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MATERIALS
Yarn: I used smaller balls of yarn left over from other projects so I don't know how much this pattern would take. I would say no more than 3 - 50 g balls. This pattern is great for using left over yarn though, so look through your stash before purchasing more.

Use 3 colors, a dark color, a lighter shade, and white. In this pattern I used black, gray and white. There are so many color choices you could use that would look great.

Hook: 5 mm


Changing colors Tips:
You will be doing a lot of color changing in this pattern. To make it look best, finish off the previous color with the new color. To do this, in your last sc before changing color, make your sc this way, hook into loops of st, yarn over, pull through, now use your next color to finish off st, new color over hook and pull through both loops on hook.


Since you will be changing colors a lot, do not cut your yarn, either let it run behind the stitches on the wrong side (as each color change is only 2 sts it won't be a problem) or for a neater look you can do as I did, work over the previous color by laying it on top of the st and making your next sts over top of it.

Here is a video I found on Youtube.com that shows how to do both.

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sc tog - single crochet together

Ch 35 with your dark color

Row 1 - With dark color make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *with lighter color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with dark color make 1 sc in next 2 sc.* Continue from * to * to end of row, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Row 2 - With dark color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, *with lighter color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with dark color make 1 sc in next 2 sc*. Continue from * to * to end of row, ch 1 with your lighter color, turn. Drop your darker color yarn and leave it here (Note: make your color change on the last stitch by finishing it off with your lighter color as described above in the "Changing colors Tips".)

Row 3 - With lighter color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with white yarn make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with lighter color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, Continue from * to * to end of row, ch 1, turn.

Row 4 - Same as Row 3 but make color change to dark color on last st, ch 1, turn. (You do not have to cut your white yarn after each use, unless you want to. I just laid it over the row between the dark and lighter stitches and did it again on the next row of dark and lighter yarn, and then just picked it up to use on the next 2 rows.)

Row 5 - With dark color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, *with lighter color make 1 sc in next 2 sc, with dark color make 1 sc in next 2 sc*. Continue from * to * to end of row, ch 1 with your lighter color, turn.

Row 6 - Same as Row 5 but make color change to lighter color on last st, ch 1, turn.

Rows 7 to 20 - Repeat Rows 3 to 6, on last repeat you will be repeating rows 3 to 4, then continue to row 21.

Here you are going to join in rounds.
Row 21 - 2 sc tog, work in pattern to last 2 sc, 2 sc tog, slip stitch to 1st sc, ch 1 turn. (32 sts) (Always be sure to make your first stitch in the first sc and not the slip stitch where you joined.

Rows 22 to 33 - Work in pattern as before.

Row 34 - 1 sc in 1 st sc, 2 sc tog, work in pattern to last 3 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc, slip stitch to join to 1 st sc, ch 1 turn. ( (30) sts.

Row 35 - 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog, work in pattern to last 4 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join to 1 st sc, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)

Row 36 - 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog, work in pattern to last 5 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc, slip stitch to join to 1 st sc, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 37 - Using only 1 color (I used the darkest color but you could use one of your other colors if you prefer) 1 sc in next 4 sc, while working in pattern do 2 sc tog over next 18 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sc, slip stitch to join to 1 st sc, ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Cut yarn leaving enough to sew up the toe. (Always sew seams on the inside of slipper) Weave through ends of rows, pull tight to close, sew to secure. Cut a piece of yarn long enough to sew up back of slipper at heel.

Trim around the top.
With right side of slipper facing you, attach yarn to the left side of the back seam. You are going to put a sc at the end of each row. Ch 1, 2 sc tog., 2 sc tog in the next 2 row ends, 1 sc at the end of each row all around until you reach the last 4 row ends, 2 sc tog twice. Slip stitch to join, fasten off. (Don't worry about a stitch count here, just space the stitches around so that they look Ok.)


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