Free Pattern: Double Strapped Slippers

The first ever YouTube tutorial that I created was for these slippers. I had so many requests for a pattern from countless Instagram crochet buddies. I really don’t like writing patterns but it is something that I need to get use to. Instead of writing a pattern I made a video which seemed like it would be much more fun. I loved making it, but I know a written pattern needs to be made. It’s time to stop putting this off! I receive a lot of emails and questions about this pattern, so I will make it as informative as I can.

IMG_9606KEEP IN MIND… These slippers can be customized to fit any shoe size. You’ll need to figure out how many stitches fit around the widest part of the toe box area of your foot. If you’re not sure, you can take the size hook you are using and make a chain of 30. Wrap it snugly around the bottom/widest part of your toe box area (where your toes end) and see if it fits. You’ll either need to make more chains or remove chains. This should help you figure out ABOUT how many stitches you need round 4 (or round 5) to be. It may not be exact. Trial and error is our friend. It helps make us better crocheters!

Also remember that this pattern can be made with as many colors as you choose to, but for pattern purposes I will be explaining how to make these with 2 different colors. I will also be explaining how to make these for an average width foot. Alteration info is in BOLD down below.

What you will need:

  • 2 colors of medium weight (size 4) yarn (one for Color A and one for Color B)
  • US- G, 4.0mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • a yarn needle

Stitches/techniques used:

  • Magic Ring technique (video tutorial can be found HERE)
  • hdc (half double crochet stitch)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • ch (chain)
  • st (stitch)

Create a magic ring. If you do not want to do the magic ring, you can chain 5 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring. Ch. 1

Round 1:  With COLOR A, 8 hdc into your ring. If using the magic ring, pull ring closed. Sl st into the first hdc you made. (8 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1. Place 2 hdc into the same st and every st around. Sl st into the first hdc, tie off round(16 hdc)

Round 3: Connect COLOR B (if you’re changing colors), ch 1. 1 hdc into the same st. 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round. Sl st into the first hdc. (24 hdc)

If you need less than 32 stitches for your 4th round you need to only add enough increases to give you your final number. For example: If you need 30 stitches, skip doing the last 2 increases (2 in each stitch) and just put 1 in each stitch. It doesn’t matter where you omit increases as long as you end up with the number of stitches you need for the foot that will be wearing these. Remember, every increase you omit will decrease your total number of stitches by 1.

Once you reach your number, only put 1 hdc into each stitch around for the rest of the toe area of the slipper. 

ROUND 4: Ch 1. 1 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the 2nd st, 2 hdc into the third st. *1 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the first hdc (32 hdc OR however many you need to fit yourself)

If you need more than 32 stitches you will need to add enough increases (2 in each stitch) into row 5 to get your number. Remember , every increase you make adds one more stitch to your total number.

ROUNDS 5-6: Ch. 1. Connect COLOR A. 1 hdc into the same stitch, then 1 hdc into every stitch around. Sl st into the first hdc, tie off at round 6.

ROUNDS 7-8: Ch. 1. Connect COLOR B. 1 hdc into the same stitch, then 1 hdc into every stitch around. Sl st into the first hdc, tie off at round 8.

At this point your toe area should be done. Put the slipper on and take the tail end, place a stitch marker (for reference if needed) and place it on top of your pinky toe (at the center or more toward your next toe). Place a stitch marker in a stitch that is at the midpoint of your big toe. The space on top between the stitches will be the opening of your slipper. Take off the slipper, connect COLOR A.

FOOTBED ROW 1: With COLOR A, start at the marker with where you ended the last round. 1 hdc into the first stitch and every stitch until you hit the second stitch marker. Remember to remove the stitch marker and hdc into that stitch as well. Ch. 1 and turn.

FOOTBED ROW 2 and BEYOND: 1 hdc into every stitch across. At the end of ROW 2 you will connect COLOR B and switch colors every 2 rows. Continue this until it is long enough to wrap around your heel (pictures below).2


Now, just whip-stitch the back closed and you’re finished with the body of the slipper! See my youtube tutorial for the best way to close in the back of the slipper if you are having issues.

