Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS GUIDE

ch—chain
sts—stitches
sl st—slip stitch
sc—single crochet
dc—double crochet
dc2tog—double crochet 2 together (decrease)
rep—repeat
WS—wrong side
RS—right side
MC—main color
CC—contrasting color
*—repeat instructions as directed

Directions (for each crochet slipper):

  1. Round 1: With CC, beginning with a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc 12 into the ring; join with sl st in first dc. (12 sts) Close magic circle by tugging on yarn at base of ring (not the working yarn end).
  2. Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in first dc. (24 sts)
  3. Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each st around; join with sl st in first dc, break CC. (24 sts)
  4. Round 4: With MC, join to any st of Round 3 with a sl st, ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around; join with sl st in first dc. (24 sts)
  5. Rounds 5–7: Ch 2, dc in each st around; join with sl st in first dc. (24 sts)
  6. Row 8: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 16 sts, dc 2tog; turn. (Note: 4 sts will remain unworked.) (18 sts)
  7. Row 9–19: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn. (18 sts)
  8. Row 20: Ch 2, dc in the first 7 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in the last 7 sts; turn. (16 sts)
  9. Row 21: Ch 1, sc in first 8 sts; fold slipper in half lengthwise so that the 8 sc just made are behind the remaining sts from Row 20; sl st through both layers (Rows 20 and 21) to close up the back of the heel (seam is on WS of slipper). Do not break yarn. (8 sc followed by 8 sl sts)
  10. Edging: (Turn slipper heel RS out again and work around the foot opening.)
  11. Edge Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), sc 60 evenly around opening; join with sl st in first sc. (60 sts)
  12. Edge Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc; break yarn and finish off. (30 ch-2 eyelets)
  13. Tie: Using color of choice, ch a 24-in. length, finish off. Weave through eyelets. Tie a small knot at each end and trim excess yarn.

Editor’s Note: This pattern makes a size medium (6/7) slipper. For small (4/5), use G/4 mm; large (8/9), use I/5.5 mm. Yarn available at purlsoho.com

Crochet Slipper design by Tamara Kelly www.mooglyblog.com