Sunday, July 28, 2013

FREE PATTERN: Bow Buckle Mary Janes

 New free crochet pattern for you guys! It has been way too long since I posted one last (my goods shop has been keeping me plenty busy :), and I felt the urge to design a few days ago. So here it is! The Bow Buckle Mary Janes :)


These cuties are fast and easy to make, and very practical, too! Take a classic Mary Jane style shoe, add a bow instead of a button - and how cute is the result? 

 

This pattern makes a shoe approximately 4" long (about 3-6 month size). You could always go up a yarn weight/hook size to adapt this pattern for larger sizes . . . or if you ask I might be able to come up with a pattern for a larger size :)










 Materials:
50 yards worsted weight yarn for Color A (I used Red Heart Soft in Off White)
50 yards worsted weight yarn for Color B (I used Red Heart Soft in Deep Sea)
F (3.75mm) crochet hook
E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - Half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
Ss - slip stitch
Sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
Hdc2tog - half double crochet 2 together
Dc2tog - double crochet 2 together

Notes

  • Stitch counts will be in { } at the end of each round. To determine the stitch count, start counting in the next stitch. Count around the shoe, ending with the slip stitch you just made. 
  • When you see parenthesis ( ) in the pattern, repeat whatever is in the parenthesis the number of times indicated. For instance "(2sc in next, sc in next) 2 times" means "2sc in next, sc in next, 2sc in next, sc in next".
  • The first stitch of each round after round 1 is placed in the stitch you just slip stitched into. 



Stitch Explanations
Sc2tog - insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Hdc2tog: Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Dc2tog: Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Working in Third Loops
In round 4 of the pattern, the pattern will say "Work this entire round in the third loops of the hdc's of the previous round". The third loop is the extra loop behind each hdc. In the first picture below, my hook is inserted into the two normal hdc loops. You can see the extra loop below it. In the second picture, my hook is inserted in the third loop, behind the two normal hdc loops. Round 4 is worked only in these third loops. This leaves the two normal hdc loops visible, creating a clean edge around the shoes.



If this is too confusing, you can just work in the back loops for round 4 :)

Pattern

1. Ch12, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5, hdc in next 4, 5hdc in last stitch. Turn so you are working in the backside of chains. (See first picture below) Hdc in next 4, sc in next 5, 2sc in last, join with ss to first sc. {27 stitches)




2. Ch1, 2sc in next 2, sc in next 5, hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next 4, hdc in next 5, sc in next 4, 2sc in next 2, join with ss to first sc. {35}




3. Ch2, hdc in next, 2hdc in next, hdc in next 13, (2hdc in next, hdc in next) 4 times, hdc in next 10, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, join with ss to first hdc. {41}
Fasten off, weave in ends.

4. Work this entire round in the third loops of the hdc's of the previous round. See section "Working in the third loops" above.
Join Color B in the third loop of the stitch that you just made (it will be a slip stitch. See first photo below). Ch1, sc in next 19, 2sc in next, sc in next 4, 2sc in next, sc in next 17, join with ss to first sc. {43}





5. Now back to working in both loops as usual :)
Ch2, hdc in next 7, sc in next 7, hdc in next 17, sc in next 7, hdc in next 6, join with ss to first hdc. {43}



6. Ch1, sc in next 9, sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog, hdc in next, dc2tog 6x, hdc in next, sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog, sc in next 7, join with ss to first sc. {35}

7. Ch1, sc in next 11, hdc2tog, hdc in next, dc2tog 4x, hdc in next, hdc2tog, sc in next 9, join with ss to first sc. {28}

8. Ss loosely in next 28. {28}

Fasten off, weave in ends.
















RIGHT STRAP

Turn back of shoe to be towards you (as pictured below). Count 4 stitches to the right of where you fastened off. Insert hook into this stitch (as pictured below).
You will notice that you are going to be working over the slip stitches you made in the previous round. Be sure to insert your hook under both the slip stitch AND the sc. See pictures below.

9. Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 11. {12}
10. Ch1, turn. Sc in next 12. {12}
11. Ch 18, ss in 8th ch from hook, ss in next 10. You should now have reached the end of the chains and the beginning of the sc's from round 10. Loosely ss in next 12.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



LEFT STRAP:

Turn back of shoe to be towards you (as pictured below). Count 7 stitches to the left of where you fastened off. Insert hook into this stitch (as pictured below).
You will notice that you are going to be working over the slip stitches you made in the previous round. Be sure to insert your hook under both the slip stitch AND the sc. (Note that this time you will be working facing the backside of the stitches)














9. Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 11. {12}
10. Ch1, turn. Sc in next 12. {12
11. Ch 18, ss in 8th ch from hook, ss in next 10.You should now have reached the end of the chains and the beginning of the sc's from round 10. Loosely ss in next 12.
Fasten off, weave in ends.



Bow:
With E (3.5mm) crochet hook and Color A yarn.

Ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2, ss in same ch. (All stitches will be worked in this same chain). Ch2, dc in same ch, ch2, ss in same ch.

Fasten off, leaving a 12" tail.

Using the tail you left, wrap yarn tightly around the center of the bow. Secure by tying a knot in the back of the bow.

Use the remaining tail to sew the bow onto the slippers, as shown below.



Enjoy the pattern, and please be sure to link your projects to the ravelry page so we can all see your beautiful work :) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bow-buckle-mary-janes

 Please do not sell this pattern, copy it, or claim it as your own. Feel free to sell the products made from this pattern, but if you sell online I ask that you give credit to and link back to this blog. Thank you!

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Hoping to get some more free patterns out soon! Any ideas? My goods shop on Etsy (where I sell crocheted slippers and baby booties) has been occupying most of my crochet time, but I do miss creating my own patterns. But for now . . . enjoy the Bow Buckle Mary Janes!



6 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I can't wait to try them. I love baby booties. Thank you for free pattern. :-)

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  2. hi...these are adorable..btw,on round 4,do i slst all around first before doing the (Ch1, sc in next 19, 2sc in next, sc in next 4, 2sc in next, sc in next 17, join with ss to first sc) and from which stitch do i start changing yarn?:)

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  3. Love this pattern!! Have you made it in bigger sizes? Wanting to make these for my two year old in a 9,9-1/2.

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  4. Thank you so much :)

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  5. JUST FINISHED MAKING THESE TOO CUTE SHOES !
    Just wanted to share that the RIGHT shoe is the LEFT
    and LEFT is the right !
    Super easy to make and GREAT pattern details.
    I used worsted weight and 5mm hook and got size for 1 year old !

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    1. I do believe you are right,this has been such a pleasure to make.It was easy to understand but once I made the first booty with the 4 stitches starting from the right and completed it.It looked wrong.Thanks for the tip on the bigger size!

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