Ladies Slippers on a Loom Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Loom Knit Ladies Slippers Socks

Ladies Slippers

Loom Knit Ladies Slipper Socks

I was asked by one of my readers about knitting Mary Jane shoes on a loom. I wanted to help this beautiful lady that knits for charity ( I’m a sucker for charity knitters ) as well as the one that asked me for adult booties . I also wanted make a pattern that could be used for the The Pink Slipper Project. By merging those three requests I have come up with a Loom Knit Ladies Slippers pattern and video tutorial quick and easy enough for beginners.

Your main stitch through out this project will be your basic e-Wrap and 2 rows of Flat stitch. There is a little tiny bit of math and an itty bitty bit of sewing. But the kicker.. YOU’RE DONE IN 2 HOURS or less depending on how quick you flip your loops!

Scroll down to the bottom for pattern and video. Let me know your comments and questions in the comment section at the very end of the post. Love, Love, Love questions and comments. ALL are Big time appreciated.

Get your 24-peg loom, hook and  timer. I want to know how long it took YOU to make these cozy ladies slippers.

Ideas for the Ladies Slippers

The Baby Booty

Ladies SlippersIn March of 2015 one of the young ladies from our Facebook Fan page shared a picture of her baby booties. I just loved it. I really think the buttons did it for me. So for this pattern a button was a must have. The question then was where to place them on a Ladies Slippers. On the top like Tamairas or to the side.

She had also made a few mild adjustment to the original pattern which I thought made a huge difference.  I wrote a small post about the story behind her little slippers and her written pattern. To read them click HERE.

 

Mary Jane Shoes

Ladies SlippersThe idea of a loom knit pair of Mary Janes sounded extremely appealing to me. I figured that this simple and cutesy style of shoe lend itself very well as Ladies Slippers.I had seen it before as a needle and crochet project – why not on my trusty loom?

Well I would attempt the project for my loyal readers – wasn’t sure what I would end up with as a design. One thing I was forced to eliminate this time was the strap. Will do another design later on to include this detail … so stay tuned.

 

Ladies Slippers: Supplies, Notes and FREE Pattern

 

SUPPLIES:

Loom: 24-Peg. I used the Darice knitting loom

Loom Hook: Any hook will work. I used my Knifty Knitter with a rubber grip.

Yarn: 70-90 yards of any yarn #4 worsted weight or above. Make sure that it’s machine washable to make life easier. If you use worsted weight knit with 2 strands as 1.

Needles: Yarn Needle and Embroidery Needle ( if adding a button )

Ruler or Measuring Tape: You will need to measure the length of your foot.

Row counter: This is Optional. I used a a Hand Tally. Paid less than $2 and got free shipping.

 

PATTERN NOTES: How Many Rows ?

First things first: To know HOW MANY ROWS – YOU NEED TO MEASURE AND DO THE MATH

Foot

 

1. Stand up to measure you foot.

2. Divide the foot in 2 parts: foot / heel

3. Measure the foot – Measure the heel

3. Make a notation of the 2 measurements

4. You will multiply every 1 Inch by 4.

Note: There are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch.

 

Image Credit: Hayden Family Foot & Ankle Clinic, PLLC

You should have 2 numbers – 1 for your foot and 1 for your heel. These will help you know how many rows for YOUR Ladies Slippers.

MY Example: I’m a shorty with a tiny foot. Mine measures 9 inches, 4 for my foot, 5 for my heel.

The math 4×4=16 (foot) and 5×4=20.(feet).  16 Rows for my foot and then 20 Rows for my heel – BUT…

VERY important: So that your Ladies Slippers don’t fit like boats – Subtract 1 inch off (4 Rows) of the foot part.

So for my slippers I knit 12 Rows for my foot and then 20 Rows for my heel. Looks Small – Fit Perfect.

FOR A SHOE SIZE CONVERSION ( US and UK )  CHART: Click HERE

Now You Can Start Knitting

 

 

The Pattern for Ladies Slippers

 

CAUTION: These slippers can be dangerous on some surfaces. See suggestions at the end of the pattern to help them grip better.

The Pattern is Free on this Website. To Buy a Printable PDF through Craftsy: Click HERE

 

Ladies Slippers

 

 

Mark your loom. From the Anchor Peg ( the lonely one sticking out from the base ) count 3 pegs from the right and 3 pegs to the left. You will not be knitting those 6 pegs for now. You will knit 18 pegs as a flat panel.

 

The Heel

Cast-on 18 pegs: Warp the 18 pegs. Use the Flat Stitch for the cast-on row.

