Without further ado, I will show you how I customized the simple slippers.
I made these little caterpillar baby slippers for my 9 month old.
She is not overly fond of wearing things (socks, shoes, slippers, booties...) on her feet, and tends to kick them off. That said, these stay on her feet pretty well. She likes to play with the caterpillar's antennae, but surprisingly enough, rarely pulls them off of her feet.
These caterpillar baby slippers would make an adorable addition to my Newborn Caterpillar Hat and Cocoon set.
Caterpillar Baby Slippers
Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Paddy Green, Cherry Red, and Lavender, and some scrap pale yellow I had lying around.)
Pattern and Assembly:
Follow the basic pattern and sizing for All Size Simple Slippers.
Make the toe in red, then switch to green for the foot portion.
Once you have the slippers finished, you can add the face.
Round 1: sc 6 in the 2nd ch from hook. Mark your first stitch, if you wish. (6)
Round 2: sc in each st around. (6)
Round 3: [sc, sc2tog] 2 times (4)
Round 4-5: sc in each stitch. (4)
FO, leaving a long end for sewing.
Sew the antennae to the top of the toe portion, just as it meets the foot portion. Center the antennae, leaving a small space between them,
6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join to first sc with sl st.
FO, and weave in ends.
Use the yellow yarn to sew/embroider around the eyes to the toe portion. You will want to see a ring of yellow around the green eyes. Center they eyes between the foot portion and the tip of the toe, placing them just so that the inner edge of the eyes line up with the outer edge of the antennae.
2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew the nose to the tip of the toe, where you cinched it closed.