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Modern Women or Men’s Crochet Slippers – Free Pattern

Outfit your dad, husband, brother or boyfriend in a pair of modern men’s crochet slippers with leather soles for the perfect quick DIY gift! The free unisex pattern and video overview is below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

This free adult crochet slippers pattern actually includes sizes for men and women. The leather soles are made from a thrifted jacket! This free men’s crochet slippers pattern is part of an ongoing collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links. #wooliscoming #winteriscoming

Ugh. Shopping for men. I really think the only thing harder than buying something for a man in your life is making something for a man in your life. Once you’ve crocheted your husband/son/dad/boyfriend a beanie, what’s left? (Okay, well, yeah, you could always make them a sweater that they might never wear, but you might as well make one for yourself that you’ll love instead!)

So cozy! Adult unisex crochet slippers pattern makes a perfect quick crochet gift idea. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in "Oatmeal."

Ladies and Gents are covered!

Last week I shared a simple, modern pair of crochet women’s slippers that can make an easy go-to gift for the ladies in your life. When I finished those though, I realized that it’s actually the men in my life that provide the biggest DIY gift-giving challenge. So today, we’ve got e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e covered with these two adult crochet slippers patterns.

Cute! Free adult crochet slippers patterns for men and women. These would make a great DIY wedding or anniversary gift! Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.

In fact, today’s men’s crochet slippers pattern actually works well ladies too, so gals, take your pick on whichever style you like best.

Outfit your dad, son, husband, brother or boyfriend in a pair of modern men's crochet slippers with leather soles for the perfect quick DIY gift! Free adult crochet slippers pattern and sole template from MakeAndDoCrew.com. #wooliscoming #winteriscoming

The Leather Soles

Just like the women’s Sunday Slippers, this men’s crochet slippers patten relies on leather soles for a touch of distinguished fancy-pants sophistication. The same thrifted leather jacket I used for the women’s version once again came through and provided some beautiful carmel-colored leather soles to make these slippers less, well, slippery. If you’d like to create your own soles from upcycled leather, look for a jacket or purse that’s made from fairly thick leather, the more patina, the better.

And again, I put together a free printable slipper sole and added it to the subscriber Vault. Just subscribe in the box on the sidebar or at the bottom and you’ll receive an email from me with download instructions.

How to add leather soles to crochet or knit slippers. Free slipper soles template from MakeAndDoCrew.com.      Free adult crochet slippers pattern makes the perfect quick DIY gift! Free adult crochet slippers pattern and leather sole template from MakeAndDoCrew.com. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Oatmeal." #winteriscoming #wooliscoming

The Saturday men’s crochet slippers are worked flat then seamed and spiffed up with some simple embroidery. You only need to know how to single crochet to make these puppies! They’re really speedy to make, so if you start now, you can outfit every single gentleman you know with new crochet slippers by the end of the year! (And if you’re looking for more crochet footwear projects, check out all my free crochet patterns using flip flops.)

Outfit your dad, son, husband, brother or boyfriend in a pair of modern men's crochet slippers with leather soles for the perfect quick DIY gift! Free adult crochet slippers pattern and sole template from MakeAndDoCrew.com. #wooliscoming #winteriscoming

The Yarn

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick & Quick in the color “Oatmeal” for these men’s crochet slippers, but there are so many colors in this line of yarn that would work well for a masculine project. These are four colors, in my opinion, are just begging to be wrapped around a man’s foot. 🙂

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

I put together a brief video below that shows exactly how easily this men’s crochet slippers pattern comes together! Scroll down for the complete free pattern.

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Saturday Men’s Crochet Slippers
Free Pattern

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Explanation:
At a loss for what to make the man in your life? These modern men’s crochet slippers will give you a go-to gift for dads, sons, brothers and boyfriends from now on. In fact, the pattern includes women’s sizes as well, so you can outfit everyone you know! Worked flat with very simple stitches and techniques, these slippers can be crocheted in an evening and worn the next day. Add embroidery and optional leather soles for a touch of sophistication and you’ll have a gift that feels functional, personalized and totally cozy!

These very easy modern men's crochet slippers with leather soles for the perfect quick DIY gift! Free adult crochet slippers pattern and sole template from MakeAndDoCrew.com.

