Crochet socks are a wonderful gift but can also be an intimidating project for beginners! I’ve got a super easy way to make great fitting crochet slipper socks that even a pretty new crocheter can tackle with confidence.
With a stretchy stitch and the right dimensions, you can crochet up some quick slipper socks with only a 6.5mm hook and knowledge of the basic crochet stitches (sc, hdc, dc). These cozy slipper socks make great stocking stuffers and will easily fit almost everyone.
Hard to believe that these slippers are so beginner friendly? It’s actually a simple rectangle! All the shaping is done with just the natural stretch of the ribbed stitch pattern and a slight adjustment at the beginnings of rows. The toe is shaped with single crochet stitches right at the beginning of odd numbered rows!
We’ll also add a taller double crochet stitch at the beginning of even rows to make sure the ankle isn’t too tight.
Making this pattern even more accessible to beginners is the video tutorial! Check it out here or on my YouTube channel to see exactly how the stitches, seaming and shaping of this pattern are crocheted!
Crochet Slipper Socks Pattern
As I alluded to above, this pattern is crocheted flat and seamed. The stitch count from the number of chains you start with represent how long the socks will be. Then the actual size is quite adjustable by working more or fewer rows of the pattern. The stitch counts in the pattern will fit most average adult women’s sizes (I wear a US women’s 7 for reference).
If you’d like to alter this pattern for additional sizes, there’s a lot of wiggle room because of the stretchy fit. I’ll link to some helpful sock sizing guides and you can adjust your cast on stitch count accordingly.
About 150 yards(130 m) of a bulky weight yarn like Red Heart Hygge
A 6.5mm crochet hook is all you need for making the piece and seaming.
Gauge & Sizing
The gauge on the yarn label of a suitable yarn will likely be about 11 scs x 13 rows in 4″ (10cm) of single crochet.
The free pattern below is sized to fit an average small adult shoe size. You can alter the length by changing the initial foundation chain count and alter the size of the sock by adding or subtracting rows worked before seaming.
Your rectangle before seaming should be about 16.5″ (42cm) long and 7″ (18cm) wide.
hdc=half double crochet
sl st/s=slip stitch/slip stitches
Slipper Socks: Make 2
Chain 48 chains
Set up row: skip the first ch, make 1hdc in each rem ch (47sts).
Row 1 (toe end): ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), make 1sc in the back loop of each of the next 4 sts. Make 1hdc in the back loop of each rem st.
Row 2 (ankle end): ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), make 1dc in the back loop of the first st. Make 1hdc in the back loop of each rem st.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until your piece measures 17 inches (44cm) or 15 rows. Make sure you’re at the end of a “row 1” row before seaming, so that you’ll seam down towards the toe end with your working yarn.
With your working yarn, work slip stitches to seam the foundation chain edge to the back loops of the final row. When you reach the bottom edge (toe), sl st seam the bottom edge together. Turn your work right-side-in and weave in your ends!
There you have it!
I hope you enjoyed this crochet slipper tube socks pattern and have fun working up loads of these to give, gift, or sell this winter! And if you’re also handy with some knitting needles, make sure to check out my post for the matching knit version here.