Unicorn Slippers

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I originally started making these slippers for myself, but I didn’t like how the Unicorn Poop from Needle and Fred worked up in crochet. My carer loved them, however, so I decided to finish them as her birthday gift for this year.

Project Details

PATTERN: Oma’s House Slippers by Mamachee

HOOK: 3mm
GAUGE: 
SIZE: 4.5 UK

MATERIALS: 

STARTED: 7th April, 2021
FINISHED: 31st April, 2021

Notes

I’ve made these slippers so many times you’d think I had the pattern amendments down pat by now, but using different weights of yarn means a different gauge per slipper, and I always wind up adjusting differently.

To calculate how many stitches you need for the setup round: chain from the centre of the heel (~1″ from the back of the foot for me) to the centre of the ball of the foot.

In previous versions, I’ve increased both the side and the number of increases per round (seen best in the pattern adjustments for my Autumn Slippers).

This time around, I chose to keep the sides more or less the same per round (+13 and played around with just the increases to alter the fit. This version makes for easier maths, but I think the former works better overall.

You can see there are more “ridges” across the front of this version than on the Autumn Slippers. It looks like I’ve crocheted into the back loops only. There’s also a rouched effect courtesy of the increased increases. This may be a desirable feature in future projects.

I didn’t have enough pink/purple ribbon to make bows this time. However, the intended recipient loves all things bling, so I decided to put my jewellery making skills to use here, instead. (Excuse the unwoven ends; I didn’t take photos of the finished product for some reason.)

Cheryl loves pink, sparkles, and dogs.

I think, in future, I’ll probably stick to the older way of altering the pattern but the result this time is pretty enough to make a wonderful birthday gift. And now that I’ve had time away to get over my “finished project perfectionism/disappointment”, I rather like them.

Pattern Adjustments

Ch 19+13

  1. ROW 1
    • Work 3sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 4+13, hdc in next 7, dc in next 5, 7dc in last.
    • Working now on opposite side of your base chain, dc in next 5, hdc in next 7, sc in next +13
    • Join with sl st to skipped ch
  2. ROW 2
    • Ch 1.
    • Work 2hdc in next 3st, hdc in next 17+13, 2hdc in next 5, hdc in last 17+13.
    • Join with sl st to beginning ch1
  3. ROW 3
    • Ch 2.
    • 2dc in next, (dc in next, 2dc in next) 2 times, dc in next 19+13, 2dc in next (dc in next, 2dc in next) 4 times, dc in last 17+13 Join with sl st to top of beginning ch2
  4. REPEAT R2
    • Ch 1.
    • (2hdc, hdc in next 2) 3 times, 2hdc in next, hdc in next 17+13, (2hdc, hdc in next 2) 4 times, 2hdc in next, hdc in last 17+13
    • Join with sl st to top of beginning ch1
  5. REPEAT R3
    • Ch 2.
    • (2dc in next, dc in next 2) 4 times, dc in next 19+13, (2dc in next, dc in next 2) 6 times, 2dc, dc in last 17+13
    • Join with sl st to top of beginning ch2
  6. REPEAT R2 again
    • Ch1
    • (2hdc, hdc in next 3) 4 times, 2hdc, hdc in next 2, hdc in next 17+13, (2hdc, hdc in next 3) 6 times, 2hdc, hdc in last 17+13
    • Join with sl st to top of beginning ch1
  7. REPEAT R3 again
    • Ch2
    • (2dc, dc in next 3) 4 times, 2dc, dc in next 2, dc in next 19+13, (2dc, dc in next 2) 6 times, 2dc, dc, dc in last 17+13
    • Join with sl st to top of beginning ch2
  8. ROW 4
    • Ch2
    • dc in next 25, hcd in next, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 12, hdc in next 47, sc in next 12, sc2tog, sc in next 14
    • Join
  9. ROW 5
    • Ch2
    • dc in next 26, hdc, sc in next 12+12, hdc, (dc2tog, dc in next 3) 10 times, hdc, sc in next 12+12
    • Join
  10. ROW 6
    • Ch1
    • hdc in next 25, sc in next 14+12, hdc in next 40, sc in next 13+12
    • Join
  11. REPEAT R5
    • Ch2
    • dc in next 26, hdc, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 10, hdc, (dc2tog, dc in next 2) 6 times, dc2tog, hdc, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 10, hdc
    • Join
  12. REPEAT R6
    • Ch1
    • hdc in next 25, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 9, hdc in next 30, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 8
    • Join
  13. REPEAT R5 again
    • Ch2
    • dc in next 26, hdc, sc in next 14+8+6, hdc, (dc2tog, dc) 8 times, dc2tog, hdc, sc in next 14+5
    • Join
  14. REPEAT 6 again
    • Ch1
    • hdc in next 25, sc in next 14, sc2tog, sc in next 12, hdc in next, d2tog 9 times, hdc in next, sc in next 10, sc2tog, sc in next 8
    • Join
  15. SKIP ROW 7
  16. ROW 8
    • Ch1
    • Slip stitch in each stitch around
    • Join

Fasten off and weave in ends

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