Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Feet

Given the challenge to make an adorable pair of slippers that resemble real shoes (you know, like ballet flats but for around the house), I researched various patterns and combined ideas from each one to make a pair that fits me. The result?

SUPER HAPPY FEET. 


3.75mm crochet hook
100% cotton yarn
My basic pattern (minus the embellishments) for approximate size 6.5 women's:


Note: Round 1 – 5 starts the toe of the slipper by creating a circle. For best fit, make sure that the diameter of the circle is slightly smaller than the width of the wearer’s foot. To adjust the circle size, simply add or subtract rounds as needed.
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 30 sc
Round 6 – 15 creates the front/toe of the slipper. 30 sc around.
Round 16 – 41: ch 1, turn, sc in next 20 sc, repeat
These rows create the rest of the slipper, which includes heal and back of foot. Upon completing this set of rows your slipper should exactly reach the back of the wearer’s ankle. Increase or decrease the number of rows as you see necessary. Once desired length reached, ss back ends together, do a finishing ss around edging of slipper, finish off. With yarn needle, sew back of slipper together inside out.

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