Little Red Riding Hood and Little Jack Horner decorate the toes of these quick-crochet slippers. The kindergarten set love these representatives of their favorite nursery rhymes—and they're so practical!
Directions are given for Small Size. Changes for Medium and Large Sizes are in parentheses.
COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins):
For style "A." 2 (3, 3) ozs. of No. 230 Yellow. A few yards each of White, Black and Red.
For Style "B." 2 (3, 3) ozs. of No. 737 Pink. A few yards each of White, Black, Yellow and Red.
Crochet Hook Size E.
GAUGE: 3 sc and two ch-1 sps = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch.
STYLE A—Little Red Riding Hood
Starting at back with Yellow, ch 36. 1st row: Sc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across—17 sps. Ch 2, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first sp, * ch 1, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in the ch-2 turning sp—17 sps. Ch 2, turn. Repeat 2nd row until total length is 5½ (6½, 7½) inches. Ch 2, turn.
Toe Shaping: 1st row: Make 3 sps, ch 1, draw up a loop in each of next 2 sps, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook—one sp dec; ch 1, work in pattern to within last 5 sps, ch 1, dc 1 sp, complete row. 2nd row: Work even in pattern. Repeat last 2 rows 2 times more —11 sps remain. Break off and fasten. Full length of slipper is 7 (8, 9) inches. Fold piece lengthwise and starting at toe end, sew front edges neatly together for 2½ (3, 3½) inches. Holding toe flat with seam in center, sew edges together. Sew back seam. Fold point of heel up ½ inch and sew to back seam.
Cord: With Yellow make a chain to measure 16 (18, 20) inches. Break off and fasten. Starting at back seam, lace through top edge of slipper and tie in a bow.
Face: Starting at center with White, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd and 3rd rnds: 2 sc in each sc around. At end of 3rd rnd there are 24 sc. Sl st in next sc. Break off and fasten.
Hood: Attach Red to any sc, ch 4, in same sc make (dc, ch 1) 3 times; in each of next 11 sc make (dc, ch 1) 3 times; ch 3, sl st in same st as last dc was made. Break off and fasten. With Black embroider 2 long sts and a French knot between the 2 sts for each eye. With Red make 4 short sts for mouth. With Black make loose over-cast sts for hair. Sew in place as shown.
Bow: With Red make a chain 6 inches long. Break off and fasten. Tie in a bow and sew in place.
STYLE B—Little Jack Horner
SLIPPER … With Pink, work same as for Style A.
Face: Work same as for Style A and sew in place.
Cap: With Yellow repeat first 2 rnds of Face. 3rd rnd: Sc in back loop of next 7 sc, sl st in next sc. Break off and fasten.
Hair: Cut 6 strands of Black, each 2 inches long. Sew to center of face. Sew Cap in place as shown. Make a bow as for Style A.
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