Original name: “Hugs for You Feet” Slippers by Nora.
I used Noro Silk Garden 264 for the top and some old acrylic worsted weight yarn for the sole and the tie.
This is a crocheted pattern I printed off the internet several years ago. I’m guessing 2000. All the pattern says is that it is an original design by Nora, a member of Canuck’s Crochet. The pattern no longer exists on the internet, and I have no idea who Nora is, but the pattern is wonderful so I’m going to reprint it here. Nora, just let me know if you want it taken off.
The instructions are for a woman’s medium size slipper. The pattern could easily be changed for larger or smaller, but I suggest making the standard size first, so you can see how best to make the changes. I like my slippers snug, and I have a medium/small foot, so I use worsted weight yarn in size G. H is the recommended size, however. The tie makes it stay on the foot very well. I hardly ever have to untie/retie it.
Material: worsted weight yarn. I always used plain ol’ Red Heart, but I’m loving the Silk Garden, once the slipper gets washed once or twice. Use a more sturdy worsted weight yarn for the sole, though.
Gauge: 7sc = 2″
A snug tension is suggested for a better fit and feel.
The slippers are both made the same.
Chain 42, turn, sc to end of chain. (41 sc)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch1), sk next sc, *dc ch 1 in next sc, sk next sc*, rep from * to *, dc in last sc. You should have 21 dc and 20 spaces (for eyelets).
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in 1st dc, sc in ch space, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch space*, repeat from * to *, sc in last dc.
Row 4: Ch 1 turn, sc to end of row. (41 sc)
Row 5 and 6: Repeat row 4.
Top of Foot
Row 1: With wrong side of last row of ankle strip finished and at top facing you, join yarn into 17th sc. Sc in same sc and in next 8 sc. Ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Row 2: Sc in each sc to end, ch1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have 16 rows then finish off.
Row 1: With wrong side of last row of ankle piece facing up and top of foot piece at top, join yarn in last sc made on ankle row. Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 15 sc, then sc into end of each of 16 rows of foot piece, sc into center 7 sc of the foot piece, sc into the other side of the 16 rows of foot piece down to the ankle strip, sc into remaining 16 sc. (71 sc)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the 71 sc.
Finish off. Sew back seam of slipper together.
(1st row is attached at toe end; the rest is sewed on after complete)
Row 1: With the right side of top of toe facing, choose 5 middle sc, attach yarn, sc into all five stitches.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into first sc, sc into each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (7 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into first sc, sc into next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (9 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into first sc, sc into next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (11 sc)
*ch 1, turn, sc in each of the 11 sc*
repeat from * to * until 16 total rows are completed.
Ch 1, dec in first two sc, sc in next 7 sc, dec in last two sc. (9 sc)
*Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc to end.*
Repeat until 30 total rows have been completed.
Ch 1, dec in fist 2 sc, crochet across, dec in last 2 sc. (7 sc)
Ch 1, dec in 1st 2 sc, crochet across, dec in last 2 sc. (5 sc)
Ch 1, dec in 1st 2 sc, crochet in next sc, dec in last 2 sc. (3 sc)
Finish off, leaving enough yarn to sew one side of sole to top of slipper. Sew the other side.
Sew in any loose ends.
Chain two strands of yarn together for laces, you’ll need 100-120 chains per lace. Slip completed laces through the eyelet loops.