Saturday, October 27, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Seaspray Slippers (plus TWO new patterns released!!)

I've got a free pattern for you all, but first I want to share TWO newly released patterns in my etsy, ravelry, and craftsy stores!

The first is my Ruffly Baby Flats! These are so cute with their little ruffles and their adorable shape.





And the next is my Ruffly Baby Boots, the boots version of the flats! These are great for the colder days ahead, and they are so adorable!

Both of these patterns come in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months. They also both come with complete photo tutorials (with pictures of every step of every size), stitch explanations and abbreviations, gauge, and extra notes to make the pattern easier to read!

So be sure to check these out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jayscrochetboutique?ref=si_shop

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jays-boutique






Now for the free pattern!!

These slippers are very easy and quick to make - you could easily make them in an afternoon. The greatest thing about them, though, is that with a change of hook, you can make them smaller to fit a child. So they are very versatile, too!

I name these Seaspray Slippers because this is the same stitch that I used to make my Seaspray Hat! It is a very fun, easy stitch once you get the hang of it :)
(The bottom doesn't have the cluster design, it is more solid :)







Here's the pattern:

Materials:
150 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Soft)
H (5mm) crochet hook or 4.5mm crochet hook (see notes below)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Stitch Explanation
Cluster: (yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3x, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
V-cluster: (note: v-clusters will always be worked between two cluster spaces) Cluster, ch1, cluster, ch1.

Notes:
Crochet this slipper very tightly. I didn't have a 4.5 mm crochet hook at the time, so I used an H. But if you have a 4.5mm, I suggest using it. If you do use an H and crochet at a normal gauge, the slippers will turn out much too big!

Instructions
Magic ring.
1. Ch 3, (cluster, ch1) 5x into ring, sl st to top of ch-3.
















2. Ch 2, 2dc in cluster, 2dc in ch1 space, 2dc in cluster, ch1, v-cluster in next 4 ch1 spaces. Sl st to top of ch2.






















3. Ch 2, 2dc in next, (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) 2x, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, v-cluster in ch1 space of next 4 v-clusters, sl st to top of ch2 space.
















4-8. (or until the top section is the length you want it to be) Ch 2, dc in next 9, ch1, v-cluster in ch1 space of next 4 v-clusters, slip stitch to top of ch2 space. Fasten off, weave in ends.

     














Turn work so that the top of the shoe is facing you (as pictured above). Now insert your hook into the ch1 space between the clusters of the v-cluster on the far left (as pictured below).















9. Ch 3, v-cluster in same space. Dc in next 9 dc's, ch1, v-cluster in next v-cluster.
















10. Ch 2, turn. V-cluster in same space. Dc in next 9 dc's, ch1, v-cluster in next v-cluster.
Repeat round 10 until desired length.

















Fold the back of slipper inside out and slip stitch down the fold (see two pictures below). Fasten off, weave in ends.






Join yarn in center of back of shoe. Ch 1, sc around top of entire shoe. Sl st to ch1 space.


11. Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Sl st to ch1 space. 
12. Sl st in each stitch around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Make another slipper, and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! As with all my other patterns, no selling the pattern itself or claiming it as your own. And if you sell the finished product, you must link back to and give credit to this blog :) Thanks!


26 comments:

  1. Love these! Thanks so much for sharing the Seaspray pattern for free! I linked to it on my blog this morning! http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-slippers-for-the-whole-family/

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up to your blog, Tamara! I am sure I will get lots of views because of it :) So glad you like the pattern!

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  2. I love these! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern free. I just want to ask one question. Can I use a 4mm hook and what alterations/ differences will I have to make to your pattern?

    Thank you again.

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  3. Hi LadyDarkStar! So glad you like this pattern. You could use a 4mm hook, I would suggest trying them on as you go, just to make sure they are working. The length is customizable, so that shouldn't be an issue. Hope you love how they turn out :)

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  4. How do they end up looking like distinctive right and left feet?

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    1. They actually are made to fit both left and right feet! No changes for the different feet :)

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  5. Marvellous post on clothing.Thanks for sharing with us and keeping upto date with your latest designs.
    Fashion Boutique in Chandigarh

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    1. Hi Mary Ellen! I would be happy to explain . . . what is confusing to you?

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  7. Sorry, but page 2 was missing, didn't print. So, I was trying to go to row 3 from row 1. No wonder it was confusing.

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  8. How to calculate size of hook for children of different sizes

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  9. muchas gracias por compartir el paso a paso de los zapatitos

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  10. Do you have anything in a women's size like the Ruffly Baby Boots? I would love to make a pair for myself similar to those.

    Thanks, Rosiewho48@gmail.com

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    1. Those are actually on my never-ending to-do list!!! I would looooove some of those for myself too, but I'm afraid it won't be for a long time :)

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    2. For the v-clusters, do I {cluster ch1 cluster} all in the same space(ch1 from previous row)?

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  11. Is there a tutorial video?

    Thanks.

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  12. These slippers look awesome! I'm glad there's a pattern. I've been looking for a pattern for a nice pair of slippers and i finally found some!

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  13. Hi there, I was wondering what size, comparable to shoe sizes, would this make?

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  14. In round three, the last DC in ch 1, then v cluster in next four v cluster ch spaces, but my last DC goes into a v cluster space already and there's only three left. What do I do?

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  15. Hello! I was wondering, is it 150 yards for one slipper or two slippers? Sorry if that was already written somewhere! Thanks!

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  16. plz give me pattern of adult women size. thanks

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  17. i love this slipper . I made large size . plz give me pattern of adult women size.

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  18. In this step:

    3. Ch 2, 2dc in next, (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) 2x, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, v-cluster in ch1 space of next 4 v-clusters, sl st to top of ch2 space.

    What do you mean by next? Next what? Next cluster? Next cluster space? Please help! Thank you! :D

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  19. For the v-clusters, do I {cluster ch1 cluster} all in the same space(ch1 from previous row)?

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  20. I am also stuck on row 3!
    3. Ch 2, 2dc in next, (dc in next 2, 2dc in next) 2x, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, v-cluster in ch1 space of next 4 v-clusters, sl st to top of ch2 space.

    What do you mean by next? Next what? Next cluster? Next cluster space? Please help! Thank you! :D

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