I am BLOWN AWAY by the response to my NEW Sunday Ballet Slippers pattern. Before I even had that free slipper pattern published, I was asked for a child size – and then a chunky yarn size. So, I decided to combine the two into ONE pattern! Enter the Chunky Ballet Slippers Crochet Pattern that doubles as a kids pattern!
Chunky Ballet Slippers Crochet Pattern
The yarn size used in this pattern determines the size of the finished slipper. I followed this pattern exactly using a size 6 Super Bulky yarn and they came out as adult size chunky slippers.
My tester Nikki has tiny feet and she used worsted and they fit her great as well! So, if you are making for a child or small adult, use a worsted weight yarn, if you are making for adult women’s sizes 7 – 10, you’ll use the chunky yarn. Isn’t that fun? The possibilities are endless!
For child size/small adult:
Worsted weight/size 4/Aran yarn
-approx. 75 – 100 yards
Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm
For chunky adult slippers:
Super Bulky/size 6 yarn
-approx. 80 yards (I wear a size 9, but size is customizable)
Crochet hook in size J/6mm
For non-slip you could use this Sock Stop. Thanks, Gemma!
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.
Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 10dc in circle. Join. (10)
Round 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join. (20)
Rounds 3 – 5: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join. (20)
Round 6: Ch-2, dc in 13 sts. ch-2, sc in next 7 sts. Ch-2, sl to top of first dc.
Round 7: Ch-2, dc in 13 sts, ch-4, sc in center 5 sts. Ch-4, sl st to top of first dc.
Round 8: Ch-2, dc in 13 sts, ch-6, sc in center 3 sts. Ch-6, sl st to top of first dc.
Row 9: Ch-2, dc in 13 sts. (13)
Row 10: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in last st (15)
Row 11: ch-2, turn, dc in 15 sts. (15)
Row 12: ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 13 sts, 2dc in last st. (17)
Rows 13 – length needed: Ch-2, turn, dc in 17 sts (17)
***stop when slipper length is 1” shorter than foot length***
Round 14 (or last row needed for size): Ch-2, turn, dc in 7 sts, dc3tog (middle of heel), dc in 7 sts. Do not fasten off, sl st to top of first st from this row to create the heel. Ch-1, turn.
Around top of slipper, with slipper toe facing away from you: sc in each row end until you reach the top of row 9.
Ch-8, sc in center st. Ch-8, sc in top of other side of row 9, sc in each row end to heel.
Fasten off and sew down heel using the Mattress Stitch, weave in ends.
I just love how QUICKLY these chunky ballet slippers work up. If you like, you could add some soles to the bottom, or, even easier, throw in some cheap insoles cut to size! You might glue them to make them stick, or not – up to you!