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Women’s Sunday Slippers – Free Crochet Slippers Pattern

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. Free women's slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.com using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Fossil" and "Blueberry."

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. The free pattern is below or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDFΒ here.

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. Free women's slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.com.
Disclosure: This free crochet slippers pattern is part of an ongoing collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links. #winteriscoming #wooliscoming

Tell me if you’ve ever been here. There’s someone you really appreciate–a friend, your kid’s teacher, your grown son who calls you from college every Sunday–and you think, gosh, I love to crochet, I wish I could make something for so-and-so that would just show them how much I adore them. 

So you brainstorm. A sweater? Too involved and it may not fit anyhow. An afghan? It might take three years to finish. A cup koozie? Sure, they’re cute, but no one needs another piece of clutter in their kitchen.

And so, in a mess of love and indecision, you don’t make a darn thing.

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. Free women's slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.com using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Fossil" and "Blueberry."

I really hope this project will change that. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.

How to add leather soles to crochet or knit slippers and house shoes.

I designed this free crochet slippers pattern with the thought that several pairs of these could be whipped up economically by using a similar color palette. Each pair uses about one full skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the main color and about a quarter of a skein in the accent color. This means that you could pair the accent color with a different main color to create a collection of gifts for all the special ladies in your life while making the most of the yarn you purchase. (Pssst…five months ’till Christmas! πŸ™‚ )

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. Free women's slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.com using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Fossil" and "Blueberry."

While the leather soles on these slippers are optional, they really help with the grippy-ness on hardwood floors. Not to mention, I just love the look of leather and yarn together! For this project, I cut my leather soles from a thrifted leather jacket and I’ve still got plenty of leather left for future projects. If you decide to use thrifted leather, look for the thickest you can find–a purse or coat could work great.

This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. Free women's slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.com using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Fossil" and "Blueberry."

Because I really want you to be able to crank out these slippers as easily as possible, I put together a printable template for cutting the leather soles and added it to the Make & Do Crew exclusive subscriber Vault. Just enter your email address in the box below the pattern and you’ll receive an email with download instructions!   

Thanks to my creative crush and fellow crochet blogger, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me, for posting an adorable pair of men’s slipper socks recently that helped show me how a slipper could be constructed in an easy-to-follow way. Until seeing Sarah’s pattern, I just didn’t know where to start with a slipper pattern, which might seem funny given how many crochet shoes I create. Sarah is a genius at simplifying designs to their most basic elements and I think her skills shine best in her free corner to corner crochet patterns. So charming, aren’t they!?

Sunday Slippers
Free Crochet Slippers Pattern for Women

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Explanation:
This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They’re speedy to work up in chunky yarn and require only basic crochet skills including working in the round, single crochet, and slip stitches. Make a pair for yourself and then outfit the feet of every other cool lady in your life. These are a perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love.

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick free crochet slipper pattern. I love these colors--"Fossil" and "Blueberry"! The thrifted leather jacket will become crochet slipper soles.

Supplies:
So you can spend more time crocheting and less time shopping, this pattern contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
β€’ Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 yds, 6 oz)
– Color A: Fossil    1 (1, 1) skein
– Color B: Blueberry     1 (1, 1) skein (about 25 yards)
β€’ Tapestry needle
β€’ Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (please see overall pattern notes)
β€’ Stitch markers or safety pins
β€’ (2) 1/2” wooden buttons
β€’ Sewing needle and thread to match buttons
β€’ Printed leather sole template from the subscriber Vault (optional)
β€’ Leather for soleβ€”try a thrifted leather jacket or purse! (optional)
β€’ Leather punch or hammer and nail (optional)
β€’ Fishing line to sew leather to slippers (optional)

Sizes:
Women’s shoe sizes 5/6, 7/8, 9/10

These slippers can be easily made to accommodate a bigger shoe size by working additional rows of the heel section.

Gauge:
6 sc = 2”
6.5 sc = 2”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together (sc decrease)
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
sp – space
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat

Crochet slippers tutorial and free pattern. Perfect modern house shoes pattern for women! Love the leather soles.

