2 March 2015

Colourful crochet slippers

I love using plenty of colour! Little by little I'm learning to create combinations that seem just right in my own eyes.


I have used various left-over yarns. All are at least 70% wool. I had a crochet hook size 3.0 mm. My shoe size is 38 (5).

I'm not writing a pattern as such, only giving some pointers.

Sole:

I started the sole in the middle. I used a chainless foundation (you can search that on Youtube if you are not familiar with the technique). But a chain works just as well. I had 32 stitches to start with. You crochet round the middle chain, increasing at both ends.



At the stitch markers I started to widen the front of the sole.Used half trebles (British term) or half double crochet (American term).



One row of doubles (Br.) (singles, Am.) round the sole.

Turned the sole round. A row of slip stitches round the sole. This way the sole and the rest of the slipper will look more separate.

Side of the slipper:


Above the blue and green rows are in V-stitch. If you are not familiar with it, you can see the V-stitch chart here (not my site but found that).

After those I started to decrease stitches in the part that goes over the toes. I didn't count stitches, just checked that the shape seems to be right. The decreases are between the two stitch markers. In the rest of the slipper the number of stitches stays the same.







The finished main part of the slipper:

Flower:

Started by chaining 4.

The groups of trebles (British term, the American term is double crochet) were made so that you first crochet 4 trebles, take the hook off the stitch, insert it into the top on the first treble as well as the stitch and pull yarn through both.

The last row is a picot edging. The blue yarn is hidden inside the double crochet stitches (or singles in American terms) from one picot to the next.





Finished! If the slipper seems too loose, you could pass a round elastic inside the top row.

16 comments:

  1. ESTAN HERMOSOS ,MUCHAS GRACIAS POR REGALARNOS EL PATRON PASO A PASO

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  2. Lovely slippers !!!
    Anna

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  3. I came across your pattern on http://craft.easyfreshideas.com/crochet-slippers don't know if this is also your site or that someone else is using your idea, pictures and text.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! That is one of the many copies I have come across, especially on Asian and Russian sites. It would be easy to prove that mine was before the others but there's nothing to do about it now. Lately I have used a watermark on my photos, that helps a little that people don't copy as easily as it takes time to remove the watermarks!

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    2. At the end of the site they did give credit to your purplecrafts.blogspot.

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    3. It is a wonderful pattern. I just love them!

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    4. It is a wonderful pattern. I just love them!

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    5. Nice slippers, yes, use always watermark! Do you have Pinterest site? I knit, crochet, sew, make jewelry, things I learnt in Finland as a little girl.

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  4. Kiitos! Lovely pattern

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  5. These are such a wonderful use of shape and colour. With a more durable sole I think they would be fun summer shoes.

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    1. That's a great idea about the soles, have to try!

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  6. Must make these--thank you!

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  7. Ok I admit I'm a bit annal when it comes to crochet. Is there a written pattern to go with you tips? Sif so where do I look for it? Thank you! The slippers are great!! I want to make them!!

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    1. Glad you like them :) There isn't a written pattern for these slippers but I have created a fairly similar pattern that has written instructions as well as step-by-etep images and crochet charts. It can be purchased as a PDF for a few dollars at www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colorful-slippers .

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