Thursday, July 02, 2009

Snuggly Ugglies for Big Kids

Well it took a particularly cold winter down here to prompt me to finish of my crochet uggly patterns! These are for big kids and adults following numerous requests in realtion to my baby snuggly ugg booties.

Another thing I started well over a year ago, which have taken me forever to complete. It has been now a year since Grandma left us and I did loose interest in crochet for a while. Last winter was a long one as we sorted her things and dealt with our loss.
These Uggies though would have made her smile!

I made numerous pairs before I got the shaping and sizing right. I have tried to keep these simple. They have a crocheted sole however some non slip goop could be added to the bottom if you wanted to.

The sons' gfs modelled them for me and decided they were very comfy. I have 3 sons and the gfs have learnt that if they eat at my table, then they model my crochet! It is funny how intrigued this Generation y is with old fashioned crafts such as crochet. The lass in the photo below is keen to have me teach her how to crochet. My son wasn't too impressed when she shows more interest in what I am doing than what he is doing! Payback time for the pain I suffered in bringing him into the world, the cracked nipples and other personal sufferings to get him where he is today.

Uggs are an icon down here. It took the fashionistas to make them popular internationally.

While nothing can replace the original sheepskin Ugg, my crochet ugglies are a bit of fun. The pattern can be worked in 8 ply or 12 ply and I am going to experiment with some novelty yarn for the band. I have a pile of fluffy stuff in my stash which might do the trick.
I have listed the patterns on etsy to correspond with the chilly winter down here.


Thanks for looking.

(c) crochetroo Australia

5 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the adult version of these - ever since you made the baby version I've hankered for a pair for myself. Once I get my Paypal account sorted I may just have to purchase this pattern :)

Janice Yang said...

These booties are simply adorable. I envied seeing them on kids and I cannot believe I can get these for myself. I am going to get one as fast as I can.
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Momwithahook said...

I need to try these out. You did a great job.

Colette said...

Hi Love looking at your blog. I'm on the coast and I'm looking for a crochet class for me and a friend. If you know of any could you email me at colettem73@gmail.com
Ta
Colette

tina said...

I LOVE these !!! Maybe using a chunky,or multi-strand yarn would work ?
I have seen the Uggs in NYC,when I went to pay my respects to the late Heath Ledger and fell in love with the knit striped ones,and the grey ones. I have to make a pair for myself. LOVE these.
Speaking of Heath Ledger,do you remember the movie "Candy" ? In it,is a crocheted aphgan,that sat on the back of the couch in a few scenes. I believe it was made up of sc squares and it was pink,off-white and a medium blue. Think you could duplicate it ? Thank u for your unique patterns and for being you. I have visited your site many times to see what you have,and love the prayer shawl. What a unique idea: adding small charms. I never woulda thought of it :)