Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Quick and Easy Slipper Socks in 9 Women's Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

I have been working on this pattern for a while now. It's one of those things that you start... put down... pick back up... put back down... and then finally finish. I am happy to share this Quick & Easy Slipper Sock Crochet Pattern in 9 Women's Sizes! Feedback is very much appreciated as this is a pattern with a lot of information within it.

This pattern has been tested several times (by myself) but with different sizes on my friends, as well as slippers being washed multiple times.

Materials:
     - 74 - 118 yards (small amount) of heavy weight Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart's Super Saver
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Bernat's Super Value Yarn, Caron's One Pound, Hobby Lobby's Crafters Secret;
     Secondary Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, with a J10/6mm Crochet Hook.

I did make and test out some slippers using Vanna's Choice Yarn, and while they worked up well, the yarn wasn't as durable as the Super Saver yarn and became rather frizzy rather quickly. I also choose the Super Saver yarn because it has a nice cushion to it, and feels quite nice as it hugs your feet. For anyone with concerns regarding the rough feel - it will get softer after the first wash.

Time Spent:
     You will be able to have a pair completed in roughly 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes (depending on size).

Measurements:
     Included are Women's US sizes 4 through 12.5. Foot sizes are included below. Choose the one best suited for your foot. Half sizes included for reference, but slipper size will be to whole size.

Gauge:
Using an I9/5.5mm Hook and Red Heart Super Saver - 4" x 3"
     Chain 13, HDC in the 3rd chain, and each chain across. (12 HDC)
     R2 - 7: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviation/s:
     HDC - Half Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Shoe sizes are not the same throughout - I have learned that through much research as I am sure many of you have realized while shoe shopping. Foot lengths are included below - choose the one that best suits your foot. For example, I wear a size 8.5 sneaker and 9 sandal. My foot size is 10" so following the numbers below, I made myself a pair of the size 9 - 9.5 slippers.

     Having the beginning increase split on either side of the beginning chain helps keep the seam straight, and also adds to the ease of keeping a looser tension.

     Joining is to be done into the first half double crochet, not the beginning chain.

     I suggest weaving in beginning tail after finishing round 3.

     Finished slipper will be about two inches shorter than foot. If using other yarns other than I named, your ease could/will probably vary.

Patterns:
Ladies US Size 4 (8 3/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 4.5 (8.5" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)

R4 - 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.

R11 - 18: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Ladies US Size 5 (8 5/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 5.5 (8 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)
    
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)
     
R4 - 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R11 - 19: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Ladies US Size 6 (9" foot) - Ladies US Size 6.5 (9 1/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)
     
R4 - 11: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join. 
     
R12 - 20: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 7 (9 3/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 7.5 (9 1/2" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)
     
R4 - 11: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R12 - 21: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 8 (9 5/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 8.5 (9 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)
     
R4 - 12: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R13 - 22: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 9 (10" foot) - Ladies US Size 9.5" (10 1/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)
     
R4 - 12: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R13 - 23: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 10 (10 3/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 10.5 (10 1/2" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)
     
R4 - 13: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R14 - 23: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 11 (10 5/8" foot) - Ladies US Size 11.5 (10 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)
    
R4 - 13: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R14 - 24: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Ladies US Size 12 (11" foot) - Ladies US Size 12.5 (11 1/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)
     
R4 - 14: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each around. Join.
     
R15 - 25: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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TO FINISH: Chain 1, Turn slipper inside out. Working through both layers, slip stitch across back of slipper to close up. 

Fasten Off and Weave in Final End. 



The finished slippers will seem on the smaller end at first, but that's normal! They will stretch with wear.


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