Crochet Slippers Free Pattern with Video, Magic Slippers

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This crochet slippers free pattern is shaped from a simple rectangle. The transformation is almost magical and hence the name Magic Slippers.

Easy Crochet Slippers

 

These slippers are really easy and beginner-friendly, no increasing or decreasing. Once you repeat two rows to make a rectangle, all you have to do is fold and shape the slippers.

 

Crochet Slippers for Beginners

 

 

I was inspired by knit slippers I saw on YouTube, but I honestly didn’t expect it to turn out looking so good. I think the ribbing effect of the stitch makes all the difference and adds the much-needed pizzazz to this simple design.

 

 

When you try this crochet slippers free pattern,  you will also learn a new stitch called the half double crochet slip stitch. I have included a video at the end of the blog post to make it easy for visual learners.

 

 

Crochet Slippers Free Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”

 

You can pin it for later here

 

Note: There is a video at the end of the blog post.

 

Materials

1. Size 4 worsted weight yarn. Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in colors Putty and Barley were used for the sample slippers.

2. Size J(6mm) hook

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the end and shape the slippers

4. Four 3/4-inch metal buttons for embellishment

 

Finished Size

Note: Sizes are based on US shoe sizes.

Size 5: 8-1/4 inches long

Size 6: 8-3/4 inches long

Size 7: 9 inches long

Size 8: 9-1/4 inches long

Size 9: 9-3/4 inches long

Size 10: 10 inches long

 

Yardage

Around 160-200 Yards depending on the size you are making.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch-chain

sc-single crochet

hslst- half double crochet slip stitch

YO-yarn over

 

Gauge

12.5 hslst= 4 inches

 

Stitch Explanations

Half double crochet slip stitch(hslst): YO, insert your hook into the next st, YO and pull through the stitch and the 2 loops on your hook. You can watch the video at the end of this post.

 

Crochet Pattern

Note: Stitch counts are given in the order Size 5(6, 7, 8, 9, 10). Alternate numbers have been highlighted for ease.

 

Ch 26(27, 28, 30, 32, 33)

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.——-25(26, 27, 29, 31, 32) sts

 

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout),  hslst in same st as ch 1, hslst in each st across to end, turn.—–25(26, 27, 29, 31, 32) sts

 

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.——-25(26, 27, 29, 31, 32) sts

 

Keep repeating Rows  2 and 3 until your rectangle measures 8( 8, 8-1/2, 8-1/2, 9, 9) inches, fasten off with a 1-1/2 yard tail for sewing. 

 

Shaping the Crochet Slippers

Pattern Notes

  1. The side where you have 2 tails hanging will form the ankle side and the opposite side will form the toe side.
  2. The textured side is the right side of the slipper.

 

Left Slipper- Cinching Toe Side

Note: You can see the video given at the end.

 

Keep the rectangle textured side up. The toe side should be at the top.

 

 

For the left slipper, from the right edge, fold in a little more than 1/3rd of the rectangle and place a marker. Open the fold, use a 2-yard strand of yarn and make a running stitch along the very edge of the marked part taking care to catch only one loop.

 

Pull both ends to cinch. Do not cinch too tight or you will feel a lump in your slipper. Tie both ends to hold it in place and sew any opening shut working through the very edge and catching only 1 loop at a time, knot to secure.

 

Sew back to get your yarn near the marker, do not trim the excess yarn. We will come back to this part later after sewing the ankle side.

 

Right Slipper-Cinching Toe Side

Keep the rectangle textured side up. The toe side should be at the top.

 

 

For the right slipper, from the left edge, fold in a little more than 1/3rd of the rectangle and place a marker. Cinch the left side this time and seam it just like you did with your left slipper.

 

Seaming the Ankle- Left and Right Slippers

 

 

Note: When you seam the ankle side or the back of your slipper, the seam will be worked 1/2 inch inwards along the top half to make it snug.

 

Fold the ankle side in the middle, align the top edges, using the yarn tail left, start seaming the ankle working 1/2 inch inside, work along a slanting line to hit the middle, and from there work along the very edge to join the 2 layers.

 

Make a couple of knots. The ankle seam will be a little to the side because of the way these slippers are shaped.

 

Closing the Toe Side- Left and Right Slipper

Turn the slipper right side out. The flap will fold to the right for the right slipper and to the left for the left slipper.

