Monday, February 13, 2017

Slipper Socks Review


Crocheted slipper socks are amazing. I have crocheted many pairs of slipper socks over the years, customizing the colors for friends and family. This year I bought yarn with the intention of again making slipper socks as gifts. Sadly, I have not yet found the time to crochet those gifts. But fortunately, I have found my beloved slippers socks for sale on Etsy and will review the reasons these are a favorite item with people I know.

Crocheted Slipper Socks


I have made these slipper socks off and on for many years. And I have a few friends who hint at wanting a new pair in a new color every time we see a scrap of yarn anywhere. 

Today I was looking for the online pattern as I may have some time to do some crochet work.  It was during that search that I found the finished slippers for sale in Etsy shops!  

Why These Slipper Socks Are Recommended


I have made these slippers for a woman who often gives handmade things to her friends and family as gifts. It was intimidating to make a handmade gift for her, but I did. I gifted her with a pair of these slipper socks that I had made, and she loved them. She wore them daily and is the only person I know of that has worn a pair threadbare.  She told me that was only because she wore them daily - including the daily walk down her paved driveway and to her mailbox! That is a high review if I've ever heard one. 

Blue Green Slipper Socks
I am able to recommend the slippers in this Etsy shop because I am familiar with the pattern. It is an excellent pattern - one that fits well. WiseAcreBoutique also offers customized sizes with your foot measurements. I am aware that this pattern is easy to adjust to unusually long, narrow, or wide fit because of the ease of adjusting the pattern. 

A few reasons these slippers are socks are recommended and requested by friends: 


  • they are made with worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • made with two strands of yarn - increasing warmth and softness
  • I have always tossed mine into the washer and dryer with no problems
  • the pattern creates a "heel" that is not bulky, fits well, and keeps the slipper sock in place
  • it seems the ridges under the heel would be uncomfortable when in fact, they provide cushioning
  • easy to pack in a suitcase for travel
  • can be made in solid and variegated yarns 
  • the "cuff" can remain upright or be folded down - I like to fold mine down. My friends keep theirs up for added coverage
  • the fit is reliable - in similar size ranges as socks. 
  • the pattern can be adjusted to fit a variety of feet 

Slipper Socks at WiseAcreBoutique 

There is a good chance I will soon make the time to crochet the gifts I've been planning for my friends. Those same friends who have hinted and outright asked for a new pair. The yarn is already purchased and waiting in my closet. But it is still unlikely that I will make the time to crochet a pair for myself. Because of this, it is good to know where I can purchase a pair of these awesome slipper socks for myself. 




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7 comments:

  1. You know I admire and adore handmade items, Dawn Rae, so naturally love these slipper socks you have featured here. I am one of those people who hates cold feet and also truly dislikes walking around barefoot, so always wear socks. These slipper socks make it even better - warm looking and attractive in all kinds of colors. Fun review of a fellow Etsy Crafter!

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  2. These sound perfect for when your feet just won't stay warm, I love all the colours and designs, really nice

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  3. I love slipper socks especially in the winter months. I went to a friends home and she had a lovely basket of clean slipper socks for her company when they visit. Cosy and it helps keep her home tidy too. Makes you feel really welcome when you can don a pair of homemade slippers. Great idea I think!

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  4. Oh, I would love to have some handmade slipper socks from my sweet friend! When you retire and move to the Shack, I will watch my mailbox for my gift. I honestly believe people who sew, knit, crochet, craft, etc., appreciate handmade gifts more because they fully grasp the hours of love spent making the gift. Some of my most precious treasures are handmade gifts from my mother, grandmother or friends.

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  5. Heels that stay put? That's something that I love but rarely find. This looks like the perfect slipper sock and would make a great gift idea for everyone in the family. Thanks so much for sharing your great find!

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  6. I wear slipped socks to keep my feet warm in bed at night. I love that these can be custom made to fit any size foot in your desired color. I agree with Susan that heels that stay put in a pair of slippers instead of sliding down make these special.

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  7. Love slipper socks and wear nothing else around the house so good to read about some great ones! Thanks!

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