The weather is slowly getting cooler. I’ve made a few hats and scarves but just haven’t been able to finish those socks yet. So in the mean time I found a pattern called Frolicking. It is a simple crochet slipper. The instructions are well written and it is easily adjustable for different foot sizes. Whenever I make a pattern and I’m not sure of the adjustments I will need to make or the fit, I try to use something that is in my stash. So here is my first experiment
I used Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes in the color Candy Stripes and a size G crochet hook. The pattern calls for a sport/dk weight yarn and this is one that I had on hand.
Please excuse my pictures, they don’t do the pattern justice. The next pair I played with are these
I used Red Heart Sport in Hot Pink and Black. I used a size G hook and I single crocheted over a piece of elastic for the strap. Now this next pair I used a new yarn (at least to me) it is called Red Heart Designer Sport in the color Pool and a size G hook. This yarn is softer to the hand than the regular sport yarn. I changed the toe – just for fun.
Here are my directions for a different toe.
- Ch 9, sc in the second chain from hook, work through the top loops and sc to end (8sc) 2 sc at the end, working along the opposite side of original ch, work 8 more sc, work 2sc in end. Do not join. You will be working in a spiral and not joining rounds. Use a marker for the 1st st of the round.(20sc)
- Sc in the next 8 sc, 2sc in each of the next 2sc, 8 sc, 2sc in each of the next 2sc (24)
- Sc in the next 9 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 1sc, 2sc in the next sc, 9 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 1sc, 2sc in the next sc(28)
- Sc in the next 10 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 2sc, 2 sc in the next sc, scin the next 10 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 2sc, 2 sc in the next sc (32)
- Sc in the next 11 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 3sc, 2 sc in the next sc, scin the next 11 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 3sc, 2 sc in the next sc (36)
- Sc in the next 12 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 4sc, 2 sc in the next sc, scin the next 12 sc, 2sc in the next sc, 4sc, 2 sc in the next sc (40)
- Sc around as many rows as you need to complete your toe/top foot area( I did 17 rows total)
Pick up at row 25 on the pattern and finish. On this slipper I left 12 sts unworked for the top of the foot. I like to have warm feet in the winter. I could just keep on going, but my other projects are crying for attention.