Supplies:
So you can spend more time crocheting and less time shopping, this pattern contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 yds, 6 oz)
– Main Color (MC): Oatmeal   1 (2, 2, 2) skeins
Vanna’s Choice (Weight: 4/medium – 170 yds, 3.5 oz)
– Accent Color: Black – approx. 5 yards
– Color to match leather soles (Toffee pictured) – approx. 12 yards (Optional)
• Tapestry needle
• Size M (9 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• Printed leather sole template (optional) (to access, subscribe in the box at the bottom of the pattern)
Leather for sole—try a thrifted leather jacket or purse! (optional)
Leather punch or hammer and nail (optional)
• Fishing line to sew leather to slippers (optional)

Sizes:
Men’s shoe sizes: 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13
Women’s shoe size equivalents: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14

Gauge:
9.5 sc = 4”
10 rows = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sp – space
sc – single crochet
scblo – single crochet through the back loop only
scflo – single crochet through the front loop only rep – repeat
st – stitch
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
MC – main color
AC – accent color

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Right and left slippers are worked identically until the heel section.
• Stitches are intended to be worked tightly. If in doubt, please check your gauge.
• Instructions for men’s size 6/7 are listed, with sizes 8/9, 10/11, 12/13 following in parentheses. 6/7 (8/9, 10/11, 12/13)
• If you’re creating slippers for someone who is not nearby to try them on, or you’d like to adjust the pattern to create a different size, this chart of shoe sizes measured in inches from Shoes.com could be helpful. Keep in mind, they’ll stretch a bit when worn.
• See the women’s version of this free crochet slippers pattern here.

TOE

Make 2.

Foundation Row: Using MC, make a slip knot and leave a 20” tail. Ch 13.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. (12)

Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times; turn. (15)

Row 3: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times; turn. (18)

Row 4: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times; turn. (21)

Row 5: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times; turn. (24)

Rows 6-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. (24)

Sizes 6/7, 8/9, 10/11  Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. (24)
Sizes 12/13 Row 11: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times; turn. (27)

Rows 12-16: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. 24, 24, 24, (27)

Size 6/7: Move on to heel section. (there should be 16 total rows at this point)

Size 8/9: Rep Row 12 once more. (there should be 17 total rows at this point)

Size 10/11: Rep Row 12 twice more. (there should be 18 total rows at this point)

Size 12/13:
Rep Row 12 three more times. (there should be 19 total rows at this point)

Do not fasten off.

HEEL

Notes:
• This section is worked back and forth in rows. Row 1 is worked into the last round of toe section.

• Heels are crocheted identically with the exception of which loop you’re working into.

right heel

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, scblo in next 17 (17, 17, 18)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc from Row 1; turn. 17 (17, 17, 18)

Rep Row 2  4 (6, 6, 7) times.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc; turn. 19 (19, 19, 20)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. 19 (19, 19, 20)

Size 6/7: (there should be 24 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 8/9: (there should be 27 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 10/11: (there should be 28 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 12/13:
(there should be 30 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Fasten off leaving a 20” tail.

left heel

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, scflo in next 17 (17, 17, 18)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc from Row 1; turn. 17 (17, 17, 18)

Rep Row 2  4 (6, 6, 7) times.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc; turn. 19 (19, 19, 20)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc; turn. 19 (19, 19, 20)

Size 6/7: (there should be 24 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 8/9: (there should be 27 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 10/11: (there should be 28 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Size 12/13:
(there should be 30 total rows in the toe and heel sections combined)

Fasten off leaving a 20” tail.

SEAMING SIDE, TOE and HEEL

Free mens crochet slipper pattern and video tutorial.

Notes:
• You may find it helpful to read through the entire seaming section and reference photo above before beginning. Watching the brief video overview of this project could also help clarify seams if you’re a visual learner.

SIDE SEAM: Fold slipper toe section so that the ridge in Row 1 of the heel section is on the outside of the slipper. With stitch markers, pin wrong sides of the side edge together. Using a tapestry needle and the tail initial chain, seam side of slipper with a basting stitch. Work underneath one full stitch on both sides of the fabric to create a slight ridge. Weave in end. (See photo above.)

TOE SEAM: Using tapestry needle and MC, sew a basting stitch through chains from the Foundation Row. Pull yarn tight in order to cinch seam together and close toe. Weave in end. (See photo below.)

Easy adult crochet slippers pattern for men and women. Free pattern and tutorial using Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

HEEL SEAM: With RS of slipper facing out, fold heel flap so that both back corners are brought together. Pin together if desired. Using tapestry needle and the tail from the heel section, seam using the mattress stitch. Weave in end. (See Photo below.)

Easy adult crochet slippers pattern for men and women. Free pattern and tutorial using Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

ADDING EMBROIDERY

Adult crochet slippers pattern with cross stitch embroidery on the crochet fabric.

Notes:
• Adding embroidery is a fun way to spiff up your slippers. Feel free to experiment with different designs!

• The embroidery stitches are worked into the holes between the single crochet stitches.

• Reference photo above for additional visual details.

