Megamind’s Bat Slippers

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Megamind has the coolest bat slippers ever.  So of course I had to recreate them!

Materials
– Red Heart Super Saver in Black and Red
– H Hook

Gauge
– The first four rounds of the main slipper should be about 3.25 inches across

Notes
– There is only one size for this pattern: adult woman’s about an 8 or 9 shoe size. However, the basic slipper is really easy to adapt.
– I prefer the “wrongside” of hdc, the side away from you as you work it in the round, as the outside of the slipper. The only time this actually matters is when doing the heel and I have notes for this part.

Basic Slipper Pattern (make two)
– With black, chain 4 and join into a ring
Round 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as a stitch throughout), 10 hdc in ring, join to top of 1st hdc (10)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join (20)
Round 3: Ch 1, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around, join (30)
Round 4: Ch 1, (hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join (40)

– Work 16 rounds of hdc, joining at the end of each round, or until you have reached where you want to put the heel
– Chain 20, Skip 20 and slst in the next (21st) stitch. This becomes the new start of round.
– Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and ch around, join (40) Note: Be careful of the slst marking the old start of round. To avoid a gap, you may wish to hdc it together with the first chain
– Ch 1, hdc around, join
– Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each hdc around, join to top of chain 3
– Ch 1, fpsc around chain 3 at start of previous round, ch 1 (counts as starting fpdc), (bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc) around, ending with a bpdc. Join to top of “starting fpdc” and FO

Note: Regardless of which side you prefer out, make sure the “front” side of the hdc is facing outward. If you prefer the backside to be facing out you will probably need to turn the slipper inside out.

– Join black to the opening for the heel.
– Ch 1, hdc 40 sts around opening, join (40)
– Ch 1, (hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog) around, join (30)
– Ch 1, hdc in ea st around, join
– Ch 1, (hdc in next st, hdc2tog) around, join (20)
– Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join (10)
– FO and sew the gap closed in a line across the heel

Bat Wings (make 4)
Note that you are to turn at the end of each row
– With black, chain 6
– Working along the backside of the chain, sc 5 (5)
– Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog (5)
– Ch 3, 2 sc along chain, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st (8)
– Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ignore rest of row (5)
– Ch 3, 2 sc along chain, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (6)
– FO

Sew to sides of slippers

Eyes (make 4)
– With red, chain 9
– Working along the backside of the chain: slst 2, sc, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc
– FO and tie end tail to start tail to make edge a little pointier

Sew to front of slippers

School Bus Bank

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Materials:

  • Plastic Canvas (for internal frame)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn in yellow and grey (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Worsted Weight yarn scraps for embroidery
  • H hook or hook needed for gauge
  • Small amount of fiber fill
  • Buttons

Building the Frame

The frame is built from plastic canvas.  You will need to cut out five pieces to the following dimensions:

  • Front & Back (so cut out two): 2″ x 1.5″
  • Sides (cut out two): 1.5″ x 4″
  • Bottom: 2″ x 4

Now we stitch it together into the shape of a box.  I used some yarn and simply whip stitched it together through the edge rows.  It doesn’t have to be pretty as it will be hidden.

 

The Actual Crocheting

Unless otherwise noted, at end of rows chain 1 and turn.

GAUGE: Finished bottom panel should be the same size as the bottom of the frame.  Actually, all panels should match their frame counterparts, just the bottom one is the simplest and the largest, so if it fits the others should as well.

Bottom:

– With yellow, chain 8
– Working into the back bump of the chain, sc along chain (7 sc)
– Sc 15 rows
– FO

Sides (make 2)

– With yellow, chain 15
– RS: Working into the back bump of the chain, sc along chain (14 sc)
– Sc 1 row
– Slip stitch along row in the front loops only
– FO yellow
– With the right side facing, join grey to the first free loop on the last row of sc
– Sc along the free loops to end of row (14 sc)
– Sc 3 rows
– Fo

Front

– With yellow, chain 8
– Working into the back bump of the chain, sc along chain (7 sc)
– Sc 2 rows
– FO yellow and join grey
– Sc 2 rows
– Fo grey and join yellow
– Sc 1 row
– FO

Top

– With yellow, chain 8
– Working into the back bump of the chain, sc along chain (7 sc)
– Sc 3 rows
– Split: Sc 2, ch 1 & turn (2 sc)
– Sc 6 more rows
– FO yellow
– Skip 3 stitches from the split and join yellow.
– Sc 7 rows
– Sc 2, chain 3, sc 2 on other half to close central hole
– Sc 4 rows (7 sc)
– FO

Back

– With yellow, chain 8
– RS: Working into the back bump of the chain, sc along chain (7 sc)
– Sc 2 rows
– FO yellow and join grey
– Sc 1, sc 1 in flo, sc 3, sc 1 flo, sc 1
– RS: Sc 1 row
– FO grey and join yellow
– Sc 1, sc 1 in flo, sc 3, sc 1 flo, sc 1
– FO
– * Holding piece with right side face, take note of the four free loops, two at the bottom of the window and two and the top. Join yellow to on of the bottom free loops.
– Chain 2
– Slip stitch in the free loop directly above
– FO
– Repeat from * for the other pair

Assembly
Weave in ends on all pieces. Embroider warning lights onto front, and do any other embroidery you wish. Stitch together sides, front, back, and bottom into an open topped box. Slide frame inside, then stitch the top onto the box.

Outer Flap

– With one of the sides facing, join yellow to the first slip stitch.
– Chain 2 (counts as a dc), dc in next sc, (ch 2, skip 2 slst, dc in next slst) 4 times, dc once more in last slst (15 sts)
– Sc 2 rows
– Sc in flo
– sc 3 rows
– Slst 6 loosely, chain 3, skip 3, slst 6 loosely
– Sc 4 rows
– Sc blo
– Sc 1 row, chain 3 and turn
– Dc into 2nd sc (chain counts as first dc), (ch 2, skip 2, dc in next st) 4 times, dc in last st
– Sc 2 rows
– Button holes: Slst 2, ch 3, slst 5, ch 3, slst 6, ch 3, slst 2
– Fo

Weave in ends. Fold flap over to find the spots to sew on buttons, then sew on buttons.

Front Thingy

Note: “Inc” means to put 2 sc in next st, I’m lazy.

– With yellow, chain 6
– Sc 5 along chain, turn and sc 5 along other side of chain, join (10 sc)
– Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 3, inc in next two stitches, sc 3, inc, join (14 sc)
– Ch 1, inc, sc 5, inc in next two stitches, sc 5, inc, join (18 sc)
– Ch 1, sc in ea st around, join
– Ch 1, sc in ea st around, join
– FO

Embroider on headlights and grill. Sew to front of bus, stuffing lightly.

If desired, sew on some big black buttons to create wheels.

Voila! Bus!