Row 1 for heel : e-Wrap knit 18 pegs

Now continue to knit your flat panel until you’ve reached the number of rows needed for your heel ( Do the math – see “Pattern Notes: How Many” above )

 

The Foot

Row 1 for foot:  Now wrap all your pegs including the empty ones. You will use the e-Wrap knit stitch for the ones with 2 loops and the Flat Stitch for 6 more pegs.

Now continue to knit in the round until you’ve reached the number of rows needed for your foot. ( Do the math – see “Pattern Note: How Many” above )

 

Cast-off

Use the Gathered Method . As if you were closing a hat.

Now tighten the first row of knitting. This is optional.

Sew-up the heel part of your project. Round of the bottom of heel by folding the pointy part and sewing it flat.

YOUR LADIES SLIPPER IS DONE !

Decorate any way you like.

 

Suggestions:

CAUTION: These slippers can be dangerous on some surfaces.

1. I suggest cutting out a sole for your slippers out of leather , shoe insoles or stiff felt. Sew or glue the sole onto the slippers. If you used felt add little dots with something like Puffy paint for fabric.

2. Because you will be walking around in these its a good idea to ScotchGard your work. There is a version just for fabric that works well for knit wear.

3. If you plan to add a button. Instead of looking for matching thread – just unwrap the yarn you used (most yarns are 4-ply) and use a 2-ply thread of the yarn with a large needle to sew on the button. Note that your yarn needle doesn’t fit the holes of the average button.

 

The Video for Ladies Slippers

It’s a good idea to watch the video completely from start to finish before starting your project. This practice helps you be more confident that the pattern is doable and gives you a heads up on each step before it happens.

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Comments: 72

  1. Lisa Morse October 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I love the ladies slippers. Is there a way to adapt them to fit toddlers and babies?

    • Denise Canela October 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Not with the 5 inch – 24 peg loom or this basic pattern. For a small baby you can use the flower loom

  2. Catherine Williams September 28, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Love this pattern, this type of slipper so comfy can’t wait to try it. I have just bought knitting looms,couldn’t believe how easy it was to make a simple scarf! I have always been more of a sewer than a knitter, only mastered the basic stitches and simple things like hats and scarves.These days using knitting needles plays havoc with my arthritic joints, i raise funds for a hedgehog rescue so am always looking for hedgehog patterns ,haven’t found any i can do on my looms yet,so would be grateful for any ideas.That nonslip rubber mesh you can buy by the roll is easily cut to any size or shape could be used to make slippers nonslip.

    • Denise Canela October 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Catherine – Hedgehogs are so cute ! KB has a pattern – didn’t check out the pattern to much – but you MIGHT be able to use your current loom – not sure – anyway here is a link to that pattern: Click HERE

  3. elaine July 12, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    hello, I stumbled on to your video of making the mary jane sock slipper, I made one today, and it turned out nice, what I want to know is If i wanted to add a small strap to go across the foot, to sew on to each side, how many peg on the loom would i need, , I know to measure across the foot and you mentioned that 4 rows is once inch, will have to go to the craft store in the morning and find the stiff felt as it is slippery .

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Elaine, I haven’t tried this but if I were to make a strap I would just do an I-cord. I would suggest a 5 peg cord – you will have to make a swatch to know the length you need.

      Hope that helps – some 🙂

  4. Anonymous April 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Any idea of how I could alter this pattern for make them fit children? A friend wants a pair for her granddaughter who is 6.

    • Denise Canela April 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      The size of the loom (not the peg count) sets the size of the sock. CinDLoom has smaller sock looms. Click HERE

  5. joan janik April 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    ok Thanks so much!

  6. joan janik April 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I love making theses slippers.I have made several and they have come out pretty decent. The question I have is about the type of yarn. What type of yarn do you use? I tried regular red heart yarn. It looks right but it is real floppy and doesn’t hold the shape well

    • Denise Canela April 14, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Joan, I prefer to use wool blends. Sometimes I’ll use a certain yarn only because it will look better or stiffer on a picture and not because that’s the best option for the everyday use of the wearable

  7. Christina April 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Can I please have your permission to donate these slippers to a knitting/crochet group I volunteer for?

  8. Pat February 4, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I got one slipper made and it is the right length but it is too wide around the sides of my foot. I will have to figure out a way to tighten those end stitches.

    • Denise Canela February 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      reverse the heel and foot measurements – that should help – other option is to use a rib stitch – like this: Click HERE

      • Pat February 10, 2016 at 8:45 am

        Thanks. I will try that 🙂

  9. Pat February 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Love this pattern Denise. Can’t wait to get started. You are an amazing teacher!!