Using a tapestry needle and a doubled over strand of worsted weight yarn, work a series of nine arrows as pictured above. As shown, each single side of the arrows spans the height of two crochet rows and one crochet stitch.

Note: the photo shows the option of one or two rows of single crochet above the top of the arrows. Ultimately, I chose to leave two rows of space above the arrows. These two rows will look slightly different on each slipper because of one slipper is technically using the back of the crochet fabric and one is using the front. This is not important to understand, just know that nothing is wrong!

ADDING LEATHER SOLES

How to add leather soles to crochet or knit slippers. Free slipper soles template from MakeAndDoCrew.com.

Notes:
• The leather soles are optional, but will help the slippers last longer and slip less on wood floors.

Print the toe and heel pad templates and use them to cut leather pieces for both slippers. (Find leather at craft stores, on Amazon 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 than will be at the top of the slipper ankle.

With 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 found that even the strongest yarn can wear out pretty quickly when used to secure slipper soles, so you can choose to use a doubled over piece of monofilament (fishing line) instead or in addition.

Light the fire, pour a scotch and bestow these cozy slips on your favorite gentleman (or gentlelady 🙂 )!

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36 Comments

  • Yvonne Bolger
    August 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Jess, you are a very talented woman. Your designs are classy. So many of us are visual learners and your videos are so very appreciared. Personally, I enjoy the fact that you’ve brought something new to the crochet world…(how many afghans can one use or give away?) Love the fact that these are both portable take far less time to complete. Do you ever work with thread crochet? Love it as well but how many people use doilies any more….there must be something else out there. . Keep up the great work….don’t change.. Am sure others appreciate the fact that you consider cost with your designs as in using inexpensive flip flops and thrift store leather items for your designs. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Marilyn
      August 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Totally agree! (Well said Yvonne) Thanks for all you do Jess!

      Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Oh, Yvonne. Thank you so much for your kind words. I feel like you really understand what I’m about! I want everyone to be able to make something they’re proud of and have it not cost a million dollars to do it. Thank YOU for being here!

      Great point about the crochet thread! I actually just shared a tutorial on patching jeans with crochet and I bet it would be beautiful in thread.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Em
    August 19, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Hi!
    I’m wondering what’s the point with the single crochet through the back loop only on the first row of the heel of section? 🙂 just did that one now.

    Em

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Just a little visual detail. 🙂 If you don’t care for it, feel free to do normal sc.

      Reply
  • Em
    August 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Done with my right foot sock! Prob will add a border because the heel doesn’t go as high up as it should so they fall off easily. I did the heel as 17 chains or what u call it (I’m Swedish) so to make it go higher I’ll just do like 19 chains?

    Reply
  • Lou | mallooknits
    August 23, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Definitely on my to do list for this winter! Both slippers (women’s and men’s) are so adorable and sophisticated! I know my husband will love them! Thank you for another great pattern.

    Reply
  • Sandy
    August 25, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I love all your patterns thank you so much for sharing with us. You are so talented. Thanks again.
    Sandy

    Reply
  • Lex
    September 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this free pattern! I was wondering if you could provide any more details on seaming the sides–the slippers I made look slightly different at the toe than the ones you made (much more rounded, not as square toed), and the man who tried them on said that they were a bit big in the toe area (which is what I was expecting after trying them on myself). I’m wondering if I should have sewn the part of the side closer to the toe tighter than I did? Or do you have any other tips on how to make the toe region fit a bit snugger without unraveling and starting over with less increases? Thank you again!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Hey Lex,

      Good question. I’m wondering if just including a little more fabric in your “seam allowance” might tighten things up, meaning that you do just seam the slippers a little closer to the toe. This way, there will be a bit more of an “edge” along the outside of the slipper and most likely, a bit more of a square toe too.

      I hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Carly
        November 23, 2017 at 7:21 am

        Hi Jess

        Thanks for Sharing such a trendy fabulous pattern
        Is there a tip for how to add the punches holes in an even way or do I just use a ruler?
        Carly

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          November 23, 2017 at 9:50 am

          Hey Carly,

          You’re welcome! I just eyeballed the holes, but a ruler would also work great!

