My hubby is tall…very tall, almost six and half feet tall. If you read my personal blog, you’ll know that I adoringly refer to him as The Big Guy. I’m 5’5″, so I guess you can see what I’d call him that.
He has big feet, too.
He loves slippers and I spent years making slippers from traditional patterns for him, but they blew out on him like no one’s business. You just can’t put a big man in a pair of slippers made with one strand of yarn. They don’t last.
According to my original pattern, I designed the Big Foot Slippers back in 2000. I’ve since made a dozen or so pairs, altering here and there for smaller feet. These are easy to make and work up quick because they’re made with three strands of yarn. I use acrylic worsted because it’s easy to wash and holds up well to the wear and tear of a big man wearing slippers!
- 3 colors of worsted weight acrylic yarn
- “N” hook
- yarn needle
Three yarns are held together throughout.
Round 1 – ch 6, join with sl st into ring, ch 3, 14 dc in ring
Round 2 – ch 3, 1 dc in join (1 dc, 2 dc around), join with sl st
Round 3 to 8 – ch 3, dc around, join with sl st
Round 9 to 14 – ch 3, dc around, don’t join, ch 3 turn (except last round). Note – You can add more or less rows here, depending on the size of the foot you’re crocheting for. To finish, whip stitch up the back using the outside loops only. Finish off.
Optional: Evenly sc around the slipper opening, join with a sl st, finish off.
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This is part of my “Way Back Craft” series; patterns, crafts, tutorials and general crafty memories before the days of this craft blog.