Shark Slippers for a 5 yr old

OLLIE’s SHARK SLIPPERS

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Experienced (NOT for Beginners)

Materials:

1 x 100g grey 8 ply

1 x 100g white 8 ply

4mm hook

Tapestry needle

2 x small black buttons or studs

NB: there will be some leftover wool… I used 100g balls because that’s what I had on hand… I know I used more than 50g but so it’s probably best to get the bigger balls. Best to have too much than not enough. 😀

Stitches: UK terms  (scroll down to after assembly for US terms)

ch = chain

dc = insert hook, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all loops on the hook

dc2tog =  crochet the next 2 stitches together (decrease) – insert hook, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all loops on the hook

2dc =  2 stitches in the same next stitch  (increase)

picot = ch 3 slip stitch back into beginning st

Pattern:

Snout, Leg Front & Top of Foot: (grey)

ch 13

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in ea dc across, ch, turn (12)

Row 2: dc2tog, dc across until last 2 dc, dc2tog, ch, turn.

Row 3: dc in ea dc across, ch, turn

Row 4-12: Rep last 2 rows until 1 dc is left, ch, turn

Row 13: dc, ch, turn

Row 14: 2dc, ch, turn

Row 15: dc in ea dc across, ch, turn

Row 16: 2dc in 1st dc, dc in ea dc across, 2dc in last dc, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows until there are 18 sts, ch, turn (place a stitch marker on this row)

(dc in ea dc across, ch, turn) until piece measures 12 cm from stitch marker. (2 rows = 1 cm)

**Top of Toe: (8 rows)

Row 1:  dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in ea dc across until last 2 dc, dc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 2: dc in ea dc across, ch, turn.
Rep these 2 rows until you have 10 sts, ending with Row 2.

Bottom of Toe: (8 rows) complete in grey or change to white

Row 1: 2dc in first dc, dc in ea dc across to last dc, 2dc in last dc, ch, turn.
Row 2: dc in ea dc across, ch 1, turn.
Rep these 2 rows until you have 18 sts.**

Bottom of Foot: (white)

(dc in ea dc across, ch, turn) for 12 rows

Heel: 

Rep from ** as for toe shaping until 10 dc left, (8 rows), then dc2tog on ea end of next 3 rows, (4 dc left) then rep Row 1 of “Bottom of Toe” returning to 18 dc (7 rows)

Leg Back:

dc in ea dc for 6 more rows (18 sts)

Bottom Jaw:

Row 1: dc2tog, dc across to last 2 dc, dc2tog, ch, turn

Row 2: dc across, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows until 6 dc left, then dc2tog ea end of every row until 1 dc left.. Fasten off.

Fins: (make 6) grey

Ch 9

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in ea ch to end, ch, turn. (8)

Row 2: dc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Row 3: dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, ch, turn. (6)

Rows 4: dc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Rows 5-9: Rep last 2 rows until 1 dc is left.

Row 10: 2dc in dc, ch, turn (2)

Row 11: dc in ea dc, ch, turn

Row 12: 2dc in ea dc, ch, turn (4)

Row 13: dc in ea dc, ch, turn

Row 14: 2dc in 1st dc, dc across to last dc, 2dc in last dc, ch, turn (6)

Row 15: dc in ea dc, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows once more (8).

Fold in half and dc around edge to join sides. Fasten off.

Assembly:
Fold sock at toe point, sew toe dart, join & sew heel dart. Sew both sides to heel point, Sew white leg back to grey leg front to start of bottom jaw shaping. Fold right sides together of snout (take care to sew snout on the wrong side so when it’s folded right way out the bottom forms part of the opening – check pictures) and sew side seams ONLY. Fold right way out. With white, crochet 1 row of dc around opening (including bottom of snout) then crochet 1 row of picot  in every 2nd dc (*ch3, dc [sc] in 1st ch, slst in next 2 sts*, rep *-* to end, fasten off) for the teeth . Attach fins. (see picture)  Sew button eyes 2 rows down from snout join. (see picture)

Ollie’s foot measurements:

LEG: 12cm long (heel to snout opening)

TOP: 10cm long, 10cm wide

TOES: 6cm wide

HEEL: 11cm wide

FOOT: 15cm long, 10cm wide

BACK LEG: 6cm long (bottom jaw)

Ollie's Shark sock

what your piece should look like before you sew it all together

ollies-shark-sock

where you sew together (sorry if writing is blurry but you just need to link the colours to each other)

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US terms

G/6 hook and weight (4) yarn

1 x grey & 1 x white (100 gram balls each)

Stitches:

ch = chain

sc = insert hook, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all loops on the hook

sc2tog =  crochet the next 2 stitches together (decrease) – insert hook, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all loops on the hook

2sc =  2 stitches in the same next stitch  (increase)

picot = ch 3 slip stitch back into beginning st

Pattern:

Snout, Leg Front & Top of Foot: (grey)

ch 13

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea sc across, ch, turn (12)

Row 2: sc2tog, sc across until last 2 sc, sc2tog, ch, turn.

Row 3:  sc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Row 4-12: Rep last 2 rows until 1 sc is left, ch, turn

Row 13: sc, ch, turn

Row 14: 2sc, ch, turn

Row 15: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Row 16: 2sc in 1st sc, sc in ea sc across, 2sc in last sc, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows until there are 18 sts, ch, turn (place a stitch marker on this row)

(sc in ea sc across, ch, turn) until piece measures 12 cm from stitch marker. (2 rows = 1 cm)

**Top of Toe: (8 rows)

Row 1:  sc2tog, sc in ea sc across until last 2 sc, sc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 2: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn.
Rep these 2 rows until you have 10 sts, ending with Row 2.