Overall Pattern Notes:
β€’ Stitches are intended to be worked tightly and you may choose to reduce your hook size to make it easier to crochet the gauge. If in doubt, please make a quick gauge swatch. A pair of size 9/10 slippers use a full skein of Color A.

β€’ The toe section is worked first in the round. Next, the heel is worked in rows. The final ankle band with button hole is added last.

β€’ Right and left slippers are worked identically until the ankle section.

β€’ Instructions for size 5/6 are listed, with sizes 7/8 and 9/10 following in parentheses. 5/6 (7/8, 9/10)

TOE

Notes:
β€’ The toe is worked in the round. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the round to join each round. Do not work into the slip stitch from the previous round when you come back around to it.

Make 2.

Foundation Round: Using Color A, create a magic circle and make 10 sc in the circle. Sl st to first sc of round to join. (10 sc)

Round 1: Ch 1, [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (15 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (20 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, [1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times, sl st to first sc of round to join. (24 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to first sc of round to join. (24 sc)

Rep Round 4  10 (11, 11) times.

Fasten off. Cinch magic circle and weave in all ends.

HEEL

Notes:
β€’ This section is worked back and forth in rows between markers. Row 1 is worked into the last round of toe section.

Make 2.

Place stitch markers with 11 stitches between them. Be sure to orient minor sl st β€œseam” from joining rounds on the toe toward the bottom of slipper so it’s hidden later.

Attach Color B in marked stitch on right-hand side of slipper (assuming toe is oriented away from you). Left-handed crocheters, attach yarn in the marked stitch on left side and reverse mentions of left and right.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in marked stitch, sc in each sc between markers, including left marked st; turn. (13)

Be careful not to accidentally work into the sl st from the previous round when working Row 1.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc from Row 1; turn. (13)

Rep Row 2  10 (11, 13) times.

Fasten off leaving a 15” tail.

SEAMING HEEL

Using a tapestry needle and the tail from toe section, seam back of heel using the mattress stitch. Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

How to seam crochet slippers using the mattress stitch.

ANKLE CUFF

Notes:
β€’ This section is worked back and forth in rows, with separate instructions for the right and left slipper.
β€’ Row 1 is worked into the heel section at a frequency of one sc stitch placed in each row of sc from working the heel. (See photo at top of pattern.)
β€’ Left-handed crocheters, reverse mentions of left and right.
β€’ See photo below for explanation of β€œfirst empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.”

Free crochet slippers/house shoes pattern for women. Modern, easy and the perfect crochet gift!

right slipper

Attach Color A  on the right side of slipper, in the toe section sc where the toe and heel meet. (See photo at top of pattern.)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc along heel edge placing 1 sc per row of sc in the heel section; when heel edge ends ch 10 (11, 11); turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sk first ch, sc in each ch, sc in each sc around heel to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn.

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each sc; turn.

Row 4 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in each sc to end of row; sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn. (Buttonhole created.)

Row 5 (RS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each st including the ch-1 buttonhole sp; turn.

Row 6 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each of next 2-sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each sc to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

left slipper

Attach Color A  on the left side of slipper, in the toe section sc where the toe and heel meet. (See photo at top of pattern.)

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc along heel edge placing 1 sc per row of sc in the heel section; when heel edge ends ch 10 (11, 11); turn.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sk first ch, sc in each ch, sc in each sc around heel to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn.

Row 3 (WS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each sc; turn.

Row 4 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in each sc to end of row; sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge, sl st into next sc along toe section edge; turn. (Buttonhole created.)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 1, sk 2 sl sts, sc in each st including the ch-1 buttonhole sp; turn.

Row 6 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each of next 2-sc, sc2tog over next 2-sc, sc in each sc to end of row, sl st to first empty Color A sc stitch along toe edge.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

FINISHING

Attaching Button:

With a sewing needle and thread, sew a button to each slipper in the position where the ankle cuff strap meets the toe section.

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 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.

Put the kettle on, grab a magazine and settle in for a cozy Sunday afternoon at home.

If you love making fancy foot flair, you might enjoy these other free crochet patterns from Make & Do Crew:

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8. Toddler Boat Shoes

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122 Comments

  • Juliann Repa
    July 22, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Your patterns are beautiful

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 23, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Juliann. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
    • Patricia Atkins
      August 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Love your pattern. Ladies want to buy the slippers. How much should I sell them for.?

