Cold weather is on it’s way in! That is, unless you live in California where it’s in and then it’s out and then it’s in again. But yeah, so cold weather. I am so down for it. One of my favorite things to do when it starts getting cold is throw on my batman onesie and some cozy slippers, and curl up with a good book and a hot cup of cocoa. Oh, and the cat. We can’t forget kitty cuddles. Does anyone else have a cold weather tradition?
Anyway…. these easy crochet slippers are on my “handmake for people” christmas gift list. They take a few hours to make and are great for getting rid of excess yarn. For these easy crochet slippers, I used left over yarn from my hogwarts house ear warmers so now I have matching sets! But like I was saying, not only are they super cozy and easy, they make great gifts. Because everyone needs cozy footware.
Time: 1 evening
Cost: Under $5
Cozy level: very
Easy Crochet Slippers
Makes adult size slippers – size W 6-10
If you’d like to make kid sized slippers, simply change your needle size and follow the same pattern. A J hook will make up to a size 12 for kiddos.
ch – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
Row 1: Start with a magic circle and HDC 12. Pull magic circle tight and join by slst into top loop of first HDC. This will complete your foundation circle. (EDIT: If you’re working with worsted weight yarn, this is worked with two strands. If you’re working with chunky yarn, only use one)
Row 2: HDC 2 into each HDC around. Repeat until end of circle (24). Join with slst into top loop of first HDC. ch 2
Row 3: HDC 1 into each HDC around. Repeat until end of circle (24). Join with slst into top loop of first HDC. ch 2
Row 4-10: Repeat round 3.
Add more rows for a longer foot.
Row 11: HDC 1 into each HDC leaving 6 stitches unworked. ch 2 and turn work
Row 12-15: HDC into each stitch on the row. (18 st) ch2 and turn work.
Row 16: sc into 9 stitches or about half way into the flat piece of your work. Fold in half with the inside faceing outward and slst together. ch 2
Flip the heel part back rightside out!
Row 17: HDC around the cuff of the slipper. You’ll have anywhere from 24 to 30 stitches. I try to stick to 24 for a more standard cuff, and larger for a looser one. Whatever you’re comfortable with.
Row 18: HDC into each HDC around. Repeat until end of circle. Joint slst into top loop of HDC. ch 2
You can keep adding rows until you get a cuff of the desired height. I find 5-6 rows are good for a fold over cuff.
Once you’re finished, cut your yarn and fasten off after the last slst to join rows. Weave in ends using your yarn needle.
Wear or wrap in ribbon and a cute gift tag for a beautiful hand made present!