Here it is . . . my first free crochet pattern in honor of my promotion! I promised a free pattern in return for every person who followed my blog in the 7 given days . . . and now have quite a few patterns to write up :) Here is the first one, though - Women's House Slippers!
These slippers are oh so cozy and comfy! Just slip them on, wear 'em around, and when they get dirty, throw them in the washer (not the dryer though!). They are so simple and quick - you can make a pair in just a few hours.
These slippers were made for my feet (7.5 US shoe size) but can very easily be adjusted for smaller or larger feet. Just increase/decrease the last row for a custom fit!
Warning: these slippers stretch! If you are on the fence about how big to make them, make them smaller! They stretch a LOT!
F (3.75mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
150 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
(With magic ring pulled tight)
End of row 3: 2 inches
1. To make two-toned slippers similar to these, change color on the bottom of the slipper, where the switch won't be as noticeable.
2. To make a strap, chain a certain amount (according to foot size) at desired place when single crocheting around the top of the shoe. Turn and sc back down the chain, sl st into base of strap. For a thicker strap, turn and sc back up the strap and down the opposite site. Then sew to opposite side of shoe (or attach button - don't forget to make a button hole if you do)
3. To make a rim of contrasting color (CC), join CC in the back of the slipper and slip stitch in each stitch around.
Slipper (make 2)
1. 5 dc into ring. 
2. 2 dc into each stitch around. 
3. 2 dc into each stitch around. 
(don't forget to check your gauge here!!)
4. (2 dc in next, dc in next) around. 
5-9: Dc in each stitch around. 
10-21: Ch 2, turn. Dc in next 21. 
(Here is where you can adjust the size - decrease or increase the amount of rows you do here)
Then, flip back inside-out, like the picture on the right above.
Now join yarn at the back of the slipper (near wear you just sewed up), and sc evenly around the perimeter of the slipper. When you get to the corners, do 3 dc (one right before the first "real" dc, one in the first dc, and one in the second), then keep single crocheting across the top. 3 more dc at the next corner, sc back around. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Ta-dah! You now have a slipper! How easy was that? And that's just the basic pattern - you can decorate it with flowers, bows, a strap, change colors - the possibilities are endless! I would love to see pictures if you make these!
Feel free to make as many of these slippers as you want, and donate as many as you want! I just ask that if you sell these online, you credit either my blog or my etsy shop. Thanks!
Enjoy the pattern - more to come soon!
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