Crochet Pattern: Easy Adjustable Slippers

By Rachel Choi – 132 Comments

Update: Please see the Easy Adjustable Slippers Version 2 for the new and improved updated version of this pattern, along with step by step photos for visual learners!

This crochet pattern is very versatile since you can create different slipper styles just from this one pattern. Using the easy adjustable slipper pattern you can crochet slippers for everyone in the family, whether they are for men, boys, women, girls or even babies. The original pattern is written for size 6 women, but this pattern is meant to be altered to fit anyone. Just follow the simple instructions to alter the size and style of your slippers. crochet easy slippers
Skill Level: crochet skill<br />
level easy

Finished Size: Any size you want it!
Following the exact round and row count given: 4” (10 cm) wide, 9” (23 cm) long, fitting approximately a women’s size 6

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape or Size Chart
Scissors
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not important. For best fit, measure foot size and follow instructions for altering slipper.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Slipper

Note: Round 1 – 8 starts the toe of the slipper by creating a circle. For best fit, make sure that the diameter of the circle is slightly smaller than the width of the wearer’s foot. To adjust the circle size, simply add or subtract rounds as needed.

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 30 sc
Round 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around: 36 sc
Round 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around: 42 sc
Round 8: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around: 48 sc

Continue increasing the circle until the diameter is slightly smaller than the width of the wearer’s foot.

Note: Round 9 – 27 creates the front/toe of the slipper. You may choose to make this portion as long or short as you desire. To adjust length add or subtract rounds as needed. The length of the slipper upon completion of these rounds should not go pass the ankle of the wearer’s foot.

Round 9 – 27: sc in each sc around: 48 sc

Continue until the desired length of the front of the slipper is obtained.

Note: Row 28 establishes the length of the two sides plus the bottom of the slipper. The length of this row should be greater than the diameter of the slipper. 30 single crochets is the recommended length that is used in this example. You may increase or decrease the number of single crochets made to better fit your slipper size.

Row 28: sc in next 30 sc: 30 sc

Note: Row 29 – 43 creates the rest of the slipper, which includes heal and back of foot. Upon completing this set of rows your slipper should exactly reach the back of the wearer’s ankle. Increase or decrease the number of rows as you see necessary.

Row 29 – 43: ch 1, turn, sc in next 30 sc: 30 sc

Finish off. With yarn needle, sew back of slipper together.

If you need help with crocheting slippers, feel free to leave a comment!

Do you need baby sizes? Check out the Crochet Pattern: Baby Mary Jane Slippers – 3 Sizes. This pattern includes the instructions for sizes 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, and 6 – 12 months!

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132 Comments

  1. Shakina says:

    Heyaaaa

    These ones are so so so cuteeeee.. i am definitely gonna try it sooooooooonnn..

    Shakina

  2. Rachel says:

    Hey Shakina!

    I Hope you do! Let me know how they go or if need any help :)

  3. Bre' says:

    Love the look. Will start now on the Christmas list and these will be on it!!

  4. Patty Holschen says:

    Hello Rachel,
    I love the slippers and my feet are always freezing. I will have to give these a try. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

  5. Cindy says:

    I must be doing something wrong. Mine looks like a bowl but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is. Do you any progressive pictures of these as you make them?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Cindy!

      I didn’t take any progressive pics when I made them. Maybe I will take some the next time I make a pair. But I would be glad to explain to you how they are suppose to look as you progress :)
      For round 1 – 8: you will be creating the very very tip of the toe of the slipper. It will make a circle shape. Just make sure that the circle is not wider than the width of the wearer’s foot.
      For round 9- 27: you are creating the front of the slipper. It is sort of a tube like shape or as you may describe it, it is a bowl. You should now have the top and bottom of the front of the slipper since the wearer should now be able to slip their foot into the “bowl” comfortably. If it does not fit snugly around the foot, then it is too big or if it does not fit on the foot at all, then it is too small.
      For row 28 – 43: you are no longer going to crochet in rounds. These rows will continue the bottom of the slipper until it reaches the back of the wearer’s heal. This is were you will stop and sew the back of the slipper up.

      Then you are done!

  6. Cindy says:

    Thanks Rachel! You are very sweet to take the time to explain this to me. I am very new to following patterns and obviously I have made mistakes somewhere. Mine is so round that at least 1 and 1/2 feet would fit inside LOL I believe I will start over tonight and maybe figure out where I went wrong! Thanks again!

    • Rachel says:

      No problem Cindy! 1 1/2 feet, wow! Let me know if you run into more problems :) Remember the first part you make is only the width of the foot, from big toe to little toe.

