I have taught quite a few people how to crochet and they often want to make slippers. But when learning to crochet, working the round and maintaining a consistent tension can be difficult and can lead to two different sized slippers.
So I started making slippers from squares. You just need to crochet a square and then sew it up at the end. The pattern below is for a Woman’s size 8, but can be adjusted very easily with two measurements.
If you want to try these in a different size, just measure the length of the foot. This is the length of chain you need. (Remember that crochet can stretch, so slightly stretch the chain when measuring it.) Next measure around the widest part of your foot. This is the length you need made up of your rows.
Follow down to the end of the pattern to see how to sew these up!
- 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn depending on size (I used just a little more than one skein of Bernat Softee Chunky in Linen)
- Scraps of any worsted weight yarn. (I used Loops and Threads Impeccables in Teal – not pictured)
- N Hook (9.00mm)
- Tapestry Needle
- Tape Measure
Sl St- slip stitch
Dc- double crochet
- Chain 2 at beginning of each row counts as dc
- Written in American Standard Terms
Row 1: dc in 3rd loop from hook (counts as dc) dc across, chain 2, turn (20)
Row 2: dc between 1st and 2nd dc in row below, dc across between each stitch in row below [see image below], ch 2, turn (20)
Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2
Finish off and weave in ends.
Adding the Colour:
Cut a piece of your coloured yarn 24x the length of your piece. Thread that yarn doubled through your tapestry needle.
Beginning in row one, weave that coloured yarn over and under each stitch across. Continue to next row by going under, then over each stitch.
Continue over each row. Make sure not to pull the piece too tightly. The weaved in yarn shouldn’t drastically change the shape of your piece. Weave in the ends.
Constructing the slipper:
With a new piece of coloured yarn, weave yarn along the far right edge through each row. Once weaved, pull each end to cinch the end and tie a tight double knot.
Now to seam the top. I used the same yarn piece that I cinched the toe with and stitched the top seam over the first 10 stitches. In the last stitch go over it 3-4 times to keep that secure. Cut and weave in ends.
Finally, seam the back. Fold the opposite edge together and sew the edge together. Cut and weave in the ends.
Turn the piece inside out and voila! Simple slipper from a square.
I added a little pom pom to the top for fun by sewing to the top.