I have been making these slippers for years. First for myself and my kids and now for the grandkids. Some of my adult children still ask for some for Christmas.
These are the ones I've made so far for this Christmas. 3 1/2 pair - I still have 1 1/2 pair to make.
I don't remember exactly where I got the pattern, but it was from some crochet pattern book, back in the 80's I think. I've been recopying it for years and finally put my copy in a plastic page protector, so I don't wear it out.
You know when the felt liners in winter boots wear out? These make good replacement liners. They are thick since they are made from a double strand of yarn.
Check back after Christmas and I'll show you what else I make with just one of these slippers.
So, here's the pattern.
Men's: Fits shoe sizes 8-12
Materials: Worsted weight yarn. 8 oz; size J crochet hook (Canadian size 3) or size needed for gauge.
Gauge: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn. 5 sts and 5 rows = 2".
Women's: Fits shoe sizes 5-10
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, 8 oz. size I crochet hook (Canadian size 4) or size needed for gauge.
Gauge: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn, 3 sts and 3 rows = - 1".
Children's: Fits shoe sizes 9-12
Materials: Sport weight yarn. 4 oz., size I crochet hook (Canadian size 4) or size needed for gauge.
Gauge: in sc. with 2 strands of yarn, 3 sts and 7 rows = 1".
Size Note: Instructions are written for children s size with changes for women's and men's in parentheses.
Note: All Sizes are worked with 2 strands of yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc info 2nd ch from hook to form a circle. Mark last st of this rnd with a pin, then move pin to mark the end of each succeeding rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 3 sc into each sc around: you should have 15 sc.
Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around: 20 Sc.
Rnd 4: For men's and women's sizes only. * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 3sc, rep from * around 25 sc.
Work even on 20 (25-25) sc for 12 (12-14) rnds more. Do not finish off.
Back: Ch 11.
Row 1: Using both loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch; sc in each of next 20 (25 - 25) sc; sc in each ch on opposite side of beg ch; ch 1, trun.
You should have 40 (45-45) sc.
From now on, sc in the back loop (loop away from you) of each sc.
Rows 2-9: Sc in back loop of each sc across; ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 18 (20-20) sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 0 (1-1) sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 18 (20-20) sc, ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 17 (19-19) sc, dec over next 2 sts, work 0 (1-1) sc, dec, sc in each of next 17 (19 -19) sc, ch 1, turn.
Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 16 (18-18) Sc, dec, work 0 (1-1) Sc, dec, sc in each of next 16 (18-18) sc; ch 1, turn.
Finishing: Fold back section in half, carefully matching sts. Sl St inside loops of sides tog. Finish off
And Have A Wonderful Homemade Christmas!