Women’s Loafer Slippers Crochet Pattern

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I finally finished a pattern that I have been working on! It felt like it took way longer than it should have, but I am so glad to be finished. I really love how they turned out, and they are so comfortable!

Free Crochet Pattern - Get the pattern for these comfortable and cute loafer slippers! {Pattern by Whistle and Ivy}
Free Crochet Pattern - Get the pattern for these comfortable and cute loafer slippers! {Pattern by Whistle and Ivy}
Free Crochet Pattern - Get the pattern for these comfortable and cute loafer slippers! {Pattern by Whistle and Ivy}
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You can find this pattern here: Women’s Loafer Slippers
Hope you like this pattern!
Happy crocheting!
*I have had a few people who have comments and concerns about the sole. If it appears to be too small for your foot, you are doing it right!! Don’t be tempted to go up a size, your finished slipper will be too big*


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  1. Susan says

    Hi Bethany!! Just love the looks of these slippers and am in the process of making them. One question, when you are working the toe flap 4 to 7, after the (Ch1 Sc1 Sc twice in next stitch e.g. in #4) do you continue around the circle with two sc in each of the next stitches until it is time to sl st. Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you so much for this lovely pattern.

    • says

      Yes, sorry. This is one of my first patterns, and it could use some tweaking and cleaning up! You will be working 2 sc in each st, all around the circle, and then joining with a sl st. Thanks for your patience!

  2. Melissa says

    I posted this on Ravelry too, because I don’t know which one will get to you more easily and I really would like to get started.
    I really want to try my hand at making these, but when I go to the pattern page on your site, it says to use size f hook, or what gives you gauge. There’s no gauge listed anywhere on the pattern, and even the main page about the pattern doesn’t have a gauge listed. The only thing I can find is where you respond to a comment, but still don’t give a gauge. Please tell me what I should be aiming for with my gauge because I would love to make these!

    • says

      I am terribly sorry, I don’t have a gauge! This pattern I wrote a few years ago, and I am hoping to revisit it and make it easier to follow and read. I only have approximate lengths for the soles in inches.

  3. jeni says

    Evening Bethany

    I like your patterns and the easy to understand explanations, but unfortunately here in South Africa we work with 3 ply, 4 ply, double knit and chunky and also the sizing of the crochet hooks are not the same. If you are able to give me the equivalent size for the crochet hooks, I will be able to work out which ply to use and make the necessary adjustments.


  4. says

    I’m new to crocheting and also have taught myself through youtube. I love the look of these slippers. I sure hope I can do these. I’m not good at reading patterns. I just did a pair of slippers with a heart and had to end up doing my own thing for the second half of the pattern, but it worked out for me. Thank you for the free post. Where can I find you on youtube?

  5. Sandra says

    I am having a hard time with the toe piece. In step 1. Magic Ring (is this something I do first or is it explained in the next steps. It doesn’t tell you how many chains to make? Just starts with sc. or is the Magic ring described somewhere else?

    • Bethany says

      Sorry, a magic ring is a way to start out a circular shape. You basically make a loop with the tail behind and yarn over and pull through. It’s nice because the ring is adjustable after you finish the first round, you can pull it tight so their is no hole. You can find a tutorial on youtube, or you can chain 3 and sl st into the first chain to make a small circle to work with, then move onto the rest of the pattern.

    • Virginia says

      To Sandra

      Their are plenty of magic circles to make depending on how big you want the center to be.

      chain 2 and slip stitch in 2nd chain from the hook
      chain 1 and do 3 single crochet
      chain plus 3 single crochet is 4 single crochet total
      chain 1 and do 5 single crochet
      chain plus 5 single crochet is 6 single crochet total
      chain 1 and do 7 single crochet
      chain 1 do 9 single crochet
      chain 1 and do 11 single crochet
      remember the chain counts as a 1 single crochet

      Chain 3 and slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook
      chain 1 and do either 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 single crochet

      Chain 4 and slip stitch in the 4th chain from the hook
      Chain 1 and do either 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 single crochet

      Or you can

      Chain 4 and do all the single crochet’s that the pattern tells you to do before the slip stitch.

      some patterns say to chain 4 and do 4 single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

      Or chain 4 and do 6 single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

      Or chain 4 and do 8 since crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

      Or chain 4 and do 10 single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

      Or chain 4 and do 12 single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

      After doing one of these which ever one you choose depending on how dig the center circle of the entire circle to be
      1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches.
      I hope this helps you out.

