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Friday, November 29, 2013

Crochet Children Slippers "Sparkling holidays"- Free Pattern with Tutorial


These crochet slippers for children are pretty, comfy and warm. I designed them thinking of Christmas. That's way i used a shimmer yarn! But you can use other yarn, just make sure your gauge is right.



Size: The booties will fit a  6-7 years old child.
        19,5 cm length from toe to heel,
        20 cm circumference around the foot.
     Toddler size available here!
 Gauge: in the pattern stitch (sedge stitch): 
                                - 4 groups of (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc)= 5cm
                                - 7 rounds= 5cm
Check you gauge! 
Materials used:
- Red Heart Shimmer Yarn in 3 colors;
- 3,5 mm crochet hook;
- stitch marker or a piece of yarn;
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends.
(Using a larger hook and thinker yarn the booties could fit an adult woman; not tested yet!)
Stitches, terms and abbreviations used:
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
st: stitch
sk: skip
group of (1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc)

Pattern for slippers (make 2):
A) Working in rounds starting at toe.
With green make a magic ring.
Round 1: Work 9 sc into the magic ring, sl st into the top of first sc. (9 sts)

Round 2: ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern), 2 dc in same stitch and 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st into the top of the first dc. (18 sts)


Round 3: ch2, 1dc into same st, 2dc in next st, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) x 8 times, sl st into the top of the first dc. (27 sts)


Round 4: ch2, 1dc into same st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, (1dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) x 8 times. (36 sts)
Cut yarn. Fasten off invisibly inserting the tapestry needle from back to front in the second dc of the round, then in between the top loops of the last stitch of round. 


Round 5: With white make a standing sc into the top of a stitch of the previous round, work (1 hdc and 1 dc) into same stitch as the ssc, sk 2 sts, *(1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts *, repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st into the top of the first sc. (12 groups)


Round 6: ch1, (1sc, 1 hdc, dc) into same st, sk (1 hdc, 1dc), work*(1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc) into next sc, sk (1 hdc, 1dc) *, repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st into the top of first sc. ( 12 groups)
Rounds 7-12, work as round 6. At the end of the round 12 cut yarn, fasten off.

B) Working in rows;  the stripes.
From now on you'll work in rows, turning the piece at the end of each row. Each color stripe will be made of 3 rows, changing colors at the end of each third row.  Do not cut yarn, carry color not in use from row to row. 
The color change: work the last sc of the row till half, having two loops on hook, join other color yarn with a sl st and pull through the 2 loops on hook.


Row 1: On the right side join green with a sl st into the top of a sc of the previous round.
Ch1, work (1 hdc, 1dc) into same st, *sk next (hdc and dc), work (1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc) into next sc *, repeat from * to * till the end of the row, sk the last (hdc and dc), 1sc into same st as the first group at the beginning of the row, ch1 and turn.


Row 2: (1hdc, 1dc) into first st, *sk next (1dc, 1hdc) and work (1 sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next sc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, sk last (dc and hdc), 1 sc into the ch1.
Row 3: same as row 2, but with color change at the end of the row like this: work the last sc half way; having 2 loops on hook attach white yarn and finish the sc with white, ch 1 and turn.
Rows 4-6 continue with white the same as row 2. Change to color blue.
Rows 7-9 continue with blue the same as row 2. Change to green.
Rows 10-12 continue with green the same as row 2. Change to white.
Rows 13 and 14 continue with white the same as row 2. 


 The heel decrease (row 15)
Fold the booty into half and place marker into the sc in the middle of the piece. 
Note: The sc sts before the marked st, the marked st and the sc after the marked st will be worked together, skipping the hd and dc sts in between; the heel decrease. (See photo collage bellow)
Row 15
(1 hdc, 1dc) into first st, *sk next (1dc, 1 hds) and work (1 sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next sc*, repeat from * to * 4 times, skipping the dc and hdc in between work sc3tog TIGHT, (1hc, 1dc) in same st, *sk next (1dc, 1 hds) and work (1 sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next sc*, repeat from * to * 4 times, sk last (dc and hdc), 1 sc into the ch1, changing color to blue.

Row 16: continue with blue the same as row 2. 

Join Back:
Turn the booty inside out and fold it in half, matching first and last sts of Row 16. Working through both top loops  sl st across to join the back of the booty (back seam). Cut yarn. Fasten off.


Edging:
Round 1: Join blue yarn with a sl st at the top of the back seam and work a round of slip stitches loosely around the foot opening.
Round 2: sl st back loops only loosely in each st around. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

  
You can find the toddler size of this pattern here!



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Written pattern and pictures copyright Kinga Erdem 2013.
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