Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Women's House Slippers



Here it is . . . my first free crochet pattern in honor of my promotion! I promised a free pattern in return for every person who followed my blog in the 7 given days . . . and now have quite a few patterns to write up  :) Here is the first one, though - Women's House Slippers!

These slippers are oh so cozy and comfy! Just slip them on, wear 'em around, and when they get dirty, throw them in the washer (not the dryer though!). They are so simple and quick - you can make a pair in just a few hours.

These slippers were made for my feet (7.5 US shoe size) but can very easily be adjusted for smaller or larger feet. Just increase/decrease the last row for a custom fit!

Warning: these slippers stretch! If you are on the fence about how big to make them, make them smaller! They stretch a LOT!

Materials
F (3.75mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
150 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Gauge
(With magic ring pulled tight)
End of row 3: 2 inches

Notes
1. To make two-toned slippers similar to these, change color on the bottom of the slipper, where the switch won't be as noticeable.
2. To make a strap, chain a certain amount (according to foot size) at desired place when single crocheting around the top of the shoe. Turn and sc back down the chain, sl st into base of strap. For a thicker strap, turn and sc back up the strap and down the opposite site. Then sew to opposite side of shoe (or attach button - don't forget to make a button hole if you do)
3. To make a rim of contrasting color (CC), join CC in the back of the slipper and slip stitch in each stitch around.

Slipper (make 2)

Magic ring.
1. 5 dc into ring. [5]












2. 2 dc into each stitch around. [10]











3. 2 dc into each stitch around. [20]
(don't forget to check your gauge here!!)











4. (2 dc in next, dc in next) around. [30]











 5-9: Dc in each stitch around. [30]

10-21: Ch 2, turn. Dc in next 21. [19]
(Here is where you can adjust the size - decrease or increase the amount of rows you do here)


Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, fold the flat edge (at the back of the slipper) together and sew up, like so: 
Then, flip back inside-out, like the picture on the right above. 
Now join yarn at the back of the slipper (near wear you just sewed up), and sc evenly around the perimeter of the slipper. When you get to the corners, do 3 dc (one right before the first "real" dc, one in the first dc, and one in the second), then keep single crocheting across the top. 3 more dc at the next corner, sc back around. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Ta-dah! You now have a slipper! How easy was that? And that's just the basic pattern - you can decorate it with flowers, bows, a strap, change colors - the possibilities are endless! I would love to see pictures if you make these!

Feel free to make as many of these slippers as you want, and donate as many as you want! I just ask that if you sell these online, you credit either my blog or my etsy shop. Thanks! 

Enjoy the pattern - more to come soon! 


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41 comments:

  1. I don't usually like crochet slippers, but these are cute.

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  2. I tried this out it turned out really nice! Thanks! :D

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    1. I am so glad you tried these out and enjoyed them! I would love to see a picture if you have one :)

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  3. I uploaded a photo of it. :D

    http://flic.kr/p/bZpbd9

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    1. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! I love your idea of the little tie :)

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  4. New follower via tangled happy. Love your blog and these slippers are lovely!

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  5. love the pattern and can't wait to try it but do you know that under your free patterns the Chunky Yarn Baby Booties is actually linked to a payless website? just thought you might want to know :)

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    1. Aha you are right! Wow thanks so much for noticing and letting me know! I fixed it :)

      Glad you like the pattern!

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  6. whats a magic ring? the only ones i can find are for toys

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    1. The magic ring is sometimes called the adjustable ring. Here is the video I used when I was learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjYPFBP85c

      Hope that helps!

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  7. I LOVE this pattern, but ive tried making these three times, each time they came out completley wrong! :0 i dont know what im doing wrong :(

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    1. Hmm, is there anything specifically that stumps you? I would be happy to help you if I knew the problem! One thing that may help is if you put a stitch marker at the end of each round, as there is no join. It can sometimes be hard to keep track of which stitch you are on. Hope that helps, but if you have anything specific, let me know!

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    2. i dont have any trouble with the stitches, its just that every time it comes out looking like a beanie hat with a small rectangle (the bottom part) attached :/ am i crocheting in the wrong part of the stitches?

