Thursday, January 25, 2018

How to Make Easy Crochet Slippers, Free Crochet Pattern

Beginner Crochet Slipper Pattern



Woman's Crochet Slipper Pattern



Easy Crochet Slipper Pattern


I wanted to design a free crochet pattern and a slipper has been requested by my readers many times before. So I came up with these shell slippers that are simple and elegant at the same time. Now that the holiday gifting rush is over you can make these warm slippers for yourself. Some self-love won't hurt, will it? I hope they keep you warm and comfy.



Crochet Pattern
Materials
1. Worsted weight yarn. Caron United in color Soft Grey Heather was used for the sample.
2. Hook G (4.25mm)


Size
Small (Fits US sizes 5& 6): Slipper is 9 inches long
Medium (Fits US sizes 7 & 8): Slipper is 9 1/2 inches long
Large(Fits US sizes 9 & 10): Slipper is 10 inches long

Gauge
Working in hdc crochet, 16 sts and 8 1/2 Rows= 4 inches

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is written in standard American terms.
ch- chain
sc-single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip st
sk- skip

Stitch Explanation
Shell: 5 dc worked into the same st.
sc2tog ( single crochet decrease): This will join 2 sts into one. To work a sc2tog, [insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop]2 times, yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook.



Pattern
Note: Sizes Small and Medium are grouped together and size Large is given separately.

Sizes Small and Medium
Toe Top


1. Work along the free loops of the foundation chain 


Round 1: Ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3sts, 4 sc in last st, pivot your work to work along the other side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 3 free loops of the foundation ch, 2 sc in last free loop, sl st to first ch. Do not turn.------14 sts 


2. Round 2 completed

Note: The end of the round stitch counts include the chains as well.


Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next, *(ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in next, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you end with a sc in the same st as beginning ch-3, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.----------24 sts


Note: You will be skipping dc sts to work into the sc.

Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group, ch 1, 4 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * and after you work 4dc in the last sc st, ch 1, sl st to first sc. Do not turn.-------26sts


Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd dc of next 4 dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group,ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd dc of next 4 dc group, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.------------32 sts (4 shells)


Round 5: Sl st into next dc, 1 sc in next, ch 1, shell in next sc, *(ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after shell in the last sc, ch 1, sl st to first sc. Do not turn------32 sts(4 shells)


Round 6: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in 3rd dc of the last shell, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.------------32 sts (4 shells)

Round 7: Repeat Round 5.


Round 8: Repeat Round 6. Do not turn and do not fasten off.

Middle and Back Side of the Slipper



3. Slipper is worked in rows after you complete the toe top

Note: The rest of the slipper is worked in rows and then the back side is seamed to close the slipper.
Row 1: Working in back loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, turn.------21 sts

Row 2: Working in front loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc
 in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, turn.------21 sts


4. Measure the length of your slipper


Repeat the above 2 rows until your shoe measures 6 1/2 inches for size Small and 7 inches for size Medium. 

Increase Rows

Note: Maintain the sequence of working into the back and front loops. On the right side of the shoe, you will work in back loops and on the wrong side you will work into the front loops.

Increase Row 1: 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each st until 2 sts are left, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in last st. turn.------23 sts

Repeat the above increase row 2 more times to end in 27 sts and turn.

Next Row: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 26 sts, turn.------27 sts

                                         

5. The last Row completed

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, (sc2tog)3 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.------24 sts.

                             

6. Sew the back shut with a slip st seam

Now fold and seam the back side of the slipper with sl sts. Fasten off.

Border Around the Slipper

You will now work 2 rounds around the opening of the slipper with a few increases thrown in. This will make your slippers snug and keep it from falling off your feet. You will be working across row ends for the most part and have to distribute your sc as evenly as possible.

                             

7. Work decreases at points shown


Round 1: Sl st to the back seam, ch 1, sc2tog, work sc evenly around the slipper with 5 decreases (sc2tog), 1 at the back, 1 on either side and 1 at each of the corners of the toe top as shown. Sl st to the 1st sc, do not turn.-------48(52) sts


Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(sk 1 st, 1 sc in next, 1 sc in the previous skipped st), repeat from * to end and sl st to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in the tails.

Your slipper is now ready to keep you warm and comfy!


Size Large
Note: Please take a look at the pictures given for the smaller sizes before you start.
Round 1: Ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 4 sc in last st, pivot your work to work along the other side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 5 free loops of the foundation ch, 2 sc in last free loop, sl st to first ch. Do not turn.------18 sts

Note: The end of the round stitch counts include the chains as well.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next, *(ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in next, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you end with a sc in the same st as beginning ch-3, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.----------30 sts

Note: You will be skipping dc sts to work into the sc.

Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * and after you work 3dc in the last sc st, ch 1, sl st to first sc. Do not turn.-------30sts

Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in middle dc of last 3 dc group, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.------------35 sts (5 shells)

Round 5: Sl st into next dc, 1 sc in next, ch 1, shell in next sc, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after shell in the last sc, do not ch 1, sl st to first sc. Do not turn------35 sts(5 shells)

Round 6: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in middle dc of last shell, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.------------35 sts (5 shells)

Round 7: Repeat Round 5. 



Round 8: Repeat Round 6. Do not turn and do not fasten off.



Middle and Back Side of the Slipper 


Note: This part is worked in rows and then the back side is seamed to close the slipper.



Row 1: Working in back loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, turn.------23 sts


Row 2: Working in front loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, turn.------23 sts

Repeat the above 2 rows until your shoe measures 7 inches. 


Increase Rows

Note: Maintain the sequence of working into the back and front loops. On the right side of the shoe, you will work in back loops and on the wrong side you will work into the front loops.

Increase Row 1: 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each st until 2 sts are left, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in last st. turn.------25 sts

Repeat the above increase row 2 more times to end in 29 sts and turn.


Next Row: ch 2 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 26 sts, turn.------29 sts

Repeat above row one more time.

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, (sc2tog)3 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.------26 sts.



Now fold and seam the back side of the slipper with sl sts. Fasten off.


Border Around the Slipper

You will now work 2 rounds around the opening of the slipper with a few increases thrown in. This will make your slippers snug and keep it from falling off your feet. You will be working across row ends for the most part and have to distribute your sc as evenly as possible.

Round 1: Sl st to the back seam, ch 1, sc2tog, work sc evenly around the slipper with 7 decreases (sc2tog), 1 at the back, 2 on either side and 1 at each of the corners of the toe top as shown ( see pic for smaller sizes). Sl st to the 1st sc, do not turn.-------57 sts

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(sk 1 st, 1 sc in next, 1 sc in the previous skipped st), repeat from * to end and sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in the tails.

Your slipper is now ready to keep you warm and comfy!


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    1. You are welcome, thank you for visiting my blog.

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  2. I saw these on Facebook and the are fabulous 😍

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    1. You can copy paste it onto a word document.

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  4. Thank-you for sharing your talent with us all. All the ladies in my family are going to enjoy a pair of these beautiful slippers. Thanks again

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    1. You are very welcome, I am really glad you like them.

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  5. Thank you so much for the pattern!

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