Size: approx 3 ½ inch length.
Could easily be made larger by using a larger hook and regular WW yarn
SS slip stitch
HDC half double crochet
DC double crochet
I have described the technique I used for these stitches for the benefit of those that are not familiar with them. My way is very likely not the accepted way, since I just do whatever seems to work for me. Feel free to do these stitches the way you are used to doing them. It will work out just fine.
DC 2 together (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on shook, yarn over, pull through last 3 loops on hook)
HDC 2 together (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, and pull through all 5 loops on hook.)
2 colors of light worsted weight yarn (I used TLC, which is 3 ply. It seems similar to Simply Soft) (the second color is only used for the flower, you could use a button or another embellishment instead)
4 mm (size G) hook
HDC in 3rd ch from hook, and in next 7 ch.
7 HDC’s in last ch.
Now begin working down other side of the chain, working into the free loops.
HDC in next 7 ch.
5 HDC in last ch, join to top of first HDC. (27 stitches)
Ch 2, (counts as 1st stitch), HDC in same space, 2 HDC’s in next stitch, HDC in next 6 st, DC in next 2 stitches, 2 Dc in each of the next 5 stitches, DC in next 2 stitches, HDC in next 7 st,, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, join with ss to front loop of the top of the beginning ch 2. (37 stitches)
Ch 1, Sc in same space, sc in FLO of next 8 stitches, HDC in FLO of next 5 stitches’ DC in FLO of next 6 stitches, HDC in FLO of next 5 stitches, sc in last 12 stitches, join to first sc with SS. (37 stitches)
Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 7 stitches, HDc in next 3 stitches, Dc in next st, DC 2 together x 5, DC in next st, HDC in next 3 stitches, sc in last 11 stitches, join with SS to top of first sc.
Ch 1, SC in same space, and in next 10 stitches, HDC in next 3 stitches, DC 2 together x 2, HDC in next 3 stitches, SC in last11 stitches, join to top of first SC with SS
Round 4, Ch 2, HDC in next 10 stitches, DC 2 together x 4, HDC in next 9 stitches, HDC 2 together, join with SS to top of first Ch 2
Round 5, Ch 1, turn, so that you are working around the shoe from the outside, SS in same space in each stitch around, ( 23 stitches) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ch 4, join with SS to form a rind. Ch 1 and make 5 sc in ring. Work over the tail of the yarn. Join to first SC with SS.
Pull on starting yarn to tighten ring, Ch 3, join with SS to next sc, (makes a petal), repeat around so that you have 5 CH 3 petals, join last Ch 3 to first sc. Fasten off and weave in one end. Use other end to sew flower to front of shoe, before weaving in that end.
You could use a cute button or a tiny bow to embellish the shoe if you prefer. You can also change the look of the shoe by doing the SS row (last row) in a contrasting color.
Note: Pattern is untested, except by myself. Please let me know if something is unclear, or you find a mistake.
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