24 September 2007

Adult Shoe in a Round - Part 2

For details on part one scroll down or view the archives...

We left off with the toe completed and now will start the heel from the last row of 28 stitches which has been joined to form another ring/layer.

From this point chain stitch 2.

Increase 1 (crochet in every loop) crochet in each loop until there are 7 stitches left in the row.

On the 7th stitch from the end; crochet into both loops then chain stitch 2 (counts as first dc of next row) to begin forming the opening for the foot to enter into the shoe/slipper/sock.

Continue to chain stitch 2 to form new rows then dc in each loop across the newly created row.

Complete 8 rows then single chain stitch followed by half-double crochet to complete last row.

(if half-doubles are hard for you... go ahead with one more row of double crochet stitches (dc).)

Turn shoe/sock/slipper inside out and dc the two ends together using only the inner facing sides of each loop. Once the bottom is reached dc up the other side of the shoe by grabbing the far facing end of every other loop on that side only.

This concludes the heel portion of the tutorial, now you've got a 'shoe base' which could be worn 'as is' or follow the next set of instructions to complete a comfy cuff to crown your shoes. Best Luck.

Hooking for Charity Event

Hi again,
Our next Hooking event is this Thursday, September 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at ArtsPlace in St. Marys, Ohio. If you're a local, stop on by. If not a local, maybe start your own chapter and hook along with us.

20 September 2007

A quick shoe/sock/slipper pattern - sort of...

Hello everyone...
I've been hanker'n to post this neat adult crocheted sock/slipper pattern for you. (part of "shoes for joanne" pattern for charity)

Sorry it's kinda vague (and in several parts), I'll have a .pdf up within a few weeks after the craft fair season slows down for me.

Crocheting in a Round Shoe/sock or slipper (size women's 7.5 - 9.5ish):

Specs: Hook Size: 'K' (6.5 mm) with 4 ply worsted weight yarn.

Begin with 4 sc join in 4th stitch to form a loop.

chain stitch 2 (equals first double stitch)

then into the loop 9 more dc, joining last dc to form round (for total of 10 stitches)
chain stitch 2

*2 dc in each stitch* join last dc to singles to form round (total 21 stitches)

*chain stitch 2 , dc in each stitch, join last dc to form ring* stitches per finished round will progress higher by one stitch each time (22,23,24,25,26,27,28)

First row after 28 stitches we want to stay at 28 stitches so begin the row with two chain stitch, then grab together the next two stitches making only one dc. Join last stitch in row to form ring.
Make two rows this way.

So the pattern so far stitch wise is 4,10,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,28,28. This completes the "toe" part of the sock/shoe/slipper pattern... tune in for more later.

10 September 2007

Hooking Events - September

Next Events for Hooking Include:
Sept. 13 & 27th at ArtsPlace in Downtown St. Marys, Ohio. Time is 7 - 8:30 pm. Hope to see you there.