This pattern is for knit slippers, but I can totally see using a wool sweater and cutting and serging slippers from it! Home Slippers - DIY. this is knitting, but I bet I could use this to crochet some
Nifty link, but you have to search to find the spool knitting with beads. Other great ideas there, too! Own Two Hands - Spool knitting with beads. Neat technique for jazzing up I-cord. (Might be fun to add to Christmas Tree Garland.