Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hi!! and my Glass Slippers

Hi everyone. This is my first post. I have never done a blog before, but seen them and thought they were neat, but I never really had anything to post about. I'm on ravelry, so all my projects are there, so a blog seemed like too much work to just keep track of my projects, BUT yesterday I had some inspiration. I was going through all my emails from yahoo crochet groups that I belong to and read a question about a coaster pattern for a wine glass. So I thought, why can't I do this?? It seems easy enough. I have designed a pumpkin hat before, but thats it. And although I thought it was adorable, I still didn't think I could design anything else. But I gave it a try and it was quick and easy and pretty nice I think. So....heres my first design entry for my blog!


by Melanie Blake

Materials used:

Bernat Softee Baby sport weight yarn, small amount white
Size G (4.5mm) hook

Stitches used:

V-st: [dc, ch1, dc] in stitch indicated



Ch 4, join with sl st to 4th ch from hook to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3(counts as first dc and ch 1 throughout), dc. V-st 5 times around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (6 V-st)

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Dc in sp between next 2 dc. [V-st in next V- st, dc in sp between next 2 dc] around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (6 V-st and 6 dc)

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch 1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Sk next dc, V-st in next dc. [Sk next dc, V- st in next V-st, sk next dc, V-st in next dc] around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (12 V-st)

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2. (12 V-st and 12 dc). Fasten off.

Top Pieces (make 2)

Ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc. V-st 2 times. (3 V-st)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. [V-st in next V-st, dc between next 2 dc] 2 times. V- st in next V-st. Dc in last st. (3 V-st, 3 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. V-st in next V-st. [Sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, V-st in next V-st] 2 times. Dc in last st. (5 V-st and 2 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc. [V-st in next V-st, dc between next 2 dc] 5 times. Dc in last st. (5 V-st and 7 dc)

Joining Round:

Holding all pieces with wrong sides together and both top pieces forming a circle, making sure to match stitches, and working through all loops, [sc, ch 3] in each st and ch sp around. Begin at the top going through all 3 pieces with a sc in matching sts, ch 3, then continue working through remaining top piece and bottom piece until both top pieces meet again half way through, then repeat this.

Well, thats it! I hope you like it. Now I have inspiration to do more things! I'm thinking of a Valentines hat for a little girl. I'm going to get working on it!

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Anonymous said...

Your Glass Slipper is too perfect. I'm going to make up some for my kids, using colours that match their decor, so, when they are having parties, the mess is reduced, and each guest will know which glass is theirs. (For some reason, they are both into Martini parties - James Bond would be proud!)

RachelR said...

Are you sure it won't tip over?
It would have to be SO flat on the bottom.
I'd would test it on some inexpensive glassware before I used the crystal...

mama24boyz said...

You know what? I have honestly never tested them. So ya, definitely test them on cheap wine glasses first!! These were my first designs that I did cuz someone asked.

EmmaLemmon47 said...

That is a wonderful glass slipper. I expected to find something crocheted for a princess' foot, but that is much nicer! Welcome to blogging. I never thought I would do this, however, here I am, on blogger.com. Enjoy. I also have 4 boys, all grown up, though (32, 36, 38, and 40!! Love 'em. Wouldn't have it any other way. I had foster daughters and god-daughters so filled my need for girly things!! Good luck to you and thanks for sharing.

Yvonne Claire said...

Giving your pattern a go over Christmas here in God's country.

mlcorbello said...

Cute pattern. Looks easy. I'm going to make some today though I have only some cotton yarn. I'll let you know how it works.

bee said...

Hello I'm new to crocheting been doing it for 2 tests now do still a newbie. I love these glass slippers I'm going. to give them a whirl for us ladies for our summer holiday. Have you any funky beer mat coasters for thr men in our lives I can't leave them out ?
Thank you