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 (see how to perform one of these descreases if you don't know, google it)
  • 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), sl-1, 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), sl-1, 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: Sl-1, p8(9,9), p2tog,
turn.   [52(57,59) sts]
Row 9: Sl-1, k8(9,9), ssk, turn.
  [51(56,58) sts]
Row 10: Sl-1, p8(9,9), p2tog, turn.  [50(55,57) sts]
Rows 11-26: Repeat rows 9 &10.   [34(39,41)sts]

Row 27: (RS) Sl-1, 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) Sl-1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *sl-1, yon, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: (RS) Sl-1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *p1, sl-2, yon, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: (WS) Sl-1 wyib, *k3tog, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: (RS) Sl-1, 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.



 
 
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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!





  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crocodilly Mocs for Newborns - Free Pattern!

Crocodilly Mocs
I love the way the crochet version of the crocodile stitch looks, I wanted booties that had a similar crocodile type cuff but knitted.  Here it is.  Not quite as heavy in the texture but I really like it!
To Download or print the pattern, scroll down past the pictures on click on the link.

Materials & Tools

Worsted weight yarn approx. 105 yds.
U.S. Size 6 knitting needles

Gauge: 5 sts per inch.

Abbreviations:
K = knit
P = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
sl 1 = slip one
psso = pass slipper stitch over
yo = yarn over
yon = yarn over needle
wyif = with yarn in front
wyib = with yarn in back
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

INSTRUCTIONS: Starting at the sole....

Using Long tail cast-on, cast on 23 stitches.
Row 1: K1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1.  [27 sts.]
Rows 2, 4, 6:  Knit (knit the yo's through the back of the stitch)
Row 3: K2, yo, k10, yo, k3, yo, k10, yo, k2.  [31 sts.]
Row 5: K3, yo,  k10, yo, k5, yo, k10, yo, k3. [35 sts.
]
 
Row 7: (RS) Knit
Row 8: (WS) Purl
Row 9: 
(RS) Knit
Row 10: 
(WS) Purl
Row 11: 
(RS) Knit
Row 12: 
(WS) Purl
Row 13: 
(RS) K19, sl 1, k2tog, PSSO, turn.
Row 14:
(WS) sl 1, p5, p3tog, turn.
Row 15:
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.
Row 16: 
(WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn. 
Row 17: (RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.
Row 18: 
(WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn.
Row 19: 
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.  
Row 20: (WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn.
Row 21: 
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, knit to last 4 sts, k2togtbl, k2.
Row 22:
(WS) P14, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2.
Row 23: (RS) [P1, k1] 4x, p2tog, k1, *p1, k1, rep fom * to end.  20 sts.

Begin Crocodile stitch for cuff.  To see/learn this stitch pattern see video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjHGYfMM5C4

Row 24: (WS) sl 1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *sl 1, yon, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 25: (RS) sl 1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *p1, sl 2, yon, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 26: (WS) sl 1 wyib, *k3tog, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 27: (RS) sl 1, wyib, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1. 
Row 28-31: repeat rows 24-27 once more.
Row 32: (WS) Bind off in p1, k1.  Cut yarn and leave 12” tail for seaming.

Sew Seam. 
*special thanks to Ravelry user Minky for letting me use her photo (below).








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