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Sunday Ballet Slippers Free Crochet Pattern

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I’ve been wanting to make a pair of crocheted slippers for a while now, and I finally got the chance to sit down and design a pair. I hope you enjoy this free Ballet Slippers crochet pattern!

Gorgeous free slippers crochet pattern

For this pattern we use around 100 – 120 yards of worsted weight/size 4/Aran yarn and a D/3.25mm hook. These ballet slippers work up quickly so grab your hook and let’s get started!

Ballet Slippers Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Worsted weight/size 4/Aran yarn
-approx. 100 – 120 yards for women’s US size 7 – 10 (Big Twist “Dark Denim” pictured)
Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm

I have not added any non-slip to the bottom of my slippers yet, but Gemma left a comment in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community recommending Sock Stop. Thanks, Gemma!

Pattern Notes:

Place first stitch of each row in the same stitch as your chain.
Ch-2 at beginning of round does NOT count as a stitch.
Pattern written in US terms.
Here’s a tutorial for the Magic circle. You could also Chain-4, join to first chain to form a circle.

Pin this pattern for later here.

Get the CHUNKY yarn and child size of this pattern here.

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See the VIDEO tutorial below!

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Pattern:

Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 10dc in circle. Join. (10)

Round 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join. (20)

Round 3: Ch-2, * dc in first st, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around, join. (30)

Blue slipper toe

Rounds 4 – 9: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join. (30)

Blue yarn making toe for crocheted slipper

Round 10: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts. ch-2, sc in next 9 sts. Ch-2, sl to top of first dc.

Crochet hook making crocheted slipper for adults

Round 11: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts, ch-4, sc in center 7 sts. Ch-4, sl st to top of first dc.

Detail on crocheted slippers in blue yarn

Round 12: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts, ch-6, sc in center 5 sts. Ch-6, sl st to top of first dc.

crocheting the detail on crocheted slippers for adults

Round 13: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts, ch-8, sc in center 3 sts. Ch-8, sl st to top of first dc.

creating the foot of crocheted slippers using blue yarn

Row 14: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts. (21)

Row 15: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 19 sts, 2dc in last st (23)

Row 16: ch-2, turn, dc in 23 sts (23)

Row 17: ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 21 sts, 2dc in last (25)

Body of crocheted slipper finished and ready for sewing heel

Rows 18 – length needed: Ch-2, turn, dc in 25 sts (25)

Foot modeling the size of the crocheted slipper before sewing heel

***stop when slipper length is 1” shorter than foot length***

Round 19 (or last row needed for size): Ch-2, turn, dc in 11 sts, dc3tog (middle of heel), dc in 11 sts. Do not fasten off, sl st to top of first st from this row to create the heel. Ch-1, turn if needed.

Sewing the heel of a crocheted blue slipper

Around top of slipper, with slipper toe facing away from you: sc in each row end until you reach the top of row 14.

How to make the detail on crocheted slippers with blue yarn

Detail work on top of crocheted slippers

Ch-10, sc in center st. Ch-10, sc in top of other side of row 14, sc in each row end to heel.

Crocheted slipper with crochet hook and blue yarn

sewing the heel of crocheted ballet slippers

Fasten off and sew down heel using the Mattress Stitch, weave in ends.

YouTube video
Aren’t those wayyyy easier than they look!? I love to create EASY crochet patterns that even the newest crocheter can make. If you loved these slippers, stay tuned because I already have a kids size (that can be made with chunky yarn for adults!) finished testing.

