Monday, August 19, 2013

Easy Slippers For Beginners



These slippers are great for beginners or anyone that wants to make a pair of slippers quickly. Done in double strands of yarn so they work up fast. 
 
MATERIALS
4 ply worsted weight yarn - use double strand (I used Red Heart Supersaver Light Periwinkle 175 gram skein with lots left over) I used a small amount of black for the soles.

Hook - 5.00mm or H hook
Size: Will fit a 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 inch foot. The stitch count in brackets are for small and large. Small is one inch smaller and Large is one inch larger. I made a pair in large for my husband and they fit him perfectly. Note: I have not made these slippers in the small. I based this size on my calculations using the gauge. Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch, 3 rows = 1 inch.



Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
To make 2 sc tog: Insert hook in first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert into second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.
 
Double your yarn by working with 2 strands. I rolled the yarn into two balls and worked from both.
 
SOLE
Ch 4
Row 1 - 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in next chain, 2 sc in last chain, ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Row 2 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 3 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn. (7 sc)
Row 4 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Rows 5 to 14 (2 rows less for small - add 2 more rows for large) - 1 sc in each sc. (9 sc)
Row 15 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Rows 16 to 27 (1 row less for small - add 1 more row for large) - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 28 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 29 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 1 sc, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Next you will do a round of sc all around the sole in the following manner: Slip stitch in first sc, in next sc do a slip stitch and a ch 1 and 1 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc at the end of each row. You now have 31 sc (28 sm - 34 lg) 1 sc in each of the 3 chs. You now have 34 sc (31 sm - 37 lg). 1 sc at the end of each row. 1 sc in the 1st slip stitch you made at the beginning. 64 sc total (58 sm - 70 lg), ch 1, turn.

 
BODY OF SLIPPER
Always begin your sc in the sc of previous rnd and not in the ss where you joined.
 

RND 1 - Through back loops of stitches only - 1 sc in each st, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (64 sc - 58 sm - 70 lg)
RND 2 - Rest of the rnds are through both loops - 1 sc in each st, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (64 sc - 58 sm - 70 lg)
RND 3 - 1 sc in next 26 sc (23 sm - 30 lg), 2 sc tog, (1 sc in next sc, 2 sc tog) 3 times, 1 sc in next 27 sc (24 sm - 29 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (60 sc - 54 sm - 66 lg)
RND 4 - 1 sc in next 28 sc (25 sm - 31 lg), 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in next 28 sc (25 sm - 31 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (58 sc - 52 sm - 64 lg)
RND 5 - 1 sc in next 27 sc (24 sm - 30 lg), 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in next 27 sc (24 sm - 30 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (56 sc - 50 sm - 62 lg)
RND 6 - 1 sc in next 26 sc (23 sm - 29 lg), 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in next 26 sc (23 sm - 29 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (54 sc - 48 sm - 60 lg)
RND 7 - 1 sc in next 23 sc (20 sm - 26 lg), 2 sc tog four times, 1 sc in next 23 sc (20 sm - 26 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (50 sc - 44 sm - 56 lg)
RND 8 - 1 sc in next 21 sc (18 sm - 24 lg), 2 sc tog four times, 1 sc in next 21 sc (18 sm - 24 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (46 sc - 40 sm - 52 lg)
RND 9 - 1 sc in next 19 sc (16 sm - 22 lg), 2 sc tog four times, 1 sc in next 19 sc (16 sm - 22 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (42 sc - 36 sm - 48 lg)
RND 10 - 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 14 sc (11 sm - 17 lg), 2 sc tog four times, 1 sc in next 14 sc (11 sm - 17 lg), 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (36 sc - 30 sm - 42 lg)
RND 11 - 1 sc in next 14 sc (11 sm - 17 lg), 2 sc tog four times, 1 sc in next 14 sc (11 sm - 17 lg), ss to join, ch 1, turn. (32 sc - 26 sm - 38 lg)
Fasten off.



 

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