          Jess

          Reply
  • Alisia
    September 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Hi ma’am love love love your work !!
    Do you sell them at all ? I do not have the patience to make these haha! Very interested thank you

    Alisia

    Reply
  • Sandy Mathis
    September 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I love your site and always look forward to see what you make. You are very creative. I love that. I made the men’s slipper, I thought for gifts’ for a couple of guys who do not live close by. Both wear 9 1/2 and 10. I made the 10/11 pattern first. When I finished (they made up very quickly) I realized that they would fit my husband’s feet, (he wears a size 12-EE shoe). When I tried them on him, they fit both going around and lengthways. They were too big going around his ankle and not high enough going up to his ankle and kept slipping off his foot. I fixed the problem by opening the back of the heel and taking out the last row with the increase on both sides of the last row, seaming the heel and added 3 rows of sc around the opening. They, now, fit him great. Then I realized that the the rest of the sizes for the men only have a shorter number of rows for the length but have the same number of stitches going around. Should the other sizes have fewer stitches? I am new to crocheting but I keep all of your patterns. I have made the Shrug for each of my great-grand-daughters for Christmas. I would also like to make the lady’s slippers for my four sisters for Christmas but now I am worried about the pattern. Thank you for your help! Sandy

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Hey Sandy,

      Thanks for your kind words. I’d be interested to know if the pair you gave your husband had the same gauge I list in the pattern? It sounds like your gauge might have been a bit big. My guess is that you should use a smaller hook for the other pairs to achieve a gauge closer to what’s listen in the pattern. That’s just my first guess. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Wendy Miller
    September 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    If i need to fit a 12W for a man do i need to increase my stitches anywhere?

    Reply
  • Leah
    September 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Where do you find a 9MM crochet hook? I have looked at the craft store and all I can find is 8mm or 10mm. Which size should I use?

    Thanks,
    Leah

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      If you tend to be tight crocheter, I’d go for the 10mm. If you’re a loose crocheter, I’d do the 8mm. If you’re just “regular,” I’d do the 8mm because you want these to be pretty tight stitches anyhow. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Anna Smith
    October 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Is there a video for the men’s slippers that don’t go so fast? It is for the Modern Men’s crochet slippers. Thank you.

    Reply
  • Anna
    October 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I’m making my brother a pair and he wears a size 11.5. Would it be wise to just make 10/11 since it stretches some? Thanks

    Reply
  • Caroline
    October 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Hi
    I have a question in regards to yarn. I have trouble finding Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. Is there a substitute yarn I can use. I realize they are a sponsor but I cant figure out what would be an equivalent yarn to use and there are so many items I want to make on your website.
    Would you be able to help?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Hey Caroline,

      I find YarnSub.com to be a great resource for finding yarns that are similar in weight and fiber to the yarn a pattern calls for. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • akshay
    December 2, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Hello jess, i really liked your post and enjoyed reading it too. I like your slippers as well.
    Great post. keep up the good work.

    Reply
  • morgan
    December 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Jess,

    These slippers are adorable and I am making them for a lot of family members for the holidays. I do have one question regarding adding the leather soles: How do you keep them from moving when you are sewing them on? I have a lot of issues getting the soles in the same place on the shoes and it tends to bunch. Any tips?

    Thank you and keep up the beautiful work!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      What great gifts! I think your family will love them. I pinned mine on using safety pins through the leather holes and it worked quite well. Then just check frequently to make sure your sole hasn’t moved during sewing.

      Happy slipper making!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Astid
    December 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hi I love these slippers and would love to make these as Christmas gifts I’m new to crocheting and was wondering what the number in parenthesis means in the instructions. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Hey Astid,

      Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! The () number is for each different size. So the first number listed is usually for the small size and then each subsequent number is for the larger sizes.

      Also, it it’s () at the end of the row, it means how many total stitches you should have at the end of a row.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Nazanin
    January 30, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Jess!

    I see that the smallest size here is M 6/7 and W7/8 but was shooting for W 5/6 ?
    I was wondering if you had a calculation for making a smaller size that I could do to figure out how to change the pattern? Like 2 or 3 less rows on certain parts?

    P.s. This is a lovely pattern, I made these for family members this past Christmas and I used 100%, they loved it!

    Thanks so much!

    Reply
  • Nazanin
    February 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Jess!

    This is a lovely pattern, I made it for christmas gifts <3 I was wondering about a smaller size. I see that the current smallest size is the mens 6/7 which is equivalent to the women's 7/8. Is there some kind of calculation I could do to figure out how to make a women's size 5/6 ? I was thinking it was probably 1-3 less rows in parts of the pattern but wan't sure. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Hey,

      Yes, I do think removing a few of the rows is a great start and then also chaining a slightly smaller chain to begin with. Maybe eliminate 2-3 sts from the smallest size ch? I haven’t tried it, but that is where I’d start. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Julia Thimm
    July 18, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Hy your pattern is very nice.
    I would like to have the pattern.
    Can I buy it?
    Thank you.

    Julia

    Reply
    • Jess
      July 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Julia, you can purchase the ad-free printable PDF version if you would like. Or, you can use the free pattern that is at the bottom of the blog post. Thanks!

      Reply

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