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        August 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm

        Gosh, I never know for these type of things. I think you can charge a premium if you added a leather sole. I would always encourage you to charge a bit more than you are comfortable with. As women and makers, we so often undervalue our time and creativity. πŸ™‚

        Best of luck!

        Jess

        Reply
  • Dee
    July 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I love the look of these slippers. I never thought of cutting up an old leather jacket or purse to make the sole pads. You are so clever! Thank you.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 23, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Oh, thanks so much, Dee. I love being able to recycle materials (and save money!) whenever I can. I think it makes the project even more gratifying when you know you found the perfect thrifted item to finish it off. πŸ™‚

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Molly
    July 23, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I love your patterns!! So creative!! Two questions; Do you have a video for this new and fabulous pattern? And Do you have A cool crochet pattern for boys/ men’s slippers?

    Keep up the inspiration!!
    Molly

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Hey Molly!

      I don’t have a video tutorial at this moment for this pattern, but if there’s enough interest, I’ll consider making one! πŸ™‚

      I’ll actually be releasing a men’s version of these slippers next week. Stay tuned for the free pattern!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Danielle
        July 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

        PLEASE make a video tutorial. At least for the people who get the pattern. That would be so perfect.

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          July 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm

          Hey Danielle,

          Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad to know you’d be interested in a video tutorial!

          Jess

          Reply
          • Lauren
            August 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

            I would also LOVE if you could make a video! I’m only just getting back into crocheting and while learning how to properly read a pattern is on my to-do list, I do so much better with video! I’m so in love with this design, I can’t wait to try!

          • Anna
            October 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm

            I would love a video I’ve had strokes and it’s sometimes hard to understand the instructions thank you I love your patterns

      • Lexi
        August 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm

        Please make a video!!! Please πŸ™‚

        Reply
        • Tricia
          September 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm

          I vote video as well! Also I’m trying to print the leather sole template and it’s asking me for my password. I’ve already signed up for the email but I’m not sure where to make a password

          Reply
          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            September 27, 2017 at 10:32 pm

            Hey Tricia,

            The password is the same for everyone and it’s included in the welcome email you received when you subscribed. If you haven’t gotten the email, check your spam or junk folders. πŸ™‚

            Welcome to the crew!

            jess

      • Audrey
        July 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

        I really love this pattern it’s so beautiful ! I only wish it had a video to help more beginner like me to understand a little bit more the pattern <3 Sometime it can be a little hard to figure it out ! Great job it's very nice <3

        Reply
  • suzanne
    July 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for posting this! I actually LIKE it :D:D:D

    Reply
  • Ddjostro
    July 23, 2017 at 9:48 am

    These slippers are awesome! I am just starting my Christmas projects and will be making several pairs of these. I am surprised, though, that you didn’t put them on a flip-flop sole. Maybe later? Thank you for your generosity.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      Ha, I know, I had the same thought about making something not on flip flop soles. πŸ™‚

      Some people just don’t want to try the flip flop thing though, so this is one that everyone can make!

      I’m so impressed you’ve gotten your Christmas gift list started. I need to do that too!

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Gale Bolles
    July 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I love your patterns. I am allergic to wool though. What would be a yarn that would work that isn’t wool?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Hey Gale,

      Great question. I love using YarnSub.com to find substitute yarns because you can find options that are the exact same weight, but made of different fibers. That might be a good resource to try. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Montel francis
    July 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I love them all hope one of these days I can show what I have done.

    Reply
  • Bonnie
    July 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I would like so much to be able to make these and have them functional. Have tried so many slipper patterns, to no avail. These might be tricky for me, if the stitch needs to be tight, as I crochet pretty loosely. Tried a bulky yarn which called for aligning 2 pieces of yarn crocheted together; could not get this pattern to work and gave it up. It is now one of my many WIPs. It a lovely slipper, thanks for the pattern.

