FREE PATTERN: Two-Toned Women's Slippers

Hello lovely crocheters! 

Who thinks it's due time for a new pattern? I just released these new slippers in my Etsy shop, and thought I'd share with you all the super simple, easily adjustable pattern so you can whip up some for yourself! You've probably seen slippers similar to these around, but what I love about these is that they're so quick to work up with the double strand yarn.


They're also sturdy enough to feel like real slippers, rather than socks or a wanna-be-slipper. :) 






Or make them yourself! :)



Materials
2 strands worsted weight yarn in Color A
2 strands worsted weight yarn in Color B
H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - Half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
Ss - slip stitch
Sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
Dc2tog - double crochet 2 together

Notes
  • We will turn at the end of each round. When you turn, your first stitch should be placed in the slip stitch you just made to end the last round. The last stitch of each round should be made in the last full stitch (not slip stitch) of the previous round, which means it might seem like you're skipping a stitch at the end of each round, but you're not. You'll make up for that stretch when you turn and start the next row in the slip stitch. :) 
  • I'm not including stitch counts at the end of each row because this pattern is created so that you can adjust it to whatever size you need! I suggest you keep track of how many stitches you have in the first slipper so that you can make your second one match it exactly.


Size Adjustments
To make bigger: either use I (5.5 mm) hook or slightly thicker yarn (probably not both though). I find that using two strands of thinner worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, etc) is great for slimmer slippers/women's sizes 4-7 but for bigger slippers (wider feet/women's sizes 8-11) using two strands of thicker worsted weight or one strand of bulky weight works well. 


Biggest Piece of Advice!!! Keep trying on these slippers as you make them - a ton depends on the yarn you're using, how loose or tight you crochet, how wide/thin your feet are, etc. They are super easy to adjust because they are worked from the toe down, so if you try them on every few rounds you'll be able to make them just perfect!


Instructions
With 2 strands of color A 

Round 1. Ch 2, 5sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with ss to first sc so you are working in rounds.
Round 2. Ch 1, turn. 2sc in each of next 5 stitches. Join with ss to beginning of round.
Round 3. Ch 1, turn. (2sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) 5 times. Join with ss to beginning of round.
Round 4. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches) 5 times. Join with ss to beginning of round. 

For my foot, this is all the increase rounds I need. Work the next few rounds and see if that's true for you too, but if you find this section too narrow after a few rounds, go back in and add a round where you work (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches) 5 times. Remember though that the slippers stretch quite a bit, so it may seem small but end up being the right size! 


Rounds 5-11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch around. Join with ss to beginning of round. 

Note that at this point we are no longer increasing, so if you're seeing your slipper get wider and wider you might accidentally be increasing when you turn at the beginning of each round or when you end each round. Make sure you have the same number of stitches for each of these 7 rounds!

At the end of round 11, fasten off and weave in ends. 

                            With 2 strands of Color B, join yarn where the pictures indicate. 








Rounds 12-13. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch around. Join with ss to beginning of round.

Now we're working in rows!

Rows 14-30 (or however many rows you need to make it fit snugly on your foot! I'm about a US 7.5 and working until row 30 seems to work well). Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 13 stitches (or however many you need on end the row at about the same place as in the picture below).




Fasten off and weave in ends!

Now comes the fun part! Fold the heel (what we were just working on) in half so that it looks like the picture (we are going to join it inside out so you don't see the seam on the outside). 




Ch 1, then slip stitch the inside stitches from each side together like the pictures. Once you get to the end, fasten off and weave in the ends.




All done!


Just kidding. :) 

Fold the heel back so that it looks like a shoe. We're getting close! 


Now join the yarn in the back middle of the heel. 

Ch 1, sc evenly around the top of the shoe. To pace myself, I like to work one sc for each sc row we worked, as pictured. 

When you get to this corner, just keep single crocheting across that row (Row 13) and then pick up again on the corner and keep pacing yourself across the top of the sc rows! 

When you get to the end, join with ss to beginning of round. 
Note that how tightly or loosely you work this next round really determines how snugly these fit. I suggest trying on the slippers again at this point to see if you want to make this round super tight or if you should work loosely!

Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, ss in each stitch around until you get to the last five stitches in the round. At that point, sc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc2tog, join with ss to beginning of round. Fasten off and weave in ends!



 



















Final Product:

Nothin' lovelier!



































Aren't they pretty? And I promise, you won't want to take these off! They stay on super well and adjust perfectly to your feet...and the color possibilities are endless! 

I hope you all love this pattern - leave a comment and show us your finished product once you make them!

Or better yet, show us whatever you're making, whether or not it's these ones! Let's share some inspiration and crochetin' love!



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