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Wolf Slippers

Designed by Drew Emborsky, © 2010



www.drewemborsky.com



Crocheted Slipper pattern: Wolf Slippers

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Size: #6

ABBREVIATIONS

ch - chain; pm - place marker; rem - remaining; rep - repeat; RS - Right Side; rnd - round; sc - single crochet; sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together; sk - skip; sl st - slip stitch; sp - space; WS - Wrong Side; yo - yarn over hook

SIZE

SMALL (9") fits women’s sizes 6-71/2
MEDIUM (9 1/2") fits women’s sizes 8-8 1/2
Large (10") fits women's sizes 9 – 10 or men's 7 -8

MATERIALS

Yarn

  • Color A: 2 skeins Super Bulky 100% Acrylic Yarn 104 yds (95 meters)/5 oz (140 grams)
  • Color B: 2 skeins Super Bulky 100% Acrylic Yarn 104 yds (95 meters)/5 oz (140 grams)
  • (Original model made using Loops & Threads "Country Loom", colors #01011 Regal Earth (A) and #01007 Warm Cream (B)



Tools Boye® The Crochet Dude® hook US L/11 (8mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Boye® The Crochet Dude® bent end yarn needles
Boye® The Crochet Dude® stitch markers
Scissors
1yd ½” ballet elastic
(1) pair Boye® Suede Slipper Soles in appropriate size
Soft bristled hairbrush
Sewing needle and small amount of thread
(8) faux bear claws (found at craft stores)

GAUGE

In sc, 8 sts & 8 rows = 4”

SPECIAL STITCHES

Loop st - (worked on the WS of the fabric) Insert the hook into the next st, wrap the yarn around the index finger twice, insert hook through all loops on finger, being careful to hook all loops, draw through st, remove finger from loops, yo and draw through all loops on hook, pulling each loop towards back of fabric to tighten.

NOTES

All odd numbered rnds are stitched with A; all even numbered rnds are stitched with B. Change colors by dropping the last color used, pick up the previous color 1 row below, ch 2 to bring it up to the right height. Then continue on as instructed.

Because of the nature of the loop stitches the slipper is stitched with the loops on the inside, then seamed along top of foot. Then the cuff and top are turned right side out, with the loops on the outside, and then sewn onto slipper sole. You will be starting at the top of the cuff, and working toward the foot. Slippers are worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds or turn after rounds.

DIRECTIONS

Make 2

Cuff

With A ch 33, join with a sl st to first ch to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.

Foundation Round Work sc in each ch around, pm in last sc. – 33 sts

Rnd 1 – 6 (WS) Loop st in each sc around.

Top of slipper

Rnd 7 Loop st in first st, ch 16(20, 24), sk 4 sts of Rnd 6, loop st in each st to end of rnd-29 sts, 16(20, 24) ch.



Top of slipper

Rnd 7 Loop st in first st, ch 24, sk 4 sts of Rnd 6, loop st in each st to end of rnd-29 sts, 24 ch.

Rnd 8 Loop st in each sc and each ch around-45(49, 53) sts.

Rnds 9-13 Loop st in each st around-45(49,53) sts.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Flatten slipper so that the ch-24 loop from Rnd 7 folds in half and forms a seam. With length of yarn WS (loop side) together, starting from the cuff, skipping first 2 and last 2 chs, whipstitch seam together. Whipstitch skipped chs to skipped 4 sts on Row 7.

Turn Slipper Top RS out. Center heel on back seam of sole bottom with center of toe matched to center front. Pin evenly around (safety pins or split ring markers work well). With needle and yarn, stitch slipper top to sole.

Fold cuff to inside, making sure “fur” is on the outside of fold, and whipstitch top of cuff to top of sts along Rnd 6. Weave 10" length of flat elastic in and out of sts of Rnd 1, sew short ends of elastic to each other to secure.

With scissors, carefully cut each loop. Using hairbrush, brush each strand of yarn until it reaches desired fluffiness.

Insert 4 bear claws evenly along front edge of slipper just above the slipper/sole join. Secure into place with yarn.

Weave in all ends.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Slipper sock soles are hand washable with mild detergent. Consider the yarn you used to make your slipper socks before washing. After washing and rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water. Stuff with clean paper or cloth to retain shape. Allow to air dry.



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