    Reply
  • Darcy Robb
    July 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful slippers. These are DEFINITELY on my to-do list. I’ve tried many slipper patterns the last little while, even have a another pattern with a leather sole sewn on. And that’s where I failed. The leather sole didn’t really cut it. Can you please tell me how I can download the template for the sole, please. I don’t seem to have a password for the vault, even though I am a subscriber to your emails/blog. Thanks for much for all your fun patterns and tutorials!

    Reply
  • Leah
    July 24, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I could not get the template. I tried several times. I even re-subscribed to make sure I had it right, even did the copy and paste. Nothing worked.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Hey Leah,

      Did you get into the Vault? The template is at the very top of the exclusive resources page.

      I just checked and it’s working fine for me. Perhaps when you copied and pasted, there was a space included at the end of the password? Feel free to send me an email if you need more help! jess (at) make and do crew (dot) com.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Chelsea
    July 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Do you make and sell these by chance!? I would love to get a pair from you!

    Reply
  • Kara
    July 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Hello, I’m having trouble accessing the sole patterns. Am I able to have the password to enter please πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Hey Kara,

      If you enter your email address in the box at the bottom of the pattern (right above this comment area), you’ll receive an email with the password. πŸ™‚

      It sometimes end up in junk/spam folders, so check there if you don’t see it right away.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Moniq Larue
    July 27, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I cant crochet but I knit a lot could you make a patern for knitters??? please

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Hey Moniq,

      Thanks for the idea! I totally understand that. If there’s enough interest, I’ll put together a knit version! πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
      • Gail
        August 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

        I would love a knit version for both women and men. Thank you so much

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          August 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm

          Thanks for the feedback, Gail!

          Reply
          • Melissa
            June 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

            I would also LOVE a knit pattern if the option was still available! I checked the link for the Etsy store & there was none available, though I do understand it’s been a year since that was posted πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

  • Lori Du Verger
    July 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I absolutely love this! Thank you!

    Reply
  • Helen
    July 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Love the look of these slippers, but would love to see a video. It would be so helpful!

    Reply
  • sandra maria faria
    July 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Hi, I’m Sandra.I am brazilian . I really liked the slippers.Very nice.

    Reply
  • Lori
    July 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    A video tutorial for these terrific slippers would be absolutely awesome!!!

    Thanks for considering,
    Lori

    Reply
  • anna
    August 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Perfect !!!!
    Anna

    Reply
  • Stephanie Lau
    August 2, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I would LOVE to make a pair of these, Jess! It’s perfect since we have leather left-over from our Star Stitch Purse leather handles too! I love the shape and style of them- your designs are always so modern!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Stephanie. I’d LOVE to make your Star Stitch Purse. You and Ryan really made some awesome handles for it. They’re just the perfect accent for the beautifully textured stitches!

      Reply
  • Divine Debris (Amber)
    August 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

    These are super duper cute!

    Reply
  • Cindy
    August 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    LOVE these slippers! Going shopping tomorrow AM for the yarn! Perfect Christmas gifts! Would like to see a video too 😊

    Reply
  • JoAnn Billitti
    August 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for a cute slipper pattern! I love it and already made one pair but the hook/gauge seems to be incorrectly stated. I do not crochet loose, but had to use a K hook to make the size 7/8 with the recommended Lion Brand yarn! Even then, they turned out a little large. You might want to double check your recommended hook/gauge.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Hey JoAnn,

      Thanks for the feedback. As I mention in the notes section, the stitches are worked intentionally tight to make the slippers extra cosy. The gauge I list in the pattern is what I achieved, but I was making a point of keeping the stitches tight. I’m glad you were able to make it work for yourself with a K. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
    • Vanessa
      August 15, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I too am having the same problem and even with a K hook, I’m still not matching the gauge sample. I had to use a J10 (6.0 mm) hook to get the right gauge! I am not a loose crocheter either. It seems important for this pattern to make a gauge swatch. I am surprised to see the pattern calls for such a large hook (even bigger than what the yarn calls for) and Jess was able to make it so tight! I will report back after I finish to see how the size fits! Beautiful pattern!

