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Friday, January 16, 2015

Heart & Sole Slippers| Women size | Free Crochet Pattern | Written Instructions and Graph| My Hobby is Crochet

These pretty and cozy heart slippers are crocheted using post stitches, that create a thick and warm knit-look texture.
They are quick and easy to work up; you can crochet them up in a couple of hours. This pattern could become your ‘go-to’ slipper pattern!

Heart & Sole Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern



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The Heart & Sole Slippers is my second Valentine's Day inspired pattern using a heart graph.
The first one was "A Hat with Love", a cute hat with hearts going around.

Slippers Construction: These crochet slippers are worked from the toe up.

SIZE: The slippers have a lot of stretch in length! Without stretching the slippers measure 24.5 cm (9.5 inches) in length; slipper circumference around the foot 23 cm (9 inches)

Please check your gauge and also try the slippers on while working.

  • For larger sizes work more rounds and rows.
  • For wider and longer slippers, you could try using a thicker yarn and larger hook size.

Small Child Size of the slippers available HERE!

SUPPLIES:

- 2 skeins of DK (light worsted)/ 8 ply yarn in Red (color A) and small amount of White (color B).
I have used Red Heart Lisa yarn (available at LoveCrafts in Europe), but you can replace it with other yarn having the same weight, for example Schachenmayr Bravo, or PAINTBOX YARNS Simply DK that are available in the US also.

- 4.5 mm crochet hook

- 2 stitch markers
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends

- scissors.

GAUGE: 16 fpdc x 15 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (unstretched) = 4 inches x 4 inches

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

fpdc: front post double crochet

bpdc: back post double crochet

st: stitch

yo: yarn over

slst: slip stitch

sk: skip
RS: right side
WS: wrong side

SPECIAL STITCHES:

standing hdc: See this Tutorial on Moogly blog!

bpdc2tog inv= invisible decrease back post double crochet= yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the next 2 sts (at the same time) on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.

How to change colors

Work the last st before changing colors till half, having 2 loops on hook, pick new color yarn and end the stitch, pulling the new color yarn through the 2 loops on hook.

Do not not cut yarns when changing colors, you can choose to work around the yarn not in use, or you can carry the unworked yarns across the back. Keep the tension of the strands not in use a little loose, to maintain elasticity.

To avoid long floats of yarn, you need to catch the yarn not in use.


Heart & Sole Slippers

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Heart & Sole Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern

UPDATE Febr. 2021: VIDEO TUTORIAL available here!

INSTRUCTIONS

Work rounds 1- 5 the same for both left and right slippers!

Start with a magic ring.

Round 1: ch1, work 11 hdc into ring, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (11 sts)

Round 2: ch2, (1 dc into top of next st, 1fpdc around the same st as the dc just made), repeat around, join with sl st to top of first st. (22 sts)

Round 3: ch2, 1fpdc around each of next 4 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 8 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 4 sts; join with sl st to top of first fpdc. (26 sts)

Round 4: ch2, 1fpdc around each of next 5 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 10 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 5 sts; join with sl st to top of first fpdc. (30 sts)

Round 5: ch2, 1fpdc around each of next 6 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 12 sts, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around next st, (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), 1 fpdc around each of next 6 sts; join with sl st to top of first fpdc. (34 sts)

Begin of Heart Pattern

Here you will work the left and right slipper a bit different!

(See also the HEART GRAPH below!)

Because the heart has an uneven number of stitches and the slippers have an even number of sts in a round, the heart is not quite centered. One st is off.
(You have 1st more in main color on one side as on the other side of the heart.)
To make the slippers looking symmetrical when worn you will work the right slipper with the changes as seen below.

NOTE: Work rounds 6 - 13 as written in the pattern for the Left Foot with changes in parentheses for the Right Foot.