  6. BrittanyE says

    I taught myself to crochet about a year ago now. Love this pattern. My only problem is that both slippers are looking the same when I am crocheting them I haven’t put the toe flap on because both of the slippers look identical. Did I do something wrong to the left one to make it look exactly like the right one?? Thanks!!

      • BrittanyE says

        Thank you!
        I found what I was doing wrong now I just had a a problem in the 3rd row of the body where I had 5 extra stitches so I just worked them in with double crochets to make it match the other side. I love this pattern and will be making many pairs of them!!

      • Virginia says

        Ambidextrous means

        1. either shoe or sock or mitten or glove can be used on either side.

        2. The item is a 2 sided item that can be used on both sides and does not have a specific side that u can use the item on. So the item is interchangeable from left to right and right to left.

        Socks are ambidextrous

  7. Shakira says

    Hi Bethany!

    I am new at crocheting, I also learned from the internet ( YouTube!). These slippers look really cute and comfortable. I hope to make them in the near future. Thanks for sharing your patterns!

  8. Jodie says

    Hi Bethany,
    I love this pattern! I downloaded it to try today but I was unable to read the file because every page has a large black Whistle and Ivy logo covering the print. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Bethany says

      Hi Jodie!
      The pattern has a very light gray watermark. If you are viewing on a tablet or phone, try using a different reading app, like adobe reader. Some apps don’t show gray for some reason!

  9. says

    Hi Bethany,

    Just a note to say thank you for allowing me to subscribe to your site I traveled here via my search for instructions on loafer slippers. I also added you to my favorite crocheter’s teachers list. I’m a late bloomer self taught watching youtube, I am here to learn from you and your followers since my mom, and grandma long passed both were avid crocheter’s. I have read and understand your sites copyright rules. Sincerely Jojo

    • Bethany says

      Thank you for being a subscriber! You make this blog possible :) I am self taught as well! The internet can be such a wonderful place to learn new things, thanks so much for your comment!

  10. Stefanie says

    Question on the body part of the shoe. I notice after row 1 there is a slip stitch to finish off, but no slip stitch on the others. Is there supposed to be a slip stitch or do you treat it as a continuous round?

  11. Heather says

    Hi there!
    I absolutely love this pattern and I’m planning to use it for Christmas gifts for my family this year! However, I’m struggling a bit with the sole… When I do step 4. { Sc 1, 2 sc in next st } 3 times. Sc 20.( Sc 1, 2 sc in next st ) 5 times . Sc 20. I end up with extra stitches and row 5 doesn’t work appropriately. I’ve tried several times with the same result. Is the “2sc in next stitch” part meant to be a sc2tog?
    I’m sorry if I sound a bit silly, as I am a beginner at crocheting. Thank you to anyone who can help me.

    • Bethany says

      hello! No it doesn’t mean sc2tog (which is a decrease), it means 2 sc worked together in the same stitch, or an increase.

      • Heather says

        Thank you so much for the reply!
        That is absolutely what I thought, but when I work it I end up with the next turns ( {Sc 2, sc 2 in next st} 3 times and {Sc 2, sc 2 in next st} 5 times) on the side instead of at the heel and toe since I’ve created 64 stitches on step 4 and use only 56 to create row 5. Am I doing this correctly? Is there something I should be skipping?
        Thank you again. Your help means so much to me.

        • Bethany says

          Are you working the first 2 sc in separate stitches? You will work 1 sc, 1 sc, then 2 together in the next st.

