‘Santa’ slippers for the Holiday Season

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A gift pops out of the first pocket of our Advent Calendar! It is a pair of witty ‘Santa’ slippers, ready to warm you up during the holidays. We crocheted them in size UK 3.5/4.5 – US 5.5/6.5. Now, let’s see together how to make them.

Gather materials and go over the stitches

To make slippers you will need

Calicò colorsCalicò yarn, 1 ball for each of the following colors: cream, pink, grey, red
A 3.50mm crochet hook
Stitch-markers
Yarn needle with rounded point

 

We use these stitches

  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Double crochet (dc)

Work a pair of slippers

PART 1 IN CREAM AND PINK

With cream yarn work a magic ring.
1st round: 6 dc into this ring, end with a ss into first st. Pull yarn to close ring.

slippers - ring and round 1

2nd round: inc 1 st (= 2 dc into same st) in each st of previous round, end with a ss into first st (= 12 dc).
3rd round: * 1 dc, inc 1 st; rep from * all round, end with a ss into first st (= 18 dc).

slippers - round 3 with inc

4th round: * 2 dc, inc 1 st; rep from * all round, end with a ss into first st (= 24 dc).
5th round: * 3 dc, inc 1 st; rep from * all round, end with a ss into first st (= 30 dc).
6th round: *4 dc, inc 1 st; rep from * all round, end with a ss into first st (= 36 dc).
From 7th to 20th round: 1 dc in each st of previous round.

slipper after 20 rounds

Change to pink.
From 21st to 27th round: 1 dc in each st of previous round.

slipper after pink rounds

EYES AND PART 2 UNTIL TO HEEL

Put last slipper st on hold and work 4 eyes, two for each slipper. With grey yarn work a magic ring, 6 dc into this ring, end with a ss into first st.

slipper - Santa eye

Pull yarn to close ring. Fasten off. Sew eyes as shown in picture below.

slipper - sew eyes

Now, continue slipper. Change to red.

slipper - change color

From 28th to 33rd round: 1 dc in each st of previous round.

slipper after red rounds

34th round: (11 dc, inc 1 st) 3 times (= 39 dc).
From 35th to 43rd row: crochet back-and-forth only on 23 dc.

slipper after back-and-forth rows

44th row: 11 dc, place a stitch-marker, decrease 1 dc (= dc2tog), place a stitch-marker, 10 dc.
45th row: 8 dc, decrease 1 dc, 9 dc.
46th row: 9 dc, decrease 1 dc, 9 dc. Remove stitch-markers.

PART 3, FROM HEEL TO END

For heel, divide work in half and sew.

sew slipper heel

Work 42 dc around opening. For flap, crochet back-and-forth only on 28 dc, drecreasing at each end, inside 1 st, 1 st every row until 4 sts remain.
Next row: 1 dc, decrease 1 dc, 1 dc.
Next row: dc3tog. Fasten off.

slipper flap

Crochet the other slipper in the same way, making flap on the opposite side.

Finishing your slippers

Make 4 small pompom, 2 cream and 2 red.

decorative pompoms

Attach cream pompom to the top of the flap on leg, then fold it down towards RS. Attach red pompom between eyes.

your Christmas slippers

 

Concept, works and photos made by:
Barbara Mazzi and Elisa Mezzani, Filofilò – Merceria Creativa
Piazza IV Novembre, 10 – Villafranca di Verona (VR)

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