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DIY Non-Slip Crochet Slippers


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I get asked a lot about crochet booties. I think it’s probably the number one thing that most crocheters silently drool over but don’t really tend to tackle until they have their basic crochet skill set nailed down. (You kinda have to make two identical shoes!!)

However, with such AMAZING slipper patterns by Mamachee * Crochet makes me happy! and Two Girls Patterns, most of us generally get to that point where you have FINALLY mastered your own pair only to find out what the pattern doesn’t mention is that, if you’re not careful, you’ll probably break your neck while using them as yarn tends to slide when covering feet….

So what can you do to save all that heartache from having two perfect slippers that you are too afraid to use? You get your craft on in the hardware section!

Let me introduce you to Plasti-Dip! For those of you who have no idea what this is, it’s pretty much rubber in an aerosol can!

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This little can can transform dangerous crochet slippers into safe, skid-proof, ones in little less than a day. How? Glad you asked!

The first step is to make sure you’ve got a nice day outside because you absolutely can not spray this stuff inside your house. It’s toxic and can cause some seriously bad stuff if you spray inside in a confined area. So dedicate some outside space to spray and leave your slippers between coats.

The next thing you will need is a pair of slippers! I chose to modify my own Child Slipper pattern but you can use this on any slipper at all and the results will always be the same.

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https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/ DIY Non-Slip Crochet SlippersWith your slippers in hand, cut out some cardboard insoles to protect the inside once you begin to spray on the rubber coating.

Insert the cardboard soles into your slippers and then carefully tape around the outside with some masking tape in order to keep the rubber coating confined to just the bottom of your slipper.

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Once you are happy with it, it’s time to start spraying! This part can get messy so I recommend laying down some newspaper or an old cardboard box so that you don’t get rubber everywhere. Quick tip: if you do accidentally spray rubber onto something you didn’t want to get coated, you can peel it off once it’s dried completely, so don’t panic!

All that’s left to do is spray! Give the bottom of each slipper a nice even coating. Don’t go crazy because you will need to build up three or four coats in order to make this work. When you’re done, leave it to dry for about an hour and then go back and spray again. Repeat until you’ve gotten all of your coats done. If you are going to use these slippers a lot, use more coats. If they will be worn sporadically, use less coats. I wouldn’t go any less than three coats no matter how often the slippers will be used so keep that in mind when planning your attack!

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One coat of Plasti-Dip applied.

Three coats of Plasti-Dip applied.

Three coats of Plasti-Dip applied.

 

Once you let your last coat dry completely, you’re ready to use your new slippers and NOT break your head because of slippery yarn. The slippers are also washer safe but make sure you follow the laundering requirements of the yarn you are using!! Personally, I would skip the dryer and only line dry these.

Plasti-Dip also comes in red and CLEAR!! You don’t have to purchase it only in black but I kinda like the idea of a black sole because if your house is anything like mine…the soles will turn this color eventually.

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You can pick up a can of Plasti-Dip over in Amazon and one can will last you through many slippers!

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Simple Child Slippers


As a follow-up to my Simple Toddler Slippers, I wanted to tackle a child sized pair. These are scaled up to fit a child size 10 – 2 (US measurements). Keep in mind that they will stretch to fit!

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The finished project is approximately 8 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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Simple Child Slippers

All techniques and finished sizes are listed in US terminology.

You can find this pattern in its entirety as a pdf download in Craftsy.

Gauge: 4 dc and 2 rows = 1 inch

Note: Finished project will measure approximately 8 inches in length which loosely translates to a fit between a child’s size 10 – 2 (US measurements)

Materials Needed:

  • Medium worsted weight yarn in any color
  • Size H (5mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch: chain
  • dc: Double Crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • trc: Triple Crochet

Decrease stitches used:

  • dc2tog

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

Sole

Rnd 1:  Ch 22, dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 13 chs, 1 trc in next 4 sts, 2 trc in next, 10 trc in end ch.  Rotate your foundation chain so you can now work the sts on the opposite side, 2 trc in next, 1 trc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 12 chs, 2 dc in last ch, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sl st in same st, sl st in next st, ch 2 (counts as a dc) dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, dc in the next 5 sts, find your center line at the toe. (Further explanation of this step along with a photo is included in the pdf pattern.) Count 3 STITCHES…toward the side you are working….count the stitches between your marker…and the loop you pulled out…**1 dc in each stitch until you arrive where your marker was, 2 dc in the next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] twice, dc in each stitch back to the heel of the slipper, 2 dc in each of the three stitches rounding the heel (working the last two dc over the beginning ch 1, sl st), sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2.

Toe Top

Rnd 1:  Ch 2 (counts as a dc here and throughout the rest of pattern) and turn. 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, dc in the next 5 stitches, …count 10 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working…repeat section between ** – ** in rnd 2 of sole. Dc to where your marker (or thumb) was, dc2tog 10 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, …count 8 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working…repeat section between ** – ** in rnd 2 of sole. 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 4: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches, …count 4 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working…repeat section between ** – ** in rnd 2 of sole.  Dc to where your marker (or thumb) was, dc2tog 4 times, dc around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2…Finish off and weave in your ends.

There you have it. Simple child sized slippers ready to decorate with whatever your imagination dreams up!!

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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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