 

Now insert your foot into the slipper. If you are making it for someone else and the slipper is too small to fit, just insert the front of your foot.

 

 

Fold the flap over as far as possible and sew in place using the yarn tail left at the toe side. You can use a running stitch. Since tapestry needle is blunt you don’t have to worry about poking your foot.

 

Finishing the Crochet Slipper

1. Sew on 2 or 3  buttons to the edge of the flap for embellishment. Repeat with the other slipper.

2. Weave in any tails left along the inner side of the slipper.

 

You might also like my quick Free One Hour Crochet Slippers and my  Spa Day Slippers which is perfect for spring.

 

You can find more free crochet slipper patterns on Allfreecrochet.com.

 

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46 Comments

  1. Linda Roberts
    February 7, 2020 / 7:56 am

    This is so cute and looks so easy. I cannot thank you enough. I definitely will be making these slippers. Bravo girl

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 11:05 am

      Thank you so much.

  2. LOUISE BRUNO
    February 7, 2020 / 8:03 am

    CAN’T WAIT TO TRY SLIPPER DIRECTIONS. HAVE MANY OLDER FRIENDS WHO WILL ENJOY THESE AS GIFTS

  3. February 7, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    These are so clever! I will use this pattern to use up some extra yarn and share with family and friends. thank you

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 10:56 am

      You are very welcome. I am glad you like the design.

  4. Edna Siu
    February 7, 2020 / 10:45 pm

    lovely stitch pattern!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so much.

  5. February 8, 2020 / 9:14 pm

    You are doing a back loop half double crochet row and then a single crochet row.

    There is no such thing as a slip stitch half double.

    Love the pattern. So does my sister. Thanks

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 10:55 am

      Hi Ellen, look carefully, I am not doing a regular half double crochet where you pull through 3 loops. I am pulling through 2 loops instead.

      • Barb
        March 16, 2020 / 7:15 pm

        I am a left-handed and have tried to crochet with a lot of trouble trying to convert patterns. Do you have a left-handed version or any suggestions!
        ?

        • Shehnaaz
          Author
          March 18, 2020 / 8:46 pm

          Hi Barb, I am really sorry, I looked for something that would help me mirror the video but couldn’t find it.

        • Denise
          March 21, 2020 / 10:35 am

          I am also a left-handed crocheter and I think you will find this pattern very easy to visualize and convert, which is never easy for me. It’s a great pattern!

  6. Joanne M
    February 9, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    I love the look of this beautiful slipper. Thanks so much for the pattern.
    Want to make size 5 and if I am reading the pattern correctly, I will actually be making an 8 inch square. Is this correct?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 9, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      It should be 8-1/4 inches long and 8 inches wide.

      • Joanne M
        February 9, 2020 / 8:23 pm

        Oh ok, thank you. I’ve started the first rectange which is 8″ wide, so i should keep making rows until it measures 8 1/4, with both tail on same side?

        • Shehnaaz
          Author
          February 10, 2020 / 9:06 am

          Mmm, it was supposed to measure 8-1/4 along the vertical lines. But I guess a 1/4 inch won’t matter much. You can make it 8 inches wide.

          • Sue
            March 1, 2020 / 7:38 pm

            Thanks for this pattern, it’s beautiful! I too am having difficulty understanding measurements, since your comments here don’t match what is written above. I got the impression it was an 8″ square and nowhere do I see 8 1/4″ except here in comments. I am at beginner level, so maybe I simply don’t get it. My square ended up being slanted and does not look like yours, but opposite. Not sure what I did wrong, I followed your video and written instructions. Maybe I will just have to come back to it at some point.

          • Shehnaaz
            Author
            March 1, 2020 / 7:47 pm

            Right above the heading ‘Shaping your CRochet Slippers” it tells you how wide your rectangle should be. A little slant is the nature of the stitch. Just tug on it before you shape it and you should be fine.

  7. February 9, 2020 / 1:59 pm

    Love these! Thank you!

    Reminds me of the slippers my grandma knitted for all the grandkids.

  8. Ada Lacourt
    February 9, 2020 / 2:30 pm

    Beautifl work Thanks

  9. Jen
    February 10, 2020 / 5:30 pm

    You have listed a worsted weight #4, but I believe impeccable is a bulky yarn? Either way I’m excited to make these tonight!

