These are the easiest version of a crochet slipper… they make up very quickly and use very little yarn. Its best to make them with the wearer present (at least for the first one), that way you can make a custom fitted slipper which is perfect!Easy Crochet Slippers:
1. Chain 4 an join with a slip stitch to make a circle. Chain 1 and sc 7 (8sc total) times into the circle – do not join, you will work in continuous rounds.
2. 2Sc into each stitch around (16sc).
3. 2sc in the first stitch, 1sc in the next, repeat around (24sc). How many more increases you need to make depends on the size of the foot and the weight of the yarn. Carter’s slippers were made in DK and a 3.5mm hook, which fit his 4 year old feet perfectly. Maia’s were made with a worsted weight and a 4mm hook and this same size fit her 6 year old feet perfectly. Remember you want them to be quite snug because they are going to stretch with wear. If you are making more increases, they would go like this: Round 4: 2sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat around. Round 5: 2sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat around. Round 6: 2sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around.. etc etc.
4. From here on just work 1 sc in each stitch around. Keep working in rounds until the slipper is long enough to reach us far as you like up the foot. I’ve noticed that it’s quite ‘trendy’ to make a slipper which stops about mid arch, or even lower. But beware, these will slip off at every opportunity! Don’t be seduced by the low fitting slipper, friends… especially if you are making slippers for a child. Anyhoo, when you are satisfied with the length of the slipper, do not fasten off. You will now be working backwards and forwards in rows to create the remainder of the slipper:
5. Work the first 13 stitches, then turn (leaving 7 stitches un-worked – this will be the top of your slipper) ch 1 and work back across the stitches you just made. Keep working back and forth until the slipper is long enough, when stretched, to reach the heel. Sew the ends together to form the back/heel of the slipper.
6. Work the upper (above you can see this is slightly darker blue). Work around the top of the slipper heel and along the un-worked stitches of the last row of the toe, making an sc in each stitch around the top of the slipper for 2-3 rows. Fasten off.
7. I like to make a chain tie to secure the slippers on (you can just make out the bow at the back). Chain long enough to reach all around the slipper, then starting at the back weave in a out of the upper all around and leave both long end to tie once the slipper in on.
8. Make another one the same. Weave in all ends…. wear and enjoy!
If you are running low in yarn just make them in stripes…Of course once Carter had a pair, I had to make Maia some! Instead of making the tie to weave around the top of the slipper, Maia likes hers ballet style, linked in the back and wrapped around the ankle. Otherwise they are the very same, the pattern for the roses can be found here. I hope that’s enough info to make some. They are very easy – really! If you’ve got any questions leave me a comment and Ill try to help out 🙂Have a lovely day. Janette xx