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.
KEEP 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
- a yarn needle
- 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).
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!