Size: can be made to fit from about age 2 to age 4
Materials: Worsted weight yarn
Hdc (Half double crochet)
Dc (double crochet)
Sc (single crochet)
Ss (slip stitch)
Slippers are made starting at the toe. The first part is made in the round and then you will be turning at the end of each row to form the ankle opening. Beginning chains count as first stitch in all rows. Slippers can be made to fit a longer foot by working row 7 once or twice more. You could also work an extra round 3. The slippers are designed to come up toward the top of the instep, so they will stay on little feet better.
Chain 4, and ss into first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 2 , 8 hdc in ring, join to top of beginning chain 2 with ss. (9 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to top of beginning ch 3 with ss (18 dc)
Row 3-6: Ch 3, turn, Dc in each stitch around, join to top of beginning chain 3 with ss. (18 DC)
The following rows are no longer worked in rounds.
Row 7-10: Ch 2, turn, DC in next 13 stitches (14 DC)
Form heel shaping:
Row 11: Dc in next 4 st, * dc decrease in next 2 stitches*, repeat from * to * once, DC in last 5 st (12 st)
Row 12: Ch 2, turn, Dc in next 3 stitches, *dc decrease in next 2 stitches * , repeat from * to * once, Dc in last 4 stitches.
Join top two corners of slipper with ss,
Row 13 and 14: Ch 1, sc evenly around ankle of slipper, join to first sc with ss.
You can work an extra round or two of row 13 to make the slipper come up higher on the ankle.
Fasten off leaving enough length to sew back of slipper together. Weave in ends and finish.
To make the slipper a little larger add another repeat or two of row 7.
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