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Simple Toddler Slippers


https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com: Simple Toddler SlippersToddler slippers are on the agenda today! I love making baby booties, but toddlers are running rampant throughout my house so they really make more sense for me to crochet.

In order to make a really simple toddler slipper, I’ve taken my Basic Baby Shoes pattern and revamped it so that it will fit a larger foot.

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Anyone who has tried (and failed) to make two identical baby shoes will appreciate the simple, no fuss design of this very simple and basic pattern!

The finished project is approximately 6″ inches from heel to toe. Playing with the hook size will give you a little more wiggle room if you need them larger or smaller.

Interested in a complete printable pdf copy filled with extras you won’t find here in the blog pattern? You can find it only over in my Craftsy shop!

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Simple Toddler Slippers

Materials needed, gauge information, as well as a complete list of stitches and terms used is included in the pdf download over in Craftsy

Note: Sections marked with … are fully explained in the pdf downloadable pattern. 

Sole

Rnd 1:  Note: Sole is worked as a continuous rnd. Ch 16, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each of the next 10 chs, trc in next, 2 trc in next, 10 trc in last ch.  Working down opposite side of foundation ch, 2 trc in next, trc in next, dc in each of the next 10 chs, 2 dc in last ch.

Rnd 2:  2 dc in top of ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in the next 5 sts, …(Photos and further explanation on how to work this round can be found only on the pattern download in Craftsy.) count 3 STITCHES from the center of your toe top…1 dc in each stitch…, [2 dc in the next st, dc in next st] twice, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st back to the heel of the slipper, 2 dc in each of the three stitches rounding the back of the heel, sl st in the next st, ch 2 and turn.

Toe Top

Rnd 1:  Working in Back Loops only for this rnd, dc in each st around, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc here and throughout rest of pattern), dc in the next 5 stitches, …count 8 STITCHES from the middle of your toe top… Dc to where your marker (or thumb) was, dc2tog 8 times, dc around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches, Find 6 STITCHES from the center…Dc to where your marker (or thumb) was, dc2tog 6 times, dc around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches, …find 2 STITCHES from the center…Dc to where your marker (or thumb) was, dc2tog 2 times, dc around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2…

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There you have it. SUPER simple toddler slippers that fit the bill when you want something totally adorable and really fast! If you make a pair I’d love to see them!! Come share it with us over at HodgePodge!

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Knotted Headband


You Seriously Made That?! is an AWESOME blog written by a super crafty mama named Cami. Seriously, if you haven’t checked it out–GO NOW, I’ll wait.

One of her projects swept like wildfire through Pinterest toward the tail end of last year. It was a post for the Knotted Headband. It’s adorable and relatively simple for the new crocheter. The directions call for a skill of basic chains and a hot glue gun–really, that’s it!

Knotted Headband

I fell in  love instantly with the design and right away set to work making up a small army of my own headbands. When it came to the hot gluing though, I ran into a slight snag… See, I’m not a giant fan of gluing yarn. I’ve been burned before by the hot glue (not literally but you get the idea.)

It never ends well–especially on things like headbands where you are tugging on the ribbon to secure it around your head. So I’ve come up with a crochet alternative that will not only make things more secure, but they’ll probably last a lot longer. And if you go to all that trouble to make one, you want your work to be around for a while!

Basic Baby Shoes


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The basic baby shoe was born because I was tired of counting stitches in other patterns and getting two very different shoes every time (or sometimes not even being able to finish a second shoe to make a pair!). I developed a simpler way to make shoes that turn out the same–every single time. They also are perfect for using up scraps and work up fast!

Anyone who has tried (and failed) to make two identical baby shoes will appreciate the simple, no fuss design of this very simple and basic pattern!

The finished project is approximately 3.5″ – 4″ inches from heel to toe. Playing with the hook size will give you a little more wiggle room if you need them larger.

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Interested in a complete printable pdf copy filled with extras you won’t find here in the blog pattern? You can find it only over in my Craftsy shop!

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Basic Baby Shoe Sole

Materials needed, gauge information, as well as a complete list of stitches and terms used is included in the pdf download over in Craftsy

Rnd 1: Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 5 hdc in end ch.  Working down opposite side of starting ch, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc of last rnd, sc in next 10 sts, (2 sc in next, sc in next) 3 times, sc in next 9, 2 sc in next, sc in next.

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11, (2 sc in next, sc in next) twice, (sc in next, 2 sc in next) twice, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next, sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd, ch 1, turn.

Toe Top

Note: Sections marked with … are fully explained in the pdf downloadable pattern found on Craftsy

Rnd 1: Working in Back Loops Only for this rnd, ch 1 (counts as sc here and throughout the rest of the pattern), turn, 1 sc in each st around, sl st in top of 1st sc.  Fasten off if working another color for the instep. If you are working these all in the same color, move to the next step.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in the next 5 sts. Pull your loop out and find your center line at the toe. **A photo is included in the pdf download to ensure proper counting of this rnd and every rnd after.** Count 6 STITCHES… **mark it with a stitch marker (or hold your thumb on it) and count the stitches between your marker (or thumb) and the loop you pulled out…sc in each stitch until you arrive where your marker (or thumb) was**, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, [dc2tog] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each st around to heel, sl st in top of beginning sc.

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in the next 5 sts. Pull your loop out… Count 4 STITCHES…repeat section between ** – **…, dc2tog 4 times, sc around to the beginning ch 1, sl st in top of beginning sc.

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in the next 5 sts. Pull your loop out… Count 4 STITCHES…repeat section between ** – ** in rnd 2 of toe top, sc2tog 4 times, sc around to the beginning ch 1, sl st in top of beginning sc.

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in the next 2 sts. Pull your loop out… Count 6 STITCHES…repeat section between ** – ** in rnd 2 of toe top, sc2tog 6 times, sc around to the beginning ch 1, sl st in top of beginning sc... Finish off and weave in your ends.

These basic shoes are perfect to use as a blank canvas to unleash your imagination!

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Bunny Slippers!


A few days ago, I was trolling etsy and saw the CUTEST baby bunny slippers ever! I knew I had to make a pair. So I sat and thought about it and after about an hour, out popped this:

Baby Bunny Slippers

Baby Bunny Slippers

I posted the pic to facebook (I’m still working on writing down the pattern in case anyone else wants to make a pair), and I was asked if I could size them up to an adult 8.

I had no clue if I could pull it off! In case anyone missed my baby booties post, I really hate counting stitches for booties and slippers in general. So an adult sized slipper seemed almost impossible.

And then I remembered that I could work them in the round from the toe and suddenly, a size 8 looked like a piece of cake!

I started with a prototype to test hook size and wound up ripping out my work at least twice. Tedious, for sure, but necessary when you want to get it just right!

First I started with an H hook and some thin brushed yarn. That was a total disaster. The hook was WAY too large and the thin yarn made holes the size of the Grand Canyon! Not ideal for slippers. 

Then I scaled down to an F hook, swapped the brushed yarn for some thicker 4 ply, and still thought they were too roomy around the ball of the foot. At least on that try, the slipper wasn’t full of holes so I knew I was on the right track.

Finally, I settled on a size E, a pretty off white 4 ply yarn, and decided to just move on and make Mama Bunny.

This was the result:

Mama Bunny Slippers

This mama isn’t finished yet. She still needs her nose, I’m thinking a flower for her ears?? a button for the loop, and I haven’t actually tied in her eyes yet, (the yarn is in there to get an idea about placement but they look a little high to me. I might end up moving them before I actually tie and glue the knots…) but for the most part–this one is done.

I’ll update when I get this pair totally finished and include patterns for both Mama and Baby!