I have a customer, a lady I really enjoy talking with, and sharing thoughts and ideas with. Another friend of hers just delivered her first baby girl. I could not resist adding to the order a pair of Mary Jane's. This is a pattern I have kicked around for quite some time, just did not have a platform to share it. I hope you will enjoy making these, and of course, share the link with any and all your crochet friends.
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The pair pictured here is the slip on version, more like Ballerina Slippers. These tend to stay on pretty well, because of the shaping at the top of the foot. This next picture is showing 3 variations on the same pattern, Textures, and smooth Mary Jane's, and the textured Ballerina Slipper. To create the smooth shoe, create all your stitches in the traditional manner. The shoe will be a smidge taller, great for the baby with thicker feet.
Using Worsted Weight Yarn and a F (3.75mm) crochet hook, ch11, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 8 sts, 4sc in last st, Working down the other side of the chain, 1sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in last st (24 total stitches) sl st to join.
Ch2 (count as st), 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 9 sts, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 9 sts, 3hdc in last st, sl st in top of ch2 (32)
Ch1 (count as st), 1sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, 1sc in next 5 sts, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last 2 sts, join W with sl st in ch1 to join (40)
Round 4 (color change optional here)
Ch2, 1hdc (3rd and 4th loop) next st, and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join (40) see highlighted link for instruction on this technique
Ch2, fphdc on next st, bphdc on the next st. repeat, alternating around, sl st in top of ch 2 to join (40)
Maintaining post st pattern, Ch1, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog five times, hdc2tog, 1sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in last 2 sts, sl st in ch 1 to join (31)
Ch1, 1sc in next 12 sts, fpdc2tog three times, 1sc in last 12 sts, sl st in ch1 to join (28)
Round 8 Finishing.
you may sl st around entire shoe for a slip on, ballerina look, (as shown in the picture above) or you can choose the straps for the more traditional Mary Jane look.
For Mary Janes:
Right Shoe: Sl st in the first 10 st, ch 11, sc in 5th ch from hook, and in the next 5 ch. sl st in next sc of shoe and around. Remove hook from working loop, insert hook in next st, from inside shoe, pull loop to inside. Cut yarn, and draw end through loop. Bury all ends.
Left Shoe: Sl st in the first 18 st, ch 11, sc in 5th ch from hook, and in the next 5 ch. sl st in next sc of shoe and around. Remove hook from working loop, insert hook in next st, from inside shoe, pull loop to inside. Cut yarn, and draw end through loop. Bury all ends.
Sew Button to edge of shoes.
Until next time,
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