Free Ballet Slippers Crochet Pattern!

I’ve been wanting to make a pair of crocheted slippers for a while now, and I finally got the chance to sit down and design a pair. I hope you enjoy this free Ballet Slippers crochet pattern!

For this pattern we use around 100 – 120 yards of worsted weight/size 4/Aran yarn and a D/3.25mm hook. These ballet slippers work up quickly so grab your hook and let’s get started!


Worsted weight/size 4/Aran yarn
-approx. 100 – 120 yards for women’s US size 7 – 10 (Big Twist “Dark Denim” pictured)
Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm


I have not added any non-slip to the bottom of my slippers yet, but Gemma left a comment in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community recommending Sock Stop. Thanks, Gemma!

Pattern Notes:

Place first stitch of each row in the same stitch as your chain.
Ch-2 at beginning of round does NOT count as a stitch.
Pattern written in US terms.
Here’s a tutorial for the Magic circle. You could also Chain-4, join to first chain to form a circle.


Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 10dc in circle. Join. (10)

Round 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join. (20)

Round 3: Ch-2, * dc in first st, 2dc in next * repeat between * * around, join. (30)

Rounds 4 – 9: Ch-2, dc in each st around. Join. (30)

Round 10: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts. ch-2, sc in next 9 sts. Ch-2, sl to top of first dc.

Round 12: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts, ch-6, sc in center 5 sts. Ch-6, sl st to top of first dc.

Round 13: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts, ch-8, sc in center 3 sts. Ch-8, sl st to top of first dc.

Row 14: Ch-2, dc in 21 sts. (21)

Row 15: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 19 sts, 2dc in last st (23)

Row 16: ch-2, turn, dc in 23 sts (23)

Row 17: ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc in next 21 sts, 2dc in last (25)

Rows 18 – length needed: Ch-2, turn, dc in 25 sts (25)

***stop when slipper length is 1” shorter than foot length***

Round 19 (or last row needed for size): Ch-2, turn, dc in 11 sts, dc3tog (middle of heel), dc in 11 sts. Do not fasten off, sl st to top of first st from this row to create the heel. Ch-1, turn if needed.

Around top of slipper, with slipper toe facing away from you: sc in each row end until you reach the top of row 14.

Ch-10, sc in center st. Ch-10, sc in top of other side of row 14, sc in each row end to heel.

Fasten off and sew down heel using the Mattress Stitch, weave in ends.

Aren’t those wayyyy easier than they look!? I love to create EASY crochet patterns that even the newest crocheter can make. If you loved these slippers, stay tuned because I already have a kids size (that can be made with chunky yarn for adults!) finished testing.



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