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Convertible Slipper Booties
Designed by Linda Permann
These slipper booties can be worn buttoned up for chilly weather or with the cuff turned down and tucked behind the flower embellishment - either way, they'll keep your feet cute and cozy all winter long.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn Size: #4
beg - beginning; ch - chain; dc - double crochet; hdc-half double crochet; rep - repeat; RS - Right Side; rnd - round; sc - single crochet; sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together; sk - skip; sl st - slip stitch; st(s) - stitch(es); WS - Wrong Side
SMALL (8 ½") fits women's sizes 5-6 ½
MEDIUM (9 ½") fits women's sizes 7-8 ½
LARGE (10 ½") fits women's sizes 9-10 ½
- Color A: 1 skein #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, , 220 yds/200 m, 3.5 oz/100 g
- Color B: 1oz #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, used for trim
- (Original model made using Cascade 220 Superwash, 100% superwash wool, Colors #844 (A) and #814 (B))
Boye® Crochet hook size G/7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
1 pair Boye® Suede Slipper Soles in appropriate size
2 Stitch Markers
(4) ¾" buttons
Safety pins (to pin sole in place while sewing)
16 sc worked over 20 rows measure 4"/10cm square.
Take time to check gauge.
Directions are given for size Small. Size Medium and Large are in ().
SLIPPERS (Make 2)Heel
With A, ch 36 (42, 46). Being careful not to twist chain, join with sl st to first ch.
Row 1 (WS) Ch 1, sc in each of next 32 (36, 40) chs, leave remaining 4(6, 6) sts unworked—32 (36, 40) sc.
Row 2 (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3- 8(10, 12) Repeat Row 2. At end of row 8(10, 12) do not turn piece.Begin Foot
Row 1 Ch1, sc in corner, sc 8 (10, 12) sts along row ends, sc in each of the unworked ch sts, sc 8 (10, 12) sts along other row end, sc in corner. – 22, (26, 30) sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across this section only.
Row 3-20 (20, 22) Repeat Row 2.Toe
Row1 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each ch across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 20 (24, 28) sc.
Rows 2-6 (8, 8) Repeat Row 1 of Toe—10 (10, 14) sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 1 yd tail for sewing to slipper sole.
Weave in short end. Fold heel of slipper in half and match with back seam of sole, pin in place. Evenly pin the rest of the upper in place around the sole and sew it in place using a back stitch in the pre-punched holes.Cuff
Mark center stitch along outside edge of cuff (corresponding to which foot slipper will be worn on - left edge on left slipper, right edge on right slipper).
Rnd 1 Join A, and insert hook in marked st, ch 3 (count as dc here and throughout), dc in each sc around, join with sl st in top ch of beg ch-3 —36, (42, 46) dc.
Rnd 2 Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with sl st in top ch of beg ch-3.
Row 3 Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc around, do not join
Rows 4-5 (5, 6) Repeat Row 3.
Rnd 6 (6, 7) Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around top edge of cuff, sl st along row ends of split created by Rounds 3-5(5, 6), join with sl st in first sc—36 (42, 46)sc. Fasten off A.
Rnd 7 (7,8) With RS facing, join B at center bottom of split, *sk next st, 3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around to corner closest to front of slipper, (sc in next st, ch 6, sc in next st)[buttonhole made], repeat from * to end, adjusting pattern slightly (by not skipping or skipping more than 1 st) on last rep if necessary.Flower (Make 2)
With B, make an adjustable ring as follows: Make a large loop by putting the tail of the yarn behind the yarn coming from the skein - the working yarn. Insert your hook into this loop, yo with the working yarn, and pull through, leaving the adjustable ring large. Ch 1 to secure the working yarn around the adjustable ring.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), working over the tail of the yarn, (hdc, ch 2) five times more in ring, join with sl st in 2nd ch of round—6 hdc, 6 ch-2 sps. Gently pull the tail end of the yarn to make the adjustable ring smaller.
Rnd 2 Work (sl st, ch 1, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, ch 1) in each ch-2 sp around—6 petals.
Rnd 3 (WS) Turn to back of flower, ch 1, sc around first hdc of Round 1, ch 5, (sc around next hdc of Round 1, ch 5) five times, join with sl st in first sc—6 sc, 6 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 4 (RS) Turn, work (sl st , hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sl st) in each ch-5 sp around—6 petals.
Fasten off, leaving an 8" tail for sewing.
Sew one button and flower to each outside edge of slipper, just below split, layering button over flower. Sew remaining buttons to corner across from button hole. Wear slippers buttoned for more coverage, or unbutton and fold edges down, hiding corners behind flower.
Center heel on back seam of sole bottom and center of toe matched to center front. Pin evenly around (safety pins or split ring markers work well). With needle and yarn, stitch slipper top to sole.
Slipper sock soles are hand washable with mild detergent. Consider the yarn you used to make your slipper socks before washing. After washing and rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water. Stuff with clean paper or cloth to retain shape. Allow to air dry.