Slipper Socks – Crochet Pattern

My own booties...

My own booties…

I originally posted this pattern after one of my blogs with these slipper socks in the picture portion of the post. One of my friends asked if the pattern was published, and it wasn’t, so I wrote it up and posted it. I am also placing it here so we don’t have to remember exactly which month of which year we saw this. 😉

Special thanks to Sue’s CrochetandKnitting.com , because I wouldn’t have made these had I not stumbled upon her Seed Stitch Slippers while looking for Grandma’s vintage slipper pattern the other night. I knocked the pictured pair out in under 5 or 6 hours, which included the learning curve for the first footie part, and the stitch and tear out of the first sock section. 😉

I actually wrote it down as I was going, but the “recipe” (aka pattern) that I am about to put below has additional ridge rows in the sock section. You can kind of see, five rows up from the start of the sock part (the half double crochets) that there is a ridge, and for my next trick, I’ll be following my pattern exactly. I did a sample of the ridges, which is a row of half double crochet in the back loop, a row in the front loop, and another row in the back loop, as shown below, as well as an image of half the pair I did to specs:

So, without further ado, here is the pattern for my slipper socks:

Julie’s Slipper Socks – This pattern fits my feet (size 8 ½ )

  •  One 8 oz. skein 4 ply worsted weight yarn.
  • Hook: G/6 – 4.25mm

Abbreviations:

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet

For the bootie part: This was created by altering a pattern that is very similar to my grandmother’s bootie slippers that I found online. It comes from Sue’s CrochetandKnitting.com . I replaced the treble crochet with a double crochet during my test drive, because I didn’t want bumps for the footie part of my slipper sock. So thank you, Sue! I also killed off a couple of the last rows because I have ridiculously skinny ankles. (Now, I will take complete credit for the sock part…there was some serious trial and error going on there…)

This creates the portion of the bootie that covers your foot up to the opening your foot will go into.

Ch 4, ss to join to first chain to form a ring.

Row 1 – Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)

Row 2 – *1 sc and dc in next st*, (both are in the same st) repeat to end of row, ss to join to first st, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)

Row 3 – *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * to end of row, ss to join, ch1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 4 – *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 5 – 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. ( 26 sts)

Row 6 – *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (26 sts)

Row 7 – 1 sc in each st, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (26 sts)

Row 8 – Same as Row 6

Row 9 – 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. ( 28 sts)

Row 10 – *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)

Row 11 – 1 sc in each st, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)

Rows 12 to 17 – Repeat Rows 10 and 11 alternately.

The following rows create the foot opening:

Row 18 – *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * over 26 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, DO NOT JOIN, ch 1, turn (28 sts)

Row 19 – 1 sc in each st to end of row, DO NOT JOIN, ch 1, turn (28 sts)

Rows 20 to 31 – Repeat Rows 18 and 19 alternately.

Fasten off and sew up back. You can add two rows at a time to ensure as snug or loose a fit around your ankle as you like.

For longer feet, you can repeat rows 10 & 11 until the bootie comes up closer to where your foot meets your ankle/leg. For shorter feet you can omit two rows between 10 and 17 (and continue in multiples of two) until the fit is where you want it. I’m posting an image of what I’m talking about below. This is the foot part of the actual seed stitch slipper that I am currently working on, so please disregard the treble crochet bumps:

Foot part plus a few rows of foot opening.

Foot part plus a few rows of foot opening.

For the sock part:

EDITED 12-31-14…to remove the chain 2, turn. No need to turn at the end of these rows, and not sure where my head was when I posted.

(And this part is ALL me, y’all…trial and error, and stitch and rip out and start again, LOL…) I counted 32 evenly spaced openings around the foot hole to work in (your mileage may vary) so that is how I came up with that number. The trick is that no matter how many evenly spaced openings you have, be sure that you are consistent all the way around while working rounds 1-18.

Also, there will be a 4 stitch decrease in row 20, and there is a terrific tutorial on invisible decreases at Planet June: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/invisible-decrease/

Row 1 – sl st to attach yarn just to the left of the back seam of your bootie. Work 32 hdc in each space around the foot opening of the bootie. (Subsitute 32 with whatever number you came up with as indicated above so that these aren’t too loose or too tight for you.) Sl st to join.

Rows 2-5 – ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.  (33 st each round, as you don’t skip the first stitch after the ch 2.)

Row 6 – ch 2, hdc back loop only all the way around. Sl st to join.

Row 7 – ch 2, hdc front loop only all the way around. Sl st to join, ch 2.

Row 8 – ch 2, hdc back loop only all the way around. Sl st to join.

Rows 9-13 – ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to join. (just like rows 2-5.)

Row 14 – ch 2, hdc back loop only all the way around. Sl st to join.

Row 15 – ch 2, hdc front loop only all the way around. Sl st to join.

Row 16 – ch 2, hdc back loop only all the way around. Sl st to join.

Row 17 – ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to join. (just like rows 2-5.)

Row 18 – ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.

Row 19 – ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.

Row 20 – ch 1, sc in first st. Decrease four times, then sc in remaining stitches around. Sl st to join.

Rows 21-23 – ch 1, sc in each stitch around. At the end of row 23, fasten off.

Weave in ends.

So there you have it. A special shout out to Cordelia’s Mom for asking about the pattern…

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