“Sandworm incidents increase,” a newspaper headline reads. I believe it – my feet have both been swallowed by this pair of sandworm slipper socks!
Sandworm Slipper Socks
Second part of the pattern is all about the details – inner mouth, eyes, mouth trim, and a fin, which you might recognise as half a fluke from the cutest little sperm whale pattern hehe. For the first part check out the previous post here.
-Worsted weight yarn such as Bernat Super Value – White and Black, small amounts of DK weight yarn in pale yellow and red, small amount of Worsted weight yarn in light orange.
-Size 5.00mm and 3.00mm crochet hooks
-4 black buttons for eyes, 10mm (you can also use safety eyes or embroider the eyes with black yarn)
-Needle and thread for sewing eyes
Stitch Guide (US)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase (2 sts in same st)
dec – decrease (sc2tog)
Notes: Starting chain does not count as stitch, make first stitch in same space as slip stitch. Use stitch markers to keep track of rounds.
Mouth (Inside Piece)
First part of mouth is worked in Rounds.
With 5.00mm and White yarn.
Round 1: leave long yarn tail, ch 42, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1 and sc in each ch (42sts)
Rounds 2-5: ch 1, work even, join with sl st
This part is worked in rows.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in next 21 sts, turn
Rows 2-3: ch 1, work even, turn
Row 4: ch 1, dec, sc across, dec, turn
Row 5: ch 1, work even, turn
Rows 6-9: repeat Rows 4 and 5
Rows 10-15: ch 1, dec, sc across, dec, turn
Fasten off and weave ends.
Repeat with other side from Row 1. With yarn needle sew Inside Piece to Ankle Round 7. Use red yarn and yarn needle to embroider the sandworm’s spots.
Mouth Trim – Outer and Inside Pieces
With 5.00mm and Green yarn.
Round 1: In mouth corner pick up stitch and evenly sc around, join with sl st.
Round 2: sl st around. Fasten off and weave ends.
Red Eyes, make 4
With DK weight yarn in Red and 3.00mm hook
ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2sc in last ch,
continue on bottom of foundation ch, hdc in next space, 2dc in next space, hdc in next space, sc
in last space, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
With light orange yarn and yarn needle make a few stitches in the centre.
Yellow Eyes, make 4
With DK weight yarn in light yellow and 3.00mm hook
Round 1: in magic ring make 6sc
Round 2: inc (12)
Round 3: hdc in first st, dc and hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st and fasten off
leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew buttons to eye pieces and then sew to Inside Mouth piece.
Fin, make 2
Fin is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or chain at beginning of round. Use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
With Black yarn and 3.00mm hook
Round 1: start 4 sc in magic ring or ch 2 and make 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: [inc, sc] x 2 (6 sts).
Round 3: sc in each st (6 sts).
Round 4: inc in each st (12 sts).
Round 5: dec, sc in next 4 sts, inc, sc in next 5 sts (12 sts).
Round 6: dec, sc in next 3 sts, inc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st to first st (13 sts).
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to sock.