The final part is the straps. Again, see the video for info on how to attach your straps if you have trouble.

Attach a slipknot to your hook with color B. You want to start your strap in the 2nd color stripe (stripe B) on the footbed. From either side of the slipper, place your hook at the right end where the first B stripe meets the A stripe (shown below).


Row 1: Make 4 sc across the stripe, ch 1, turn (4 sc)


Row 2 and beyond: 1 sc in each stitch across (4 sc)

Continue your 4 sc across each row until it is long enough to reach the other side. Try on slipper and make sure the strap is not too loose or too tight to your foot. When you have reached the desired length, end your row and sew it to the stripe on the other side. Repeat process for 2nd strap(next Color B strap toward the heel). Sew in all loose ends.

HOORAY! You have just finished your slipper. Just repeat this process for the second slipper using what you wrote down so your slippers will match perfectly. See you in the next pattern!

26 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Double Strapped Slippers

    • stitchstitchboom says:

      The directions in the video and in the pattern walk you through how to custom make slippers to fit any size. I wear a US size 9. If you’re also a 9, you’re in luck1 If not, you will need to alter the pattern to fit your feet. Good luck! If you have trouble with the typed pattern you can always refer to the video. Thank you so much!!!

  1. Ezella Dysart says:

    Okay my mom wears a size 10 when doing the increases to reach your number, do you do one half double crochet in each stitch? Or do you do one double crochet in one stitch and two in the next to get your desired number of stitches?

  2. Ezella Dysart says:

    My mom wears a size 10. When I do the increases to get the desired number what do I do with the remaining stitches?

  3. Ruth says:

    Rounds or the name of my existence , and I’ve made my slipper too wide around the toes. Is there a way to shrink the slipper?

  4. Jennifer says:

    Hi. Good day. The pattern is so easy to follow for a beginner like me. Although I made some changes but it is really realy nice. I’ve done for the other half.Can’t wait to use them.

  5. Cherish says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent!! I am about to get going on these for my stepmother! I’m thinking if I keep the same number of chains and stitches, it could end up more of her size using a 3.5mm hooks. She wears a 7.5/8. Wish me luck 😊

  6. Viki says:

    It’s 3 am, and I just walked my senior dog in 22° night air. So, I decided to check FB… and I see this… I want to start a pair NOW!!! These are awesome. I’ve been looking literally for years for something cute and easy like this. I have no idea about increasing, but the tutorial makes it look doable. You also sound like you’d be an awesome instructor!
    Thank you@

  7. Caz says:

    I’d just to leave a little thank you here, from a group of chronic illness sufferers who are using your pattern for poorly feet. I, myself, can no longer wear a left shoe due a chronic pain condition, so I made this one because it’s similar to the right shoes I’m wearing, and I was wearing holes in all my left socks using the bad leg as a kind of stabiliser wheel, if you like. It was so quick and easy to do, and when I was showing it off to my husband I forgot I was even wearing it, it was so comfortable. I’ve since shared it with a group of friends who have various illnesses, and many of them are very keen to try them too, so thank you so very much for this lovely little pattern, which has certainly made me feel much more normal!

    • stitchstitchboom says:

      Thank you so much for this. I have been in a huge rut in life lately and I haven’t been happy. I haven’t crocheted much, I haven’t made any new tutorials. This comment has turned my day around. I’m so glad that you, and many other chronic pain sufferers, are able to use this pattern to help them.

      Thank you so much for your wonderful words. I wish there was more that I could do for your pain. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  8. Lone Jensen says:

    Hey. Im Loa66 from Denmark. Im 51 year, and I enjoue crochet, and nitting and all kind off handwork. Im saw your free pattend crochet on Pinterest app. Thank you very much, For these, and for your creativity and hard work, whit these pattern. These slippers are cute easy an perfect, for me to do. Have a nice day and thank you. Best regards from loa66 (Lone) Denmark.
    Sorry my enlish.

  9. Emily says:

    I’m so glad you have a written pattern for these! I had made a few pairs years ago by following your YouTube video (which I had zero problems following), it’s hands down my favorite/best slipper pattern I’ve come across 🙂 thanks again!

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