DROPS Extra / 0-523

Sneaky Santa by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS Christmas slippers in ”Eskimo”. Sizes for children and adult.

US: 4½/6 -7½/9½ -10½/13 -2/4 (5/6½ -7½/9 -10/12)
EU: 22/23 -25/27 -28/31 -32/34 (35/37 -38/40 -42/44)

Foot length: 15-17-19-21 (23-25-28) cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4" (9"-9

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
50-50-50-50 (100-100-150) g color no 08, red
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 13, tan
A remnant of black for eyes

FOR SIZE Child 4½ - Woman 4 (EU 22-34):
DROPS CROCHET HOOK 10½/K (7 mm) – or size needed to get 14 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

FOR SIZE Woman 5-12 (EU 35-44):
DROPS CROCHET HOOK 11/L (8 mm) – or size needed to get 11 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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

Beg by the toes and crochet with off-white and crochet hook size 7 (8) mm.
ROUND 1: Ch 3 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 2: Crochet 4-4-5-5 (5-5-6) sc in ring – See CROCHET INFO above!
ROUND 3: 2 sc in each sc = 8-8-10-10 (10-10-12) sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 12-12-15-15 (15-15-18) sc.
ROUND 5-6: 1 sc in each sc.
ROUND 7 (this round only applies to size woman 5-12 (EU 35-44)): 1 sc in each sc.
ROUND 7 (8): * 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 16-16-20-20 (20-20-24) sc.
Continue with 1 sc in each sc.
When piece measures 5-5-6-7 (7-8-10) cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4" (2 3/4"-3 1/8"-4") change to tan and continue until piece measures 7-8-9-10 (10-12-14) cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/8"-3½"-4"- (4"-4 3/4"-5½").

Change to red, AT THE SAME TIME divide piece and crochet back and forth from mid upper foot – remember CROCHET INFO!
When slipper measures 15-17-19-21 (23-25-28) cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4" (9"-9 3/4"-11") place it flat and crochet tog mid back with a row of sl sts through both layers. Cut and fasten thread.

Crochet 1 round sc with red round the opening (beg mid front) = approx 22-26-28-30 (26-28-30) sc. Continue in the round with 1 sc in each sc until leg measures approx 3-3-4-4 (5-5-6) cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1½"-1½" (2"-2"-2 3/8"). Now continue back and forth on only half the sts - i.e. from mid front to mid back - crochet sc, AT THE SAME TIME dec to create a point as follows: * turn with 1 ch, skip first sc and crochet 1 sc in each sc until 1 sc remain *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, cut and fasten thread.

Make a small off-white pompom with a diameter of approx 2-2-2-2 (3-3-3) cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" (1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8") and attach to the top of the point on leg (= top of Santa’s hat). Fold leg down towards RS. Make another pompom in red and sew it to mid upper foot in the transition between off-white and tan = Santa’s nose.
Sew a few black sts above the nose for eyes.

Crochet the other slipper in the same way, but when making Santa’s hat crochet on the opposite side of slipper, i.e. crochet from mid back to mid front in order to have the hat at the other side.

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