Monday, August 20, 2012

Crochet Flower Slippers

For all you infrequent flyers out there: planes are freezing.

I forgot this important bit of information when I boarded the flight to Brazil, wearing thin pants and flip-flops. I spent 8 hours shivering while the woman next to me cozied up in big, fuzzy socks, and all I could think about was what I would do for a pair of cozy plane slippers. So, on the trip back (I did remember socks that time) I came up with these!

I wanted something that worked up quickly, and didn't require any fancy straps or buttons.

Note: This pattern is written for a size 7 to 7½ foot, but it could easily be altered for smaller or larger feet. I've included in red where certain rows could be lengthened or shortened to accommodate different feet.

Flower Slippers

Loops and Threads Impeccable worsted, 1 skein soft rose, 1 skein dark forest
Hook: size 9 (I)

In soft rose, make a slp knot. Ch3, 6 sc in slip knot. Join, pull tight
R1: 2sc in each sc around –12 st
R2: 2sc in each sc around –24 st
R3: sc in each sc around –24 st
R4: [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around –30 st
R5-R10: sc in each sc around –30 st 

R11-R13: sc in next 22sc, ch1, turn –22 st
R14: sc2tog, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn –20 st
R15: sc around –20 st
R16: sc2tog, sc in next 16 sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn –18 st
R17-R24: sc around –18 st
For a smaller size, work fewer rows. For a larger size, work more. You'll want to continue the slipper until it reaches the widest part of your heel. In general, four rows seem to constitute the difference in one shoe size. For example, for a size 8 to 8½, I would crochet 28 rows.
R25: 2sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in last sc –18 st
R26: sc in each sc, ch1, turn –18 st
R27-29: repeat R25
Fasten off. Fold in half and slst heel seam together.

Edge: in dark forest
R1: Start at center back of heel, where stitched together. Sc to corner (22 sc), sc3tog using 2nd half of 22nd sc, sc in next 6 sc, sc3tog, sc 22 starting in 2nd half of last sc3tog, sc 22, join to 1st sc, ch1
R2: DO NOT TURN. [sc2tog, sc2] around, join with slst to ch1, ch1
R3: DO NOT TURN. [sc2tog]x2, slst in next sc, ch1, turn
R4: [sc2tog]x4, slst in next sc, ch1, turn
R5: [sc2tog]x2, join to heel, fasten off

At this point, the slippers should look like this:

But they are so much cuter with the flowers! I looked at several flower patterns online, but none quite fit what I wanted, so I've created my own.

Crochet Flower

Using dark forest, make a slp knot. Ch4, join to form a ring. Ch2, work 11sc inside the ring, join the round
R1: ch3, [skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2]x5, join to ch1 with a slst. Join second color with a sc into first ch2 space, but do not cut off color one.
R2: work [1sc, 1dc, 1trc, 1dc, 1sc] into each ch2 space around, join to first sc with a slst
R3: working behind petals from R2, [ch3, slst between petals] around. Pick up dark forest thread.
R4: Using dark forest, work [1sc, 1dc, 2trc, 1dc, 1sc] into each ch3 space around, join to first sc with a slst

Weave in ends, and attach to slipper!

Now they're all done! Wear, be comfortable, and enjoy!

Please use this pattern for your own enjoyment, but do not sell the pattern or finished product without my consent. As always, link back to, and let me know if you have any questions!