Hey everyone! I’m Lizfaerie and today I’m
going to show you how to finish making these doll shoes. This is the second part of my
doll shoes tutorial. If you missed that tutorial, click the link on the screen to find it, because
you’ll need the basic sneakers I made in that video to make these. In this part of the tutorial,
I’m going to show you how to make the tongue of the sneakers, how to make laces for your
shoes, and how to make a cap for the toe of the shoe, like I did for these sneakers. This
pattern is easy to customize to any size doll. But I’ll be making mine to fit these 2 different
dolls, my realistic body doll, and my basic doll. Some other things you’ll need for this tutorial
are: A crochet hook. You can use any size you like,
I’m going to use a size E (3.5 mm) A pair of scissors
A yarn needle to sew the tongue to the shoe, and to sew the laces in
You’ll need some yarn to make the tongue and the toe cap of the shoe. You should use the
same yarn you used to make the upper part of the shoe to make the tongue, and the same
color you used to make the sole of the shoe to make the toe cap. I used worsted weight
“Cherry Red” from Red Heart Soft to make the tongue of the shoes, and I used “White”
from Caron Simply Soft for the toe cap. But you can use any color you like.
If you want, you could make laces for your shoes out of crochet thread. For my laces,
I’ll be using some White crochet thread from Auntie Lydia brand.
If you’d like a written pattern for these doll shoes, you can find one in my Ravelry
store. The link is in the description below. So I’m going to make the tongue of the shoe
next. To do this, I’m going to create a foundation chain the width I want the tongue of the shoe
to be. For my foundation, I’m just going to chain 2, but you can chain as many as you
want if you made a larger size; for this one, I chained 4 for the foundation. So I’m going
to make a slip knot, then chain 2. Next I’m going to chain 1, and that’s going to count
as the 1st stitch of the row, so I’ll mark it with my bobby pin. Then I’m going to single
crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook. And that’s going to complete my row, since I just
had 2 chains for the foundation. If you made a larger size, though, single crochet into
the remaining chains of the foundation. Next I’m going to chain 1 for the first stitch
of the next row. Then I’m going to single crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook. And
that’s going to end the row. Again, if you made a larger size, single crochet into the
remaining stitches in the row. Keep making more rows like that until the tongue reaches
the right length. I did 8 rows total to make the tongue. When you get to the right length,
chain 1 to end the row. Cut off a long tail, and use that tail to sew the tongue to the
front of the shoe. Alright, now the tongue is sewn on. Next I’m
going to make the laces. I’m going to use some crochet thread to do this. I’ve cut some
crochet thread to be way longer than I need for the laces, so that I can trim the ends
when I’m done. This’ll just make it easier to tie the shoes. So I’m just going to use
my yarn needle to sew the laces through the front of the shoe. There’s lots of ways you
could do this, I’m just going to do it by crossing the laces. I’m going to start by
making one long stitch under the tongue of the shoe. So I’m going to insert my needle
through the inside of the shoe, under the tongue on one side. And I’m going to leave
a long tail on this side, so that I can do the other side later. Then put the needle
back through to the inside of the shoe, on the other side of the tongue. Bring the needle
out, and cross it over to the other side. Then place I t through the inside of the shoe
again, along the side at the bottom of the tongue, just a little higher that where I
already placed this stitch. I’m also going to make sure to leave the other side of the
laces out, so it doesn’t get stuck inside the shoe. so it makes a zigzag line. I’m going
to do this 2 more times, to create a zigzag line up to the top of the shoe with one side
of the lace. So cross over, and stitch a little higher than the last stitch, through the other
side. Try to space out your stitches evenly, so that it looks a little neater. And then
cross over, and stitch a little higher through the other side. And make sure your last stitch
is at the very top on one side. And then I’m going to do the same thing with the other
lace on the opposite sides from the stitches I’ve already placed, to fill in the stitches
on the other side of the tongue. I’m just going to cross over each of those stitches,
and push the needle through the inside of the shoe. And if it doesn’t look perfectly
clean, feel free to undo some of those stitches, and redo them again, just to make sure that
you get that clean cross shape. When I’m done, I’m going to use my hook to
tighten the laces. Then I’m going to tie the laces in a shoelace knot. And when I’m done
fixing the knot, I’ll trim each side, so they’re about the same length. If you want to, you can make a toe cap for
the shoe. To do that, create a slip knot, and chain 3. And that 3rd chain is going to
count as the 1st stitch of the row, so I’m going to mark it with my bobby pin. Then I’m
going to single crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook. Then single crochet 4 more times
in that chain, so that I have a total of 5 stitches.
To start the next row, I’m going to chain 1 for the 1st stitch
and single crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook. Then I’m going to increase the stitch
I just worked into. So single crochet again into that stitch. And then increase the next
2 stitches of the row. Alright, I’ve finished with 3 increases. Now just single crochet
in the last stitch of the row. This is going to be my last row of increase.
If you made a a larger size, keep adding rows of 3 increase per row until you get to the
size you want for the toe of the shoe; keep repeating that pattern of chaining 1 for the
1st stitch. Then increase by the next number. In the last row, I increased every stitch
in the middle. In the next row, you would increase every 2nd stitch in the middle, then
in the next row every 3rd stitch in the middle, then every 4th stitch in the middle, and so
on. Until you reach the last stitch of the row, then single crochet again in that stitch.
Keep adding rows like that until you reach the size you want for the toe of the shoe.
But I’m not going to do that for mine. Next, add rows of single crochet until you
reach the length you want for the toe of the shoe. I single crocheted for 3 more rows.
At the end of the last row, chain 1 to end the row. Cut off a long tail of yarn, and
use that tail to sew the toe cap onto the toe of the shoe. Then sew in the ends. And now the shoes are finished. I hope you
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