Monday, February 17, 2014

Adult Chunky Slipper - Free Crochet Pattern



                           










































Adult Chunky Slipper Crochet Pattern
Pictured here in Lion Brand "Baby's First", with a short cuff.

For a printable PDF version of this pattern, click here.

Materials:  Measuring tape, yarn needle (optional).

Yarn:  2 skeins of bulky (5 weight) yarn (4 oz each).  Some brands that work well are Sensations (Purl Essence) Angel Hair, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky, and Lion Brand Baby’s First.

OR 2 (4 oz) skeins of worsted weight (4) yarn (PER SLIPPER, so 4 skeins total) with 2 strands held together, (can be 2 different colors).  Does not have to be fancy yarn, Red Heart Super Saver works great for these slippers (although they won’t be as soft as some of the other brands mentioned)!  Note:  slippers made with 2 strands of ww will tend to be much thicker and will affect gauge slightly.  

Gauge:  Diameter of circle completed through round 3 (regular width) = 3.5 to 4” with 6.5 mm hook.

Hook Size:  “K” (6.5 mm) hook -- I use Boye brand crochet hooks.

Size Chart: Men’s & Women’s sizes, adjustable w/ charts below (see “widths” after charts).

Abbreviations Used:
st or sts - stitch or stitches
ch - chain stitch
dc - double crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
rnd(s) - round(s)
sp - space
ea - each
beg - beginning
prev - previous
YO - Yarn Over

Special Stitches Definitions:


Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc):  Insert hook from the front side of the work (right to left) under the post of the indicated stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through two loops.

FPSC Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfd-fHCIC9U

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc):  Working from the front, YO and insert the hook from right to left under the post of the double crochet indicated from the previous round.  YO and complete the stitch as a double crochet.

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc):  Working from the back, YO and insert the hook from right to left over the post of the double crochet indicated from the previous round.  YO and complete the stitch as a double crochet.

FPDC and BPDC Video:  You can find a great video for learning fpdc and bpdc here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5hN9hNHG_U&feature=player_embedded# 

Magic Ring:  You can find directions for the “magic ring” here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY.  You do not have to use this method; alternate directions are also given.



U.S. Women’s Shoe Size
Measurement of foot in inches
Slipper Measurement from toe to ankle
5
8 11⁄16
5.75”
5.5
8 13⁄16
6”
6
9
6”
6.5
9 3⁄16
6.25”
7
9 5⁄16
6.5”
7.5
9 1⁄2
6.5”
8
9 11⁄16
6.75”
8.5
9 13⁄16
7”
9
10
7”
9.5
10 3⁄16
7.25”
10
10 5⁄16
7.5”
10.5
10 1⁄2
7.5”
11
10 11⁄16
7.75”
11.5
10 13⁄16
8”
12
11
8”


*Slipper measurements have been rounded to nearest quarter inch.

U.S. Men's Shoe Size
Measurement of foot in inches
Slipper Measurement from toe to ankle
6
9 5/16
6.5”
6.5
9 1/2
6.5”
7
9 11/16
6.75”
7.5
9 13/16
7”
8
10
7”
8.5
10 3/16
7.25”
9
10 5/16
7.5”
9.5
10 1/2
7.5”
10
10 11/16
7.75”
10.5
10 13/16
8”
11
11
8”
11.5
11 3/16
8.25”
12
11 5/16
8.5”
12.5
11 1/2
8.5”
13
11 11/16
8.75”
13.5
11 13/16
9”
14
12
9”
14.5
12 3/16
9.25”
15
12 5/16
9.5”


*Slipper measurements have been rounded to nearest quarter inch.

How to choose the width:

Three different widths are given for this pattern.  Most sizes will fit into regular width because there is a lot of stretch to these slippers.  However, directions for “wide” width are given, as well as extra-wide.  Men with larger shoe sizes should use the wide width.  Only extremely wide widths (EE or wider, up to EEEE) should use the extra-wide width, it is very large!

Select width and go to that section.  After Rnd 5, all sizes will continue on to Part 2.

Regular width:  10-11” circumference, start below.

Wide width:  11-12” circumference, start with wide width section.

Extra-wide width:  12-13” circumference, start with extra-wide width section.

*Note:  circumference of slipper is measured on the outside, inside measurement is much smaller.  

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Adult Chunky Slippers (regular width):  Use 1 strand of bulky (5) yarn or 2 strands of ww (4) yarn held together.

Select a size from either the first or second column of the chart (men’s or women’s), this will tell you which measurement to use from the third column after rnd 5.

Note:  ‘ch 2’ is counted in stitch count until otherwise noted.  When pattern says “dc in very next available st”, make the dc in the top of the same post that was just used for the fpdc.

