Crochet lightweight slippers with this free and easy pattern. Use Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn to create a beautiful colorful gradient in brights or neutrals. These slippers make great gifts and craft sale inventory. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Lightweight Slippers for Beginners
If you love Lion Brand Scarfie yarn, let me take a moment to introduce you to Lion Brand Ferris Wheel! I ran across this yarn on my hunt to find an all acrylic substitute for my Seven Days of Scarfie patterns. While I can’t say that Ferris Wheel is a perfect substitute (the yarn weight is a lot lighter than Scarfie and so gauge is affected), there are definite similarities that I love! Just like Scarfie yarn, Ferris Wheel is single ply yarn with color gradients to die for. AND one skein is enough to make a pair of these slipper sock and still have some left over. Unlike Scarfie, it is 100% acrylic. So if wool in yarn is a problem for you, this one shouldn’t give you any trouble!
Easy Crochet Slippers in Multiple Sizes with this Free Pattern
If you have never made crochet slipper socks before, drop your current WIP and give these a try! They are so much easier than they look, suitable for a beginner skill level, and you can easily adjust the size to fit your foot no matter how large or small. This pattern includes instructions for small (women’s size 6-7), medium (8-9) and large (10+) sizes, but really you can adjust them with a custom fit to your foot. You can also play around with different types of yarn including wool yarn, cotton yarn or blends.
Will you crochet colorful or neutral slipper socks?
As I mentioned earlier, Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn comes in several different colorways with a beautiful gradient fade. I chose the ‘Cotton Candy’ colorway because I wanted to make these lightweight slippers bright and cheery for summer. But there are also some nice autumnal color combinations as well as a beautiful coffee inspired neutral shades. So whatever your color preferences are, you will be able to find something you love!
But what about non-slip soles?
My favorite hack for making crochet slipper socks non-slip is so simple! When shopping for your yarn, also grab a small bottle of puffy fabric paint in a matching it complimenting color. When your slippers are complete, just add a few dots of fabric paint to the bottom of your slippers. This will give you some grip for hard floors without sacrificing comfort or warmth.
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Cotton Candy Slipper Socks - Free Crochet Pattern
- Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn (‘Cotton Candy’ pictured) or approx. 140 yards of a comparable Category 3 lightweight yarn
- G/4.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- YO: yarn over
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
- HHDC: herringbone half double crochet: YO, insert hook into next st, YO pull through the stitch AND your first loop, YO, pull through remaining two loops on the hook
8 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in HDC
- Width of ankle = 4”
- Width of foot = 4”
- Heel to toe (small) = 9”
- Heel to toe (medium) = 10”
- Heel to toe (large) = 11”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch
- The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st
Start with a magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, work 10 HDC into the magic circle, pull tight (10)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around (20)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)
(Small) Round 4-20: ch 1, HDC around (30)
(Medium) Round 4-23: ch 1, HDC around (30)
(Large) Round 4-26: ch 1, HDC around (30)
**This section of the slipper should cover your foot up to your ankle (it is ok if it has to stretch just a little bit to do so). You will now start working back and forth in rows.**
Row 1-6: ch 1, HDC in 18 sts (18) Turn.
Row 7: ch 1, *HDC2Tog, HDC, repeat from * across (12). Turn.
Row 8: ch 1, HDC2Tog across (6). Turn
Row 9: ch 1, HDC2Tog across (3). Turn
*You will now start working in rounds for the ankle*
Round 1: ch 1, HDC evenly around the ankle opening so that you have 40 stitches around (40)
Round 2: ch 1, HDC in each st around (40)
Round 3: ch 1, *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 8 sts, repeat from * around (36)
Round 4: ch 1, HDC in each st around (36)
Round 5: ch 1, *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around (30)
Round 6-8: ch 1, HHDC in each st around (30)
Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
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