Monday, April 14, 2014

Crocodilly Mocs for Women - Free Pattern!


These fun moc style slippers have an added touch to the cuff. I’ve always liked the crochet version of the crocodile stitch, although this is not quite the same, it still offers a nice reptillian texture.Pattern calls for chunky yarn but you can use (I did) Dbl strands of worsted to get the same gauge. One word of caution, please take a look at the crocodile stitch video first so that you understand the stitches, as using double strands makes it a little harder to see them. (not too hard though). :)
A video reference is included so you can learn the crocodile stitch.
These knit up super fast! If you need a quick gift this is it.
I would rate this pattern between easy-intermediate.  Check my other postings, I have posted a version of this for newborns as well.
To download, view or print this pattern, scroll down past the pictures and click on the link.
Enjoy!


Materials:  
Chunky yarn (you can use 2 strands of worsted tog. But make sure you watch the crocodile stitch video so that you fully understand it – dbl strands make it harder to see your stitches but not that big of a deal).
Sole:  92(100, 114) yds
Slipper body: 92(110, 124) yds
Cuff:  58(68, 68) yds

U.S. Size 9 (5.5mm) needles

Sizes: Sm (6-7.5), M/L (8-9), XL (9.5-10.5)
Gauge: 14 sts = 4” in Stockinette 


Abbreviations:
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • yo = yarn over
  • sl1 = slip one
  •  PSSO = pass slipped stitch over
  • p2tog = purl 2 together
  • k2tog = knit 2 tog
  • ssk = slip, slip, knit
  • wyif = with yarn in front
  • wyib = with yarn in back
  • yon = yarn over needle (same as yarn around needle)
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • PM = place marker

Starting with Sole:

Using sole color, Cast on 47(50,52) sts using a long-tail method.


Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K1, yo, k22(23,24), yo, k1(2,2), yo, k22(23,24), yo, k1. [51(54,56) sts]

Row 3 and all odd rows: Knit.  *knit the yo’s through the back of the loop. 
Row 4: K2, yo, k22(23,24), yo, k3(4,4), yo, k22(23,24), yo, k2.  [55(58,60)sts]

Row 6: K3, yo, k22(23,24), yo, k5(6,6), yo, k22(23,24), yo, k3.  [59(62,64)sts]
Row 8: K4, yo, k22(23,24), yo, k7(8,8), yo, k22(23,24), yo, k4. [63(66,68) sts]

Row 10: K5, yo, k22(23,24), yo, k9(10,10), yo, k22(23,24), yo, k5.  [67(70,72)sts]

Row 12: Size Sm ONLY: k6, yo, k22, yo, k11, yo, k22, yo, k6. [71sts]

Row 12: Sizes M/L & XL ONLY: K6, yo, k(23,24), yo, k6, yo, k6, yo, (k23,24), yo, k6.  [75,77 sts]
Row 13: Sizes Sm & M/L proceed to #1 of foot.  Size XL: Knit one row.
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FOOT 
Change color now if making foot different color than sole.
Row 1: Size Sm ONLY:  (RS) Knitting all yo’s thru the back of the loop, k34, k2tog, k35.  [70 sts]

Row 1: Size M/L ONLY: (RS) K across (knit the yo’s through the back of the loop).
Row 1: Size XL ONLY: (RS) Knit

Row 2: (WS) P31(33,34), PM, p8(9,9), PM, p31(33,34).

Row 3: K24(26,27), ssk 2x, k3tog, k8(9,9), sl1, k2tog, psso, k2tog 2x, k24(26,27). [62(67,69)sts)
Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K20(22,23), ssk 2x, k3tog, k8(9,9), sl1, k2tog, psso, k2tog 2x, k20(22,23). 54(59,61)sts]
Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K31(34,35), ssk,
turn.    [53(58,60) sts]

Row 8: Sl1, p8(9,9), p2tog,
turn.   [52(57,59) sts]
Row 9: Sl1, k8(9,9), ssk, turn.
  [51(56,58) sts]
Row 10: Sl1, p8(9,9), p2tog, turn.  [50(55,57) sts]
Rows 11-26: Repeat rows 9 & 10.   [34(39,41)sts]

Row 27: (RS) Sl1, k8(9,9), ssk, DON’T TURN, k11(13,14).   [33(38,40)sts]
Row 28: P20(23,24), p2tog, p11(13,14).  [32(37,39) sts]

Row 29: Removing markers as you come to them, knit one row.

Row 30: Size Sm ONLY: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.  [30 sts].
Row 30: Sizes M/L & XL ONLY:  P1, p2tog, p2tog, p across to last 5 sts, p2tog, p2tog, p1 [33, 35sts]

Row 31:  Knit.

Row 32:  Purl.

Row 33: Size Sm ONLY: P1, k1, repeat across.  *NOTE, if changing color for cuff, please change on the last stitch of this row, knitting that last stitch in your new color.

Row 33: Size M/L ONLY: [p1, k1] 8x, p2tog, k1, [p1, k1] to end.   (32,34 sts) *NOTE, if changing color for cuff, please change on the last stitch of this row, knitting that last stitch in your new color.

 Row 33&34: Size XL ONLY: Repeat rows 31 & 32 once more.

 Row 35: Size XL ONLY: [p1, k1] 8x, p2tog, k1, [p1, k1] to end. (32,34 sts)  *NOTE, if changing color for cuff, please change on the last stitch of this row, knitting that last stitch in your new color.
 








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CUFF


Begin Crocodile Stitch for cuff.  To see/learn this stitch pattern see video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjHGYfMM5C4

Row 1: (WS) Sl1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *sl1, yon, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: (RS) Sl1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *p1, sl2, yon, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: (WS) Sl1 wyib, *k3tog, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: (RS) Sl1, wyib, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 5-12: repeat rows 1-4 twice more.
Row 13: (WS) Do not slip 1st st, Bind off in p1, k1.
Sew seam using single strand.  I turn the slipper inside out and seam using a simple whipstitch.  Take care to make your stitches small and close together for best results.



 
 
 To Download, View, or Print this pattern, click on the link below:


Questions? feel free to email me: kris@kriskrafter.com
Comments? would love to hear your comments about the pattern and better yet, would love to see projects posted on Ravelry so we can see your work!





  

9 comments:

Tina B said...

I'm SO excited to see this crocodile stitch done in knitting! I do not crochet nor do I have time to learn. Thank you for sharing this pattern!!

Karen K said...

Very excited to see this pattern!!! Once again - many thanks Kris.

Sarah Gallant said...

Hi, love the look of these and would like to try them just can't figure out if they are worked flat or in the round? Thanks so much, Sarah :)

Kriskrafter said...

RE: Sarah Gallant,
Take a look at the pattern, always good to read thru it before starting. This is worked flat and then has one seam at the end.
Have fun!
Kris

Anonymous said...

Love these slippers...thank you so much for sharing!!

KCalla said...

This is great! I just finished my first slipper in the basic pattern you use. My husband tried it on and loved it except he said he wants a cuff. And looky here! Thank you SO much!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of these, but am having trouble with the 3rd row of the foot, the number of stitches doesn't seem to add up? Is there a mistake, or maybe I'm not clear if you repeat just the previous stitch before the 2x direction, or ?

Kriskrafter said...

Annonymous,
There is no mistake. My best guess is perhaps you may not be making your ssk's correctly. I would go to youtube and search "ssk knitting" and watch a few videos to be sure you are making it correctly. I have had with other patterns, people don't really know what an ssk is so all they were doing was slipping one, slipping one, then knitting the next one rather than slip, slip, then you knit those two together making a decrease.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks! That's what I was doing!