These simple crochet slipper socks for adults can be personalized to fit men and women of all sizes. The chunky yarn gives them plenty of warmth, squish and durability and allows you to make a pair in 3-4 hours! Get the free pattern with leather sole template below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
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Got a case of cold feet?! We’ve got the answer! These crochet slipper socks useful handmade gift to make for the friends and family you want to show extra love to this holiday season. (Just don’t tell them the project only took you a few episodes of your favorite show to finish!)
Read all the pattern details below or scroll down for the free pattern.
Crochet Slipper Socks For Men and Women
This crochet slipper socks pattern is written a bit differently than you might expect. Instead of offering a few slipper sizes for men and a few for women, we decided to design this pattern with the width of your foot in mind. (The overall length of the slippers is easily adjusted in the foot section.) So whether you’re outfitting a wide-footed woman, a narrow-footed man or anyone in between, these slippers will fit snug as a bug in a…crochet slipper sock.
How to Make Crochet Slippers Non Slip
While the idea of having soft, chunky yarn envelope your feet is pretty darn cozy, taking a nose dive on a slippery floor is not. If you live in a home with a lot of tile or wool floors, you might be wondering how to make these crochet slippers non slip. (I love crocheting on flip flop soles for this exact reason and you can find all our free patterns using flip flops here.)
One of my favorite ways of making crochet slippers non slip is to add leather soles to the bottom. I used to think this needed to be an expensive endeavor, but I’ve come to realize many higher-end fabric stores sell leather scraps that are perfect for this use. Being the frugal gal I am though, last year I tried using a thrifted leather jacket to add leather soles to some pairs of crochet slippers and it worked beautifully! The slippers were far less slippery, lasted much longer and I was able to make several soles from one jacket.
Take a look at the quick video below if you’d like to see in less than 60 seconds how the jacket-to-slipper-sole transformation takes place! You can find the free Saturday Slipper’s pattern featured in the video here.
Enter the Template for Making Leather Soles
Since I knew these crochet slipper socks could be the perfect candidates for some leather soles, I created a free template for you to print and trace onto your own leather if you choose to. To download the template, simply subscribe in the box below and you’ll receive an email with download instructions immediatly.
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Chunky Yarn Makes for Cozy, Chunky Crochet Slippers
Once again, Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick comes through to make a speedy, sophisticated-looking project. The thicker yarn and tighter gauge combine for a really comfy feeling crochet slipper sock that will keep your feet warm all winter long.
While the samples are made with a contrasting ankle and toe, you can work those in the same color as the slipper in order to make this a two skein project. (If you plan to do that, there’s a Bonus Bundle size of this yarn that is an even better deal for the yardage.)
When making more than one pair of slipper socks, I suggest choosing an versatile accent color, like Fisherman, and using it on a couple pairs of slippers to make the most of the yarn you purchase.
More Easy Free Crochet Slipper Patterns
I must have quite the foot fetish, because I’ve made a lot of crochet slippers in my time. From sweater boots with flip flop soles to crochet mukluks to summer slippers for those of us who like to have our feet covered year round, we’ve got a lot of free crochet slipper patterns around here. You can find all the free crochet slipper patterns here and all the crochet shoes and slippers with flip flop soles here.
Okay, let’s learn how to crochet slipper socks! Find the full free pattern below.
Snuggly Crochet Slipper Socks
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These simple crochet slipper socks for adults can be personalized to fit everyone you know! The chunky yarn gives them plenty of warmth, squish and durability and allows you to make a pair in 3-4 hours. Add leather to the bottoms for extra style points (and less slippery slippers!)
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 yds, 6 oz)
– 3 skeins: 1 in Color A, 2 in Color B [approx. 240-300g total
– Colors pictured:
- Fossil (#640-536) + Barley (#640-124)
- Barley (#640-124) + Fisherman (#640-099)
- Cilantro (#640-178) + Fisherman (#640-099)
• Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook
• Size L (8.0mm) crochet hook
To add optional leather soles:
• Printed leather sole template in subscriber vault (enter your email in the box above)
• Leather for sole—try a thrifted leather jacket or purse!
• Leather punch or hammer and nail
• Fishing line to sew leather to slippers
Pattern fits most sizes of women’s and men’s feet. Choose size based on width sizing below, not shoe size. Slipper length will be adjusted in Foot section for all sizes.
Narrow – Slipper Ankle Circumference = approx. 7¼”
Average – Slipper Ankle Circumference = approx. 9½”
Wide – Slipper Ankle Circumference = approx. 11¼”
11 sc x 11.75 rows = 4”
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
bpdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
PM – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together (decrease)
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
Overall Pattern Notes:
• Stitches are intended to be worked quite tightly. If you’re finding your gauge to be loose, use a smaller hook.
• Right and left slipper are worked identically.
• Larger hook is used for initial chain to ensure it stays loose and stretchy. If you don’t have an 8.0mm hook, just make your foundation round intentionally loose.
• Ankle is worked in the round.
• Chain 3 at beginning of rounds always counts as a double crochet.
With Color A and larger hook:
Foundation Round: Ch 20 (26, 31), sl st to join, being careful not to twist chain. 20 (26, 31) stitches
With smaller hook:
Round 1: Ch 3, sk first ch, dc in each ch, sl st to join. 20 (26, 31) stitches
Rounds 2-3: Ch 3, fpdc around next dc, *bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc; rep from * to end of round, sl st to join, use Color B for sl st at end of Round 3. 20 (26, 31) stitches
Fasten off Color A. Crochet over yarn tails while working Round 4 so as to avoid weaving in.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc, do not sc in sl st, sl st to join. 20 (26, 31) stitches
Rounds 5-7: Repeat Round 4. 20 (26, 31) stitches
For extra tall slippers, repeat Round 5 (1-2) more times.
