Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ribbed Slipper Pattern

Edit Aug 25, 2013: I have included a You Tube video link on how to do the front and back post DC, you can find it here.
This slipper has the front and back post dc's around the entire slipper. I think this gives the slipper a thick textured around the entire foot.

So here is my pattern for the ribbed slipper
Materials:
One 6-8 oz (about 200 grams) skein Worsted Weight Yarn
Size g hook

FPDC = Front Post DC. You are doing a dc around the dc on the previous round, bring the hook around the dc from the front.
BPDC = Back Post DC. You are doing a dc around the dc on the previous round, bring the hook around the dc from the back.

Working in rounds for the toe.
Row 1: ch 4, 14 dc in 4th chain from hook, join with the 4th chain from the beginning ch 4


Row 2
Row 2: ch 3,  FPDC around ch 4 from first round. *dc in next dc, FPDC around the same dc* repeat around, join with beginning chain 3
Row 3: ch 3, FPDC around next dc *BPDC around next dc, FPDC around next dc* repeat around, join with beginning chain 3

Note: You are doing alternating FPDC and BPDC for the ribbed effect.

Repeat round 3 until you have about 3 inches.
Now you are now no longer working in rounds.
Do one more round of row 3, but do not join with the ch 3, ch 2, turn

Row 4: BPDC around next dc, *FPDC around next dc, BPDC around next dc* repeat until reach the ch 3, hdc on top of ch 3, ch 2, turn
Row 5: skipping hdc, FPDC around next dc, * BPDC around next dc, FPDC around next dc* repeat until reach the ch 2, hdc on top of ch 2, ch 2, turn
Row 6: Skipping hdc,  BPDC around next dc, *FPDC around next dc, BPDC around next dc* repeat until reach the ch 2, hdc on top of ch 2, ch 2, turn
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until you have desired length of slipper, usually until about the end of the heal, finish off.

Turn slipper inside out, sew up the back to form the heal.

If desired, do a row (or two) of sc's evenly around the opening of the slipper.


80 comments:

  1. Thank you sharing. I've been looking for a slipper pattern. This looks like one I want to try.

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  2. Lovely knitting! I just learned to loom knit not to long ago! I am stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2013/07/old-boxes-with-a-new-purpose.html . Happy creating!

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    1. If she don't know the difference between knitting and crocheting, don't go to that web site.

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    2. I have heard of people refer to crochet as Knitting over the years. It depends on where you are from. Sort Of Like Terms Are Different.
      Americans Say Single Crochet While Others Say Double Crochet. Means The Same Thing, Just Said Differently. Lighten Up! No one is perfect.

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    3. Ladies be nice. Are you perfect?

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  3. Nice job! I love the color, they look really soft, thank you for sharing your tutorial with us.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Thanks for sharing. They look snuggly and warm

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  5. Yummy Slippers

    I am just sitting sipping my drink and taking a look-see at what everyone is up too.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

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  6. Crochet is so foreign to me but your projects always inspire me to learn more than the single chain I understasnd.

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  7. I dont understand this stitch. I went to youtube and tried to find a tutorial, is this what your stitch is indicating? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yIu4HfUpvsY

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  8. Barbie,
    The You Tube link you added does show how to do the front post DC, however, this video shows how to do both the front and back post DC:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYJs42RUfuc

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  9. My great-grandma used to keep many pairs of handmade slippers for the comfort of her guests. It was such a loving gesture that I'll always remember. These look really similar, I can't wait to give some to my mom and aunties, to bring them the same warm memories! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Amanda, My grandmother did the same :) jlc

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    2. I am going to do this. Never thought of it for company. It will give me something to do with my yarn that will actually be useful. Love these slippers.

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    3. Ty iv ben lookin for a nice pair 2 make my brother AND THIS IS IT

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  10. I am having trouble with the step 4. I am not understanding the the end " hdc on top of chain 3."

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  11. At the end of row 4 you are doing a half double crochet on top of the turning chain 3 of the previous row.

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  12. thank you so much for the pattern. I have been looking for one my mom had except it was a knitted house shoe and I would rather crochet.

