This easy slipper pattern is one passed down to me from my grandmother. I do not know where she first came across it, but it was well used. She used 2 strands of acrylic yarn held together, but those slippers were VERY slippery on the bottom. I have found that Bernat Blanket yarn is not. If you need help, I highly suggest you check out my video tutorial at the bottom of this post.
What You'll Need:
9mm (size M) crochet hook
roughly 5 ounces of yarn (for a size women's 8/9 slipper)
optional: an ounce or so of faux fur yarn for the trim
I wear a size 9 shoe. This slipper pattern fits me just a tad bit snug when I first put it on, but as it is worn, the stitches loosen just a little and it is perfect. I would make the pattern as written to fit a women's size 8/9.
For larger or smaller sizes, just continue working round #3 until it is the correct length. This section should fit from your toes, to the front of your ankle, where your foot meets your leg.
Once you have the correct length, begin round 12. Continue round 12 until it reaches the heel. Once you have the length you need for the heel, work round 16.
We will be working in continuous rounds. Do not turn your work unless the pattern says so.
The chain stitch at the beginning of a round/row does not count as a stitch.
HDC: half double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Hdc2tog: half double crochet two together (half double crochet decrease)
Round 1: Magic circle, and ch 1. Work 10 hdc into the circle, and pull closed. Join to the first hdc with a sl st. (10)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into each st around. Join to the first hdc with a sl st. (20)
Rounds 3-11: Ch 1, hdc into each st around. Join to 1st hdc with a sl st.
Rounds 12-15: Ch 1, hdc in the first 15 sts. Turn.
Round 16: Ch 1, hdc in the first 5 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, hdc in the remaining 5 sts.
Finish off, leaving a long tail. Use the tail to sew up the back of the slipper. Work away the ends. Make sure to also work away the end from your beginning magic circle.
OPTIONAL: If you want to add a trim around the top, use a bit of faux fur yarn. Attach it to the back of the slipper, and single crochet in every stitch around.
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