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I'm a self-taught crocheter/knitter that's always hunger to learn more. A mammoth thank you to all fellow crocheter/knitter that took their time to post videos and written tutorial. It wouldn't have been possible without your contribution! THANK YOU!

2/18/2012:

Wow! Another year slipped by...how time flies when you're knitting :) It's obvious, I've been slacking on my blog update. Last post was 4/27/11! I'm officially an occasional blogger only. What I slack off in blog, I more than made-up in knitting and crocheting. Most of my projects are somewhat recent on Ravelry.

Major milestone for 2011:

Shelliyanni went live on 8/6/11. My first knitting pattern for sale.

All patterns here are for personal and charitable use only. Please do not sell the patterns or the finished project. Thank you for honoring this request.



Yenyen Slipper



Method: Crochet
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Yarn: 1 skein Lion Brand Suede Solids in Fushia

This pattern works better using bulky yarn. Finished sole measures 7”. Using size K (6.5mm) needle, the sole measure 9”

Stitches used:
Hdc – yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through all 3 lps

Dc dec - yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps , yo and pull through 3 lps



Sole
Ch 18
Rnd 1
1sc 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 13 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch: 2hdc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, sc in next 13 ch, 2 sc in last lp (40 sts). Join w sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 2
Ch 1, 2 sc in 1 st (not the sc where you sl st, but the next one), 1 sc in next 13 sts, [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 4x, 1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. (46 sts). Join w sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 3 (use dc if you want a bigger sole)
2 hdc in 1st sc, hdc in next 14 sts, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 4x, [1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 4x, hdc in next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next sts, 1 hdc in next st (56 sts). Join w sl st in 1st sc. Place marker

Do not join from here on
Body
Rnd 4
Sc all around in back lp. (56 sts). Place marker

Rnd 5
Dc in next 11 sts, [dc dec in next 2 st] 17x, dc in next 11 sts (39 sts). Place marker.

Rnd 6
Dc in next 14 sts, [dc dec in next 2 st] 7 x, dc in next16 sts (36 sts). Place marker.

Rnd 7
(For right shoe)
Sc in next 10 sts, ch 15, hdc 5th from hook (button loop made), hdc in next 10 chs, sc in remaining dc, join w sl st in 1st sc. Sl st around top of shoe (including the strap) and fasten off

(For left shoe)
Sc in next 25 sts, ch 15, hdc 5th from hook (button loop made), hdc in next 10 chs , sc in remaining dc, join with sl st in 1st sc. Sl st around top of shoe (including the strap) and fasten off

Sew on button.
Use Puffy Paint on the bottom of sole to make it non-skid.

2 comments:

Faith said...

hello! I am Faith from the Phillipines. I have been crocheting since I was in 3rd grade but its only now that I was able to appreciate crocheting. I make and sell crocheted headbands and cellphone holders to my friends. I saw a crochet slippers for toddlers in the internet but it is small for my niece. can you please help me how to adjust the size so that it will fit her.
I like your yenyen slipper and I will try to make it. by the way, what age will this pattern fit?

pikay said...

Hello Faith,
The finished sole of the Yenyen Slippers measures 7” (18 cm) and using size K (6.5mm) needle, the sole measure 9”(23 cm). It used to fit my 4 years-old, and 7 years-old respectively.

As for resizing to larger size, usually, the easiest way is to switch to bulky yarn and bigger hook. Or resizing to smaller size, switch bulky yarn to finger yarn, and use smaller hook.
I don't have a definite method, as I crochet, I measure it up against the intended "crochtee".

Generally as a guideline, I use the given gauge. If gauge is not available for that yarn, then I crochet a square piece of 10cm, then measure how many sc (or hdc or dc, whichever st you'll be using for the pattern. For this purpose, I'll use sc as example) across (width), and how many rows of sc within that 10cm square. Then take the number of sc and divide by 10cm, and you'll get the number of sc needed to crochet 1cm. Same for height, you take the number of sc rows and divide by 10cm, and you will get the number of rows needed to crochet 1cm.

For example, 14 sc and 16 rows = 10cm using J (6mm) Hook.
14sc divide 10cm = 1.4 sc, round up to 2 sc per width (always round up). 16 rows divide 10cm = 1.6 row, round up to 2 rows per 1cm. Now you are ready to figure out how much you need to crochet in order to achieve your desired measurement.
Let's say you need 23cm in width and 5 cm in height:
width -- 23cm x 2 sc = 46 sc.
height -- 5cm x 2 sc row = 10 row of sc.
Base on the given example, you will need to crochet 46 sc to achieve 23cm, and 10 row of sc to achieve 5cm.
I hope this will help you in some way. Have fun with your niece's shoe resizing :)