Thursday, 23 February 2012

Crochet Mary Jane Slipper - Written pattern and video tutorial

Crochet Slipper – Mary Jane Style
Design by:  bobwilson123
Converted to written format by Dorian

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2 balls of 8ply/DK/Sports Weight yarn, 6mm crochet hook
 1x7 oz of worsted weight and a 6mm crochet hook
2 buttons
 Sewing needle
beg = begin/beginning
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet;  
 rep = repeat
 rnd(s) = round(s)
 sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
1) If using 8ply yarn Use both strands at the same time for thickness
2) You start at the toe & work your way back;
3) Front part of slipper is adjustable to any length;
4) Height of side/back of shoe is adjustable;
5) Keep stitches tight;
6) Sc could be used instead of hdc.


Beg at toe, Ch 5; join with sl st to beg ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1:  Ch 1, work 11 hdc into center of ring; join with sl st to top of 1st st:  (12 sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch 1, hdc into same st where you joined; 2 hdc in each of the remaining sts, join with sl st to top of 1st st:   (24 sts)
     ---Determine size/fit:  take disk you’ve made & put it on tip of your foot.  Disk               
         should be about as wide as your foot.  If it fits, ignore next increase round.  If not,
         add increase rnds as needed. Remember - the slipper will stretch!

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * to end, join with sl st in ch 1.  (this is your increase rnd)
     ---Repeat this rnd if needed until you’ve reached the width of your foot.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st in ch 1.
    ---After you work a couple of rnds, try it on over your foot.  If it’s too narrow, undo a
        couple of rnds and work in increase rnds. Once you’ve passed the toes the width is
        set. You just determine how far up your foot you want the top of the shoe to go.

Rnd 5 -  :  rep Rnd 4 until desired length (remember to count how many rnds/rows you do so you know what to do for the other shoe).

        Fold tube in half. You will now crochet rows from one side to the other (see   
        pic 1a).  Use stitch markers on each side. To make the slipper come up a bit higher
        on your foot, adjust starting point up a couple of sts on each side (see pic 1b)

Row 1:  Ch 1, hdc in each st until you reach stitch marker, ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each st across row; hdc in the ch 1 from previous row, Ch 1, turn.

Row 3  :  repeat Row 2 until flap reaches the back of heel (see pic 2)

Sew the seam:  Fold flap in half and turn slipper so that the back of shoe faces you.  Hold flap up so that one side of fold is facing you (see pics 3 - 4).

        Step 1:  hdc in 1st st of front piece; sl st in 1st st of back piece
        Step 2:  hdc in next st of front piece; sl st in next st of back piece
        Step 3: rep step 2 in the remaining sts in the front and back pieces; on the last st
                     just sl st through both front/back pieces.
        Step 4:  Ch 1, fasten off.  Weave in ends. (you could also use your own preferred
                     method of creating a seam)

Stitch around the opening: 
        Step 1:  Pick a stitch anywhere in slipper opening, insert hook & pull yarn through
        Step 2:  Ch1, hdc in “spaces” all around the top of opening (work as evenly as
                     Possible in as many rnds as you like)
        Step 3:  Sl st into 1st st you made in the rnd.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.


Pick spot along slipper opening where you want to put the strap. Insert hook, pull yarn through
Row 1:  ch1; hdc in same space, hdc in next 3 spaces; ch 2, turn
Row 2:  hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each st across; ch 2, turn
Row 3 - ?:  rep Row 2 until strap is long enough (try on to determine length)
Last Row:  hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each st across; ch a few times to create button hole (depends on button size); turn work, sl st to other side.  See if button will fit through loop you’ve made.

To finish button loop:  hdc a few times around the loop, sl st in strap at end of loop.
Sew button onto shoe. 

For other shoe, be sure to make strap on opposite side, and to sew button on opposite side as well.


1 comment:

craftbelle said...

Just want to say a big thank you for your video. I found it via google and immediately wanted to make my own version. Here's a link to my project. Keep up the good work.

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