Friday, May 25, 2012

Hexagon Slippers

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Hexagon Slippers, a set on Flickr.

Hex test is finished! Huge thanks to all my testers!
Materials:
● Yarn of your choice and a suitable crochet hook to match the yarn (I use Alize Pure Wool Cashmira, (DK / 8 ply, 100% Merino, 328 yards / 100 grams) and hook US C/2 (3.0 mm)
● Yarn needle to sew/ weave in ends

Abbreviations:
ch – chain; dc – double crochet; sl st – slip stitch; () – work directions in parentheses the number of times specified.

Crochet info:
Beg every dc round with 3 ch instead of 1 dc. Finish every round with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beg of round.


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Approx. size table, check your motif using formula in Step 1.

Motif size US EU Cm
6.5/2.5'' 6 36 22.5
6.5/2.5'' 6.5 36.5 23
<7/2.75'' 7 37 23.5
<7/2.75'' 7.5 37.5 24
7/2.75'' 8 38 24.5
>7/2.75'' 8.5 38.5 25
7.5/3'' 9 39 25.5
7.5/3'' 9.5 39.5 26


Step 1: Measurements and formula
Your foot size (in cm or inches) devided by 7 and multiplied by 2 = X.

Example:
25.4 cm (size US 9/EU39) / 7 * 2 = 7.25 cm.
My hex motif has to be a little bit more than 7 cm, approx. 7.25 cm from corner to opposite
corner.




Step 2: Motif size
Make 1 hex and measure it from from corner to opposite corner. Depending on your yarn thickness and hex size needed you may want either to make the motif smaller or to make it bigger.
To make hex smaller:
1) Skip round 3 and crochet motifs of two rounds only
if it works for your foot size.
2) Replace dcs in round 1 or 2 with tcs and skip round 3.
3) Crochet two rounds and then a row of scs instead of round 3.
To make hex bigger:
1) Add a round of scs after round 3.
2) Replace dcs with tcs.

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Hexagon motif (Make 9 for 1 slipper)

Round 1: Ch 3 (counted as first dc) and 11 dc in a ring (magic circle) OR ch 4 and make 11 dc in a first ch and sl st in top of Ch3.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counted as first dc), 5 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 5 dc in next st) — 5 times and sl st in top of Ch3.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counted as first dc), 1 dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, (1 dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st) — 5 times, 1 dc in next 2 sts and sl st in top of Ch3.


Pentagon motif (Make 2 for 1 slipper)

Round 1: Ch 3 (counted as first dc) and 11 dc in a ring (magic circle) OR ch 4 and make 11 dc in a first ch and sl st in top of Ch3.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counted as first dc), 5 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 5 dc in next st) — 4 times, 1 dc in next 2 sts and sl st in top of Ch3.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counted as first dc), 1 dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, (1 dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st) — 4 times, 1 dc in next 4 sts and sl st in top of Ch3.




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JOINING
Way 1: Make all motifs ready and join motifs' sides with sl st (or sc) using a hook and a separate thread or sew them with a needle.
Way 2: Adjoin motifs with 'join as you go' method.

Note: See this helpful tutorial by IDreamofJeannie on Ravelry.
Join motifs at each st: before you make dc, insert a hook into opposite loop of opposite motif. Crochet dc, adjoining both motifs at the last step of making dc.


Adjoin 2 pentagon motifs together by the longer side. Form the heel joining motifs according color lines on the diagram. Attach the last top front motif. Skip the pink color joining at the top of the picture to get wider slippers. Fasten off and weave in ends.

3 comments:

  1. these are beautiful! thank you for sharing! i linked to this page on my blog this morning. http://www.mooglyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Hexagons-On-Point.jpg if you would like to see it. :)

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  2. Yours look beautiful & so much better to keep making hex or pent -agons while traveling or doing other things to later assemble at leisure. will done!

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