Crossover Strap Mary Janes
These Mary Janes can be made as either shoes with a jute (or hemp) sole, or as cozy slippers.
The jute/hemp sole holds up rather well. In fact, the more they’re worn, the more the fibers mesh with one another and the more solid the sole becomes. I wouldn’t recommend hiking or splashing through puddles with them, of course, but for just general wear they’re wonderful!
The pattern includes instructions for women’s shoe sizes 5.5 to 11.
3 ply jute twine, or 2mm thick hemp cord (not needed for slippers)
3 balls worsted weight cotton (or 1 ball divided into thirds - you need 3 strands).
1 ball wosted weight cotton for shoe body
(acrylic and other yarns work well too for making slippers)
G-4.25mm, H-5mm, I-5.5mm, J-6mm hooks (or sizes needed for gauges)
hemp cord for sewing (not needed for slippers)
yarn needle, and needle for sewing buttons
Skill level: intermediate