February 23, 2013

Toddler Moccasins

Let me start this with the caveat that this is my first time writing out own pattern.  I do a lot of altering other people's patterns and making things up without worrying about writing it down, so this is totally new for me!  So if you have any constructive criticism or advice on making this easier to follow I would love hear it.


Supplies Used:

3.5 mm hook

Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn
    in Chocolate and Aran
    (or any other thick, worsted yarn)

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase stiches by 1
dec: decrease stitches by 1
sl: slip stitch




The Pattern:

Soles:  make four.

row 1:  chain 8
row 2:  sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across, ch 1 (7 stitches)
row 3:  in both front and back loops, inc in 1st, sc across, inc in last, ch 1 (9)
row 4: sc across, ch 1 (9)
row 5: inc in 1st, sc across, inc in last, ch 1 (11)
rows 6- 7:  sc across (11)
row 8:  dec in 1st, sc across, dec in last (9)
rows 9- 11:  sc across, ch 1 (9)
row 12:  dec in 1st, sc across, dec in last (7)
rows 13- 17:  sc across, ch 1 (7)
row 18: dec in 1st, sc aross, dec in last, ch 1 (5)
row 19:  dec in 1st, 1 sc, dec in last (3), bind off.





Take two soles and sc them together along the edges.



Side:
row 1:  sc around the combined soles in back loop only
row 2:  sc around in both loops
row 3:  hdc around in both loops
row 4: sc around in both loops, bind off




Top:
Starting from 14 stitches from center, or about 2/3 of the length towards the heel, work on the inner loop only.

row 1: sl2, sc 5, dec twice, sc2, dec twice, sc 5 , sl 2, ch1
row 2: sc 5, dec 1, sc, dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 1, dec 1, sc 5, ch 1
row 3: sc 2, hdc 2, dec twice, hdc 1, dec twice, hdc 2, sc 2, bind off.

Border:
Switch to second color.
Starting on heel, sc around to top corner of inlet. sc 2 on corner, sc 3 along side, dec 3 times at bottom, sc 4 up the other side.
ch2, sl into corner of the other side, ch 3, and sc around to where you started. Bind off.

And now for the final product:





This pattern is also available in Ravelry or as a downloadable PDF.

And again, please feel free to comment with any advice or questions!


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