Crochet Toeless Slippers

These crochet toeless slippers fit my UK size 7 feet to make them smaller simply crochet fewer rows in the sole.photo I used DK wool

Make 2

Sole

with 4mm hook ch24

row 1 – 27  hdc in each across ch2 turn

row 28 2hdc in first hdc, hdd in each ch across ch2 turn

row 29 hdd across to last hdd 2 hdd in last hdd ch2 turn

repeat last row 28 and 29 twice more

Make bow

Ch40

row 1 hdc in each ch acros ch2 turn

row2-8 repeat row 1 fasten off.

fold in half and sew down one end so you have a rectangle of wool then wrap wool tightly round the middle to form a bow. Secure ends.

Attach one side of the bow to the pointy end of the sole (the part where you had done the 2hdcs) Attach the other end to the other side to form the toe section

Sides

Row 1 Attach and HDC around the edges of the sole – up until the bow (dont do the front) ch2 turn

Row 2 in back loops only hdc in each hdc around  until other side of bow attachment ch2 turn

Row 3 hdc in each hdc around to bow attachment fasten off

Fold the back of the slipper and sew to make heel.

Cross

Attach wool on one side and hdc in 3 hdcs.

row 1-15 (depending on how wide you foot is) hdc in each across ch2 turn secure to opposite side of slipper

repeat for the other side of the cross

Edging

Attach edging wool and sc in each stitch around the visible edges . Fasten off.

 

 

 

 

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Huge bow toddler head band

This big bow headband used up the leftovers of a ball of wool and although perhaps not the most practical of headwear (!) beth loved it. I admit the photo isnt the best – my children are not the type to pose nicely for photos sadly! in the end i distracted her with Peppa pig and snapped her on the couch…


 

using 4mm hook

ch140

row 1 dc, ch1 miss next ch dc in next (repeat to end)
row 2-6 slip stitch in first ch1 space, ch2, dc ch1 in each ch1 space across to the last leaving the last ch1 space unworked
fasten off and sew end together so the cross to form the bottom of the bow.

bow:
ch12
row 1 dc in first ch ch1 skip next ch, dc in next (repeat across) ch2 turn
row 215 dc ch1 in eac h chain space across ch2 turn
fasten off

centre of bow

ch4

row 1-6 dc in each across then join  into a ring

fasten off

thread the bow through the centre ring then attach into the headband!

 

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Summer frill skirt

I made this little skirt to use up some scraps of DK wool i had. I made it pretty short as it is summer (or meant to be if it ever stops raining!) and you dont really want a long woolen skirt in the summer!. You could easily make it a little longer by just adding more round to the skirt part. I made this one to fit Rosie who is 3 months.

using a 4mm hook Ch 78 and join to form a ring ch1.

Rounds 1 and 2, hdc in each stitch around, ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch.
Rounds 3 – 7,*hdc, ch1 hdc* in each hdc around ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch. Change colours as desired.
Round 8 hdc in each ch sp and hdc around ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch.
Round 9 *dc, ch1, dc* in each hdc around ch1 attach to start ch. ch1
Round 10 dc in each dc and ch sp around do not ch1 or on join from now on nust work in one continous round.
Round 11 – desired length dc in each dc around (i changed colour for the last round to give the edging)

fasten off.

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Rosemary’s Rosie Top Newborn Summer Dress

 

 

 

This dress is a little pinafore style dress, Rosie will be wearing it with a long sleeved top and tights (since its February) but it would actually make a perfect little dress for a summer born baby. Rosie is around 6.5 pounds in this photo so as you can see the size is suitable for a small newborn or premature baby. To make it bigger it would be a simple case of increasing the starting chains and making the skirt longer as there are no complex parts to increase.
using 5mm hook

Top Front
Ch34

Row 1 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 2 -3 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 4 sc in firs 6 sc, change to green and sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, chang to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 5 sc in first 4 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 6 -13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn.

fasten off

Top Back

ch 34
sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 1 sc in each ch across ch1 turn
Row 2-13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Do not fasten off

Straps
Row 1
slip stitch ito first 5 sc, ch1 sc in next 4sc ch1 turn
Row 2 – 23 sc in each sc across (4sc) ch1 turn

fasten off

on the other side, skip the first 5 sc and attach wool.

