Open Mesh Slippers exchange to knit
COATS and CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cra-Sheen" MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44:3 balls of No. 1 White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0.
GAUGE: 6 sc make 1 inch; 6 rows make 1 inch.
Directions are written for Small Size. Changes for Medium and Large Sizes are in parentheses.
SOLE . . .
(Make 2) . . . Starting at center with Red, ch 30 (36-42).
1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 15 (18-21) ch, dc in next 12 (15-18) ch; make 7 dc in last ch (toe end); working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in next 12 (15-18) ch, sc in next 15 (18-21) ch, 2 sc in same place as first 3 sc were made.
2nd rnd: Sc in each st around, increasing across heel and toe as necessary to keep work flat-- to inc 1 sc, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Repeat 2nd rnd until 8 (8-9) rnds have been completed. At end of last rnd, join and break off.
UPPER . . . Starting at back, ch 106 (122-146). Join with sl st.
1st rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, (ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch) 7 (9-12) times; (ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch) 6 times; (ch 3, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch) 5 times; (ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch) 6 times; (ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch) 7 (9-12) times, ending with ch 1, skip 3 ch, half dc in first sc.
2nd rnd: * Ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, eliding with ch 1, half dc in top of half dc. Repeat 2nd rnd until 5 rnds have been completed.
6th rnd: Place marker at center loop of toe. * Ch 2. sc in next loop. Repeat from * to within 8th loop of marker (not counting the center loop), (ch 1, dc in next loop) 15 times. Complete other side as before.
7th rnd: 3 sc in each ch-2 loop, sc in each ch-1 sp around.
8th and 9th rnds: Sc in each sc around, decreasing 3 sc evenly across toe to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc.
10th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Join and break off.
Sew 2 soles together. Sew upper to sole.
Make another slipper the same way.