30 September 2010

Fun Folded Toddler Slippers

A week or so ago, I came across an adorable knitted pair of baby slippers and I thought, I really want to make those, but It will take me forever to knit them, so, inspired by these adorable little slippers, I did my own math/sts and pattern and came up with a size to fit my daughter. She's 2. :) You can also find the original on Ravelry too.



I'm not going to do a pdf for these, because as I said, these were inspired by. So you can make the same size, about a 7/8 toddler size, or go down 2 hook sizes and use dk or sport weight for a smaller pair. You can get the original knitted pattern here.

Materials for toddler size 7/8...your favorite ww yarn...size G crochet hook...tapestry needle to sew up sides...some sort of no slip for the bottoms...Miss A slides all over the place in hers.
***If you want a smaller pair use a size E crochet hook and sport/DK weight yarn. Bigger, just add on stitches to the beginning chain. At least 3 sts per side...right, left, bottom.

Errata: The stitch count was off, it's now fixed. :) Originally I was going to offer 3 sizes, then decided against that and typed up 2 different sizes in the same pattern. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you to the lovely person who pointed that out to me!
Gauge for this size is 4 sc and 4 rows are 1"
Begin at the top of the "T" shape by making a chain of 50. (It's about 12" long)
R1 In the second ch from the hook, make 1 sc, sc in each chain across. 49sc
R2 Ch1, turn, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * across. 49 sts
R3 Ch1, turn, sc in each st across. 49sc
R4-7. Repeat row 2 and 3 in that order 2 times.
R8 Repeat row 3. Finish off and weave in ends. The "bumpy" side created by the sc, dc, sts is the right side. You want the bumpy side facing out. (This row, R8, is where you begin the sole/bottom of the slipper.)

{measurements before folding and sewing are 5" right side, 5" left side and 2" across the center sc rows}

R1 Now in the 21st st from the end, (this is almost the center of the slipper) join yarn, (to the 21st sc) ch1, sc in same st and in next 8 sts. 9sc.
***Now stop here and count, you should evenly have 20 sts on either side of this row and 9sc you are working in the center. Each side has 20 sts, center 9 sts. ;)
R2-20 Ch1, turn, sc in next 9sc. 9sc total. This makes the sole/bottom of the slipper. Finish off and weave in ends.
Optional, as photographed in the photos...do an rsc (reverse sc) across the top of the "T" shape to give the slipper a more finished look. Or any border/edging you like.

Lay slipper with wrong side up and the right side (bumpy side) facing down. Take the right side of the "T" shape and fold it over and match up the side to the bottom on the slipper. (to the sole's toe, made with 9sc) Now you will see the bumpy side on this part showing.



Take the left side and fold it over as well and in the same place. Place a clothes pin here if you need too, to hold all 3 thicknesses of the toe in place.



Turn the slipper over, very carefully so as not to move the folded pieces out of place. Begin at the top of the slipper, right side and wip stitch the right side down to the toe. Only sewing through the 1 side and the bottom/sole.


(I'm using a darker yarn to sew so you can see where to sew) now sew across the toe, sewing through all 3 thicknesses, the right side, the center/bottom/sole and the left side. Only going through all 3 thicknesses at the toe.


Sew up the other side, only sewing through the bottom/sole and the left side. Finish off and weave in ends. ***EDIT*** This big of a size really needs some stitching on the top of the slipper to help it stay on the foot. So when you try it on the child, see where the 2 top folded pieces meet and take it back off the child and then stitch right where the top pieces meet. You can also sew a little more down towards the toe on the top to help it have a better, tighter fit***


You may want to make a few small stitches on the top of the slipper, where the 2 sides meet just to help the slipper stay on the foot. Try it on first and see where you need to do this. Also, slippers made from yarn are very slippery. We found out the hard way, so go get some no slip stuff for the bottoms before wearing. :) Puff Paint works wonders. These are so cute and work up so fast, I'm going to make a few pairs to donate to charity this winter. ***In the photo, I have my sides folded right over left, then the other is folded left over right, so the line of the opening is pointing out, not in.
Hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial! Have a great afternoon!

43 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH!!! THESE ARE ADORABLE!! and they are my fave pattern of the month :) great job

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  2. Love love love them. I was hoping someone would come up with a crochet version. Thanks!

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  3. Lovely lovely lovely!!! They are just for what I am looking in this moment, jaja. Like we say in Argentina : "como anillo al dedo"

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  4. Thank you! This big of a size does need some stitching on top to keep hte folded parts together and stay on the foot, I'm going to edit the pattern to add that in there. Enjoy!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this simple and cute pattern. I like it so much that I think I will try making a pair for myself. Thank you again!

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  6. These are really adorable! I think I'll make them for my little girl. Maybe even put a little flower where they have to be held together on the folded parts. So cute!

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  7. Sarah, This is what I am doing this weekend! Elise NEEDS them for her little tootsies, and I have the perfect pink yarn. Thank you for inspiring me once again. (ps, we need to go for coffee or something, SOON).

