Elf Slippers: Crochet by Kj Hay

Elf Slippers: Crochet

by Kj Hay
December 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in geometric pattern
5.5 mm (I)
256 - 384 yards (234 - 351 m)
XS, S, M/L, XL
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This pattern is available for free.

Archived pdf:

XS (S, M/L, XL)

Slippers are designed to stretch slightly and fit snuggly around foot.

Size XS designed to fit children’s show sizes 11-2

Sizes S (M/L, XL) designed to fit women’s shoe sizes 4-6 (7-11, 12+)

Sizes M/L (XL) designed to fit men

Finished Length, not including curly part of toe:
7 (8-1/2, 10, 11-1/2)“/
18 (21.5, 25.5, 29) cm


Caron International’s Simply Soft Chunky (discontinued)
(100% Acrylic, 5oz/142g, 160yds/146m):
4 (4, 5, 6) oz (A)
2 (3, 3, 3) oz (B)
2 (2, 3, 3) oz (C)

Shown in: #0001 Sand (A); #0007 Wine Country (B); #0003 Forest Floor (C)

One US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or sized needed to obtain gauge
2 small jingle bells or pompoms (optional)
Yarn needle

In geometric pattern, 13 sts and 13 rows = 4”/10cm.

Each slipper is worked in the geometric pattern using two colors. Working with chunky yarn and small hook, in the two-color pattern results in a thick, strong fabric, perfect for footwear.

See pattern for additional construction details.

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc) single crochet (sc)

Geometric Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 1)

Knit version

Editor errata notes:
It says to attach cuff to WS of slipper, but says to fold cuff over and shows the RS of the cuff when it’s folded. But if you follow the pattern and start the geometric pattern on the RS on row2 after attaching the chain across, then when you fold over the cuff, the WS will show…. From the photo online, it looks as if you should make the WS of the slipper the RS of the cuff, then fold over.