This is the eight in the Slipper Of The Month series. You see a few years ago, I did an experiment. I designed a basic hat and named it the Chameleon Hat. Each month I modified it in keeping with the season or holiday for that month. It was a lot of fun and a very popular series, so the following year I ran a month event called the X Stitch Challenge, where I used the X stitch for a seasonal pattern each month. I thought it was time to bring back the monthly series and slippers seemed to be the perfect subject. So come back each month to see the slipper for that month and I hope you’ll join along too!
This month’s Slipper Of The Month is the Jelly Slipper. Weird name right? Well, when my kids were little they had these rubbery sandals in super bright colors, that they wore in the water — they were called Jellies. The bright colors and mesh design in this slipper remind me of those sandals!
I made my sample in Red Heart Creme de la Creme worsted cotton yarn using two strands of yarn held together throughout. You could also use one strand of a bulky weight yarn if you prefer. Yardage is based on the worsted yarn, so if you use the bulky you will need roughly half as much. You can read my yarn reviews HERE!
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For this slipper I wanted something that had a real summer feel, so in addition to the bright colors, I chose a mesh top. I love the way it turned out and they are so comfortable and cool on the feet too!
I chose to make my Jelly Slippers in two colors (solid and multi), but of course, you could use just one or more than two if you like. As with the rest of the slippers in this series, these are super comfortable with double thick soles and a nicely fitting the loafer style top is a nice, clean fit too.
Since I designed these for both men and women, I sized them based on length in inches. The chart below can help you figure out what US shoe size that equates to but remember, the measurement in inches is always the best choice for a good fit.
Whether you make them for your favorite man or woman, I think you’ll be pleased with them!
Jelly Slippers Size Chart
- Made with
- 2 strands (held together) of #4 worsted weight cotton yarn, I used Red Heart Crème de la Crème:
- Color 1 -Bright Pink
- Color 2 – Popsicle Brights
- Hook US I/5.50 mm
- Stitch markers (8)
- Tapestry Needle
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12 sc x 14 rows = approximately 4” – for best fit, please take the time to make a gauge swatch
Abbreviations (US Terms):
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
- Pattern written in US Standard terms.
- Weave in ends as you work.
- The ch1 at the beginning of a round does NOT count as a stitch.
- The stitch count is in ( ) at end of each round/row.
- Join rounds with slip stitch to first stitch of round.
- Start each round in the join.
Jelly Slipper Instructions — Show it some love on Ravelry
Sole (All Sizes) – make 2 of each color:
- For the Sole, the sl st used to join rounds counts as a stitch.
- Work entire slipper using two strands of yarn held together
Starting Chain: Ch1, (14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29)
Round 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc (7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17) hdc (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), hdc 8 in last ch; working along opposite side, hdc (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), sc (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16), 2sc in next st, join. (34, 40, 46, 52, 58, 64 including sl st)
Round 2: Ch1, sc (14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29), 2sc in each of next 4 sts, sc (14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29), 2sc in next st, 1sc in sl st, join. (40, 46, 52, 58, 64, 70 including sl st)
Round 3: Ch1, sc (17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32), 2sc in each of next 2 sts, sc (18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33), 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 1 sc in sl st, join. (44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74 including sl st)
Round 4: Ch1, sc in first st, hdc (17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32), 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc (17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32), sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in sl st, join. Fasten off. (48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78 including sl st)
Repeat for next Sole.
Join Soles and Establish Sides:
For remainder of pattern, sl st to join rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
Round 1: Place one of each color with wrong sides facing each other and match stitches. With Color 2 facing you, join Color 1 at Center Back heel, working through both thicknesses, sl st loosely around Round 4 of Sole to join soles together, join. (48, 54, 60,66, 72, 78)
Round 2: Ch1, sc around each sl st from joining the two soles, to the end, join. (48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)
Round 3: (BASE ROW): Mark center stitch at toe. With toe facing you, join Color 1 in stitch to the right of marked st, sc in each st to end, join. Fasten off. (48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)
Toe and Top:
Crochet the top of the slipper starting at the toe and join it to the Sole section by picking up stitches on the BASE ROW at the end of each row, as you work toward the ankle section.
Before continuing with the next section, you will mark several stitches to help you with where to end increases and where to start the Heel section. You will increase one stitch each row up to the first stitch marker on either side of the center toe marker; you will continue with the same stitch count up to the second stitch marker on either side of the center toe marker.
Move stitch marker at center toe to current round.
Mark the designated stitches to the right and left of center toe marker as follows (See Figure 1):
- Size 7.5”: Mark stitches 7 & 13
- Size 8.5”: Mark stitches 7 & 15
- Size 9.5”: Mark stitches 9 & 17
- Size 10.5”: Mark stitches 9 & 19
- Size 11.5”: Mark stitches 11 & 21
- Size 12.5”: Mark stitches 11 & 23
Row 1: Ch1, 2sc in same st, 2sc in next st. (5)
Row 2: DO NOT ch1, turn, skip first st, sc in each st of previous row, sc in next 2 sts in BASE ROW. (6)
Repeat Row 2 to first marked stitch. (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15 sts after last repeat)
Next Row: Sl st next 2 sts on BASE ROW, ch1, turn, skip 2 sl sts and 1 sc, (See Figure 2)
[dc in next sc, ch1] to last sc, skip next st in BASE Row, sl st in next st in the BASE ROW (See Figure 3). (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15 sts – ch1 spaces within the row count as a stitch)
Repeat the following to the next marked stitch: Ch1, turn, [dc in next dc, ch1] to last sc, skip next st in BASE Row, sl st in next st in the BASE ROW. Place stitch marker in first and last ch1 space of last repeat, this will help with positioning for the first row of the heel. (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15 sts)
You will have (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) stitches across the back (between the last two stitch markers on the BASE ROW.
Row 1: Join Color 2 with a sl st in the first ch1 space of the last row of the top, where you placed the stitch marker (See Figures 4 & 5),
working in stitches around heel, hdc next (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) sts, place marker in last st made – this is used as a guide for center back, hdc next (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15), sl st in the first ch1 space of the last row of the top, where you placed the stitch marker (See Figure 6). (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31)
Row 2: DO NOT ch1, turn, skip the joining sl st, sc (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts, hdc 7 sts, sc (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31)
Row 3: DO NOT ch1, turn, skip first st, sl st in next st, sc (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), hdc2tog, dc 3 sts, hdc2tog, sc (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), sl st in next st, leave last st unworked. (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 sts including sl sts)
Row 4: DO NOT ch1, turn, skip sl st, sl st in next st, sc (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), hdc2tog, dc 1 sts, hdc2tog, sc (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), sl st in next st, leave last st unworked. Fasten off. (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 sts including sl sts)
Row 5: Join Color 1, ch1, turn, working loosely, sc in each st all around including Front Top, join to first st with a sl st. Fasten off.
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