Saturday, March 26, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern - Ahh Spa Slippers for Men

Spaaaah comfortable. 

Now in Men's sizes!  
This pattern has been fully tested by a wonderful group of Ravelry testers.
Working a sequence of front loop only and back loop only makes for a unique shaping.  Yarn held double, large hook size and SC's throughout, this works up SUPER fast!  These are soft and squooshy and would make a wonderful gift. Very easy, I would call this a easy-intermediate pattern. 
To Download, View, or Print  this pattern please scroll all the way down past the pictures and click on the link.
For Women's sizes click here: Ahh Spa Slippers for Women



Worsted weight yarn (held double) 240-325 yds
Size J (6mm) Crochet hook 
Darning needle
1 stitch marker (or paper clip if you're desperate!)


3 sc per inch & 3.5 rows per inch in sc.

Mens Sizes: Sm(M, L, XL) 

 SM = 8/9, M = 9.5/10.5, L =11/12, XL =12.5/13.5



sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sctbl = single crochet through back loop
sctfl = single crochet through front loop
sc2togtbl = single crochet 2 together through back loop
ch1 = chain 1
slst = slip stitch
rep = repeat


Magic ring for crochet:

Did you do a gauge swatch?  If not, don't be mad if your slipper is too small/large....


* You will use 2 strands of Yarn held together throughout

Using Magic ring, sc 8(8,9,9) in ring, join with slst.

1. Ch1, 2 sc in join and 2 sc in each sc, join with slst in top of ch1 .     16(16,18,18) scs
2. Sm ONLY: Ch1, 2 sc in join and 2 sc in each of next 6 scs, 1 sc, 2 sc in each of next 7 sc, 1 sc.   (30) scs
M ONLY:  Ch1, 2sc in join and 2 sc in each sc.     (32) scs
L ONLY:  Ch1, 1 sc in join, 2 sc in each of next 7 scs, 1 sc, 2 sc in each of next 8 sc, 1 sc. (33) scs
XL ONLY: Ch1, 1 sc in join, 2 sc in each of next 8 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc in each of last 8 scs. (34) scs
*Now you will work in rounds, no need to join with slst just go right to next stitch in round. 

3. 11(12,12,13) sctfl, 2 sctbl, 2 sctfl, 11(12,13,13) sctbl, 2 sctfl, 2 sctbl. 

4. Rep step 3 for 14(14,15,16) more rounds.  You should have 15(15,16,17) ridges on bottom of foot. (do not count the last row you worked, just the visible ridges in previous rows.

At this point you should try it on, the ridges are at the bottom of the foot.  Your slipper foot should be of length to fit about like this (pictures below) and should be about 1" (ish) from the crook of your foot/ankle. *You can always add one more row or pull out one more row to get the right foot length, just make sure to count your ridges to make the second one the same way.

Now you will turn and work on the heel, on just 19(20,21,21) sts. (you are no longer working in the round). Normally you ch1 and turn but for these slippers you do NOT ch1 when you turn.  Simply turn, making sure you do not skip the first sc.

5.  19(20,21,21) sc, turn.

6.  Rep last row 6x(7x,8x,9x) more.

7.  7(7,7,7) sc, sc2tog, 1(2,3,3) sc, sc2tog, 7(7,7,7) sc.     17(18,19,19) sts

8.   6(6,6,6) sc, sc2tog, 1(2,3,3) sc, sc2tog, 6(6,6,6)
     15(15,17,17) sts

9.  Pull up your last loop slightly, just so it doesn't come undone, pull out the hook, fold heel in half as shown in picture, insert hook from the opposite side of the last stitch worked.  Grab loop and pull it through the opposite side, ch1.  Please note that there will be a gap/hole created where the two sides of the heel come together - this is correct, you will stitch that closed later.

Now you will work in the round again making the cuff of the slipper.

10.  10(11,12,13) sc down the side of the slipper, 11(12,12,13) sc across the top (front) of slipper, 10(11,12,13) sc across the other side of slipper, use marker to mark the beginning sc, no need to join with a slst, just keep working in the round.    31(34,36,39) sts

11. 9(10,11,12) sctbl, sc2togtbl, 9(10,10,11) sctbl, sc2togtbl, 9(10,11,12) sctbl.  Remove marker from row below and now place in first sc. 29(32,34,37) sts

12. 8(9,10,11) sctbl, sc2togtbl, 9(10,10,11) sctbl, sc2togtbl, 8(9,10,11) sctbl, join with a slst into top of first sc.

Cut yarn, fasten off.

Turn slipper inside out to stitch the open gap.  Use a darning needle and a tail of yarn.
Also make sure you secure the tail from the original magic ring so that it does not come undone.

To Download, view, or print this pattern, click on the link for the PDF file:


Unknown said...

these are fabulous! making them for my son and for me, too .

Unknown said...

these are fabulous! making them for my son and for me.

CherCat208 said...

Thank you for this pattern! I'm a female, six feet tall with size 11.5 to 12 feet. Women's patterns usually fit up to 9 or 9.5. Ugh! This is a great pattern that can be adapted in so many ways. I'm planning to add crocodile stitch up the ankle. :)

Julie said...

Thank you for the pattern!! I'm new to the crochet world and this was the first pattern I tried for slippers... and immediately fell in love with it! I've made 3 pairs already and have plans to make several more for Christmas gifts. Of course the first pair went on my feet and have pretty much stayed there. I really like the reinforced heel and the ridges on the pad of the foot.

Anonymous said...

I made 2 pairs. They are great. Made some for my 3 year old son too. Just modufied the pattern slightly so I got an identical mini slipper. They are really cute ��

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias. Estan hermosas y confortables.

Harsimran Kaur said...

What an awesome pattern. Easy to finish even for a lazy Chrochetter like me. Have made for myself and second pair is under my chrochet hook on hubby's special demand of making it with verigated wool. Recommended this pattern to my sister as well who loved it already. Thanks for such a beautiful pattern ��������