• Heel is worked back and forth in rows.
• See photo below for what heel flap will look like once finished.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 8 (10, 14) sc; turn.
Rows 2-7: Repeat Row 1, ending with a RS row.
Turning the Heel:
• Do not ch 1 at beginning of each row.
Row 1 (WS) : Sc in first 6 (8, 12) sc, leaving last 2 sc unworked; turn. 6 (8, 12) stitches
Row 2 (RS): Sc in first 2 (4, 8) sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, leaving 1 sc unworked; turn. 4 (6, 10) stitches
Row 3 (WS): Sc in first 3 (5, 9) sc, sc2tog over last st from current row and first unworked st from last row of Heel section three rows below (1 sc remains unworked); turn. 4 (6, 10) stitches
Row 4 (RS): Sc in first 3 (5, 9) sc, sc2tog over last st from current row and 1 unworked st from three rows below; turn. 4 (6, 10) stitches
Row 5 (WS): Sc in first 3 (5, 9) sc, sc2tog over last st from current row and remaining unworked st from last row of Heel section 5 rows below; turn. 4 (6, 10) stitches
Do not fasten off.
• Foot section is worked in the round with RS facing at all times.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, evenly place 8 sc along side of heel flap to last sp, sc2tog over last sp in heel flap and first sc of slipper top, sc in next 10 (14, 15) sc across top of foot, sc2tog over last sc of slipper top and first sp in heel flap, evenly place 8 sc along side of heel flap, sl st to join. 32 (38, 43) stitches
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc2tog, sc in next 24 (28, 29) sc, sc2tog, sl st to join. 30 (36, 41) stitches
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc in next 7 sc along side of heel flap, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (12, 13) sc across top of foot, sc2tog, sc in last 7 sc along side of heel flap, sl st to join. 28 (34, 39) stitches
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc2tog, sc in next 20 (24, 25) sc, sc2tog, sl st to join. 26 (32, 37) stitches
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to join. 26 (32, 37) stitches
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc in next 5 sc along side of heel flap, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (12, 13) sc across top of foot, sc2tog, sc in last 5 sc along side of heel flap, sl st to join. 24 (30, 35) stitches
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to join. 24 (30, 35) stitches
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc in next 4 sc along side of heel flap, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (12, 13) sc across top of foot, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sc along side of heel flap, sl st to join. 22 (28, 33) stitches
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to join. 22 (28, 33) stitches
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc in next 3 sc along side of heel flap, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (12, 13) sc across top of foot, sc2tog, sc in last 4 sc along side of heel flap, sl st to join. 20 (26, 31) stitches
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in 4 (6, 10) sc across heel, sc2tog, sc in next 12 (16, 17) sc, sc2tog, sl st to join. 18 (24, 29) stitches
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to join. 18 (24, 29) stitches
Repeat Round 12 approximately 7 (11, 16) more times or until slipper reaches first knuckle of big toe (bunion). Fasten off.
• Do not ch 1 at beginning of rows.
Try on slipper. PM between sts at both left and right side of slipper to differentiate top and bottom, making sure there are 9 (12, 15) sts between the markers on the top and 9 (12, 14) sts between the markers on the bottom.
With RS facing out, join Color A in first st of toe top, leaving a 12” tail where joined.
Row 1: Sc in same st as join, sc in each sc; turn. 9 (12, 15) stitches
Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in next 5 (8, 11) sc, sc2tog; turn. 7 (10, 13) stitches
Row 3: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 (6, 9) sc, sc2tog; turn. 5 (8, 11) stitches
Fasten off here for Narrow size.
Row 4: Sc2tog, sc in next – (4, 7) sc, sc2tog; turn. – (6, 9) stitches
Row 5: Sc2tog, sc in next – (2, 5) sc, sc2tog; turn. – (4, 7) stitches
Fasten off here for Average size.
Row 6: Sc2tog, sc in next – (-, 3) sc, sc2tog; turn. – (-, 5) stitches
Fasten off here for Wide size
With RS facing out, join Color A in first st of toe bottom, leaving a 12” tail where joined.
Repeat Rows 1-3 (5, 6) of Toe Top, working 1 less sc on each row for Wide size.
Turn slipper WS out. Thread one 12” tail from toe on tapestry needle and sew side of toe seam. Fasten off. Repeat on second toe, but instead of fastening off, use same tail to whip stitch around tip of toe and cinch closed. Fasten off. Turn slipper RS out.
Adding Leather Soles (optional):
Print the toe and heel pad templates and use them to cut leather pieces for both slippers. (Find leather at craft stores or look for thicker leather jackets and purses at thrift stores.)
Use a leather punch or a nail and hammer to make holes around each leather piece about 3/8” apart. Do not punch holes in the top section of leather that will be at the top of the slipper ankle until you know where the fold will fall.
Using a tapestry needle and a doubled over piece of yarn that matches your leather, sew soles to slipper bottoms using a whip stitch. I’ve noticed that even the strongest yarn can wear out fairly quickly when used to secure slipper soles, so you can use a doubled over piece of monofilament (fishing line) instead or in addition and it’ll give your slipper soles a longer life.
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More Fast Free Crochet Gift Ideas
If you’re headed into a season of a lot of crocheting for others, you will love these fast crochet gift ideas, all of which are free patterns and can be made in less than five hours each!
1. 3 Hour Chunky Mittens – classic knit looking mittens that are actually crochet!
2. 1 Hour Beanie – speedy crochet hat pattern for preschoolers-adults
3. Presto Afghan – an on-trend chunky throw that comes together in 4.5 hours!
4. Manchester Cowl – a statement piece that’s as warm and snuggly as it is stylish