Saturday, 26 April 2014

One Piece Wonder Slipper - Inspired by Cats Rockin Crochet

I must thank the wonderful Cathy Wood from Cats Rockin Crochet (http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au) for the wonderful inspiration she has given me. I recently made her fabulous One Piece Wonder Bootie (http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html) and thought that I could make it into a larger to version to make slippers for my girls and myself. This is the result.

The One Piece Wonder Slipper – Child 6- 9 yrs


The inspiration for this pattern came from the wonderful Cats Rockin’ Crochet pattern the One Piece Wonder Bootie. http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html
Experience: beginner +
To fit child 6-9 years (foot size 1-3 australian)
Hook size: 6 mm H hook
Yarn 12 ply Chunky (US 5) 
(for smaller size use 10 ply Medium US 4 yarn)
US terms used
Time to make, approx 2 hours
Medium tension

Stitches used:
Ch - Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Back loop sc
Back loop dc
Front post dc
Back post dc




Introduction:
Just like the One Piece Wonder Bootie by Cats Rockin Crochet this slipper is worked in one piece. It begins at the first cuff then works down to the middle of the foot section and back to cuff on the other side.  Refer to http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html

Special notes:
The turning ch 3 is the first st of each and every row
Do not break off yarn until the final row, leaving yourself a long length of yarn to sew up slipper.

To begin ch 14

First side
Row 1: Work 1dc into 4th ch from hook and in each of the ch across, ch3 and turn (12)

Row2: bpdc around next dc *work 1 fpdc around post of next dc, work 1 bpdc around post of the next dc*, rep from * to * to the last dc, work 1 dc in top of 3 ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 3: Work 1dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 4-6: (repeat row 3), at end of row 6 chain 11 (instead of 3)

Foot Part
Row 7: Work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc in the next 9 ch, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 11dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn. (1sc, 19dc, total 20 sts).

Row 8: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc. Work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 9: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.
Row 10: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc. Work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 11: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Middle of Sole
Row 12: Work 1sc in the back loop of each stitch across, ch1 and turn

Foot Part
Row 13: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18sc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 14: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 15: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 16: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 17: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 18dc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.


Opposite Side
Row 18: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 11dc, ch3 and turn (12 sts).

Row 19-22: repeat row 18

Ribbing
Row 23: Work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc, *work 1 bpdc around the post of the next dc, work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc*, repeat from * to * to last dc, work 1dc into the top of the 3ch, fasten off making sure that you leave yourself enough yarn to sew around the entire slipper.

To sew up one piece slipper, it is best not to crochet the slipper closed, a simple whip st makes a finer finish for the inside of the slipper.

Sew one piece slipper up all in one go, pick the side you like the best to show on the outside, then make the fold so that is on the inside of the slipper. Sew down the side of the leg, run the yarn neatly through the middle of the sole (row 13 in pattern), up the front of the toes and across the top of the foot toe part, then continue to sew up the other leg side, secure yarn and finish off.

Turn the one piece slipper right side out, turn the cuff over and there you have it.


The One Piece Wonder Slipper – Adult Ladies


The inspiration for this pattern came from the wonderful Cats Rockin’ Crochet pattern the One Piece Wonder Bootie. http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html
Experience: beginner +
To fit Adult lady (foot size 8-8.5 australian)
Hook size: 6 mm H hook
Yarn 12 ply Chunky
US terms used
Time to make, approx 2 hours
Medium tension

Stitches used:
Ch - Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Back loop sc
Back loop dc
Front post dc
Back post dc





Introduction:
Just like the One Piece Wonder Bootie by Cats Rockin Crochet this slipper is worked in one piece. It begins at the first cuff then works down to the middle of the foot section and back to cuff on the other side.  Refer to http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html

Special notes:
The turning ch 3 is the first st of each and every row
Do not break off yarn until the final row, leaving yourself a long length of yarn to sew up slipper.

