Free Pattern for Simple Crochet Slippers

How to Crochet Simple Slippers
Mollie Johanson
Overview
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Free crochet slipper patterns come in all shapes and sizes, but there may be none quite as easy as this. To crochet these adult slippers, you only need to know basic techniques. Single crochet stitches and simple shaping do all the work to make cute and comfortable sock-like slippers.

You should be familiar with working both in rounds and flat in rows to complete these crochet slippers. Of course, people of all skill levels will enjoy working on these. They aren't just for beginners, but beginners will love them.

You may use any smooth worsted weight fiber, but may prefer a machine washable yarn for easy cleaning. The slippers are worked at 4 sts per inch for a firm, dense fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements

Shoe sizes are given as reference only. It is best to measure the actual foot circumference and length from toe to back of heel for the best fit.

To fit US Women’s Shoe Sizes: 3-6 (6-9, 8-12, 8-12W)

Foot Length: 9 (10, 11, 11) inches

Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10) inches

Gauge

16 sts and 20 rnds = 4 inches in single crochet

Abbreviations

  • beg = beginning
  • ch = chain
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Notes

The pattern directions are given for the smallest size, with changes for the larger sizes given in parentheses. You may wish to highlight the instructions for your size before you begin crocheting. The parts of a slipper are similar to the parts of socks.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • US G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Materials

  • 220 yard worsted weight yarn

Instructions

  1. Begin Toe

    For the toe, you will work into the chain from both above and below.

    Ch 8 (10, 12, 14).

    Foundation Rnd: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11) sts, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn; with same side facing, rotate piece 180 degrees. Working in the bottom loop again, sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11) ch sts, 2 sc in bottom loop of last ch st, sl st to first sc to join—16 (20, 24, 28) sc total.

    Crochet the Foundation Round
    Mollie Johanson
  2. Toe Gusset Increases

    Work around the toe, increasing four stitches at each end, to create toe gussets on each end.

    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—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—28 (32, 36, 40) sc.

    Add Rounds to Form the Toe
    Mollie Johanson
  3. Toe Box

    Continue in rounds without increasing for toe.

    Rnd 4: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beg ch to join—28 (32, 36, 40) sc.

    Rep Rnd 4 until piece measures 3 (3-1/2, 4, 4) inches or desired length over instep.

    Crochet the Front of the Slipper
    Mollie Johanson
  4. Divide for Midfoot

    You will now begin working flat in rows for the midfoot.

    Do not ch; sc in next 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, turn.

    Next row: ch 1, sc in next 22 (24, 28, 30) sts, turn.

    Rep last row until foot measures 8-3/4 (9-3/4, 10-3/4, 10-3/4) inches from toe, or 1/4 inch less than desired foot length.

    Work the Sides and Sole
    Mollie Johanson
  5. Heel Flap

    The rectangular heel section will be folded up and sewn to the sides of the midfoot later.

    Ch 1, sc in next 15 (16, 19, 20) sts, turn.

    Next row: ch 1, sc in next 8 (8, 10, 10) sts, turn.

    Rep last row for 1-1/4 (1-1/4, 2, 2) inches, or until the flap is tall enough to meet sides of midfoot when folded.

    Decrease row: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 (4, 6, 6) sts, sc2tog—6 (6, 8, 8) sc.

    Fasten off.

    Add the Heel Flap
    Mollie Johanson
  6. Assembly

    Assemble the crochet slippers into the correct shape by closing up the back of the slipper.

    Cut 12 inch length of yarn; thread onto yarn or tapestry needle. Fold heel flap up to close the back of the bootie. Sew edges of the flap in place using whipstitch or your own favorite method. Fasten off.

    Sew the Heel Flap and Sides
    Mollie Johanson
  7. Finishing

    Join the working yarn to the crochet slipper opening at center back of the heel. 

    Rnd 1: work 60 (66, 72, 74) sc evenly spaced around.

    Tip

    To space stitches evenly, place removable markers every inch or two. Use the formula of 4 sts per inch to help you space your stitches evenly between markers.

    Rnd 2: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in every st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, sl st to beg ch to join—58 (64, 70, 72) sc sts.

    Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in every st to end of rnd, sl st to beg ch to join.

    Try on slipper. Rep Rnd 2 if necessary for a custom fit.

    Fasten off and weave in ends.

    Make second slipper, same as the first.

    Finish With SC Edging
    Mollie Johanson