Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Magic Book ~ Free Crochet Pattern ~ Muk Luks


I became completely unraveled for about an hour today when my magic book went missing. OK, so the book isn't really magic, but it is where the magic happens. This colorful and rather tattered book is where I put all of my ideas. This is my pattern book.

It's filled with illegible scribbles and funny diagrams that only I can decipher. If found 500 years from now, the crocheters of the future would no doubt rub their noggins and wonder about the ancient ones.


I actually haven't written in my book for a while. I have found myself teaching, dyeing, transcribing and all sorts of things that have kept me from my personal designing. Today, however, I needed to find it so that I can take one of the scribbles and turn it into a proper pattern for you.



On December 6, 2009 I wrote a blog post called My Muk Luks and Me. In it, I offered to write up my Crocheted Muk Luk Pattern and give it away if enough people were interested. A few people have expressed interest and I'm not a pattern tease, so I've decided to get to work!

I haven't made my muk luks in a while, so my plan is to make them together with you in a crochet-along. I'll take us step by step through the construction of the slipper boots and when we're finished, I'll post the complete pattern. So, you can make them with me or wait for the finished pattern to be posted on this blog.




The green and natural boot is actually what I call my Mini Muks. I think it is what more people will find practical, but once you have made the short boot, making a taller version like this one (brown/turquoise) isn't hard. I actually like the tall muk luks because they are closer to the knitted version that inspired me in the first place.

So tell your friends and your Ravelry groups! There's a new, free crochet pattern coming your way! It may seem like a strange time of year to make essentially a slipper sock, but since it's formed from squares, it's easy to work on even if you are on the go. You can make the pieces while your on vacation and assemble them later. When fall and the holiday season come around, these are very fun gifts. One of my readers mentioned that she'd like to make some for seniors in a local home for the aged. What a nice idea!

I'm going to start reviewing my notes. In the meantime, if you want to start gathering materials. You'll need two medium weight yarns (about a 4). I like to pick one solid and one variegated. You are going to want to pick a yarn that can take a little wear and tear since it's going to become muk luks. We'll also be working with a size K crochet hook.

See you soon!





Related Posts:
Mini Muk Luks ~ Crochet-Along ~ Part I
Mini Muk Luks ~ Crochet-Along ~ Part IIMini Muk Luks ~ Crochet-Along ~ Part IIIMini Muk Luks ~ Crochet-Along ~ Part IVMini Muk Luks ~ Crochet-Along ~ Part V

Follow-up article

22 comments:

jmk said...

Just popped along from Ravelry. Your muk luks are adorable! I'm off to dig out some nice durable Red Heart, LOL, to join along!

Jenn said...

Yea! It looks like there will be a few Ravelry people. I'm going to take some pictures today so I can get everyone started. Welcome!

Vaughnde said...

Sounds good to me. I have wanted something like this for ages! would be nice about now anyway whilst I'm laid up with a bad sprain. I'm on Ravelry as well as blogspot :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh!, thank you Jenn!
Can't wait to get started!! I have my yarns picked already!!!! My neighbor's feet are cold year round. She will get the 1st pair that I make.!

Bonnie

Lona said...

How fun! I wonder if I can carve out the time...

Jenn said...

Your comments have me jazzed and energized!

Kathryn said...

Hi, I might have missed the CAL but I am really enjoying this project!

Anonymous said...

how would you make the taller ones you have shown in turquoise and brown

DaniB1902 said...

would love to know how to make the taller ones

Anonymous said...

Do you have the pattern for the taller ones?? These are amazing!

Tammy Adley said...

I am in LOVE with the tall ones.....you said its not hard to make from the small ones but do you have instructions? They would be an excellent XMAS gift for my girls.

Tammy Isaac said...

love them I wish I had time to do this

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Anonymous said...

I can't wait for a pattern I made a few pair of the mini muk luks I love them! When will you post this pattern?!

Scandi Enterprises said...

Thank you for posting the pattern to these. My daughter and I are going to make a pair while following your posts.

scoop said...

Is there a place to get the pattern for the taller boots? I love this!!

lotrlover6989 said...

Thanks so much for writting the pattern and especially for making a tutorial video. :) I saw the tall brown and teal ones on Pinterest and just HAD to make these. as I don't know how to post a picture here on your page I will over on ravelry. I am lotrlover6989.

Anonymous said...

I just came across the muk luks.I'm so excited,I love the tall ones.thank you

lacey cardinal said...

Hi I was just wondering if there is a pattern for the long muk luks I love the look of them

Anonymous said...

Am also waiting for the tall ones

Jenn said...

Hi, The pattern is in process. I'll be announcing it here on the blog.

http://windrosefiberstudio.blogspot.com/2015/02/oh-those-muk-luks.html

Jenn

Kristi Joensen said...

Hello... have you posted the pattern for the tall ones. I'm dying to purchase that pattern+