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« on: January 23, 2006 11:17:37 PM »

Here's what I did as a last minute gift for the ladies in my family at Christmas... they were a big hit!!!

I also did a pair for my 7.7' father in law, he has a size 15 mens shoe, needless to say it is difficult to buy him slippers for Christmas!!!
Now I need to do a pair for myself!
PS- yes I kow it's a little after christmas, I am still getting my thank you cards out!!! Smiley hohoho!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006 12:36:01 AM »

Oh those look comfy! May I ask, did you make 'em up or did you follow a pattern? I would love a pair of those myself...and what yarn did you use.. Those look like all I would need in addition would be a cup of tea and I would be set!!! Marvelous!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 07:35:22 AM »

I followed a free pattern I got a couple of years ago, sorry I can't remember where I go it, but I remember it said to share it... So I would love to share it... I used some italian stuff that was on sale at Michael's Crafts, it was acrylic but hand wash, so I doubled it with some inexpensive worsted weight acrylic for heaft, and I told them that they would wash in the washing machine but don't dry. I figure you could get any yarn that feels good, and if it is by chance hand wash, then add a "work horse" like acrylic or woolease. I would suggest doubling the yarn whatever you use, that definately gives the slippers a nice warmness!!!...
Original pattern calls for a size G hook and doubled worsted weight, I used a J hook, that's all I had at the time!
Pattern Stitches
Note: 2 dc tog - Holding last loop on hook, work 2 dc.  Yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Instructions
Round 1:
Make a loop, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with a  sl st in top of ch 2.
Note: Beginning ch counts as first stitch.
 
Round 2:
Ch 3 , dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around.  (20 dc).  Join with a  sl st in top of ch 3.
 
Round 3:
Ch 3, dc in next 20 sts, ch 2.  Join with a  sl st in top of ch 3.
 
At this time weave in the ends securely.
 
Round 4:
Ch 3, 20 dc, in ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) (26 dc).  Join with a  sl st in top of ch 3. 
 
Rounds 5 - 11:
Ch 3, dc in next 20 sts, sk next 2 dc, in ch 2 sp work  ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sk next 2 sts, dc in last st.   Join with a sl st in top of ch 3.  Continue working in rows after Round 11.
 
Note: Following Rows are turned at the end of the row.
Row 12:
Turn, sl st in previous st.  Turn. Ch 2, dc in next 21 sts.  Ch 2, turn.
 
Rows 13 - 16  (or more, as needed for size) Most of the ones I made were ladies size 9 or 10 and I did 16 rows here
21 dc, ch 2, turn.  ( 22 sts).
 
Row 17 Decrease row:
Dc in next 8 sts, work ( 2 dc together) twice, dc in next 9 sts.  Ch 2, turn. 
 
Row 18 Decrease row:
Dc in next 7 sts, work ( 2 dc together) twice.  Dc in next 8 sts.
 
Round 19.
Join ends with a sl st, ch 1, work ( 2 sc in end of each row) 7 times, 2 sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, 2 sc in next 2 dc, ( 2 sc in end of each Row) 7 times, join with a  sl st in first sc.  FO, leaving 18" tail to sew back edge seam.
 
Note: To make smaller sizes, make fewer rounds between Rounds 5 - 11.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006 08:39:20 AM »

Very very cute. I love the colors. They look very warm.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 01:48:03 PM »

Thanks!!! Because they are so fuzzy you can't tell, but there is a little bit of a pattern to the top "tongue" area, it is really pretty up close or with the worsted stuff. Funny enought my father in laws were the ones that came out the most "pretty" because they were done in a non-fluffy worsted!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 08:14:12 PM »

I love your slippers! They look so warm and comfy. Did you do anything to the bottom to make it non slip or to reduce static?
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006 08:31:34 PM »

Funny you ask, that is why that little foot at the very top of the pic does not have slippers on it!!! I am trying to figure out a good way to incorporate non skid to the slippers... I have thought about rubber bands, or a couple of dots of hot glue or rubber cement, but I was in a that last minute crunch at Christmas to do any experimenting!!! I'd love to get something for static too, I am not sure how much static they are getting with their slippers, but I know I have a problem with it in general!!! I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for either problem...?
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006 06:09:41 AM »

I was always told that when I made rugs and slippers to make them "skid free"  swirl some t shirt paint on the bottoms and let it dry.  It seems to do the trick.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006 12:44:10 PM »

oooooo, good idea!!~~ THanks! will try!
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2006 04:57:04 PM »

Ohhh Yippee Thanks for the Idea. these look comfotable!
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