These darling crochet loafer slippers are fun to make and comfortable to wear! They feature a double sole for extra comfort and are made with simple construction. Make a pair for baby too! This post included affiliate links, which means I get small commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
I finally finished a pattern that I have been working on! It felt like these women’s loafer slippers took way longer than they should have, but I am SO glad to be finished (and I might not be making slippers again in the near future, phew!). I really love how they turned out, and they are so comfortable! The double sole is so lovely. It’s pretty fun to mix and match colors for these crochet slippers.
WOMEN’S LOAFER SLIPPERS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need:
-Size 4.5mm hook (be sure to check the gauge)
-Medium Weight Yarn (Brava Knit Picks in Dove Heather and Mint)
Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – Dc decrease
Sc2tog – Sc decrease
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
Gauge: 8 sts = 2”
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Size 8 Loafer Slipper Pattern
1. Work 3 sc in 2nd ch. Sc in next 16 chs. Hdc in next 3 chs. Dc in next 4 chs. Work 7 dc in last ch
Working across opposite side of chain: dc in next 4 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 16 chs. (56 sts)
Place a marker and move up with each round.
2. Work 2 sc in the next 3 sts. Sc in next 24 sts. Work 2 sc in the next 5 sts. Sc in next 24 sts. (64 sts)
3. *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Sc in next 24 sts. *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in next 24 sts. (72 sts)
4. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st,* work 3 times. Sc in next 24 sts. *Sc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in next 24 sts. (80 sts)
5. *Hdc in next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in the next st* work 3 times. Hdc in next 24 sts. *Hdc in next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in the next st* work 5 times. Hdc in next 24 sts. (88 sts)
Join with sl st and tie off.
Match up your two sole pieces and using a sl st, stitch the two soles together, going through both loops of each sole. Use the color you want the slipper body to be. (88 sts)
Start your round on st 18 from the middle of the toe. Face the toe downwards and count 18 to the right. Going through the sl st loops (and going towards the toe): (Ch 1 does not count)
1. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 50 sts. Hdc in next 5 sts. Dc in next 14 sts. Hdc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 13 sts. (88 sts) Join with sl st with first st.
2. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 50 sts. Dc in next 24 sts. Hdc in next 13 sts. (88 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog twice. *Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog* work 5 times. Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog twice. Sc in next 15 sts. Hdc in next 4 sts. Dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in next 8 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in next 4 sts. Hdc in next 4 sts. Sc in next 11 sts. (77 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 29 sts. Sc2tog 5 times. Sc in next st. Hdc in next 4 sts. Dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog 5 times. Dc in next 4 sts. Hdc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog 5 times. (62 sts)
5. Sl st all around the top of the shoe. (62 sts)
TOE FLAP: (Ch 1 does not count)
Begin with a magic ring:
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 in the ring. Join with sl st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each of the 8 sts. (16 sts) Join with sl st.
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around the circle. (24 sts) Join with sl st.
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around the circle. Join with a sl st. (32 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around the hat (40 sts) Join with a sl st.
(This starts the turning part of the flap. You will work in turning rows instead of going around the circle )
6. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Hdc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 6 sts. Hdc in next 2 sts. Dc in next st. Turn (12 sts)
7. – 11. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 11 sts. Turn. (12 sts)
Leave a long tail.
Attach your toe flap to your shoe using your
darning needle and the long tail on the toe flap, using a simple running stitch.
Note: You can adjust the tightness of your slipper by making your toe flap circle smaller or bigger. Adjust the sts in step 6 accordingly
*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*
How do get the pdf for the womens lofer pattern
Hello! You can get it from my Rav shop:
Almost done one slipper and about to start the other. Is there a left and Right foot? Should I be doing opposite of the Pattern?
They have a round toe, so you make two of the same. The opposite would be the same slipper, they are symmetrical!
I really like these slippers and I’d like to make a pair for my husband. Does your pattern include a men’s size 11 1/2? I usually can follow a pattern pretty well, but I know I’d have a problem if I had to modify your women’s size 8 pattern. Also, I’d really like this to be a surprise gift so I don’t want to “measure” on him as the project is in progress. Following a proper size pattern is what I need. Thanks!
Hi Kelly! I am very sorry, this pattern only goes up to US women size 9.
Hi Bethany! I love this pattern I have already made two pairs of size 8 to gift to my family! I would now to like make a pair for myself and I am size 6, I followed your pattern for the size 6 sole, but I am confused on how to make the actual shoe in this size, can you please help?
Hi Cindy! The PDF download includes size 6 instructions :)
Do all of the rounds start in the same stitch as the join?
Yes they do
I need size 10 using bulky yarn. Is that available? If this pattern can be altered, how do I do that?
I would just play around with hook sizes until you find the right combination that works. This is just a starting off point, but use the hook that makes the foundation chain (of any size, I am not sure what your gauge is, maybe star with size 8?) about the size from the ball of your foot to the inside of your heel, and go from there.
When your makeing the top does the instructions apply to all the sizes or just the 8?
This entire pattern is size 8 only.
I am looking to start this pattern. I am a size 9 and found the sizing for the sole of this. I am still a beginner so hoping you can assist me for the bootie portion. For the sole you end with 88 st, size 9 is 92 st. So an add’l 4 st are required to add to this bootie pattern to make it the same size – where do I add in these stitches? Is it best to put in during the sc portions and leave the increases as you have them? Thanks for your help! I cant wait to get started!
Hi Megan! Yes, put 2 extra on each long side and leave the toes and heels the same.
