60 Minute Mary Jane Slippers
Any little girl will look adorable sporting these 60 Minute Mary Jane Slippers. The crochet slippers are super cute with a single dot crochet design towards the toe for an added embellishment. This easy crochet pattern comes with instructions for newborns to 12 months just in case you are expecting or already had your child. The button strap closure is great for keeping the slipper bootie on and helpful for when you need to take it off. Work up a couple in different sizes and colors as a cute set for a baby shower gift!
Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- Medium Weight Yarn (KnitPicks Brava in Seashell and Cornflower)
- Size F Hook
- 2 small buttons
History of the Mary Jane Shoe Style
Mary Janes, a closed, low-cut shoe with a strap across the top, is a popular girls' shoe, but it first dates back to the early 19th century and was originally considered a unisex shoe. The term "mary jane," in reference to these shoes, dates back to the early 1900s and to a comic strip called Buster Brown. In 1904, the creator, Richard Felton Outcault, traveled to the St. Louis World's Fair and sold licenses to other companies to allow them to use Buster Brown characters in their advertisements. One of these companies, the Brown Shoe Company, later hired actors to play these characters in theaters and stores to increase their popularity. Because of this, the style of shoes that both Buster Brown and Mary Jane (Buster's sweetheart in the comic strip) wore became known as Mary Janes, after her.