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MATERIALS

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in color of your choice as well as a little bit of another color for the trim and laces.



Hook: 4.00 mm



Size: Finished sole is 4 1/4 inches. You can use a 4.00 mm or 5.00 mm hook to make the booties larger.



Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch. 5 rows = 1 inch.





Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch (the common abbreviation is sl st but I prefer ss as it's faster to type. :)
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tog - together

How to do 2 hdc tog - wrap yarn over the hook, insert hook into the stitch, put yarn over the hook and draw up a loop, then insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over the hook and pull up a loop. Put the yarn over the hook and draw through all loops on the hook.

How to do the 2 dc tog - Yarn over hook, insert in st, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over hook and insert in next st, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook.

SOLE:

Ch 12
Rnd 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 7 chs, 1 hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in last ch. Working down the opposite side of starting ch (see photo below)

make 2 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc, next 7 chs, 2 sc in next ch, ss to join to first sc, do not turn.

Rnd 2 - Ch 1 and 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 10 sts, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) 3 times, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, ss to join to first sc, do not turn.

Rnd 3 - Ch 1 & 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 11 sts, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) twice, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice, 1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn.

BODY OF SLIPPER

Note: Always skip the ss where you joined and work in the first sc.

Rnd 1 - Through back loops only (see photo below)

1 sc in each st around, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn (39 sts)

Rnd 2 - Through both loops 1 sc in each sc around, ss to join to 1st sc, ch 1, turn. (39 sts)

Rnd 3 - 1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 hdc tog, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc tog, 2 hdc tog, 1 sc in next 13 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn (34 sts)

Rnd 4 - 1 sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 14 sts, ss to join, ch 2, turn. (32 sts)

Rnd 5 - 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 sc tog four times, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, ss to join to top of ch 2 of previous rnd, fasten off. (28 sts)

Continue with the Top Sides of Slipper:

Row 1 - With toe end facing you, and on the left hand side join yarn in the 4th "2 sc tog" of last row of previous rnd. You will be working back towards the heel. Ch 2, skip next st (eyelet made), (see photo below)

1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc of previous rnd, 1 hdc in the top of the ch 2 where you ss to join on previous rnd. 1 hdc in next 2 hdc of previous rnd, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st (eyelet made) , ss to join in next st, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - ss in next 2 chs, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st (eyelet made), 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, skip next st (eyelet made), 1 sc in next 2 sts, ss in next 2 chs of previous row, fasten off.

Trim - With your second color, through back loops only ss loosely all around the previous row. (See photo below)


TONGUE

Row 1 - With toe end of slipper facing you, through the back loops only attach yarn to the first sc between the sides, ch 1 & 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 1, turn. (See photo below)


Row 2 - 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in the next sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 to 7 - 1 sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 turn.

Row 8 - 2 sc tog twice, fasten off.

Trim - Beginning on the bottom right of tongue with second color, ss loosely all around outside edges of the tongue. (See photo below)


LACES

Leave a tail of 3 or 4 inches on each end so you can weave in. Ch 80.

Sew in all loose ends and lace up the Sneaker Booties.


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