Row 1 -23

sc in each sc across ch1 turn

fasten off.

join the front and back together

Top edging

in pink sc around the edges of the neck and arm straps.

Skirt
(working in round around the bottom of the top)

Round 1 in pink attach wool to bottom of the top section. Ch2 dc in next ch, *ch1 skip next ch dc in next ch*. repeat from * to * around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 2 in cream 2dc in each ch1 space around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 3 – 7 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc around join to starting ch ch2
Round 7 – 18 (or as long as you want the skirt) dc in each dc around , join to starting ch, ch2

fasten off.

Attach buttons on the top.

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Frill top newborn socks

To make newborn size I used a 5mm hook

Ch2 4hdc into second chain from hook

Round 1: 2 hdc in each hdc around (do not ch1 or join)
Round 2: 1 hdc in next hdc 2 in next hdc around
Round 3: 1 hdc in next 2 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 4:1 hdc in next 3 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Rounds 5-20hdc in each hdc around
Round 21: hdc in each hdc around
Round 22 3 hdc in each hdc around fasten off.

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Toddler crochet slipper booties

To make size for about an 18 month old I used a 5mm hook.

Ch2 and 6hdc in second ch from hook
Round 1: 2 hdc in each hdc around (do not ch1 or join)
Round 2: 1 hdc in next hdc 2 hdc in next around
Round 3: 1 hdc in next 2 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 4: 1 hdc in next 3 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 5-11 : hdc in each hdc around
Round 12: hdc in first 21 hdc  ch1 turn(so you are creating an opening for the foot)
Row 13: hdc in each across the back of the booties (so 21 hdc) ch1 turn
Row 14- 22: hdc in each across ch1 turn, fasten off at the end of row 22

sew up the back of the bootie.

A the top of each bootie around the top edge do a round of sc, then a round of sc ch3 in each sc around fasten off

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Crochet Iphone case

Not one of the greatest but not a total disaster! you could probably get a much neater result with a smaller hook but this was very quick only taking around 45 minutes from start to finish (including chatting with a toddler!)

Using a 5mm hook. ch27
row 1 dc in second ch from hook and each ch across ch2
rows2 – 16 dc in second dc from hook and each dc across ch2 turn
fasten off

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Stocking filler – toddlers flower scarf

flower scarf This scarf is made pretty quick to make.

Flower pattern is as follows!

ch 8 and join into a ring.

round 1 : 20sc in a ring ch1

round 2:sc in next sc, *ch3 sk 2 sc sc in next sc* join to starting ch, ch1

round (sc, hdc, dc,dc,hdc,sc) in each ch3 group to join the flowers together i just used the dc to join to the petals of the flower while completing the stitch but you could use your preffered joining method. continue around join.

Once the scarf is the desired length you are finished it really a very simple but very pretty stocking fillers for a little girl. I made this for Bethan who will be nearly 3 at christmas so its quite short and the flowers aresmall so they dont overwhelm her neck! but you could vary the size of the flower using a bigger or smaller hook and by adding more flowers to increase the length of the scarf.

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Boys crochet scarf (a quick and easy stocking filler!)

This is a really simple crochet scarf which i made using a half ball of wool left over from another project.

I used a 5mm hook but you could use any size just by increasing or decreasing the length if the starting chain.

Ch20 (or more if you want a wider scarf)

Row 1 hdc in each ch  across, ch2 turn

Row 2 hdc in each hdc across,  ch2 turn

repeat row 2 until the scarf is the desired length i made mine 39 inches for a 4 year old boy. DO NOT fasten off

To finish off sc in each chain all the way around the ends and sides of the scarf  (sc ch1 sc in each corner) this just evens out the edges a bit.

Finally add tassles. Here is a video which explains how to do this if you have not done it before VIDEO

 

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Light mesh hard soled slippers

The finished slipper

These slippers are light for the spring/summer and have a hard sole so that you get  a little extra protection walking around – the pattern is given with the slipper sized to my foot (UK size 6-7) but you can make it to fit your foot by following the instructions and keeping a track of how its fitting while your crocheting it. Continue reading “Light mesh hard soled slippers” »

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