Crossover Strap Mary Janes by Sylver Santika

Crossover Strap Mary Janes

May 2008
3 ply Jute
Hemp Cord
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Using 3 strands of yarn held tog, or jute
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
6.0 mm (J)
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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.

Materials required:
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)
2 buttons
yarn needle, and needle for sewing buttons

Skill level: intermediate