Friday, September 20, 2019

Mary Jane Slippers! Free Easy Crochet Pattern



Hi Friends! I just finished recording the video for my Mary Jane Crochet Slippers. This pattern is so easy and so fast. I have been making these for the last few weeks. I cannot seem to stop collecting Bernat Blanket Yarn ever since I designed these. I hope you like them as much as I do!


The free printable and downloadable PDF Or keep scrolling if you would like to read it from the blog. 

The Video:



The written pattern:


Mary Jane Slippers

Finished Size: Women's Medium-Large. Size 7-10. They are very adaptable but if you need more or less length just keep crocheting the back of the slipper or stop early. 





Materials

One Ball Bernat Baby Blanket. I get the 300-gram ball to make 3 pair, but the small-sized ball will give you one pair of slippers


Stitch Legend (US Terms)
Ch - Chain
SS- Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
FO - Fasten Off
IncHDC - Increase Half Double Crochet (two Half Double Crochet in the same stitch)
DecHDC - Decrease Half Double Crochet (Yarn Over, Insert into next stitch, draw up a loop, Yarn Over, 
insert into the following stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all five loops on your hook)
YO - Yarn Over


Pattern


1
Work 8 HDC into a Magic Circle SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1
2-3
*1 HDC, IncHDC* Repeat * to * across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (12, 18)
4
*1 HDC, 1 HDC, IncHDC* Repeat * to * across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (24)
5-6
HDC Across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (24)
7-9
Turn. HDC in the next 17 stitches. Ch1 (17)
10
Chain 7, SS into the first HDC of the last row. Ch1 and turn. SC into the next 7 chains. HDC into the next 17 HDC.  (24)
11
Turn. HDC Across the next 17. Ch1 (17)
12
Turn. 1 HDC in the first 4 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the 5 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the next 4 Stitches. Ch1 (15)
13
Turn. HDC Across the next 15. Ch1 (15)
14
Turn. 1 HDC in the first 3 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the 5 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the next 3 Stitches. Ch1 (13)
15
Turn. HDC Across the next 13. Ch1 (13) 

Continue until the length of your foot is covered. This should be enough for a size 7-9 women's foot, though.  


16
Turn. HDC in the next 4 Stitches, Skip a Stitch. SS into the next 2 stitches. (4)
14
Turn. HDC Across. Ch1 (4)
15
Turn. HDC Across. SS into the chain 2 stitches beyond the last SS.  (4) 

Turn the slipper so the right sides are facing in and SS the 4 HDC of the row to the last 4 unworked HDC of row 15. 



This will form a slipper. But we need edging. We will now work a row along the top of
the slipper and strap. 
16
Ch1, and DecSC over the first two stitches. SC until the stitch before the strap begins.

DecSC over the next two stitches. SC in the next 5 stitches. DecSC.
SC until the last two stitches of the row. DecSC. 
15
Repeat Rows 1-16 for a second slipper. 

Wear and be cozy.





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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Melody Crochet Episode 45 - A Crocheter Goes to Arizona!

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Hello! I have posted a new episode of the Melody Crochet Podcast and yay!! What a wonderful week.
The links are all down before if you had questions about the video. But, first...pictures and the story.

Oh! heres the video:


So, I started the week in Joanns when the Mother In Law texted me that she needs a blanket for Wynter.
Usually, she is a fabulous speller...turns out Wynter is our 2-year-old niece.

Wynter

I know...how could you not know that, Melody...well the husband has a really big family. 

So, I got to work! Pictures? I don't have any. If you want to see the blanket you will have to watch the podcast this week. I am not a teaser...I threw it in the mail right after I filmed the podcast and took zero pictures. I hope they send some of her with the blanket. *fingers crossed* It was made of Caron Simply Soft. Two skeins of white and one skein of lavender. I used a J hook and there will be a tutorial. It is almost complete...except for the pictures. I laugh so I don't cry. 



So, I left to visit this mother in law this week in Arizona! We took a middle of the night flight out of Dallas. It was Izzy's first flight! (hence, the pictures). It was a bit bumpy and very late. But, he was so very excited. And he had a fabulous time. The ear-popping he could have done without. But, we chewed gum. I am very excited to continue wandering now. I have been very settled in and against travel since we moved to Texas. I was just tired of packing and all the unknowns that go along with moving around. So, I really just nested. But, traveling is definitely closer to my nature. And I am excited!


