Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Slipper Socks


Basic Slipper Socks

Basic Slipper Socks

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 🙂

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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

Crochet Tips: click on the tip below for a tutorial
• Fastening off neatly
• Weaving in ends

600 X 160 no expiration date



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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15 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Slipper Socks

  1. Ruth

    Darlene, you must be missing some of the increases. Mine actually seem like they’re going to be a little large. I need to try them on my foot before I go further. Anyway, make sure you’re getting in the increases all across the row.

  2. Ruth

    These slippers are perfect and I’m going to make myself a pair this evening. I have Raynauds which affects my toes so I really have a problem if they get cold and these will be just the thing. I’m also going to make some for my grandchildren. I especially love that the cuff comes up higher on the leg than most I hate low slippers

    Evidentally that Melanie that posted above doesnt know how to copy and paste in order to print.Why does she have to act as though it’s your fault. Some people are just plain rude.

    Thank you so much for this pattern

  3. CrochetZone

    I’m sorry, this is the only sizing I have at this time.

  4. Bobbie

    I am working on this pattern and would like to make them for my granddaughter. Do you have information for smaller sizes?

  5. CrochetZone

    Glad it worked out well for you. Thanks for the note.

  6. Judy Hardison

    I made these today and love how they turned out. Your pattern is super easy to follow, thank you!! Now I’m ready to start another pair!

  7. CrochetZone

    Feel free not to use my FREE patterns.

  8. Melanie

    I really, really hate that I have to waste paper and ink getting 12 pages of comments and ads when I try and print anything from here. What a waste!

  9. CrochetZone

    I used acrylic yarn, however you should have good success with cotton as long as you meet gauge.

  10. Did you use cotton or acrylic yarn? A prompt reply would be appreciated as I am hoping to make a pair for my daughter’s birthday which is in a couple of days. Thank you in advance. :))

  11. CrochetZone

    I provide measurements in addition to the size so that you can decide which sizing would be better for you. If you are not meeting the measurements as noted then your gauge is off. Check gauge and adjust hook/yarn until you make the designated gauge. As for a tutorial, I may add one in the future but do not have any immediate plans.

  12. Darlene Hartwig

    Maybe I crochet too tightly bur I wear a size 7 shoe and the medium directions are way too small. Has anyone else mentioned a problem with the sizes??? I was making these as a gift for a friend who is a size 8. I’ve already done 18 rows of hdc’s and it is still small on my size 7 foot. Help!!!! I also had trouble with the heel before I realized the slipper was going to be too small. I wish you had done a tutorial on this slipper. 🙂

  13. CrochetZone

    You are welcome~

  14. Darlene P.

    Thank you! Just perfect for the brisk cold that has blown our way . . . Brrŕrrrrrr!

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