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
You can work from the free pattern given below or purchase an Ad-free PDF for $2.50 here.
You can pin it for later here.
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

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
Toe Top
1. Work along the free loops of the foundation chain 

 

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 as well.
Round 2: Ch 3, 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 * 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

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

Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next 3dc group, 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 sc. Do not turn.——-26sts
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, 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 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 Side of the Slipper
3. Slipper is worked in rows after you complete the toe top

 

Note: The rest of the slipper is worked in rows and then the back side 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 back side 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 as well.

Round 2: Ch 3, 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 * 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 into the sc.
Round 3: 1 sc in next dc, *(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 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, 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 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 Side of the Slipper 
Note: This part is worked in rows and then the back side 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 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 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 back side 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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44 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.

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