Only three month’s left in the X Stitch Challenge, where has this year gone? With the weather getting cooler in the northeast, I felt a new set of slipper socks was in order. These are great for hanging out in or sleeping in too if your feet get cold during the night. Now if you’ve never made socks, don’t be intimidated, these are super easy and my testers were amazed at how quickly they work up, one even said she made a pair in under an hour! I designed the pattern in a US Women’s size 8-9, but it’s really easy to adjust for bigger or smaller feet. Take your time and count when you make the gusset and the rest is a breeze! Don’t forget Christmas is around the corner and these would make cute Christmas gifts too!
I designed this pattern using the modified X stitch but you can use the traditional one if you prefer. Of course you can make them in solid colors, but I like the stripe because it’s a little brighter and I feel shows off the X Stitch better. All I did for the striping effect was work the X Stitch rows in a contrasting color. Try working each row in a different color and make this a stash buster too!
I used Red Heart Super Saver for these slippers. I love the color range of this line plus it’s super thick for warmth and will take some wear and tear too! You can buy this yarn at our affiliates, here are some options:
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Don’t you just love all the colors?
Made with worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors, ~100 yards of each color
Gauge: Hook US I/5.50mm; 8 XSt x 4 Repeats = 4″, Repeat = 2 rows of sc, 1 row of XSt
Size: US Women’s 8-9
BPhdc: Back Post half double crochet
dc: double crochet
FPhdc: Front Post half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Special Stitches (see tutorial at end)
• Modified XSt – X Stitch – skip next st, dc in next stitch, working around stitch just made, work dc in skipped stitch.
• Weave ends as you work
• Ch1 at beginning of round/row does not count as stitch.
• Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round. Stitch count is same as previous round, unless noted.
• Work instructions in [ ] as designated
• When a number precedes a stitch, such as 3hdc, work that number of stitches in the next stitch.
Pattern written for US women’s sizes 8-9. To adjust length, add or reduce a full repeat of Rounds 5 to 7 before Round 17. To adjust width, add or reduce stitches in increments of 2, evenly in Round 4.
For the striped socks I made the XSt rows and Rows 27 & 28 in the contrasting color .
- Join each round with sl st to first st. Start each round in the join.
- Do not fasten off at each color change, instead carry the unused color along inside.
- Make color change in last pull through of last st before the color change.
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as st), 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Round 2: Ch1, 2hdc in each st around, join. (16)
Round 3: Ch1, [2hdc, hdc] repeat around, join. (24)
Round 4: Ch1, [2hd, hdc next 2] repeat around, join. (32)
Round 5: Ch3, dc in next st to the RIGHT (beg XSt made), working in the usual direction, XSt around to end, join. (16 XSt)
Rounds 6 & 7: Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)
Rounds 8 to 16: Repeat Rounds 5 to 7, three times.
Round 17: Repeat Round 5.
Round 18: Ch1, sc in each st around, join. (32)
You will work heel gusset in rows and then continue working remainder of sock in rounds.
Heel Row 1: Ch1, sc in next 18 sts. (18)
Heel Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in each st. (18)
Heel Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc next 6 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 6 sts. (16)
Heel Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc next 7 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 7 sts. (16)
Heel Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc next 5 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 5 sts. (14)
Heel Row 6: Ch1, turn, sc next 6 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 6 sts. (14)
Heel Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 4 sts. (12)
Heel Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc next 5 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 5 sts. (12)
Heel Row 9: Ch1, turn, sc next 3 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 3 sts. (10)
Heel Row 10: Ch1, turn, sc next 4 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 4 sts. (10)
Heel Row 11: Ch1, turn, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog, hdc next 2, sc2tog, sc last 2 sts. (8)
Heel Row 12: Ch1, turn, sc next 3 sts, hdc next 2, sc last 3 sts. (8)
Continue working in rounds.
Round 19: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, working down side of gusset, work 6sc (approximately one every other row), working along stitches from Round 18, work sc in next 14 sts (you should be at the beginning of the other side of the gusset), work 6 sc up side of gusset, join. (32)
Rounds 20 to 25: Repeat Rounds 5 to 7, two times.
Round 26: Ch1, hdc in each st around, join. (32)
Rounds 27 & 28: Ch1, [FPhdc, BPhdc] repeat around to end, join. (32)
Round 29: Ch1, sc in each st around, join. Fasten off.
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