How to Crochet Slipper Boots


Hey everyone! I’m Liz and today I’m going to show you how
I made these slipper boots out of crochet. I made these boots with a bunch of twisted
cables running up the sides, and I’ll show you an easy way to get that look in this tutorial. Some things you’re going to need for this
tutorial are: a slipper bottom for the base. If you want to find out how I made these slipper
bottoms, you can click the link on the screen or check in the description below, for a tutorial
I made showing you how to make your own slipper bottoms out of crochet. Or if you like, you could use a store-bought
slipper, like this one here, as the base of your boots. Just make sure to get a pair of slippers in
the right size. I got these in a bargain bin at Kmart. It doesn’t matter what the slipper looks like,
because we’ll be cutting off most of it. You’ll also need yarn. If you’re using a pair of slippers as your
base, you will also need some worsted weight or Aran weight yarn and a sharp yarn needle
to sew a foundation row around the base of your slippers. And you’ll need a small crochet hook, I’ll
be using a size “B” (2.25 mm) hook, to create a row of loops into your foundation
row. Otherwise, you’ll just need some bulky weight
yarn, I’ll be using Loops & Threads Charisma in “Northern Lights”, but you can use
any bulky weight yarn you like for the boot itself. And to work my thicker yarn, I’ll be using
a size N crochet hook. (10 mm)
You’ll also need a pair of scissors to cut your yarn, and if you want you could use a
different pair of scissors to cut away the material of your slippers, if you don’t want
to use your yarn scissors. And I’ll be using a stitch marker to keep
track of where the first stitch of my rows are. If you like, you could use a bobby pin as
a stitch marker. You’ll also need a yarn needle to sew in your
ends. And if you’d like to follow along, the full
pattern for my crochet slipper boots is available in my Ravelry store, which you can find by
clicking the link on the screen, or in the description down below. I’m going to begin with my Aran weight yarn. If you’re using your own handmade slipper
bottom, you can skip this step. I’m going to use my yarn needle to sew a line
all the way around the bottom of my slipper. I’m going to try to work only into the material
of the slipper itself, rather than into the rubber bottom of the slipper. Ok, I’ve gotten all the way around with my
lines, and I’ve sewn in my ends. Now I’m going to cut away the excess slipper
material and discard it. And I’m going to be very careful not to cut
too much or to cut any of my sewn stitches. Alright, now I’ve finished trimming my slipper,
now I have this slipper bottom. As you can probably tell, the bulky weight
yarn and N hook is going to be too thick to fit under our sewn sts. So we need to create a row of loops for our
bulky yarn. So I’m going to take my size “B” hook
and more of my Aran weight yarn. And I’m going to pull up a loop at the back
of the slipper. Then chain 3, and that is going to count as
my1st stitch of this row. Now I’m going to single crochet 1 and chain
3 into my sewn stitches all the way around the slipper. So we created those 3 chains to act as a loop
for our bulky weight yarn. And this row doesn’t have to be exact, just
try not to add so many stitches that your row is wider than your slipper bottom. The widths should be pretty much the same. Ok I’ve gone all the way around my slipper
bottom, and I ended up with 41 chain spaces. So to end my row, I’m going to slip stitch
to the 1st stitch of the row. And cut off my yarn. Now that we’ve created this row of loops,
it’s time to use our bulky weight yarn. This is where you’ll start if you’re using
a handmade slipper bottom. So, using my bulky weight yarn and my size
N hook, I’m going to pull up a loop into this chain space at the back of the slipper bottom. And chain 1. And that’s going to count as my 1st st. Then I’m going to single crochet into those
chain spaces of the previous row, all the way around. If you’re using a handmade slipper bottom,
it’s pretty much the same except you’ll be single crocheting into the back loops of the
stitches of your slipper bottoms. The number of stitches you have will vary
depending on the size of your slipper bottom. I had 41 stitches total in this row. Now I’m going to single crochet all the way
around for 1 more row. First I’m going to single crochet into the
chain that counted as my 1st st. Then I’m going to single crochet into the
remaining stitches all around. And I’m going to do the same thing on my handmade
slipper bottom. Ok, I’ve reached the end of my row. Now in this row I’m going to start making
the cables. So I’m going to single crochet until I get
to the ankle. The number of single crochets depends on the
size of your slipper bottom. But I’m going to start my cables about here. So to make my cables, I’m going to treble
crochet around the posts of those Aran yarn stitches from row 2. So to create my treble crochet cable, first
I’m going to pull up a loop in the next st. Then I’m going to yarn over. And then pull up a loop around the post of
that st. And then pull through 2 loops on my hook. Pull through another 2 loops. Then pull through the last 2 loops. And I’m going to do that 3 more times so that
I have 4 cables at the ankle of the slipper. Alright, next I’m going to single crochet
all the way around to the opposite side, so I can do that again, and create 4 more treble
crochet cables onto the posts on the opposite ankle. And if you’re using a hand-made slipper bottom,
you can treble crochet onto the loops where you worked the first row, here. Ok, I’ve created my 4 cables on the opposite
side. Now I’m going to single crochet to the end
of the row. I’ve reached the end of my row. Now I’m going to single crochet until I get
to around the front toe of the slipper, where I’m going to dec 3 times. Ok I’m at the toe of the slipper. So to dec, I’m going to insert my hook into
