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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Child's Simple Slippers {Free Crochet Pattern}

I enjoy making slippers for my family. With 7 kids, sometimes simpler is better!
Today, I will share my pattern for the simple slippers that I made for our 7 year old. Unfortunately, one size does not fit all. That is ok, though. On Thursday, I will be sharing a tutorial that will show you how to easily customize the size of these simple slippers, to fit virtually any foot size.

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While these slippers are pretty darn cute as they are, you can easily customize them by adding cute little flowers or appliques. Of course, you can use whichever color combination you please. Have fun with them! Be creative!

I would love to see what you come up with. As always, feel free to share pics of anything you make from any of my patterns on my Facebook Page.
Swing by on weekends too, and share your work in progress of anything you are working on. I look forward to seeing you there! 

Are you ready to get started?

If you go over and take a peek at Thursday's post: All Size Simple Slippers, you will see where I get the calculated measurements for my daughter's foot. 
Her foot is 7 1/2 inches long.
The calculated toe length is 3 the inches, the calculated toe width is 7 inches, and the calculated foot length is 4 1/2 inches.
11 chains measures out to 3 inches, so I add 2 chains to that.

Child's Simple Slippers

Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn
Tape measure
Yarn needle

Make 2
Working the toe:
Ch 13
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in the next 5 ch, sc in the remaining 5 ch. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in back loop (bl) of the first 5 sc sts, hdc in the bl of the remaining 6 hdc sts. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 6 hdc sts, sc in the bl of the remaining 5 sc sts. Turn. (11 sts)
Rows 4-18: repeat rows 2 & 3. You should end with a hdc stitch, so do not finish off.

Working the foot:
Row 1: ch 2, working along the side of the hdc edge, hdc 27 evenly across. Turn. (27)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in bl of each st across. Turn. (27)
Rows 3-12: repeat row 2.
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing.
Thread your yarn needle with the tail end. Fold your slipper in half, matching up the stitches. Sew up the heel of the slipper. FO and weave in ends.
Thread another length of yarn, insert the needle through corner of the end of the toe. Leave a few inches of yarn, and being careful not to pull it all the way through, weave the yarn through the toe end. Holding the tail side of the yarn, and the needle side, pull tight to cinch the toe closed. Knot tightly, but do not finish off.
Now, line up the rows of the top of the foot, and sew the top of the foot portion. Finish off and weave in ends.
Attach a complimenting yarn to the top of the heel of the slipper. sc evenly around the opening. FO and weave in ends.

Happy Crocheting!


  1. Thanks for the free pattern! I wanted something quick and easy to make for my son to use at daycare. These worked perfectly.

    I did notice a typo in the first row of the toe. It currently adds up to 12 sts, not 11. It should read:
    "Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in the next 5 ch, sc in the remaining 5 ch. Turn. (11 sts)"

    1. I am so glad they worked out for you!
      Thank you for bringing the typo to my attention. :)
      I have fixed it on this post, and I will fix it in the printable when I log in on the computer. :)


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