Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Stashbuster Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern
Miss L (Who is now almost 13, my where has that gone??) recently wore a hole in the bottom of her slippers and requested a new pair. It's been snowing on the mountains here lately so slippers are a must have to keep little toes warm. Miss L asked for some that would "cover most of my foot and look like my flats" Hrm, Ok kiddo, one pair of slippers coming up!
These are great stashbusters, not only do they use 2 strands at once (and the more random the colour paring the better!) but they don't use a great deal of yarn, so you can use up them leftover part balls. You should be able to whip these up in an hour or so making them a great last minute gift as well.
I had a strong urge to put a big fluffy pompom on the toes but it was met with looks of unimpressed-ness from the preteen. Ok ok, no pompoms. But I bet they would look really fun with them too!
If you need to make them smaller or larger, adjust the starting chains and then add/subtract from the stitches at the sides (leave the decreases the same)
Woman's size 5aus (my daughters foot is 23cm long, and it's designed to fit her foot snugly.)
2 balls of DK weight yarn. (I used one ball of white acrylic and one ball of rainbow variegated acrylic)
Holding both strands together;
1: ch22, dc into the 3rd chain from hook. dc in the next 18 chains, dc 6 times in the end chain, working down the opposite side (into the same chains) dc in the next 19 chains, join. (44)
2: ch2, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc 17, 2dc in each of the next 4 stitches, dc 17, 2dc, dc, 2dc, join. (52)
3: ch1, sc in the back loops only around, join. (52)
4: ch2, dc around, join. (52)
5: ch1, sc 14, sc2tg 12 times, sc 14, join. (40)
6: ch1, sc10, sc2tg 10, sc 10, join. (30)
7: ch1, sc 12, sc2tg, sc 2, sc2tg, sc 12, join. (28)
8: ch1, sc around, join. End off and weave in tails.
Make a second slipper and your done!