Crochet Mary Jane Slippers
By Kathleen Watkins
(c) 2005 K. Watkins
With K hook
3 ply yarn (for smaller or larger size, adjust hook size)
2 Buttons 1-1 ½ inches
SLIPPER– make 2
*note.. Do not join rounds 1 through 17-- just work in rounds
Row 1: Ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Row 3: * sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18 sts)
Rows 4- 17: sc in each sc around (18 sts)
Row 18: Sl st in next st, turn. Sc in st you just sl st in and in next 14 sc, leaving the next 3 sts unworked. Ch 1, turn. (15 sts)
Rows 19-25: Sc in 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sts)
Row 26: 2 sc in first st. Sc in next 13 sts. 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 27: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 28: Sc in each sc (17 sts)
To finish off slipper portion, leave a 12 inch length of yarn at end of row 28. Place right sides of heel together and sew together heel with needle using 12 inch length.
STRAP– make 2
1: Ch 18, sc in 12th ch from hook. Continue to sc in next 11 sts. Ch 1 (note–this is where you will adjust the strap for different sized buttons.(see finishing note B)
2: Along opposite side of row just worked, sc in next 12 sc. 6 sc in to loop, 12 sc along original side to beginning of round. You will have crocheted 30 sts around entire strap. Fasten off leaving a 12 inch length of yarn for attaching strap to slipper later.
1. Starting at heel, sc 28 sc evenly around slipper opening, do not join and repeat 28 sc for a second round. Finish off and weave in loose ends.
2. Place strap approximately 1 - 1 ½ inches from heel seam and sew in place. Put button on opposite side of slipper approximately 1 - 1 ½ inches from heel seam. REMEMBER: the straps are sewn onto the inside of the slipper, and the buttons are sewn onto the outside of the slipper. Each slipper will be a mirror of the other.
A. If you choose a longer or shorter slipper, adjust the pattern between the rows 19-25.
B. If you choose larger or smaller buttons, adjust your strap loop size making the last 6 stitches of the starting loop chain larger or smaller accordingly.