  10. Lisa January 25, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Hi Denise…I love your videos and patterns. They are SO easy to follow 🙂 I have a friend asking me to knit her some slippers that would look like ankle booties. I am having trouble finding a loom knit pattern for anything like that. Have you ever tried adult booties? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for all you do. Because of you, I’m addicted to loom knitting!!!

    • Denise Canela January 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Scarlett Royal has a lot of adult booties – here is one of her videos: Click HERE

  11. Lisa January 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Denise, I made a pair for my mom, and had kind of a “happy accident.” When knitting, I accidentally reversed the number of rows for the foot and the heel. Instead of looking like Mary Janes, they had a longer foot portion for more foot coverage. Mom was happy because her feet are always cold, and they still fit perfectly. Whew!

  12. Laurel December 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Hi,
    I just found your website. I am so glad I did! I am giving my daughter a knitting loom for Christmas. I was planning to make slippers for her special ed teacher but with your video, Gabby can make them herself. Gabby has fetal alcohol syndrome & is developmentally delayed. We adopted her & her brother (not a bio-related sibling but adopted from Russia at the same time) 11 years ago. She was 25 months old but only 15 pounds & 27″ tall, the size of a thin 4 month old here in the USA. She is blossoming into a sweet young lady. I think loom knitting will work well for her, trying to get more coordination in her fingers. (Lots of therapy!) Thank you so very much for this great pattern!

    • Denise Canela December 16, 2015 at 6:27 am

      Laurel, so glad you took the time to tell me about your daughter. I’m planing to work with a PT next year on some projects for her children. I truly believe this form of knitting works well in settings where complex patterns are difficult. Really excited. You just propelled me. THANK YOU !

      • Laurel December 16, 2015 at 6:49 am

        I’ll let you know how it goes! I hope your work with the PT shows good results. Developing finger strength & movement to make pretty things is a great goal for people to work toward.

        Gabby can’t hold regular knitting needles well. It’s frustrating for her. The tiny rubber bands for bracelets are hard to hold but she’s grown up playing with yarn. Hopefully loom knitting will be a great fit for her.

        • Denise Canela December 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

          Laurel – let me know how it goes with Gabby. I’m sending you a PDF e-Book for the basic hat. Thinking of redoing the video to make it a lot more simple. 2 strands is not ideal – better to use the #5 bulky. Wish I could send you my new kids book – but per Amazon’s rules I can’t give it away until February. Supposedly I can but only for 5 days – trying to figure that out for next week – sssshhh – stay tuned to see if it works out.

          Big Hugs for you and the kids,
          denise

          • Laurel December 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

            I am currently working on the first slipper with both my kids. My son says it isn’t really knitting because it’s more like using a tool. (That’s a compliment–he’s nearly 12 & loves tools! He has autism.) Our daughter quickly flipped the stitches over on a few rows but I need to run the yarn around the pegs for her. She gets mixed up on which way to go. Just flipping the stitches is good for her hand/finger strength tho. We are about 3″ along. This slipper is for a 9″ foot, so we are getting closer to starting the full circle. Yay!

            I got a knifty knitter set and a fat handled pick for the kids to use. I could have done this with a regular pick but both my kids need the fatter handle to get a good grip.

            • Denise Canela December 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

              Hey Laurel – wow this is a tough one to tackle – so proud of your guys 🙂 …By the way, if you want to fatten the Knifty Knitter hook add a rubber grip – for the pattern Click HERE … Let me know how it turns out

  13. Danica November 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Hi!!!!!! I just finished my first one and it is soooooooo beautiful!!!!!! I am headed to the craft store to pick up some hard felt and puff pain (cute idea!). I had the exact same measurements as you. They fit perfect length wise but seem loose at the top part. I was thinking of adding a strap, like a maryjane, to give me a little more of a snug fit at the top. Do you have any tips on how to accomplish this?????

    • Denise Canela November 21, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Danica , make an I-cord or a crochet a cord: Click HERE to see one made with a little strap

  14. Lawry November 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Love Love Love these slippers!! So easy and quick. Thanks a billion for all your great patterns and tutorials.

  15. Wanda November 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Oops!! My prior comment was wrong!!! Instead of knitting the heel, I used the flat stitch! Please forgive me! I just finished doing it correctly and it is wonderful!

    • Denise Canela November 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Great !!! – Soooooooo glad to hear that … I start to worry about the pattern. Thank you for coming back and letting me know.

