25 April 2016

Rock and Troll Monday


Time to dance! Time to get your Troll shoes on and take warm advantage of spring!

This week I'm sharing a fun little, and I mean really little, project to go with the Rock and Troll pattern in this year's 2016 pdf snowflake booklet Sea Quell, benefiting the fight against multiple sclerosis, available only via tax-deductible donation of at least $15 in my dear husband's name here or my name here.

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I do currently have plans for another Mother's Day snowflake deviation for next week, and I'd vowed to return to snowflakes in May. But my husband inspired yet another little Troll outfit, and I may have to share that the Monday after Mother's Day and THEN go back to snowflakes. Unless Troll accessories ideas keep popping up!

No, no, no, I can't let that happen. We need to focus back on snowflakes because soon it will be too hot to snow here, and the only way I'll get my weekly snowflake fix is if I make snowflakes.

This week's pattern also makes up cute jewelry. Don't you just love versatile patterns?!?




You may do whatever you'd like with flip flops and or flip flop jewelry you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: 1.25 inches long, .75 inches wide at widest point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in two colors (scraps, odds and ends are sufficient for this project), size 7 crochet hook, all-purpose glue

NOTE: This project includes small parts that could be swallowed by children who put things in their mouths.

Troll Flip Flop Instructions


Shoe Bottom (make 2 for Troll shoes)

NOTE: Rounds do not necessarily start and end in the same place.

With flip flop sole color, ch 8.

Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 5 sc in last sc, working around on other side, 1 sc in each of next 5 ch, do not join. (18 sc)

Round 2: Working in the round, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, do not join. (25 st)
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 st, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in each of next 3 st, 1 sc in each of next 6 st, do not join. (30 st)

NOTE: For jewelry, next Round may be omitted if desired.

Round 4: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 st, 2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in each of next 5 dc, 2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in each of next 9 st; bind off. Weave in ends.




















Strap

Finish for Troll Flip Flops: With shoe strap color, ch 10, 1 dc around post of 4th Round 3 dc for Left Foot or 6th Round 3 dc for Right Foot, ch 10, sl st in 3rd Round 4 sc right of inc on left side of shoe bottom; turn. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch, draw up loop through next ch, through dc and through next ch, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (sc dec made), 1 sc in each of next 9 ch; bind off. Pull one tail end through 3rd Round 4 sc left of sc inc on right side of shoe bottom, and tie knot with other tail. Weave in both ends into strap. Dab a drop of glue onto strap to secure ends and gently massage into strap. Optionally dab 2 or 3 drops of glue onto shoe bottom and massage into thread to secure ends and to stiffen shoe bottom. Finger shape shoe bottom flat. Shoe to be stiffened may be pinned flat if desired. If not stiffening shoe bottom, dab a drop of glue on shoe bottom thread ends to secure. Allow all glue to dry thoroughly.

Finish for Flip Flops Jewelry: With shoe strap color, ch 10, 1 dc around post of center Round 3 dc, ch 10, sl st in 3rd Round 4 sc right of inc on left side of shoe bottom; turn. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch, draw up loop through next ch, through dc and through next ch, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (sc dec made), 1 sc in each of next 9 ch; bind off. Pull one tail end through 3rd Round 4 sc left of sc inc on right side of shoe bottom, and tie knot with other tail. Weave in both ends into strap. Dab a drop of glue onto strap to secure ends and gently massage into strap. Optionally dab 2 or 3 drops of glue onto shoe bottom and massage into thread to secure ends and to stiffen shoe bottom. Finger shape shoe bottom flat. Shoe to be stiffened may be pinned flat if desired. If not stiffening shoe bottom, dab a drop of glue on shoe bottom thread ends to secure. Allow all glue to dry thoroughly.







1 comment :

  1. The trolls sure are living it up. Soon they'll be ready to go out on the town

    ReplyDelete


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