If you liked GoodKnits.com’s doublecrochet Mary Jane Slipper “recipe,” then I hope you’ll like me alterations. The holes in the other patter were too big for my giant little sausage toes so I played around and created a single crochet Mary Jane Slipper. Hubby Dearest calls them J-Me Choos.
Single Crochet J-Me Choos
Round 1: 8 DC into a magic loop [OR chain 4, slst to first chain, 8 DC into circle.]
Round 2: 2 SC into each stitch, slst into top of the first SC, ch 1. (16SC)
Round 3: SC into each stitch (16 SC), ch 1.
Round 4: 1 SC into same place, 2 SC into next st, *1 SC into next st, 2 SC into next* to the end, slst into top of the first SC, ch 1. (24SC)
Round 5: SC into each stitch (24 SC), ch 1.
Round 6: 1 SC into st and into the next, 2 SC into next st, *1 SC into each of the next 2, 2 SC into the next* to the end of the round, slst into top of the first SC, ch 1. (32SC). Note: if you need more narrow slippers, then decrease by increments of two single crochet.
Round 7: SC into each stitch (32 SC), ch 1.
Round 8-12: 1 SC into each st.
ROW 9: 1 SC into first 23 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Row 10-23: 1 SC into each stitch. Ch 1, turn. NOTE: THE LENGTH OF YOUR FOOT FROM TOE TO HEAL SHOULD DETERMINE HOW MANY ROWS YOU COMPLETE.
Row 24: SC into first 10 stitches, SC 3 tog, SC to end. Fasten off, leaving long tail to seam up heel. Fold slipper in half and seam up the back with hook and slip-stitch OR a tapestry needle and whip-stitch.
Join MC [Aunt J-ME thinks this means multi-colored; I just stuck with one color the first go-round] yarn at center back of slipper, above the heel.
SC into same spot and then SC down the side of the DCs of the slipper toward the toe. At the corner, sc3tog [together?].
DC into 5 DC of the slipper, then sc3tog at the next corner.
SC on the sides of the DCs of the slipper toward the heel, slst into first sc.
Make a second round of SC in MC yarn, if desired. Make sure to sc3tog in the "corners" by the toe area.
Make a third round of SC using CC [?] yarn. You can incorporate the loop closure while you're making the round or simply add a chain loop after you've finished the edging and button placement.