Dragon/Crocodile Scale Slipper Boots

Anya & Lili in their bootsDragon scale boot slippers

Sizes: 15cm 24cm

Materials:  1 (2) 100g balls 8ply (there will be leftovers); 5mm hook

**NOTE: UK terms used in this pattern… scroll to the end for US version** 

Sole:

Chain 15 (31).
Rnd 1: 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 8 (19) chs, htr in next ch, tr in next 3 (8) chs, 5 tr in last ch for toe. Working along opposite side of starting ch, tr in next 3 (8) chs, htr in next ch, dc in next 8 (19) chs, 2 dc in last st. Join with slst to beginning dc.  33 (65) sts
Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 (29) sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 (29) sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st. Join.  39 (71) sts
Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc (htr) in first st, 2 dc (htr) in next st, dc (tr) in next 16 (31) sts, 2 dc (htr) in next st, 3 dc (htr) in next st, 2 dc (htr) in next st, dc (tr) in next 16 (31) sts, 2 dc (htr) in next st, dc (htr) in last st. Join.  45 (79) sts
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 18 (34) sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 18 (34) sts, 2dc in last st. Join.  53 (85) stitches
Fasten off. Make a 2nd sole.

Upper:

Chain 29 (53). Join with slst in first ch to form a ring (make certain you don’t twist the chain).
Row 1 (right side) – Ch 1, dc in first 13 (25) ch, 2 tr in next ch, 3 tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, dc in next 13 (25) ch. Join with slst to first dc, ch 1.  33 (57) sts
Row 2 – 2 dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st. Join, ch 1.  35 (59) sts
Row 3 – dc in first 16 (28) sts, 2 tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, dc in next 16 (28) sts. Join, ch 1.  39 (63) sts
Row 4 – dc in each st around. Join, ch 1.  39 (63) sts
Row 5 – dc in first 17 (29) sts, [2 tr in next st] twice, 3 tr in next st, [2 tr in next st] twice, dc in next 17 (29) sts. Join, ch 1.  45 (69) sts
Row 6 – Repeat Row 2. Turn, ch 1.  47 (71) sts
Row 7 – dc in first 21 (33) sts, [2 tr in next st] twice, 3 tr in next st, [2 tr in next st] twice, dc in next 21 (33) sts. Join, ch 1.  53 (77) sts
Row 8 – Rep Row 4. 53 (77) sts
24cm ONLY:

Row 9 – dc in first 37 sts, [2 tr in next st] twice, 3 tr in next st, [2 tr in next st] twice, dc in next 37 sts. Join, ch 1. (85) sts

Row 10 – Rep Row 4 (85) sts

Join:

With right sides together, and matching st for st, work 1 round of dc through both layers of upper and sole. Join. Fasten off.

Make a 2nd upper and join to 2nd sole as above.
Weave in ends.
Finish:

Join yarn at centre back and work 1 round of dc along the top opening (in the loops left from 1st rnd of the upper). Join.  29 (53) sts

Dragon/Crocodile scales: (it’s important to have an odd number of sts at top of upper or the scales won’t work evenly)

Rnd 1: 3ch, tr in same st, *ch, skip 2 sts, tr in next st, ch, skip 2 sts, 2tr in next st* rpt * to *, slst into 3rd ch at beg. 5 (9) 2tr sts

Rnd 2: 2ch, slst back into previous single tr, *5tr around post of 1st of 2tr (working top to bottom), ch, 5tr around post 2nd of 2tr (working bottom to top), slst into next single tr*, rpt * to *. Join. 5 (9) scales

Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 until desired height of boot. [8 (12) rnds will give you 4 (6) rnd of scales measuring 12 (15) cm from sole to top]

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sole:

Chain 15 (31).
Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 8 (19) chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 (8) chs, 5 dc in last ch for toe. Working along opposite side of starting ch, dc in next 3 (8) chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next 8 (19) chs, 2 sc in last st. Join with slst to beginning dc.  33 (65) sts
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 (29) sts, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 (29) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. Join.  39 (71) sts
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc (hdc) in first st, 2 sc (hdc) in next st, sc (dc) in next 16 (31) sts, 2 sc (hdc) in next st, 3 sc (hdc) in next st, 2 sc (hdc) in next st, sc (dc) in next 16 (31) sts, 2 sc (hdc) in next st, sc (hdc) in last st. Join.  45 (79) sts
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 18 (34) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 18 (34) sts, 2sc in last st. Join.  53 (85) stitches
Fasten off. Make a 2nd sole.

