La­dy­bug Slippers

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Kath­leen Stuart

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at begin­ning of row or round does not count as a stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

For rows with black spots (rows 3 and 5 for in­fant and tod­dler sizes [rows 3, 5 and 7 for child

size]) carry black at start of row and work over it. When chang­ing color from main color to con­trast­ing color and con­trast­ing color to main, do not cut or fas­ten off un­til end of row when you will fin­ish off black.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

(see Stitch Guide) to black, *yo, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, draw lp through (3 lps on hook), rep from * twice (7 lps on hook), yo with cherry red and draw through all lps on hook.

SLIPPERS

Make 2. Row 1: Beg at an­kle with cherry red, ch 20 [26, 34], join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 7 [10, 14] (for in­step), hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 4 [7, 11] chs, hdc in next 20 [26, 34] chs of an­kle, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch of in­step, hdc in next 5 [8, 12] chs, turn. (30 [42, 58] hdc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (30 [42, 58] sc) Row 3: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each of next 4 sts, puff st

(see Spe­cial Stitch) in next st, (hdc in next 5 sts, puff st in next st) 3 [5, 8] times, hdc in each of next 3 sts, puff st in next st, hdc in last 3 [3, 5] sts, turn. (5 [7, 10] puff sts) Row 4: Rep row 2.

In­fant & Tod­dler Sizes Only

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, puff st in next st, (hdc in next 5 sts, puff st in next st) 3 [5] times, hdc in next 3 sts, puff st in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, puff st in next st, hdc in last st, turn. (24 [34] hdc, 6 [8] puff sts) Row 6: Rep row 2. Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (30 [42] hdc)

In­fant Size Only

Row 8: Fold piece in half length­wise, work­ing through front lp (see Stitch Guide) of st clos­est and back lp (see Stitch

Guide) of st far­thest away, ch 1, sl st in each st across, fas­ten off. (15 sl sts)

Child Size Only

Row [5]: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, puff st in next st, (hdc in next 5 sts, puff st in next st) 9 times, hdc in last st, turn. ([48] hdc, [10] puff sts) Row [6]: Rep row 2. Row [7]: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, puff st in next st, (hdc in next 5 sts, puff st in next st) 8 times, hdc in next 3 sts, puff st in next st, hdc in last 5 sts, turn. ([48] hdc, [10] puff sts)

Tod­dler Size Only

Row [9]: Fold piece in half length­wise, work­ing through front lp (see Stitch Guide) of st clos­est and back lp (see Stitch

Guide) of st far­thest away, ch 1, sl st in each st across, fas­ten off. ([21] sl sts)

Child Size Only

Row [9]: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. Row [10]: Rep row 2. Row [11]: Fold piece in half length­wise, work­ing through front lp (see Stitch Guide) of st clos­est and back lp (see Stitch

Guide) of st far­thest away, ch 1, sl st in each st across, fas­ten off. ([29] sl sts)

TOE

In­fant & Tod­dler Sizes Only

Rnd 1: Work­ing in ends of rows, join cherry red in any st in toe end of slip­per, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, 13 sc evenly around ends of rows, join in beg sc. (14 sc)

Child Size Only

Rnd [1]: Work­ing in ends of rows, join cherry red in any st of toe end of slip­per, ch 1, [ sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts] around, do not join. ([10] sc)

All Sizes

Rnd 2: [Sc dec in next 2 sts] around, join in beg sc, leav­ing 8-inch length, fas­ten off. Weave rem length through sts of rnd 2, pull to close open­ing, se­cure and fas­ten off.

AN­KLE CUFF

Rnd 1 (RS): Work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch of an­kle, join black in any ch, ch 2, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, hdc in each rem ch around, join in beg hdc. Fas­ten off. (20 [26, 34] hdc)

LA­DY­BUG FACE

Rnd 1: With black, ch 3, 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, sc in same st of rnd 1 at base of an­tenna, sc in next st, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 3 chs, sc in same st of rnd 1 at base of an­tenna, 2 sc in each of next 6 sts, join in beg sc, leav­ing 8-inch length, fas­ten off. (24 sc)

FIN­ISH­ING

With Delft blue, em­broi­der French knot (see il­lus­tra­tion) eyes be­low an­ten­nae be­tween rnds 1 and 2. With cherry red, em­broi­der straight stitch (see il­lus­tra­tion) for mouth and for smile em­broi­der a small st at cen­ter of straight stitch. With rem length of black, sew face to slip­per cen­tered on rnd 1 of in­step.

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