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        August 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        Thanks for the feedback, Vanessa. I might adjust the hook size in the pattern. I did crochet deliberately tightly as I explain in the notes, but it’s probably easier to just reduce the hook size. πŸ™‚

        Jess

        Reply
        • Vanessa
          August 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

          Well, as much as I really wanted these slippers to work, they were just too large, even with a 6.0 hookπŸ˜₯. I got as far as the ankle cuff and kept trying them on, but they were too loose. I ripped them out and may use the yarn for a basket. Maybe a smaller hook would work for a size 7/8, but I’m not sure the super bulky yarn would like a much smaller hook. Yours look so dainty compared to what I ended up with!

          Reply
          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            August 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

            Oh boo! I’m sorry to hear that, Vanessa. The stitches def have to be worked tighter than you’d usually do with this type of yarn, but you’re right, that’s what makes them have a nice cozy weave. When I was making mine, I would keep my working yarn pretty tight as it would prevent the loops on my hook from getting too large. Does that make sense?

  • Pamela Hermanson
    August 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Hi Jess, I tried the recommended yarn size 6/bulky, with size N hook. By the time I got to 10 rounds on the toe it looked like they would fit a giant.
    Alternate yarn size 5 with a K hook works perfectly.
    I guess my question is why the recommended yarn and hook worked up so big?
    Thank you. Pamela

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Hey Pamela,

      I’m glad you found something that worked well for you! You know, the stitches are worked intentionally tight for these slippers to make them warm and cozy, so it’s really just about finding the hook size and tension that allow you to meet the pattern gauge. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lauren Guidotti
    August 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Please please please make a video! I’m so in love with these slippers but as a beginner, really need a video to even make the attempt.

    Optimistically hopeful!

    Lauren

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 16, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Lauren! I’d love for more beginners to be able to try this pattern.

      Jess

      Reply
      • Courtney
        November 2, 2017 at 10:24 am

        I am also a beginner. I’m hoping this pattern isn’t too ambitious but I LOVE them so much i have to try. Going to a thrift store soon in search of leather. A video would seal the deal on this project for me. thank you!!

        Reply
  • Jessica
    August 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I was so excited to find these this morning, as there is one person I wanted to make a Christmas gift for but had no idea what to make. These are perfect! And I always seem to have a problem with crocheting too tight, so this is double perfect! I have only been crocheting for a few months and everything I have crocheted so far had a video tutorial, but this pattern is so clear and easy to understand, that I think I could make these by following the pattern. Although I would love if you made a video tutorial!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      These sound PERFECT for you! πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know your vote for a video tutorial. Happy crocheting, Jessica! (My name too!)

      Jess

      Reply
    • Paula
      September 12, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Having trouble with the cuff portion of the pattern. I would love a tutorial on it (the buttonhole in particular).

      Reply
  • Julia
    August 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    These will make great Christmas gifts. I can’t believe it is getting to that time already. Now how to overtly ask for people’s sizes? haha.

    Reply
  • Kim Friesen
    August 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Help Jess!
    I’m having difficulty with the ankle cuff instructions. Right slipper …row 1 ..it says when heel edge ends Ch 10 (11,11) turn

    Am I actually chaining 10..that doesn’t seem correct…I don’t believe its just 10 sc total on heel edge ..and it doesn’t seem like 10 rows either. There are no comments regarding this so my brain must just be in a glitch . Could you please clarify for me..I love this pattern thus far!

    Warm regards,
    Kim

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 18, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Hey Kim!

      So the chains are to build the little strap that goes across the top of your foot. So you should have already worked around the ankle/back of heel and the ch 10 is just to cover the “extension” that the will create the strap. Does that make sense? πŸ™‚

      Jess

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      • Kim Friesen
        August 21, 2017 at 10:42 am

        Thank you Jess!
        I did figure it out after I put it down for a bit and came back to it. I was so excited, I was blocking my own progress. I have now made 2 of your crochet slippers with flip flops, and on my second pair of this pattern. I am on to the UGG boots next. I love them all, thank you! I have made some modifications, with notes, as my foot size is more a size 3.5 – 4. Can I send you the notes for anyone who may be looking for a smaller version?
        Happy feet!
        Kim

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          August 22, 2017 at 9:54 pm

          That would be fantastic! Feel free to email them to me at jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com. I’m so happy to hear they’ve been fun and useful to you!

