My little man has been complaining about chilly piggies since the cooler weather set in and I had been meaning to make him some slippers for a while now but I couldn't find any patterns I liked for little boys (but girly ones ... holy Hanna are there ever some CUTE ones!) so I finally decided that I just needed to come up with my own. I have seen wrap slippers around for a while now. I like how simple they are and how easy they are to whip up (less than 2 hours start to finish for me) once the kinks are worked out. My guy is 4 and wears a toddler size 11 runner (I will add more sizes as I work them up so check back soon!!!!!).
I just want to add, this pattern isn't new (are there really any new patterns out there), I'm sure you can find several around without much effort ... that being said I DID figure out the following pattern and I welcome you to use my pattern however you like but please give credit where credit is due, I ask that you link back to my original post when sharing or selling projects made using this pattern and please use your own photographs (I'm sure you could take better ones anyway).
Now without further adieu .....!
To start you will need some yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver), a crochet hook (I used a size 5mm), and a tapestry needle.
Begin by crocheting a ch. of 14, turn hdc in the 3rd ch from hook continue across (12 hdc), *turn, ch 2 hdc across. Repeat from * for 16 more rows (a total of 18 rows), fasten off. You have now made the sole of you slipper.
Next ch 23, join with a slst to short end of sole, slst across, ch 25 (your work should now look like a T), turn hdc in 3rd ch from hook continue across (58 hdc), *turn, ch 2 hdc across. Repeat from * for 7 more rows ( a total of 8 rows), fasten off.
The basic shape has been made (YAY!!!), now comes the assembling ...
Fold the right side of the T to the bottom of the sole (toe end), lining up the edges. I chose to seam using a slst but this could easily be done with your darning needle if that's easier for you. Begin seaming (either with a slst or sewing with the needle) at the heel end all the way down to the toe end.
Making sure to work through all three layers, continue across the toe. Once you reach the corner continue seaming only the left side of your work. Now you'll need to turn your slipper right side out.
You could weave in your ends now, make your second slipper, and call them done ... or you could carefully sew along the center so the wrap doesn't open while your mister is running around in them. I counted up 15 st from the toe and used my needle and thread to sew along the edge down to the toe. This step just finished the little slippers off nicely.
For your second slipper, follow the above directions except fold the left side of the T first so you have a right and a left slipper. If you forget, don't fret, your slippers will still look great, I just think it finishes the pair off nicely!
So there you have it! An adorable pair of wrap slippers to keep little tootsies toasty warm this winter! Now go make a pair (or several) for someone you love!
******** Just a little side note, these slippers are SLIPPERY on wood/laminate floors so please be careful. I will show you have to make them a little less slippery in my next post! ********