2014/36 Snowman crochet slippers, Olaf-inspired, free pattern (a proper one!)

Given the success of the lazy blog post we wrote about using our Minion-inspired slippers pattern to make Olaf-inspired slippers, we wrote up the pattern properly! We still don’t have a photo of a finished item, but if you make them …

It’s a Ravelry download too: download now.

You will need:

4mm hook

White yarn

Black yarn

Orange yarn

Hook: 4mm.

Tapestry needle.

Stitches (UK terms): half treble (htr), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr).

THE TOE

This section determines the shoe size of the slipper. The instructions I’ve given here should cover all average adult shoe sizes. If you want your slippers to be smaller, miss out Round 4. If you want them to be larger, add “Round 4a” and crochet “1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, then 2 htr all the way round”. Alternatively, play around with different hook sizes.

We start with orange yarn and a circle. Use your preferred method: either chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a loop, or use a magic ring and chain 1 to secure. It’s important to keep track of the first stitch of each round with your stitch marker. I don’t slip stitch to join rings – this way, you don’t get a visible join. Go straight from the last htr of round 1 to the first htr of round 2.

Round 1: 10 htr into the ring.

Round 2: 2 htr into each htr from round 1.

Round 3: 1 htr then 2 htr into the next stitch. Continue all the way round. You should finish on a 2 htr in the last stitch.

Switch to white yarn for the rest of the slipper.

Round 4: 1 htr, 1 htr then 2 htr into the next stitch. Continue all the way round. You should finish on a 2 htr in the last stitch.

 

The Foot

This section determines the length of the slipper. Adjust the number of rows up or down to match the size of the foot you are crocheting for. You’ll want to keep working until the length of the slipper is slightly shorter than the foot.

Round 5: 1 htr in each stitch all the way round.

Round 6 -16  , repeat round 5.

Rounds 17 – 23: 1 htr in each stitch all the way round.

We are now going to create an opening for the foot.  We won’t be crocheting all the way around any more. Your work will create a rectangle shape.

Round 24: Chain 1. Crochet 28 htr back the way you came, ie back over the previous round.

Rounds 25 – 36: Repeat round 24.

 

The Heel

After row 36, fold the straight end in half and double crochet the two sides together. Turn inside out. Sew in any loose ends with a tapestry needle.
The Eyes

White circles.

Make a magic loop again (or a ring using whatever your preferred method is) using white wool.
Round 1: 10 tr into ring. Slip stitch to join.
Round 2: Chain 2. 1 tr into same stitch. 2 tr into each remaining stitch from previous round. Slip stitch into top of chain 2 to join.
Round 3: Chain 2. 1 tr into same stitch. *1 tr into next stitch. 2 tr into each remaining stitch from previous round.* Repeat from * to * all the way round. Slip stitch into top of chain 2 to join.
Round 4: Chain 2. 1 tr into same stitch. *1 tr into next stitch. 1 tr into next stitch. 2 tr into each remaining stitch from previous round.* Repeat from * to * all the way round. Slip stitch into top of chain 2 to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

I also double crocheted along the top of the white circles, as below in the hat photo, to give his eyes some definition.

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Black circles
Using black yarn, start with a magic ring or chain 4 and join with a slip stitch – whichever method you prefer.
Round 1: 10 tr into ring. Slip stitch to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew or glue the black circles to the white circles: you can sew them to the centre of the white circles if you like or you can place them somewhere else if you prefer. See my Olaf hat photo for a suggestion. Sew the eyes to the slippers in a similar position to those in the photo of the Minion-inspired slippers.

The eyebrows – make 2
Using black yarn, chain 17.
Tr into the 2nd stitch from the hook and then the next 4 stitches.
Htr into the next 5 stitches.
Dc into the next 5 stitches.

Fasten off. Sew in ends. Sew onto slippers as shown in picture of hat.

The hair.
Cut 2 pieces of black yarn, each about 3 inches long (8 cm). Thread them through the top centre of the slippers above the eyes and knot them on the inside of the slippers to secure.

All done!

 

 

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