Abominable Baby Crochet Slippers

Dec 2, 2005
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by Melissa Mall

Introduction

Abominable Baby Slippers 

One of my favorite things about December is pulling out all of the old Christmas movies I loved as a child. It’s tradition! Every year, among many others, our Christmas movie list included Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You remember -- the 1960s stop-motion version, complete with reindeer, Santa, an elf who wants to be a dentist (a dentist?), and my personal favorite, the abominable snowmonster.

These whimsical slippers are inspired by the abominable snowmonster, but sized for little feet, from baby to small child. They’re perfect for all the little monsters on your list!

Materials List

  • Caron Simply Soft, 3/4 (1, 1 ½) oz. Grey Heather, 1 (1 ½, 2 ¼) oz. Off-White (amounts given are amounts required for two slippers, or one pair.)
  • 5.00mm (size H/8) hook
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size

Small (newborn – 3 months), Medium (6 – 12 months), Large (18 – 24 months)

Finished Measurements (toe to heel of sole) – Small: 3 ½ in, Medium: 4 ½ in, Large: 5 ¼ in

Gauge

4 sts x 4 rows in sc = 1”

Loops in sample are approximately 1” long.

Notes

Instructions are given for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthesis. If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes except where indicated.

loop stitchSpecial Technique: Bouclé Loop Stitch

In this pattern, the bouclé loop stitch will be formed with the aid of no special equipment but your own fingers. The lengths of the loops can vary widely, requiring more or less yarn than specified, but it is important to make the size of your loops consistent throughout the piece.

To make the loop stitch, *Insert hook in next stitch and before catching it with the hook, loop yarn over your left index finger, then catch yarn with hook and draw a loop through the stitch, yarn over, draw through two loops, and slip your finger out of the loop.

Repeat from asterisk across the row.

Only a little practice will make you a loop-stitch pro! You can also find images and instructions in the free advanced crochet stitches eBook from Crochet Me

The Pattern

Pattern (make 2)

SlippersSole

With Grey Heather, ch 7 (10, 12).

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each of the next 4 (7, 9) ch. Work 3 sc in next ch and then, working in other side of base ch, sc in each of the next 6 (9, 11) ch. Work 3 sc in skipped ch. Sl st to first sc to join rnd, (17, 23, 27 sc around).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and in each of the next 5 (8, 10) sc, sc inc twice, sc in each of the next 7 (10, 12) sc, sc inc twice. Join rnd. (21, 27, 31 sc around)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and in each of the next 6 (9, 11) sc. Sc inc twice, sc in each of the next 9 (12, 14) sc. Sc inc twice, sc in the last sc. Join rnd, (25, 31, 35 sc around).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each of the next 7 (10, 12) sc. Work 3 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in each of the next 11 (14, 16) sc, work 3 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 stitches.  Change to Off-white with last sc.  Join rnd. (33, 39, 43 sc around)
Making a Small? Stop! Skip to Foot.

Rnd 5: (Medium and Large only) Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch and in each of the next (11, 13) sts. Work [sc inc, sc in next sc] 3 times. Hdc in each of the next (14, 16) sc. [Sc inc, sc in next sc] 3 times, hdc in last st, changing to Off-white with last hdc. Join rnd. (45, 49 sts around)
Making a Medium? Stop! Skip to Foot.

Rnd 6: (Large only) Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch and in each of the next 14 sts, sc in next st, sl st across the next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 17 sts, sc in next st, sl st across the next 6 sts, sc in next st, hdc in each of last 2 stitches, changing to Off-white with the last hdc. Join rnd. (49 sts around)

Foot

Rnd 1: With Off-white, ch 1, and (working in front loop only) sc in each st around. Join rnd, (33, 45, 49 sc around).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, and, working through both loops again, lpst in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (33, 45, 49 lpsts around).

