Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cheating Slippers

Okay, so I'm cheating on the blog entry. This one is a blast from the past and a past blog. I love these slippers by the way! Unfortunately (don't tell my Son I said that!), I don't get to wear them anymore because my darling #3 Son got me fuzzy slippers for Christmas and as I would never dream of disappointing him, I only wear his slippers around the house now. Enjoy!

Comfy Ballet Slippers

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K & I hook
Lion Brand Baby Homespun (any homespun would work)
Caron Simply Soft ww
Stitch abbreviations:
Ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st/s – stitch/es
sl st – slip stitch
fo – finish off

Start with a magic circle or ch2 and work in 2nd ch from hook – ch2 at end of row does not count as 1st hdc of each row.

1. 6hdc in circle (or 2nd ch) join, ch2 (6sts)
2. 2hdc in each stitch around, join, ch2 (12sts) – weave in end now as it will be harder later
3. 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat around, join, ch2 (18sts)
4-5. hdc around, join ch 2 at end of each round
6. 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat around, join, ch2 (27)
7-8. 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch2
9. hdc in next 15sts, ch2, turn
10-21. 1hdc in each st across ch2 turn

Test fit before finishing off, you may need to increase or decrease rows for a custom fit. Remember you want a snug fit.
22. 1 hdc in each st across, fo leaving a long tail

With right sides held together and using tail from last row, fold heal in half and whip st heel seam. Weave in ends.

Using ww yarn and starting at the halfway point in the heel, sc evenly around to corner st where toe meets side. Do a hdc in the corner st. Sc over toe area with a hdc in the other corner. Finish sc around to where you started join.

Switch to I hook
Ch2, hdc in first 3sts sc to 1st toe corner, sl st across toe to corner, sc down side to last 3 st. Hdc in last 3sts, join.
Ch1, sc to corner of toe doing 3 decreases spaced evenly along the side, sl st across toe, sc back to beginning doing 3 decreases evenly on this side too. Join, fo.

Note: For me, because I have such a narrow heel, I re-attached the ww yarn about 2 1/2” away from the center of the heel and worked a row of sl st around the back, across the heel to 2 ½” down the other side.

I also whip stitched some felt into the area where the ball of the foot goes as I don’t like the feel of the “bumps” from the stitches.

You can embellish or not, whatever is your preference!

If you find any errors, please drop me an email. I am the only one who has made these and they have not been tested. Enjoy!


Ginger said...

Oh wow going to post the slippers on my blog fri for other to go see your blog awesome and i'll be back hummm didn't someone say that before? lol
hugs ginger

Patty said...

Those are really cute! If I ever learn how to crochet, I'll attempt to make them. Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

What weight is the baby homespun? Can I use worsted weight yarn instead?