While slippers are cozy year round (except perhaps summer, depending on where you live), sometimes you need a thicker, warmer, sturdier pair of shoes to wear around the house during the coldest months. That’s where these crochet moccasins come in handy. They’re durable, fashionable, and a project you can use to bust your yarn stash. What’s not to love?
These moccasins can be dressed up or dressed down as much as you please. If you prefer a simple moccasin, you can forego the fringe and leave them as is – or you can spruce them up with fringe, beads, ribbon, buttons, or even sequins. It’s up to you to decorate them however you like, and if you’re going to wear them around the house, they might as well be fabulous, right?
If you want the pattern posted here, you can find it for purchase on Ravelry for a small sum (USD). You’ll need a DK (11 wpi) size yarn and a 5.5 (size “I”) crochet hook, with a gauge of six stitches and six rows equaling two inches (in single crochet). The good thing about this pattern is that it’s adjustable to every adult size – you simply tailor it as you go in order to make sure they’re the perfect fit. You can also crochet them a bit larger if you want to wear thick socks with them (this is especially nice if you have wooden floors and need a few layers between cool ground and cold feet).
There are some free patterns as well, like the crochet moccasins with flip-flop soles from the Make & Do Crew. You can purchase an ad-free pattern for a small fee, but there are also a written pattern and a video tutorial on the page that are available for free. To make these, you’ll need cotton yarn (the pattern suggests using Lion Brand 24/7), flip-flop soles, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, a sewing needle, a size 3.5mm and size 2.5mm crochet hook, a sharp object like an skewer, leather laces, scissors, monofilament (fishing line), and seed beads, if you’re going to decorate the shoes after you’ve crocheted yourself a pair.
You’ll need to know the following stitches for the project: single crochet (sc), skip (sk), and slip stitch (sl st). There are also other abbreviations in the pattern that are explained before the written instructions continue. If you want to check your gauge, you can crochet a swatch and then see if it measures eight stitches, seven rows to one inch.
Whichever pattern you choose, the end result is the same – a pair of lovely, cozy slippers that will be sturdy enough for you to walk out and get the morning paper, and soft and warm enough to keep your feet deliciously comfy all morning (or day, if you want).
If you want to purchase the pattern from Umme Yusuf, you can do so from Ravelry. If you’d rather watch the video tutorial and read the free written pattern tutorial, you can find all of that (as well as the for-purchase, ad-free pattern) at the Make & Do Crew site.