Crochet slippers can keep your feet warm through the cold winter months. I love that there are so many options on texture and yarn choices for making slippers. I pulled together 10 FREE crochet slipper patterns from my designer friends so you can make up a collection for yourself before the weather gets too cold.
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What Makes A Good Slipper:
When making slippers there are a few things that you will want to consider. First slippers are an item that is going to be worn hard. They will be on your feet taking a lot of ware and tare.
Consider the yarn that you are going to us to make your slipper and make sure that it is something that is substantial and durable. 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.
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.
Another way to help with your slipper to have more traction is to add puff pain 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.
Sizing Your Crochet Slipper:
Picking the size of your slippers can be a little challenging. Most slippers you will want to be on the snug side so that they don’t fall off while you are wearing them.
Typically when you make a garment you are looking at your bust measurement. Most of the time you don’t want a sweater to be super tight but when you make slippers it is a different mindset.
Important measurements when making slippers are your foot circumference and your foot length. You will take these numbers and subtract an inch to get what your finished slipper measurements should be.
Why would you go down an inch from your actual foot size? Because it 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.
10 FREE Crochet Slipper Patterns:
- Adult Men’s Chunky Slipper designed by YARNutopia
- Celtic Weave Slippers designed by Pattern Paradise
- Snappy Sockers designed by Snappy Tots
- Moroccan Slippers designed by Moogly
- Branwen Slippers designed by Crystalized Designs
- Winter Chic Sleepers designed by YARNutopia
- Infinitely Happy Socks designed by Snappy Tots
- Loopy Love Baby Booties designed by Moogly
- Starlight Women Slippers designed by My Hobby is Crochet
- Tutti Frutti Slippers designed by YARNutopia