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. ūüėÄ

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 worsted weight 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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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) РCh 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 Р2 dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st. Join, ch 1.  35 (59) sts
Row 3 Рdc 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 Рdc in each st around. Join, ch 1.  39 (63) sts
Row 5 Рdc 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 РRepeat Row 2. Turn, ch 1.  47 (71) sts
Row 7 Рdc 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 РRep Row 4. 53 (77) sts
24cm ONLY:

Row 9 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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) ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Ästsc 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 ‚Ästsc in each st around. Join, ch 1.¬† 39¬†(63) sts
Row 5 ‚Ästsc 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 ‚Äď Repeat Row 2. Turn, ch 1.¬† 47¬†(71) sts
Row 7 ‚Ästsc 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 ‚Äď Rep Row 4. 53¬†(77) sts
24cm ONLY:

Row 9 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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]