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Nelle by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS slippers with strap and button in ”Nepal”.

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DROPS 148-29

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-114
Yarn group C
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”

DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
150-150-150 g color no 0100, off white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 18 sc in width x approx. 20 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


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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.
Replace first sc at beg of every sc round with 1 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
Replace first sc at beg of every sc row with 1 ch. Finish row with 1 sl st in ch from beg of previous row.

Work 1 sc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc but on last pull through, pull thread through all sts on hook = 1 sc dec.

Read US/UK above! Worked in the round from the toe and to the back to the instep, then work back and forth until mid back of heel.

Ch 4 on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Nepal and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: Work 6-6-5 sc in ch-ring – READ CROCHET INFO!
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 12-12-10 sc.
ROUND 3 (and then every odd round): Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times in total = 18-18-15 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times = 24-24-20 sc.
ROUND 8: * 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times = 30-30-25 sc.
ROUND 10: * 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times = 36-36-30 sc.
Inc in size 5/6½ are now done. Continue below for all sizes.
ROUND 12: * 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-5 times in total = 42-35 sc.
Inc in size 7½/9 are now done. Continue below for all sizes.
ROUND 14: * 1 sc in each of the first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total = 40 sc.
ROUND 16: * 1 sc in each of the first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total = 45 sc.
Inc in size 9½/10½ are now done.

= 36-42-45 sc on round. Work in the round with 1 sc in every sc (without finishing the rounds) until piece measures 14-16-18 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-7".
Then work sc back and forth over the first 24-30-32 sc (i.e. do not work over the last 12-12-13 sc on round) - remember CROCHET INFO!
When slipper measures 20-22-25 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" (i.e. approx. 6-6-7 cm / 2½"-2½"-2 3/4" from where the piece was divided), insert 1 marker in the middle of piece (= 12-15-16 sc on each side of marker).
On next row dec 1 sc on each side of marker, i.e. beg 2 sts before marker and work the next 4 sc tog 2 by 2 – READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 sc dec).
Work 1 row without dec. Repeat dec on next row (= 2 sc dec) = 20-26-28 sts remain on row. Work 1 row without dec, place the slipper double and work tog mid back with one row sl sts through both layers (slipper now measures approx. 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½” from toe to heel).
Fasten off.

Beg mid back and work a finishing edge at the top around the opening of slipper as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 1, skip approx. ½ cm / 1/4'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round but finish round with 1 sl st in sc from beg of round (instead of 1 sc in next st). Fasten off.

Ch 6 on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Nepal. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch = 5 sc on row. Then work back and forth with 1 sc in every sc - remember CROCHET INFO.
When strap measures 15-16-17 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4", cut the yarn (cut it long enough to use for fastening the strap). Sew one short side of strap on to inside of slipper, place the strap nicely over the instep on slipper and fasten a button on the outer side of slipper - see picture.
Work another slipper the same way but sew the strap with button on to the opposite side.
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