  16. bonprix November 11, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident, and
    I’m surprised why this accident did not happened earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  17. Wanda November 6, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    My foot measured 9 1/2 inches so I used 3 inches for foot (4 minus 1 inch) and 5 inches for heel. The foot part was perfect but the heel part was way too small. Instead of making my heel 5 inches, it looks like it would have had to be about 12 inches! Maybe my flat stitches are way too tight? Think I’ll try using u-wrap instead of flat.

    • Denise Canela November 12, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Hi Wanda, the Flat stitch is not so much for size in this pattern – only to keep the fabric edges neat. If the heel was to short consider adding another row instead.

  18. Anna October 30, 2015 at 12:37 am

    As always, the good teacher, Denise. Made my first pair in 2 hours, came out ok, though watched video, then went to written instructions, forgot about slip over end stitch on heel and knit over on last stitch. However ended up with a pair I can wear, and now to knit some presents. Thanks for being such a great instructor, you instill confidence and make it look easy. I’m just discovering how quick and easy chunky yarn is.

    • Denise Canela October 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Just be careful with substituting chunky for 2 strands – in some projects it’s doesn’t work as well. And remember that not all chunkys are alike

  19. Amber October 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Just made one using your same size (12 foot, 20 heel) even though my foot measured an inch bigger that yours but it turned out HUGE! It fits my husband. Oops. I used bulky weight, thinking that it would be the equivalent of 2 worsted. I need to learn how to check gauge. The more I loom knit the more I’m convinced I need to learn to regular knit because nothing ever looks the way I’d like it too. 🙁

    • Denise Canela October 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      NO Amber don’t give up on loom knitting. The best way to do it is to follow the pattern exactly including the supplies. Note that not all chunky or bulky yarn is created equal. You are looking at me knitting – and you see the end result. It is exactly what it looks like on the video. Try these again – but with a worsted weight yarn and knit with 2 strands. Here is a pair made by another reader : Click HERE

    • Marquee October 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Amber, I’ve only been looming about 10 months, but it’s working much better for me than regular knitting, mostly because of my husband.

      In looming, I don’t loose my place so much when someone talks to me or I need to briefly stop for something. Talk about frustration!

      I really think guaging gradually becomes second nature. I find myself Adjusting the number of rows as needed, while I work. I would really hate to see you give up when You’ve already done a project.

      • Denise Canela October 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm

        Narquee – You are tooo funny my friend. I can so relate. Loom knitting is the ONLY kind of knitting that always me to come back where I left off without any worries. 🙂

    • Marquee October 31, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Say, Denise! Melanie Ham is now selling her gauge tool for knitting and crocheting. I forgot I even had one. It’s pricey, but helpful.

      The url is http://www.melaniekham.com/new-gauge-tool/

      And, now might be a good time to tell you that it’s very inconvienient being unable to right click on your site, to copy URLs or to open them in a new tab.

      I’d sure like to see you vamp your code to protect images and content, while allowing users the freedom to easily post and make use of the great links you provide for us.

      Even with the problem, your site is still the utmost go-to for loom knowledge

      • Denise Canela November 2, 2015 at 10:38 pm

        Hi Marquee – I understand your frustration but I have to generate an income and still make the art available to those that can not afford to pay for patterns. BUT – for $2 a month you can download every pattern that I post on the site. Last month my Patrons with a $2.00 pledge or higher got 3 patterns to download. I’m already working on 2 for next month. A new stitch and a new scarf. Visit my Patreon page

        • Marquee November 3, 2015 at 7:26 am

          I am only allowed 4 monthly charity deductions, and they are already pledged. I have supported your work by purchasing every pattern you have offered through Craftsy. And, I will be buying the upcoming ones, as well!

          I don’t want your work stolen or exploited. I understand about that. Some folks simply aren’t honorable. So, the rest of us have to be tolerant.

          But, you gave me something exciting to look forward to! A new stitch AND a new scarf! That’s like an early Christmas present! I can’t wait!

          THANK YOU!

          • Denise Canela November 5, 2015 at 7:18 am

            Marquee, you know that I greatly appreciate you. You have supported my work in more ways then one. Buying the patterns, your comments and your feedback are priceless. To many people don’t engage and I don’t learn or grow when that happens – so I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
            It’s tough working in this virtual world – lots of people with bad intentions – wish I could do it all for free – But this is the closes I can get to doing that. I’m glad to know that you understand.

            Big Hugs My Loomy Sister !

    • Denise Canela July 21, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Hi ! Love the slippers – could you tell me how you made the little flower – Super Cute !

