2014/39 Crochet slippers – not crocheted in the round!

I don’t know about you, but I always crochet slippers in the round. This pattern made its way to us: Bev’s crocheted a rectangle and sewn it into the shape she wanted to create a pair of slippers. Ingenious!

It’s all in UK TR. Easy.

Visit Bev’s country cottage for the pattern.

 

 

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2014 number 2: crochet wellies!

These are amazing. Crochet them with a big hook and some chunky wool and they’ll fit you! You could put an insole or a piece of  shaped cardboard in the foot for a bit of sturdiness. Slipper boots are all the rage in my house.

When it asks for an sc, crochet a UK DC. When it asks for an hdc, crochet a UK HTR.

Visit Repeat Crafter Me for the pattern!

Crochet Christmas Slippers – free pattern

These adorable Christmas slippers are super quick and easy! Ideal extra Christmas presents, or something just for you.

This is own pattern based on our pattern for Minion slippers here. IMG_20131121_182835

Feel free to make and sell these as much as you want, but the pattern is free to everyone and will remain that way. You can reproduce it on your website or blog as long as you credit us as source, and don’t charge anyone any munnies.

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Hook: 4mm.

 

Tapestry needle.

 

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

 

THE TOE

 

This section determines the shoe size of the slipper. The instructions we’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. For a child’s size, we’re guessing that you stop increasing after round 2, or maybe even round one if your little one has tiny feet. If that doesn’t work, try a smaller hook.

 

We start with green 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.

 

Round 1: 10 htr into the ring.
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Round 2: 2 htr into each htr from round 1.

 

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 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.

 

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 your 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 – 23  , repeat round 5.

 

 

We are now going to create an opening for the foot.  We won’t be crocheting all the way around any more.

 

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

 

Rounds 25 – 36: Repeat round 24.

 

Your work will create a rectangle shape.

 

 

The Heel

 

After row 36, fold the straight end in half and double crochet the two sides together. Turn inside out. Sew in any loIMG_20131121_155819ose ends with a tapestry needle. You should end up with something like this!

 

 

The red Shell edgingIMG_20131121_164718

First, htr all the way around the opening in your red yarn, starting and finishing at the join at the heel. You need to make sure you’ve crocheted stitches in  multiples of six, plus one stitch. If your final stitch count isn’t in the six times table, add or deduct the necessary number of stitches somewhere sneaky. No one will notice, we promise!

Then chain one. *Miss two stitches. 5 treble crochet into the next stitch. Miss two stitches. Double crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * all the way round.

Fasten off. Sew in all ends – and voila!

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Snowflake slippers

I came up with these beauties using the snowflake pattern in issue 11 of Simply snowflake slippersCrochet magazine (out now if you’re quick). Hook up six or seven snowflakes and sew them together at the points until you have a slipper that is slightly smaller than the foot they’re for and voila!

I’m so addicted to making slippers at the moment.

Slippers inspired by Minions – our free pattern and tutorial

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*Note: the photos were taken while one of us wIMG_20131021_124530as recovering from surgery 😛

04.04.14 This pattern is now available as a free Ravelry download – download now.

We’ve seen other patterns around the Net for crochet slippers but they all seem to use treble crochets and join with slip stitches. Since this pattern, we’ve gone off the latter most definitely. Using half trebles the way she does leaves no sign of a join, and are quicker and easier. It’s an easily adaptable pattern. You obviously don’t have to make Minions, and you can use any colours you like.

So, here’s our version of a common pattern. Hopefully you’ll find it easy enough. Any questions, please use the Comments and we’ll get right back to you.

Hook: 4mm.

Tapestry needle.

Stitches: half treble (htr) and double crochet (dc).

THE TOE

This section determines the shoe size of the slipper. The instructions we’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 yellow 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.

Round 1: 10 htr into the ring. IMG_20131017_122801

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

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 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.IMG_20131017_151915

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 your 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.IMG_20131019_231400

Round 6 -16  , repeat round 5.

Change colour to blue.

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.IMG_20131019_231449

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

Rounds 25 – 36: Repeat round 24.

Your work will create a rectangle shape.


The Heel

After row 36, fold the straight end in half and double crochet the two sides IMG_20131019_234533together. Turn inside out. Sew in any loose ends with a tapestry needle.

The Eye.

Make a magic loop again (or a ring using whatever your preferred method is) using black wool.

Round A: Crochet 10 htr into the ring and pull ring closed. IMG_20131020_200844

Change to white yarn.

Round B: Crochet 2 htr into each stitch from previous round.

Round C: 1 htr then 2 htr all the way round.

Change to grey or silver yarn.

Round D: Using double crochet, crochet 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc, all the way round.

Fasten off and sew eye into the centre of the yellow section of the slipper.

All done!

If you like, you can crochet another row of dc or htr around the opening. If you’re making a non-Minion pair of slipper, you could use a different colour for contrast, or even a different edging stitch.

Make two (or more, depending on the number of feet your recipient has)!

Please feel free to reblog and link to this pattern, but please remember to source this blog if you reproduce it on your own site – ie, please don’t pass it off as your own! You will get found out! You can make and sell items made using this pattern as much as you like!

Pattern translation – More slippers

These babies have inspired me. The pattern is SO simple (all UK TR!) that you could make yourself a pair in an evening. I’m going to follow someone else’s example and make Despicable Me Minion slippers for my girls for Christmas!

I found them at ZoomYummy.com via somewhere else (which I’ve forgotten!) and was delighted to discover a treasure trove of not only crochet goodies but also food that makes me hungry just looking at it.

Strongly recommend a visit!

Summer slippers – pattern translation

These Summer slippers are adorbs, as a hipster would say. I’m making myself a pair with t-shirt yarn as I don’t have any soles lying around, plus I like my slippers to feel pretty substantial beneath my feet. I’ll post pics! Of my slippers! Not my feet!

The pattern is in US terms so:

Crochet a UK DC when it asks for an sc;

A UK HTR when it asks for a dc;

A UK TR when it asks for a dc.

As I post, it’s miraculously blowing a cool breeze in through the back door of my house and I can hear an owl hooting. England in the Summer!

For this pattern, visit Cutey Patuty Crochet, where she shares this universal, eternal, profound truth:

Money can’t buy you happiness. But it can buy you yarn, which is kind of the same thing!