Bottom of Toe: (8 rows) complete in grey or change to white

Row 1: 2sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch, turn.
Row 2: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn.
Rep these 2 rows until you have 18 sts.**

Bottom of Foot: (white)

(sc in ea sc across, ch, turn) for 12 rows

Heel: 

Rep from ** as for toe shaping until 10 sc left, (8 rows), then sc2tog on ea end of next 3 rows, (4 sc left) then rep Row 1 of “Bottom of Toe” returning to 18 sc (7 rows)

Leg Back:

sc in ea sc for 6 more rows (18 sts)

Bottom Jaw:

Row 1: sc2tog, sc in ea sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog, ch, turn

Row 2: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows until 6 sc left, then sc2 tog ea end of every row until 1 sc left.. Fasten off.

Fins: (make 6) grey

Ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch to end, ch, turn. (8)

Row 2: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, ch, turn. (6)

Rows 4: sc in ea sc across, ch, turn

Rows 5-9: Rep last 2 rows until 1 sc is left.

Row 10: 2sc in sc, ch, turn (2)

Row 11: sc in ea sc, ch, turn

Row 12: 2sc in ea sc, ch, turn (4)

Row 13: sc in ea sc, ch, turn

Row 14: 2sc in 1st sc, sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch, turn (6)

Row 15: sc in ea sc, ch, turn

Rep last 2 rows once more (8).

Fold in half and sc around edge to join sides. Fasten off.

Assembly is the same as above.

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148 thoughts on “Shark Slippers for a 5 yr old

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern! I have successfully adjusted this for a toddler. I am hoping they fit her, but I’m thinking the slippers are about the right size! You’re so kind to put this out there for free. So many people just want money, when the art of teaching people for the mere act of showing them how to do something is going extinct. Thanks again!

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      • I actually decided to make them a bit bigger. They are so cute, my husband really went crazy over them!
        Advice to those that want to adjust for other sizes, if you don’t have the chance to measure the foot that you are making them for, just look up a size chart for children’s shoes, I found one that had measurements. In order to make the slippers for my granddaughter I found that making the front part of the leg 2/3 of the size you need it to be and the foot part and is one third of the size. I think that the decrease in making the heel is sufficient for whatever size the foot is and does not add too much that it would be too large That is very close to what it should be, when I assembled it it was just a little bit shy of what I needed, so I am making them a bit larger. This is actually a very easy pattern once you realize how it is, sometimes it is hard to follow directions that are written out because it just seems harder than it is. Once you have assembled them, you realize how easy it really is.
        I am extremely happy with how it turned out, however I did not make it large enough and that is the only thing that made me have to make them over. When they are finished, I will post a photo if you would like. Again, thank you so much for the time you have spent to write out this pattern and share it with us.

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  2. I bought the pattern for the large slippers and am having a real problem assembling them but I will now try with your pics in front of me and see whether I join in the correct places. Moyra

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  5. Charli, These are so adorable – I have several questions: 1)my grandson is 4 but very tall and wears either a size 11 or 12 shoe American size. It’s possible that these are perfect for him, but I don’t know what size 5 year old you had in mind. Any chance you can say what size shoe this is for?; 2)You say to look for your post from 2 years ago about the different sizes but I don’t know how to do that – please explain; 3)In the Australian version you said to use DK yarn and in the American version 4 ply knitting worsted. I happen to have some DK and I know that it is weight “3” and knitting worsted is weight “4” – that is, DK is in between sport yarn which is a 2 and knitting worsted which is a 4. So which one shall I purchase? I was going to get DK until I saw your American instructions.

    If you’d like to email me that would be great – sc523@aol.com – thank you, Aliya Cheskis-Cotel in New York

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      • Charli, I wanted to make this as a surprise. I suppose if you can’t tell me what size it is for then I can’t make them. More’s the pity. Any chance you can ask his parents what size he was?

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      • I have updated my post to include a chart of average foot measurements according to shoe sizes I just found on Google…
        hope this helps…

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      • Charli, If you could kindly just tell me what size foot the pattern you posted online is for, that would help a great deal!

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      • Charli, Ok, I secretly found out that my grandson is currently a size 11.5 so I should probably do this for a size 12. If you can point me to the directions for that size, I can do this, otherwise I’ll have to give up or perhaps you have another pair of adorable slippers for a size 12 American boy.

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      • I’m sorry I don’t have other slippers like this one… I made this pattern as a once off for my grandson piecing together bits from other free patterns to sort of Frankenstein them together for him and as there were few free patterns for the Shark Slippers at the time I shared my pattern here… there is a lady who will make them for you in any size you ask for, for a price… here is her link…
        https://www.etsy.com/listing/183090596/made-to-order-crochet-shark-slipper

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      • Charli, are you able to post the directions for the shark slippers for a size 12 American boy? If so, please post. If not, I guess I can’t make them. Thank you, Aliya

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      • no sorry…
        I have so much on at the moment (completing paid orders for other items)
        I probably wouldn’t be able to sit & work out a size 12 for at least 6- 8 months at the earliest
        this is why I added the post to help people work out their own sizing and then for those who found it hard to work out there is the link to order & pay for them from the lady who will make them for you in any size…
        again sorry…

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      • P.S. Someone else wrote in that the pattern is for a size 7-8 and I need edited instructions for a size 12. Hope you can help!

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