***Updated 12/24/11***I had to make a 9.5 wide so I found the measurements here for length and here for width. So start by determining what measurements you need and work accordingly.
I/9-hook, worsted weight yarn
Working with 2 strands together in the color you want the sole of your slipper.
2 sc in 2nd chain, sc in next 4 chain, 2 sc in last, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Keep increasing rows by putting 2 sc in first and last sc until you get desired width, (I went to 12 sc. to get 4.1 inches.) Continue adding rows until you get to last 2 inches.
Sc2tog, sc in ea. sc until last 2 sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn, continue until you have sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog, tie off.
With 1 strand
sc around the sole, join with ss, ch 1 turn
In back loop only, sc in ea. sc, join, tie off.
This is where you will change color if you want the slipper to be a different color than the sole.
Row 1-in back loop only, sc in ea. sc, join, ch 1, turn
Row 2- in both loops, sc in ea. sc, join, ch 1, turn
Find the front center 33 sc and mark with stitch markers.
Row 3- sc in ea. sc till you get to the marked stitches, ss in those, back loop only, sc in the rest, join, ch 1, turn.
Row 4- repeat row 3
Row 5/6- sc 1, sc2tog, sc in ea. sc, ch ,1 turn when you get to ss,
sc in ea. sc till you get to the last 3, sc2tog, sc in last sc, join, ch 1
see picture, DO NOT TURN
sc 1 sc2tog, sc in ea. sc ch 1, turn when you get to ss,
sc in each sc till you get to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, join, tie off.
Top: ***see note below***
Find center 7 ss at toe, working from right to left with the toe of slipper facing you. ~ With toe end facing you, find the 7 slip stitches at the center front of the top edge of the toe end. Beginning on right hand side, join yarn with a a slip stitch in back (inside) loop of the first of the 7 central slip stitches.
Row 1- In back loop only, join with ss at first of 7 center, hdc in next, sc in next 2, hdc in next, ss in next 2, turn, ~ at the first of the seven center join your strand of yarn with a slip stitch then work a half double in the next slip stitch, work a single in the next 2 slip stitches, half double in next then slip stitch in the next 2 slip stitches. Now your first row will have 7 stitches- (ss, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, ss, ss) this row is in back loop only
Row 2- *in both loops* sc in hdc, sc in ea. sc across, sc in joining ss, skip next back loop only (inside loop) ss on top edge, ss in next 2 ss , turn, ~ this row you are going to skip over the 2 ss you did in row 1 and work a single in the half double and single crochet in the next 4 stitches, skip the next slip stitch (from top edge) and slip stitch in the next 2 slip stitches in back loop only, only the slip stitches are in back loop
Row 3- sc in each sc, sc in joining sc, skip first ss, ss in next 2 ss (blo), turn ~so now you are doing the same thing as row 2 skipping the slip stitches and working singles across, skipping the next slip stitch from the top edge then working slip stitches in the next 2
Continue repeating rows till you have reached end of ss.
Add 3 rows of sc to make "tongue" join,
ss all the way around opening of slipper, join, tie off, weave in ends.
There have been a lot of questions regarding the top of this slipper, I haven't had a chance to make them and re-write the pattern but this is what one of my reader suggested... I hope it helps.
"I started the way you did with the slip stitch, hdc, 2 sc, hdc and 2 ss in the back loops.
row 2: sc in 2nd ss and in the remaining stitches to the last ss. pull up a loop in both loops of the ss and in the inner loop of the slip stitch of the side row, yo and pull through all loops. (it's a sc2tog). ss in the inner loop of next 2 slip stitches from the side. (8 st)
row 3-4: repeat row 2. (9 st, 10 st)
row 5: skip first 2 sl, sc in 1st sc and in remaining st to last sc. sc2tog (2 lps of sc and inner lp of ss from the side row), ss in inner loops of next 2 ss from side row. (10 st, 8 sc and 2 ss)
repeat row 5 until you finish all the slip stitches on the side."
*Please note this is a new pattern and has not been tested and may contain typos. If you find any typos or have any questions please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.