          • Heather says

            Oh my goodness! That’s exactly my problem! Thank you so so much! I’m so grateful!
            And thank you for these patterns at all. You’re an excellent blogger and crafter and just an all around excellent person! I’m so thankful that you care about your readers and are willing to help us.

          • Kristy says

            Hello! Love this pattern and am crocheting it RIGHT NOW. I’ve read the comments and noticed a tiny boo boo in the pattern. I’m not sure if you noticed. In the step you write “sc 2, sc 2 in next space”. What it should say is “sc 2, 2sc in next space”. Am I correct? This also reads this way for the next step

          • Bethany says

            Thank you! I don’t see a difference. Your version and mine both indicate to work 2 sc in the same stitch , right?

          • Kristy says

            I think for the avid crocheter it works itself out. Other patterns I’ve seen for various things make a distinction. I thought maybe this was why the previous poster was having some trouble. Anywho, I think it is not a significant distinction. Forgive the nit picky of my comment!!! It’s very awesome of you to share your patterns freely. I’ve already made a pair of baby shoes using your pattern. Love them.

          • Bethany says

            No problem and thank you!! I genuinely don’t see a distinction though, haha! I am a self taught crocheter, so I am always open to suggestions. I am sure my pattern writing style is probably unorthodox. Can you explain the difference so we are on the same page?

  12. Nicole R says

    Hi, I have been crocheting for awhile I have done your pattern four times.

    for some reason every time the body seems weird and the heel is way to short. I read it carefully followed video’s, used a counter etc. I’ve been crocheting for years and I am so confused to what I am doing wrong.

    Thought maybe I read it wrong, but nope kept reading it the same, and no nothing on the pattern confuses me (2sctog) I know what they mean. (seen other comments)

    Wondering if maybe a step is missing from the downloaded version? Is that the only pattern for this you have? …………….

    I’ll try your other loafer and see if I am just reading wrong or skipping a st and not knowing.

    • Bethany says

      Can you be more specific about which step and size you are working on and where you are getting confused? Make sure you are working with the RIGHT side of your stitches facing out, so you will work down towards the toe, and the hdc/dc sts will be around the heel. Let me know, and I will try to help in any way I can.

  13. Vicky says

    I am very confused. I have crocheted a size 10 and I had to go up two hook sizes for the sole. The finished slipper is about 3/4 of an inch tall in the back and cannot stay in place. I believe I used the wrong hook for the body (I had forgotten that two different hooks are the same color) so that isn’t too much of an issue. However, I have noticed that the right side of the slipper is a LOT taller than the left due to the double and half double crochet.

    Because there are no instructions that specify otherwise, are both slippers supposed to be crocheted using the exact same stitches? If they are, the finished shape makes whichever slipper is on the left foot not fit correctly. Or did I do something wrong?

    • Bethany says

      A crocheter’s gauge is as unique as his/her handwriting. The hook size is a guide and a mere suggestion, so you should use the hook that allows you to achieve the gauge (please check the indicated inches for each size). The hdc and dc stitches go on the back of the heel (making it taller), so it sounds like you worked the pattern the wrong way around the sole. Make sure to work so the right side of your sts are facing out and you are working from the outside. The slippers are not meant to work for a specific foot, so yes, if your shoe appears to be a “right” slipper, you didn’t work it correctly.

  14. Kasey G says

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to make this pattern. I’ve been trying to find a quick and simple slipper pattern for myself and this looks like it will be just right. Love it.

    • cheryl says

      I also wanted to say your videos are so helpful and your patterns are amazing thank you so much I have postpartum depression and crocheting has been so therapeutic for me. and it always feels nice finishing a new pattern your time is greatly appreciated

  15. Becki says

    I would love to make these to wear outside. Do you have a method for attaching some sort of sole to this pattern?


    • Bethany says

      Personally, I don’t! Sorry! But I have had a few people comment with their own methods, so feel free to look through them and see if one works for you.

  16. Andrea says

    I’m so excited by your pattern!! It’s adorable! Could you please tell me how to increase the pattern to a 6 1/2 or 7?

