Mamachee: The Oma House Slipper and Giveaway

If you want to skip my babbling go to the bottom of the post for giveaway instructions. :)

On the top of my Christmas “to make” list, was a nice crocheted slipper for my Grandmother. She is the one who taught me how to crochet. It only took me oh…like 12 or so years to finally catch on, but I am learning to love it more and more and I have her to thank. I have several doilies and intricate lacy blankets made by her that I cherish.

Recently, her eye sight has deteriorated so much that she has had to give up crocheting.

Since I was a little girl I have always remembered her wearing her crocheted slippers around the house and thought making her a new pair this Christmas might just be the perfect gift.

I searched on etsy for the right pattern, found the Oma House Slipper from Mamachee and fell in love. It was the perfect basic slipper and  when she mentioned in her pattern description that she made these slippers with her grandma, I was sold. I ordered it and got to work.

My stitches aren’t perfect but I got better as I went along.

This is the original slipper with no changes. I used 100% cotton thread which I think looks cool but found that it is not as comfy.

I added some Mary Jane straps to the sides of some…I don’t even know if I did it “correctly.” I just slip stitched into the side of the slipper, chained 11, turned and dc back starting with the 2nd ch, and then slip stitched back into the side of the slipper again. I also did another slip stitch to the middle of the strap so it would hold better, before tying off. I sewed buttons on with needle and thread and then slipped the strap over through one of the crochet holes. Pretty simple.

These blue ones are for my Grandma.

These kind of remind me of a banana. :)

I had some leftover yellow yarn and some navy blue in my stash, so I decided to experiment with this one.

You crochet with two strands of yarn at the same time so I thought it would be fun to try to blend two colors for the sole. It turned out a little wacky but kind of cool too. I crocheted it kind of tight so they are a little small for me. Whoops.

I think… the banana ones will be mine. :)

I loved this pattern so much that I contacted Tara to see if she would do a giveaway and she agreed! Tara not only has an etsy shop: Mamachee, but she also has a cool blog:

She, of course has great crochet projects, but she also crafts!

Her blog even has some free patterns. Got to love free…

Now to the giveaway.

She is giving 1 pattern away to 3 winners!
So your chances are pretty good.
I really like the Oma House Slipper but you can choose from any pattern of equal or lesser value should you win…which is essentially most of her patterns! Take a minute to go to  her shop and browse around to see all the cool patterns she has.

Here are some of my favorites:

That hat on the left is perfect for my boys! I am kind of kicking myself for not purchasing her 3 pattern bundle deal.

So cute right? I need another baby to make these for! :)

I want one of these hats for myself. I love that scalloped detail.

Now…Look at this! I love how she used twine/jute for the soles. She says you can also make the soles of the Oma House Slipper with jute for a real shoe. I may be doing just that this next Spring.

I have to admit I think this one is above my skill level at the moment but isn’t it too cool to not share?!

Oh my…a bear or bunny eared hat and matching bushy tailed diaper cover. Adorable.

I am a sucker for scarfs.

Aren’t her stitches perfect?

And of course I love these Oma House Slippers:

Are you a crocheter? Her patterns are clear, simple, and she has great stuff in her shop.

Not a crocheter? Her patterns make great gifts! I know I would like more patterns.

Here’s how to enter:
Leave a comment with your email address.
Any format is fine, I just need to be able to get a hold of you.
One entry per person please.
The giveaway will close on Tuesday, November 23 at 9 PM MDT. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 24.


  1. says

    i love love love these slippers! i would love to make some for my mom to travel with … i little piece of home to take with you on the road.

    godfrey.katie@gmail dot com

  2. says

    Yay a crochet giveaway!! I would LOVE to win this! I actually was thinking about slippers for gifts this year so this would be beyond perfect!
    hlvognetz at yahoo dot com

  3. says

    o I love her patterns! I've been eyeing those tree rattles for a while.
    …and the owl hat, and the scalloped hat, and the pleated bag,and fatso…
    smooze13 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. says

    I love the slippers and the owl hats. She has so much fun stuff in her shop! I just finished a fun crochet project for a new baby gift. I'll post it on my blog as soon as I give it away.

    My e-mail is on my Blogger profile.

  5. says

    I really love the shape of those slippers! I would completely commit myself to learning how to do this if i won… and maybe I will anyway. :)
    1erin1 at gmail . com

  6. says

    How do you even choose from all the cuteness?? I think I might have to go with the headband ear warmer with the giant flower! So cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

    P.S. – I love your blog! I have used your tutorials and LOVE them…thanks for being so crafty!

  7. says

    Love to see your blog and your creativity. I’ve made a few of your projects (ear warmers, apron and floofy shirt). Just picked up crochet and have been trying to perfect my stitches. They get so tight as I go. (And oh how oh how do you deal with the “crochet claw”? My hands are aching at the end of the day, but I just MUST finish the hat I’m working on.) Anyway. I’d love a shot at the patterns. The slippers, the sweet scalloped hats: so hard to choose!

  8. says

    all your slippers turned out great! I’m thinking I may need to make the family some slippers as well :) Tara’s got great patterns! I love her work!

    caseyrandom (at)

  9. says

    i am in love with those slippers … but those darling hats … and the flip flops! oh my how will i decide!?!?
    iamemilyshaw at gmail dot com – thanks!! (hope i win … if not i’m buying it!!)

  10. says

    I’m an absolute amateur at crocheting, but I would LOVE to win a free pattern so I could get to be GREAT! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

    (Pick me!) :)


  11. says

    Yay for first giveaways! Umm you are making me wnat to get my crochet needles out (it's been a long while!) Such a cute and fun pattern shop!

  12. says

    I am just learning to crochet and aspire to one day be able to make something halfway as beautiful as what she makes. I would love to win the pattern and try though.

  13. says

    Oo oo oo! Pick me! I just bought a whole bunch of yarn at Michaels (when it was on crazy discount) because I'm planning on making my sisters and sisters-in-law crocheted hats for Christmas! I would love some classy patterns!

    PS – I love this blog. The end.

  14. says

    oh my goodness! this i must have. my great grandmother used to make these for me as a kid, i really regret not asking her to teach me how to make them because I would LOVE to wear one right now.

    justbettertogether at gmail. com
    Just Better Together

  15. says

    Seriously, you are too cool! These look great! I attempt to mother tried to teach me but, she is left handed and I am right, meaning everything she does is upside down and backwards from me. But I can make one mean snake chain!!

  16. says

    I am a knitter (barely) but would LOVE to give a pattern to my sweet friend who taught me and helped me teach my 1100 4th and 5th grade students. (Yes, roughly one thousand and one hundred art students.) She is very talented and has crocheted my girls a doll and all of my children several hats – snowman, frog, ladybug, just to name a few.

    mama3davis at gmail dot com

  17. says

    The pattern is lovely! I especially love your personal touches to the pattern. These would make wonderful gifts!
    kkcreations at optonline dot net

  18. says

    Hi Delia! I don't know if you remember me. This is Jessica Brimley. We went to college together. I stumbled upon your blog a few months back and was excited that I actually know the Delia behind Delia Creates. Kind of a fun treat for me. I recently decided to try my hand at the mommy blog thing and started one. I'd love it if you would stop by and give me some pointers if you have


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