MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool, 2 balls (¾ oz. balls) … Bone Crochet Hook No. 3 … 1 yard of ribbon, ½ inch wide.
Use double yarn throughout.
SOLE (Make 2) … Starting at center, ch 17. 1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch; dc in next 8 ch, 7 dc in last ch (toe). Working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in next 8 ch, sc in next 6 ch, 2 sc in same place as first 3 sc (heel). 2nd and 3rd rnds: Sc in each st around, increasing 3 sc evenly across toe and 5 sc evenly across heel (56 sts). 4th rnd: Sl st in each sc around. Break off.
UPPER—Side … Attach yarn in a sl st at center back of heel on one sole. 1st rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place where yarn was attached, sc in each sl st around (56 sts). Join with sl st in 1st sc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 5th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around (56 sts). Join. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 5th rnd.
TOE PIECE … Starting at center, ch 13. 1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 ch, 5 sc in last ch; then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in 10 ch, 2 sc in same place as first 3 sc. 2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly across each end. 3rd rnd: Sl st in each st around. Break off.
Count off 28 sts across heel part of Side. Mark 1st and 28th sts with pins. Then, leaving 1 inch of Toe Piece free (for tongue), sew Toe Piece in place to remaining sts of Side, catching both loops of each sc of Toe Piece and only the back loop of each sc on Side.
BACK … Skip next 2 sts on heel part, attach yarn in next st. 1st row: Sc in next 3 sts, work off next 2 sts as 1 st (a dec made), sc in next 13 sts, make another dec, sc in next 3 sc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Skip 1st sc, make a dec, sc in next 16 sc, make a dec. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Skip 1st sc, sc in 16 sc. Sl st in next st. Break off.
Cut a cardboard sole slightly smaller than crocheted sole. Place between crocheted soles and overcast edges together, catching only 1 loop of each sc on each sole. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon each 9 inches long and sew a piece to each end of top edge of Back. Pull ends of ribbon through at bottom of tongue and tie in a bow.
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