    Thank you so much for the pattern and your time,


  17. Leah says

    I have a question about this pattern, would it be possible for you to email me, so I can find out what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!

  18. Nicole D. says

    I have a few questions about this pattern as it didn’t really work out for me when I tried it, and I had a little confusion with some of the instructions. If you can personally email me it would be much appreciated, thank you.


    • Nicole D. says

      I assumed that since I had to give my email here to comment I wouldn’t have to reveal it for you here publicly to email me , so if you could let me know if I need to post it or something to receive an email or if you get it by me just posting can you respond. I wanna make some slippers for a friend before she moves away thanks again, I really like this pattern :)

  19. says

    I need a size 6 1/2 I did the sole from pattern omg to big way to big I love these and want to make some for my girls please help dme101@aol .com and happy easter

  20. says

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. May the yarn goddess bestow her woolly, (non-itchy of course) blessings on you for taking the time to write out all the sizes. There is a yarn goddess, I’m sure of it…there must be… isn’t there? :-D

  21. says

    Hi, my biggest problem is finding a pattern that fits my wide feet :( any suggestions as to how to tweak the pattern in a way that won’t totally change the look?

    • says

      You can work hdc in the side part and switch to sc when you are working the toe part (on the sole). Then, you can make the circle toe flap larger by doing more rounds.

  22. says

    Hello I’ve downloaded you pdf file and am trying to make the size 9. I have tried 3 times to make the sole, but when I get to the 4th row or so, I find I’m crocheting the increases onto the side of the sole instead of at the ends. I don’t see what I’m overlooking, I was hoping you might be able to help me, please. I usually crochet baby booties, hats, blankets, things like that. This is the first pair of crocheted slippers that I’ve actually really liked the look of….. Thank you for creating and providing the pattern :) I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I would dearly love to make a pair. My email address is Jewelies3911@gmail.com. They really are great looking slippers!

    • carole juarez says

      Are you crocheting clockwise with the toe pointing down or in a ccw direction? The right side of the project will be on the back of your work so think about how to join based on that (The bottom of the sole is the right side in this case-the wrong side is the side facing you-the inside of the shoe.

      I think this is what is screwing alot of people up…

  23. says

    I love this pattern and found the link to the pattern. I wear a size 8 1/2 shoe so decided to make a size 8. I used a size F (3.75mm) hook so it would be even smaller and give it plenty of room to stretch. The sole turn out to be more like a size 9 1/2. I decided to continue to see how it turned out. I get to row three of the body and the pattern started getting complicated. Then continued on to row 4 and it got worse. I’ve been crocheting for many years and know how to read a pattern but this one just isn’t written right

    3. Ch1. Sc in same st. sc3. Sc2tog twice. {Sc2. 1 sc2tog} 4 times . Sc 2. sc2tog twice. Sc 16. Hdc 4.dc 4. Dc2tog. Dc 8. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Hdc 4, sc 13.

    (Sc2. 1 sc2tog) <—- it says, sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc2tog in next sts … this is how I read it but what is the “1” in there for? It says to sc2, and then do you do another sc?? If so why not say “sc3″?
    4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 27. Sc2tog 5 times. Sc 1. Hdc 4. Dc 4. Dctog 5 times. Dc 4. Hdc 4. Sc 1. Sctog 5. Sc 2.

    On this row, it says, “Dctog 5 times” I just couldn’t figure out how many dc’s it wants together.
    Then things just don’t line up on row 4. It’s decreasing around the heel and the sides and just doesn’t look right. Guess your not suppse to dec around the toe.
    I have pulled the body out 4 times and have worked on this one shoe all day! Pretty frustrated!! I really would love to make these slippers but don’t want the stress it’s causing me.

    • carole juarez says

      The 1sc2tog is just a sc2tog.

      sctog – I think she just left out the 2 = sc2tog 5x

      I haven’t had any problems and if you just read it literally using your knowledge of standard crochet, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary in the pattern. I always like to have a diagram to look at if I can’t understand – but not everyone has the capability to create one…

  24. says

    This pattern is awesome! Can’t wait to try it! Do you think you could help me make these in a size 12? My godmother is extremely tall and she wears a size 12. Please & Thanks!

