By Melissa Mall
Photos: Melissa Mall
My kids always want me to make them slippers when the weather is chilly, but they always end up slipping on the tile floors. Since that got old really quick, I came up with a way for them to have homemade slippers without all the slipping. They’re made flat with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together, so they’re fast AND easy – which is great, because I had eight feet to make them for!
Size: Child’s S, M, L
Finished Measurements: to fit 6, 7, 8″ feet (toe to heel)
- Red Heart Super Saver Multi [100% Acrylic, 246yds/269m per 170g/6oz skein]; 120-210 yds total
- K/10.5 (6.50mm size) hook
- H/8 (5.00mm size) hook
- Yarn Needle
- No-slip shelf liner (non-adhesive)
- Needle and thread
Gauge: 10sts/7 rows = 4â€³/10cm in hdc
Directions (make 2)
Row 1: With yarn held double and K hook, ch 22 (26, 28). Sk 2, hdc across. (20, 24, 26 hdc) Turn.
Row 2-3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc throughout), hdc across. (20, 24, 26 hdc) Turn.
SMALL ONLY, skip to Foot.
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc across. (24, 26 hdc) Turn.
MEDIUM ONLY, skip to Foot.
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc across. (26 hdc) Turn. Proceed to Foot.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc decrease (work 2 sts as one) 2 (3, 3) times. Hdc across until 5 (7, 7) sts remain. Hdc dec 2 (3, 3) times, hdc in last st. (16, 18, 20 hdc) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across. Turn. (16, 18, 20 hdc)
Repeat Row 2 6 (7, 8) more times. Proceed to Toe.
Toe: Ch 2. Hdc dec across until one st remains; hdc. (9, 10, 11 hdc) Finish off, leaving a tail of yarn at least 8 inches long.
- Weave yarn through stitches of Toe. Pull tight to gather.
- Fold Row 1 of ankle in half; whipstitch closed to form back/heel of slipper.
- Using child’s foot or shoe as guide, cut out two pieces of non-slip shelf liner.
- Using needle and thread, sew liner in place on sole.
- Sew top of slipper closed up to ankle.
- Using one strand of yarn and H hook, single crochet around ankle opening. Join. Finish off, weave in all ends.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons eight and under. They have just completed yet another transcontinental move – hopefully it will be their last!!! You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images Â© Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.
Just found these&put in library for later use.
brilliant repurposing of a good product. Rubbermaid would love you for this 😀
At last – a sensible solution to slippery slippers! Thank you.
You can also use puffy paint. Works really well.
Just the no-slip solution I was looking for. Thanks!
why didn’t I think of this…great idea and something you probably have around. thank you