Learn To Crochet: Simple Slippers

 I made these slippers a few years ago, since then I've made probably seven pairs for myself and for friends. They are so simple, and so comfortable! I wear mine all the time. The first pair I made was mustard yellow (of course) with gray trim, this time I tried out my fisherman's wool with teal trim.

This pattern is adapted from this slipper pattern from Garn Studio.

Single Crochet- sc
Decrease- dec
Increase- inc
Chain- ch
Slip Stitch- sl stsDECREASING TIP: Decrease 1 single crochet at the end of row by turning piece when 1 single crochet remain. 
INCREASING TIP: Increase 1 single crochet by working 2 single crochet in last but one single crochet.

Chain 5 with crochet hook size 6 mm / J/10 and lime (leave approx 11¾” thread and use this to sew tog the slipper afterwards) 
ROW 1: 2 single crochet in each of the last 4 chain = you will have 8 sc
ROW 2: 2 single crochet in each sc = you will have 16 sc.
ROW 3: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = you will now have 24 sc. 
Increases are now complete for the smaller sizes (size 6-7)
SIZE 7½-9: ROW 4: 1 sc in each sc, at the same time inc 3 sc evenly on row = 27 sc.
SIZE 9½-10½: ROW 4: * 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 30 sc.
ALL SIZES: Continue with 1 sc in each sc until piece measures 3 1/8''-3½''-4''. Now dec 1 sc each side at the end of every row – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec a total of 2-3-3 times (small-medium-large) = 20-21-24 sc. Continue with 1 sc in each sc until piece measures  6''-7''-8''. Now inc 1 sc each side at the end of every row – SEE INCREASING TIP – and repeat the inc a total of 2 times = 24-25-28 sc. When piece measures 8¾''-9½''-10 5/8'' fold it double and crochet tog mid back with a row of sl sts through both layers. Cut the thread and fasten. Tighten slipper at the top and sew together mid upper foot 
-Crochet a row of sc with a contrasting color around the opening of slipper. 
OPTIONAL STRAP: Crochet 1 sc in row of sc round opening at one side (in approx 8th sc from seam mid front), crochet a ch loop measuring approximately 7” and attach with a sl st in first sc. Sew on a button the other side.  

 These are a great beginner project! Be sure to leave a link if you decide to make a pair for yourself!


  1. I've just bought my first crochet hook! Ill have to get a few practices in and then I definitely want to make these!!

  2. Oh these look so cozy! Cute photos.


  3. I've never been able to finish a single project that I start, so I'll daydream about completing an wearing these bad boys.

  4. These look so cozy and nice! I'm always looking for interesting crochet patterns too. Thank you for sharing!

  5. These are wonderful! They remind me of the slippers my great-grandma used to knit all the time. So warm and comfy!

  6. Is the yarn wool or cotton? because I made one pare in wool and they get baggy and slooshy :((( they losed the form.
    I'm going to try in cotton.
    It happen the same with this lady http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/pretty-1-practical-0.html


    1. Hi Cat! That is odd! I made mine from wool and they worked out great! Let me know how cotton goes:)

    2. I will :)

      Keep up Rooney!

  7. Hi! I'm a super-beginner and this is the first pattern I'm attempting to follow. Can you explain the part where you say "repeat the decrease 2-3-3 times = 20-21-24 sc"--I'm still trying to understand how to read patterns. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Michelle!

      Depending on what size you are making, is what the 2-3-3 means.
      So if you are making small slippers: decrease 2 times and you'll have 20 single crochet total.
      Medium: decrease 3 times and you'll have 21 single crochets total
      Large: decrease 3 times and you'll have 24 single crochets total.

      I hope that makes more sense!