Easter Memories

I have a lot of fondest Easter memories as a child. Of course, coloring Easter eggs were one of my favorite things to do at Easter. But one time we kids (there were three of us) got a very great gift: Roller skates!

My very first roller skates still had leather straps and you had to strap them around your own shoe. Actually, that was very practical, because on big hills I was able to take them off and just walk. (I had difficulties with controlling the speed going downhill)

We practiced roller skating every dayWe walked a few steps, lost the balance, felt down and stood up again – and it was wonderful. Our knees and hands were hurting, because we had no protectors, but that did not bother me, I was just very happy.

Some time later I got skates where the shoes were firmly connected with the wheels. There were two wheels in front and two in back and a stopper (brake) that was attached in front. You could go pretty fast with them, but I found that driving the curves was more difficult.

How the idea started to make the roller skates for the Miniami House residents:
Well, first the girls wanted to have shoes.

Then the boys grumbled and I made a couple of boots for them.

And I thought: What if I would be able to put on wheels/beads to the boots … I found a way and the Miniami roller skates were born.

The boys and girls had a lot of fun with them: They walked a few steps, lost the balance, felt down and stood up again ..

Here you can see the first successes.

Then they took a short break.

And they had a really nice time, but at the end of the day, the hands and knees were hurting – you know already: no protectors 🙁

Have a wonderful and happy week!

PDF-Pattern: Ballerinas, Boots and Roller Skates


14 thoughts on “Easter Memories”

    1. Thank you Sharon. Yes, Easter is full of surprises. Another funny thing we did in Germany: on a meadow we played with the colored eggs and we threw them as far as we could. When the egg was not broke, you won this game. I remember that my eggs were always broken so I had to eat them all.

    1. I took the roller skates away. It was not the scraped knees I’m worried about (I still have a lot of wool to fix that problem), but they got wild and began to ruin the furniture. Thanks for the funny comment, I had to laugh so much, that my cat got scared and hid under the couch 🙂

    1. Hello Silvia, you can find the bunny pattern at “all my patterns” on the right side of my blog or you can find in my post “How to make a baby” or at the “miniami house patterns”. I wish you a lot of fun crocheting your baby!

  1. Hello and thanks for this wonderfull pattern !
    As I saw we could sell few of the finished products, I have a question : a french roller association in which I am could be interested in me crocheting the little roller skates and sell it on the occasion of a disco roller night where the price of everything sold (food, drinks, and maybe the crocheted roller skates) will be donate to a french cancer center.
    Would it bother you if I crochet the roller skates using your pattern and we sell them (there may be around 20 or 30 pairs of them) ?
    Have a nice day.

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