Crocheted Slippers

Over the holidays at my dad's house I couldn't sleep well one night,
so I went to the living room and picked up my crochet bag...(around 3am).
What do you know...by 8am I had a pair of slippers crocheted :)
Here's some pics, and the pattern I used, if you're interested!
Don't they look like little eggplants!!?
I'm just glad they turned out the same size as they were my
first attempt at any kind of "pair" of something that had to fit!!

You basically double (or even single) crochet a rectangle and
seam up the edges, creating the toe & heel. This "sewing" actually folds
the rectangle lengthwise into the slipper shape. These crochet very
quickly and you could do them in any size from toddler
to "big foot" by varying the number of stitches and/or rows. Smaller
adjustments, like half sizes, can be made by simply adjusting
the size of the needle you use. Ideally, you won't have any holes
or gaps where cold air can pass through. Good luck and enjoy!
  1. A denim sole can be machine-sewn onto the outside bottoms for better durability!!
  2. A crocheted chain or complimentary ribbon can be woven into the top row for use as a "shoe lace"!
  3. You can work 2 strands at a time, making them warmer, or line the inside sole with fleece!
  4. You can add a crocheted flower, a pom-pom, a jewel or any other embellishment you'd like to the top!
  1. Hook size G or H
  2. 4 ply yarn-- less than a skein per pair of slippers
Allow a beginning "tail" of about 12 inches before your slip knot.
Chain: as many stiches that's as NEARLY as long as the bare foot:
(usually 25 for kids, 33 women's size 8 1/2 to 9, and 38 for men's size 11)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across,
(going thru both front & back loops), ch 3 and turn.
Row 2: Now DC in each stitch across, ch 3 turn.
Rows 3-(11, 13, or 15) (this is the width and can be adapted to individual foot size) :
Simply repeat row 2, tie off with a 12" tail of yarn---On OPPOSITE side as the beginning tail)
***If need be, turn and do a simple row of sc to get the tail back to the correct side!
***This can be done in a contrasting color to add interest!
***Be sure to make the second slipper NOW before seaming the slippers,
so they are the same size exactly!
ASSEMBLE by "Sewing" them:
Now, fold the slipper in half and gather the toe together. Use your crochet hook to pull/weave the strand in/out of the ends of the rectangle…this is your "sewing" action. (You're actually working from the inside out.) Now continue stitching about 1/3 of the way up the rectangle towards what will be the heel of the slipper. Tie/Knot off the yarn to keep stitches stable through many wash cycles, and cut off! Turn the slipper "right side out" and with the other tail of yarn, "sew" the heel from the "outside looking in". Tie/Knot the end and cut off!
***They may even look a bit "boxy" when viewed from the side but they "round out" when worn!
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