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Felted DROPS slippers in 2 strands “Eskimo” with crochet edge in "Puddel".

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DROPS 134-37

DROPS design: Pattern no EE-390
Yarn group E
US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10 - 10½/12
EU: 35/37 - 38/39 – 40/42 - 43/45
Length before felting: 35-38-40-43 cm / 13 3/4"-15"-15 3/4"-17"
Length after felting:
25-28-29-31 cm / 9 3/4"-11"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300 g, color no 47, light beige mix
And use:
DROPS PUDDEL from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes, color no 01, off white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 10 mm / US 15 - or size needed to get 9 sts x 12 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands Eskimo = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' before felting.
After felting 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' = 10 sts x approx. 13.6 rows

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 7mm/K/10½ - for crochet edge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

Work slipper in one piece with seam mid on top of foot, beg from the heel. With needle size 10 mm / US 15 and 2 strands Eskimo cast on 9-9-11-11 sts. K 1 row while at the same time work 2 sts in first and last st on row = 11-11-13-13 sts.
K 1 row and continue in stockinette st. At the same time inc 1 st in each side on every other row: 1 st 2-2-1-2 times inside the outermost 3 sts by working 2 sts in the same st = 15-15-15-17 sts. When piece measures 8.5-7.5-8.5-11 cm / 3 1/4"-2 7/8-3 1/4"-4 3/8", dec in each side by K tog the first and last 2 st on the row = 13-13-13-15 sts. On next row cast on 1 st at beg and end of row = 15-15-15-17 sts. Continue in stockinette st with the outermost 2 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above - while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st in each side on next row by working 2 sts in outermost st, repeat inc on every other row a total of 3-4-4-4 times = 21-23-23-25 sts. Work 1 row. On next row cast on 2 new sts at beg and end of row = 25-27-27-29 sts. Piece now measures approx. 16-17-18-20 cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7"-8". Continue in stockinette st with the outermost 2 sts in garter st until finished measurements. Now work the foot.
When piece measures 22-23-24-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9½"-10 5/8", beg to dec for toes and work the 5th and 6th st tog in each side = 23-25-25-27 sts. When piece measures 28-29-31-34 cm / 11"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"-13 3/8", work the 5th and 6th st tog in each side again = 21-23-23-25 sts. Work 1 row. Work the 5th and 6th st tog in each side again = 19-21-21-23 sts.
Work until piece measures approx. 32.5-35.5-37.5-40.5 cm / 12 3/4"-14"-14 3/4"-16" (3 rows remain). Work the 6th and 7th st tog in each side = 17-19-19-21 sts. Work 1 row. Work next row as follows: K 2, K 2 tog, K 2 tog, K5-7-7-9 sts, K 2 tog, K 2 tog, K 2 = 13-15-15-17 sts. On next row bind off, piece measures approx. 35-38-40-43 cm / 13 3/4"-15"-15 3/4"-17".

ASSEMBLY: Assemble slipper with WS out. Sew tog seam mid on top of foot in outermost st to avoid a chunky seam. Fold the toe double with the seam mid on top and sew toe in outermost st.

HEEL EDGE: Fold the edge towards RS on each side of heel in until 3rd st and sew to make a rounded edge - stop at the dec st.

CROCHET EDGE: Work as follows back and forth along the upper edge of slipper with 2 strands Puddel on hook size 7mm/K/10½: 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1-1½ cm / ½", 1 sc *, repeat from *-*. Work a total of 3 rows.

FELTING: Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. Put on the slipper and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet. At subsequent wash, wash the slippers at regular wool program.
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