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!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Giveaway winners announced!

Congratulations! I just picked the winners for my giveaway, and according to random.org, the two winners are Lexi and Melsdaisypatch! Please email me and let me know which two patterns you would like to win. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pattern testers!

If you are interested in pattern testing these Ruffly Baby Flats for me, leave a comment on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jays-Boutique/312421472198357 !

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Giveaway!

100 followers! Last night I got my hundredth follower - so excited! I know it seems like a small step, but I wanted to celebrate anyways. Plus I just opened up a Facebook page, and released a new pattern, so . . . I thought it was time for a giveaway!

Here are the rules:

There will be TWO WINNERS. Each winner will get TWO PATTERNS from my etsy shop for free! One comment per entry - here are the entries!
1. Follow my blog or sign up through email.
3. Share my page on Facebook.
4. FREE ENTRY: Leave a comment telling me what type of pattern you would like to see next! 

Giveaway ends October 15! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New pattern!

I just listed the Women's Bow Strap Slippers on etsy, ravelry, and craftsy! Be sure to check them out :) Also, thanks to my great testers!