How to Crochet Boot Slippers

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Donna Tinus

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    Donna Tinus has been a writer since 2005. She has a background in medical terminology and has written articles for various websites on topics such as family, finance, medicine, health, pets, gardening, beauty and relationships. Tinus holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College.

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    Using one skein of yarn, you can work up warm, attractive boot slippers in an afternoon as long as you have basic knowledge of crochet. Make slippers in a simple design so they are appropriate for a male or female. Men and women might enjoy neutral colors or a color that matches a robe. The slippers are crocheted using the half-double crochet throughout the entire slipper. This is an attractive stitch and thick enough that it keeps feet warm.

    Things You'll Need

    • 4 ounces worsted-weight yarn
    • K hook
    • Bathtub appliques or puffy paint

    Crochet three chain stitches, which counts as the first half-double crochet, to start the toe of the slipper. Crochet eight half-double crochets into the chain. Slip stitch into the third chain.

    Chain three. Half double crochet into the chain. Crochet two half-double crochets into each stitch around. Slip stitch into the third chain. You should have 18 total stitches.

    Crochet three chains. Half double crochet into the chain, half double crochet into the next stitch. Crochet two half-double crochets into the next stitch, half double crochet into the next stitch. Repeat this process around the row. Slip stitch into the third chain. You should have 27 stitches total.

    Crochet three chain stitches. Half double crochet into the next stitch and into each stitch around. Slip stitch into the third chain. Continue this for the next five rows.

    Crochet three chain stitches, then half double crochet into the next stitch and continue making half-double crochets into the remaining stitches in the row. Chain three and turn. Repeat this step for eight more rows.

    Crochet a single crochet in each of the 26 stitches across the top of the slipper to add an edging to the finished slipper. Cut the yarn and weave the end in and out through the last two or three stitches to keep the end from showing.

    Apply nonslip bathtub appliques to the bottom of the slippers to keep the wearer from slipping while walking on bare floors. Peel the backing off the appliques and press them onto the bottom of the slippers.

    • Try crocheting the slippers with one color for the slipper and another color for the single stitching that constitutes the border around the top.
    • Squeeze puffy paint onto the bottom of the slippers instead of applying nonslip appliques to provide traction.
    • Consider using left-over yarn in various colors to make multicolored slippers.