There is a certain elegance in simplicity – which is a nice way of saying that this made be the crudest slipper pattern ever invented. Oh well, it was quick and the slippers are quite comfy 🙂
This pattern uses a 15 mm hook and VERY LARGE wool. Seriously. It was like crocheting with rope. It is called ‘Chunky Grande’. It comes in balls of 22 metres/24 yards.
I designed these slippers because I had scraps of four different colours of Chunky Grande left. I couldn’t buy any more because I got it from America and I didn’t want to waste it. These slippers used all but a metre of the leftover wool (that was luck, not skill).
This pattern is written in American crochet notation. These slippers fit me. I am a size 11 womens Australian, which seems to be the same as a size 9 mens UK. The slippers are 24 cm long. You can adapt the pattern a bit to your own size.
Long bit of foot
Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)
Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)
Rounds 3 – 9: sc in each stitch (12 stitches) (or just do as many rounds as you need before you hit your ankle)
Row 10: sc in the first five stitches (5 stitches)
Rows 11 – 12: sc in each stitch of the row (5 stitches) (or keep going as long as you need to reach the end of your heel)
Rounds 13 – 15: sc in each stitch of the round (12 stitches) (only work stitches into the tops of the scs, not the sides of the rows) (you can make the ankle bit longer if you have more wool than I had)