Scarpes.........with the exception of the blue crocheted babies hat with ties, these other items were made from scrapes. I had some miss-sized rectangles people had given me in a bag of donated yarn. Apparently from things they "tried" to make, or things they started and never finished. After laying them on the floor and staring with them awhile I came up with the following:
The Purple Wormie Hat...made from 2 knitted purple rectangles (close to the same size), crocheted edges in white and crocheted together, added white bad gathered top of the hat together corner to corner (too bulky to gather in a more traditional way), The 4 corners made me think of jester style hat, so continue the funky look added 4 wormie things coming out of the middle of the hat that swing about in a fun manner when you move you head.
Slipper, the white and purple slipper..again 2 rectangles close to the same size. Not quite the right measurements though to donate to Warm Up America, which perhaps they were originally intended? Added white, gathered the toe area, stitched closed, stitched hem and added white tassel/ball. Rectangles were folder long way to accomplish this and fit me very slinder size 6 foot.
Second pair of slippers/booties...again 2 rectangles (close to the same size). These were folder width wise with more trim of blue added, but otherwise the same process as the white and purple. Both of these pairs of slippers were adapted from Bev. Fast and Easy Slipper Pattern on Country Cottage. This pair also fits my foot, slender size 6. I believe both pairs would easily fit a childs foot shorter and wider than my own.
The poncho is in the works and it too is rectangles...again not the right size to donate to Warm Up America. I think these rectangles in my donated box of yarn were practice squares for someone learning. But, with a bit of creativity and added a bit here and there....they will still be useful and will be donated to charity. These rectangles are crocheted where the purples were knitted. Poncho is going to be about 12.5, my question is what age child is that the right size for??????
Though the pics make the purples look like they were all the same shade, they aren't, nor were they made using the stame stitch.
The blue baby hat, and the white and purple slippers were added to my donation to a womens shelter in Michigan, Caring House and donated through the group Crafters in The Attic.
The purple wormie hat, and 2nd pair of purple booties were just finished last night. Unsure which group those will go to. Likewise the poncho when it's complete.
**Worked a bit on my shawl or dark green and ice blue last night as well. It's a chipping away.