11 February 2011

Big Men's Slippers



To make a "Big Men's" pair, I used almost the full skein of rh ss plus a large amount of the one pounder. 

Big Men's Slippers  
Yarn required--get 2 skeins worsted weight (7 -  8 oz size). You will crochet using 2 strands of yarn.
Use a J Hook


INSTRUCTIONS
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc into 2nd ch from hook to form a circle. Mark last st of this rnd with a pin, then move pin to mark the end of each succeeding rnd. 


Rnd 2: Work 3 sc into each sc around: you should have 15 sc. 


Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around:  20 Sc.


Rnd 4: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 3sc, rep from * around 25 sc. 


Rnd 5 *2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 4sc, rep from * around. 30 sc.
Work even on 30 sc for 16 rnds more. Do not finish off.


Back: Ch 13.
Row 1: Using both loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next  12; sc in each of next 30 sc; sc in each ch on opposite side of beg ch; ch 1, turn. 
You should have 54 sc.


From now on, sc in the back loop (loop away from you) of each sc.


Rows 2-14:  Sc in back loop of each sc across; ch 1, turn.


Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 24 sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 2 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 24 sc, ch 1, turn. 


Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 23 sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 2 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 23 sc, ch 1, turn. 


Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 22 sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 2 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 22 sc, ch 1, turn. 


Finishing: Fold back section in half, carefully matching sts. Sl St inside loops of sides tog. Finish off  
 
If you see any problems with this pattern let me know. These are great slippers. They are warm and long lasting because of the double yarn thickness. Have a great day...


8 comments:

  1. Wow it sure does take more yarn but so worth it Im sure. I think its great that you take the time to make changes for different sizes and also share it with others I will have to keep that in mind if I ever want to make hubby a pair :o) He usually just goes around the house barefoot most times.

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  2. I've made this pattern so many times that I have it memorized. I think that this pattern is a little "small" for people with large feet and people with feet that swell, it needs to be bigger too. This is the first time I wrote down how I enlarged it so I can do it the same way the next time. My husband isn't too fond of crocheted slippers. He wears "regular" ones that he keeps by the door unless Nellie Belle takes them to play with. My uncle and brother really like them. I haven't made any for my brother for a while now so he's probably about due for a pair. If you're reading this brother, let me know!

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  3. Just a suggestion: Say something about using 2 strands of yarn at the beginning of the pattern. I've made many a pair of slippers similar to this and they are great and long lasting. :)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Sande, I'll go add a note now.

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  4. What size foot does this fit? I am chasing a pattern for a size 15 shoe wearer.

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    1. I made them for someone with size 13. He likes them loose so these should fit a size 15 with no problems.

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  5. I'm not sure what this means..... sc in each ch on opposite side of beg ch; ch 1, turn.
    You should have 54 sc. Where are the extra stitches coming from?

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    1. After chaining 13, you will start with 12 sc on one side of the chains, then sc in the 30 single crochets you've already made and finally, on the other sides of the chains you started with, sc 12 more and that will give you the 54.

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