Saturday, 8 June 2013

1 Hour Slippers Pattern

One of the most popular and most requested patterns we have to date is that of a slipper pattern, we posted our original slipper pattern a few months back and it went nuts view wise being the most searched thing on our blog!

The other day my mum and I went into Hobbycraft and my mum spotted a great deal on a usually expensive wool plus it was 3 for 2! So of course we had to have it being the wool addicts that we are (slowly hides the masses of wool under a blanket), but then came the dilemma of what we were going to do with it......

The wool we bought

I first tried to make some kind of chunky lace spring scarf but it all went disastrously wrong and was unravelled, my mum then tried to make a cat bed out of it but we both agreed that it wouldn't work, she then tried to make a pair of slippers which went horribly wrong but we thought with a few tweaks, her idea could work

And so the 1 hour slippers were born! (well made but you know what I mean)



These things come together so quickly (30 minutes per slipper) so they're perfect for a small project or as a last minute gift! they are also incredibly comfy and amazingly fun on wooden floors

(Beware these may be unsuitable for some due to their slippery nature on wooden floors!)

We used a 8mm crochet hook and a super chunky yarn of your choice (we used Paton's Fab Big Colour)

Small (sizes 3-5)

In a Magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 dc, tighten loop, sl st into first dc and ch 3 (6)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around, join and ch 3 (12)

Rnd 3: *1 dc into first dc, 2 dc into next dc* repeat around, join and ch 3 (18)

Rnd 4-5: 1 dc into each dc, join and ch 3 (18)

Rnd 6: 1 dc into the next 14 dc, ch 3 and turn (14)  (do not join, this creates the hole for your foot)

Rnd 7-8: Repeat round 6

Turn the slipper inside out at this point, align the slipper so that the flat panel you have just created folds together to create the heel of the slipper, sl st through both bits to join them together

Finish off and weave in loose ends



Large (sizes 6-8)

In a Magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 dc, tighten loop, sl st into first dc and ch 3 (6)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around, join and ch 3 (12)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in each dc around, join and ch 3 (24)

Rnd 4-5: 1 dc into each dc, join and ch 3 (24)

Rnd 6: 1 dc into the next 15 dc, ch 3 and turn (15)  (do not join, this creates the hole for your foot)

Rnd 7-10: Repeat round 6

Turn the slipper inside out at this point, align the slipper so that the flat panel you have just created folds together to create the heel of the slipper, sl st through both bits to join them together

Finish off and weave in loose ends


 
And there you go! one very easy pair of slippers!
 
Be sure to make two!



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