When I crochet slippers I like to have a thick sole so that my feet won't hurt when walking around the house, especially in areas where there aren't carpets. Searching the Internet, I found a practical guide for different shoe sizes and I used it with a slight change in the pattern. You can find the guide attached on pdf.
In this Instructable, I made a slipper sole size 7.
Step 1: Crochet Soles Easy Peasy...!
First of all, you need to measure the foot. I made these soles for making slippers for my brother, and I needed 25cm length and 10cm width soles, but I chose to make the length 3cm further just in case my brother's feet will grow in the next months...! ( He's still in his developmental age....) ^_^
After measuring, I decided what size to do and looked at the table in pdf for instructions. I used a hook size of 6.5mm and two colors of yarns to make the sole more thick. If you want to make just one color, simply use a thick yarn.
Below I explain abbreviations so you can read the pattern more easily ( I used the US terminology):
CH : Chain
ST : Stich
SD : Single crochet
HDC : Half double crochet
DC : Double Crochet
SLST : Slip stich
When I place numbers after the abbreviation this means the number of stiches, i.e. SC14 means you have to single crochet for the next 14 stiches.
I remind you to see the pdf for sizes, because you need to chain stiches differently based on the size. I made size 7 like this:
- SC3 into 2nd ST of the chain
- SC14, HDC3, DC4 and DC7 in the last ST (make 7 double crochet in the same stich which is the last)
- Working on the opposite side of the chain (turn your work): DC4, HDC3, SC14 and place a marker (this will help you later to track your stiches). The next steps are increasing steps.
- SC2 into each of the next 3STs and then SC22
- SC2 into each of the next 5STs and then SC22
- For the next 6Sts you have to SC1 and SC2 in the same next ST. Then SC22
- For the next 10STs you have to SC1 and SC2 in the same next STs. Then SC22
- For the next 6STs SC2 in each ST and then SC22
- For the next 10STs SC2 in each ST and then SC untill marker
- Finally, SC around untill you reach the marker again.
In step 11 I didn't do any further increase because the sole wasn't turn out the way I liked, so I simply SC around to smooth the edges.
Measure your sole and make sure it's the size you need.
If you have any question or doubt feel free to ask!
Have a good crocheting...! ^_^