...

yes yes yes! please do write out the pattern! I was thinking of buying the ugg bedroom slippers but it would that much more fun if I could make a pair for myself. Oh and thanks for that bit of history, I learned my one new thing for the day :)

Dalia said...

yes yes yes! please do write out the pattern! I was thinking of buying the ugg bedroom slippers but it would that much more fun if I could make a pair for myself. Oh and thanks for that bit of history, I learned my one new thing for the day :)

knitwitliz said...

PLEASE write the pattern.
I could not resist ordering a pair. I saw this website a few days ago and had to go back 3 days searching for your boots!! Your daisy hat was highlighted on a daily free crochet pattern site and that is how I found you. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

What a cute set of Booties!
I sew booties for charity, but recently crochet has caught my eye.
I hope to learn to make such cute things!

Marianne

U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

I was trying to make some booties for this girl I know who is going to have a baby I thought these were cute. I was wondering if I could make these for the girls baby shower.

Leslie said...

yes, yes, yes, please put the pattern down in writing. I'd love to make these for my family!

Tx3d said...

Where can I get the pattern, I tried to buy it from Etsy but it was sold out, can I order it please?

Krissy Bryant said...

I love these!!! I bought your pattern off of etsy. I tried using lion suede and couldn't get them to look as fabulous as yours do. So, I am using another yarn and they are coming out great!!!!! Thanks so much for doing this pattern!!!! I plan on trying it bigger by changing hook size. I want to make some for my nieces!!!

Anonymous said...

O, these are divine! I don't have Uggs, but I have the NZ equivalent, have 2 pairs that my parents bought for me, I am rarely out of them as I live in England!They are the best slippers EVER! I have a couple of friends with newborns who would love these as a pressie, please write out the pattern, you are so clever to even think of it! Any chance of doing an adult sized pattern? I picked up some wooly soles in NZ last year which would go great at the bottom of a pair! Thank you too for the link for the story!

barbi15 said...

What a wonderful pattern!! So close to the real thing! Sure would love to make a few pairs for the babes here in ccccold Canada. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. :o)
Barb
Alberta, Canada

Suz Stitches said...

Did you make the Ugg crochet pattern available? They would be perfect to complete the outfit for my girlfriend newly adopted daughter!

Anonymous said...

I love these and hae been looking for a pattern to make my new granddaughter just this type of thing. Write the pattern please
linda.aschenbach@kohler.com

Trudy T. said...

I would definitely love to see your pattern written out. Please and thank you very much.

Headfeathermistress said...

Would love this pattern!