Sunday, June 29, 2014

Crochet Some Slippers!

A bright blue crochet slipper with stitch direction arrows.
Crochet this slipper by following the stitch direction arrows.

Everyone gets cold feet. When there's a nip in the air, nip cold feet in the bud!


Crochet Slippers Pattern

This is a crochet pattern for the average lady's size slipper, American sizes 7 - 9, UK sizes 5 - 7, or European sizes 38 - 41.  I adapted this pattern from some other patterns I have seen online that require sewing together either the heel or toe of the slipper.  Instead, the body of my adapted slipper is made in one piece, with no need to sew or bind off until the end.

To create this slipper I used a size "G-6" 4 mm hook with a worsted medium acrylic yarn.  I have approximately 4.5 stitches per inch.


Required Skills


  • Chain (ch)
  • American single crochet (sc)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Increasing the single crochet
  • Decreasing the single crochet
  • Turning
  • Working in the round (rnd)


Begin with the Toe

The toe of the slipper will be worked in the round, with a slight increase nearest the toes.


  • Foundation Rnd: Ch 10.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Rotate work 180 degrees. Sc in bottom loop of next 7, 2 sc in bottom loop of last, sl st to beg sc to join rnd -- 20 sts total.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 24 sts total.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 9, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 28 sts total.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 32 sts total.
  • These crochet slippers are made as one piece.
    No extra sewing!
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beg ch to end -- 32 sts total. Repeat Rnd 4 until the piece measures 4 - 5" from toe, depending on your preference.


Working the Side Quarters

You will now begin working flat rows to create the side quarters of the slipper.


  • Row 1: Do not ch. Sc in next 4 sts, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 24 sts, turn.  Repeat Row 2, crocheting back and forth, until the sole of the slipper measures between 8 - 10 inches, depending on the desired length.


Creating the Heel

Once your slipper reaches the desired length, you must finish the slipper by creating the heel.  You will be creating a circle that grows smaller with each new round.  Begin at the end of the last row.


  • Row 1: Do not turn.  Ch 8. Sl in st of the opposite side to create a rnd.
  • Row 2: You may now turn if you have crocheted on the "wrong side" or inside of the pattern.  You should work on the outside of the slipper.  Ch 1.  Sc in each st of the round, including the new chain. Sl st to beg ch to end.
  • Row 3: Ch1. Sc in next st.  Decrease by skipping a st.  Sc in next 2 sts.  Repeat until you end the round.  Sl st to beg ch to end.
  • Row 4: Ch1. Sc in next st.  Decrease by skipping a st.  Sc in next 2 sts.  Repeat until you end the round.  Sl st to beg ch to end.
  • Row 5: Ch1. Sc in next st.  Decrease by skipping a st.  Sc in next 2 sts.  Repeat until you end the round.  Sl st to beg ch to end.
  • Row 6: Do not ch.  Sl st across the remainder of the sts and bind off.


Slipper Edging

Join the yarn the back of the heel to create an edging.


  • Rnd 1: Work sc evenly around entire ankle opening as an edging. Use the formula of 4 - 5 sts per inch to help you space your sts.
  • To finish: Be creative! Choose an edging that is attractive to you: Change colors, perhaps add a rnd of double crochet and weave in a ribbon, or create a tall ankle and fold it over.  Add buttons, flowers, or bows.  However you finish them, make them distinctly yours.

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