November 18, 2015

Short Crocodile Boots -free crochet pattern-


I've been on a slipper making frenzy lately, and decided that it was about time that I write this pattern out so that other people can understand it!  Boot slippers can be quite easy to make once you find a sole and foot pattern that you like to follow, because from there, it's all in the leg of the slipper.  This pattern begins loosely following the pattern for Rows of Cables Boot Slippers, but changes into the crocodile stitch for the cuff.  I love the crocodile stitch, and if you've never tried it, here's your chance!  Many people use different variations for this stitch, it depends on what you're making, but the basic concept is always the same.  I will try my best to describe it to you (with photos!).

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
  • Bernat Super Value, Worsted (4), approx 389m (426 yds), Taupe
  • Size 5.0mm (H) crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends
Size: Women's medium foot, US shoe size 7-9

-----UPDATE!! - I've made these with a size 4.00mm hook and they fit my mother in law, who wears a size 5.5 shoe :) -----

Finished Measurements: Length of sole= approx. 10 inches; Height from ankle up= approx. 5-6 inches

Gauge: 14sc and 14 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used:
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tog - together
Crocodile Stitch - described over pattern


-----THE PATTERN-----

Sole:

Ch 8 
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (9 sc) 

The rest of the rows are through the back loops of the sts only. 

Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (13 sc) 
Rows 4 to 18: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st, (13 sc) 
Row 19: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog. (11 sc) 
Rows 20 to 31: Ch1, turn; sc in next 11 sc. 
Row 32: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog. (9 sc)
Row 33: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) twice, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) twice. (5sc) 
Row 34: Ch1, turn; sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog. (3 sc) 


Next, you are going to crochet all around the sole of the slipper. 

-Ch1, turn; Slip stitch in first sc, slip stitch and ch 1 and 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. 
-Make 1 sc at the end of each row along side of sole (you now have 36 sc).
-Place 7 sc across the back of the starting chain, ( you now have 43 sc).
-Place 1 sc at the end of each row along other side of sole (you now have 77 sc). 
-1 sc in first slip stitch you made at the beginning, sl st to join to the starting sc. (Total = 78 sc)



Body of Slipper: 

Row 1: Ch1, turn; Through the back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of Row, sl st to join. (78 sc) 

Rest of the rows are through both loops. 

Rows 2-4: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in each st, sl st to join. (78 sts) 

Row 5: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 34 sc, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 34 sc, sl st to join. (74 sts) 

Row 6: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 32 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, 1 sc in 32 sc, sl st to join. (70 sts) 

Row 7: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 28 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 28 sts, sl st to join. (66 sts) 

Row 8: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 25 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 25 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to join. (58 sts) 

Row 9: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in 21 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 21 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in last sc, ss to join, ch 1, do not turn. (48 sts) 

Row 10: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 20 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc,1 sc in next 20 sc, sl st to join.(44 sts) 

Row 11: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 17 sc, skip next sc, dc2tog four times, skip next sc, 1 sc in next 17 sc, sl st to join. (38 sts) 

Row 12: Ch1, turn; 1 sc in 16 sc, skip next st, dc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next 16 sc, sl st to join. (36 sts) 

Row 13: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st, sl st to join. (35 sc) 



Cuff:

Rnd 1: Ch3, turn; (inside facing) dc in same st as join, (skip next st, 3dc in next st, skip next st, 2dc in next st) 8 times, skip next st, 3dc in next st, sl st in top of ch3 to join.



Rnd 2: Ch1, turn; (right side facing) skip 1st dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc *(croc st over next 2dc (croc st - work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working top to bottom, work 5dc over front post of 2nd dc, working bottom to top), skip 1dc, sc in next dc, skip 1dc) 8 times, croc st over last 2dc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (9 croc sts)





Rnd 3 (track rnd): Ch3 (counts as 1dc) turn; dc in same st as join, *3dc in center of next croc st, 2dc in next sc (between next 2 croc sts)** 8 times, 3dc in center of next croc st, sl st in top of ch3 to join.




Rnd 4 (crocodile st rnd): Ch1, turn; skip 1st dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc *(croc st over next 2dc,skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc) 8 times, croc st over last 2dc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (9 croc sts)



Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 11: Ch1, turn; sc in same st as join, (2sc in next croc st, 2sc in nest sc) 8 times, 2sc in last croc st, sc in last ch (where previously joined), sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 12: Ch1, turn, (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 6 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc) 

Rnd 13: Ch1, do NOT turn, sc in each sc around, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off.




10 comments:

  1. I can not keep the stitch count right. I have frogged 3 times and I am on row 9and I'm going to frog again. sh-t sh-t sh-t

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    1. Are you catching the sc once at the beginning, sc2tog over next 2 sts to decrease? or the skip 1 st before decreasing at the toe? I did realize at the end for stitch count in parenthesis says 48sc, should be 48 sts, as not all are sc, hope that's not what's throwing you off?

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    2. I'm getting messed up at round 9 too, in round 9 there is supposed to be 10 decreases, right? Well the pattern only tells where to work 8 of them: the 2 decreases at the beginning and end (2) the 2 that you skip before doing the actual decreases (4) the actual 4 decreases (8) and that's it, so where are we supposed to work the other 2 to get the correct stitch count? Not trying to sound rude or anything, just trying to figure it out🙂

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    3. Nope, I just put the wrong number :O it is 50 sts. The rest continues on as is, sorry about that. I've made these about 40 times and never caught that, It's somewhat embedded in my brain so I barely look at the written pattern, lol.

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    4. Oh haha it's ok! Thanks for clarifying that! I will definetely be making a second pair of these! But I guess I have one last question, I'm only 13 and I think I wear a size 3 shoe, but they fit me perfectly, and I'm using red heart yarn and an h hook, but they are turning out size 3 instead of woman's size 7-9, am I doing something wrong?

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  2. Love this pattern, thank you now I know what my family will be wearing on xmas day x

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  3. Is there a pattern for the next size down?

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    1. I've made these with a size 4.00mm hook and they fit my mother in law, who wears a size 5.5 shoe :)

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  4. Hey! Bit confused between Rows 9-10, it says C1 do not turn, C1 turn... help! Thanks

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