the front loop of the next st. Then I’m going to insert it into the front
loop of the next st. And I’m going to pull up a loop through both
sts. And then single crochet onto both loops to
dec. So I’m going to do that 2 more times. Pull up a loop through the front loop of the
next sts. And dec. Now I’m going to continue to single crochet
until I reach the end of the row. So I’ve finished that row, now I’m going to
single crochet all the way around for 1 row. So I’ve finished another row of single crochet. Next in this row I’m going to start to twist
my cables. So I’m going to single crochet until I reach
my first set of cables. To extend my cables, I’m going to treble crochet
onto the posts of the cables from my previous row. So pull up a loop in the next st, yarn over,
and pull up a loop around the first cable. And pull through 2. Pull through 2. And pull through 2. Next I’m going to create my twist. So pull up a loop in the next st, and yarn
over. But this time, I’m going to skip the 2nd cable,
and I’m going to pull up a loop around the post of the 3rd cable instead. And pull through 2 three times. And now I’m going to treble crochet around
the cable that I skipped. So pull up a loop in the next st. Yarn over. And pull up a loop around the 2nd cable from
the previous row. And treble crochet. And finally I’m going to treble crochet around
the post of the 4th cable. And as you can see, this has created a twist
in my middle 2 cables. Now I’m going to single crochet a couple more
times, so that I can start to dec the toe of the slipper again. This time I’m going to dec 6 times. So I’ve reached the front area of the slipper,
so now I’m going to dec just like I did in the last row, by pulling up a loop into the
front loop of the next 2 sts. And single crochet them together. So I’m going to dec 5 more times. Ok, I’ve done my 6 decs, now I’m going to
continue to single crochet until I get to my next set of cables. So I’m going to do the same thing. treble crochet around the post of the 1st
cable. Skip the 2nd cable and treble crochet around
the post of the 3rd cable. Treble crochet around the post of the skipped
cable, cable 2. And then treble crochet around the post of
the 4th cable. And now I’m just going to single crochet to
the end of the row. Alright, I’ve finished with this row. Now I’m going to single crochet until I get
to the front again so I can once again dec 6 times. Ok, I’m at the front. Now I’m going to do my 6 dec the same as I
did in the previous row. And now I’m going to continue to single crochet
around until the end of the row. Alright, I’ve finished with this row. Now I’m going to single crochet until I get
to the front again, and I’m going to dec for the last time in this row. I’m going to dec 2 times. So here at the front I’m going to dec 2 times. And then I’m going to continue to single crochet
around until the end of the row. Ok, in this next row, I’m going to once again
extend my cables and add another twist. So I’m going to single crochet until I reach
my 1st set of cables. Then just like before, I’m going to treble
crochet 1 onto the post of the 1st cable. Skip the 2nd cable and treble crochet onto
the post of the 3rd cable. Then treble crochet onto the post of the skipped
cable, cable 2. And finally, treble crochet onto the post
of cable 4. And now I’m going to single crochet around
until I reach the next set of cables on the opposite side, where I’m going to do the same
thing to extend and twist my cables. Ok, I’ve done my next set of cables, now I’m
going to single crochet until I get to the end of the row. And if you want, you could end your work here,
which is what I’m going to do with this slipper here. To finish, I’m just going to slip stitch to
the next stitch at the back. If you like you could add a trim, but I’m
not going to do that for this slipper. But I’ll show you how to add a trim later
in the video. So I’m just going to cut off my yarn. Alright, I’ve finished my row on this slipper. Now I’m going to continue to single crochet
all the way around for 2 more rows before I do another row to extend and twist my cables. I’m going to keep on adding 2 rows of single
crochet plus 1 row of twisted cables, until I get to the length that I want. You can keep adding rows for as long as you
like. I continued for 4 more sets of single crochet
for 2 rows and twisted cables for 1 row, so 12 more rows. Alright, I’ve reached the end of my last row
of twisted cables . Now if you like you could end your work here and slip stitch to the
1st stitch of the row and cut off your yarn. But I’m going to add a row of trim just to
give my work a nice finished edge. So I’m going to slip stitch to the next stitch
of my row. And chain 1. And I’m going to continue to slip stitch 1
and chain 1 into every stitch of this row. So I’ve reached the end of my row of trim. So to finish I’m going to slip stitch to the
1st stitch of this row. And I’m going to cut off my yarn, and sew
in this end. And now all I have to do is make a 2nd boot,
starting with the exact same number of stitches in my first row of Aran weight yarn sts, or
using a hand-made slipper bottom of equal size, to make sure my boots end up an equal
size. And as you can see my boots are now done. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, be sure to give it a thumbs-up
and share it on social media. If you want to see the tutorial for my slipper
bottoms, click the link at the end of the video, or check in the description below to
find that tutorial. Once again, the written pattern is available. Check in the description for that link. And if you want to see more videos like this
in the future, subscribe to my channel and I’ll see you all next time. Bye!

2 Comments

  • So good

  • I a'm sonia Ramirez .. Tks for the tutorial. From Ensenada Mexico.πŸ€—

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