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and in each of the next 2 (7, 10) sts. Work [sc dec over next two sts, sc in next st] 6 times. Sc in each of the next 5 (11, 12) sts, sc dec over next two sts, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc dec over next two sts, sc in last 1 (2, 2) st(s). Join rnd, (25, 37, 41 sc around).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, lpst in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (25, 37, 41 lpsts around).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each of the next 1 (7, 9) st(s). Sc dec over next two sts 7 times, sc in each of last 9 (15, 17) sts. Join rnd, (18, 30, 34 sc around).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, lpst in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (18, 30, 34 lpsts around).
Making a Small? Stop! Skip to Rnd 9.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each of the next (4,7) sts. Work sc dec over next two sts 7 times, sc in each of next (11, 12) sts. Join rnd, (23, 27 sc around).

Rnd 8: Ch 1, lpst in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (23, 27 lpsts around).

Rnd 9
: Sl st in each st around. (18, 23, 27 sts around) Finish off.

Upper Reinforcement

Rnd 1: Ch 18 (23, 27), sl st to first ch to join in a loop being careful not to twist chain. Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each ch thereafter. Join rnd, (18 23, 27 sc around).

Rnd 2-3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (18, 23, 27 sc around).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each of the next 5 (7, 9) sc. Work sc inc in next st 7 times, sc in each of next 5 (8, 10) sts. Join rnd (25, 30, 34 sc around).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each sc around. Join rnd, (25, 30, 34 sc around).
Making a Small? Stop! Skip to Rnd 8.

Rnd 6: (Medium and Large Only) Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each of the next (11, 13) sc, sc inc in next st 7 times, sc in each of last (11, 13) sts. Join rnd, (37, 41 sc around).

Rnd 7: (Medium and Large Only) Ch 1, sc in same st as ch and each sc around. Join rnd, (37, 41 sc around).

Rnd 8: (All Sizes) Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, sc inc in next st, sc in each of next 5 (11, 13) sts. Work [sc inc in next st, sc] 6 times, sc in each of next 4 (10, 12) sts, sc inc in next st, sc in last st. Join rnd, (33, 45, 49 sc around.)

Finish off, weave in ends. Insert reinforcement into slipper and, being careful to match shaping, sew securely to inside of slipper (Foot section). Rnd 1 of the reinforcement should be even with the last rnd of Foot.

This reinforcement helps prevent your loop stitches from stretching during active play.

cuffsCuff

With Grey Heather, ch 6 (10, 13).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch thereafter. (5, 9, 12 sc across) Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Working in back loop only, sc in each sc across.,Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 18 (23, 27) rows, eliminating the turning ch on the final row.

Working in back loops of the final row, sl st together up original chain. Sew cuff to last rnd of foot. Wear it cuffed or uncuffed!

Claws (make 3 per foot)

clawsWith Grey Heather, ch 5 (6, 7).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the next 0 (1, 2) ch. Hdc in next st, sc in last st. (3, 4, 5 sts across) Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first st, hdc in next, dc in last 1 (2, 3) sts. Finish off.

Fold in half, sew top of row 2 to base ch. Sew claws to toe of slipper.

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Comments

Carol wrote
on Sep 1, 2006 2:17 PM

How do you do a sc inc?

Andrea wrote
on Nov 26, 2006 2:08 PM

I LOVE this pattern -- how darling! I wanted to make these for one of my nieces or nephews but didn't have white or gray yarn, so I made them in turquoise and orange instead.. add a hat with spikes, and presto! monster baby!

picture here.

sarah wrote
on Dec 21, 2006 2:34 PM

it means sc increase. Basically, just do two sc in each of the next two sc.

La Morocha wrote
on Jan 26, 2007 7:43 AM

Hey Andrea that's fantastic!

stephanie1 wrote
on Oct 6, 2007 6:11 PM

I'm sorry, i just started crocheting a few months ago. What does lpst mean?

"Rnd 2: Ch 1, and, working through both loops again, lpst in same st as ch and in each sc around. Join rnd, (33, 45, 49 lpsts around)."

on Oct 18, 2007 4:53 PM

These are so cute! I have 2 necies that I would like to make them for, but one is a bit bigger. She's 3. Is there a way to make them bigger? If so, how do I do it?

on Oct 18, 2007 4:57 PM

These are so cute, but I want to make them for my 3 year old neice. How do I make them bigger?

