Thank you

Hey – Thanks for popping in over the weekend and checking out my little site. If you joined in the crochet-along, I hope your toes are enjoying themselves right about now! I gave the blue ‘samples’ to my sister and am now working on a scaled down pair for her little 3 year old daughter. Same pattern, different ply yarn and different sized hook…too easy!
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The end is nigh…

So, the toe section should be looking good and fitting your own foot (at least) or the foot it will be worn by!

The last round finished with a ss in the first sc of the previous round. Begin shaping the heel section as follows:

Heel Row 1 – 1ch, turn your work and 1sc in next 16sc, 1ch, turn.

Row 2 – 1sc in each sc to end (16sc), 1ch, turn.

Row 3, 4 & 5 – Repeat row 2.

Row 6 – 14 – 1sc in each stitch across to last sc, 2sc in last sc (this is an increase of 1sc at end of each row)

If your foot is longer or shorter, adjust the number of rows in the heel section but keep increasing as you go.

Finish off. Fold end in half with right sides together, stich along end to form back of slipper. Sew or weave in the thread. Fold the seam to the inside…

Done!

A final finishing touch is to sc all around the edge. Join yarn at back of slipper & using a 4.00mm hook, sc evenly around heel, sc across front of toe section (1sc in each sc) and then evenly around other side of heel, ss to first sc, finish off and sew in thread.

Round ten and then…

Well done so far…

Round 10 – 1sc in same stitch as ss, 1sc into next 6sc, 1sc in next sc, *1sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat to end, join with ss to first sc of previous round. You should have 27 sc  in the round.

Round 11 – 1sc in every sc around.

NOW..if you have a relatively wide foot, you should go one more increase round…as follows: 1sc in same stitch as ss, 1sc into next 7sc, 1sc in next sc, *1sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat to end, join with ss to first sc of previous round. You should have 30 sc  in the round… follow up here by continuing in sc rounds or go again if needed…simply follow the increase pattern.

Continue as for round 11 until the work pulls up to half way up your instep, 14 cm… about 10 more rounds for a ladies’ size 9 foot.

Finish with a ss to the first sc of the last round. Do not break yarn…there’s more coming! Repeat with the other slipper obviously.

The final bit is easy…coming soon!

Round 6!

Okay…the toe is beginning to form. Remember the side facing you as you crochet is the ‘right side’ or outside of the slipper. As your work gets larger, simply turn it all to the outside so that the toe is pushed out. Keep working around in this way.

Like so…

Round 6 – 1sc into ss, 1sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc, *1sc in next 5sc, 2sc into next sc*, repeat to end. Join with a ss, 1ch. You should have 21sc in the round.

Round 7 – 1sc in each sc around, ss to join, 1ch.

Round 8 – 1sc into ss, 1sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc, *1sc in next 6sc, 2sc into next sc*, repeat to end. Join with a ss, 1ch. You should have 24sc in the round.

Round 9 – Same as round 7.

The toe is really starting to take shape!

How are you going? let me know…

Starting off…

Welcome to my weekend ‘Crochet-Along’. I will be posting updates over the weekend to support you in making your own pair of Turkish Slippers. Feel free to leave a comment of question if you get stuck.

This pair of slippers is worked ‘in rounds’ which means you never actually finish a row and turn the work around. It is one continuous, spiral row of crochet. So…you need to ‘mark’ the beginning of each row so you can keep a count of the rows and keep your place. I use specially designed markers. A 4cm long piece of contrast coloured thread is good for this.

Use a ‘Magic Ring’ of 6sc to begin at the toe end of the slipper. A tutorial to show you how is found here.

So let’s get started…

Round 1 – Using double yarn, make the 6sc ‘Magic Ring’. Join the last sc to the first sc with a slip stitch.

Round 2 – 1ch, place a short piece of coloured yarn behind this stitch as a ‘place marker’. 2sc into same stitch as slip stitch and then each of the remaining 5sc around. When you get back to the place marker, join with a slip stitch (ss), 1ch. There should be 12sc now. Shift the marker to behind this 1ch.

Round 3 – 1sc into the same stitch as ss, 1sc into next sc and each sc to the end. Join with another ss into first sc of round, 1ch, move marker up. Move marker up after each 1ch of the round.

Round 4 – 1sc into same stitch as ss, *2sc into next sc, 1sc into next sc*, repeat from * to * to end. Join with ss, 1ch.

Round 5 – same as Round 3.

Okay…let’s stop there. If you can’t wait til my next post, just repeat this process again for your second slipper.

Slip into some slippers

Perth is having a dramatic drop in temperature and it’s time to slip on the slippers. Nothing better than having warm toes when they’ve been cramped in cold shoes all day.

I thought I might have a ‘Crochet-Along’ this weekend. The marking is finished and I really need a crochet fix! Something less cerebral and more creative.

If you want to join me…you’ll need to at least have some idea of the basic /sc/ (single crochet stitch) and /ch/ (the chain stitch)…the rest, well…you’ll need 3-4 balls of an 8ply yarn of your choice and a size 5.00mm crochet hook. All up, if you can find cheap wool or acrylic, this neat pair of cosy slippers will cost around $12.00.

Brush up your crochet skills by doing a quick online ‘how to crochet’ tutorial before you start.

See you in the morning!