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Tunisian Slippers from a rectangle – Free Crochet Pattern!

A few months back, I made my first pair of Tunisian slippers and that got me thinking about making another with a simpler construction. This pair of Kritika slippers is super easy to make, all you need is a rectangle!

Once you have a rectangle, there is a little bit of shaping needed. It is very easy, I promise! 🙂 I also added a crocheted button to each slipper and I think it looks really cute!

This pattern uses only Tunisian Simple Stitches so it is perfect for beginners!! It is possible to make them with any combination of colors. I changed color after every row but if you’d rather make it with a single color, that would work great too!

These slippers are really quick to make since you are only making rows of Tunisian Simple Stitches – no increases or decreases! It comes in 9 sizes so you can make them for yourself and for your little ones! They would make great gifts too 🙂

Tunisian Crochet slippers made from a rectangle using Tunisian Simple Stitches for mom and baby.

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. I made a pair for my son and he loves them too!

Stroll Tweed yarn by Knit Picks in colors Atlantis Heather and Down Heather - used to make the Kritika Tunisian Crochet Slippers.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS YARN FROM KNITPICKS

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 and for Child size 11. 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 FitTotal foot lengthYarn requirements
0-3Baby3”– 4”   (7.65 cm – 10 cm)Per pair: .8 oz / 24 g / 110 yds / 100 m
C1: .4 oz / 12 g / 55 yds / 50 m
C2: .4 oz / 12 g / 55 yds / 50 m
3-6Baby4”– 5”  (10 cm – 12.7 cm)Per pair: .9 oz / 26 g / 120 yds / 110 m
C1: .45 oz / 13 g / 60 yds / 55 m
C2: .45 oz / 13 g / 60 yds / 55 m
7-9Toddler5”– 6”  (12.7 cm – 15.25 cm)Per pair: 1 oz / 28 g / 136 yds / 120 m
C1: .5 oz / 14 g / 68 yds / 60 m
C2: .5 oz / 14 g / 68 yds / 60 m
10-13Child6½”– 7½”  (16.5 cm – 19 cm)Per pair: 1.3 oz / 36 g / 170 yds / 155 m
C1: .65 oz / 18 g / 85 yds / 78 m
C2: .65 oz / 18 g / 85 yds / 78 m
1-3Youth7¾” – 8½”  (19.75 cm – 21.5 cm)Per pair: 1.4 oz / 40 g / 186 yds / 170 m
C1: .7 oz / 20 g / 93 yds / 85 m
C2: .7 oz / 20 g / 93 yds / 85 m
4-6Youth8¾” – 9½”  (22.25 cm – 24 cm)Per pair: 1.6 oz / 44 g / 196 yds / 180 m
C1: .8 oz / 22 g / 98 yds / 90 m
C2: .8 oz / 22 g / 98 yds / 90 m
4-6Woman8” – 9”  (20.25 cm – 23 cm)Per pair: 1.7 oz / 50 g / 228 yds / 208 m
C1: .85 oz / 25 g / 114 yds / 104 m
C2: .85 oz / 25 g / 114 yds / 104 m
7-9.5Woman9¼” – 10”  (23.5 cm – 25.5 cm)Per pair: 1.7 oz / 50 g / 230 yds / 210 m
C1: .7 oz / 25 g / 115 yds / 105 m
C2: .7 oz / 25 g / 115 yds / 105 m 
10-12.5Woman10¼” – 11”  (26 cm – 28 cm)Per pair: 2 oz / 56 g / 264 yds / 240 m
C1: 1 oz / 28 g / 132 yds / 120 m
C2: 1 oz / 28 g / 132 yds / 120 m

Pattern

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

An inexpensive, printable ad-free PDF version with a photo tutorial and some additional pictures is available for purchase in my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. Click on a link below to grab the PDF version of this design.

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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Purchase the PDF with all 9 sizes from LoveCrafts

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What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Fingering weight yarn in 2 colors.
    • I used Stroll Tweed fingering weight yarn by Knit Picks (65% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal Tweed; 231 yds / 50 g). See the Sizing section for yardage.
      • For the Woman’s slippers, I used colors Atlantis Heather and Down Heather.
      • For the Child’s slippers, I used colors Firecracker Heather and Down Heather.
  1. Hook: 3.5 mm (E -4) Tunisian crochet hook, 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook
  2. Scissors
  3. Measuring Tape
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails
  5. 4 Stitch markers
  6. Yarn bowl (optional)
  7. 2 Buttons (if you don’t make your own)

Experience Level

Beginner

Gauge

5 rows of 6 Tunisian Simple Stitches is a 2 cm square (with a 3.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook).

