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Granny Square Birdie Slippers
A pair of adorable birdie slippers to keep your toes all cozy and warm

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Granny Square Birdie Slippers

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • 2 x 50 grams of light weight worsted yarn in pink (I used 1 & 1/2 balls DK light weight worsted yarn 100% Acrylic – approx 117m / 128 yards per ball)
  • Small amounts of light weight worsted yarn in light pink, white, black & yellow
  • Size 3.50 mm & 3.00mm Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

Finished Size:

This pattern can be easily adjusted to fit any foot size.
Measure your foot from toe to heel – for example my daughter’s foot measures 16 cm

Two squares need to equal the heel to toe measurement.

1 square 8 cm x 8 cm

Then 2 squares will make 8 cm + 8 cm = 16 cm

                       

Instructions:

 

Granny Square: Make 14: 7 for each foot –  8 cm x 8 cm (or size to fit measured foot)

With 3.50 mm Hook and pink light worsted yarn

CH 4 SL ST into 1st CH to for form a ring

Note – CH3 counts as 1 DC

Rnd 1: CH3, work 2 DC into ring. *CH2, work 3 DC into ring. Repeat from * 3 more times. CH2 and SL ST into top of 3CH.

Rnd 2: CH3, work 1 DC into each DC all around – work 2 DC, CH2,2 DC into each corner. End with a SL ST into top of 3CH.

Rnd 3: Repeat round 2

Rnd 4: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST. Work 1 SC into each DC all around – work 3 SC into each corner. SL ST into first SC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

3 Granny Square Birdie Slippers Guest Post Joanita Theron Creative Crochet WorkshopTip: Weave in each end tail after each completed granny

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Constructing The Slipper:

6 Granny Square Birdie Slippers Guest Post Joanita Theron Creative Crochet WorkshopPosition 7 squares as shown in photo above –
this is the basic layout and will help with joining the squares together

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First join two squares together twice, then join these two pieces together to form a square.
Then join two squares on the sides of one square – it will be shaped like a fish :)’

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Then place the last square as shown in photo above and
sew all sides to slipper to form the top part

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Then flap the ‘fins’ over and sew one fin to the side marked ONE.
Then the second fin marked TWO.
Then sew the two fins together at the back of the heel THREE

9 Granny Square Birdie Slippers Guest Post Joanita Theron Creative Crochet WorkshopThere will only be a single gap left open where the foot will be inserted.

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11 Granny Square Birdie Slippers Guest Post Joanita Theron Creative Crochet WorkshopFor a final finishing I single crocheted 4 rounds around the opening.

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Hook 3.50 mm and light pink yarn.
Rnd 1 – 4: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST all around, SL ST into first SC.

Birdie Features:

Eyes: (make 4)

With 3.00 mm Hook and white light worsted yarn

This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

Make a magic ring

Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into the ring. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.

Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). Move Marker

Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). Move Marker

Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). Move Marker

Rnd 5: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC).

Fasten off. Leave a long tail on one circle for sewing

 

Pupil: (make 4)

With 3.00 mm Hook and black light worsted yarn
This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

Make a magic ring

Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into the ring. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.

Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). Move Marker

Fasten off. Leave a long tail on one circle for sewing

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Sew pupils onto eyes and position eyes onto slipper – sew into place

 

Eyelid: (make 4)

With 3.50 mm Hook and light pink light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring

Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into ring (6 DC), TURN

Row 2: CH3, work 1 DC into same ST. Work 2 DC into each ST (12 DC). TURN

Row 3: CH1, work 2 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next ST. *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from * until end – DO NOT TURN – work 2 SC into 2 each row (8 SC) across. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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Sew eyelids over the eye – then ‘pop’ the eyelid behind the pupil – sew into place
Use photo as guide 😉

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With some yellow yarn embroider a little ‘beak nose’ in between the eyes onto each slipper

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Happy Hooking 🙂


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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing this fantastic free crochet pattern for a pair of customizable slippers! 

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