Crochet slippers keep your feet warm and toasty. I love that there are so many options on texture and yarn choices for making slippers. Therefore, I pulled together 10 FREE crochet slipper patterns from my designer friends. Make slippers all year long for yourself, your family, your friends, or even as charity crochet.
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What Makes A Good Crochet Slipper?
When making slippers, there are a few things that you will want to consider. First, slippers are an item that needs to be durable. They will be on your feet so they’ll take a lot of wear and tear. Therefore, you must onsider the yarn that you are going to us to make your slipper. After all, you want to make sure that it is something that is substantial and durable.
Tip: Want to help increase the longevity of your slippers? Try adding leather pads to the bottom. Remember that this might make the slipper more slippery, so try to find something that isn’t too smooth. Chosen correctly, though, this can make your slippers even more slip-proof. Plus, they’ll last longer.
Another way to help with your slipper to have more traction is to add puff paint or hot glue to the bottom of the slipper. This will give you a little more grip when walking on surfaces such as wood or tile.
You can further increase the durability of your socks by adding some reinforcement thread. While you are working the stitch on the bottom of your slipper, add a strand of nylon thread that will help your stitches from stretching out.
Crochet Slipper Sizes:
Picking the size of your crochet slippers can be a little challenging. Most slippers you want to be on the snug side so that they don’t fall off while you are wearing them. Unlike with a sweater, you want snug or tight rather than too loose.
Important measurements when making slippers are:
- your foot circumference
- foot length
You will take these numbers and subtract an inch from each to get what your finished slipper measurements should be. Why would you go down an inch from your actual foot size? Because your crochet slipper will stretch. Consider what yarn you are using and how much stretch will your fabric have? It is always a great idea to make a swatch to see how it will feel.
Looking for a great reference chart for what your final slipper measurement should be? Check out the resources on Kate Atherley’s website. Although she talks about knitting, the same principals apply to crochet.
Crochet Slipper Resources
Looking to branch out into knit socks? I have a beginner KAL for your first pair of socks. Worked in worsted weight yarn this is an easy way to learn the basics of knit sock making. But if you’re ready to start crocheting slippers, then here are ten free crochet slipper patterns you might want to try:
10 FREE Crochet Slipper Patterns
Here are ten of my favorite free crochet slipper patterns:
These boot-style chunky mens crochet slippers make a perfect cozy gift. Father’s Day will be here again before you know it, so keep that in mind. This free crochet slippers pattern includes a video tutorial.
These cozy slippers made with chunky yarn are going to keep your feet extra warm. Pattern Paradise did a monthly series of free crochet slippers patterns. This is obviously only one of them so be sure to check out the rest!
Snappy Tots designed these crochet slippers with a sock-like style in mind, Use self-striping yarn to make it easy to crochet these in sizes for teens and women.
Moogly has a whole series of beautiful crochet patterns utilizing the Moroccan Tile Stitch. She showcases the stitch beautifully in this free crochet slippers pattern.
Branwen is the Celtic goddess of love and beauty, and she is the inspiration for these crochet slippers. Make them for Mother’s Day, your best friend’s birthday, or as a treat for yourself.
This pattern uses cluster stitches and post stitches to create a lot of really warm, thick texture. It’s perfect for winter crochet socks!
Make these joyful crochet slipper socks in sizes for kids and adults.
All slippers are fun to crochet. However, baby booties are particularly fun since they’re such quick, cute projects. Moogly’s Loopy Love baby booties come in sizes newborn through one year.
These crochet slippers, designed for children and women, have ribbed pops of color at the top that bring so much joy.
Practice Tunisian Entrelac Stitch with this free crochet slippers pattern. It has texture as well as graphic design appeal.