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  13. these slippers look really warm. do you know about how much yarn you needed to complete the pair?
    jd in st louis
    http://crochet.craftgossip.com

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  14. iHI there: I got 2 ladies in my FB group and they both are having lots of troubles with yiur slipper at the toes sections..

    Do you thnk you can double check your directions in case you missed something..

    Thanks
    Hugs
    LIllibet

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  15. I am currently working on this pattern - there is no gauge posted and a 3 inches from toe to ankle is pretty small what is the intended size??? I have contacted you earlier but there has been no response

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    1. This is an adult size slipper, about women's size 8. The toe section doesn't reach the ankle, but you could make the toe section a bit longer.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your pattern. One question. In repeating Row 3 are the FPDCs on top of each other and are the BPDCs doing the same?
    Thanks. Diana in TX

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    1. Not quite sure what you mean by on top. FPDCs are done around FPDCs and BPDCs are done around BPDCs. the idea is to create a ribbed effect.

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  18. Hi Julie, I love this slipper design but I'm having trouble at the toe. I can't understand what is meant in Row 1 by "join with the 4th chain from the beginning ch 4" By the time I've done the 14 DC in Row 1, I can't even see the original chain 4 thingy :) Do you mean I join the 14th DC with a particular stitch on the previous chain 4 ? Would you might elaborating.?

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    1. The remaining unworked 3 chains from the beginning ch4 represents a dc so you are joining at the top of that.

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  19. anyone finish these slippers? did they work out?

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  20. I can't wait to try these slippers. As soon as I finish up the baby afghan I'm working on. Your pattern looks like it will be easy enough that I can make a few pair to keep in my slipper basket by my front door. I do have one question...Would it be okay to begin with the 'magic circle', instead of the 'chain 4'?

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  21. Hello i have been crocheting for over 45 years ,i make hats, slippers,and i have been crochet hats for our troops ,they need it the most , im crochet hats that look like there knitted but there crochet ,and there very easy to crochet, all you do its to make a chain of 63stitchs then you slip.st to make a ring ,then you double crochet in the first row ,then the second row ,one double front post ,in next st back double post st. it looks like the hat was made on the loom but not

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    1. I would love to have the rest of that pattern can you email me at pegldy@hotmail.com?

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  22. I made two pair of these for Christmas gifts and then lost the pattern. So glad I found it again! I just found a charitable group called Pink Slippers, and these will work up great for their projects!

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  23. This is a great pattern though a video tutorial would be great becuase I get consused at the end/beginning of each row. :(

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  24. What type of yarn should I use to make these?

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    1. Sorry it took long to reply, you would use worst weight.

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    2. The higher quality yarn the better. Also I don't recommend fuzzy yarn as the stitches are hard to see.

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  25. I'm a novice crocheter and have never made slippers before.
    I have a friend that would like to have a pair of handmade slippers
    so I'd like to give this pattern a try. I tend to crochet very tightly, so
    do you think it would be okay to use an H or I hook for this pattern?

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  26. I love the look of this pattern but would like to make it in a men's size 10. Suggestions for adjustments?

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    1. My first thought is to go to a bulkier yarn and larger hook. My next thought is to increase the beginning amount of dc's in the first row, maybe going up to doing dc's in the first round to make it wider. I would personally have to try this out.

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    2. I'll give that a try! Thanks!

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  27. Would you know the adjustments to this pattern to make them toddler size?

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    1. I would maybe decrease the amount of dc's in the first row, maybe have 8-10 dc instead of 15.

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  28. If I am using two strands of red heart worsted weight will it come out the correct size, or do you think I should decrease the hook size? Thank you for you time and help, these look soooo cute!

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    1. I would think you would need to experiment with hook size if you using two strands of yarn, you would likely need to come down in size.

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  29. i have made these before, but am having trouble now. how many Double crochet do you have at the end of row 2?? counting the FPDC and DC together

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    1. You should have, 30 stitches total, the chain 3 counts as a dc.

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  30. The pattern says," Repeat round 3 until you have about 3 inches." I'm not really sure what you mean when you say "about 3 inches." Can you explain, please?