  25. says

    Hi!! I am so grateful for your very clear and easily understood patterns! I had one little question about the body of the shoe, am I only suppose to go through the 2 little slip stitch loops or all the loops in which the soles are connected and the slip stitch loops. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question. I just started crocheting in aug, and I’m hooked! :-) thank you!!

    • says

      Through the sl sts you made when you sewed them together. That way the stitches go up, forming the body of the slipper. Let me know if you have other questions!

  26. says

    Thank you so much Bethany…these are adorable and I am starting to put them together. I am a fairly advanced crocheter and not new to reading patterns. I found the HARDEST part was starting the single crochet stitches on the slip stitches of the sole!!! The slip stitches are so flat that I had to use a smaller F hook in order to get the yarn underneath them. WHEW……I think it took me almost 90 minutes to get one row!!! Any tips about that??? Thank you dear. I do love that double sole…..extra cush where you need it!

    • says

      Thanks, Gerri! You definitely need to sl st loosely. Give yourself slack every time you make the next st and it will work out much easier. This gives you room to get under them. I hope you get them finished, let me know if you have other questions!

      • carole juarez says

        I made some using a sc instead of a slst. It’s easier to get into a sc and it doesn’t add that much height…

    • says

      Thank you dear….they are coming along nicely. Another tip is to make sure when doing the first row of single crochet around the sole that you work clockwise with the toe pointing down…otherwise you will get to the HDC and DC stitches and they will be in the wrong place. Boy what a dumdum I am….I did it the wrong way cause I wasn’t paying attention and had to frog the whole first row :(.

    • says

      Shoot! Sorry you had to frog it. I guess I didn’t specifically put which way to work, but wouldn’t the right side of the stitch be on the inside of the slipper if you worked from the inside? Anyway, I hope you get it to work for you!

    • says

      Hi Kelli,

      You know, I have never felted a crochet project before, so I am completely unfamiliar with how much bigger you project would have to be. Maybe you could google a chart. You can pretty much find anything on the internet these days! You could maybe consider crocheting a bottom sole piece from thin hemp, to give it a sort of sole, instead of felting. Sorry I am not more help :(


      • carole juarez says

        I was thinking about adding a layer of craft foam in between the two layers of the sole for added stability. Not sure what it will do…

  27. says

    I’ve downloaded and started on this pattern. I’m just a little confused on one of the steps. I have the two soles stitched together, but the starting with the 18th bit doesn’t make much sense to me, would love a little help!

    • says

      Hold your sole, and point the toe downwards, and the heel upwards. Find the slip stitch that is in the very middle of the toe. That is stitch #1. Count 18 to the right, going around the toe and up the side, and start there.

    • says

      So the more narrow side is the toe, and wider side is the heel? I’m so sorry , I am not used to following patterns. This is my first time making something like this.

    • says

      No, the wider part is the toe, just like a pair of shoes. No worries! I want you do be able to make these, I will help any way that I can.

  28. says

    Drats! I’m having trouble downloading and putting this on my Word.

    Please advise! I would like Sz 8 – but can I get that from here? LOL

    msfair AT pacbell DOT net

    You’re very, very talented . . . and a wonderful daughter.

  29. says

    Hi, Bethany, thanks so much for sharing your talent (and patterns). Since I´m a beginner crocheter I really appreciate those who do so. God bless you (btw our local church is called Bethany so I´m double pleased) :)

  30. says

    My name is Katarian, I live in the Bahamas, I total like this pattern, because I have an outfit that am trying to put together, and these loafers would work grate for my garments. In fact I’m looking for a pair in pink and yarn in that colour would work well, these shose are so simple I’m, going to chrochet two roses, and some rinestone to put on them. I would like for you to email my the pattern in a size 9 plaese to hotpinklady19@yahoo.com. The size 5 would work for my grandmother, her feet are tiny.

