Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Shoes

Quick and simple "Holiday Shoes" using Bernat Blanket Yarn and a 10.0mm hook.  These are super soft and sure to keep my feet warm and cozy during this holiday and winter season.

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Well, I've received multiple messages asking for the pattern so I'm going to go ahead and post it.  I've not had a chance to make in multiple sizes yet, but I'm going to explain below what I did.  This really is a very simple and fast project.
Holiday Shoes...

Holiday Shoes Pattern

Size:  Women's 10

For alternate sizes:
1.  You will need to measure the length of your foot from heel to big toe.  Mine was 10". 
2.  Then you will need to make your starting chain 2 times the size of the length of your foot since you will be folding over in half from left to right in the end to make your shoe.
3.  You will need to measure from the top of your toe to the center top of your foot; this way you will know how many stitches to leave unworked on each end for stitch marker placement at the end of Row 6.
4.  If making for a child, you will need to adjust the number of your rows before and after stitch marker placement.

Special Note:  I have not had a chance yet to make these in different sizes but I hope my directions are easy enough for you to make and adjust to your desired sizes...

--10mm hook
--1 skein of Bernat Blanket yarn in Navy (220 yds/skein) and 1 skein of White (79 yds/skein)
--Plasti Dip (multipurpose rubber coating) - this is optional; I add a coat of this to the bottoms of my slippers to make them non-slip
--stitch markers
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

1.  With Navy yarn, Ch41, HDC in 2nd chain from hook, *SC next ch.  HDC next ch.*  Rep from * to * across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20 HDC & 20 SC = 40)
2.   HDC in first st.  SC in next st.  Rep across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20 HDC & 20 SC = 40)
3-6  Rep # 2.  At the end of Row 6, FO.
Stitch Marker Placement:
Count over 8 stitches from each end and place a stitch marker.
7.  Now, re-join Navy yarn with a sl st and Ch1 into the 9th st. HDC in same st as Ch1 and into each of the next 24 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
8.  HDC in each st across.  FO and join white yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
9.  With white yarn, HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
10-11.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
12.  *SC in first st, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, sk st.*  Rep across from * to *.  Place a SC st into the last st.  FO and weave ends.

Your shoe will look like a rectangle. To shape into a shoe:
1.  Fold left to right with right sides facing.  Use navy yarn to whipstitch across the bottom, up the side and across until you get to the white yarn.  FO and weave ends.
2.  Turn right side out.
3.  Fold white rows down.

1.  With white yarn, Ch60 and FO.  Tie a double knot on each end to secure the ends.
2.  With tapestry needle, weave the drawstring, in and out of the stitches of Row 8.

1.  I held the Navy and White yarn together and wrapped 20 times around my 4 fingers.
2.  Tied a knot in the center and trimmed the ends open and shaped.
3.  I attached the pompom at the center top of my shoe.  (This way the drawstring is tied into a bow just underneath it.)

And, that's it!!!  Super simple and cute shoes.   

Variation to pattern:
I completed the last 2 rows with FPHDC and BPHDC stitches...

And, here's a size 5 Toddler:
Happy Crocheting...

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