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300 Comments

  1. Finally got brave enough to try this! Came out so cute and worked up quick. Now I just need to make another one to have a pair ;).
  2. Is there any way to make these more comfortable to wear? The stitches are super uncomfortable on the balls of my feet. Maybe a single crochet instead of double? Do you have any idea what the pattern for a single crochet would be? Or a different, foot friendly (lol) stitch?
  3. Unbelievably simple to follow with a lovely result. Thank you for this well thought out pattern.
  4. I just finished making these slippers. They were super easy and fast to work up. I love them! Thank you so much for a great pattern.
  5. I love this!! My husband wanted some house slippers to wear in the garage, so I whipped these up, and they were perfect. I used a size 5 mm hook, and they fit him (American size 13 men's shoe) just right. Thank you!
  6. I have made 2 pairs of the ballet slippers as gifts. This is a great and easy pattern. They fit perfectly and the pattern was easy to follow!
  7. I just found this fantastic pattern. I love it. I started to make a pair for myself but a friend saw it and you know what happened then. As I was finishing them her niece saw them and wanted a pair. Finally got to make some for me. Thank You for such a great pattern.
  8. Super comfy and pleasant to wear! These were such a quick fun project. Used merino wool, 5-bulky, so I ended up using an "I" hook and then the regular pattern, and they came out just great! The only minor issue is that one somehow came out just slightly looser than the other. I may have to gather the ankle to "take it in." We'll see. Thank you for making this available, and for free!
    1. My daughter in law has been a dancer her entire life, so when I saw these I knew I had to include them in her Christmas package. My question is what type of yarn works best - Acrylic? At first I was thinking a cheap yarn like RHSS would be good because it seems more durable than a softer yarn, but using a small hook might make them stiff and uncomfortable. Any suggestions?
  9. As a beginner, I found this slipper to be easy to make and beautiful. Absolutely love it! Thank you for posting the instructional video too!
  10. I absolutely love this pattern. Perfectly written. Easy & works up quick plus super cute! I thought I seen some where about a children's size matching pattern but now can not seem to findmommy's. 3 year old daughter wants a pair like mommys.
    1. I am so glad you enjoy the pattern. The kids size can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/chunky-ballet-slippers-and-kids-slippers-crochet-pattern/
  11. Loved this pattern!! It worked up fast, I got a pair done in about 4 hours and I would rate myself as an advanced beginner. They fit my feet perfectly. I love your patterns, and I really appreciate the youtube videos that accompany them because I am a visual learner. Thanks for another great pattern!!
  12. These are so cute! I used "I Love This Yarn" sunset with a 3.5mm hook. and they are perfect for my 9.5 size feet. Just added extra rows.
  13. I just made a pair, with a few pull backs and redos . Normal, for me with a new pattern. Now I'm giving them a test run to see how well they stay on as I have narrow heels. I really like the pattern and will make more. Thank you.
  14. Mine turned out great! I wear a size 7.5-8 shoe, used a size 4 weighted yarn and a 3.75 hook. I knew my hook size was a tad larger than what the pattern called for but I kept my tension tight and they turned out so cute!!!
  15. I used a 5mm hook for this pattern and it came out as a child’s size 10 what on earth did I do wrong if this is supposed to be an adult sized slipper
    1. If using aran yarn its thicker, plus add more rows like it suggested before doing row 19. I added one extra row, and it fits me, size uk5.
  16. Nice pattern. Thanks for sharing. I am going to look for something other than sock stop it’s costly and out of stock. Do you have any other ideas? I want to make some for my sister in the nursing home.
    1. I use a hot glue gun and add dots on the bottom and flatten them whilst still warm. Works for all of us. Washing no problem in cold water. Just do not use a drier, could get messy.
    2. I get the Tulip Puffy Paint to put dots on the bottom. Just let them dry and then steam them and the puff up and make a non stick slipper. I did this for my mother who has severe MS.
  17. As everyone else ❤ this pattern!! Do you have and easy pattern for men I don't think mine would like the design in front lol THANKS DEB
    1. Hi Debbie! I have a mens pattern which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/mens-slippers-crochet-pattern/
      1. I have a cousin size 6 an and Adult, where do I stop so it's not to long... I got the bigger sizes down but not the smaller adult or kids
  18. I’ve made a few pair of these slippers. Would love to make some for my granddaughter! Looking for the kids pattern. Thanks for your talent!
    1. Hi Leigh! If you haven't found it yet, the child size can be found in with the chunky slippers here: https://hearthookhome.com/chunky-ballet-slippers-and-kids-slippers-crochet-pattern/
  19. I’m loving the pattern but I have wide feet. When I place my feet in the slipper , my double stitches spread out so they don’t look like yours, any suggestions for people who need a wide width? Thanks you the pattern.
    1. I had the same problem, I just made them wider by adding more stitches in the third row. Instead of one stitch in the first stitch, two stitches in the second stitch, etc. I did two stitches in all of them. I did have to change the top slightly to get the right look but that wasn't two hard either, I just made that wider too and then you have the choice of also making it longer or having it be a trapezoidal instead of a triangle. Hope this helps!
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  22. I'm trying to make these as they look great. I'm having trouble with the seam though. In the toe part my seam (where you join to the end of each row) is running diagonally across the top of the foot. The pictures and video look like it's running down the side. I have re-started several times and I'm sure I'm following the video exactly but I can't work our why my seam is running diagonally when your one runs straight. Do you have any ideas what I might be doing wrong, please?
    1. Same thing happens to me! Must be to do with how we start a new row? Looks good in the end regardless. Love this pattern.
    2. Hmmm...starting the rows a bit differently than I do could be the problem...have you tried watching the video to see if there is something I am doing different?
    3. Maybe you're accidentally using the chain two as a stitch? Or the opposite, maybe you're accidentally skipping one stitch to many, thinking it's the chain two when it's actually the first stitch? I forgot to skip the chain two too the first time I tried to make these.