  31. says

    My name is Roni Link. aka link.roni@gmail.com. I just had a total knee replacement surgery and will have the other done in 6-8 weeks. The slippers look perfect for what I need. Please email me the pattern so I can get started and stop wearing out perfectly good white socks………..that BTW are a pain to put on as I have to bend my knee. OWIE.


  32. says

    Hi! You can click ‘HERE’ between the second and last pictures and it will take you to the pattern, where you can download it, or you can send me an email and I will get it to you: whistleandivy at gmail dot com
    P.S. You are a no-reply commenter, if you go to your settings under your blogger profile and click “show email,” blogs you comment on can reply directly to you via email (in case you didn’t know :) )

  33. says

    Like everyone else, I love the loafers! I wear a size 8 shoe, may I have the pattern for a size 8? I clicked on the link to get the pattern, but it was all gibberish. The photos were clear, but no words, just little boxes everywhere. Weird~
    Off to follow you on the net!
    Thanks a million!

  34. says

    Love these! These is the first slipper pattern that I have ever looked at and said, I want to make those NOW, so cute! And they look so comfy. I wear a 7.5-8 in a shoe, but my feet are very narrow. What would you recommend? Making a 7 to stretch the length, an 8, r try to get a 7.5 by changing hook size or some other way? Thanks! Don’t know if I am a no reply blogger or not.

  35. says

    Hi I’m Charlotte!

    Love this pattern, I have just started to crochet with my nan after years of knitting. I love these shoes and think it would be a great idea to make my Mum some for Mothers Day. Can I have the pattern in a ladies UK size 7 for her please?? I am following you on pinterest and twitter. You can find my official blog at http://www.baconflavouredjam.com and my contact details are there should you have trouble with my google account.

  36. says

    Oh my goodness. You are so talented!! I would NEVER be able to make these. I tried to make a dishcloth once, and I got through about 2 lines. It is HARD!

  37. says

    hi, saw others were having emailing issues as well, tried to write twice, my emails never showed up here also, thanks for sharing, I appreciate your hard work figuring these out, I found you on ravelry thanks, womens size 9 will be ADORED as a gift, thanks again! jen hermanroop@gmail.com

  38. says

    So cute! I’ve been wanting to make something like these for a while but am not very crafty. Thanks for sharing! (Also, it was great to meet you at the BYB2013 :) )

  39. says

    Hi Bethany,
    I’ve started following you via Pinterest. I’ve been scouring the internet for the perfect slipper pattern and I think you’ve created it, thank you. I’m a size 8.
    Ali x

  40. says

    Those slippers are so cool. I liked your Facebook page (also checked you out on YouTube, the Ruffle Cardigan is adorable and very creative). My shoe size is women’s size 8 and my email address is pwalker281@gmail.com. Looking forward to getting the pattern. And I’m going to pin this post to my crochet Pinterest board so you may be getting a lot more requests.

  41. says

    L-O-V-E these!! TOO CUTE & love the color you chose too!! I just need to learn to crochet now!! ;*) … Have a lovely Valentine’s Day & Fabulous job on your beautiful slippers!


  42. says

    I “liked” you on Facebook, and also followed you on Pinterest :) Ya know…that addicting pinning site! THANK You for the pattern! this is the first time I’ve seen someone give away a pattern like this…WunnnnnerFul Idea!

    My email is klforbes at aol dot com.

  43. says

    Followed ib pintrest and google + and i already have you in the likes. Is it hard to get slippers to match. I dont make them often cause I am worried they wont match. Kinda silly of me since I am sitting here knitting some handwarmers. :)

    • says

      Cristen, you are a no-reply blogger! I need your email so I can send the pattern to you. Email me so I can get it to you. whistlandivy at gmail dot com

  44. says

    Hi, thank you for the great loafer pattern. I am following you via facebook and Ravelry.
    a size 9 womans please as my 2 daughters and 1 wear the same size.
    Thank you again!
    Gayle M


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