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  1. Pattern is now available in the Original patterns section of the board. http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=69825
  2. Sonny’s x-tra thick unisex textured unisex slippers Abbreviations:Ch. - ChainSt. – StitchSl. St. – Slip StitchSc. – Single Crochet fpdc- front post double crochet {There is a tutorial on how to make the fpdc here: http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-fpdc-bpdc.htm } Here is a Youtube video I made explaining how the FPDC is done: Materials needed2 skeins Red heart super saver yarn ( hold 2 strands together throughout)H hook to make average woman’s size slipper, I hook to make men’sStitch marker (use in rounds 1 – 5 to mark the starting stitch of each round) I m
  3. I plan to post it to the Original patterns, I'm just waiting to get the results from the testers. It might be a week or two because some of my testers are finishing up some Christmas projects.
  4. It's not like I really NEED another pair of slippers, but when you are having a really cruddy day and all you really want to do is go out and console yourself with retail, shoe buying therapy.... only you're too broke to do so, all that remains is making yourself a sweet new pair of slippers. So I reworked my Textured ballet slippers pattern. I wanted to make these nice and thick for winter because my toes turn to ice when the temperature drops, and I also wanted them to come up higher on my foot. This is what I came up with. I'm quite happy and the foot that has the completed slipper
  5. LOL Ok now you confused me. Row 13 should be the fpdc row, You are repeating rows 6 and 7 for rows 8 - 13, which makes rows 8, 10 and 12 sc rows, row 9, 11 and 13 are rows that you do the sc 1,fpdc 1, repeat around on, So when you say you forgot to do the scs all the way around on row 13, I'm cnfused what you mean. Does that make sence of did I just confuse us more ?
  6. No I didn't use a BPDC at all, Row 14 is a wrong side row and that makes row 15 a right side row so the FPDC is done on the front of the slipper. I'm not sure how you'd end up having to do a BPDC to make it work. My only guess is that your row count is off, starting at row/round 7 all 0dd numbered rows are the front side and all even numbered rows/rounds are the back side. Can you post a pic? Then I could try to figure it out by looking at it.
  7. You are correct, it should read 2, I will correct that right away. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
  8. I'm thinking it's probably your tension is looser than mine. Mine were comfortably snug. I've made a number of these for myself, sis and friends, Usually I am able to adjust the fit by either adding or removing rows at the end of the length, before you seam the heel. You can also adjust the fit in the edging rows as well by working a couple decreases in the " corners" that go across the top part of the foot, that helps to snug them up a bit if needed. I'm not sure what to tell you about the FPDC's not lining up I haven't had that problem on any of the ones I've made.
  9. Re: "or am I just being WAY too apprehensive and I just need to "go with the flow" until I'm finished and trust my instincts?" You know I think worrying about getting it wrong is what holds people back from trying something outside of their comfort level. The worst that can happen, is that we have to pull out some stitches, annoying, yes but we usually learn more from the mistakes than the things we get right. I have a friend who is an excellent cook and he always says, My recipes are guidelines, starting points for your own creativity, not prescriptions to be followed to the letter. I tak
  10. Ok as luck would have it, I am working on a pair of these at the moment so I can try to explain it clearly as I do mine. I am really terrible at explaining things so bear with me. Lets start with the row where you start the FPDC's. THe first stitch is a single crochet and you do that one normaly, the second stitch is a FPDC, to do this you YO and insert the hook around the post of the stitch directly below the second stitch in the row you are working on. Imagine for a second that you are going to just be working sc's you'd put that stitch in the stitch right next to the first Sc right? Ok
  11. Just to clarify there is only 1 chain 1 at the start of the round, just like when you are making regular rows of single crochet stitches, and then 1 single crochet in each stich around.
  12. Let me see if I can help, when you are starting out you are working on the toe, so it's supposed to be forming a sort of cupped shape that will fit over your toes. On rows 5 and 6, you chain 1 and the work a sc in each stitch all the way around, then join with a slip stitch to the first sc you made at the start of the round. Let me know if that helps, or if not I'll be happy to help some more.
  13. Oh I'm excited to see them. One of my biggest fears when writing these patterns down is that I won't explain them well enough. I am relieved that it was easy to understand
  14. I just wanted to alert those who have already printed this pattern out, that there is a slight error that I have since corrected. You will find it has been corrected on the original post in this thread, in bold red text. The main pattern is correct as written, the error was in my notes on how to make the slipper larger. I am currently designing a version for men using this pattern as a base and that's how I noticed it. Anyway, it has now been fixed.
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