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Free Crochet Socks & Easy Crochet Slipper Patterns Ideal for Beginners (Step-by Step)

Updated on December 3, 2015

Easy Crochet Slipper Boots

Easy slipper boots
Easy slipper boots
 Perfect for those winter boots
Perfect for those winter 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!

Make easy slippers for the kids with this same pattern.
Make easy slippers for the kids with this same pattern.

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 4.00 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.

Take note:

Always start your 1st half double crochet 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 at either side of the chain).

Finished Crocheted Boot Warmers

Finished boot warmers.
Finished boot warmers.

How to Start the Crochet Slipper Boot Pattern

Crochet slipper for beginners. How to start.
Crochet slipper for beginners. How to start.

The Basic Pattern

Rnd 1 Magic Circle (or chain 3, slip into first and HDC for 6 in ring created)

Ch 2 (counts as 1st HDC)

work 5 HDC into magic circle slip stitch to join (6)

Rnd 2:

Ch 2

(1st HDC in the base of chain and here on in) 2 HDC in each stitch around, slip to join

Ch 2. 1 HDC in next st. 2 HDC in next st. repeat around. Join. (12)

Step 2

How your first increasing rounds of your slippers  should look.
How your first increasing rounds of your slippers should look.

Rnd 3:

Ch 2. 1 HDC in each st around. Slip to join.

Continue working like this (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, to the base of your ankle.

Step 3

This is how your slipper looks from toe to base of ankle before we split to work in rows for the heel area.
This is how your slipper looks from toe to base of ankle before we split to work in rows for the heel area.

Here you will work the heel.

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.

I had 20 rows in total from toe to the back of the heel.

Step 4

You can finish your slippers here or continue crocheting in rounds to create a long sock.
You can finish your slippers here or continue crocheting in rounds to create a long sock.

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.

Step 5

Your complete boot-length slipper should look like this.
Your complete boot-length slipper should look like this.

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!

Great for men and women!
Great for men and women!

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

These can be worn folded over for a different style.
These can be worn folded over for a different style.
Free Crochet Pattern to make these gorgeous Fashionable Crochet Slipper Boots
Free Crochet Pattern to make these gorgeous Fashionable Crochet Slipper Boots

Pattern for Experienced Crocheters

This is for the more experienced crocheter who does not need the images to help.

I used a size 4.00mm (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 I used one strand of double-knit yarn and a size 3.05 mm 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 half double crochet 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; 1 extra stitch being created at either side of the chain).

Magic Chain

Ch2

Rnd 1: work 5 HDC 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

Rnd 3: 1 HDC in next st. 2 HDC in next st. repeat around. join. ch2

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

Will you be trying my Crochet Slipper Sock Pattern?

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      Tammy Pettifer 6 weeks ago

      I have gotten to the end of the heel length and I just cannot figure out from your pattern what to do next. Please, please, help me.

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      Avid crochet nutt 7 months ago

      Not a very good pattern when the whole pattern isn't there.

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      Riana 8 months ago

      At the heal, will there be a hole when we connect he two sides together? I'm confused on how that part of the pattern works exactly.

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      christine 8 months ago

      How do I make these in larger size? I have someone with COPD and has a lot of water retention and I need a much bigger size in the width. do I just make the ring larger? Thank you for your help.

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      Shauna 9 months ago

      How many balls of yarn do you need for this project?

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      Karen Clark 9 months ago

      Love these. However, I'm allergic to wool. What size acrylic yarn would you use for this? 6 bulky? or smaller... Thank you!

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      Emilia 10 months ago

      Just made them! They are amazing!

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      Kaisha 10 months ago

      This pattern is so confusing for "the basic pattern" i can never get 12 in the beginning. always 11

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      Donna Bolton 11 months ago

      Yes I will try. Just learning to crochet.

      Thank you for the pictures and instructions.

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      Lisa Auch 2 years ago from Scotland

      I am considering it for the future

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      cheryl 2 years ago

      this looks great do you offer a video tutorial?

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      Lisa Auch 2 years ago from Scotland

      This is actually a VERY easy project (If you can crochet the basics and in the round) I love making these socks

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Am very interested in taking a much closer look at this… Thanks! :)

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      @katybeth-underwood: (MAGIC CIRLE) work 5 HDC into magic circle slip stitch to join (6) ch 2

      If you do not know how to make a magic circle, chain3, slip to join and work 5hdc into the circle to start.

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      katybeth-underwood 3 years ago

      you mention a magic chain but don't give any specifics as to what type of stitches are used to make the magic chain nor how many.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Love those boot warmers. You have some excellent models. :-) Congrats on your home page feature!

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      SimonJay 3 years ago

      My mum is getting into crochet and the first thing i said to her was she could do me a pair of cloves now i know what her next project will be haha.

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      nonya222 3 years ago

      I had a pattern for boot slippers ages ago and lost it. My brother wanted new slippers like the old pattern and this lens solved the issue. Thank you!

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      aredey 3 years ago

      Love the boot warmers.

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      nonya222 3 years ago

      Thank you for a great pattern.

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      rhondalynnjohnson 3 years ago

      Love the boot warmers. I love looking for new crochet ideas.

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      Kimberly Milani 3 years ago

      Thanks for posting this! i have been at it a while, but still can only crochet things in straight lines (so basically blankets and scarves lol). Deff need to try this sometime!

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      RussnJo 3 years ago

      Definitely going to try this pattern. And, I have a feeling, my hubby will be first in line. Thank you!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Hi Lisa, I have been looking for a pattern like this for ages. Can't wait to start this pattern. My daughter's birthday is 9/16 and I hope to have them done by then! (LOL) I'll try to send a photo of them when they are done. Thank you for sharing and God bless you and yours:)

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      Would love to try making slipper and sock crochet. Looks really cute. Thank you for sharing!

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      Would love to try making slipper and sock crochet. Looks really cute. Thank you for sharing!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      An interesting selection - thank you.

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      Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

      I look forward to crocheting these slipper boots by your pattern. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing these patterns. They are adorable. I can't wait to crochet those socks.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @anonymous: Learn how to croche there! https://hubpages.com/art/how-do-you-crochet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Those are cool patterns in making boot slippers for women. Surely Iâll copy that and start to make my own. But I guess I will find it hard because I donât have any practice now. Do you have some techniques please share to me? Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are looking cozy as we are facing below zero temperatures....when your feet are warm, the rest of you is warm too!

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @jcalbon lm: Sounds really easy! i will need to try this thanks for sharing

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      jcalbon lm 4 years ago

      Cute patterns! I made a pair of (knitted) felted slippers a few years ago and was delighted by how easy they were. Plus, the felting process was so much fun--you make a gigantic slipper, put it in the washing machine, and it comes out just the right size. I bet you could do the same thing with one of these patterns--just making it oversized to begin with.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I remember making very simple slippers in knitting when I first learned, but since I concentrate on crochet today I'm going to have to try these slipper patterns. The 'boot' style looks really warm and cozy -- perfect for all us who like to take our shoes off in the house, but need something to keep our feet warm!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I just never mastered crocheting. They look like fun to make.

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      nightbear lm 4 years ago

      Another terrific crochet pattern, I love how the boot/sock fits the foot snugly beautiful page, the photos really help keep you on track