Easy crochet slippers don’t have to be boring! Enter this free crochet slipper pattern. They aren’t your grandma’s crochet slippers!
Everyone should have a grandma like my grandma. I have some of the best memories of her and just about every day that goes by, I think of her. Sometimes it’s some crazy thing she used to say. A lot of times I think of her when I crochet.
As a kid, I anticipated visits to my grandparents like some people look forward to vacation. We’d arrive after a four hour drive and my parents would be exhausted. But grandma would open the door even before our car doors closed and…boom..4 kids running in at full steam and getting the biggest hugs and smoochiest kisses. Her thick accent would warm our hearts and she’d say love words and smile.
There would be more hugs. Delicious smells would drift in from the kitchen. And the whole house just smelled like grandma’s house-you know-a smell you can’t quite describe, but if you closed your eyes and smelled that smell you would be taken right back there. It was delicious and it was good.
Not long after we arrived, grandma would slip to her bedroom and come out with a bag full of crochet wonderment that meant crochet gifts were coming! And if it was winter that usually meant crochet slippers.
My grandma had a habit of finding a crochet pattern she liked and then making a lot of them. Like really a lot. Hundreds even. She also had strong opinions on things that were hard to change. And so what that meant was that grandma found one slipper pattern that she just loved and then she made them for EVERYONE every year for like a decade (or two).
Unfortunately, that also meant that someone once tried on a slipper, found it a bit too short, and from then on, grandma crocheted everyone’s slipper to the new longer size. As a result, I always had crochet socks which were way too big for my feet and I had to be careful not to trip a little when I walked. But I never said a word because my grandma made them and I loved them just the same.
I thought it would be fun to design crochet slippers that are a little more up to date. I picked up this variegated yarn forever ago. And when the leaves started to turn and the air got a bit chilly, I thought about that yummy yarn and these delicious crochet slippers were born. I love rich colors and the little wood bead in the center of the flower just makes me smile.
This crochet slipper pattern is super quick to make. The crochet slipper will fit a size 8-9 women’s size. If you need the slipper smaller or larger, just adjust the number of rows or adjust your hook size up or down. It is an easy way to customize this free pattern for the best fit.
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Let’s talk yarn for a moment. This free crochet pattern uses worsted weight yarn. I picked a fun variegated yarn from my stash for my crocheted slippers, but you could go with a solid color yarn instead. If you love the look of a pom pom on a slipper, just omit the button and sew a pom pom on the top of the sock instead! A slipper pattern is really a fun way to use and love your favorite yarn!
Whether you are looking for crochet socks, crochet shoes or just your next pair of easy crochet slippers, you are sure to love this free crochet slipper pattern! Let’s dive in!
Easy Crochet Slippers Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US G 6/4.00 crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- 2.5 oz Worsted Weight yarn (Sample used Red Heart Super Saver in Reef Color)
- Small amount of contrasting color for edging and flowers (I used scrap yarn)
- 2 Buttons (1/2″ to 3/4″ in size)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started shows basic stitches (including the single crochet stitch, the half double crochet and the double crochet stitch) and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Size: Crochet slipper will fit a size a US 8-9 women’s size but is easily adjusted for other foot sizes
Crochet Slipper (make 2):
R1: Make a magic ring and dc 12 . Join with slip stitch to 1st st. (12 st).
R2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 1st st. (16 st)
R3: Ch 3, 2dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 1st st. (24)
R4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next, repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 1st st. (32 st)
R5-8: Ch 3, dc in ea st (32) Join with sl st to first st after each round.
The next row establishes the body of the slipper and you will begin working back and forth as follows:
R9: Ch 3, dc in next 23 st (leave 8 stitches free). Turn.
R10-18: Ch 3, dc in ea st across row (24 st)
Note: Try on the slipper and add or subtract rows here as needed for length.
R19: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st, dc 2 tog, dc 2 tog, dc in last 10 (22 st). Fasten off yarn, leaving a strand for sewing.
Sew up heel.
With contrasting yarn, crochet edging as follows:
R1: With the right side of the heel facing you, join contrast yarn to the right of the center. Sc 2 tog, sc 2 tog (this cinches in the heel a bit). You are working in the sides of the double crochet used to make the slipper. Work 2 sc in each stitch around. At the inside corners (by the toes), sc 3 together. join with a slip st to the 1st st in the row.
R2: Ch 1, sc around in ea stitch of the previous round. At the front corners, sc 2 together. Join with a slip stitch to the 1st stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The flower is made out of the same contrasting yarn, following the large size Crochet Flower pattern.
Sew buttons in the center of the flower. Then sew flowers on slippers and weave in any ends.
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