Hi everyone! My name is Rachel, designer behind EvelynAndPeter and Im so excited to be hanging out with you today on The Hook Nook blog! I started crocheting after the birth of my first daughter 5 years ago. I was at home with her all day and wanted to have a hobby to keep myself busy and c’mon, who doesn’t want to crochet cute baby stuff?! Pretty soon after that I decided to make an Etsy shop to put my overflowing pile of finished product on. I was NOT expecting to sell anything, so when I got my first sale on Thanksgiving day I was ecstatic! A lot of the stuff I would make was from my own designs I made up, but never wrote down. One day, my phone started pinging like crazy with Etsy sales. I saw that my bun beanie was selling every couple of minutes from my shop. I started getting messages for a pattern. So I did the only logical thing and wrote down the pattern while whipping up another beanie. I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t even have the pattern tested! I posted the pattern a few hours later. Crazy? Yup, but Im so thankful I did because this began my never ending love for pattern designing.
Since then I’ve had two more sweet babies for a total of three little girls. I work from home designing crochet patterns while simultaneously chasing two little girls around and caring for my 5 month old. Im so grateful to be able to do what I love and be home with my girls at the same time. After working hard on selling my designs on Etsy, I decided to start a blog as well. I love free patterns as much as the next crocheter so I wanted to be able to have an outlet to post these as well!
I’m SO excited to have this opportunity to share with you all a new design I have been working on! I know most of us fiber community peeps love the cozy autumn season. So how can we not love soft and fuzzy slipper socks to keep us warm while we crochet and knit the day away?! Introducing, The Cozy Slipper Socks. Made with Lion Brand Homespun yarn to give your socks the chunky slipper feel. I know some are intimidated by working with homespun yarn, so I have some tips to get you started.
FEEL your stitches. Sometimes it’s difficult to see your stitches using this yarn. That’s why I recommend “feeling” the stitch with your hands. It’s much easier this way!
Don’t crochet with a tight tension. Loosen that grip! If you pull down too tight with this yarn, it may be difficult to feel your stitches. It also might make it difficult to pull them out if you have to frog!
Size up your hook! I purposefully used a larger hook in my pattern to make this yarn easier to work with.
Believe in yourself! The finished look using this yarn is too good to pass up. You can do it! :)
- Lion Brand Homespun bulky (5) yarn OR an equivalent fluffy/fuzzy bulky weight yarn. Amount needed- 225 yards (240 yards)
- 6.00mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- Pompom maker (optional)
This pattern is written in two sizes- Regular (women’s size 5-8) and Large (women’s size 9-13) with additional notes on further customizing your size.
FSC- Foundation Single Crochet
Sc- Single Crochet
BLO- Back Loop Only
Sc2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
Sl St- Slip Stitch
Gauge: 2” square= 5 Sc rows by 5 Sc stitches
You will now begin the leg/cuff portion of the sock.
Row 1: 30 Fsc. Turn. (For longer or shorter socks add or take away the amount of foundation single crochet stitches here before moving on.)
Rows 2-27: Ch 1, 1 Sc (BLO) in each St across. Turn.
For a tighter fit add less rows here.
Fold your work in half and Sl St the first and last rows together. You now have a tube shape. Turn your work correct side out so that the seam you just made is on the inside. You will now begin to work in the round.
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 1 Sc at the end of each row for a total of 27 Sc. Join with a Sl St to the first Sc. (If you changed the amount of rows on your ribbing you still need to sc evenly around the tube for a total of 27 Sc.)
You will now be working in rows.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into the next 15 stitches. Turn. (15 Sc)
Rows 2-7: Repeat Row 1
Row 8: Ch 1, 5 Sc, Sc2tog, 1 Sc, Sc2tog, 5 Sc. Turn. (13 Sc)
Row 9: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St across. Turn. (13 Sc)
Row 10: Ch 1, 4 Sc, Sc2tog, 1 Sc, Sc2tog, 4 Sc. Turn. (11 Sc)
Row 11: Ch 1, 3 Sc, Sc2tog, 1 Sc, Sc2tog. Fold your heel in half (View Picture) Sl St the last 3 stitches of this row to the first 3 stitches of this row. Unfold your heel when complete.
You will now be working in the round.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 Sc, (you will be making 1 Sc at the end of each heel row for a total of 10) Continue around with 12 Sc across the top of the sock, and finish with 10 more Sc. (again, 1 Sc at the end of each heel row.) Join to the first Sc with a Sl St. (32 Sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 9 Sc, Sc2tog, 10 Sc, Sc2tog, 9 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (30 Sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 8 Sc, Sc2tog, 10 Sc, Sc2tog, 8 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (28 Sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, 7 Sc, Sc2tog, 10 Sc, Sc2tog, 7 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (26 Sc)
Regular Size Only-
Round 5: Ch 1, 6 Sc, Sc2tog, 10 Sc, Sc2tog, 6 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (24 Sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 5 Sc, Sc2tog, 10 Sc, Sc2tog, 5 Sc, Join with a Sl St. (22 Sc)
Rounds 7-15: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Join with a Sl St.(22 Sc)
Large Size Only-
Rounds 5-17: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Join with a Sl St. (26 Sc)
I recommend trying your sock on at this point and deciding if you need to add more or less rounds before beginning to decrease.
Regular Size Only-
Round 16: Ch 1, *6 Sc, Sc2tog* 2 times. 6 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (20 Sc)
Round 17: Ch 1, *5 Sc, Sc2tog* 2 times. 6 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (18 Sc)
Round 18: Ch 1, *4 Sc, Sc2tog* 3 times. Join with a Sl St. (15 Sc)
Round 19: Ch 1, *3 Sc, Sc2tog* 3 times. Join with a Sl St. (12 Sc)
Large Size Only-
Round 18: Ch 1, *5 Sc, Sc2tog* 3 times. 5 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (23 Sc)
Round 19: Ch 1, *4 Sc, Sc2tog* 3 times. 5 Sc. Join with a Sl St. (20 Sc)
Round 20: Ch 1, *3 Sc, Sc2tog* 4 times. Join with a Sl St. (16 Sc)
Round 21: Ch 1, *2 Sc, Sc2tog* 4 times. Join with a Sl St. (12 Sc)
Turn your sock inside out. Flatten the top of your sock down. Sl St the first 6 stitches together with your last 6 stitches of the round. OR use a yarn needle and the tail of your work and sew the hole shut. This creates the top seam in a straight line across the top of your sock. Tie off and weave in all ends.
Optional tie and pompoms-
Ch 45. Tie off. Weave the length and Ch in and out through your stitches at the top of your sock. Repeat once more on the second sock. Using a yarn needle, sew your pompoms to the end of the ties.
I hope you guys enjoyed my pattern for Cozy Slipper Socks! Im excited for you to be able to wear them all fall and winter long! Be sure to tag me @evelynandpeter on Instagram while making and wearing your cozy slipper socks. I love seeing and sharing your finished work. Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have as well, I am always happy to help.
Thank you for joining me today!