Sorry it’s been a while, folks, but I’ve been working hard on my current projects, the most recently finished one is:
My magic slippers!
The whole concept of these is based on the idea of a “magic square“, which is a method I’ve used in the past, for making some very nice potholders. I had the idea of applying the same method to making a pair of slippers, and this pattern is the result. 😀 I made mine with Vanna’s Choice yarn and a G hook; you can customize yours to fit you by making sure that your starting chain reaches from your heel to your toes when you measure it against your foot.
(Yeah, that’s all the stitches it uses. Cool, huh?)
Rnd 1: Ch 40. Sc in each ch across, then sc in the other side of the ch to make a round.
Rnds 2-13: Sc in each st around.
Decrease 2 on either side of the toe area (just pick an end, put your foot in, and you’ll see what I mean), turn around and do 2 more rows in just the toe end, decreasing 2 on each end of each row. (12 decreases total)
Sc 1 after the rows, decrease 1, then continue in a full round.
Starting from the toe corner you started your last round in, make 2 rows, which end in the opposite toe corner. These rows will go around the back of the slipper, instead of across the toe area, like the earlier rows.
Sl 1, cut off and weave in ends.
Ch 15; sc in each st across. Turn at end, sc in each st across and repeat for a total of 9 rows.
Sc into first 6 sts of 10th row, ch 10.
Wrap around middle of rectangle to gather into a bow shape.
Sl 1 into the base stitch of the ch, sc across the remainder of row 10.
Finish off; sew bow onto toe of slipper.
Repeat pattern to make a second slipper. 🙂
So there you have it!