  7. R3n331 says:

    Thanks Rachel

  8. roberta says:

    Hi Rachel,
    On your easy slippers pattern, when you say measure width of foot. Do you mean all around with a tape measure or just the bottom of the widest part of foot?
    thanks,
    roberta

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Robera!
      Width of foot refers to the widest part of the foot. Also some yarns stretch a bit, so you may want to make it slightly smaller than the width of the foot.

      Hope that helps, let me know if you need more help :)

  9. roberta says:

    Thank you Rachel. However, you need to explain like your talking to a 6 year old. Is the width of the foot from big toe to little toe, bottom of foot or tape measure around bottom to top? This is a multiple choice question.
    thanks so much for your help
    roberta

  10. Sandy says:

    HI
    I try it but i have a problem…. there is only one circle?? i don’t understand your pattern.
    Could you send me picture tutorial of it?
    thanks
    sandy

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Sandy!

      I don’t have a picture tutorial of it just yet, but since you asked along with Cindy, I would be glad to make one in the future. For now I will try to explain it the best as I can for you :)

      Yes, there is only one circle. The whole slipper is made all in one piece.

      For round 1 – 8: you will be creating the very very tip of the toe of the slipper. It will make a circle shape. Just make sure that the circle is not wider than the width of the wearer’s foot (the distance form your big toe to little toe).
      For round 9- 27: you are creating the front of the slipper. It is sort of a tube like shape. You should now have the top and bottom of the front of the slipper since the wearer should now be able to slip their foot into it comfortably. If it does not fit snugly around the foot, then it is too big or if it does not fit on the foot at all, then it is too small.
      For row 28 – 43: you are no longer going to crochet in rounds. These rows will continue the bottom of the slipper until it reaches the back of the wearer’s heal. This is were you will stop and sew the back of the slipper up.

      If you need more help as you go let me know :)

  11. Julia says:

    Thank you for your pattern Rachel! I made these last night and they were a breeze to adjust even to fit my oddly shaped feet. A tip for those that have spread out toes like me; when forming the toes, decrease evenly by 6 stitches in the next round/s after you pass the ball of your foot to ensure a snug fit.

  12. carolyn says:

    just great pattern, i was looking for something for older child at baby shower for our navy
    base and thia looka great thank you
    hugs carolyn

  13. Kathy says:

    Rachel,
    I just found your site and love it! I’ve tried several slippers patterns and I tried your slipper pattern last night and I have the same problem. By row 12 I ended up with one big circle and still going. No tube formed for me. I’m sorry but I just do not understand. I’m a beginner crocheter and I’m looking for something very easy for me to understand. I’ve wanted to make slippers for years and I am determined to learn. I also don’t understand how to start the sides and heel. If you could make a video on how to make the slippers that would be great.

    Thanks for your help! And please keep your website going. Your site is SUPER!
    Kathy

  14. anne says:

    Hi rachel,
    Am trying the pattern.however for rows 28-43, i cannot do the end part properly. i have reached the heel part.what to do next to close the gap?

    • Rachel says:

      Anne,
      Once the slipper reaches the back of the heel, sew the back shut by connecting the 2 corner edges and sew straight down.

      Kathy,
      I would love to make a video, but I’m still trying to raise some money to get a video camera :)

  15. anne says:

    Hi Rachel!
    Thank you very much for your time!Got it!
    And thank you very much for this nice pattern!

  16. Lupita says:

    I dont know how to sew up the heel can you help me? the slippers are really cute.

  17. Rachel says:

    Lupita,

    Once the slipper reaches the back of the heel, sew the back shut by connecting the 2 corner edges and sew straight down. That will make your heel.

  18. Lupita says:

    Thanks Rachel !

  19. Melanie says:

    Hey girl I love your slipper pattern! I just started to crochet a few days ago, and this was the 2nd pattern I’ve ever attempted. It was so easy! I still have this problem with remembering to count my stitches as I go, which results in most of my rounds becoming cone-like, but with the slippers you can’t even tell. Once they go on my feet they look fine. Keep up the great work wooot!

  20. Angie says:

    These are EXACTLY what I had in mind! Thank you!
    I am going to make them for Christmas gifts in Bernat glow in the dark yarn.
    Maybe with a Mary-Jane style strap. :o)

    • Rachel says:

      I’m glad you found what you were looking for Angie. I didn’t know Bernet had glow in the dark yarn! That is so cool. I can just imagine someone walking around in the dark with glow in the dark slippers.

