The Gemma Slippers

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Those of you who have been following me for a while, know I designed these slippers a long time before I wrote up the pattern. When I made my first sample pair, I had a strap going over the front of the slippers - but it just didn't look quite right, so I held off. 

And then I figured out a simple little bow design while playing with my yarn one day - and I thought "OH! Wouldn't these look darling on slippers?! Oh!! What about those slippers I designed a while back?"

And voila! The Gemma Slippers had the perfect finishing touch! 

Although you have to pay attention to the details in order to nail these slippers,  this really is a pattern that a seasoned beginner can handle! It is made up entirely of Single Crochet and Double Crochet stitches and decreases. 

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This pattern is written in US Standard Terms. 

Yarn: DK Weight Yarn – Malabrigo Silky Merino in Plum Blossom and Lionbrand Vanna Sequins in example (which I just found out is discontinued! Sigh. I will never get tired of bedazzle and sequins - no matter what the current trend is!). If you like the color of the Lionbrand Vanna Sequins, Knit Picks has a DK weight yarn in the color Pumpkin that is very similar to this one. Shop DK Weights through the Knit Picks, Craftsy, and Lionbrand websites by clicking on the pictures below! 

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks
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Hook Size: 4 mm

Gauge: 8 SC by 8 SC = 2 inch square

Stitch Abbreviations:

-SC: Single Crochet

-DC:  Double Crochet

Note: This process is the same for both slippers.

Sizing: This pattern is written for a size 6.5 – 8 size shoe, American standard. If you need a smaller size (5 – 6) I recommend using a smaller hook – 3.5 mm. If you need a larger size (8.5 – 11) this pattern works great with a 5mm hook – and a worsted weight yarn!

I recommend checking your size as you go, and keep in mind the slipper is designed to stretch to fit. Keep in mind – everyone has different tension when they crochet so be sure to check your gauge.

THE PATTERN

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Chain 10.

Round 1: SC all the way around the chain as shown in the photo below for a total of 20 SC. (I recommend using a stitch marker at the beginning of the round so you can easily identify the starting stitch).

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Round 2: Round 2: Working in a continuous round, *SC in first stitch, make 2 SC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * all the way around for a total of 30 SC. At this point, your work should look like the photo below:

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Rounds 3 – 6: SC all the way around. At this point, your work should look like the picture below:

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Note: We will now be working in rows for the bottom of the slipper! The Chain 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as the first stitch.

Rows 1- 14: Chain 1. *Skip 1 stitch – Make a SC and DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * for a total of 7 times. Chain 1 and turn. Your work should look like this after the first row:

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Your work should look like this after the 14th row:

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Row 15: Skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch. Skip next stitch, DC in next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, SC and DC in next stitch* Repeat from * for a total of 3 times. Skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch, Skip 1 stitch, DC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 16-20: Chain 1. *Skip1 stitch – Make a SC and DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * for a total of 5 times. Chain 1 and turn. Your work should look like this after Row 20: 

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Row 21: SC and DC, SC and DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, SC and DC in next stitch*. Repeat from * for a total of 3 times. Skip 1 stitch, SC and DC, SC and DC in next stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 22-26: Chain 1. *Skip 1 stitch – Make a SC and DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * for a total of 7 times. Chain 1 and turn. At this point your work should look like the picture below:

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Note: This completes the bottom of the slipper, and we will now be working in continuous rounds. I recommend using a stitch marker so you can easily identify your beginning stitch. 

Round 1: SC all the way around. The stitch count is as follows: 14 along the bottom, 26 on the right side, 16 along the top, 26 along the left side.

Shaping Round (Round 2):

Back of slipper: 7 SC Decrease

Right side of slipper: 6 SC – SC3 Decrease, SC 6, 2 SC 3 Decrease, SC 3, SC 3 Decrease.

Brim of slipper: *Skip 1 Stitch – SC, DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * for a total of 7 times. SC 3 Decrease along the corner of the slipper.

Other side of slipper: Make 3 SC, and then 2 SC3Decrease. Make 6 SC, and then SC 3 Decrease. Make 6 SC. 

This is what your work should look like after the shaping round: 

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Round 3: *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* all the way around for a total of 41 times. At this point this is what your work should look like:

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Round 4: * Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from*  for a total of 13 times so you are now working in the corner of your slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, Skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* for a total of 5 times until you end up in the next corner of the slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* until the end of the round.

Round 5: * Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* for a total of 12 times so you are now working in the corner of your slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, Skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* for a total of 4 times until you end up in the next corner of the slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* until the end of the round.

Round 6: * Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* for a total of 11 times so you are now working in the corner of your slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, Skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* for a total of 3 times until you end up in the next corner of the slipper.

Skip 1 stitch, SC in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch and make a SC, DC in the next stitch* Repeat from* until the end of the round.

Round 7: SC all the way around. Be sure to SC loosely, so you do not constrict the slipper too much. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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The Bow of the Slipper:

Chain 30. Join to first chain to create a circle – be careful to not twist the chain!

Round 1: SC all the way around the circle (30 SC.

Round 2 – 5: SC all the way around in the Back Loop Only (30 SC).

Fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail. 

Tightly wrap the tail around the middle of the bow until it is secure. Knot, and weave in ends.

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Sew the bow onto your slipper - and make another one!

Voila! Your beautiful perfect slippers are complete! Congratulations:)

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