Free Crochet Socks & Easy Crochet Slipper Patterns Ideal for Beginners
Easy Crochet Slipper Boots
Crochet Sock & Slipper Patterns
Why not make these fabulous sock booties, perfect for kids and adults? With an easy basic pattern that can be adapted to suit anyone? Excellent for beginners and the more advanced crocheter alike. I cannot believe how many times people ask me for this style and this year my hubby requested a new pair. I have Included step-by-step photos to keep you on the right track.
I must admit I love making these because not only are they quick to make but popular as handmade gifts for family and friends. They are quick and make excellent last-minute projects.
When my niece comes to visit she begs me to make her a pair of cozy slippers in a color matching her outfit.
Our whole family has cozy long legged sock style booties for wearing in the house, as the temperatures drop this year, we keep our feet cozy and warm in our matching slipper socks.
This is an original pattern and belongs solely to me. If you wish to share this pattern please do so with a link to this page.
Warm Wooly Socks
Winter socks never go wrong, and I also love mine tucked into my big winter boots or worn around the house as slippers.
Makes Kids Slippers Too!
Special Notes, Stitches and Terms Used
This pattern is a basic slipper and is the very same one I use when I make my niece's little red slippers pictured here. I just finish off and do not work the ankle length.
For a smaller size I use one strand of double-knit yarn and a size 3.50 mm hook.
I used size 4.00mm (UK) hook and double-knit thick aran wool. This made a perfect size 6 (UK), European 39 or US 8.5.
Pattern and special terms used:
HDC = Half Double Crochet
How to create the half double crochet stitch:
Make a chain, beginning with the second chain from hook into the chain stitch, catch the yarn and draw it through the stitch. You will now have 3 hooks on your hook. Put the yarn over the hook and draw through all loops at the same time. Leaving 1 loop on the hook.
This is a half double crochet
This crochet stitch gives warmth and has a fair amount of elasticity. Also it is best to make your slippers on the smaller side rather than larger.
Always work into the BASE of your chain 3 at the start of every round.
Always finish with a half double crochet into the join slip stitch of previous row (this helps to give the increased shape required for a snug fit (one extra stitch being created in each round).
Finished Crocheted Boot Warmers
How to Start the Crochet Slipper Boot Pattern
The Basic Pattern
Rnd 1 chain 3, slip into first and HDC for 6 in ring created)
Rnd 2: Ch 2. 2 HDC in each stitch around, slip to join
Rnd3: ch2. *HDC, 2HDC* repeat around, slip to join
Ch2. HDC in every stitch around (21sts)
Continue working like this (remembering to create the extra HDC in the previous slip to join space).
this adds one extra stitch per round.
Continue Until you can place the length of the slipper over your foot, to the base of your ankle.
Here you will work the heel By working back and forth in ROWS.
Ch 2. (continue adding 1st HDC in base of chain) HDC until you have 12 stitches remaining; stop here. Turn and chain 2 HDC across continue this till foot area is length you want
You want the slipper to be a snug fit, so when you get to the heel, put right sides together and slip stitch together.
This is the basic slipper. You can finish off here by completing 1 round of single crochet around the top of the slipper, and have a lovely pair of slip-on slippers. My niece loves these!
Carry on to continue creating the ankle and boot length.
Working in the round HDC pick up stitches along the top of the slipper.
Working in HDC:
chain2 HDC around slip into 1st stitch (do not add in the extra stitches here, unless making for a man who has wider calves). I find 1 HDC in each base of chains is enough increase to give a snug fit for a woman.
Continue working in HDC until desired length of sock boot is achieved.
The Finished Product!
You can make matching his n' hers crochet booties. My husband and I are shown here modeling our cozy booties!
Please only use this pattern for you own personal use, If you are wanting to share it please link directly to this pages.
Worn Half Turned Down
Pattern for Experienced Crocheters
This is for the more experienced crocheter who does not need the images to help.
I used a size 4.50mm (UK) hook and double-knit thick Arran wool. This made a perfect size 6 (UK) European 39 and US 8.5. Or, use two strands of double-knit wool together.
For a smaller size (the little red slippers for my niece) I used one strand of double-knit yarn and a size 3.50mm hook.
Special terms of note and Stitches Used
HDC = Half Double chain (this crochet stitch gives warmth and has a lot of elasticity).
Always start your 1st stitch(es) into the BASE of your chain start
Always finish with a half double crochet into the join slip stitch of previous row (this helps to give the increased shape required for a snug fit; 1 extra stitch being created at end of round)
Rnd 1: work 6HDC into magic circle slip stitch to join (6) ch 2
Rnd 2: (1st HDC in the base of chain and here on in) 2 HDC in each stitch around, slip to join, ch2 (13)
Rnd 3: 1 HDC in next st. 2 HDC in next st. repeat around. join. ch2 (20)
Rnd 4: HDC around, join, chain 2
Continue working Round 4 (remembering to create the extra HDC in the previous slip to join and the base of chain st), until you can place the length of the slipper over your foot, from toes to the base of the front of your ankle.
Here you will work the heel. You SPLIT your piece of work and work in ROWS now. This is the heel area.
Ch 2. (Continue adding 1st HDC in base of chain) HDC until you have 12 stitches remaining stop here. Turn and Chain 2
HDC across, continue this until heel area is length you want.
I had 20 rows in total from the toe.
You want the slipper to fit snug, so when you get to the heel, put the right sides together and slip stitch together.
This is the basic pattern. You can finish off here by completing a round of single crochet around the top of the slipper , and have a lovely pair of slip on slippers (my niece loves these).
Continue for creating boot length:
Working in the round HDC pick up stitches along the top of slipper.
Working in HDC around (do NOT join)
Ch 2, HDC around slip into 1st stitch (do not add in the extra stitches here, unless for making for a man who has wider calves) I find 1 HDC in each base of chain on beginning of each round is enough increase to give a snug fit for a woman.
Continue working in HDC until desired length is achieved.
© 2012 Lisa Auch