27 October 2010

Slipper Confusion

The slipper pattern I use quite frequently is a little confusing if you've never made them before. I've been asked many times about what to do after chaining 11. Hopefully the pictures I'm posting here will help out with that.
Here is where we are making the 12 rounds prior to what we'll call part 2 that starts with the ch 11:

Here we have started part 2 by chaining 11.

Here you can see where I am doing 10 sc down the first side of the chains:

After doing 10sc down the first side of the chains, do 25 sc around to the other side of the chains:

(At this point, you will have 35 sc)
Do 10 sc up the back side of the chains for a total of 45 sc to work on:

At the end of that row, chain1 and work the remainder of the 9 rows in the back loops. The following 3 photos show you how it looks after working the first 3 rows in part 2:

The next 3 photos show you what the slipper looks like after doing 9 rows in part 2:

The last 3 rows are decrease rows. These rows add the heel to the slipper. These stitches are also done in the back loops but for the decrease stitches and the sc in between them, I don't worry about doing them in the back loops--I use all the loops. Here are some pictures with all the rows done. You can see that the back is now rounded into a heel:

The next 2 pictures show you a completed slipper:

If anyone has any questions just drop me a line and I'll do my best to help you. I think the big problem with making these slippers the first time is visualizing them. After the first pair it's a piece of cake--I promise!

Hugs to all,


  1. Im definitely gonna try and make a pair of these, I already printed out the pattern lol Thanks for the pattern help also I will probably need it myself :o)

    I love the socks you made by the way!

  2. Oi Sharon querida
    Ficou simplesmente sensacional essas botas!!!Parabéns!!!!
    Fique com Deus

  3. Hey Sharon--Great instruction, thanks. I had to read the pattern a couple of times and enlarge the photo before I could visualize it. My natural assumption was that the chain 11 was the bottom of the slipper rather than the top. I've been searching for a slipper pattern because I need a pair for myself, so thanks for showing this one. (You found it for me...LOL)

  4. Dearest Sahron:
    I cant thank you enough for all your time to help us that couldnt understand the pattern.
    You have outdone your self showing and explaining the confusion and I have already made a sample slipper and have begun a pair.. I know i will be making some more as fast as i can for gifts this x-mas..
    Again thank you for all your help you have gone beyond...
    Lillibet aka Moomooo

  5. Thank you,obrigado! So many people have helped me so much that I was more than happy to explain a little bit how to do these slippers. I hope to be seeing pictures of yours :)

  6. A visual tutorial is always so helpful. Thanks for posting this!


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