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Apache Tears Slippers

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The slippers to the left in shades of blue was done with the "tears" reversed, slanting to the back of the slipper instead of to the front. Scroll down for the "reversed" instructions.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 ply worsted weight yarn. I used Redheart, 7 oz, 364 yards, larger skeins than what was needed.
So I'm not sure exactly how much yarn I used.
Hook: 5.00 mm

Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch, 3 rows of sc = 1 inch

Size: Women's adult, 9 to 9.5 inch foot. You could use different hook sizes to get different sized slippers.

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
tr - treble crochet
Tbl - through back loop
hdc2tog - half double 2 together
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together

How to make the hdc2tog. Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.

How to make the sc2tog. Insert hook in st, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.

For a photo of a pair I made in brown, camo and green and color changes every second row instead of third row, see my blog post here.

Rnds 1 to 6 is the sole, it's the same sole pattern I have been using in my latest designs. Since it works well I found no reason to change it.

NOTE: I have uploaded the pattern again today with some corrections. So if you downloaded this pattern yesterday, Mar. 4, 2014, please do so again.

Ch 21

Rnd 1 - 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 18 chs, 4 sc in last ch. Working down the other side of the chain, 1 sc in next 18 chs, 2 sc in last ch, slip stich to join, ch 1, turn. (44 sts)

Note: Make sure you begin your stitches in the first sc and not in the slip stitch where you joined. When you slip stich to join, do that through both top loops.

Rnd 2 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc,1 sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Rnd 3 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, 1 sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 4 - Tbl only make 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, 1 sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 5 - Tbl only make 1 sc in each st all around, slip stitch to join, ch 1, Do Not turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 6 - Tbl only make 1 slip stitch in each st all around, (do not make these too tight or the next row will be hard to work) slip stitch to join, ch 1, turn. (68 sts)

Notes: Change colors every 3 rows. (You could change colors every 2 Rnds or maybe every Rnd if you want, lots of neat color combinations to consider.)
Work all sc in back loop of st in previous row, work all Tr in front loop of st 3 Rnds below, skip sc behind.
To find the st 3 Rnds below, count 3 rows down from where you are working, the front loop at the top of the sc is the where you put your tr.

Rnd 7 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

Note: In the rest of the Rnds, you make your first st in the same st where you joined as you are not turning after each Rnd now.

Rnd 8 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 9 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 10 - Change color. *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog 4 times, 1 sc in next 8 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, slip stitch to join to first tr, ch 1, do NOT turn. (64 sts)

Rnd 11 - Sc in first tr, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 5 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last tr, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 12 - 1 sc in first 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 2 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 2 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (56 sts)

Rnd 13 - Change color, 1 sc in first 3 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 3 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (52 sts)

Rnd 14 - 1 sc in first 4 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1sc in next 3 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 4 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 15 - 1 sc in first 5 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next st, skip next st, hdc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next st, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 5 st, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (44 sts)

Rnd 16 - Change color. *1 sc in first 6 sts, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below*, twice, 1 sc in next 5 sts, skip next st, hdc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (40 sts)

Rnd 17 - *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc* twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 2 sts, skip next st, sc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc* twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, slip stitch to join to first tr, ch 1, do NOT turn. (36 sts)

Rnd 18 - 1 sc in first st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog twice, 1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, slip stitch to join, fasten off. (32 sts)


Reversed "Tears" pattern.

Do Rows 1 - 6 as above.

Rnd 7 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

In the rest of the Rnds, you begin your st in the same st where you joined as you are not turning after each Rnd now.

Rnd 8 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 9 - Tbl 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (68 sts)

Rnd 10 - Change color. *1 sc in next 6 sc, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog 4 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * 4 times, slip stitch to join to first tr, ch 1, do NOT turn. (64 sts)

Rnd 11 - 1 sc in first 5 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next st, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next st, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 5 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 12 - 1 sc in first 4 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next st, skip next st, hdc2tog twice, skip next st, 1 sc in next st, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times,1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 4 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (56 sts)

Rnd 13 - Change color, 1 sc in first 3 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * 3 times, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 3 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (52 sts)

Rnd 14 - 1 sc in first 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1sc in next 5 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last 2 sts, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 15 - 1 sc in first st, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 4 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in last st, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (44 sts)

Rnd 16 - Change color. *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in nest 6 sts*, twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 3 sts, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc*, repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below in last st, slip stitch to join to first sc, ch 1, do NOT turn. (40 sts)

Rnd 17 - *1 sc in next 6 sc, 1 tr in st 3 Rnds below* twice, 1 sc in next 2 sts,skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog twice, 1 hdc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *1 tr in st 3 Rnds below, 1 sc in next 6 sc* twice, slip stitch to join to first tr, ch 1, do NOT turn. (36 sts)

Rnd 18 - 1 sc in first st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog twice, 1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, slip stitch to join, fasten off. (32 sts)


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