Rnd 1:  magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (12)
OR ch 2, 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first dc.  (12)

Rnd 2:  ch 2, [fpdc around st directly below, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (24)

Rnd 3:  ch 2, [fpdc around next 6 sts, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, last fpdc will be around ‘ch 2 from prev rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (28)

Gauge check:  Diameter of circle should measure approximately 3.5 to 4” here.


Note:  The “fpsc and ch 2” at the beginning of the following rnds creates a st that looks like a fpdc.  Be sure to crochet the fpsc tightly around the post so it doesn’t bulge at the base of the ch 2.  You’ll know you’re doing it correctly if it looks very similar to a fpdc.  Starting the rnd in this fashion (instead of a standard ch 2) will result in a seam that is almost completely invisible.


Rnd 4:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, last fpdc will be around ‘ch 2’ from prev rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (28)

Rnd 5:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (28)  

Repeat Rnd 5 until length reaches measurement in 3rd column of either men’s or women’s chart.  Continue on to Part 2.

Notes on final length of slipper:  The total FINAL length should be either the same as the measurement of the foot, or smaller.  These slippers will stretch a LOT once they are worn, do not make them longer than the actual foot measurement or they will end up too big!

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Adult Chunky Slippers (wide width):  Use 1 strand of bulky (5) yarn or 2 strands of ww (4) yarn held together.

Select a size from either the first or second column of the chart (men’s or women’s), this will tell you which measurement to use from the third column after rnd 5.

Note:  ‘ch 2’ is counted in stitch count until otherwise noted.  When pattern says “dc in very next available st”, make the dc in the top of the same post that was just used for the fpdc.

Rnd 1:  magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (12)
OR ch 2, 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first dc.  (12)

Rnd 2:  ch 2, [fpdc around st directly below, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (24)

Rnd 3:  ch 2, [fpdc around next 3 sts, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, last st will be around ‘ch 2 from prev rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (32)

Gauge check:  Diameter of circle should measure approximately 3.75 to 4.25” here.


Note:  The “fpsc and ch 2” at the beginning of the following rnds creates a st that looks like a fpdc.  Be sure to crochet the fpsc tightly around the post so it doesn’t bulge at the base of the ch 2.  You’ll know you’re doing it correctly if it looks very similar to a fpdc.  Starting the rnd in this fashion (instead of a standard ch 2) will result in a seam that is almost completely invisible.


Rnd 4:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, last fpdc will be around ‘ch 2’ from prev rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (32)

Rnd 5:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (32)  

Repeat Rnd 5 until length reaches measurement in 3rd column of either men’s or women’s chart.  Continue on to Part 2.

Notes on final length of slipper:  The total FINAL length should be either the same as the measurement of the foot, or smaller.  These slippers will stretch a LOT once they are worn, do not make them longer than the actual foot measurement or they will end up too big!

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Adult Chunky Slippers (extra-wide width):  Use 1 strand of bulky (5) yarn or 2 strands of ww (4) yarn held together.

Select a size from either the first or second column of the chart (men’s or women’s), this will tell you which measurement to use from the third column after rnd 5.

Note:  ‘ch 2’ is counted in stitch count until otherwise noted.  When pattern says “dc in very next available st”, make the dc in the top of the same post that was just used for the fpdc.

Rnd 1:  magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (12)
OR ch 2, 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first dc.  (12)

Rnd 2:  ch 2, [fpdc around st directly below, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (24)

Rnd 3:  ch 2, [fpdc around next 2 sts, dc in very next available st] to end of rnd, last st will be around ‘ch 2 from prev rnd, beg ‘ch 2’ counts as last dc, join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.  (36)

Gauge check:  Diameter of circle should measure approximately 4 to 4.5” here.


Note:  The “fpsc and ch 2” at the beginning of the following rnds creates a st that looks like a fpdc.  Be sure to crochet the fpsc tightly around the post so it doesn’t bulge at the base of the ch 2.  You’ll know you’re doing it correctly if it looks very similar to a fpdc.  Starting the rnd in this fashion (instead of a standard ch 2) will result in a seam that is almost completely invisible.


Rnd 4:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, last fpdc will be around ‘ch 2’ from prev rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (36)

Rnd 5:  fpsc around first fpdc from prev rnd, ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), fpdc around ea st to end of rnd, join with sl st in top of beg ‘ch 2’.  (36)  

Repeat Rnd 5 until length reaches measurement in 3rd column of either men’s or women’s chart.  Continue on to Part 2.

Notes on final length of slipper:  The total FINAL length should be either the same as the measurement of the foot, or smaller.  These slippers will stretch a LOT once they are worn, do not make them longer than the actual foot measurement or they will end up too big!

