This was fun! I have been working a couple of days on learning how to make these little Mary Jane style baby shoes. I had to learn a new stitch called a “foundation double crochet”. It took a little bit of watching the tutorial and practicing. I have two daughters expecting babies this year so this is a fun thing for me to learn. Here you see the ones I have made in white with a pink crocheted button. I also will make them in black, pink and red. Those are the traditional colors of the Mary Jane style shoe.
The crocheted button was my idea to the shoe. The one in the tutorial has a regular button and it is very cute. But I worry about choking, babies do put their shoes in their mouths, lol.
So I have taken a slip stitch through the shoe with the pink yarn chained two and made 12 single crochet in the second chain from the needle and made the round, finished it off and woven the ends through the button. I used a lighter weight yarn and a size E needle for the button. You can see here that the button is joined on one side, just slip the strap loop over the button and lay the button down.
It’s kind of like a little flap. It seems to hold nicely. Remember I am still learning, so any suggestions for me and my followers are always welcome. I viewed I viewed the tutorial on You Tube “Crochet Mary Jane Baby Slipper” by tjw1963.