Preschooler size crochet slippers
We were in a predicament. My grandson was visiting, he likes to ‘do laundry’ and apparently without my noticing dropped his socks into the washer while I was putting in a load. Predictably his feet got cold and he asked if I still had the slippers that I made him last winter. I don’t so he wanted new slippers with blue and green in them.
Last year I made him slippers that were crocheted flat and then sewn together. He had fits wearing those because the hem annoyed him and he was convinced there was something in them.
So what to do for slippers? A video by Hectanooga came to mind. I have a drawer of baby bunny slippers (waiting to have the ears sewn on) that I made from watching one of her videos. There are probably several kid slippers on her website or YouTube channel but I was in a hurry and figured with all that I’ve learned from her I would give it a shot.
So while he sat on my bed watching a Halloween special I grabbed some heavy worsted weight scrap yarn, a 5 mm hook, measured a cold foot and starting hooking these up.
By the time his show was over and long before that load of laundry was dry, he had two slippers (he actually wore the first while I made the second!).
Bray’s foot measured 6″ long so I made
- a magic circle and made 6 HDC’s in it joined and turned
- ch1, made 2 hdc’s per st (12) joined, turned,
- ch1, *1 hd in nxt, 2hdc in nxt*, joined, turned (18) It was still looking a little small so…
- ch1, *1 hdc in ea of the nxt 2, 2 hdc in nxt* join, turn (24 hdc)
- That looked good so I continued until it measured 3″ long, changed colors
- quit joining so essentially ch1, hdc across (24) turn
- Repeated row 6 until they measured just a hair under 6″ long and slip stitched the ends closed with my hook.
Then he asks if they can have yellow in them so wala, a row of single crochet in yellow around the opening.