          Jess

          Reply
  • Yvonne Kleinsmidt
    August 23, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Hi Jess ur slippers are AWESOME WILL most definately start to make a pair for me
    Thankyou for sharing

    Reply
  • Mindy
    August 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I am a complete beginner and am attempting this pattern, but am a bit confused: don’t work the ankle part directly into the toe section? Is that where the stitch markers come in? Thank you so much for your help, I’m just having a bit of a hard time visualizing this since it’s like my theirs crochet project (the first was the Suzette bag, the second was a scarf).

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      Hey Mindy,

      Yes! The ankle section is worked around the heel section and then it connects to the last round of the toe section. I can tell there’s a lot of interest in a video tutorial, so I will likely be making one soon. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Marnie
    September 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for such a great pattern. I just finished my first pair and I know that I am going to love them. I did end up doing the right foot twice because the first time wasn’t tight enough, but I figured it out with the left foot and along with a simple adjustment to fit my small ankle and they are perfect. I used the K hook and as long I crocheted very tightly they turned out correctly.

    I’m just getting ready to cut the leather and I have a question about the instructions for this part.. The sentence that states, “Do not punch holes in the top section of leather than will be at the top of the slipper ankle” doesn’t make sense to me. Could you please explain further?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Hey Marnie,

      I’m glad you got the tension settled! I often find myself remaking my first shoe/slipper once I know a little more about how the yarn and hook will work together.

      That note about the leather simply means to be cautious not to poke your holes all the way up to the very top of that leather piece. The reason is because you’ll want to fold it over the top of the slipper, leaving a little tab, and you probably won’t want to have holes in the tab. If you just poke holes sort of how the template shows, you can always add extra holes once you get the leather on your slipper and see where else you want to add stitches. Hope that makes sense!

      Jess

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  • Donna
    September 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Jess, please help. I have crocheted part of the slipper, to the point of joining the heel, but now I am struck. I am confused as to what to do next. It says on the right side and sc into each row. Please help.

    Donna

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  • Sheryl
    September 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Love these … I saw these first on Ravelry and have almost completed the first pair but would like to know where to attach Color A on the left slipper so it’s the opposite of the right slipper. Without a picture, the only thing I can think of is to attach it from the inside on the left. I agree with several others here that a video would be helpful.

    Reply
  • Paula
    September 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Having trouble with the cuff portion of the pattern. I would love a tutorial on it (the buttonhole in particular).

    Reply
  • Rebecca S Harrison
    September 24, 2017 at 9:17 am

    YOU should check this out. This woman stole your pattern.
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabin-in-the-woods-slipper
    and then went on a bunch of FB groups and posted a CAL to try and get ppl to buy her pattern.
    Here’s her group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/396803047339595/

    I just felt it was wrong and wanted you to know.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me know, Rebecca. I actually came across this thanks to another reader as well. It’s pretty crazy, isn’t it? I purchased the pattern to make sure I wasn’t missing something, only to find out she traced my free template to include in her pattern. The woman who published removed it after I contacted her. I really appreciate you looking out for me and my patterns. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      Jess

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  • Jen
    October 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I’m just wondering about the hook size. I’m not sure if I missed something, It’s different on here than in the pdf pattern. Can you please confirm what size I need to use?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Hey Jen,

      Good catch! I crocheted tightly with an N to achieve the gauge listed above. Many readers where having trouble getting the gauge with that hook though so I started recommending a K. I’d try a K with a little swatch and see if your gauge is similar to what is listed. πŸ™‚

      Let me know if you have other questions!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Karen
    October 26, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Love these slippers!!! I hope to make a couple (at least) pairs for Christmas gifts. I have to make a run to pick up the yarn otherwise I would have started already.. can’t wait.. I would also like to put in my vote for a tutorial. I’m not a beginner exactly but get easily confused ( senior moments) and always find tutorials are so much easier for me to follow. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

    Reply
  • Molly Nolte
    October 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I wear a size 12/13 women’s. Is there a way I can modify your patterns to fit me. I’ve never crocheted clothing before and really want to make all your footwear patterns.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Hey Molly,

      Yes, these would be quite easy to modify, I think. I’d just work additional rounds in the mid section of the foot until your piece is hitting you mid-arch. If you find that after you do all the increasing rounds, it’s still a little tight, just do one-two more increase rounds to get the right circumference around your foot.

