Super Easy Crochet Slippers

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Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog!  In this weeks Easy Crochet series we are going to be making some Super Easy Crochet Slippers.  Using a large hook and super chunky yarn means that these beauties will work up in no time at all.  The pattern below is for Adult size 4/5.  If you need a bigger size, simply use a 12mm hook instead of a 10mm.  These would make a lovely Christmas present or (if you’re like me), you can’t bare to part with your makes, they will keep your feet lovely and toasty through those cold winter months.  This pattern uses UK terminology.  So, grab a cup of tea, get into your favourite crochet spot and lets get started!

FOR ONE PAIR OF SLIPPERS YOU WILL NEED –

  • 100 gram Skein of Robin Paintbox Splash Super Chunky
  • 10 mm (size N) Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pom pom Maker (Optional)

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To start – Chain (ch) 16

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 Round 1 – Half treble crochet (htc) in the 3rd chain from the hook (the two skipped chains do not count as a hdc, these are purely to give you length in your yarn to allow your first htc), 1 htc in the next 12 stitches , 3 htc in last chain space, turn and work the following stitches back around the other side of your chain, 1 htc in the next 12 stitches, 2 htc in next chain, slip stitch (sl st) to join to your first htc (make sure that you don’t sl st to the 2 chain spaces that you skipped at the very start of the round).  At the end of this round you should have 30 htc.

 

Round 2 – Chain 2 (this counts as 1 htc), htc into the same stitch as you chained from, 1 htc into the next 7 stitches, 1 treble stitch (tr) into the next 5 stitches, 2 tr into the next stitch, 3 tr into your next stitch, 2 tr in next stitch, 1 tr into the next 5 stitches , 1 htc into the next 7 stitches, 2 htc into each of next 2 stitches, sl st to join.

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Round 3 –  Ch 1, working in back loops only, double crochet (dc) in each stitch all the way around, sl st to join.

 

 

Round 4 – Ch 1, dc into the same stitch, 1 dc into the next 12 stitches, double crochet 2 together (dc2tog), treble crochet 2 together (tc2tog) 4 times,  dc2tog, double crochet into the next 13 stitches, sl st to join.

 

Round 5 – Ch 1, starting in same stitch, dc2tog, 1 double crochet into the next 9 stitches, dc2tog,  tc2tog 2 times, dc2tog, 1 double crochet into the next 9 stitches, dc2tog, sl st to join.

 

Round 6 – Ch 1, dc into the same stitch, 1 double crochet into the next 9 stitches, dc2tog, tc2tog, dc2tog, 1 double crochet into the next 10 stitches, sl st to join. Finish off and weave in your ends (yes its tedious but so necessary!).  Give yourself a huge cheer!!!! You have finished your slipper!  Now repeat all these steps in exactly the same way to create your second slipper.

 

For that little extra touch why not add a pom pom to the front of your slippers.

 

If you want to make the soles of your slippers less slippy than you can always add some Sock Stop to the sole.  Simply dot on and then leave to dry overnight!

 

I hope that you enjoy this tutorial.  If you have any questions or problems then please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form!

Happy Crocheting!

Alexandra xxxxx

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Gorgeous New Yarn From Wendy!!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry its been a while since my last blog.  I promise that it won’t be so long next time (I am aiming to publish a new blog every Monday from now on).  September is a very busy month in our household.  We have lots of Birthdays (everyone but me!), back to school dramas and back to University for me (which I am sooooo looking forward too).

So this weeks blog is going to be about the beautiful new colours that Wendy Yarns have just released!  I have managed to get my hands on them thanks to the lovely people at Thomas B Ramsden Yarn (you can find their website here – http://www.tbramsden.co.uk) and oh my gosh!!!  They really are LOVELY!!  I mean, lets be honest, any parcel that lands on my doorstep that contains yarn makes me squeal and these where no exception.

The first yarns that I got my excited paws on are from their Wendy Purity Merino Cotton Range. They are gorgeous pastel tones and are so soft!20170903_132642

I love pastels and these lovely skeins feel so soft and luxurious.  They are made from 30% wool and 70% cotton.  They come in 50g skeins.

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Shade 5167.  This beautiful blue is definitely my favourite colour.  As a Piscean I am always drawn to colours that remind me of the sea and this is colour is just stunning!

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Shade 5165.  This also reminds me of the sea.  It is a beautiful shade of Coral that will go perfectly with the blue above.

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Shade 5160.  This shade is an amazing cream colour.

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Shade 5166.  This reminds me of a lovely soft Denim.

Next in my parcel of loveliness was this amazingly soft Wendy Stella Chunky and Wendy Aurora yarn.  I don’t know why, but my brain always associates  this colour way of yarn as being really rough and itchy (it must be from some awful childhood jumper that my Mum dressed me in when I was small).  Well, I can categorically report to you all that this is so not the case with these yarns.  They are beautifully soft and come in 100 gram skeins.  This yarn is 100% Acrylic and soooooooooooo soft and cuddly!!! 20170913_130429

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Shade 5100.  This shade incorperates all kinds of greens and light blues.  It really reminds me of the start of Autumn and the leaves beginning to turn.

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Shade 5187.  I love the colours in this combination.  It reminds me of fireworks on Bonfire night.

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Shade 5103.  This is  definitely my favourite colour of this collection.  It is just stunning and is PERFECT for Autumn.  It reminds me of Halloween and Pumpkins.  I think it would make a beautiful hat and scarf set.

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Shade 5187.  This shade is purples and lilacs and is just stunning.

 

So, what am I going to make??  I am going to make a baby beanie hat with the Wendy Purity.  I am going to use the sea blue colour and add a cream pom pom and with the Wendy Stella Chunky in shade 5187 (above), I am going to make a little baby jacket.  Check back next week and see how my making went!

Thanks for reading!  Alexandra xxxx

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