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ISO: Pattern help
lkk wrote in weloveamigurumi
I’m looking for some help with this free on-line crochet pattern: Lily the Christmas Elf.

I’m confused about the making the shoe’s heel. The shoe begins at the toe and works in the round to form a cone. Then, without breaking the yarn, half the circumference is worked in 3 rows. The yarn is then fastened off. The pattern then says to “Fold back of shoe in half to form Heel. Sew back Heel seam.” This is the part I don’t understand. Fold in half how? Vertically by bringing the left and right edges together? Horizontally by bringing the top row down to the bottom row? Sew a seam where? How far?

After the seam is sewn, the yarn is joined in at the top of the shoe and another shoe round is made followed by the leg rounds. I’ve looked through the finished projects photos. Unfortunately, none of the photos show the back of the shoe or mention how the heel was sewn.

Any suggestions? Thoughts? Help??

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I took a peek at the pattern. It seems to me that the half-rounds are a flap that form the back of the foot/shoe, and the seam is between the sides of the flap and the top of the cone, still leaving most of it open, but facing 90 degrees from the original cone opening. Does that make sense to you?

Yes, it makes perfect sense. Much better than anything I came up with. And much much better than what the pattern told me to do. (Which was next to nothing, IMO.) Thank you for taking the time to look & get back to me!

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