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Women’s Sunday Slippers – Free Crochet Slippers Pattern

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This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. The free pattern is below or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Disclosure: This free crochet slippers pattern is part of an ongoing collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links. #winteriscoming #wooliscoming

Tell me if you’ve ever been here. There’s someone you really appreciate–a friend, your kid’s teacher, your grown son who calls you from college every Sunday–and you think, gosh, I love to crochet, I wish I could make something for so-and-so that would just show them how much I adore them. 

So you brainstorm. A sweater? Too involved and it may not fit anyhow. An afghan? It might take three years to finish. A cup koozie? Sure, they’re cute, but no one needs another piece of clutter in their kitchen.

And so, in a mess of love and indecision, you don’t make a darn thing.

I really hope this project will change that. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.

I designed this free crochet slippers pattern with the thought that several pairs of these could be whipped up economically by using a similar color palette. Each pair uses about one full skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the main color and about a quarter of a skein in the accent color. This means that you could pair the accent color with a different main color to create a collection of gifts for all the special ladies in your life while making the most of the yarn you purchase. (Pssst…five months ’till Christmas! 🙂 )

While the leather soles on these slippers are optional, they really help with the grippy-ness on hardwood floors. Not to mention, I just love the look of leather and yarn together! For this project, I cut my leather soles from a thrifted leather jacket and I’ve still got plenty of leather left for future projects. If you decide to use thrifted leather, look for the thickest you can find–a purse or coat could work great.

Because I really want you to be able to crank out these slippers as easily as possible, I put together a printable template for cutting the leather soles and added it to the Make & Do Crew exclusive subscriber Vault. Just enter your email address in the box below the pattern and you’ll receive an email with download instructions!   

Thanks to my creative crush and fellow crochet blogger, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me, for posting an adorable pair of men’s slipper socks recently that helped show me how a slipper could be constructed in an easy-to-follow way. Until seeing Sarah’s pattern, I just didn’t know where to start with a slipper pattern, which might seem funny given how many crochet shoes I create. Sarah is a genius at simplifying designs to their most basic elements and I think her skills shine best in her free corner to corner crochet patterns. So charming, aren’t they!?

Sunday Slippers
Free Crochet Slippers Pattern for Women

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Explanation:
This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They’re speedy to work up in chunky yarn and require only basic crochet skills including working in the round, single crochet, and slip stitches. Make a pair for yourself and then outfit the feet of every other cool lady in your life. These are a perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love.

Supplies:
So you can spend more time crocheting and less time shopping, this pattern contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 yds, 6 oz)
– Color A: Fossil    1 (1, 1) skein
– Color B: Blueberry     1 (1, 1) skein (about 25 yards)
• Tapestry needle
• Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (please see overall pattern notes)
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• (2) 1/2” wooden buttons
• Sewing needle and thread to match buttons
• Printed leather sole template from the subscriber Vault (optional)
• Leather for sole—try a thrifted leather jacket or purse! (optional)
Leather punch or hammer and nail (optional)
• Fishing line to sew leather to slippers (optional)

Sizes:
Women’s shoe sizes 5/6, 7/8, 9/10

These slippers can be easily made to accommodate a bigger shoe size by working additional rows of the heel section.

Gauge:
6 sc = 2”
6.5 sc = 2”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together (sc decrease)
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
sp – space
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Stitches are intended to be worked tightly and you may choose to reduce your hook size to make it easier to crochet the gauge. If in doubt, please make a quick gauge swatch. A pair of size 9/10 slippers use a full skein of Color A.

• The toe section is worked first in the round. Next, the heel is worked in rows. The final ankle band with button hole is added last.

• Right and left slippers are worked identically until the ankle section.

• Instructions for size 5/6 are listed, with sizes 7/8 and 9/10 following in parentheses. 5/6 (7/8, 9/10)

TOE

Notes:
• The toe is worked in the round. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the round to join each round. Do not work into the slip stitch from the previous round when you come back around to it.

Make 2.

Foundation Round: Using Color A, create a magic circle and make 10 sc in the circle. Sl st to first sc of round to join. (10 sc)

Round 1: Ch 1, [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (15 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (20 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (24 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to first sc of round to join. (24 sc)

Rep Round 4  10 (11, 11) times.

Fasten off. Cinch magic circle and weave in all ends.

HEEL

Notes:
• This section is worked back and forth in rows between markers. Row 1 is worked into the last round of toe section.

Make 2.

Place stitch markers with 11 stitches between them. Be sure to orient minor sl st “seam” from joining rounds on the toe toward the bottom of slipper so it’s hidden later.

Attach Color B in marked stitch on right-hand side of slipper (assuming toe is oriented away from you). Left-handed crocheters, attach yarn in the marked stitch on left side and reverse mentions of left and right.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in marked stitch, sc in each sc between markers, including left marked st; turn. (13)

Be careful not to accidentally work into the sl st from the previous round when working Row 1.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc from Row 1; turn. (13)

Rep Row 2  10 (11, 13) times.

Fasten off leaving a 15” tail.

SEAMING HEEL

Using a tapestry needle and the tail from toe section, seam back of heel using the mattress stitch. Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

ANKLE CUFF

Notes:
• This section is worked back and forth in rows, with separate instructions for the right and left slipper.
• Row 1 is worked into the heel section at a frequency of one sc stitch placed in each row of sc from working the heel. (See photo at top of pattern.)
• Left-handed crocheters, reverse mentions of left and right.
• See photo below for explanation of “first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.”

right slipper

Attach Color A  on the right side of slipper, in the toe section sc where the toe and heel meet. (See photo at top of pattern.)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc along heel edge placing 1 sc per row of sc in the heel section; when heel edge ends ch 10 (11, 11); turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sk first ch, sc in each ch, sc in each sc around heel to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn.

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each sc; turn.

Row 4 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in each sc to end of row; sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn. (Buttonhole created.)

Row 5 (RS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each st including the ch-1 buttonhole sp; turn.

Row 6 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each of next 2-sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each sc to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

left slipper

Attach Color A  on the left side of slipper, in the toe section sc where the toe and heel meet. (See photo at top of pattern.)

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc along heel edge placing 1 sc per row of sc in the heel section; when heel edge ends ch 10 (11, 11); turn.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sk first ch, sc in each ch, sc in each sc around heel to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn.

Row 3 (WS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each sc; turn.

Row 4 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in each sc to end of row; sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn. (Buttonhole created.)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each st including the ch-1 buttonhole sp; turn.

Row 6 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each of next 2-sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each sc to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

FINISHING

Attaching Button:

With a sewing needle and thread, sew a button to each slipper in the position where the ankle cuff strap meets the toe section.

Adding Leather Soles (optional):

Print the toe and heel pad templates and use them to cut leather pieces for both slippers. (Find leather at craft stores or look for thicker leather jackets and purses at thrift stores.)

Use a leather punch or a nail and hammer to make holes around each leather piece about 3/8” apart. Do not punch holes in the top section of leather than will be at the top of the slipper ankle.

With a tapestry needle and a doubled over piece of yarn that matches your leather, sew soles to slipper bottoms using a whip stitch. I’ve found that even the strongest yarn can wear out pretty quickly when used to secure slipper soles, so you can choose to use a doubled over piece of monofilament (fishing line) instead or in addition.

Put the kettle on, grab a magazine and settle in for a cozy Sunday afternoon at home.

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8. Toddler Boat Shoes

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