      Hope that is helpful!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Laura
    October 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I would also like to see a video, I’m from the UK and following a US terms pattern can be confusing, I have found videos to be really helpful!
    Lovely slippers though, I would like to make some as gifts this Christmas, with an 11 week only baby homemade gifts are the way to go this year!

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  • Rachel Stowell
    December 2, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Do you remember, by chance, where you got your buttons? I’ve been to three stores but can’t find buttons that match my leather well like yours do! I think I’m maybe a little too picky about buttons!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Haha, I can understand that pickiness. Man, I wish I could remember. I think it may been Joann’s. But I’m not certain enough to tell you to jump in your car and go there. I’m sorry I don’t have more info. They’ve been in my stash a long time!

      Reply
  • Silvia
    December 3, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Love them. I am almost done with first pair for me. Next I will make a pair for my daughterand then my son. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Blessings!!!!

    Reply
  • Mona T
    December 4, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love you patterns. What do I get for not making a gauge swatch, a super set of slippers for my daughter. I didn’t realize I was that tight of a crocheter. Oh well, this is a great pattern, thanks for all your work!

    Reply
  • pam
    December 5, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I am loving this pattern! Just having a bit of trouble with the last part. around the edge and the strap.. did you make a video for this amazing pattern? Thanks for any help

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Hey Pam,

      I’m sorry, I don’t have a video right now. It’s hopefully going to be something I can tackle in the new year. If you’d like to email me a photo of what you’re having trouble with, I can try to help. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Heidi
    January 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Hello! I love the look of these slippers and am trying to make some as a gift for a friend who wears size 9. I made the gauge swatch and it came out perfectly. I have the toe section done for both, with all 16 rounds, and they seem a little short. When I try them on, they stop in the middle of my arch, and I wear size 8.5. I noticed in the photos in the pattern, those slippers seem to have 18 rows in the toe section, so I am wondering if I’m doing something wrong, if if should add a couple rows, or what you suggest? Thanks in advance for your help!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 1, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Hey Heidi,

      What a great gift! I actually wear a size 9 too, so I just tried on my slippers to check for you. That last toe row hits me right in the middle of my arch, so I’d suggest maybe adding one more round for your friend who has a slightly larger foot that you. Then there will be one more row/round added to that section as you begin the ankle cuff. (I think that’s what you’re seeing in the photos.)

      Hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

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      • Heidi
        January 3, 2018 at 10:56 am

        Thank you so very much! I appreciate the advice and the timely response! I’m also making your Sierra boot slippers for the same friend, so I’ll let you know how they turn out! Have an awesome new year!
        Heidi πŸ™‚

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        • Heidi
          January 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

          Hello again! I’m wondering if you could tell me how long your finished slippers are from toe to heel? Now that I have them finished, they look like boats to me and I’m second guessing adding the additional rows and thinking I should have just followed your pattern as written. Thank you!

          Reply
  • MommaDDH
    January 7, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I LOVE these slippers. The 1st one I made could’ve fit a horse. So, I went down a hook size and made it as tight as I could (hands hurt the next day). I wear a 7/8, but the smaller size fit better. Everything was great until I wore them a few hrs. Now they’re way too big. They stretched so much.
    I couldn’t get my hands on the suggested yarn & was too excited about this pattern to wait, so I used Yarn Bee Effortless. It’s the same #6 super bulky as the suggested yarn, but contents are different.
    Contents: 76% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca & 4% Rayon.
    If I remake in the suggested yarn…will they stretch out as much?
    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 8, 2018 at 12:24 am

      Hmm. I’m surprised to hear they stretched out that much since you crocheted so tightly. My experience has been that they stretch a bit with wearing, but not so much that I’d think they were unwearable. Do you think washing them might put some structure back into them? I’m not really sure? The yarn you used does not have a super different fiber content, but all I can think is that is has a bit less structure than the yarn I used?

