Harlequin Crochet Slippers – Free Crochet Pattern

Keep your feet warm with these colourful crochet slippers. Made from durable, washable yarn and ingeniously constructed with no sewing required!

harlequin slippers free crochet slippers patten - feet wearing multicolored slippers on orange background

This yarn review and free Crochet Slipper Pattern is a collaboration with American Yarns.

We’ve all been spending more time at home lately, so I thought it would be fun to crochet a pair of cosy, colourful slippers. The cheerful multi-colour diamond design and their bootie shape inspired their name – Harlequin Slippers !

This design is based on a classic Norwegian knitted house slipper which puzzles together to make these cute style of booties.

harlequin slippers - feet wearing crochet slippers on ornage background

Instead of knitting and seaming, I thought I’d put my mind to devising a no-sew crochet version. (I hate stitching pieces together).

“Why crochet?” you ask. Crochet is ideal for making slippers because crochet creates a much denser, durable fabric.

Assembled from just 8 crocheted squares, making these crochet slippers is really much less complicated than they look. I’ve even created a little ‘cheat sheet’ that you can print off to make this project a breeze.

Made from robust, machine washable acrylic yarn. These slippers will last a really long time.

The colors were easy to pick, in fact, all the hard colour combination work was already done. I just used a tube of Fair Isle Liberty Craft Colors from American Yarns.

I’d previously used the same yarn to make my Modern Crochet Advent Calendar which took advantage of the lovely ombre yarn colour selection.

Fair Isle Liberty Craft Colors collection - eat your veggies

This time I chose the colourway called Eat Your Veggies, which is the perfect selection of cosy Autumn/Winter colours.

The yarns come in a reusable tube (which is great for storing knitting needles in), and contains 6 x 30g balls of medium weight acrylic yarn. Perfect for craft projects which require small amounts of assorted colours like these crochet slippers.

Fair Isle Liberty Craft Colors collection - eat your veggies

Six balls is enough to make 3 slippers. That’s a pair and a spare!

Top tip – Buy 2 tubes to mix and match colours and make 3 pairs of these easy crochet slippers.

free chrochet slipper pattern - Harlequin slippers

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How to make Harlequin Crochet Slippers

You will need:

assorted coloured yarn with crochet slipper

Crochet Stitches used (US terminology):

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Plan your colours

To help plan the colour layout I’ve created a printable chart that you can colour in. It’s helpful to refer to while you are crocheting, especially to make sure your colours are separated and nicely balanced. 

Download and print the chart – Assembly instructions & colour planner PDF

Here’s the one I coloured in for the slipper I’ll be making below.

crochet slipper colour chart

Harlequin Slippers Crochet Pattern instructions:

Gauge 10x10cm (4″x4″) sq = 14st x 16 rows in sc

Each slipper is made up of 8 sc squares each measuring 9cm x 9cm. Each square is 12 st x 14 rows and is joined as-you-go to eliminate the need for any sewing.

The squares are crocheted and joined in a fashion so that the rows meet at right angles. If you find this confusing or a bit tricky, feel free to crochet 8 squares separately and sew them together as per the printable assembly chart.

Top Tip – Cut out assembly chart and match edges up with tape to understand how these slippers piece together.

Slipper Sizing

Slippers measure 25cm (10″) in length but are quite stretchy and will fit an average ladies size foot (7-10 US).

Size can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the size of the squares.

finished crochet slippers

Notes:

  • Square is worked flat, back and forth. First turning ch in every row does not count as a stitch.
  • When joining sides of squares, a sl st through the adjacent square replaces the turning chain at the start of row.
  • Each 30g ball of Fair Isle Liberty Craft Colors yarn will make up to 4 squares.
  • To keep colour delineation tidy, a foundation row, is added to the ridged side of each square before the next colour is added.
  • Use ridges as a guide to how many rows are completed. Because a foundation row not counted, you may occasionally need to crochet an extra row for 7 ridges.
  • Weave in ends as you go.

Read on for step-by-step instructions

To join squares using slip stitch

slip stitch to join crochet squares

Insert hook though stitch of adjacent square, pull yarn though all loops. This replaces a ch, turn, at start of row when joining is required.

Making the Sole – Squares 1-4

sole of crochet slipper

Square 1

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

Set up row – ch 13

R1 – work 1 sc into 2nd stitch in chain, then work 1 sc into each ch. (12st)

R2 – R14 – ch, turn, work 1 sc into each stitch. (12st)

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

R15 – ch, turn square 90 degrees, sc 12 evenly down the ridged side of the square to create a foundation row in preparation for the next colour (square 2).

Square 2

Change colour

R16 – work 1 sc into each ch. (12st)

R17 – R29 – ch, turn, work 1 sc into each stitch. (12st)

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

R30 – ch, turn square 90 degrees, sc 12 evenly down the ridged side of the square to create a foundation row in preparation for the next colour/square.

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

Square 3

Change colour

Repeat R16-30 as per square 2

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

Square 4

Change colour

Repeat R16-29 as per square 2 but replace (ch, turn) with sl st thought adjacent st in square 1 then turn.

Try to space the join stitches evenly along edge of square 1.

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

To join squares using slip stitch

finished crochet slipper sole

Add a foundation row on the side closest to Square 3 to prepare for toe square.

Adding the Toe

Flip the sole so Square 2 is on the left, and the foundation row of Square 3 is on the right.

finished crochet slipper sole

Change colour

Repeat R16-39 as per square 2 but replace (ch, turn) with sl st thought adjacent stitches in squares on each side to join toe to Square 2 & 3.

Try to space the join stitches evenly along edges.

Adding toe to crochet slippers

Turn inside out and sc opening closed.

Adding toe to crochet slippers

Adding the Heel

Add a foundation row to edge of Square 1 (in matching colour).

Adding heel to crochet slippers

Change colour for heel

Repeat R16-29 as per square 2 but replace (ch, turn) with sl st thought adjacent st in Square 1 then turn.

Try to space the join stitches evenly along edge of square 1.

When joined it should look like this.

Adding heel to crochet slippers

Adding sides – Squares 5 & 6

Add a foundation row to ribbed side of heel square (in matching colour).

Change colour for Square 5

Repeat R16-29 as per square 2 but replace (ch, turn) with sl st thought adjacent st in Square 4 then turn.

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

Repeat for Square 6 but add foundation row on Square 2 and work up from there, joining onto heel.

harlequin slippers crochet instructions

Weave in any remaining ends.

Make second slipper as per first.

finished crochet slippers

These slippers are super comfortable and warm.

Once you get the hang of them, they are super easy to make. After the first one, you’ll barely need to refer to the pattern.

harlequin slippers crochet pattern

Have fun making a pair of these for the whole family. Have fun mixing and matching colours for a really unique pair of slippers.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern – Tag me on Instagram @mypoppetmakes if you make your own, I’d love to see it.

Feel free to leave any questions or queries in the comment section below and I’ll answer as soon as practicable.

All yarns featured are available from www.americanyarns.com.au

harlequin slippers crochet pattern

 

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