Continuing from where we left off last week, in this post I’ll share the steps to make the heel and banana peel segments (ankle). Grab your half (“eaten”) banana and let’s get these slippers ready to wear!
-approx. 100 grams worsted weight yarn in yellow
-small amount of worsted weight yarn in dark brown
-size 4.50mm crochet hook
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*
Heel and peel segments are worked in rows – do not join at end of row, turn. Ankle is worked in rounds same as the toe/foot part.
Banana Slippers – Part 1
Row 20: ch1, hdc in next 26sts, leave remaining stitches, turn.
In the following rows note that the last stitch is worked into the starting chain that makes up the first stitch of previous row.
Row 21-27: ch1, hdc across, turn (26 sts)
Row 28: ch1, [hdc in next 2sts, dec] complete twice, hdc in next 4sts, dec, hdc in next 4sts, dec, hdc in next 2sts, dec, hdc in next 2sts, turn (21 sts)
Row 29: ch1, hdc in next 3sts, [dec, hdc in next 4sts] x3, turn (18 sts)
Row 30: work even, join with sl st to first st
Ankle – Worked in rounds
Round 31: ch1, evenly make 15hdc in row sides, sc in next 10hdc (the unworked sts from Round 19), evenly make 15hdc in remaining row sides, sl st to join (40 sts)
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew the seam shut. *Optional: if you’d prefer a higher ankle you can add more rounds before fastening off.
Each peel segment has a base of 10 sts, decreasing in indicated rows to taper to points. It might be helpful to place stitch markers every 10 stitches, as shown.
Row 1: With toe pointing down and facing top/opening, pick up hdc in right corner sc st from Ankle Round, hdc in next 9 sts, turn
Rows 2-3: ch1, hdc across, turn
Row 4: ch1, hdc in first st, dec, hdc across to last 3sts, dec, hdc in last st, turn
Row 5: ch1, hdc across, turn
Repeat last 2 rows until 2sts remain. Fasten off leaving tail to sew to top/sides of slipper.
Repeat for remaining segments.