  21. Kathy says:

    Rachel,
    Just want you to know I finally figured out your pattern and have made 4 pair and I’m working on 2 more pairs. I’m giving these to my co-workers and they really love them. As soon as I make 3 more pairs (for family members) then I will probably be in the slipper making business because everyone I talk to would like a pair. How much do you think I should sell them for? Thanks so much for all you do for sharing your crochet knowledge, patterns and help with all the questions.

    Kathy

  22. peggy says:

    Just found this pattern and photo – this is what I’ve been looking for!!!! Now to get the needles moving. Will try and read through all the above posts to make sure I get it right.

    Peggy

  23. Bacawind says:

    Rachel, Great job on the slipper pattern! Although I haven’t started, the pattern is clear and concise. I can see it all out in my mind. Your answers to comments show you have the patients of a saint.

    You have a terrific site and some great ideas and patterns. Really gets my thoughts flowing, the cube, sphere…where to start?!
    Thanks!

  24. karen says:

    just found this pattern 3 days ago and have made 3 pairs in all different foot sizes, yarn sizes and needle sizes…even made a pair in wool, trimmed with ribbon yarn and then felted…love it!!!!!

  25. Brenda says:

    Wow! Thanks for a great pattern. This was my first time to make slippers, and I surprised myself. I can’t believe how easy they were to crochet. I am planning to make them for the kids and grandskids. Thanks again! I love your web site!

  26. Monica says:

    I love this pattern and I tried to make them today but somehow even after I measured my foot they turned out super super big. I’ll just have to make some more adjustments next time and give this pair away!!! I can’t wait to make them again!!!

  27. peggy pennie says:

    Can’t wait to try these…..wondering about using a “F” hook to make them more sturdy or tighter.

  28. Stephanie O. says:

    I have been searching for -ever for a slipper to make to give for Christmas this year. I’m going to give these a shot but I have one question. How do I figure out how big to make them without measuring the person’s feet? Is there a general measurement tool according to shoe size? I might be able to guess the shoe size or ask around but putting a tape measure around the person’s foot without them knowing is kinda impossible.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Stephanie, you can search online for a shoe size chart. It should tell you the general measurements of a person’s foot according to their show size.

  29. missy says:

    Hey, these slippers are too cute!! I just have one question. When you get to the end, are you supposed to sew the back up? It will form a straight line right? I’m at the end now and as I hold the back piece together to see what it will look like when it’s finished, it just doesn’t look like it will look like the heel in your picture that you have posted? Won’t there be a point in the back at the bottom?
    You’re site is extremely helpful to me as I learn the ropes of crocheting! Keep up the awesome work!!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Missy, yes, you just sew it straight together as if it’s a line. There is sort of a point at the bottom on the heel, but it shouldn’t be too noticeable after you sew it.

  30. missy says:

    thank you so muchfor the quick response! I hope you don’t mind, but I have a question about a pattern that I’m doing for a blanket that I got off of the Red Heart package. For Row 3 it says: Ch 1, sc in dc, * ch 5, sc in ch-5 lp; rep from* across, working last sc in 3rd ch of ch-5; turn

    I’m confused on which loop I’m supposed to sc in? The 1st chain from the hook? The 5th chain from the hook? And also it says to work across? This isn’t saying to work across the whole row right? It’s saying to work this little chunk of chain right?

    I thank you so much for all of the help that you provide for everyone!!! And have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  31. Kerri says:

    I LOVE this pattern. So easy! I am working on my second pair. I started the first pair on Wednesday. Today is Friday and I’m working on the second slipper of the second pair. It is very easy to adjust the pattern.

  32. stephanie o says:

    Help! I am having trouble with these slippers. It’s not the first time. I tried another similar pattern that started with a round and it turned out the same. The circle part before you start working even is way too big! I followed the pattern exactly. I used a F hook…3.75mm I believe. Why is my circle so big? I only made it to round 11 when I realized something didn’t look right. When I hold it up to my foot it looks like I’m trying to stick my foot into a bowl. It seems way too wide. I know I must be doing something wrong. I wish I could see pictures of this part. Maybe it would help. I would appreciate any feedback . I am about to give up.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Stephanie, you should use the instructions in the pattern to adjust the slipper to fit your foot. “Note: Round 1 – 8 starts the toe of the slipper by creating a circle. For best fit, make sure that the diameter of the circle is slightly smaller than the width of the wearer’s foot. To adjust the circle size, simply add or subtract rounds as needed.” Variances in tension can result in a bigger or smaller circle, even if you do use the same hook size, so be sure to hold the piece up to your foot or use a sizing chart to get the right size.