    • Jen
      February 10, 2020 / 5:36 pm

      Nevermind, it says bulky on ravelry. I was just confused. I watched the video. Thank you!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 6:28 pm

      Hi Jen, the one I used is size 4, worsted weight yarn. Maybe Impeccable comes in bulkier weight too. So please don’t be confused.

  10. Roberta Cline
    February 18, 2020 / 8:48 am

    Where on earth did you get those kool plastic inserts?

  11. Victoria
    February 23, 2020 / 10:19 am

    I am in love. These slippers are so cute and easy to make. Thank you so much for your creative, yet simple design. Would like to make a pair for each of my Red Hat sisters for Mom’s Day. Imagine the slippers in our colors with RH ornaments. Excited.

  12. Trish
    February 23, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    Thank you for this pattern! What a concept–just make a rectangle and then shape the toe by gather and fold. This is so much easier than shaping the toe as you go. Your instructions are clear and easy to understand. I like the buttons. They dress it up!

  13. February 24, 2020 / 1:42 pm

    I know i am doing this pattern right….but my work is slanted….should it be. ?? 27 back and forth for a size 7.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 24, 2020 / 1:53 pm

      Yes, that is okay. You can just tug at it to straighten it. It won’t matter in the end.

  14. Kate
    February 26, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    I’ve finished both of my rectangles, but they are both slanting to one side for some reason. Any idea what I did wrong? I followed the pattern and video exactly.

    Thanks!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 27, 2020 / 9:18 pm

      Even mine was a little slanted, just tug on it to straighten it and you should be fine.

  15. Beverly
    March 1, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I watched the video as well and appreciate your tips and tricks. I have been searching for a simple slipper pattern and yours is very stylish-exactly what I have been looking for.

  16. Mirella Price
    March 3, 2020 / 11:54 am

    Thanks so much for this wonderful slipper pattern. Your video presentation is excellent. I was wondering if you can supply a gauge or better still a width measurement for each size. I have crochet 3 sets using 3 different #4 worsted and each one is a different size. It Would be frustrating and just hit or miss to make different sizes to give as gifts. I would love to make each of my family members, kids and adults, each a pair for Christmas.
    Can you help please?
    Thanks again for this jem!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 3, 2020 / 9:15 pm

      The length for different sizes is already provided in the written pattern.
      Finished Size
      Note: Sizes are based on US shoe sizes.

      Size 5: 8-1/4 inches long

      Size 6: 8-3/4 inches long

      Size 7: 9 inches long

      Size 8: 9-1/4 inches long

      Size 9: 9-3/4 inches long

      Size 10: 10 inches long

      For the width, pattern says, Keep repeating Rows 2 and 3 until your rectangle measures 8( 8, 8-1/2, 8-1/2, 9, 9) inches, fasten off with a 1-1/2 yard tail for sewing.

  17. Holly
    March 3, 2020 / 8:58 pm

    Just a quick question before I begin crocheting it. Since my feet are size 11 in women’s, do you think I should make the rectangle 11 inches long? Or 10-1/4 inches long?
    I’m guessing it goes with the length of one’s foot, is that correct? If so, it’ll either be slightly smaller or slightly larger than my foot. I’m guessing it’s slightly smaller since it stretches a little, right? I appreciate any help you can provide.
    Anyway, this is a great pattern! And the slippers look so stylish. Thanks for this!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 3, 2020 / 9:21 pm

      The rectangle should be 1/4 inches less than the length of your foot.

      • Holly
        March 3, 2020 / 9:32 pm

        Thank you so much for your reply. I’ll remember that and measure my foot then. Thanks!

  18. Ann Edwards
    March 13, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    Hi,can i use any size 4 worsted yarn or does it have to be Impeccable,many thanks.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 13, 2020 / 8:10 pm

      Yes, you can.

      • Ann Edwards
        March 17, 2020 / 2:22 pm

        Thank you,can i just ask if a chunky wool can be used for the slippers,many thanks.

        • Shehnaaz
          Author
          March 18, 2020 / 8:28 pm

          I am guessing you might feel a lump in your feet if you use a thicker yarn, but you can try making one and see. Make the rectangle the same size and check. Good luck!

  19. Joyce Antons
    March 14, 2020 / 8:44 pm

    My dear girl you are amazing with this slipper design…thank you for sharing..Many patterns are easy but no way as cute in the end,,,Going to keep an eye on your patterns.

  20. Jean Brown
    March 17, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    I can’t locate the video! Is it still available?

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