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Banana Slippers – Part 1

Yes, you read the title correctly. Banana. Slippers.

A few months back I designed baby booties for the book Creature Feetures and I remember thinking, as I gazed lovingly at the adorable slippers I had made, “I really wish these came in my size.” Once the thought was in my head I knew I wouldn’t be able to ignore it. I drew inspiration from the banana booties I submitted to the publisher and used my chunky sock slippers  pattern to get me started. And of course, I used my amigurumi skills to help me with the design – this is basically what I used to make the baby booties too since it was my first time making garments!

Creature Feetures Bananas - Pops de Milk

To make the slippers I used worsted weight acrylic yarn and kept a medium tension – this isn’t amigurumi but it’s not a loose stitch either. I wanted there to be flexibility in the fabric while making it durable and of course, cozy.

Materials
-approx. 100 grams worsted weight yarn in yellow
-small amount of worsted weight yarn in dark brown
-size 4.50mm crochet hook
-yarn needle

Stitches (American terms)
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase (2 sts in same st)
dec – decrease (ie. hdc2tog)

Notes – *Be sure to read before starting*

First part of pattern is worked in rounds, starting with the toe. Slip stitch to first stitch at the end of each round and do not turn. Starting chain does not count as stitch, make first stitch in same space as slip stitch, as shown in photo below. Use stitch marker to keep track of rounds. Instructions in brackets [ ] are completed by the number of times indicated.

Make first stitch in same space as slip stitch from end of previous round.
Make first stitch in same space as slip stitch from end of previous round.

Banana Slippers – Part 1

Sizing

Finished size is for women’s 8-9US but the length can be adjusted by adding/removing “work even” rounds and the width can be adjusted by increasing  or not increasing in the first 10 Rounds.

Pattern – Toe
Starting with Dark Brown yarn
Round 1: in magic ring, ch 1 and make 6sc
Round 2: ch1, inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: ch1, [inc, sc in next st] x 6 (18 sts)
Switch to Yellow. The remainder of the pattern is worked in hdc.
Round 4: ch1,  [inc, hdc in next 2sts] x6 (24 sts)

Banana Slippers Part 1 - Pops de Milk1 Round 5: work even
Round 6: ch1, [inc, hdc in next 3sts] x6 (30 sts)
Rounds 7-9: work even

Banana Slippers Part 1 - Pops de Milk3Round 10: ch1, [inc, hdc in next 4sts] x6 (36 sts)
Rounds 11-19: work even

Banana Slippers Part 1 - Pops de Milk4At this point you can measure the sock and see if it fits and adjust if necessary. The sock should come to just before the heel, which is what I’ll share in the next post!

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