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    3. Well, I suppose at first it does look like a beanie . . . . :) One you sew up the back it begins to look like a slipper, and when you do the sc around it makes it a bit taller and shapes it better. If you are crocheting in both loops (front and back) of the double crochets then you should be good. I wonder if it is looking like a hat because it is too big - if this is the case, you could try going down a hook size?

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    4. Tried a smaller hook, but it looks like the problem is that it just turns out really flat(the toe part)

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    5. Try on the toe part - it looks flat but once it got on my feet it formed to them.

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    6. I have :( its as flat as a dishcloth. I cant figure out what im doing wrong. Its ashame cause these are the cutest pair of slippers i could find on ravelry and i cant even make them right lol. :/ i tried the smaller hook and ive tried them on whilst making them but its just not right. And when i do get to the flat bottom part its really skinny(19 dc) so i dont know how that would work :0

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    7. I'm so sorry these aren't working out for you . . . I am afraid I can't help unless I see it in person. You could try making the bottom part wider and see how that works . . . sorry I can't be of more help!

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  8. These are very similar to one that I've made in the past, very easy :)

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  9. Any ideas at changing colours on these? I can see how you'd do stripes maybe but what about if you wanted say, the sole a different colour? I'm new to crochet have made quite a few baby slippers and been looking for a good adult pattern. This looks great can't wait to try it! Xx

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    1. To make the sole a different color, you would have to change color twice each round . . . for example, once you work the top part, you would switch, work a few stitches, and then switch back. This would result in lots of ends to weave in . . . but I would love to see a picture if you make it! Hope that helps, glad you like the pattern :)

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  10. Love these simple little slippers! :) The only problem I have is on the toe. They come out pointy each time. They aren't as pointy when they are formed to my foot but I was wondering if this is normal when not on the foot or maybe I'm doing something wrong on the toe part? BTW, I'm using a size "G" hook and making them for size 8 foot.

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    1. Hi Crafty :) The point on this slipper was a little too sharp for me, too. I altered the beginning of the pattern a little to fit my needs:

      Rnd 1: 10 dc in ring

      Rnd 2: (2 dc in next, dc in next) around. (15 dc)

      Rnd 3: (2 dc in next, dc in next, dc in next) around. (20 dc)

      Then I worked the pattern as written.

      I, too, am using a G hook for a size 8 foot.

      Happy hooking.

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  11. love these slippers...but although pictures are very clear, it seems the instructions are very very faded...please help in this matter..I would just love to make & donate these to a shelter. thank you, A. P. from the state of Georgia

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    1. Try hilighting the text . . . that usually helps to make them more readable. Hope this helps!

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  12. Ooh, they are so cute, but alas, I don't crochet. Would you have anything in a knitted slipper that looks kind of like this?

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    1. I'm sorry, I don't have any knitting patterns :( I wish I could knit better, but I can't. If you are interested, I would be happy to make you a pair for a discounted price! Thanks for the comment :)

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  13. Great pattern! They were pretty loose though so all I had to do was crochet around the top with decreasing stitches and they fit perfectly. Thanks!

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  14. These are super cute. I wish I had read the comments first, as mine had a point. No worries though since I only did one slipper as a test. Love how you can embellish these in various ways. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  15. my version :D thank u so much
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/29561147302213942888989.jpg/

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  16. am really chuffed with how these turned out. Thanks for the pattern :) http://mybitontheside.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/crocheted-house-slippers.html

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  17. how long is this in inch? looking very very nice! Thankyou!

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    1. This can be as long as you want it to be :) Just repeat row 10 as many times as you need to to ensure a perfect fit!

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  18. Hi!
    This is such a quick and easy pattern for a beginner!
    Here's a picture of mine
    http://learning123adifferentway.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/school-holidays-are-great-for-crocheting.html

    I was just wondering, how can I make the toe part smaller to make some for my little sister?
    Thanks, Eve

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  19. Hi Eve! Thanks so much for sharing your finished slippers - they are beautiful! Great job! As for making the toe smaller, I would just start with 4dc into the magic ring instead of 5, and work from there. Hope this helps!

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  20. does it matter what size yarn you use?

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  21. when your done with the first 5 dc in the magic ring, do you do a st?

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  22. On rnd 10 it says DC 21 [19] so does that mean that rnds 11 on will have 19 stitches?

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    1. I keep ending up with 22 stitches....

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  23. Can you or anybody please answer the above question regarding row 10?? Pleaaassse

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