To begin ch 16

First side
Row 1: Work 1dc into 4th ch from hook and in each of the ch across, ch3 and turn (14)

Row2: bpdc around next dc *work 1 fpdc around post of next dc, work 1 bpdc around post of the next dc*, rep from * to * to the last dc, work 1 dc in top of 3 ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 3: Work 1dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 4-6: (repeat row 3), at end of row 6 chain 16 (instead of 3)

Foot Part
Row 7: Work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc in the next 14 ch, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 13dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn. (1sc, 28dc, total 29 sts).

Row 8: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc. Work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 9: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.
Row 10: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc. Work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 11: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Middle of Sole
Row 12: Work 1sc in the back loop of each stitch across, ch1 and turn

Foot Part
Row 13: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27sc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 14: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 15: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.

Row 16: Work 1sc in the back loop of the sc, work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1dc in the top of the 3ch, ch3 and turn.

Row 17: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 27dc, work 1sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch1 and turn.


Opposite Side
Row 18: Work 1dc in the back loop of the next 13dc, ch3 and turn (14 sts).

Row 19-22: repeat row 18

Ribbing
Row 23: Work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc, *work 1 bpdc around the post of the next dc, work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc*, repeat from * to * to last dc, work 1dc into the top of the 3ch, fasten off making sure that you leave yourself enough yarn to sew around the entire slipper.

To sew up one piece slipper, it is best not to crochet the slipper closed, a simple whip st makes a finer finish for the inside of the slipper.

Sew one piece slipper up all in one go, pick the side you like the best to show on the outside, then make the fold so that is on the inside of the slipper. Sew down the side of the leg, run the yarn neatly through the middle of the sole (row 13 in pattern), up the front of the toes and across the top of the foot toe part, then continue to sew up the other leg side, secure yarn and finish off.


Turn the one piece slipper right side out, turn the cuff over and there you have it.




Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Australian Designers

I am so lucky to be friends with some great Australian crochet designers. Two of my favourites are Myshelle Cole from http://mammathatmakes.blogspot.com.au and Cathy Woods of http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au . These ladies design free patterns available to everyone.

Mamma That Makes

Myshelle has a special spot in my life as she designs items for babies born sleeping. I have used many of her patterns to make items for charities.

This gown is part of the Cathan Set. Tiny but very elegant and easy to make.
mammathatmakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/cathan-set-free-crochet-pattern.html

Take the time to check out both Myshelle's blog and her facebook page www.facebook.com/MammaThatMakes.

Myshelle also has designed some awesome Barbie doll clothes which are easy for little hands to use.


Cats Rockin Crochet

Cathy Woods has some great free patterns over at her blog page cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au also check out her facebook page www.facebook.com/CatsRockinCrochet

Yesterday Cathy featured me on her blog http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/rachelles-hand-crocheted-treasures.html . Its so awesome to be able to share my work with the people that design the patterns. Sometimes I am even able to give them ideas which is cool too. 


Here are 2 of Cathy's patterns that I teamed together to give me a set. These two patterns are quick and simple. The hat is http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/baby-rails-free-crochet-pattern.html and the booties are http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/cats-one-piece-wonder-bootie-pattern.html  .

Its so great to be able to use patterns from people whom I have gotten to know over the last year. They are so generous with their time too, very happy to help with any queries. So if you have a minute check out these two ladies pages well worth it.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Super Hero Toys

I have had lots of fun lately pattern testing for a friend of mine who designs wonderful toy patterns.
Megan Munday from Moggy's Monkeys has some great patterns available for sale on both Ravelry.com and Craftsy.com. Pop over and take a look at her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Moggys.Monkeys?fref=ts, ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=Moggys Monkeys and craftsy:http://www.craftsy.com/patterns?patternSearchText=moggycat180&sortBy=relevance.

Well worth the time.


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/super-bunny/89390

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/super-bunny — withMegan Munday.


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/batbunny/89037

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bat-bunny

Welcome

Welcome to my blog page. I have been told by quite a few people now to start my own blog page and since I have had this one since last year I should actually do something with it.

Here are just a few of the items I have made recently. You can find my work on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachellesHandCrochetedTreasures.