Crochet Slipper Pattern:  Easy Granny Squares That are Beginner-Friendly

Crochet Slipper Pattern     Re-written by Janice Jones   

Granny Squares are super easy to learn and perhaps one of the first type of motif that a beginner learns, memorizes and masters.  The following pattern walks you through the process of making a solid granny square, followed by how to sew them together to create a pair of crocheted slippers.

A solid granny square made into a pair of crochet slippers

I remember these slippers from my childhood. My grandma crocheted them for the whole family. There is nothing special in this pattern, but like any handmade item, it brings you some warm feelings and lots of comfort. Those that love vintage or retro, this is the perfect project.

How to Make the Crochet Slipper Pattern

six solid granny squares are shown worked in blue yarn.

To make a slipper you will need 6 Solid Granny Squares

These slippers work up so fast that even an intermediate or advanced crocheter will love this tight design.  

Solid Granny Square worked in bright pink acrylic yarnSolid Granny Square Used in the Crochet Slipper Pattern

Directions for Making the Solid Granny Square

Skill Level

Skill level easy per the Craft Yarn Council


Skills Needed to Complete this Project

Slip Stitch and Chain Stitch

Double Crochet

Weave in Ends

Blocking (Optional but recommended)

Sewing Seams:  See below

Materials Needed for the Crochet Slipper Pattern

  • Worsted weight (CYC #4 Acrylic yarn) or yarn of your choice (I used Yarnspirations CARON Simply Soft Speckle in colorway Galaxy)  The trim was worked with white yarn.
  • Crochet Hook (I used a US 7 & or 4.5mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends


sc:  single crochet

dc:  double crochet

ch st:  chain stitch

sl st:  slip stitch

ch:  chain

rnd:  round


This pattern uses US Terms.

If you are in the UK, US dc = UK tr


Ladies:  You will work 6 squares with 3 rounds each.

Men:  Or larger sizes, work 6 sqares with 4 rounds each.

Finished Size

One finished solid granny square measures 3 inches square or 8 cm.

Directions  for Making a Solid Granny Square

TIP:  To avoid weaving in too many tails, After creating your circle of four chains, hold the tail and work over it as you make your double crochet stitches.  That should secure the initial tail so there will only be one tail to weave in per granny square

Ch 4. Join to make a circle with a slip knot. Chain 5.

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc plus 2 for corner). *Work 3 dc into center of circle, ch2 for corner.* Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2, Make 2 dc and slip stitch into 3rd ch.

Round one completed a solid granny square.Solid Granny Square Round One Completed

Round 2: Ch3. *In corner space, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc. Work 3dc into the top of the three stitches from previous round.* Repeat from * twice more. In corner space, 2dc, ch2, 2 dc. Make 2 dc and join with slip stitch to top of ch3. 

Two rounds of the solid granny square were completed in bright pink.Two Rounds were completed in this solid granny square motif

TIP:  Sometimes it's a little difficult to get your hook into that first stitch from the corner.  Pull on your work, to open up the stitch.

Round 3: Ch 3, make 2dc and then *make a corner (2dc, ch2, 2dc), then work 7 dc*. Repeat from * twice more. Make a corner (2dc, ch2, 2dc) and then 4dc, join with a slip stitch to ch3 from previous row.

A pink crochet swatch showing 3 rounds completed.Three rounds completed

Round 4: Ch 3 Make 4 dc, then *make a corner (2 dc, ch2, 2dc), work 11 dc in the tops of the previous row's dc sts. *  Repeat twice more.  Make a corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), then 6 dc.  Join with a sl st to Ch-3.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends. 

Each round increases by 4 stitches.

The final round of the solid granny square used to complete the crochet slipper patternThe fourth and final round of the solid granny square

Make 12 solid granny squares total for slippers. (6 for each slipper).

You may decide to block your squares for a more professional look and weave in ends before begining assembly

Arranging the Squares for Sewing

Arranging the solid granny squares to create a slipper

How to Assemble the Crochet Slipper Pattern

There are more than these two ways to sew your squares together.  I will provide directions for the slip stitch and the single crochet method

The solid crochet slipper pattern is made by sewing each square in a specific way.

Slip Stitch Method for Attaching Squares

With right sides facing, align the side to be crocheted.  You  may want to place a stitch marker at each end and one in the middle to keep the sides from falling apart.

Working into the back loops only, insert your hook first into one square and then into the corresponding stitch on the second square.  Yarn over and pull through both loops.  Do the same across the row.

Single Crochet Method for Attaching Squares

With wrong sides facing, align the edge you are going to sew.

Begin with a slip knot in the yarn you will be using for sewing.

Insert the hook into the center of the corner space, first though one square and then through the corresponding center of the corner space on the other square.

Yarn over and pull through both loops on each square.  There are two loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through both loops.  (One single crochet hook).  

Continue in this manner.

Steps for assembling the six granny squares to make a pair of slippers

Tips for Finishing the Slippers

To make slippers look finished, crochet an edging around the opened edges. There are several ways to do this.

Simple Single Crochet Around the Edges

Work a single crochet stitch in each stitch around the top of the slipper.  Easiest.

Modified Single Crochet Stitch

Alternate 1 single crochet and 5 chain stitches along the whole length of the top part. Or, alternate 5 single crochets and one chain stitch around the top.

Create a Picot Edge

Create a picot stitch edging for a more decorate look.  Learn how to do the picot stitch

Crochet Slipper Pattern
Pin For Future Reference

A solid granny square pattern used to create a pair of cozy slippersCrochet Slipper Pattern Pin Image


This is an easy project that even a beginner can master with some practice.  These slippers make a great gift or gift them to yourself.  If you need something lightweight for warmer weather consider a cotton or cotton-blend yarn. Have fun and get creative.

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