Round 6: ch2, with A 1fpdc in each of next 16 (17)sts, changing to B at last st, with B 1fpdc around next stitch changing to A when the st it's made till half; continue with A and work 1fpdc around each of next 17 (16) sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Round 7: With A ch2, work 1fpdc around each of next 15 (16) sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1fpdc around each of next 3 sts changing to A at last st, continue with A and work 1fpdc around each of next 16 (15)sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Round 8: With A ch2, work 1fpdc around each of next 14 (15)sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1fpdc around each of next 5 sts changing to A at last st, continue with A and work 1fpdc around each of next 15(14)sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Round 9: With A ch2, work 1fpdc around each of next 13 (14)sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1fpdc around each of next 7 sts changing to A at last st, continue with A and work 1fpdc around each of next 14 (13)sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Rounds 10-11: With A ch2, work 1 fpdc around each of next 12 (13)sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1 fpdc around each of next 9 sts changing to A at last st, continue with A and work 1 fpdc around each of next 13 (12) sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Round 12: With A work 1 fpdc around each of next 12 (13)sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1 fpdc around each of next 4 sts changing to A at last st, with A work 1 fpdc till half, change to B and finish the st with B; continues with B, work 1 fpdc around each of next 4 sts changing to A at last st, with A work 1 fpdc around each of next 13 (12) sts, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Round 13: With A ch2, work 1 fpdc around each of next 13 (14) sts, changing to B at last st; with B 1 fpdc around each of next 2 sts changing to A at last st, with A work 1 fpdc around each of next 3 sts, change to B at last st, with B 1 fpdc around each of next 2 sts changing to A at last st, with A work 1 fpdc around each of next 14 (13) sts, sl st to top of first fpdc. Cut yarn B.

Rounds 14: With A work 34 fpdc around, sl st to top of first fpdc.

THE GRAPH(S)

How to Read the Graph(s)

The 2 graphs are showing rounds 5- 14 in the written pattern.
Actually the 2 graphs are the same, the only thing that is different it's how you will read them:
  • The top graph is for the Left Foot. You will read the graph (beginning at the arrow) from bottom to top, from right to left.
  • The Bottom graph is for the Right Foot. You will read the graph (beginning at the arrow) from bottom to top from left to right

You can DOWNLOAD THE GRAPH to your PC by right mouse click, option "Save Image", then you can PRINT OUT!

Heart and Sole Slippers crochet graph

Rounds 15-18: Repeat as round 14.
Note: It will be much easier to count the rounds/ rows on the wrong side. Count the ridges on the wrong side and write down to make the same for the second slipper.
( At the end of round 18 you will have 17 ridges on the wrong side.)

For larger slippers, continue until the desired length.
Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Start working in rows!
NOTE: ch 2 at beg of rows will count from now on as a hdc.

Left foot: Holding the piece with the back seam facing you count 14 sts from the back seam to the right, place a stitch marker into 14th st and a second stitch marker into the 22th st.

Right foot: Holding the piece with the back seam facing you count 13 sts from the back seam to the right, place a stitch marker into 13th st and a second stitch marker into the 21th st.

For both slippers you will have the stitch markers placed right above the heart, as seen in the picture below: crochet heart slippers worked toe up

Next: For both slippers: Join yarn with a standing hdc into the first marked st. Continue to work row 1 below.

Row 1 Left Foot(RS): work 1 fpdc around each of next 13 sts, sk the joining seam below and work 1 fpdc around each of next 12 sts, 1 hdc into 2nd marked st, turn. (27 sts)

Row 1 Right Foot(RS): work 1 fpdc around each of next 12 sts, sk the joining seam below and work 1 fpdc around each of next 13 sts, 1 hdc into 2nd marked st, turn. (27 sts)

From here worked the same for both slippers!

Row 2 (WS): ch2, (count as hdc), 1 bpdc around each of next 25 sts, 1 hdc in top of standing hdc of previous round, turn. (27 sts)

Row 3 (RS): ch2, (count as hdc), 1 fpdc around each of next 25 sts, 1 hdc in top of ch2, turn. (27 sts)

Row 4 (WS): ch2, (count as hdc), 1 bpdc around each of next 25 sts, 1 hdc in top of ch2, turn.(27 sts)

Rows 5-11: Repeat as rows 3-4. (After finishing row 11 you will have 10 ridges, counted from where you began working in rows).
(For larger size, continue until you reach the desired length.)

