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Mitered Square Slippers – Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern!

Continuing my slipper making spree, here’s another pattern with really simple construction. This pair of Rohini slippers is extremely easy to make since all you need is a mitered square!

There is a little bit of shaping needed once you make the mitered square. It is super easy! The slippers are extremely comfortable too since they sit high on your ankles and are a snug fit 🙂 I also added a pom pom to each slipper!

This pattern uses Tunisian Simple Stitches mainly and is perfect for an advanced beginner! I added some stripes and a pom pom in a contrast color but you could make them in any combination of colors and I’m sure they will look great!

These slippers are really quick to make since you are only making a mitered square! It comes in 9 sizes so you can make them for yourself and for your little ones! They would make great gifts too 🙂

The Rohini Tunisian Mitered Square slippers are pictured next to some leaves and are made with the colors Garnet Heather and Down Heather of the Knit Picks Stroll Tweed yarn.

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The yarn

I have used the Stroll Tweed fingering weight yarn by Knit Picks to make my slippers. It is easy to work with and makes a dense fabric which is stretchy but doesn’t really change shape with wear. The slippers are light and comfortable to wear.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS YARN FROM KNITPICKS

The free pattern for the Rohini Tunisian Mitered Square slippers uses the colors Garnet Heather and Down Heather of the Knit Picks Stroll Tweed yarn.

The hooks

I am using Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hooks and Clover Amour Hooks to make my slippers.

In Tunisian crochet, we usually use a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the hook recommended for the yarn. But, in this project, we require the tension to be really tight so there is little to no space in between stitches. So, we will use the same hook size that is recommended for the yarn. This is to make sure that the fabric will be dense and the slippers will be snug so they won’t come off while wearing.

Here is a review of the Ginger Tunisian Crochet hooks if you’d like to take a look. There are a bunch of other Tunisian crochet hooks that I use. You can read a review of all the hooks I use here.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE KNITTER’S PRIDE GINGER TUNISIAN CROCHET HOOK SET

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE CLOVER AMOUR CROCHET HOOK SET

Pattern Sizing

The pictured slippers are made for US Woman’s Shoe Size 8. The slippers are meant to be a snug fit. If you need them to be looser / tighter, make sure you read the Adjustments section below.

Yarn requirements are just estimates. If your yarn, hook size, crochet style, or gauge differ, you might need more / less yarn than mentioned below.

Size  (US Shoe Size)To FitYarn requirements
0-3BabyPer pair: .6 oz / 17 g / 70 yds / 70 m
C1: .1 oz / 2 g / 10 yds / 10 m
C2: .5 oz / 15 g / 60 yds / 60 m
3-6BabyPer pair: .7 oz / 20 g / 88 yds / 80 m
C1: .1 oz / 3 g / 13 yds / 13 m
C2: .6 oz / 16 g / 75 yds/ 67 m 
7-9ToddlerPer pair: .85 oz / 24 g / 111 yds / 100 m 
C1: .15 oz / 4 g / 19 yds / 17 m
C2: .7 oz / 20 g / 92 yds / 83 m
10-13ChildPer pair: 1.27 oz / 38 g / 178 yds / 163 yds
C1: .17 oz / 5 g / 24 yds / 22 m
C2: 1.1 oz / 33 g / 154 yds / 141 m
1-3YouthPer pair: 1.65 oz / 46 g / 210 yds / 193 m 
C1: .25 oz / 7 g / 30 yds / 28 m
C2: 1.4 oz / 39 g / 180 yds / 165 m
4-6YouthPer pair: 1.85 oz / 52 g / 236 yds / 218 m
C1: .25 oz / 7 g / 30 yds / 28 m
C2: 1.6 oz / 45 g / 206 yds / 190 m
4-6WomanPer pair: 2.4 oz / 70 g / 312 yds / 290 m 
C1: .3 oz / 8 g / 37 yds / 34 m
C2: 2.1 oz / 60 g / 275 yds / 252 m
7-9.5WomanPer pair: 2.85 oz / 80 g / 376 yds / 343 m
C1: .35 oz / 10 g / 44 yds / 40 m
C2: 2.5 oz / 70 g / 332 yds / 303 m
10-12.5WomanPer pair: 3 oz / 90 g / 410 yds / 375 m 
C1: .45 oz / 13 g / 61 yds / 56 m
C2: 2.6 oz / 75 g / 349 yds / 319 m

Pattern

Scroll down for the free pattern for US Woman’s Shoe Size 8.

The PDF version with a photo tutorial and some additional pictures is available for purchase in my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. The PDF pattern includes 9 sizes:
Baby 0-3
Baby 3-6
Toddler 7-9
Child 10-13
Youth 1-3
Youth 4-6
Woman 4-6
Woman 7-9.5
Woman 10-12.5

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Click on the links below to purchase the ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern (includes a photo tutorial for making an I-Cord).

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This pair of Rohini Tunisian Mitered Square Slippers is easy to make, all you need is a mitered square!

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Fingering weight yarn in 2 colors. See the Sizing section for yardage.
    • I used Stroll Tweed by Knit Picks in colors Garnet Heather and Down Heather (65% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal Tweed).
  2. Hook: 3.5 mm (E -4) Tunisian crochet hook, 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails
  5. Stitch markers
  6. Yarn bowl (optional)
  7. Pom Pom Maker – 1-3/8″ (if you are using the Clover Pom Pom Maker) or any other that would make 2.5 cm / 1” poms.

