size J crochet hook (I for smaller pair)
Gauge: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn. 5 sts and 5 rows = 2". (Women's: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn, 3 sts and 3 rows = - 1")
Please note that both sizes are worked using 2 strands of yarn.
Pattern is written for a Men's size slipper with changes for Women's in parenthesis.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc info 2nd ch from hook to form a circle. Mark last st of this rnd with a pin, then move pin to mark the end of each succeeding rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 3 sc into each sc around: you should have 15 sc.
Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around: 20 Sc.
Rnd 4: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 3sc, rep from * around 25 sc.
Work even on 25 sc for 14 (12) rnds more. Do not finish off.
Back: Ch 11. Note: This is where I switched from red to black
Row 1: Using both loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch; sc in each of next 25 sc; sc in each ch on opposite side of beg ch; ch 1, trun.
You should have 45 sc.
From now on, sc in the back loop (loop away from you) of each sc.
Rows 2-9: Sc in back loop of each sc across; ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 20 sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 1 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 20 sc, ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 19 sc, dec over next 2 sts, work 1 sc, dec, sc in each of next 19 sc, ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 18 (15) Sc, dec, work 1 Sc, dec, sc in each of next 18 sc; ch 1, turn.
Finishing: Fold back section in half, carefully matching sts. Sl St inside loops of sides tog. Finish off