I don't know about you, but summertime is still crochet time for me! It is my favorite time of year to play with new ideas and smaller projects that are easily transportable. I am a big fan of projects that can easily fit in your purse and travel to the lake, on road trips or wherever your summer adventures might take you. These cotton slipper socks ARE that project. They are a small and fast project that you can complete in a day or two, and then actually use this summer! Or make a few sets and set them aside for gifts. I think these would make nice donations as well. Whatever you decide to do with them, keep reading for the free pattern.
Several years ago, when I was still thinking about selling crocheted items, I order a TON of Premier Home Cotton yarn from Craftsy (it was a really good deal and I couldn't help myself!). I don't design with cotton very often, but I have been challenging myself to use up some of my yarn stash this year. I'm so glad I am! It inspired me to design the Spring Gingham washcloth and hand towel earlier this spring, and now these totally comfy cotton slipper socks that I am currently wearing as I type this post ;)
This slipper sock pattern is a nice, basic starting point for crocheting something for your feet. You can play with different colors, stripes or even adding more length to the ankle if you want to play around with it! They are nice for lounging, especially since they keep your feet warm but not too hot. I can't wait to see what colors you decide to use!
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
SC2Tog: single crochet two together
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
8 sts x 6 rows = 2 inches in HDC
Length (Heel to toe, size small) = 8.5”
Length (Heel to toe, size medium) = 9”
Length (Heel to toe, size large) = 9.5”
Width (laid flat) = 4”
last st of each round is connected to the first st of the round with a sl st
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
I used a fairly tight tension for this project, please check your gauge so the slippers fit properly.
If you are making these for more narrow feet, you can start with 9 HDC in the magic circle and increase accordingly per the pattern instructions. Round 2 would have 18 sts, and Round 3 would have 27 sts.
Please be cautious wearing these on hard floors! They are slippery. I added puffy fabric paint to the bottom of mine to reduce the slip.
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 4-16: ch 1, HDC around (30)
(Medium) Round 4-18: ch 1, HDC around (30)
(Large) Round 4-20: 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 1-7: ch 1, HDC in 18 sts (18) Turn.
Row 8: ch 1, *HDC2Tog, HDC, repeat from * across (12). Turn.
Row 9: ch 1, HDC2Tog across (6). Turn
Row 10: ch 1, HDC2Tog across (3).
**Do not cut your yarn. Turn your slipper right side out. You will now be working in rounds around the ankle portion of the slipper**
Round 1: ch 1, HDC evenly around the ankle opening so that you have 44 stitches around (44)
Round 2: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in next 9 sts, repeat from * around (40)
Round 3-4: SC around (40)
Round 5: ch 1, SC2Tog twice, SC in next 32 sts, SC2Tog twice (36).
Need something warmer for the fall and winter? Try the Star Gazer's Slipper Socks made with Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn!
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