Although I could easily crochet the crocs as they are, I’m going to knit the St Louis Boots, then incorporate the crochet “croc tops” for this project, because I can’t be away from my knitting that long!
See combined project Croc Boot Slippers
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for “crochet terms” here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K sts on all rows.
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 , repeat from-.
Row 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd row.
Piece is first worked back and forth and then in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 42-44-46 sts on needle size 6 mm/US 10 with Eskimo. K4 rows, then work in SEED ST with 5 sts in garter st in each side - see explanation above.
Work back and forth until piece measures 15 cm/6”. Bind off the first 5 sts = 37-39-41 sts.
Now keep the first 9-11-11 sts on the needle (= middle piece), slip the remaining 28-28-30 sts on a stitch holder. Continue in seed st back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row cast on 1 new st in each side (edge st) = 11-13-13 sts.
When 7-8½-10 cm/2¾”-3¼”-4” have been worked, bind off 1 edge st in each side = 9-11-11 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 6 mm/US 10 and pick up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle piece inside 1 edge st (do not pick up over the 5 sts in garter st that have been bound off)= 61-67-73 sts on needle.
Now measure piece from here and work in the round on double pointed needles.
Insert 1 marker mid front of toes and 1 marker mid back on heel. Continue in the round in seed st for 2 cm/ ¾”.
Then work in stockinette - AT THE SAME TIME K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round) continue dec until section in stockinette measures 3-3-4 cm/1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1½”, bind off.
Sew tog seam mid under foot in outermost sts to avoid a chunky seam.
Knit another slipper, but now bind off the last 5 sts, then keep the last 9-11-11 sts on needle, slip the remaining 28-28-30 sts on a stitch holder. Then work as first slipper.
Place the 5 sts in garter st on leg on top of each other and sew on three buttons through both layers.