Experience Level

Advanced Beginner

Gauge

5 rows of 6 Tunisian Simple Stitches is a 2 cm (.75”) square using a 3.5 mm (E-4) Tunisian crochet hook.

If your gauge is different than mine, it will affect the size of the slippers. They may end up being smaller or larger than the measurements listed.

Construction

Each slipper is constructed by making a mitered square and then shaping it into a slipper.

Abbreviations

  1. ch – chain
  2. fs – First Stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
  3. ls – Last Stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook.
  4. ribstTunisian Rib Stitch – tss in next stitch, twtss in next stitch. 
  5. tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch– Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  6. twtss – Twisted Tunisian Simple Stitch – Insert hook in the vertical bar from bottom to top in the opposite direction as compared to the Tunisian Simple Stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  7. yo – yarn over
  8. FP – Forward Pass
  9. RP – Return Pass
These easy Tunisian Mitered Square slippers are made just from a square with some contrasting stripes. A pom pom is added to them to complete the slippers.

Colors

C1: Garnet Heather
C2: Down Heather

Stripes sequence: 
C1: Foundation Row
C1: 4 rows
C2: 2 rows
C1: 5 rows
C2: 2 rows
C1: 5 rows
C2: 2 rows
C1: 5 rows
C2: 40 rows

Adjustments

To make the larger or smaller, add or subtract rows in the mitered square. 

Resources

  1. How to change color at the beginning of a Forward Pass 
  2. How to make a Foundation Row
  3. How to make a Tunisian Simple Stitch
  4. How to make a Twisted Simple Stitch
  5. How to make a Full Stitch
  6. How to make a Rib Stitch
  7. How to make a Mitered Square
  8. How to make the Crab Stitch
  9. How to bind off and end a project
  10. Tunisian Crochet Hooks
  11. How to block a crochet project

Pattern Notes

  1. This pattern is written in English / US terms.
  2. In Tunisian crochet, we usually use a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the hook recommended for the yarn. But, in this project, we require the tension to be really tight so there is little to no space in between stitches. So, we will use the same hook size that is recommended for the yarn. This is to make sure the slippers will be snug and they won’t come off while wearing.
  3. Since we will be using a small hook, there will be some curling, and that is okay
  4. Each slipper is made from a mitered square so we will add 2 stitches on every row.
  5. The number of stitches are mentioned at the end of every row.
  6. This pattern comes with a full video tutorial that explains how to make a mitered square, how to shape the slippers and how to add a pom pom. Scroll down for the video tutorial.
  7. The instructions below are only for the forward pass. The return pass for every row is the same: 
    • ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row. 
These Tunisian Mitered Square Slippers are made in one piece and are beginner friendly. This is a really small crochet project that will be perfect to gift!

Instructions (Make 2)

Foundation Row:
Using the size 3.5 mm (US E/4) Tunisian crochet hook, chain 4. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
# of stitches = 4
Follow the color sequence mentioned in the Colors section.

Row 1: fs, tfs, ribst, tfs, ls.
# of stitches = 6

Row 2: fs, tss, tfs, ribst, tfs, tss, ls.
# of stitches = Previous Row + 2

Rows 3 – 64: fs, tss (one more time compared to the previous row), tfs, ribst, tfs, tss (one more time compared to the previous row), ls.
# of stitches = Previous Row + 2

Row 65: Repeat Row 3.
# of stitches = 134

Last Row: Repeat Row 3.
This will be the bind off row. You will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
# of stitches = 136

Blocking

I recommend blocking the square using your preferred method of blocking before shaping. 

Shaping the slippers

Note: The points shown in the picture are for reference only and do not indicate the exact spot on the mitered square for each size.

Support image to help with shaping the Rohini Mitered Square slippers.

Step 1: Mark B1 and B2 with stitch markers – approximately 3 cms / 1.25″ from A.

Step 2: Mark D1 and D2 with stitch markers – approximately 8 cms / 3.25″  from C1 and C2 respectively.

Step 3: With the wrong side facing up, seam edges from B1 to A to B2 making a triangle.

Step 4: Seam edges from A to (C1, C2).
Tip – make sure to match rows on the two edges. It is helpful to mark every 5 or 10 rows with a stitch marker.

Step 5: Seam edges from (C1, C2) to (D1, D2). Fasten off and weave in ends.

The Rohini Mitered Square slipper is shown from the top and highlights the crab stitch edging and the contrasting stripes.

Border

With a 3.25 mm (D-3) traditional crochet hook, make a crab stitch border (with the wrong side facing up).

Adding a pom-pom

Make a 1” pom pom and attach it to the corner E of each slipper to complete your pair of slippers.

Support Videos

Right handed
Left Handed

Pattern

Scroll up for the free pattern for US Woman’s Shoe Size 8.

The PDF version with a photo tutorial and some additional pictures is available for purchase in my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. The PDF pattern includes 9 sizes:
Baby 0-3
Baby 3-6
Toddler 7-9
Child 10-13
Youth 1-3
Youth 4-6
Woman 4-6
Woman 7-9.5
Woman 10-12.5

I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #madewithknitterknotter

Click on the links below to purchase the ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern (includes a photo tutorial for making an I-Cord).

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The Rohini Tunisian Mitered Square Slippers are really easy to make! Once you have a mitered square, there is a little bit of shaping needed.  The slippers are extremely comfortable too since they sit high on your ankles and are a snug fit :)

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