  20. Manda May 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I’ve just been shown a little how to loom and really wanted to try slippers I was told to measure length. The Size I need to do is UK 9e. But she said she would prefer 10 as her feet are swollen really hope you can help. just wondered if anyone knew what this meant and could help pls. As I wasn’t sure if I have measured right as I’m doing someone some slippers and I measured length and all the way round foot . Thanks in advance I’ve read this part Row 1 for foot: Now wrap all your pegs including the empty ones. You will use the e-Wrap knit stitch for the ones with 2 loops and the Flat Stitch for 6 more pegs.

    Just wondered do I carry on doing the 6 pegs different or all the same. I’m not sure it looks right thanks x

    • Denise Canela May 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Manda, I suggest you watch the video completely and maybe take a few notes before attempting the project. As far as the size – you can click the coversion chart link – it includes UK measurements.

      As for the width issue – it has very little relevance on this project since the stitch will stretch quite a bit so maybe leave 4 undone instead of 6. The Flat stitch is only on the empty pegs for first row when you start to knit in the round.

      If you’re really new I strongly suggest starting with a hat. For a pattern and link: Click HERE

      Hope that helps,
      denise

  21. Judy W. May 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Denise, I am Rachel’s Assistant at The Pink Slipper Project. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful loom-knit slipper pattern that you designed with PSP in mind. I am mainly a crocheter and just beginning to use the looms and I look forward to trying out your pattern very soon. We shared the link to your blog and pattern on our Facebook page (and hope to soon put it up on our blog and Pinterest page). They look like such warm, cozy slippers and, hopefully, many of our members will use your pattern to help warm toes and hearts of many women and children living in domestic violence shelters across the USA. New members are always welcome at PSP. Anyone interested, just check out the About section on our Facebook page (or check our blog) to see how we work! Thanks again for the wonderful pattern!

    • Denise Canela May 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Judy – You guys do such great work – glad I can be a part of it in any way possible
      BIG HUGS !

  22. Cynthia Gracie May 14, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I made one for my daughter (size 10) and it was WAY to big, I wear a size 13 and it was big on me 🙂 time to go back to the drafting board and try again 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 14, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Cynthia , first make a swatch so you can better gauge YOUR inches. I may be a tighter knitter so my stitches are smaller then yours.

  23. BoOgie May 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Looking forward to these! I have a small foot too so maybe your measurements will be good for me 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Sometimes it’s good to be small – we save on knitting and yarn 🙂
      denise

  24. Tyline May 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Dense did I miss it some where but I didn’t see where it said how much yarn to use?

    • Denise Canela May 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Tyline,
      I sure did forget to add that info … it takes about anywhere from 70-90 yards of yarn. THANKS – will add that 🙂

  25. carole murphy May 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    These slippers are wonderful. You are such a great teacher. Thank you. Loom knitting is so much fun with you,

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Thank YOU Carole folks like you make it wonderful for me !

  26. Margaret May 4, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you so much! As a beginner I’ve been frustrated by the look of some loomed slippers I’ve seen, but yours is beautiful, and seems simple enough for ME! I love your videos, because I have a hard time learning physical skills just by reading.

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      I’m with you Margaret – I’m definitely a visual learner. Thanks for the thanks Loomy I’m always glad to know I could help !

  27. sonia cataquet May 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    As always you give us so usefull details of how to loom beautifull items.Thanks allways for sharing

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      OMG Sonia soooooooo happy to see you stopping by. BIG HUGS mi hermana. So funny … I’m working on a new slouchy hat design called the Sonia Slouch. It’s based on the sleeve of one of your beautiful sweaters. I can’t wait for you to see it.
      Abrazos !
      denise

  28. Michelle May 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful. Thank you! Can’t wait to try them.

  29. LInda Jones May 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Again another amazing pattern!
    I have a loom Maryjane pattern and of course all the other bootie and slipper patterns. But, this slip in slipper, as wonderful as the other patterns are, beats them all out for me!! I LOVE these! I like simple and these are beautiful simple. Thank you so much for sharing your new design, pattern and video! This is a home run! <3
    Linda

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Simple is a BEAUTIFUL word – followed by that other great word Easy. I’m glad you like them Linda – You’re always so generous with kind words. I appreciate you greatly. THANK YOU !
      Big Hugs,
      denise

  30. Marquee May 4, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Bless your big old heart! I was at a loss on Mother’s Day for my Mother-In-Law. And, she will love these!

    Thank you for graciously sharing with us!

    I can’t wait to begin!

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Really happy I could help Marquee! Remember to add some grip to the bottom, 🙂

  31. Angelica May 4, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I can’t wait to try this out! I’ve been looking for a tutorial on how to loom knit something like slipper socks! Thanks so much!! 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2015 at 6:46 am

      Thanks for the Thanks Angelica ! and… you are VERY welcome.

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