How to Make Easy Crochet Slippers, Shell Slipper

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I wanted to design a free crochet slipper pattern as it has been requested by my readers many times before. So I came up with these quick crochet slippers that are simple and elegant at the same time.

 

Beginner Crochet Slipper Pattern

 

 

Woman's Crochet Slipper Pattern

 

Easy Crochet Slipper Pattern

 

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Now that the holiday gifting rush is over you can make these warm slippers for yourself. Some self-love won’t hurt, will it? I hope they keep you warm and comfy.

 

This is an easy slipper pattern that is worked in one piece. Once you make one, I bet everyone in your family would want one too.

 

Free Crochet Slipper Pattern

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Materials
1. Worsted weight yarn. Caron United in color Soft Grey Heather was used for the sample.

2. Hook G (4.25mm)

 

Size
Small (Fits US sizes 5& 6): Slipper is 9 inches long
Medium (Fits US sizes 7 & 8): Slipper is 9 1/2 inches long
Large(Fits US sizes 9 & 10): Slipper is 10 inches long

 

Gauge
Working in hdc crochet, 16 sts and 8 1/2 Rows= 4 inches

 

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is written in standard American terms.
ch- chain
sc-single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip st
sk- skip

 

Stitch Explanation
Shell: 5 dc worked into the same st.

 

sc2tog ( single crochet decrease): This will join 2 sts into one. To work a sc2tog, [insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop]2 times, yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook.

 

Pattern
Note: Sizes Small and Medium are grouped together and size Large is given separately.

 

Sizes Small and Medium

 

1. Work along the free loops of the foundation chain 

 

Toe Top

                                    

Round 1: Ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3sts, 4 sc in last st, pivot your work to work along the other side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 3 free loops of the foundation ch, 2 sc in last free loop, sl st to first ch. Do not turn.——14 sts

 

2. Round 2 completed                                                                   

Note: The end of the round stitch counts include the chains between the stitches as well.

 

Round 2: Ch 3(counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next, *(ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in next, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * 2 times until you end with a sc in the same st as beginning ch-3, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.———-24 sts

 

Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, place a marker in the sc you just made, *(ch 1, sk the next dc and ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group, ch 1, sk next dc and ch 1, 4 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * and after you work 4dc in the last sc st, ch 1, sl st to first marked sc. Do not turn.——-26sts

 

Note: You will be skipping dc sts to work a shell into the sc.

 

Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd dc of next 4 dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in 3rd dc of next 4 dc group, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.————32 sts (4 shells)

 

Round 5: Sl st into next dc, 1 sc in next, place a marker in the sc you just made, ch 1, shell in next sc, *(ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after shell in the last sc, ch 1, sl st to first marked sc. Do not turn——32 sts(4 shells)

 

Round 6: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in 3rd dc of the last shell, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.————32 sts (4 shells)

 

Round 7: Repeat Round 5.

 

Round 8: Repeat Round 6. Do not turn and do not fasten off.

 

Middle and Back of the Slipper

3. The slipper is worked in rows after you complete the toe top

Note: The rest of the slipper is worked in rows and then the backside is seamed to close the slipper.

 

Row 1: Working in back loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, turn.——21 sts

 

Row 2: Working in front loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, turn.——21 sts

 

 

4. Measure the length of your slipper                                                       

 

Repeat the above 2 rows until your shoe measures 6 1/2 inches for size Small and 7 inches for size Medium.

 

Increase Rows

Note: Maintain the sequence of working into the back and front loops. On the right side of the shoe, you will work in back loops, and on the wrong side,  you will work into the front loops.

 

Increase Row 1: 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each st until 2 sts are left, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in last st. turn.——23 sts

 

Repeat the above increase row 2 more times to end in 27 sts and turn.

 

Next Row: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 26 sts, turn.——27 sts

5. The last Row completed

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, (sc2tog)3 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.——24 sts.

 

6. Sew the back shut with a slip st seam

Now fold and seam the backside of the slipper with sl sts. Fasten off.

 

Border Around the Slipper
You will now work 2 rounds around the opening of the slipper with a few decreases thrown in. This will make your slippers snug and keep it from falling off your feet. You will be working across row ends for the most part and will have to distribute your sc as evenly as possible.