Upper:

Chain 29 (53). Join with slst in first ch to form a ring (make certain you don’t twist the chain).
Row 1 (right side) – Ch 1, sc in first 13 (25) ch, 2 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, sc in next 13 (25) ch. Join with slst to first sc, ch 1.  33 (57) sts
Row 2 – 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Join, ch 1.  35 (59) sts
Row 3 – sc in first 16 (28) sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sc in next 16 (28) sts. Join, ch 1.  39 (63) sts
Row 4 – sc in each st around. Join, ch 1.  39 (63) sts
Row 5 – sc in first 17 (29) sts, [2 dc in next st] twice, 3 dc in next st, [2 dc in next st] twice, sc in next 17 (29) sts. Join, ch 1.  45 (69) sts
Row 6 – Repeat Row 2. Turn, ch 1.  47 (71) sts
Row 7 – sc in first 21 (33) sts, [2 dc in next st] twice, 3 dc in next st, [2 dc in next st] twice, sc in next 21 (33) sts. Join, ch 1.  53 (77) sts
Row 8 – Rep Row 4. 53 (77) sts
24cm ONLY:

Row 9 – dc in first 37 sts, [2 tr in next st] twice, 3 tr in next st, [2 tr in next st] twice, dc in next 37 sts. Join, ch 1. (85) sts

Row 10 – Rep Row 4 (85) sts

Join:

With right sides together, and matching st for st, work 1 round of sc through both layers of upper and sole. Join. Fasten off.

Make a 2nd upper and join to 2nd sole as above.
Weave in ends.
Finish:

Join yarn at centre back and work 1 round of sc along the top opening (in the loops left from 1st rnd of the upper). Join.  29 (53) sts

Dragon/Crocodile scales: (it’s important to have an odd number of sts at top of upper or the scales won’t work evenly)

Rnd 1: 3ch, dc in same st, *ch, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, ch, skip 2 sts, 2dc in next st* rep * to *, slst into 3rd ch at beg. 5 (9) 2tr sts

Rnd 2: 2ch, slst back into previous single dc, *5dc around post of 1st of 2dc (working top to bottom), ch, 5dc around post 2nd of 2dc (working bottom to top), slst into next single dc*, rep * to *. Join. 5 (9) scales

Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 until desired height of boot. [8 (12) rnds will give you 4 (6) rnd of scales measuring 12 (15) cm from sole to top]

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13 thoughts on “Dragon/Crocodile Scale Slipper Boots

  1. Hello, I want to make this slipper for adult(myself and my sister), just wondering if you have this pattern for adult? Or how many stitches do I have to start with to start the base?
    Thank you!

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    • the bigger size (24cm) is an adult size… I wear size 10 ladies shoes and my foot is 24cm long… so the purple ones fit me… my Grand-daughter has a big foot anyway but I made them slightly bigger so she would get more than one winter out of them.. 😀

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  2. Since I’m in America, I assume I need to transpose your notations from English crochet to American, yes? So when you say “dc” I need to assume “sc” – like that, correct? I really love these slippers! I am definitely making them for myself first – then the kids, if they’re nice. 🙂

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  3. Hi,, my name is myrna aksidan, live in gitsrgukla b c.. I love to chrochet n I did the scale slippers ,, but I would love to get the adults sizes or sole,,
    Thank you for sharing

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    • I’m so sorry… it was on Pinterest and I just used it to show a variation in colour combinations… of course I will remove no worries… I didn’t think it would be such a big deal to share your inventive combinations of colours…

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