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on Oct 22, 2007 6:23 AM

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on Dec 22, 2007 5:18 PM

Is there any way to make adult-sized abominable snowmonster slippers? I really want some for meself.

Soleil38 wrote
on Sep 5, 2008 11:31 AM
I have an issue with the result...
I made one slipper, and when I slip it on my little one's foot, the front stretches a bit and all the loops in the front "disappear"!!! They go back in...
Is there a way to make a locking loop stitch to avoid that?

Thanks

Soleil

smootha1 wrote
on Oct 1, 2008 7:34 PM

So cute!

nionealmare wrote
on Oct 16, 2008 2:23 PM

is there a pattern for that hat?! I think my son needs one, and slippers, too!

jordybear wrote
on Dec 22, 2008 11:52 AM
I love these slippers. Is there any way to make them for like real-live adomible snowmen ( I have giant feet,women's size 11)?

It would be greatly appreciated.

CrochetTam wrote
on Apr 16, 2009 10:11 PM
otherwise known as the resident hooker!

OMG!!! These are FANTASTIC!!! Going to see if I can make some adult sized ones for hubby!!!

on Dec 23, 2009 6:46 PM

stephanie: lpst means loop stitch - it's the special stitch shown at the beginning of the directions :-)

hadiya7 wrote
on Aug 1, 2010 4:33 PM

 

Do you have a video showing how to make these? I am new to crocheting and the lingo is really confusing me.

 

maggieq67 wrote
on Aug 22, 2010 9:00 PM

having a little trouble understanding the upper reinforcement portion? I don't see it in the picture, and I am using a bit of a thicker yarn for the loop stitch, not sure what this part is? other than that these are looking really really cute

maggieq67 wrote
on Aug 22, 2010 9:00 PM

having a little trouble understanding the upper reinforcement portion? I don't see it in the picture, and I am using a bit of a thicker yarn for the loop stitch, not sure what this part is? other than that these are looking really really cute

saab1820 wrote
on Dec 9, 2011 11:32 AM

Is there any way to make this patter for a slightly older child or for an adult? I am making them for my daughter and they are just a little too small in the length and my old boss wants a pair for herself!

saab1820 wrote
on Dec 9, 2011 11:32 AM

Is there any way to make this patter for a slightly older child or for an adult? I am making them for my daughter and they are just a little too small in the length and my old boss wants a pair for herself!

saab1820 wrote
on Dec 9, 2011 11:32 AM

Is there any way to make this patter for a slightly older child or for an adult? I am making them for my daughter and they are just a little too small in the length and my old boss wants a pair for herself!

Jillie8188 wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 12:06 PM

I'm having major issues with the soles. I'm making the larger size and I'm following the instructions to the t but when I get to the point of joining the rounds I'm a one or two sc short of where the round started. Is that how it's spose to be?

Jillie8188 wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 12:06 PM

I'm having major issues with the soles. I'm making the larger size and I'm following the instructions to the t but when I get to the point of joining the rounds I'm a one or two sc short of where the round started. Is that how it's spose to be?

Jillie8188 wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 12:06 PM

I'm having major issues with the soles. I'm making the larger size and I'm following the instructions to the t but when I get to the point of joining the rounds I'm a one or two sc short of where the round started. Is that how it's spose to be?

Jillie8188 wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 12:06 PM

I'm having major issues with the soles. I'm making the larger size and I'm following the instructions to the t but when I get to the point of joining the rounds I'm a one or two sc short of where the round started. Is that how it's spose to be?

lchrystal wrote
on Jun 16, 2012 6:51 AM
lchrystal wrote
on Jun 16, 2012 6:59 AM

I really would like to copy the pattern of these child "abominable baby slippers" but being new to the internet I am really struggling with downloading this pattern. Could anybody help as there is no "download" spot to click on or when I press print it is only a blank page. Please help!!! the patterns are all so very pretty and would love to have some to make 

kirkichi wrote
on May 30, 2014 8:29 AM

I adore these slippers but I'm having some trouble with the pattern. I follow all the steps, but always seem to end up under or over the desired number of stitches when I complete each row? Would be great if someone could make a video tutorial so that I could see where I was going wrong