Cozy Cabin Slipper: FREE Pattern
We're from up north, and winters get deathly cold here, but the chilliest of places is definitely the hockey rink in -20 degree weather. We like to take turns baby wearing our youngest at the rink, and when he's wearing giant heavy winter boots, it doesn't end well for anyone involved. They're usually falling off, or he's kicking us in the thighs when he gets excited. We wanted to come up with something warm, soft and will stay on without a battle to the death.
If you're looking for a last minute baby shower gift, or you realized the dog ate the baby's bootie (I wish I could say this was a hypothetical situation), these whip up in a flash. They are perfect for your little ones on those chillier days or just rompin' around the house!
Cozy Cabin Slippers:
A Free Crochet Pattern by Holly's Hobbies
Materials You Will Need:
Yarn: All yarn is Super Bulky Weight (6), however any yarn can be used as long as gauge is obtained. For this pattern, I used Bernat Softee Chunky from YarnCanada. All sizes use less than 80 yards total (when doing stripe or “sock monkey” each colour uses less than 40 yards each for largest size). For the tie string around the ankle cuff, you can use the same super bulky yarn or switch to a WW for a thinner string.
Hooks: 4.5mm, 6.0mm, 7.0mm (or whatever size to meet gauge)
*Sewing needle *Sheepskin or other material for sole (I used this one from Amazon) *Scissors *Leather hole punch (3.5-4.00 mm hole punch is recommended)
Gauge: Rnd 1: ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6) Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12) Rnd 3: (1sc, 2sc in next st) x6 (18) Rnd 4: (2sc, 2sc in next st) x6 (24) Circle should measure 3 inches across (or just under).
Abbreviations: sc – single crochet hdc – half double crochet dc - double crochet ch - chain sc2tog/hdc2tog/dc2tog – single/half double/double crochet two together/invisible decrease Hdc3tog/dc3tog - half double/double crochet 3 together slst – slip stitch Rnd – round st(s) - stitch(es) BLO – back loop only FLO – front loop only
Important Notes about pattern:
*Total number of stitches in round will be listed at the end of the round instructions in brackets.
*All rounds are joined rounds = slst into next st to complete round, ch1 (unless otherwise noted) and start 1st stitch of next round in same st *Measurements of sole sizes should be based on measurement of foot heel to toe. Sole templates have an additional ¼ inch border around the sole not included in the measurement to allow space for hole punches. *Always start 1st Slst into sole at bottom center hole at heel. *After you trace and cut out the sole, trim the fur lining down along the outside edge where you will be punching the holes. It makes punching the holes easier and stitching through the holes easier with little to no fur being pulled through. *You can slightly trim down the fur on the rest of the sole to your liking depending on the sheepskin you ordered. *Slippers may be stiff upon completion if you use super bulky yarn. Stretch out the base/boot portion of the slipper to work out some of the initial stiffness. Once they are worn a few times, they will naturally stretch and take on a more natural feel/shape.
Sole Template Cutout:
Save the template images to your device to print and cutout. When printing, ensure that you are printing at 100% page size on an 8.5 x 11 inch Letter size paper. To ensure proper size is printed, verify the scale (which is measured in inches) that appears along the top and left side of each page. Some printers print to scale differently, so you may need to do some tinkering with settings to get it to print at proper ratio.
Different Style Notes:
SOCK MONKEY: when creating sock monkey style booties, switch from Grey to White on Rnd 7 (size 1) and Rnd 8 (size 2) and Rnd 9 (sizes 3-6). For Rnd 9 (size 1), Rnd 10 (size 2), and Rnd 11 (sizes 3-6) you will actually be breaking this round into two rounds of Half Double Crochet rather than 1 round of Double Crochet. You will complete the first round of HDC in the colour of the stripe (ie Red) and then switch back to white for the final HDC round. Continue to last round as normal where you turn and slst around previous round.
STRIPED: when creating striped booties for sizes 1-2, you will be switching Colours every round. The first round will be the same Colour yarn as the initial slst’s in the punched holes. When creating sizes 3-6, you will switch colours every 2 rounds until you reach Rnd 7 (when you begin Double Crochet), and for the remainder of the boot, you will switch every round with the slst round matching the previous,