We arrived two hours later to some seriously hot weather. Texas is not hot compared to Arizona. And there were cacti everywhere!!


It was amazing!! They had them in front of houses, stores and churches. Everywhere! 























The next day I snuck off to visit some local yarn stores. I made it two Tempe Yarn & Fiber. The store and products were stunning but nothing I couldn't find at home. So, I left to go to the next store...but it was closed! No store. So sad!! I did get a video of wandering around Tempe Yarn, though! Its at the end of the podcast.

That night we went to our first baseball game in forever! Super exciting. My lovely sister in law sprung for a suite. A catered suite! The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers at the very end. It was a really exciting game (for baseball) and the BBQ was fabulous!!


Crochet and Baseball! Loving my Sockyarn Hat in Hedgehog Fibers in Pinky Swear.


The next morning we made our way out for a hike with Izzy and his cousin! We needed to be out there early because it hits triple digits at around 10:00 am. 

Hi!!



Hydration!

This is how I hike.












It was a fabulous hike at Lost Dutchman Park! Then when the heat started climbing we made our way out of the park to find some breakfast. That is when we found the Goldfield Ghost Town. The boys had amazing cinnamon rolls and we had breakfast burritos and coffee! Yay!!





It was fabulous. After breakfast we got everyone we ever met a souvenier and headed back to the house to spend time with the family and cool off.

I made a dishcloth that afternoon! I left them on the counter when we left for mom to find. :)
Sugar 'n Cream in Sunrise Ombre

Dishcloths in Sunrise Ombre

On our way around town we tried Culver's for the first time. My son had butter fried pretzels in cheese sauce. He loves the lax rules of vacationing. LOL They were really yum. Never again.


Finally, we were off to the airport in the middle of the night (our flight was somehow connected with a plain that was affected by Hurricane Dorian preparation...so, it was pushed back to 2:00 am). We were an airplane full of messy and exhausted people. But, we arrived home to hugs and that day I found my roses blooming and the sunset was incredible. So nice to be home!







Show Notes!



Lets Connect! I would love to see everything that you make!!!







FOs





Crochet Filet Baby Name Blanket. Pattern by me. In progress for the blog. I shipped it away without taking pictures so I will be making another this week. LOL




Works In Progress

Sock Head Hat - Malabrigo Sock Yarn - Indonesia Colorway https://amzn.to/2TsiZ7R Size 3 Knitters Pride Zings. https://amzn.to/2KMSd5V

Polle Vie Wrap 
I Love This Yarn Hobby Lobby in Abergine, Ocean, Antique Teal and Blush Sparkle
Size N Boye Crochet Hook - https://amzn.to/31CtFDy
Pattern is in Simply Crochet #84  https://amzn.to/2YMhs2q




What Have I Done




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This week

I will be working on my two shawls, logging my stash and making plans to annihilate it with my crochet hook! *game face*

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Podcast 44! A Mother In Law Makes a Hat



Hello and thank you for stopping by!

I just posted a new podcast on youtube! Here are the show notes just in case you would like a closer look at something I mention. 



Tea:

Finished Object:


Works In Progress:


Tank Top - Link to Video I am using - Sinfonia Yarn in Turquesa and an F Hook

Sock Head Hat -

Crocheted Hat - Pattern in Progress (we will see how it turns out together)



She is missed. But, her memory makes us smile.
Sock Saver - My Sudsy Buddy pattern -
Sugar N Cream Cotton Yarn - Worsted Weight -



Polle Vie Wrap -
I Love This Yarn - 
Pattern is in Simply Crochet #84 (its on my e-reader)

Polle Vie Wrap...soon, I hope!

I hope you have a wonderful week! I will be back with a review and then a new podcast next week! (((hugs))) and thank you for spending your time with me. Love Melody

Ohhhh and a few more wedding pictures...

How are handsome are my sons?


The "grooms cake" was pancakes. And that fondant was so hard to cut. But success!

Yay! All married. And ready to party. 




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