      I’m sorry I can’t give clearer direction. I’m a bit baffled myself. πŸ™‚

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      • MommaDDH
        January 9, 2018 at 9:03 am

        Thanks for your suggestion.
        I’m ordering the suggested yarn today and giving it another go. Everyone in my family is begging for a pair. 21 yr old son included. They are absolutely the most eye catching thing I’ve ever made! I’ll update you on the difference.
        DH

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  • Grieta
    January 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I obviously won’t be walking outside in the rain and snow in these bit I suppose they do become dirty at some point. How would you clean them if you have added the leather soles?

    Reply
  • Lindsay
    February 2, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I saw on another makers crochet slipper pattern to use hemp twine to sew the leather bottoms on to have better longevity against wear, so I thought I might suggest it.

    Reply
  • Joline mcnolty
    February 6, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Love these slippers and I’m halfway done but I seem to be stuck on the ankle cuff- shouldn’t the sc go all the way around the back of the heel- a total of 24,stitches vs. Only 12 ????

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 6, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Hey Joline,

      Can you please tell me which row you’re referring to in the pattern? Is it Row 1? If so, you would crochet all the way around the back of heel (stitch counts will vary) and then chain the appropriate # of stitches. Lmk if that’s not what you’re talking about though! πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sonni
    February 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Jess! I started following you after finding your Suzette Stitch Bag. I have made 3 and given them waay as gifts. Love the pattern and look! Now, I have tried making these slippers (which are awesome looking) but can’t seem to get past row 4 of the ankle. Just wondering if you are still considering making a video?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 11, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that bag pattern! Yes, I have a video planned for the next couple of months. I’m sure you don’t want to wait that long though. Can I try to help you in the meantime?

      Jess

      Reply
    • Sue
      March 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Exactly where I’m Stuck… just do understand… video would be great… I will put slipper making aside until video is available
      Sue

      Reply
  • Emily Huffman
    February 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Adding my vote for a video tutorial pleeeease! I don’t think I’m working the pattern correctly and this bulky yarn is making it trickier. Visuals are such a help!

    Reply
  • Marie Dunne
    March 9, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Hello from London, I absolutely love this slipper pattern and have just found the perfect leather jacket from a thrift store, yarn on order and ready to start this project. I just wondered what your advice would be on how I should wash the finished slippers in the future considering they will have leather soles stitched on?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 9, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      You know, I haven’t actually tried washing mine, but I have washed similar slippers in the past. I’ve just thrown them in the wash on delicate and air dried. That said, if you’re worried at all, you could try washing them by hand the first time. πŸ™‚

      Glad you found all the perfect supplies!!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Marie Dunne
    March 10, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Thank you so much Jess, I’ll give that a try.

    Reply
  • Danielle G
    April 10, 2018 at 4:58 am

    The pattern here quotes a size K (6.5mm) crochet hook but the .pdf pattern calls for a size N (10mm) crochet hook. I’m assuming the size K hook is the correct one and the size N hook is a typo; is that true?

    Thank you!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 10, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Hey Danielle,

      Yes, I actually made these with an N. Many people reported that using an N made their gauge too loose though, so I changed the hook size here to a K (although the gauge is still the same). Thanks for reminding me to change it in the PDF. In either case, the most impt part is just checking your gauge to make sure your slipper will turn out the right size in the end. πŸ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Claudia
    May 22, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Hi, I’m a newbie at crocheting and these are super cute. I would love to make them. I hope you do post up a video as I do much better watching than reading the instructions…probably the only way I’d attempt this πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • Wendi
    June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Can’t wait to try this pattern out! could you please send the download for the leather soles?
    thanks!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Hey Wendi,

      You can get the template by entering your email address in the box above this comments area. πŸ™‚
      Jess

      Reply
  • Lakyn
    June 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I love the pattern and have already started on the first
    Toe. I am at a stand still because I don’t really understand
    The instructions. I am sort of a beginner and really really need
    A video tutorial. Do you know when one will be available? They are just too cute for me to get stumped and give up

    Reply
  • Julia Thimm
    July 18, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Hello
    I like the pattern. I need this.
    Pleace send me the pattern of the lather sole.
    Thanks

    Julia

    Reply
  • Christine
    November 12, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Hi jess what a beautiful pattern I have just finished one pair but not Shute how to cut the leather soles for them could you please help love them so much .

    Reply

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