February 18, 2014

Learn To Crochet: Simple Slippers

 I made these slippers a few years ago, since then I’ve made probably seven pairs for myself and for friends. They are so simple, and so comfortable! I wear mine all the time. The first pair I made was mustard yellow (of course) with gray trim, this time I tried out my fisherman’s wool with teal trim.

This pattern is adapted from this slipper pattern from Garn Studio.

Single Crochet- sc

Decrease- dec
Increase- inc
Chain- ch
Slip Stitch- sl stsDECREASING TIP: Decrease 1 single crochet at the end of row by turning piece when 1 single crochet remain. 
INCREASING TIP: Increase 1 single crochet by working 2 single crochet in last but one single crochet.

Chain 5 with crochet hook size 6 mm / J/10 and lime (leave approx 11¾” thread and use this to sew tog the slipper afterwards) 
ROW 1: 2 single crochet in each of the last 4 chain = you will have 8 sc
ROW 2: 2 single crochet in each sc = you will have 16 sc.
ROW 3: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = you will now have 24 sc. 
Increases are now complete for the smaller sizes (size 6-7)
SIZE 7½-9: ROW 4: 1 sc in each sc, at the same time inc 3 sc evenly on row = 27 sc.
SIZE 9½-10½: ROW 4: * 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 30 sc.
ALL SIZES: Continue with 1 sc in each sc until piece measures 3 1/8”-3½”-4”. Now dec 1 sc each side at the end of every row – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec a total of 2-3-3 times (small-medium-large) = 20-21-24 sc. Continue with 1 sc in each sc until piece measures  6”-7”-8”. Now inc 1 sc each side at the end of every row – SEE INCREASING TIP – and repeat the inc a total of 2 times = 24-25-28 sc. When piece measures 8¾”-9½”-10 5/8” fold it double and crochet tog mid back with a row of sl sts through both layers. Cut the thread and fasten. Tighten slipper at the top and sew together mid upper foot 
-Crochet a row of sc with a contrasting color around the opening of slipper. OPTIONAL STRAP: Crochet 1 sc in row of sc round opening at one side (in approx 8th sc from seam mid front), crochet a ch loop measuring approximately 7” and attach with a sl st in first sc. Sew on a button the other side.  

 These are a great beginner project! Be sure to leave a link if you decide to make a pair for yourself!

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  1. Shy February 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I've just bought my first crochet hook! Ill have to get a few practices in and then I definitely want to make these!!

  2. Juliette Laura February 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Oh these look so cozy! Cute photos.


  3. The Happy Type February 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I've never been able to finish a single project that I start, so I'll daydream about completing an wearing these bad boys.

  4. Sarah Smith February 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    These look so cozy and nice! I'm always looking for interesting crochet patterns too. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Rikki Rivera February 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply


  6. Anonymous February 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    These are wonderful! They remind me of the slippers my great-grandma used to knit all the time. So warm and comfy!

  7. Genevie Michelle Sevilla February 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Lovely!!! 🙂

  8. CatandPlum Plum February 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Is the yarn wool or cotton? because I made one pare in wool and they get baggy and slooshy :((( they losed the form.
    I'm going to try in cotton.
    It happen the same with this lady http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/pretty-1-practical-0.html


    • Courtneyvk February 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Cat! That is odd! I made mine from wool and they worked out great! Let me know how cotton goes:)

    • CatandPlum Plum February 20, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

      I will 🙂

      Keep up Rooney!

  9. OUTBOX MAKAZICE Natasha February 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Very cute, I love it

  10. Michelle February 28, 2014 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Hi! I'm a super-beginner and this is the first pattern I'm attempting to follow. Can you explain the part where you say "repeat the decrease 2-3-3 times = 20-21-24 sc"–I'm still trying to understand how to read patterns. Thanks so much!

    • Courtneyvk February 28, 2014 at 4:42 am - Reply

      Hi Michelle!

      Depending on what size you are making, is what the 2-3-3 means.
      So if you are making small slippers: decrease 2 times and you'll have 20 single crochet total.
      Medium: decrease 3 times and you'll have 21 single crochets total
      Large: decrease 3 times and you'll have 24 single crochets total.

      I hope that makes more sense!

    • Michelle February 28, 2014 at 5:08 am - Reply

      Yes! Thank you!!

  11. Adeline Petross August 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    what yarn did you use?

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