 

 

    7. Work decreases at points shown                                                   

 

Round 1: Sl st to the back seam, ch 1, sc2tog, work sc evenly around the slipper with 5 decreases (sc2tog), 1 at the back, 1 on either side and 1 at each of the corners of the toe top as shown. Sl st to the 1st sc, do not turn.——-48(52) sts

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(sk 1 st, 1 sc in next, 1 sc in the previous skipped st), repeat from * to end and sl st to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in the tails.

Your slipper is now ready to keep you warm and comfy!

 

Size Large

 

Note: Please take a look at the pictures given for the smaller sizes before you start.

 

Round 1: Ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 4 sc in last st, pivot your work to work along the other side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 5 free loops of the foundation ch, 2 sc in last free loop, sl st to first ch. Do not turn.——18 sts

 

Round 2 completed for size Large

Note: The end of the round stitch counts include the chains between the stitches as well.

 

Round 2: Ch 3(counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next, *(ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in next, ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from *3 times until you end with a sc in the same st as beginning ch-3, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.———-30 sts

 

Note: You will be skipping dc sts to work shell into the sc.

 

Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, place a marker in the sc you just made, *(ch 1, sk the next dc and ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group), repeat from * and after you work 3dc in the last sc st, ch 1, sl st to first marked sc. Do not turn.——-30sts

 

Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3dc group, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in middle dc of last 3 dc group, ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.————35 sts (5 shells)

 

Round 5: Sl st into next dc, 1 sc in next, place a marker in the sc you just made, ch 1, shell in next sc, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after shell in the last sc, do not ch 1, sl st to first marked sc. Do not turn——35 sts(5 shells)

 

Round 6: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3, *(do not ch 1, 1 sc in middle dc of next shell, ch 1, shell in next sc), repeat from * and after 1 sc in middle dc of last shell, ch 1, sl st to the top of beginning ch 3. Do not turn.————35 sts (5 shells)

 

Round 7: Repeat Round 5.

 

Round 8: Repeat Round 6. Do not turn and do not fasten off.

 

Middle and Back of the Slipper

 

Note: This part is worked in rows and then the backside is seamed to close the slipper.

 

Row 1: Sl st in next dc,  working in back loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, turn.——23 sts

 

Row 2: Working in front loops only, ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, turn.——23 sts

 

Repeat the above 2 rows until your shoe measures 7 inches.

 

Increase Rows

 

Note: Maintain the sequence of working into the back and front loops. On the right side of the shoe, you will work in back loops and on the wrong side you will work into the front loops.

 

Increase Row 1:1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each st until 2 sts are left, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in last st. turn.——25 sts

 

Repeat the above increase row 2 more times to end in 29 sts and turn.

 

Next Row: ch 2 1 hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc in next 26 sts, turn.——29 sts

 

Repeat the above row one more time.

 

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, (sc2tog)3 times, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 6 sts, 1 sc in last 4 sts.——26 sts.

 

Now fold and seam the backside of the slipper with sl sts. Fasten off.

 

Border Around the Slipper

You will now work 2 rounds around the opening of the slipper with a few decreases thrown in. This will make your slippers snug and keep it from falling off your feet. You will be working across row ends for the most part and will have to distribute your sc as evenly as possible.

 

Round 1: Sl st to the back seam, ch 1, sc2tog, work sc evenly around the slipper with 7 decreases (sc2tog), 1 at the back, 2 on either side and 1 at each of the corners of the toe top as shown ( see pic for smaller sizes). Sl st to the 1st sc, do not turn.——-57 sts

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(sk 1 st, 1 sc in next, 1 sc in the previous skipped st), repeat from * to end and sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in the tails.

 

Your slipper is now ready to keep you warm and comfy!

 

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48 Comments

  1. Benita clemens
    December 8, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Hi just learning the skill and was wondering what the foundation chain count is. Is it 16 chains? Or is round 1 considered to be the foundation

    Thanks.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      December 8, 2019 / 10:06 am

      Yes, you could say Round 1 is the foundation row.

  2. Christine
    August 19, 2020 / 10:20 pm

    Hi! This pattern is super cute! How many yards of yarn is needed?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 3, 2020 / 8:40 pm

      Around 150 yards will be enough for a pair.

  3. Ashley
    September 11, 2020 / 11:04 am

    Do you have a pattern for a size XL?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 11, 2020 / 5:55 pm

      I am sorry, I don’t.

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