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Crochet Animal Slippers
Brighten up your day with a bit of unicorn magic! They say unicorns are uncatchable, but you can make your own unicorn slippers that will keep your toes warm and your eyes sparkling.

STITCH SUMMARY
Ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, sc2tog
(or invisible decrease), magic ring (optional), join

SKILLS
Working in rows and in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing
SKILLS
Working in rows and in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing

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  • Step 1

    Ears
    Make 2 for each slipper. Work in spiral rounds from the top down, using MC and a 4.25mm (G) hook. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of each round as you go.
    KIDS – S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a ring (or start with a magic ring)
    Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 5 sc in ring; do not join now and throughout = 5 sts
    Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st of previous rnd, 2 sc in next 4 sts = 10 sts
    Rnds 3 – 4: Sc in each st around = 10 sts
    Rnd 5: [Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times = 12 sts
    Rnds 6 – 7: Sc in each st around = 12 sts
    Rnd 8: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 4 times = 8 sts
    Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    ADULTS – S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a ring (or start with a magic ring)
    Rnds 1 – 4: Same as for Kids
    Rnd 5: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st]
    5 times = 15 sts
    Rnds 6 – 8: Sc in each st around = 15 sts
    Rnd 9: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 5 times = 10 sts
    Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mane
    Make 2 sets of spirals for each slipper. Work in rows with CC2 and a 4.25mm (G) hook.
    KIDS — S, M, L
    Row 1: (RS) Ch 13, 2 sc in second ch from hook (the skipped ch does not count as a st), 2 sc in each of next 11 chs; *do not break off yarn and do not turn** = 24 sts
    Row 2: Same as Row 1, omitting instructions from * to **
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    ADULTS — S, M, L
    Row 1: (RS) Ch 16, 2 sc in second ch from hook (the skipped ch does not count as a st), 2 sc in each of next 14 chs; *do not break off yarn and do not turn** = 30 sts
    Row 2: Same as Row 1, omitting instructions from * to **
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cheeks
    Make 2 for each slipper. Work in the round with CC3 and a 4.25mm (G) hook.
    KIDS — S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a ring (or start with a magic ring)
    Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 8 hdc in ring; join = 8 sts
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    ADULTS — S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a ring (or start with a magic ring)
    Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 12 dc in ring; join = 12 sts
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 4

    Horn
    Make 1 for each slipper. Work in spiral rounds from the bottom up, using CC1 and a 3.75mm (F) hook. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of each round as you go.
    KIDS – S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 12, sl st in last ch from hook to form a ring, being careful not to twist the chain
    Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same ch as join, sc in next 11 chs; do not join now and throughout = 12 sts
    Rnd 2: Sc in first st of previous rnd, sc in next 11 sts = 12 sts
    Rnds 3 – 4: Sc in each st around = 12 sts
    Rnd 5: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 3 times = 9 sts
    Rnds 6 – 8: Sc in each st around = 9 sts
    Rnd 9: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 3 times = 6 sts
    Rnds 10 – 12: Sc in each st around = 6 sts
    Rnd 13: [Sc2tog] 2 times, skip st, sl st in last st, ch 45 = 3 sts and ch-45 tail
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
    ADULTS – S, M, L
    To beg: Ch 15, sl st in last ch from hook to form a ring, being careful not to twist the chain
    Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as
    a st), sc in same ch as join, sc in next 14 chs; do not join now and throughout = 15 sts
    Rnd 2: Sc in first st of previous rnd, sc in next 14 sts = 15 sts
    Rnds 3 – 4: Sc in each st around = 15 sts
    Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 3 times = 12 sts
    Rnds 6 – 8: Sc in each st around = 12 sts
    Rnd 9: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 3 times = 9 sts
    Rnds 10 – 12: Sc in each st around = 9 sts
    Rnd 13: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 3 times = 6 sts
    Rnds 14 – 16: Sc in each st around = 6 sts
    Rnd 17: [Sc2tog] 2 times, skip st, sl st in last st, ch 60 = 3 sts and ch-60 tail
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 5
    Step 5

    FINISHING HORN

    Stuff the horn firmly, using a chopstick or the tips of scissors for pushing polyester stuffing into the horn. Wrap the long chain tail in spiral motion around the horn from the top down, applying fabric glue along the back side of the chain as you go (fig 1).

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you reach the bottom edge, attach the end of the chain to the horn with a stitch marker and allow the glue to dry (fig 2).

    NOTE:
    Be sure to check instructions on the glue label and test your fabric glue prior to using.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Star
    Make 1 for each slipper. Work
    in the round with CC1, using a 3.75mm (F) hook for Kids’ sizes or 4.25mm (G) hook for adults’ sizes.
    To beg: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook to form a ring (or start with a magic ring)
    Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), [sc in ring, ch 3, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch] 5 times; join = 5 star points
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finishing Slippers
    Position the cheeks on each side of the slipper, approximately 1 row away from the gusset curve (fig 3). Backstitch around onto the slipper using the long CC3 tail from each cheek. Fasten off and weave in
    the ends.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread the tapestry needle with CC4 and stitch smiley eyes above the cheeks (see Useful Information: Sewing Techniques), placing the inner edge of each eye by the gusset seam (fig 4). Fasten off and weave in the ends.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 10
    Step 10

    Position the horn in the center
    of the gusset by the edge and whipstitch around onto the slipper using the long CC1 tail from the horn (fig 5). Fasten off and weave in the end.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 11
    Step 11

    Position the ears right up against the horn on each side and whipstitch around the bottom edge onto the slipper using the long MC tail from each ear (figs 6 and 7).

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fasten off and weave in the ends.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 13
    Step 13

    To finish the mane, position the first piece with 2 spirals in front of the ear. Using the long CC2 tail, whipstitch across the raw edge
    to the horn (fig 8). Fasten off and weave in the end.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 14
    Step 14

    Position the second piece with 2
    spirals behind the same ear. Using
    the long CC2 tail, whipstitch across
    the raw edge to the slipper (fig 9).
    Fasten off and weave in the end.

  • How to make a slipper. The Starry Unicorn Slippers - Step 15
    Step 15

    Position the star by the ear without a mane, in front or behind the ear. Using the long CC1 tail from the star, backstitch around the edge and whipstitch in each corner to keep the points of the star nice and sharp (fig 10). Fasten off and weave in the end.

    Finish your second slipper in the same manner but mirroring the placement of the mane and star.

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