This free crochet slipper pattern is constructed mainly from trebles worked into two different size motifs and crocheted together. Each slipper consists of 1 large motif and 3 smaller motifs. The lace is a length of chain crocheted together from two strands of yarn.
The pattern may be altered to fit very small children right up to adult males simply by using a different size hook and yarn, or by working less rows in the motifs. Children like theirs decorated with pompoms, rosettes or crochet butterflies, or a monogram initial.
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Afghan Crochet Stitch may be substituted into this pattern. Just be sure that the finished motif is the correct size, so that your finished crochet slipper fits correctly. The crochet slippers shown here will fit an adult male. They are soft and very comfortable to wear and sleep in. They make an excellent gift for Christmas or any other occasion. Work a pair in red and white for Valentine's Day.
If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.
Measurements Slipper: Approximately 28cm [11ins] long, 14cm [5.5ins] wide.
Large Motif: 20cm [8ins] square.
Small Motif: 9cm [3.5ins]
Crochet Slipper Pattern
Make 2 alike.
Begin by working 6ch and join with a ss to form a ring.
1st Round: Work 3ch, 2tr into ring, *3ch, 3tr into ring, repeat from * twice more, ss into 3rd of 3ch.
2nd Round: Work 3ch, *1tr into each tr to corner, [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] into corner sp, repeat from * finishing with 1tr into each tr, 1ss into 3rd of 3ch.
Work in this manner until 6 rows have been completed. Fasten off.
Attach Contrast and work 2 more rows in pattern. Fasten off.
Work as 1st 2 Rounds of large motif, and last 2 Contrast Rounds. Fasten off.
Make up as follows.
Place one corner of small motif above one corner of large motif with wrong sides together.
Working through both motifs, work 2dc into corner sps, 1dc into each st until you reach the 2nd corner sp of the small motif. Work 1dc through corner sp and tr on large motif.
Join 2nd small motif to large motif by placing it beside the 1st small motif and working 1dc into corner sp and next tr on large motif. Continue joining in the same manner as before to 2nd corner of 2nd small motif easing the two motifs together so that the corners of both motifs meet. Work 1dc through both corner sps.
Work 1dc through the corner sp of the 3rd small motif and the next tr on the 2nd side of the large motif. Continue working until you have all 3 small motifs joined as shown in the photograph above.
If you fold the crochet slipper as shown in the photograph right, you will see how it is taking shape. Continue joining the 3rd small motif in the same manner as the previous 2 until you reach the 3rd corner sp. This is the pointed toe.
Work [1dc through corner sp and tr] twice.
Join the other half of the crochet slipper in the same manner as the 1st half, until you have joined the second side of the 2nd small motif.
Working only along the edge of the 2nd small motif, miss 1st st, *4tr into next st, miss next st, 1dc into next st.[shell edging] Continue to joined corner.
Work this same shell edging row along the next 2 sides of the 1st small motif.
Lastly, resume working dc through both 1st small motif and large motif to complete the joining to the heel point. Work 1dc through both corner sps and 1ss into 1st dc. Fasten off.
Make the lace by crocheting a length of chain 2 strands thick to the length desired and thread through the sps across the center of the 1st and 2nd small motifs. If you have plenty of yarn left, you may like to make a twisted cord instead of a length of chain.
You may easily vary the design by working alternate rows of Contrast and Main Color, or by using up left over bits and pieces of yarn creating a technicolor effect. Matching them to pyjamas or dressing gown is a nice idea too.
All the stitches and techniques used in my Free Crochet Slippers Pattern are fully detailed and shown clearly in my “CROCHET MADE EASY” e-book. More information on my e-book contents page. HAPPY CROCHETING!