Monday, January 6, 2014

Crochet Bow Slippers



When I had my last baby, I threw these slipper sock things into my hospital bag on a whim as we were walking out the door. A friend had given them to me years ago, and I'd never really worn them. 

Seriously, they were the best things I brought with me to the hospital! 

My son was in the NICU for a few days, and at my hospital the NICU is on a completely different floor than where the moms stay. So, I was going up and down and walking the halls a lot and I definitely wanted something comfortable on my feet. Due to the lovely swelling of my feet (thanks to a gazillion hours of being pumped with IV fluids), the flip flops I'd also packed were too tight and awful. Those slipper socks were so comfortable and perfect for our hospital stay! Unfortunately, they were also thoroughly disgusting by the time we went home. They had to be burned. As I'm preparing for our next baby, I thought I'd treat myself to a new pair of hospital slippers! 

Materials:
  • Two coordinating colors in Vanna's Choice yarn. (I used chocolate and beige.)
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Notes:
  • I made these slippers to fit my feet. I am a size women's 5 (also a size 3 in girls) in U.S. sizing
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
  • Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Slipper Pattern: (Make 2)

Round 1: Ch 24. In 2nd ch from hook, *2 SC in next, SC in next* repeat from * to * 4 more times. HDC in next, DC in next 10, 2 DC in next, 5 DC in last. Working on the opposite side, DC in next, DC in next 10, HDC in next, *SC in next, 2 SC in next* repeat from * to * 4 more times. Join, ch 1. (61 stitches)

Round 2: SC in 1st, 2 SC in next, SC in next 13, HDC in next 14, 2 HDC in next, 3 HDC in next, 2 HDC in next, HDC in next 14, SC in next 13, 2 SC in next, SC in last, join, ch 1 (67 stitches)

Round 3: SC in 1st, 2 SC in next, SC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next, skip next stitch, SC in next 18, 2 SC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next, SC in next 18, skip next stitch, SC in next 12, SC in next, skip last stitch, join, ch 1. (60 stitches)

Round 4: Sc in 1st, 2 SC in next, SC in next 31, 2 SC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next, SC in next 31, 2 SC in last, join, ch 1 (72 stitches)

Round 5: SC in 1st, 2 SC in next, SC in next 32, 2 SC in next, SC in next 2, 2 SC in next, SC in next 32, 2 SC in next, SC in last, join, ch 1 (76 stitches)

Round 6: SC in next 2, 2 SC in next, SC in next 31, 2 SC in next, SC in nest 6, 2 SC in next, SC in next 31, 2 SC in next, SC in next 2, join, ch 1 (80 stitches)

Round 7-9: SC around, join, ch 1 (80 stitches)

Round 10: *SC in next 3, SC DC in next* repeat from * to * around until 2 stitches remain. SC in last 2 stitches, join, ch 1 (64 stitches)

Round 11-13: *SC in next 2, SC DC in next* repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (48 stitches, 36 stitches, 27 stitches)

Round 14: Join brown, SC around, join, finish off.

Bow: (Make 2)

Row 1: Ch 17. In 3rd ch from hook, HDC and in each across. Ch 2, turn
Row 2-3: HDC across, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: HDC across, finish off

Then using a tapestry needle and some of the pink yarn, I stuck my needle through the center of the rectangle. 


I then wound the thread tightly around the center a few times and wove the thread into it to make it secure.



Finishing: Secure bow to top of slippers. Weave in all loose ends.



Per reader request, here's a photo of the bottom! 



They are so comfy and I really think I'll be very grateful for them while I'm in the hospital with my new baby girl!

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