I love your slippers and this is the second year making them. I make them for my teen sons who all have big feet, so I use your size 7 pattern, but a size 6 hook and a chunky/ bulky yarn. I can follow the pattern exactly and it will fit a size 12 man. My boys love them. Thank you for such a versatile pattern.
Wow that is awesome! You are very welcome!
Do you have this in a child size? I love these and I’ve made these in baby sizes a lot, but my niece is 8 and wants a pair for herself.
I don’t, but now that my own children are getting bigger I might need to branch out and start making kids sizing!
Love these! I’m a size 6 but used the size 8 pattern as I like more toe room. I also folded down and sewed the tongue flap for easier foot entry and crocheted and sewed an edge around the ankle area, so they have a bit more of a moccasin look to them. Very fun to make. Thank you for sharing your pattern :)
That sounds wonderful! You are very welcome!
Wow what a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration! I made myself a pair as the pattern says and I love them!
I’ve searched for hours to find the perfect slippers and fell in love with these! Thank you for all the work that went in to creating this pattern.
Yay! You are welcome!
Came out perfectly! Thank you
Love them! Thank you for sharing!!
can we share on our website?
You can share a link!
I am a member of a crochet group on Facebook and would love to share. Would this be ok? I love these slippers! I have painfully cold feet and these are winderful!
Hello! Do you mean share a link? For sure! Thank you!
can you recommend a comparable yarn instead of the Brava knit?
Red heart soft is similar.
THANK YOU and Thank you for the pattern.
You are welcome!
Thank you for the information going to make my children some
You are welcome!
Is there a size 9 or 10.
Yes, size 8 and 9 are on the second page
I love this pattern, my favorite slipper! Instructions are great, the only problem I am having is sewing on the flap, it comes out crooked most of the time…, any suggestions on where to start? Did I miss something? Thank you for sharing this great pattern!
Yes it’s easy for it to come out crooked! pinning it is a good way to keep it straight.
I got a slipper done for the 9yo & it turned out great using medium weight yarn & 4 hook. I reduced the size 6 pattern by 2 stitches in the right places (referring to how you increased the sizes). The 5yo slippers took 2 tries. Reducing by 2 more was too big so I reduced by 4; however on the sole my first round was ch3 in 2nd ch, sc 12, 3hdc, 4dc, 7dc in last ch & repeat the other side. On the 2nd round I was able to fit 14sc between the heel & toe increases. I’ve yet to build the body on the smaller slipper but will let you know how it turns out.
I want to thank you for the BEST slipper pattern I’ve come across yet! So easy to size them once you get the hang of things. I’m a novice, (been crocheting just a few months) but catch on quickly, I found the instructions simple enough. Absolutely the video was beneficial on getting the toe started, otherwise easy, fast & professional looking. I did the first in ladies size 8 but they ended up too big for me. That’s ok, they look masculine in the yarn I used so they’ve not gone to waste. It was probably too big because I used a bulky yarn & didn’t do the gauge test. My fault. I hope to do kids slippers by reducing the count by two (or 4) & see how I get on.
Wow! Thanks so much! I am so glad you liked the pattern! That is a good idea, they should work. I am working on getting them sized for the whole family. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!
i cannot believe you guys nit pick her hard work so ridiculously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Before you take the time to ask her why there is a tiny glitch or it doesnt make sense. use common sense or go back and learn basic crochet abbreviations. Stop ;picking her good work apart. just because you spent all day to figure out some tiny mistake do not pride yourself on pointing it out. maybe you should learn some common courtesy or manners. try to find the answer yourself. and everyone makes mistakes. as to those who applaud her so do i and appreciate very much what she is doing for all of us crocheters whether new or old. Thank you ms bethany
Thank you Stephanie! <3
Stephanie, I don’t understand you jumping all over these commenters like this. All crochet designers I know say to let them know if there is a mistake in their patterns, because they are human and make mistakes too. No matter how many times a person reads something they will not see any mistakes. But someone else comes along and they catch something nobody else did. These crocheters did not “point out with glee” at a mistake, as you said. They were all nice about it. Also, just because things might come easy for you, does not mean it comes easy for everybody else. Some people don’t read patterns, or have problems reading patterns. Some are visual learners, so a pattern is confusing to to them. While others are just learning to read patterns and they get confused easily sometimes. Also different crochet designers have different ways of writing up patterns and if you are not familiar with their pattern style of writing, a crocheter can get confused. New crocheters are also easier to confuse then seasoned crocheters, who can pick up any pattern and crochet it with no problems at all. When a person has been working all day on trying to figure something out will come across differently, than someone else making a comment. So next time, think about where the commenter is coming from before clumping all of them together and making rash comments like that. You are right about one thing, Bethany makes beautiful designs, and she is a jewel for sharing them with us for free on this blog.
I love this pattern but I have huge feet and I’m scared 9 won’t quite fit. I have been watching the video on how to make them and it is so helpful! I see the comment below on how increase the sole to make a bigger size but how would I go about adjusting the body? I really like how this pattern fits snug and I don’t want to ruin that! Thank you so much for the pattern!
Thank you so much! The body would be very similar, you would keep the toe and heel the same, and increase the length of the sides. An easier way might be to use a slightly bulkier yarn and larger hook, then you wouldn’t need to adjust anything. If you do it that way, make sure the sole is about 1/4″ shorter than your foot so the finished slipper is snug (and exact fit will make the finished slippers too big to stay on your feet).
I’m just wondering about larger sizes… I would like to make a pair for a friend with like size 12 ferry, she can’t find slippers in her size ever
Hello! You can start with a longer ch and work a round or two more. If you met the gauge, you can start with a ch 30 and see if that works.