Monday, 18 February 2013

Easy Crocheted Slippers Pattern

This pattern makes quick but sturdy slippers, they are perfect for walking around the house in, are very comfortable to wear and they leave loads of room for customization.

How the slippers turn out is based on what types of wool you use, the blue & yellow pair were made using very cheap and thin wool which resulted in more of a ballet pump shape, while the pink and beige pairs were made using a thicker type of wool which resulted in a kind of a boot shape.

How to Crochet Slippers

To start off with, you will be using 2 balls of wool together, so pick two colours of roughly the same thickness.

Working with a 5mm crochet hook and both strands of wool, chain 2

Rnd 1: 9 hdc in the second ch from hook, join with sl st to first hdc (9)

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st (18)

Rnd 3-8: ch 1, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st (18)

Rnd 9: ch 1, 1 hdc in each hdc around, DON'T JOIN! ch 1 and turn (this creates the opening for your foot)

Note: this next part of the pattern is for size 5-6 feet, to make it smaller or bigger, just increase or decrease the amount of the following rounds

Rnd 10-20: Repeat round 9

Place the two open ends together and sl st down the open edge (this is the back of the slipper not the opening on the top of the slipper!)

Finish off and weave in ends.

At this point you can either leave them plain or customize them however you see fit :)

Decorated with a simple heart
For some other ideas, you could easily place a bobble, bow or flower on the end of the shoe, thread a ribbon round the opening or maybe crochet a different colour around the rim of the opening :)

Note: these things are so much fun on a wooden/laminate flooring!

As always, please feel free to comment! We would love to see what designs/customization you come up with!