Babouches. Design by Sylvie Lamie, available at Chez Plum.
Knitted in Berroco Vintage in 5104 (Mushroom) and 5105 (Oats).
Ravelry link

What a practical little project this was. I’m going to Japan in a month and a half and the guest house I’ll be staying at for part of the time has a strict “change into slippers at the front door” policy. I’d been thinking of getting a pair of suede babouches, or maybe moccasins, but I’d also been thinking I should save some cash for when I’m over there.Ā  The compromise: $16 of yarn rather than whatever the real thing would have cost, plus some extra experience in crocheting.

I usually go for natural fibres but I’m glad I’ll be able to machine wash these. The yarn was a little prone to splitting, but not too bad and felt very nice in my hands. They look weirdly hilarious on my feet, but not a photogenic kind of weirdly hilarious. But overall, I’m quite pleased with them.Ā  Yay!


Author: elena (ifihadalittlelamb)

Librarian, chronic hobbyist

3 thoughts on “Babouches”

  1. Yes, Nikko is in Tochigi and it’s GREAT! I actually just visited it for the 1st time last week and was quite impressed. The nature is beautiful, there’s a really pretty waterfall and lake (great hiking area too if you’re into that). And there’s a really famous/historical temple with the 3 monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Have a great trip! šŸ™‚

  2. These are absolutely adorable! Nice work! šŸ™‚

    What part of Japan will you be visiting? I’m living up in Tochigi (north of Tokyo) now, but lived in a guesthouse for my first month in Tokyo. Good call on having slippers, you need them here! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Kathryn, thanks for the comment! I’ll be staying in Tokyo, but am planning little trip to Osaka and Kyoto. I can NOT wait!!! Is Nikko near Tochigi? I’ve heard it’s well worth visiting.

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