Easy Crochet Slipper Socks for Beginners
This free crochet pattern uses less that one skein of yarn to make easy crochet slipper socks. Use Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn to create a beautiful colorful gradient in brights or neutrals. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 3 yarn and make these simple slippers in easily adjustable sizes.
Use One Skein of Lion Brand Ferris Wheel Yarn
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 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!
Simple Crochet Slipper Socks for any Size
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, 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.
Make them Colorful or Neutral
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 light weight slippers bright and cheery for summer. But there are also some nice autumnal color combinations as well as a beautiful coffee inspired neutral yarn. So whatever your color preferences are, you will be able to find something you love!
Cotton Candy Slipper Socks - Free Crochet Pattern
Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn (‘Cotton Candy’ pictured) or approx. 140 yards of a comparable Category 3 yarn
G/4.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour or check out these adorable custom polymer clay hooks!
Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
YO: yarn over
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.
Need more easy crochet slipper sock patterns? Try the simple Cotton Slipper Sock:
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