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    1. Repeat row 3 until you reach about 1/2 way up on the top of your foot, then carry on with pattern...hope this helps

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  31. Just made this slipper for the 4th time. Thanks so much for the pattern.

    Here's my latest http://suesueper.blogspot.ca/2015/02/crochet-slippers-february-2015-my.html

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  33. Hello i would like to know when i get to repeating row 3 do i chain 3 at the beginning of every row. or just fpdc.and bpdc. every row till i get to 3 inches. Thanks. sophie

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    1. You do chain 3 at the beginning of each row.

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  34. What kind of yarn do i use on this project? 3 or 4 ply. or chunky?

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    1. I used Red Heart Worsted Super Saver for this project. I would try 4 ply.

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  35. Not sure my last post took. But this is a great endeavor for a novice.

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  36. Oh my gosh! These are the slippers my grandmother made us when I was a kid. I'm 62. She taught me how to make them, but I did it from memory not a pattern. I'd forgotten how to make them. I'm so happy, Thank you thank you! Barbara

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  37. My friend had a pair of slippers similar but were knitted, I have been searching for a crochet pattern, try so much!

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  38. making these right now and they are so thick and squishy! Can tell they are going to be really warm too! Thanks for the pattern.

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  39. On to my second pair. Such easy instructions. I reduced the number of dc in row 1 and made them in chunky wool. Such a great pattern to follow. Also added some rubber dots to the sole to make them non-slip.

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  40. On to my second pair. Such easy instructions. I reduced the number of dc in row 1 and made them in chunky wool. Such a great pattern to follow. Also added some rubber dots to the sole to make them non-slip.

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    1. my grandmother cut a sole from some kind of soft leather like material and sewed on the bottom on the ones she made. bet she made hundreds of pairs.

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    2. I found out what she used she used a shammie those things like you wash cars with. they were soft and non slick and she cut the sole for the hole bottom and sewed it on with yarn and yarn needle.

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  41. my grandmother made these all the time and she died, so i'm gonna try and don't even know where to start....

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  42. Can you use Phentex slipper yarn, and use one or two strands?

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  43. Apparently for these I crochet tight because they don't fit over my toes at all. Is there supposed to be an increase somewhere?

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    1. I am just the opposite, I usually crochet pretty loose. You may need to go to a larger hook size.

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  44. Thank you so much for this pattern, I will being starting after dinner.

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  45. I am a fairly new crocheter and I don't understand the part of at the end turn inside out and sew up the back to make the heel, is this literally sewing and I am not sure where that would be. Thanks

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  46. I am not sure how to sew up the back to make the heel. Thanks

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  47. I hope to get an answer soon I would like to make more

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    1. Sorry it took a long time to get back, it is just that the back of the slipper need to be made. If you look at the first picture you notice that the back of slipper is open. Fold lengthwise and use yarn needle and yarn to sew up the back

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  48. Hi Julie , thanks so much for sharing. My mother-in-law made dozens of similar slippers over the years. She gave to every member of the family. She knit hers. When I made my first pair of these, my gosh brought back memories. They are just as cushiony and comfy as hers. Whenever I tried knitting I knit so tight I couldn't transfer stitches so stuck with my crochet. After my mom died I came across 2 pairs of hers so I sent my grandaughters as they still had a lot of life in them.my mother-in-law has macular so she can't make any more. Now I CAN make my own and for my family. So much appriciate the pattern. I am a lefty so the utube tutorial with the fp bp.sure helped as had been wanting to try but couldn't figure it out before.

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  49. Thanks so much for the pattern . My mother-in-law used to make,a knitted version for everyone in the family they were so comfy. I tried knitting but held the yarn so tight I couldn't transfer the stitches so went back to crocheting. I have waited years to find a crochet pattern. This is almost identical. Now i can make for my family. Plan to make adjustments for a childs for a great granddaughter and bigger for larger feet. Everyone loved them. Cant wait to make more.

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  50. OK, I like how they're so cushioned. However, my sons came apart at the toes which really sucked. I'm doing another using magic ring method instead. Only one came apart but the other was left with a pretty big hole in toe section.the one I'm doing with magic ring looks better at toe section. Thanks for the pattern. It's perfect for my aching pregnant feet ��

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