Gauge is extremely important in this project. I strongly recommend making a swatch and measuring it before you make the final rectangle for your slippers. 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 mentioned.

 Construction

Each slipper is constructed by making a rectangle with rows of alternating colors 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. rep – repeat
  5. tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch– Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  6. yo – yarn over
  7. FP – Forward Pass
  8. RP – Return Pass

Colors

C1: Atlantis Heather
C2: Down Heather

This pattern is written with the colors of the pictured Woman’s slippers.

Adjustments

To adjust the width of the slipper, add additional stitches to your chain. 
To adjust the length of the slipper, work fewer or more rows, ending with a C1 row. 

Support Videos

Right handed
Left Handed

Resources

  1. How to make a Foundation Row
  2. How to make a Tunisian Simple Stitch
  3. How to change color in Tunisian crochet
  4. How to make a crochet button in 5 minutes
  5. Join – as – you – go technique
  6. How to make the Crab Stitch
  7. How to bind off and end a project
  8. Tunisian Crochet Hooks
  9. How to block a crochet project

There is a support video for this pattern that talks about every section in detail. Here are some direct links to different sections of the pattern:

Support VideoLeft HandedRight Handed
Shaping the slippersLeft HandedRight Handed
Adding a buttonLeft HandedRight Handed
BorderLeft HandedRight Handed

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 that the fabric will be dense and the slippers will be snug so 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 rectangle, so the number of stitches in every row is the same.

Instructions (Make 2)

Rectangle Base

Notes:

  1. Support Video:Left Handed |Right Handed 
  2. Start this section with a 3.5 mm (E-4) Tunisian crochet hook

Foundation Row

FPWith C1, chain 26. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
RPch 1, *yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop remains on hook. 

Rows 1 – 122

FPfs, 24 tss, ls. 

Note: Change color at the beginning of the forward pass of every row.
RPch 1, *yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop remains on hook. 

Row 123

FPWith C1, fs, 24 tss, ls.

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.
RPThere is no return pass.

Shaping the slippers

Notes:

  1. Support Video (Shaping):Left Handed |Right Handed 
Step 1Count 33 rows from the corner on both long edges of the rectangle and place stitch markers at points A1, A2, B1, and B2.
Step 2With the wrong side facing up, weave a long strand of yarn (enough to cinch close and to seam edges) along the edge in between the two stitch markers at B1 and B2 and cinch close.
Step 3Seam the edge between points (B1, B2) and (C1, C2).
Step 4Seam the edge between points (C1, C2) and (D1, D2). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Tip: For a better fit, overlap points D1 and D2 by about 3 rows.
Step 5With the wrong side facing up, weave a short strand of yarn along the edge in between the two stitch markers at A1 and A2 and cinch close. Weave in ends.

Adding a button

  1. Tutorial and Support Video – How to make a crochet button in 5 minutes
  2. Support Video (Adding a button):Left Handed |Right Handed 
  3. Switch to a 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook to make the button.
Round 1In a magic ring, make 13 single crochet stitches. Close the ring loosely.
Rounds  2 and 3Make 13 single crochet stitches in the same magic loop – over the single crochet stitches from the previous round. Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Turn the button around, and attach it to a slipper.

Border and Finishing

Notes:

  1. Support Video (Border):Left Handed|Right Handed 
  2. Use a 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook to make the border.

Make a crab stitch border to complete the slippers. Weave in all ends and block, if desired.

Pattern

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

An inexpensive, printable ad-free PDF version with a photo tutorial and some additional pictures is available for purchase in my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. Click on a link below to grab the PDF version of this design.

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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This pattern is for personal use only. You are welcome to make and sell handmade items using this pattern but you are required to credit the design to Arunima Goel @ KnitterKnotter by linking back to https://knitterknotter.com. Do not publish or sell this pattern, in part or in full and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission. When featuring KnitterKnotter in pattern roundups, blog articles or Facebook posts, you may use one of my photos and provide a link back to the original source.

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