Originally I loosely followed a pattern and made some modifications… well… seems most people wanted to know the modifications I made!
So finally… I’ve written a pattern for exactly how I made these pretty little slippers. :)
THIS IS A BASIC PATTERN. AND… if there is still confusion after this post don’t be alarmed .. on Thursday I will be bringing you a whole post of tips and tricks for working out problems making these and how to customize them for YOUR feet! (Update: Here is the link for the Thursday post on Tips and Tricks for Customizing your slippers!) Without further ado… my basic crochet slipper pattern…
For this pattern I used: variegated Loops&Threads Impeccable Yarn, in Luxury color (Original pattern was same yarn in Summerset color).
[Edited in: Use one skein, 192yd (175m), 3.5oz (100g), worsted weight: 4. Use the table in this article to convert for other countries’ yarn talk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_weight]
I used a size G/6 4mm crochet hook.
Start with a Magic Ring. If you don’t know what that is, THIS is a great instructional video.
Chain (ch) 3, Double-crochet (dc) 7 into ring. Pull tight. This is Round 1. (Do not slip stitch, I crocheted in the round, marking the end of each round with crochet markers to keep track.)
Round 2&3 – Alternate 1dc, 2dc into each stitch. (1dc into one stitch, 2dc into the next stitch, repeat…)
Round 4&5 – Alternate 1dc, 1dc, 2dc into each stitch. (1dc into one stitch, 1dc into the next stitch, 2dc into the next stitch, repeat…)
Round 6,7&8 – 1dc in each stitch all the way around.
To double check here, you should have 32 stitches around. The progression should have been: 8stitches after round 1, 12stitches after round 2, 18stitches after round 3, 24stitches after round 4, 32 stitches after round 5.
Row 9 – (Note, here you begin working rows back and forth instead of rounds) – Ch3, turn, dc into 19stitches
Row 10-19 – Continue to work back and forth in rows: ch3, turn, dc into 19 (all the way across).
At the end of Row 19, tie off your yarn end, but leave a very long tail!
Fold the end of the slipper in half inside out and sew up the seam.
Flip right side out so the seam is on the inside of the slipper.
Edge slipper with dc all around the opening. You can do this in matching or contrasting yarn!
OK… so that is the BASIC pattern… EXACTLY how I made them for MY feet. Which, by the way, are US size 7.5. If you want to gauge your stitch size to mine, a 4inchx4inch square in the flat part of slipper is approximately 9rows of 15stitches.
As I said… on Thursday I’m coming back with lots of tips and tricks for customizing these slippers and working out any problems you may be having making them. But the gist of making them smaller or bigger is adding/subtracting either stitches and/or rounds and rows to make them the right size for your feet. Don’t be afraid to try them on a billion times during your crocheting process to make them perfect for you!
See you Thursday!