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MATERIALS

Yarn: 4 ply worsted weight. I used Redheart Supersaver. Solid color is 7 oz, 364 yards and the variegated skein is 5 oz, 244 yards. I had a little yarn left over after making the slippers in the variegated yarn. And of course a lot left over from the black and grey slippers.

Hook: 5.00 mm

Size: Women's adult, 9 to 9.5 inch foot. You could use different hook sizes to get different sized slippers.



Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tbl - through back loops
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
dc2tog - double crochet two togther (decrease)
sc2tog - single crochet two together (decrease)






How to do the Basketweave Stitch. Here are some videos that will show you how to do the fpdc and bpdc.

In this video they are doing the Basketweave stitch in sets of 4 sts, for this pattern we will be doing it in sets of 3 sts.
http://youtu.be/gcL4HA50i3s (opens in a new tab or window)
In the next video they are doing the Basketweave stitch in sets of 3 sts.
http://youtu.be/FdYnkon1hW4 (opens in a new tab or window)


How to do the sc decrease (sc2tog) - insert hook into st, yarn over hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yarn over hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.


How to do the dc decrease (dc2tog) - Yarn over, insert hook in first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook. Yarn over and insert into second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.









Ch 21

Rnd 1 - 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 18 chs, 4 sc in last ch. Working down the other side of the chain, 1 sc in next 18 chs, 2 sc in last ch, slip stich to join, ch 1, turn. (44 sts)

Make sure you begin your stitches in the first sc and not in the slip stitch where you joined. You work through the back loop mostly throughout the pattern, but when you slip stich to join, do that through both top loops.

Rnd 2 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc,1 sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Rnd 3 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, 1 sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 4 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, 1 sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 5 - Tbl only make 1 sc in each st all around, slip stitch to join, ch 1, Do Not turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 6 - Tbl only make 1 slip stitch in each st all around, (do not make these too tight) slip stitch to join, ch 2, turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 7 - (Ch 2 does not count as a stitch) Tbl only make 1 dc in first st, 2 dctog, 1 dc in next 62 sts, 2dctog, 1 dc in last st, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (66 sts)

Rnd 8 - *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat to end of Rnd, (be careful doing the dctog of previous Rnd, be sure to do the fpdc/bpdc around both posts at the top where they are joined), slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (66 sts)

Rnd 9 - *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (66 sts)

Rnd 10 - Over next 30 sts *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*. Over next 27 sts dc2 tog 4 times, dc in next st, repeat *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc* to end of rnd, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (62 sts)

Rnd 11 - Over next 27 sts*bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*. Over next 27 sts dc2 tog four times, repeat *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc* to end of row, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (58 sts)

Rnd 12 - Over next 24 sts *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*. Over next 24 sts dc2 tog five times, repeat *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc* to end of row, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 2, turn. (53 sts)

Rnd 13 - Over next 21 sts *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*. Over next 21 sts dc2 tog five times, 1 dc in next st, repeat *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc* to end of rnd, slip stitch to join to first dc, ch 1, turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 14 - Through both loops 1 sc in next 20 sts, 2 sctog four times, 1 sc in next 20 sts, slip stitch to join, fasten off. (44 sts)

Rnd 15 - Through both loops 1 sc in next 18 sts, 2 sctog four times, 1 sc in next 18 sts, slip stitch to join, fasten off and sew in ends. (40 sts)



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