Row 12 (WS): DECREASE ROW (you will decrease 2 sts) : ch2, 1 bpdc around each of next 10 sts, bpdc2tog inv, 1 bpdc around next st, bpdc2tog inv, 1 bpdc around each of next 10 sts, 1 hdc in top of ch2. (25 sts)

Last Row: ch2, 1fpdc around each of next 23 sts, 1 hdc in top of ch2. (25 sts).

Joining the sides at the Heel

Turn piece on the wrong side.
Ch1, join at heel the sides together by slip stitching through both top loops of each side.
Don't fasten off! Slip stitch back to top. Ch 1 and turn piece on the right side again.

Continue to work the cuff around the foot opening:

The Cuff

Round 1: Work 34 or 36 hdc evenly spaced around the foot opening, sl st to top of first st.

For a larger opening work more sts, but the total number should be a multiple of 2!

Round 2: ch3, sk 1 st, *1 fpdc around next st, ch1, sk 1 st*, repeat around from * to *, sl st with B to top of first fpdc.

Round 3: with B ch2, 1 fpdc around first skipped hdc 2 rounds below, ch1, sk next fpdc, *1 fpdc around next skipped hdc 2 rounds below, ch1, sk next fpdc*, repeat from * to * around, sl st with A to top of first fpdc.

Round 4: with A ch2, 1fpdc around first skipped fpdc 2 rounds below, ch1, sk next fpdc, *1 fpdc around next skipped fpdc 2 rounds below, ch1, sk next fpdc*, repeat from * to * around, at the last repeat don't ch 1 anymore before slip stitching to top of first fpdc.
Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

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Heart & Sole Slippers
Written Instructions and Pictures
Copyright 2015 Kinga Erdem
This pattern is free for your personal use, you can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated. Do not use my photos for selling purposes or modify them in any way.
Please don't repost the pattern itself to any other sites, but please share the link to the pattern if you want to share the pattern with your friends. You may not give away copies of this pattern.
Do not make video tutorials or translate my pattern in other languages without my written consent!
Thank you.
Kinga

17 comments:

  1. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really
    nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later.
    Cheers

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  2. I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

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  3. I love the heart slippers pattern. I wish you had a pattern like it with a shamrock for St. Patricks Day and a bunny for easter.

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    1. Hi Liz! Great ideas! Actually I have thought about a shamrock pattern. :)

      Kinga

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  4. I like this web site so much, saved to bookmarks.

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  5. Love these! I have worsted weight yarn ( I love this yarn brand) is there any modifications I could make to use this? It is the next weight up from the 8 ply ( it is 10 ply) 20 stitches vs the 8 ply that is 22 inches in the knit gauge. Thanks Kim

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    1. I made mine with the same yarn and no modifications. They came out beautifully.

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  6. Hi. I am just starting these and I'm trying to understand how u get from 22 stitch on row 22 to 26 on row 3.. I dont see where I'm picking up the extra 4? Help plz :)

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    1. Hello, I didn't see an answer to your question, so I thought I would reply. When it says (1dc into top of next st, 1 fpdc around same st), you're actually putting two stitches into the same stitch. It says to do that 4 separate times, so you're adding 4 stitches to your stitch count. Hope this helps you.

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  7. If using 4 ply yarn how many yards would you need of the main color?





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  8. Just came across your slipper pattern. Love the look and plan on making. I do have a question. I am active in Westie Rescue (West Highland White Terriers). Is it possible for you to do a pattern of the Westie Head? Just need a solid pattern. I think these slippers with the Westie face on them would make a great fundraiser. I could send you a picture of what I am talking about.

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    1. Hi, thank you for the suggestion. I would add it to my never ending "pattern request list". I can't assure you that it will be a pattern though.

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  9. I’m wondering for smaller sizes, do you make it the same width? I made one pair for a friend and now others are asking but I’m nervous about sizing. Would I make less rounds and less rows or how would I go about changing the size smaller? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    1. Yes,that's right. Less rounds and rows. Try the slippers while working them.

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