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Friday, November 29, 2013

Little Elf Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial
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Little Elf Slippers



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!

Using a larger hook and thinker yarn as in the pattern indicated, you could obtain an adult woman size.

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.

Stitches, terms and abbreviations used:
sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet
sk: skip

sedge st = 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)

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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)

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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.
Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

B) Working in rows:
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.

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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

Row 15: The heel decrease 
Fold the slipper 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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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.

Little Elf Slippers -  Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial

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