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PART 2:  (ALL SIZES)

Turn slipper inside out, count the “ridges” inside.  This is an easy way to make the other slipper the same size, instead of having to keep track of your rnds.  Record this number so you know when to stop with the 2nd slipper.  Turn slipper back right side out.

Note:  This next section is now worked in ROWS instead of RNDS.  When pattern says “dc in very next available st”, make the dc in the top of the same post that was just used for the fpdc.  Use the number color-coded for the size you are making.

Row 1:  ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, fpdc around next (22, 26, 30) post sts from prev rnd, dc in very next available st, leave remaining 6 fpdc unworked.  (22, 26, 30 fpdc plus the ch 2 and 2 dc)

Row 2:  ch 2, turn, dc in same st as ch 2, bpdc around next (22, 26, 30) post sts from prev row, dc in very next available st.  (22, 26, 30 bpdc plus the ch 2 and 2 dc)

Row 3:  ch 2, turn, dc in same st as ch 2, fpdc around next (22, 26, 30) post sts from prev row, dc in next st.  (22, 26, 30 fpdc plus the ch 2 and 2 dc)

Continue to alternate Rows 2 and 3 until you have added another 3 to 3.5” total to the length.  (Use 3” measurement for smaller sizes, 3.5” measurement for larger men’s sizes.)

Turn slipper inside out, ch 1, sl st back seam together (use both loops of the stitch, or if using 2 strands held together, use all four loops).  (While slipper is inside out, count ridges for rows of heel, record this number for the 2nd slipper.)  Do not fasten off, ch 1 and sl st back up to top.  Turn slipper right side out again.  Continue on to cuff.

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Cuff:

Rnd 1:  Now working around the foot opening, ch 2 and dc evenly around, (spacing a minimum of at least 20 dc (for smallest sizes) for a snug fitting cuff, add more (24-32 total) for a looser fit).  Try to end with an even number.  (Count number of stitches and record so second slipper will match.)  Join with sl st in top of ‘ch 2’.

Rnd 2:  ch 2, [fpdc around first st, bpdc around next st] continue alternating to end of row, join with sl st in top of ch 2.

Repeat Rnd 2 until height of cuff reaches desired length.  For a short cuff, repeating once more is enough, otherwise repeat as many times as desired (make note of the number of times you repeat this rnd so you can match with the other slipper).  Fasten off with invisible join, weave in ends.

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Note:  Some yarns will be more slippery than others on smooth or hardwood floors.  If you find the finished slippers to be too slippery, try adding dabs of puffy paint or liquid stitch to the bottom to prevent slipping.

Troubleshooting:  If your slippers are too thick to crochet easily, or they are working up too large and you are using two strands of ww yarn held together, then I recommend switching to one strand of bulky yarn, the pattern works much better with bulky yarn.


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Copyright Notice:

Photo is copyright Ashley Davin.  Thank you, Ashley!

You are absolutely welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern in any manner you choose.  However, do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any way.  Please provide a link to my website if you sell your finished items online.  (If you change the name when you sell your item, please mention the pattern name in the link so other people can find the pattern.)

You can link like this:
Chunky Adult Slipper Pattern by Crochet by Jennifer

If you have any questions or need help with the pattern, please email me at info@crochetbyjennifer.com, I’ll be glad to help you.  Thank you for trying my pattern, I hope you enjoy it!   ~ Jennifer


14 comments:

  1. Ive made these! Awesome pattern and love wearing them!

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  2. Thanks for the free pattern! THese look so warm and cushy!

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  3. So cozy! <3 :) Thanks for the pattern!

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  4. These look cooshy! I'm starting a pair today for a co-worker! Thanks so much for the free pattern! :)

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  5. Have to buy another skein of worsted weight pink yarn and then I am making these! Thank you for all of the size and length measurements.

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  6. I forgot to say "thank you for the great pattern".

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  7. Great pattern, easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you! I've been looking for a warm cushie slipper pattern. Looks like this is it. My feet will be happy this winter!

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  9. Thanks for this pattern..I have been looking for a bulky yarn pattern...this is perfect!

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  10. Thank you. Just made my brother a pair. He'll love the warmth. Also thank you for the charts. Been looking for one for awhile now. Great job!

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  11. Is the measurement in round 5 the diameter? Or from toe to ankle? Does the "magic circle" begin at the " toe" of the slipper? I have never made a slipper and I am very confuse with this pattern.

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  12. I am making my 5th pair of these and have made all in 100% wool....they are fabulous! I use double strand size 4 and a J hook! Fabulous!!!

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  13. Thank you - your instructions look easy to follow.

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  14. I am having trouble with round 3. Do you fpdc around every post and double crochet in each top like round 2? Or do you only fpdc around 6 stitches then double crochet every top after those 6 fpdc? Thank you!

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