  33. Hey I like the new easy print out pages. Thought i’d try the slippers. I’ve always just knot them by a pattern I learned as a child. I just adyust them by putting them nes to my foot to see if they will fit. Thanks again

  34. Hannah says:

    Hi! these look great! But the problem is, i don’t have a 4.00 mm hook. all i have is a 3.75 and a 4.25 mm hook. How do i adjust the gauge and make them to work with a bigger or smaller hook, or is this not possible? Thanks Rachel!

    -Hannah

    • Rachel says:

      Hannah, that gauge for this pattern isn’t that important, so you can use any hook you like! Just remember to follow the instructions to adjust the slipper to the size you want it to be, or else it may not turn out right.

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  36. Mary says:

    Rachel (or anyone else w/a great idea), What would you put on the bottom of the slipper for a child so that it was not so “slippery” on say a wood or tile floor? I’m making these for my 2 young nieces for their upcoming birthdays but certainly don’t want them slipping & sliding on their tile & wood floors. Would love any ideas!
    Thanks,
    Mary

  37. M. says:

    Puffy Paint.

  38. Thelma Shouse says:

    I just printed the pattern for Easy ADjustable Slippers and find I have made a bucket instead of a shoe.
    How does the item become long instead of round? I completed Rounds 1-8 and had a nice circle, then rounds 9-27 says you can make the slipper as long/short as needed however, if I continue on with 48 single crochets I get a deep round item. What have I missed?

    • Rachel says:

      Thelma, rounds 9-27 is for the front of the slipper where your toes go inside. So make that part as long or as short as you need it to cover your toes. You can also read some of the older comments on this post, since common questions have already been answered.

  39. Alicia says:

    I love these they are so easy to make :)

  40. Bethintx1 says:

    Thank you for this pattern. My local Hospice asked for more slippers. I have been going through my slipper patterns and trying to make one pair of each pattern. I’ll add this to my list of patterns to make for Heart to Heart Hospice.

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  42. April says:

    I meant to comment over the winter but forgot, oops :)

    I love this pattern and made a pair for each member of our family. I posted about them on my blog if you want to look :)

  43. Cindi says:

    An idea for putting on the bottom of the slippers so they wont be slippery is Rug backing rubber. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. It dries white and I put 2 layers on my grandbaby’s slippers and it worked awesome! I did read the directions beforehand to make sure it was machine washable!

  44. sonya says:

    I am a medic in a remote pipeline construction camp in northern British Columbia (Canada) I am gone from home for 5-6 weeks at a time with a couple of hours during the day and a couple again in the evening to sit and crochet. Thank you SO much for this pattern! I have made every size and colour imaginable (some combinations to use up small balls of yarn). The ones that dont go to my family goes to friends or the local hospital, nursing home, or womens shelter.

    Again, thank you! I can make these and not pay a whole lot of attention to them, unlike the knitting ones I used to make. :)

    Have an amazing day!

  45. sonya says:

    Also…. I followed the same principle but switched from single to half double crochet. SO quick to make. Turned out FABULOUS!

  46. BekahJ says:

    Im a new crocheter, and i really want to make these, they look super cute and easy!! I’m just wondering for rounds 1-8, is that making a full circle or a half circle, and when i chain the first 3, do i join them together??

    • Rachel says:

      BekahJ, rounds 1 – 8 makes a full flat circle. I’m not sure where you’re referring to when you say the first 3 chains. You do begin the slipper with a ch 2, but no slip stitch is needed.

  47. BekahJ says:

    okay i think i got it, Thanks!

  48. I have been searching and searching for pattern that was easy to follow Well yours is the Best!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  49. Good Morning Rachel… I checked the blog and did not see how the easy slippers were done, but I did not see any corrections. I followed the round 1-8 now size of a baby hat…round 9-27 even larger. Help from someone who has made them is great. I realize you can stop at 36sc but then 9-27 is still large… What am I doing wrong? Please help or let me know who made them and can help me, needed for xmas.

    Thanks

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Gwen, the notes written throughout the pattern above will tell you how to adjust the size for the slipper to make it fit whatever foot size you want to make it for. Let me know which part you are having trouble with so that I can help you better.

  50. SueGee1950 says:

    These are very similar to a KNITTED pair of slippers I used to make in the 1970′s! I have been searching and searching for the pattern I used to make. They had one running purled edge stitch (like piping) that ran around the outside upper toe of the slipper, right where the top of slipper would become side of slipper, outlining the toe area. If anyone knows what pattern I am thinking of, please share. These look very nice and will do nicely until I find the pattern in question. Thank you!

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