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1st photo: Passo a passo tenis all star em croche = step by step instructions

for converse shoes in crochet

Clea 1000 Cotton thread in white, pink and red (using 2 threads
together) [1]
Hook 1.75mm [2]
Hook 1.25 mm (for the laces)
Stitches used (American / British):
Correntinha(corr) = chain (ch)
Ponto alto (pa) = double crochet (dc) / treble
Ponto baixo (pb) = single crochet (sc) / double crochet
Ponto baixissimo (pbx) = slip stitch (sl st / ss)
Meio ponto alto (mp) = half double crochet (hdc) / half treble
Note: when said to make 2 dc tog it means make them together in the
same stitch
2nd Photo:
Comear pela sola com fio branco = start from the sole using
white thread
1 carreira: 1st row: 14 ch + 1 ch to turn. Then 7sc , 6hdc. In the last ch make
9hdc and turn. Go back on the other side of the ch, making 6hdc and 6 sc. In
the last ch (where you made the first sc) make 4 sc. Fasten with sl st. Do not
2 carreira: 2nd row: work in circular rows. Ch3, 14 dc, *2dc tog, repeat from *
7 times; make 14 dc, 2dc tog, repeat * 2 times; sl st on ch3
3 carreira: 3rd row: ch3, 14dc, (2dc tog, 1dc) 3 times; (2dc tog) 3 times;
(1dc, 2dc tog) 3 times; 14 dc; (2dc) 6 times; sl st on ch3
3rd photo:
4 carreira: 4th row: Still using white thread, start making the sides, still
circular rows. Ch3 and 1 dc on each stitch. Fasten with sl st.
5 carreira e 6 carreira: 5th and 6th rows: repeat 4th row. Fasten of
7 carreira: 7th row: Using red thread make 1sc on each dc. Fasten of with sl
8 carreira: 8th row: Using white thread, make 1sc on each sc. Fasten of with
sl st.
Depois da 8 carreira: After the 8th row: between the 3rd row (sole) and the
4th row (side) make a row of sc on each stitch, to make the sole well defined.
Fasten of
4th photo:
(on the top picture): I do this way for the 9th row, starting from here (arrow
pints the red pin)

9 carreira: 9th row: use pink thread. See the picture to understand better.
Fold the work lengthways. Leave 7 gaps between the sc and start 25 dc with
pink thread. Since it is also divided on the other side, youll have 14 gaps in
front (where youll make dc in white at a later stage) and 50 for the sides in
pink. From now on, turn the work at the end of each row.
(on the picture in the middle): Youll do the 14 dc here for the front of the
10 carreira: 10th row: work back 50 sc
5th photo:
top picture: beginning of 11th row.
Second picture: end of 11th row
11 carreira: 11th row: at the end of 10th row, tunr your work, ch4 skip 2 sc
below and make 1dc on each sc (46); ch 4, skip 2 sc below, sc. Turn, making
1sl st in each ch
12 carreira: 12th row: 46 sc
13 carreira: 13th row: work as 11th row (youll have 42 dc)
14 carreira: 14th row: work as 12th row
15 carreira: 15th row: work as 11th row (youll have 38 dc). ATTENTION: If
youre comparing this translation against the original text, youll see that Josi
calls for 48 stitches, but if you look at the final picture here youll see that
the in each row theres a decrease of 4 stitches in each side, so here you
have 38 dc)
16 carreira: 16th row: work as 12th row
17 carreira: 17th row: work as 11th row (youll have 34 dc). Do not work the sl
st. Fasten of. You can make a few more rows if you want.
6th photo:
1 Front. Using white thread, ch 4, then 7 dc in the 4th ch from the hook. Ch3
and turn
2 2 dc tog in each dc (14 in total). Ch 2 and turn
3 1 sc in each dc then ch 1 and do 10 sc on the base of you semi-circle (as
shown by the top pink arrow)
4 After the 10sc, fasten of
5 Using the pink thread, make 10 dc on the 10 sc in white. Repeat to a total
of 7 rows and then 2 rows of 10 sc. Fasten of
6 The front (tongue) is ready, now it just needs to be sewn to the shoes.
7, 8 and 9 How to sew your shoes (just the white part)
7th photo
1 Using white thread, ch 4 and make 19 dc on the 4th ch from the hook.
Close with a sl st .
2 Make 1 sc on each dc, close with a sl st and fasten of
3 to 9 Thats how you make the star. You can use any colours you like.
10 Sew it on the side, where you find it easier.
11 Sewn.

8th photo
1 Now the laces. Use white thread, single and 1.25 hook. Ch 190, ch1 turn
and make 1 sc on each ch. Fasten of.
2 One side has the turning chain and the other has the beginning and
ending threads.
3 Pass a small thread through the turning chain (pink arrow). Use varnish
for crafts to make it stif, like real laces. Remember to let it dry completely
and wash the shoes before the first use!
4 to 6 Laces ready! Now just make the other one!