Sunday, 21 December 2014

ROBUSTUS Slippers for Men FREE CROCHET PATTERN




I designed these robust slippers in 2012/2013 for my husband and then made a pair for my son, and a few pairs as gifts for the men in our extended family, as well as a pair or two for myself.  What I love about this crochet slipper pattern is the sturdy construction which makes them longer lasting and just the perfect slipper design for men (although I wear them too so I suppose they are also perfect for women).



I just finished making a new pair for my husband and myself in time for Christmas.  These slippers are just perfect for taking with us to all the family gatherings over the Christmas season.  I prefer to take my shoes off when indoors, so these slippers will be ideal whilst we spend many hours celebrating, feasting and enjoying time with family.

Which leads me to the next step, HOW to make these SLIPPERS.  
I am going to release this pattern FREE of charge for now, and then in the New Year it will be a PAY pattern.  
So in the meantime, ENJOY!




PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Easy
SIZES:  Men S/M/L
YARN USEDARAN Wool 100% 2 colours
NOTIONS:  H-8 (5mm) hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to front/back post half/double crochet; and crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) colour slippers with contrast trim.  Slippers can be made using two (2) or more colours.


INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE FOR ONE SIZE ONLY
MEN'S SMALL  

FOR LARGER SIZES YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT 
FOR THE COMPLETE PATTERN 
WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE

JANUARY 2015
FROM MY ONLINE STORES


PATTERN STARTS:

TOE - Increase Rnds

With H-8 (5mm) hook and MC
Rnd 1:  Magic loop, ch1, 8sc in loop, join with sl st in ch1. (8sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc around, join with sl st in ch1. (16sts)
Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (24sts)
Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (30sts)


BODY of Slipper

Rnd 5:  Ch1, FPdc around, skip ch1, join with sl st in first FPdc.
Rnd 6-10:  Rep Rnd 5.

Increase Rnd

Rnd 11:  Ch1, FPdc in next 8sts, *2FPdc in next st, FPdc in next 9sts, rep from * around, ending with FPdc in last st, skip ch1, join with sl st in first FPdc.  (33sts)
Rnd 12-19:  Rep Rnd 5.

HEEL of Slipper

Row 1:  Ch2 (counts as st), FPdc in next 22sts, TURN.  (23sts)
Row 2:  Ch2 (counts as st), BPdc to end, TURN.  (23sts)
Rows 3-12:  Rep Row 1 and 2 (5 times)
CHECK LENGTH approximately 9.5in (24cm)

JOIN Seam of Heel

With right side facing, fold in half and align stitches, and join with single crochet through both loops of each stitch.
Fasten off, hide ends.

CONTRAST Trim

Join contrast yarn in first row to the left of heel joining seam.  
Rnd 1:  Ch1, (sc, ch1) in each row, then in each st of front 11sts, then in each row up other side, 1sc in joining seam, join with sl st in ch1.  (36sc)
Rnd 2:  Ch2, *FPhdc in sc, skip ch1, BPhdc in next sc, skip ch1, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch2.  (36sts)
Fasten off, hide ends.

USA - American Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BPdc
Back Post double crochet
BPhdc
Back Post half double crochet
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
FPdc
Front Post double crochet
FPhdc
Front Post half double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)

Copyright © 2008-2014  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

TERMS OF USE: This pattern is protected by UK and International Copyright law.  This pattern and items made from this pattern are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes.  You may not resell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole.  Derivative works are prohibited. 
INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE ARE FOR ONE SIZE ONLY
MEN'S SMALL  

FOR LARGER SIZES YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT 
UNTIL THE COMPLETE PATTERN 
WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 
JANUARY 2015
FROM MY ONLINE STORES

RAVELRY,   CRAFTSY,   ETSY

REMEMBER TO COME BACK 
FOR THE INSTANT PDF DOWNLOAD
OF THE
ROBUSTUS Slippers Crochet PATTERN
JANUARY 2015


May you all have a jolly Christmas
and 
A Happy New Year !



Thursday, 13 November 2014

STARBURSTS, SWIRLS and STARSHINE - Free Pattern


Originally I made these with white,  yellow and gold thread, however I recently was asked for some star decos in other colours.  Of course I thought why not - and I have decided to share the colour process including step by step photos with you all here!  So grab your thread or yarn and hooks and lets start!

STARBURSTS

Change colour whenever you like.

Skill Level:
Easy
Yarn:   
Cotton DK 8ply  ●  #3  ●  Light weight
Hook
E-4 (3.5mm)
Stitches:
single, double, half double, treble crochet
Gauge/Tension:
Not critical for this pattern
Measurements:
Vary depending on yarn and hook
Terminology:
USA - American crochet terms
















Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9dc in loop, join with sl st in BL of ch3. (10sts)





Increase Rnd
Rnd 2Ch 1, 2sc in BL of same st, 2sc in BL of next st and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1. (20sts) 


Mini Star Points Rnd


Rnd 3 *Ch3, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * to end.  (10 mini star points)



Medium Star Points Rnd

Working behind mini star points



Rnd 4:  Sl st in 1st skipped st under 1st mini star from previous rnd, *Ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next mini star, sl st in next skipped st under next mini star, rep from * to end (5 medium star points)


1st Star Edge


Crochet along edge of star points just made as follows:
Rnd 5: Sc in next 4sts, *2sc in top of star point, sc in BL of next 4sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with skip last st, join with sl st in next st.

2nd Star Edge


Working in BL of every st
Rnd 6:  Ch1, sc in BL of next 4sts, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, (top of star point), sc in BL of next 3sts, sc3tog, sc in BL of next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with sl st in last st and join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.


Now make as many as you like. 

You can download the FREE pdf PATTERN which includes all three (3) motifs

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine

from my RAVELRY shop  OR  my CRAFTSY shop

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download does not include the step by step photos)




THIS TIME just for a bit of fun, I have decided to join two starbursts together.


Join with Sc in BL of each motif, 2sc in star point, and sc2tog in base of star points.



USA American CROCHET Terms
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
( )
work instructions within brackets as directed, different sizes, total stitches
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
FL
front loop
hdc
half double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet

Copyright © 2008-2014  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

TERMS OF USE: This pattern is protected by UK and International Copyright law.  This pattern and items made from this pattern are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes.  You may not resell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole.  Derivative works are prohibited. 

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine
Three (3) easy crochet motif decorations 
(My favourite free pattern for stars and swirls inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night")


download the FREE pdf PATTERN

which includes all three (3) motifs

Starbursts, Swirls and Starshine

from 
my RAVELRY shop
OR
my CRAFTSY shop

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download does not include the step by step photos)


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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