Friday 12 April 2013


By Emi Harrington

Copyright © 2013, M. E. Harrington
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Worsted weight yarn (Approx 60 grams for adult size.)
5.5 mm crochet hook, US I 9
Yarn needle
Shoe laces or chained cord
OPTIONAL: Flip Flops for soles in the size required

Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring. (Carry the yarn end along the outside of the ring, and when finished you will be able to pull the yarn end and close up the hole.)
In the ring, make:
Adult small (Ladies 5 to 7): 12 single crochet

Slip stitch to join.

2.  Chain 1 and turn, make 2 single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
     (You will have twice the number of stitches as in the previous row.)  
3.  *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
     Repeat from * for enough rows to cover your toes. ( 7 rows)
     Add 3 more rows of single crochet from * above.
     Photo 3 and 4.

4.  Begin the sides:
     Chain 1 and turn, single crochet across the row, leaving 7 stitches un-worked:

5.*Chain 1 and turn, single crochet across the row.  Repeat from * until the entire slipper
     measures 9 inches long.
6.  Fold the back end of the slipper in half, and slip stitch the heel end closed.       
7.  Attach yarn in the center back stitch, chain 2, double crochet in each stitch
    around, slip stitch to join and fasten off.   
8.  Pass shoe laces or chained cords through the last row of double crochet stitches.

To attach a flip flop sole to the slipper: 
See video instructions here:
Pull off the top thong section.
Put the slipper on, and identify the row of stitches which will be the sides.  Mark with safety pins.
With a darning needle, and strong yarn or cord, sew the slipper to the sole.
(If the person is not available, simply place the slipper over the sole, and see where it naturally fits, and sew along that line of stitches.  The slippers can be stretched, and re-arranged easily to fit onto the sole.)

 Preparing the flip flop soles:
Pull or cut off the top straps.  If you wish, fill the holes with silicone.  Smooth down with wet fingers.
If a darning needle will not easily pass through the flip flop sole, with a hammer and nail,
punch holes at ½ inch intervals.  Sew the slipper to the sole.


1 comment:

  1. Really looking forward to making these! It's nearly impossible for me to find shoes that fit right in the stores. I'm an older lady with wide feet and have broken several of my toes, so they are a bit crooked. Not to mention arthritis! lol! So my hope is to crochet these shoes and attach them to a mule slipper rubber bottom as Emi showed in another tutorial. Maybe this will solve my problems! I love all of the Hectanooga1 patterns and tutorials! Thank you so much!


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