Keep your feet warm with the Simple Crochet Slippers. As the name implies, these crochet slippers are worked easy; that's because they are worked entirely from single crochet stitches. These crochet shoes fit teens and adults. There is a matching free crochet pattern for baby slippers.
Skill Level: Easy +
You will need to be familiar with working both in rounds and flat in rows to complete these slippers.
Other than that, it's all very basic.
- Yarn: 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins Knit Picks, Swish Worsted [100% superwash merino wool; 110 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight], Color: “Squirrel Heather”. You may substitute any worsted weight fiber in place of the suggested yarn. Note that a machine washable yarn is generally preferable for footwear. You’ll need approximately 165 yards (75 grams) of your main color to make the second slipper size (shoe size 6-9).
- Crochet Hook: US size G/4.5mm hook. Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
- Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 8 sc and 10 rnds = 2” using size G/4.5mm hook.
- Length (toe to back of heel): 9 (10, 11, 11)”
- Width (around ball of foot): 7 (8, 9, 10)”
- To Fit US Women’s Shoe Sizes: 3-6 (6-9, 8-12, 8-12 wide)
Shoe sizes are given as a reference only. It is best to measure actual foot circumference and length whenever possible to determine desired fit.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- * = a repeat in the pattern
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- rep = repeat
- rnd = round
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
Before You Begin, Important Pattern Notes:
Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis.
When only one number appears it applies to all sizes.
Rounds 1 to 4 make up the toe portion of the slipper. Rows 1 and 2 will take you through the sole of the foot to the back of the heel. The final rows create a heel flap. The heel flap will need to be sewn in place before moving on the the Slipper Edging section.
Free Crochet Slippers Pattern
- Ch 8 (10, 12, 14).
- Foundation Rnd: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11) ch sts, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Rotate work 180 degrees. Sc in bottom loop of next 5 (7, 9, 11) ch sts, 2 sc in bottom loop of last ch st, sl st to beg sc to join rnd -- 16 (20, 24, 28) sc total.
- Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 20 (24, 28, 32) sc.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 7 (9, 11, 13) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 (9, 11, 13) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 24 (28, 32, 36) sc.
- Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 9 (11, 13, 15) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 (11, 13, 15) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 28 (32, 36, 40) sc.
- Rnd 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beg ch to end -- 28 (32, 36, 40) sc.
- *Repeat Rnd 4 until piece measures 3 (3.5, 4, 4)” from toe.
You will now begin working flat in rows.
- Row 1: Do not ch. Sc in next 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, turn.
- Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 22 (24, 28, 30) sts, turn.
- *Repeat Row 2 until foot measures 8.75 (9.75, 10.75, 10.75)” from tip of toe, or 0.25” less than desired foot length.
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 15 (16, 19, 20) sts, turn.
- Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 8 (8, 10, 10) sts, turn.
- *Repeat Row 4 for 1.25 (1.25, 2, 2),” or until flap is long enough to fold up and meet sides of bootie to close back of foot.
- Last Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 (4, 6, 6) sts, sc2tog -- 6 (6, 8, 8) sc.
- Fasten off yarn
Assemble the Slippers
- Thread tapestry needle with yarn.
- Fold heel flap up to close the back of the bootie. Sew edges of flap in place.
- Fasten off yarn.
Join yarn to ankle of bootie at center back of heel.
- Rnd 1: Work 60 (66, 72, 74) sc evenly spaced around entire ankle opening as an edging. Use the formula of 4 sts per inch to help you space your sts evenly.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in every st around to last 2 sts, sc2tog, sl st to beg ch to join -- 58 (64, 70, 72) sc.
- Rnd 3: Ch, sc in every st to end of rnd, sl st to beg ch to join.
- Try on slippers and repeat Rnd 2 if necessary.
- Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
This post was edited / updated by Kathryn Vercillo