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  8. Sarah, Sarah! Beautiful slippers! I have two nephews and they are two... I made them scarves and hats for Christmas... these slippers may make it to the matching set! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh those are so cute. I love them!!!

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  10. They are really very cute and as an idea very simple too. Very true we need the inspiration of others to feed our own creativity. Can be used also for other applications, like for doll-garment and maybe other things.
    In some way they remember the chinese 'foot-binding', I believe, or at least the slippers used by the women at the time.

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  11. Love this pattern. Too cute. Thank you so much for sharing. Check out my blog @ nanabellscrochetcreations.blogspot.com

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  12. I am going to make these for my 3 year old nephew, in orange, and tell him that they're duck feet! He'll LOVE it! :D

    Thank you so much for sharing these!

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  13. I love it! I been looking for a slipper pattern for my mom, daughter and me. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I just saw this on ravelry, I love this! I was just thinking to make my daughter some more slippers and this will be the next pair. Thank you for telling us what the size is in inches across so I can adjust a little.

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  15. I'm attempting these... these look so cute!!!!!!! Thanks

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  16. Thank you very much! I love your pattern in knit. I only wish I could knit better so I could make them. :)

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  17. Just made them for a baby boy that will be arriving any day now. Super fast and Super Cute!

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  18. What a fantastic Idea, I can see me making many many pairs in many sizes. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Wolfie

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  19. Hi!

    I'm glad I kept looking after pocting to todays Blog ... I love these! I bet The Central Ohio Binkie patrol wold love these! I think I'll make some for them...:-) Thanks Sarah!!!

    Susan

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  20. That's great! and you're welcome too Susan! :)

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  21. THESE ARE SOOOOOO ADORABLE!! I'm working on a pair for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

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  22. i am gonna hang with you these are so cute. for my grandbaby.

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  23. I made these in adult size! I think they are so cool!! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Sono bellissime. Provo a farle!!!!
    Ciao Chicca

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  25. Too cute!
    I was looking for quick, simple slippers I could crochet up that weren't girly. I made these in a chunky blue using a 6.5mm hook (Us size - K hook) and they are a PERFECT fit for my 3.5 year old (about a toddler's size 11 shoe)
    Another tip for keeping the cross-front a little more closed it to whip stitch 3 stitches or so on the SIDES beside the toe end with all 3 layers. They stay on his feet perfectly, and I haven't had to throw a stitch in the top.
    And puff-paint is great for making anti-slip, but silicone caulking works well, too! (We're using puff paint lol)

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  26. I can't believe it! They are so cute and easy to make! My nephew is going to be babtised in four days and I'm going to make one pair for him as a gift.
    Thank you very much, and greetings from Poland!

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  27. Help! I've attempted 4 times tonight to make these adorable slippers. My stitch count comes out wrong. Can anyone verify the number stitches I should have for the first rows? Thanks for sharing this pattern.

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  28. Hi! Thanks for trying the pattern, the first rows, or the width, sh9uld have 49 stitches, and the long center should be 9 stitches. Each row has that rows stitch count after it. Hope you are able to make them. Happy crocheting!

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  29. These are darling, I know what I am doing this afternoon. :)

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  30. WOW! These are the cutest slippers, Thanks for sharing the pattern

    Merry Christmas to all and a Happy and Blessed New year!

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  31. I really want to make these for my kids, but I don't understand how to make they bigger...How many do I need to increase the initial chain of 50? I think from there I can figure out the rest. Really excited to try them.

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  32. Hi Jennifer! Basically you will make alarge "T" shape. Beginning at the toes, measure up the top of the foot, around the back of the heel and back down to the toes. This will be the folded upper part of the slipper. Your beginning chain needs to be this long. You will need to work more rows to get correct length/width, it needs to be as many rows as it takes to reach across from big toe to pinky toe. Then you need to determine the width for the sole or bottom. That will be how ever wide the foot is, so when you are ready to make the bottom, wrap the upper part you've already crocheted around the foot,just like the beginning measurement for the starting chain, see where you need to add the heel and mark this space, then attach yarn and crochet rows back and forth untill it is as long as you need and follow finishing instructions. It does look better if it is sewn inside out, then turned right side out to wear. Hope you are able to up size. This will give you a custom fit.

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  33. Awesome, thank you very much! I love these! :)

    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  34. Just starting to crochet again after many years of just knitting. This looks like a project I can do without using too many brain cells. LOL My grand daughter will love these slippers! I can already hear her asking for more in different colors... Thanks for posting

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  35. Effective, practical and fun. thank you!

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  36. Olá!
    Muito lindo,obrigada pelo pap.
    Bjo,Nena

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  37. Wow these are so very cute :)
    Karen x

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  38. Tried them and they came out great! Thanks!!

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  39. I am going to make these in an ADULT size... now that the weather is getting colder, everyone can use a pair! :-)

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