Quick Crochet Slippers (Free Pattern in 6 Sizes)
This exclusive easy crochet slippers pattern comes in six sizes - perfect for the whole family!
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Meet your new favorite crochet pattern! These Quick Crochet Slippers are free indoor slipper patterns in six sizes. Crocheted with bulky weight yarn this quick (really quick) project in enough sizes that they will work for everyone in the family -- just make your foundation chain shorter or longer.
Construction starts along the center length of the sole, then moves outward in each direction toward the top of the foot. Seam the heel, make a toe cap -- and you’re done!
These slippers are fantastic stashbusters for your yarn scraps or you can choose your favorite brand and color to make these just the way you see them in your mind. Add embellishments of your choosing to add a personalized finishing touch.
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Need some help getting started? Our video tutorial right below walks you through making a similar pattern for One Hour Slippers.
Watching the video is helpful for visual learners who need to see a pattern worked up, for beginners, or for those of you who have never made slippers and would like a run-down before tackling the new pattern below.
Quick Crochet Slippers
Yarn: One pair will require between 85 yds/78 cm for the smallest size and 220 yds/201 m for the largest size. A soft and washable bulky weight yarn (#5) is recommended. Alternatively, hold two thinner strands together.
Hook: US K/10-1/2 /6.5 mm or hook needed to obtain gauge. For best results, use any hook size that gives you the gauge indicated below.
Blunt yarn needle
Non-slip outsoles: I used a scrap of shelf liner (the kind with holes). I cut a piece to fit the bottom of the slipper and attached it with a sewing needle and thread. Non-slip outsoles are shown on the bottom of the slippers in the image below.
Fleece inner soles: After turning the slipper inside out and measuring the insole, I cut a remnant of polar fleece fabric to fit; I attached the fleece with a sewing needle and thread.
Slipper Pattern Details:
PROJECT LEVEL: Easy
FINISHED LENGTH: approximately 5 (6-1/4, 7-1/2, 8-3/4, 10, 11-1/4)" / 13(16, 19, 22, 25, 28) cm.
For best fit, slipper length should equal foot length. Finished sizes correspond roughly to Toddler (Child, Older Child, Youth/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L). For sizes above Adult L, add 3 chains to your foundation per each additional 1-1/4"/1 cm desired.
GAUGE: In half-double crochet (hdc), 12 sts and 15 rows = 5"/12.5 cm square.
- Left and right slippers are identical. To have opposite colors like the smallest pair shown, remember to switch color placement for second slipper.
- To indicate right side (RS), place a marker on Row 1 except for sizes 7 ½” /19 cm and 10”/22 cm. For those two sizes only, place the RS marker on Row 2.
- Color changes are your choice and are not provided in pattern.
- Stitches used are US slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc) and half double crochet (hdc). For UK crocheters, the equivalents are single crochet, double crochet, and half treble crochet. Please adjust your pattern as required.
Quick Crochet Slippers PATTERN (make 2)
Loosely ch 13(16-19-22-25-28).
Row 1: Turn foundation chain to underside. Inserting at 2nd ch from hook, work 1 hdc into each back bump to end of chain: 12(15-18-21-24-27) sts.
Row 2: *Working under both loops, hdc 1 into each stitch to end of row. Ch 1 and turn. Rep from * for 0(0, 1, 2, 3, 4) additional rows.
Next Row (RS): Using back loop only (BLO), work following stitch sequence from Heel to Toe:
Toddler: Hdc 7, sc 4, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Child: Hdc 9, sc 5, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Older Child: Hdc 10, sc 7, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Youth/Adult S: Hdc 12, sc 8, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Adult M: Hdc 14, sc 9, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Adult L: Hdc 16, sc 10, sl st 1. Ch and turn.
Next Row (WS): Reverse stitch sequence; work from Toe to Heel.
Alternating sequence and reverse sequence rows, work an additional 1(2, 2, 3, 4, 4) rows.
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Return to foundation chain. Join new yarn on RS. (Rotate piece if confused. Do not move stitch marker.)
Row 1 (RS): Working under both loops, hdc 1 into each st across row.
Next: Repeat Side A, from Row 2. Note: Stitch sequence for Side B begins Toe to Heel.
Quick Crochet Slippers ASSEMBLY
Starting at the wider of the two short edges, join yarn.
Row 1 (RS): Sc across heel edge, 1 st per 1 row. Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Fasten off.
Thread tail onto yarn needle. Fold slipper lengthwise with WS facing. Using an overhand (whip) stitch, sew together the two sides of the heel. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Using yarn needle and a length of yarn to weave in and out at toe edge, cinch toe as with a drawstring. Close any gap with a few small stitches. Use remainder of yarn to sew together the two edges on top of the foot, for about 2"/ 0.5 cm. Fasten off and cut yarn.
All sizes except Toddler: Join yarn on RS at toe edge.
Row 1 (RS): Sc across toe edge, 1 st per 1 row. Do not turn.
Connect first and last sts of row with 1 sl st. You will now work in the round on the RS.
Sizes Child and Older Child only:
Fasten off and cut yarn leaving long tail. Weave tail in and out through edge sts. Cinch toe cap and sew top of foot as for Toddler.
Sizes Youth/Adult S, M, L only:
Round 1: Into BLO, sl st into each sc of previous round.
Round 2: Into BLO, st st 2 tog around. Fasten off, cut yarn, weave yarn and cinch toe as above.
Note: For longer toe cap, work 1-2 additional rounds of sc before starting Round 1 (sl st round).
Weave in all ends.
Referring to photos, include any or all of these refinements:
- One-row border of single crochet or crab stitch around slipper edge.
- Crocheted laces (Ch 50 for Toddler size) to weave through edge stitches. Tie in front or back.
- For all sizes, especially Toddler -- non-slip soles and/or fleece inner soles. (See Materials, Optional, above.)
- Pom-poms or tassels -- all sizes except Toddler.
- New or unusual color combinations and color placement. Have fun!
Victoria Light ("Tory") is the originator of Switchcraft, brand new techniques that intricately combine knitting with crochet. "Switch Craft", a book of 14 easy patterns, will be released by Leisure Arts in 2020. Additional projects have been published in numerous print and online magazines, as well as on Ravelry. When she isn’t designing, Tory teaches for JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.
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