Basic Slipper Socks
I love crocheted slipper socks. I have poor circulation and often my feet get so cold that I can’t function – you know that bone chilling cold that makes you want to hide under the blankets. Just like Goldilocks, socks are usually not enough, structured slippers are too much but worsted weight, fitted slipper socks seem to be just right! I wear them as slippers, but they are also great as thick socks inside your winter boots!
These quick, simple slipper socks were born over the holidays while I was sitting by the fire, looking at the Christmas tree (and yes, I confess, having a glass of champagne). I love these because they work up so quick! I used leftover yarn for the couple of pairs I made so they don’t take up much yarn at all. You can even use these to use up your leftover scraps and make them really colorful!
I wear a size 8 and have an average width foot, but these are easy to size and I’ve given you instructions for Small, Medium and Large. If you foot is narrower, you can adjust the amount of increases in Round 4. The pattern includes an increase of 8 in Round 4, but I would only increase by 4 for a narrower foot or I would add one more Round of increases for a larger foot. It’s a slipper sock after all, so pretty forgiving on exact measurements 🙂
Basic Slipper Socks!
Slipper measures approximately 8.5” around center of foot at widest part.
Small: US Women’s 6-7; 6.5” from center heel to toe.
Medium: US Women’s 8-; 7.5” from center heel to toe.
Large: US Women’s 10-11; 8.5” from center heel to toe.
- Worsted weight yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver: Main Color ~ 150 yards; Color 2 ~ 50 yards
- Hook USH/5.00 mm
- Yarn needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 15 hdc; 10 rows = 4”
BPdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
FPdc – front post double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
- Weave ends as you work
- Beginning ch1 does not count as stitch
- Number in ( ) at end of round indicates the number of stitches in that round
- Work instructions in [ ] or between *, the designated number of times
- Join Rounds with slip stitch to beginning stitch
- You can fasten off at each color change or carry the unused yarn along the inside to minimize weaving ends
Join each round with sl st to first st of round. Start each round in the join.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch 2 (does not count as st), 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2hdc in each st around, join. (16)
Round 3: Ch 1, [2hdc, hdc] repeat around, join. (24)
Round 4: Ch 1, [2hd, hdc next 2] repeat around, join. (32)
Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join. (32)
Rounds 6 to 13: Repeat Round 5. For Small, stop here and skip to Heel.
Rounds 14 and 15: Repeat Round 5. For Medium, stop here and skip to Heel.
Rounds 16 and 17: Repeat Round 5.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc 16 sts. (16)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc first 4 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc last 4 sts. (14)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc first 3 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc last 3 sts. (12)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc first 2 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc last 2 sts. (10)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc first st, sc2tog, hdc next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc last st. (8)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, hdc next 4 sts, sc2tog. (6)
Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc in each st. (6)
Ankle and Cuff:
Continue working sock in rounds.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 5 hdc evenly down side of heel, work hdc in each hdc of last round of Foot, work 5 hdc evenly up side of heel, work hdc in each st across top of heel, join. (32)
Round 2: Ch1, hdc in each st around, join. (32)
Round 3: Join Color 2, ch 1 hdc in each st around, join. (32)
Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join. (32)
Round 5: Ch 1,[FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, join. (32)
Rounds 5 to 9: Ch 1, FPdc in each FPdc, BPdc in each BPdc around, join. Fasten off. (32)
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