As fun as growing older is, the part about not healing as quickly or as sufficiently as in my youth has me trying to be safer about avoiding illness and accidents especially avoiding falling. I had never crocheted myself a pair of house-slippers because I knew that they’d have a potential for slipping during a misstep and I’d go crashing down.
I came across a video showing how to skid proof crocheted house-shoes for children. Wow! I was instantly interested because the video’s method can be used on larger shoes as well. I could finally make myself a pair of of house-slippers to wear.
I made some adaptions to fit my. I chose to make a simple pair of house-slippers just to test it out and didn’t even bother with a pattern. I put Silicone on the Soles, let them dry/cure for 24 hours and then tested them out. I really liked them. The silicone works like a charm to keep me from slipping on the linoleum.
I’m going to add here, that the linoleum got super slick after my first few days of wearing my slippers. So if you use this method, be careful and pay attention to if your floors start getting slicker.
I think this method could be used on most any knitted, loom knit, crochet, felt, fabric or even socks.
A person could have a whole wardrobe of different kinds of non slip house shoes.
Here’s a sort of tutorial photo montage of how I made
My Crocheted Slippers that don’t Slip
Video: SILICONE SOLES, how to add non skid soles to knit and crochet slippers
Tutorial on a blog for felt house-shoes: Making Sippers Non-slip tutorial
How interesting! I wonder how laundering will affect the silicone?
I put them in a pillow case and pinned it shut before I put them in the wash and they washed up well. 🙂
A great idea, thank you for sharing.
Thanks GR 🙂
Brilliant! I was going to ask about washing them, but you have answered my question.
I’m glad you like it.
I use the pillow case trick alot, especially for washing dog-toys. 😀
Oh wow! And presumably, the soles won’t wear through too quickly, either? The one time I knitted my own slippers, they wore through within a few weeks and ended up in the bin. I love the approach that you’ve described above. And your slippers are very pretty.
Yarn slippers really don’t last long, but they do last a bit longer with the silicone on them. I like simple slippers, but with a little imagination a person could gussy-them-up with flowers or bows and make them quite cheerful. 🙂
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