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Summit Slipper Socks CAL Check-In

Are you participating in our Summit Slipper Socks Crochet Along? Well we are! We were able to get about 12 team members from WeCrochet and Knit Picks to stitch along with us, so we’re here to show off their handiwork.

First of all, if you haven’t joined but would like to, you can either post in the comments of the CAL Blog Post, or right here in this one! We also talk about it each Wednesday at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET in our Facebook Live, so join us there if you have questions or want to show off your project.

On a board background, a pair of finished summit slipper socks on sock blockers, along with a partially-finished pair and a couple balls of yarn

Get your Summit Slipper Socks Materials:

You can buy Summit Slipper Socks Kits for less than $10!

Kits are available in 8 colorways, or simply buy a ball each of Fable Fur and Mighty Stitch.

Download the free pattern: Summit Slipper Socks

Check out Our WIPS!

At the top of this post, you’ll see progress from two of our team members who chose the Green & Grey Kit.

The full pair was crocheted by our Outreach Director, Stacey. She claims to have never followed a crochet pattern but we don’t believe her after seeing this! (Also, you can check out some crochet patterns she has written herself!)

The WIP pair is by our new IDP Program Administrator, Alena. We love those little yarn hank stitch markers she’s using!

On a board background, two partially-finished Summit Slipper Socks in hot pink, along with hooks and yarn balls

And, we have a couple people who chose the Pink & Pink Slipper Kits. These were made by Liz L., our new photographer (who just started crocheting but she’s taking off like wildfire!), and Hillary, our Creative Director.

Oh look, there are some cute tools shown like these cute stitch markers: Enamel Stitch Markers – Crystal Gems and our Radiant Wood Hook.

Now it’s your turn! Show us your Summit Slipper Socks in the comments!

Join our Crochet Along: Summit Slipper Socks (November-December 2021)
A pair of feet wearing crocheted slippers with a fur cuff. Text that says "Join the Summit Slipper Socks Crochet Along"

You are cordially invited to join us in our new Crochet Along, featuring the Summit Slipper Socks pattern by Jennifer Olivarez.

Get the pattern here: Summit Slipper Socks

About Summit Slipper Socks:

Summit Slipper Socks will keep your feet cozy during lazy weekend mornings. A textured lattice detail is crocheted with post stitches at the top of the foot, and a wide faux-fur cuff around the ankle adds a touch of luxury.

Slipper is worked in unjoined rounds from the toe up, then worked in turned rows to form the sides of foot and heel. Heel is sewn together and cuff is added around the ankle opening.

Choose your yarn:

Mighty Stitch + Fable Fur

Or use our pre-selected combos in the Summit Slipper Socks Kit.

There are 8 combos to choose from (plus you get a discount when you buy the kit!) A few of the options:

How to Join the Crochet Along:

To participate in the Summit Slipper Socks CAL, join and post here

CAL Timeline:

Join us on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM PT for our Facebook Lives, where we’ll be doing our CAL check-ins!

Start date: November 24th

  • November 24th: Week 1—Toes & Foot
  • December 1st: Week 2—Heel & Fable Fur
  • December 8th: Week 3—Second sock follow up

CAL Check-in: Clean Sweep Rug
Clean Sweep Rug crochet pattern: A top-down view of a rectangular multicolored striped rug in blue and green tones, with fringe on the ends. Layered on top of it to the right is a round multicolored rug in red/purple tones. A pair of yellow retro running shoes is sitting on top of the round rug.

Hi Crochet-Alongers! How are you progressing on your Clean Sweep Rug, our current WeCrochet CAL? If you’d like to join (or just get caught up on all the CAL details), go here to find the Clean Sweep Crochet Along information.

By now, you should have already chosen your yarn, selected a color palette, and gotten started on your rug! Let’s check in on our team to see how they are doing.

Heather’s Clean Sweep Rug

Heather Mann headshot: Marketing Coordinator

Heather (that’s me!) is the Marketing person on our team, and responsible for things like working with crochet influencers, posting on social media, and hosting the WeCrochet Podcast! I’m an advanced crocheter who loves to work with lots of colors in every crochet project, so the Clean Sweep Rug is a perfect CAL project for me to have fun mixing and matching colors.

I’ve also been keeping tabs on our community members who are participating in this CAL in its Ravelry thread.

Heather's Clean Sweep Rug yarn: Brava Mini pack and a ball of Chroma Twist Worsted in Wednesday

I had a package of Brava Minis in my stash (the Red edition, which is scheduled to be back in stock at crochet.com at the end of May!), and paired it with another worsted weight yarn from my stash: Chroma Twist Worsted in Wednesday (a gray-black).

Getting started with the Clean Sweep Rug

There was a question in the Ravelry thread about the Row numbering in the pattern.

My advice:

Follow the pattern as written and ignore the names of the rows bc they’re wrong.

Tips for beginners:

  • Do the first 3 rows in the MC so you can establish the pattern. It’s pretty fussy if you switch colors during those establishing rows.
  • Make sure your slip stitches are not too tight or you’ll be annoyed the whole time when trying to get your hook back into the sl st on the next row.
  • The rectangular version MIGHT be less awkward than the round version but I haven’t tried it.
  • If you dislike weaving ends, go with the rectangular version because the ends turn into fringe!
  • After a few rounds you’ll get into a flow.
Heather's Clean Sweep Rug in progress

Because this version of the rug is crocheted in the round BUT there’s a turn on every row, I ran into some issues when I noticed I forgot to turn on a round (or two??) so now my wrong side/right side isn’t consistent. I’m not going to frog though!!

I use the first version of a project to work out all the snags, so I keep going instead of ripping out my progress (unless it’s a really devastating mistake). I’ve made lots of mistakes on this, want to hear about them?

  • As mentioned before, I accidentally forgot to turn the work at least once, so the center of this doesn’t match the outside.
  • I mixed up the MC with the alt color rows so this is gonna look very different than the original sample.
  • Because I mixed MC with CCs, I like the wrong side of the colors better, so now the wrong side is the right side (for me).
  • It’s also bulging out in the middle but curling on the ends. I hope that blocking will fix it, especially because I used a wool for the MC (a fiber which should relax once its blocked).

If you’d like to join us, or check other people’s progress, visit the Clean Sweep CAL thread on Ravelry.

If you share your progress on social media, use the hashtag #WeCrochetCAL or #CleanSweepRugCAL

Here are some we found on Instagram:

How are you doing on your Clean Sweep Rug? Share in the comments!