Crocheted slippers help keep your feet toasty, but they also allow you to easily slip them off as needed. Make your guy some crocheted slippers for a gift in the cold winter months. They are an easy project to crochet.
The type of yarn used for crocheted slippers is important. For strong, durable slippers that can withstand wear, use acrylic or wool. However, if you're using wool, be sure to get superwashed so you can wash your slippers. Cotton is also a good choice for those with skin sensitivities and for its softness. Heavier weight yarns provide more cushion and comfort.
If you don't have any bulky yarn, you can always double up and crochet with two or more strands held together.
I've provided an easy pattern for crocheted slippers to fit a man who wears about a size 11 shoe. The sole pattern comes from Men's Padded Sole Slippers. Each slipper is made from two soles stacked on top of each other and then crocheted together. After that, I crocheted the toe and closed it to finish the slipper.
For this pattern you'll need to know how to single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), single crochet three together (sc3tog), double crochet two together (dc2tog), chain (ch), and mattress/whip stitch with a tapestry needle.
Complete two soles from Men's Padded Sole Slippers, and you are ready to stack them on top of another.
Stack the soles on top of each other and single crochet (sc) them together. Fasten off.
Row 1: Join the yarn in the instep of sole. Chain 3, dc in next stitch (st) and each st around the toe until you reach about the same point on the opposite side. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 2: Dc in the next st and each stitch around until you reach the first corner area of the toe. dc2tog twice, then dc to the next corner area and dc2tog twice again. Dc the remaining sts of the row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Dc to the corner area, *dc2tog, dc; repeat from * around the toe. Dc the remaining stitches of the row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Dc to the corner area, dc2tog three times, dc the remaining stitches of the row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc halfway down to where the three dc2tog are from the previous row; sc3tog, sc remaining stitches of the row. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the seam closed.
Turn your work inside-out to sew the seam closed from the inside. Use a mattress/whip stitch to close.
Fasten off and weave in the ends. Repeat all the steps with two remaining soles for the second slipper.