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MATERIALS

Small amount of Black 4 ply knitting worsted.
2 - 50g balls of White 4 ply knitting worsted.
(This is an estimate, I usually buy larger sizes,
so I am really not sure how much I used)
Darning Needle

Hook - 4.50 mm. See Charts for conversions to US and UK sizes.

My notes, such as - where to make adjustments for other sizes, are in blue.

SIZE is for a foot length of 9 to 10 inches. I don't have time right now to do patterns for different sizes, so I would suggest for larger sneakers, use a larger hook size. I wouldn't go any larger than a size 6.00 mm (J-10 US). For smaller slippers, use a smaller hook. I wouldn't go any smaller than 3.75 (F-5 US) as it may be too difficult to work with. You could try a sportweight yarn with a smaller hook for even smaller sizes.
Gauge - 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 rows of sc = 1 inch

Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
tbl - through back loop
beg - beginning
tog - together
How To Make 2 sc tog - insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over your hook and pull up a loop, leaving that loop on your hook, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over your hook and pull up another loop. Yarn over your hook and pull through the 3 loops on your hook.
How To Make 2 dc tog - yarn over hook and insert into stitch, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over hook and insert in next stitch, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook.

If you find any typing mistakes, I'd appreciate it if you would email me to let me know.

SOLE
With black yarn, ch 6.
ROW 1 - 2 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
In the next rows, all stitches are through back loops only.
(Throughout the pattern, ch 1 does not count in the stitch count.)
ROW 2 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
ROW 3 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
ROW 4 - 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)
ROW 5 - 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
ROWS 6 to 18 - Same as Row 5.
ROW 19 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (11 sc)
ROW 20 - 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
ROWS 21 to 33 - Same as Row 20.
ROW 34 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
ROW 35 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
ROW 36 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
ROW 37 - 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 1 sts, 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
ROW 38 - 3 sc tog, ch 1, turn.
Next, make 1 sc in last sc of previous row, place 1 sc at the end of each row along side of sole (don't make them too tight) (39 sc), place 6 sc across the back of the starting chain, place 1 sc at the end of each row along other side of sole (38 sc), 1 sc in same place as the starting sc of the round, ss to join to the starting sc, ch 1, (Total = 84 sc) do not turn.
Now you are going to make a turning ridge - 1 ss through the front loops of each sc (don't make your ss too tight), ss to join, attach white yarn, ch 1, turn.

BODY OF SNEAKER
ROW 1 - 1 sc tbl only in each st, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (Total = 84 sc)
ROW 2 - 1 sc through both loops in each st, ss to join, ch 1, turn.
ROW 3 - 1 sc through both loops in next 3 sts, 1 sc tbl only in next 34 sts, 1 sc through both loops in next 10 sts, 1 sc tbl only in next 34 sts, 1 sc through both loops in next 3 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn.
ROW 4 - 1 sc through both loops in next 37 sts, 2 dc tog twice, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc tog twice, 1 sc in next 37 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (Total = 80 sc)
ROW 5 - 1 sc through both loops in next 3 sts, 1 sc tbl only in next 32 sts, through both loops make 2 dc tog twice, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc tog twice, tbl only 1sc in next 32 sts, through both loops 1 sc in next 3 sts, ss to join, ch 1 turn. (Total = 76 sc)
ROW 6 - through both loops, 1 sc in next 33 sts, 2 dc tog twice, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc tog twice, 1 sc in next 33 sts, ss to join, ch 2, turn. (Total = 72 sc)
TIPS: To make smooth color changes, on the last stitch before you change colors, drop the color you are using before you pull the yarn through the last 2 loops on your hook, pick up the new color and with yarn over your hook, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.
To Avoid cutting yarn for every color change, bring the yarn along with you as you crochet. For example, if you are using white yarn and have changed to black yarn put the white yarn strand along the top of the previous row and crochet over it with your black. When you change back to white yarn, it will be right there for you to use without having to cut and weave in ends. Do the same with the black yarn while you are using the white. Cut the black yarn once you no longer need it.

ROW 7 - Through both loops 1 dc in next 3 sts. With black yarn tbl only 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 dc in next 4 sts. With white 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white through both loops 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc tog twice. With black tbl only 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts. With black 1 dc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white through both loops 1 dc in next 3 sts, ss to join, ch 2, turn.
ROW 8 - With white through both loops 1 dc in next 3 sts, tbl only 1 sc in next 8 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts. Through both loops 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc tog. Tbl only 1 sc in next 12 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 8 sts. Through both loops 1 dc in next 3 sts, ss to join. Cut yarn and fasten off.

SIDES
ROW 1 - With toe end of sneaker facing you, and on the left hand side, join white yarn in the "2 sc tog" of previous row. Through both loops ch 2, working towards heel of sneaker skip next st, 1 sc in next 11 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 8 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 8 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in next 11 sts, ch 2, skip next st, ss to next st, ch 1, turn.
ROW 2 - Tbl only 1 ss in each of the 2 chs, ss in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, 1 sc in next st. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts. With black 1 dc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white through both loops 1 dc in next 6 sts. With black through back loops only 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next 4 sts. With black 1 dc in next 4 sts. With white 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts. With black 1 sc in next 4 sts. With white 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, ss in next st, ch 1, turn.
ROW 3 - Tbl only ss in the 2 chs, 1 ss in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, (you won't be skipping any more sts) 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next 6 sts, ss in next 8 sts. Through both loops 1 sc in next 6 sts. Tbl only 1 ss in next 8 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ss in next st. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Edging - Working on the same side you just finished, move down to the beginning (towards toe end) and join black yarn beside the opening for the tongue. Ch 1 and turn so the right side of sneaker is facing you. Make an edging along this side by slip stitching (ss) tbl only in sts and ch 2 spaces (eyelets) of previous row. Continue around back of sneaker and down the other side, fasten off.

TONGUE
ROW 1 - Begin the tongue in the 6 sts between the sides at the front. With right side facing you, Join white yarn, tbl only ch 1 and 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)
All stitches in next rows are through both loops.
ROW 2 - 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)
ROW 3 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (8 sts)
ROW 4 - 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
ROWS 5 and 6 - Same as Row 4.
ROW 7 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
ROW 8 - 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
ROWS 9 to 17 - Same as Row 8.
ROW 18 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (8 sts)
ROW 19 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)
ROW 20 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in last st, fasten off. (4 sts)
Edging - With right side facing you, at base of tongue, beginning on the second row, join black and place 1 ss at end of each row and across the 4 sts at top, and along each end of row on the other side of tongue. Fasten off.

LACES - Leaving a tail of about 4 or 5 inches (so you can weave in with darning needle), ch 150.

Finishing - with darning needle weave in all loose yarn ends. If you want, tack tongue in place by sewing a stitch below eyelets to tongue. The sneakers will be easy to pull on and off anyway, so you don't really need to untie them.

© 2001 Susan Norrad



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