Slippers are my go-to gift item because I love them so much and everyone needs a cozy pair, right? I prefer slippers that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of construction or constant pattern watching.
I’ve been wanting an easy but cute pair that is more similar to socks. I hope you will enjoy making these. You could easily whip up a pair in an evening.
Any color combo looks great with these.
They look great in solid colors too. Thanks to Shaunna Hallon for sharing a photo of her cute sample.
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- Yarn: 200 yards worsted weight
- Sample was made from Bernat Pop, Scarlet Sizzle
- Miscellaneous: Yarn needle, measuring tape
- Crochet Hook: I
- Sizes: Teen, Women. These could be made for older children and men, depending on shoe size.
- Gauge: 4 inches = 9 hdc rounds and 13 hdc sts
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain unless noted.
- Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.
- Pattern is worked from toe to heal and then cuff is added. Change colors as desired.
- The sample slippers were made with self striping yarn, but I did control where the color changes occurred by cutting the yarn and moving to the next color of the skein. Create any color sequence you desire.
- These are worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round. Place a marker to keep track of the starting of each round.
1. With an I hook and worsted weight yarn, start with magic circle of 7 sts (or preferred method of starting a circle of 7 sc sts), pull closed and place a marker. (7sts)
It is REALLY important to make sure the beginning circle is closed tight so there isn’t a hole. For help with a “magic circle”, check out Moogly’s tutorial.
2. 2hdc in each st to end of round. (14sts)
3. Work the next two rounds between the posts of the previous round. This creates a thicker material. *hdc, 2hdc in next st*, repeat to end of round. (21)
4. *hdc 2, 2hdc in next st*, repeat to end of round. (28sts)
5. Return to work into the stitch. *hdc in FLO, hdc in BLO*, repeat to end of round.
6. Repeat previous round until slipper is 3.5” shorter than desired length. See size chart at end of pattern.
Sample was made for a women’s size 8. Step 5 was repeated 12 times.
Tip: Keep track of number of rounds worked so you will be able to make the next slipper the same length.
7. This step starts the heel. Change yarn color for a contrasting heel if desired. Sc in next st, sl st in next st. The stitches for steps 6-10 are worked between the posts of the previous round. (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, hdc12, sc2tog. (14sts)
8. (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, hdc 12, sc.
9. (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, hdc 10, sc2tog. (12sts)
10. (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, hdc 10, sc.
11. (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, hdc 8, sc2tog. (10sts)
12. This step creates the cuff and is worked around the foot opening. Ch 1, turn. You should be working on the outside/right side of the slipper. Sc2tog, hdc2, hdc2tog, hdc 2, sc2tog. Hdc 5 sts evenly across side of cuff, hdc2tog (where side meets front), *hdc in FLO, hdc in BLO*, repeat 4 more times, hdc in FLO, hdc2tog (where front meets side), hdc 5 sts evenly across side of cuff. Place marker to continue working in the round. (30sts)
13. Change yarn color here if you chose do do a contrasting heel. *hdc in BLO, hdc in FLO*, repeat to end of round.
14. Keep repeating previous round until cuff is desired length. The sample has 8 rounds in this section.
15. *FPSC around next post, BPSC around next post*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join. Finish off and weave in ends.