Hedgehog crochet slipper-socks

I’m very very (very) happy to have been invited to participate again in the Furls Crochet Blog Hop. I’ve prepared what I hope you’ll agree is a fun crochet slipper sock pattern!

It’s no secret that I love crochet socks! The Hedgehog crochet slipper-socks are comfortable to wear and quick to make! Their foldover leg can also be scrunched down for a ‘slouchy look’ – you do you, boo!

I designed these crochet slipper socks for almost instant gratification. Not sure you want to crochet socks? Fingering weight yarn and small hooks scare you? Start here, confirm you’re an awesome crocheter, then try any of my crochet sock patterns!

The slippers are worked from the toes up, and feature an afterthought heel. This means that if the heel wears out, you can crochet a new one =) The yarn used contains 50% Nylon, so these slippers will be DURABLE!



HEDGEHOG CROCHET SLIPPER SOCKS

FREE CROCHET PATTERN

HEDGEHOG CROCHET SLIPPER SOCKS
FREE CROCHET PATTERN
HEDGEHOG CROCHET SLIPPER SOCKS
FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Materials

YARN: Whims Merino by Furls Crochet – DK weight

Fine Merino Wool (50%), Nylon (50%) – 100 g (120 yds/109 m)

  • 1 ball Light Grey (A)
  • 2 balls Charcoal (B)

HOOK: 4 mm hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS: Scissors, stitch markers in 2 colours.

GAUGE: 8 sts x 8 rounds = 2 in (5 cm) in Foot pattern (9 sts = 2 in in toes) – to check your gauge, start to crochet the slippers and measure when possible, slightly stretching the work. Adjust hook size as needed.

AVAILABLE SIZES (Adult sizes):

  • X-Small (to fit foot circumference 7 in/18 cm, foot length 8.75 in/22 cm)
  • Small (to fit foot circumference 7.75 in/20 cm, foot length 9.75 in/25 cm)
  • Medium (to fit foot circumference 9 in/23 cm, foot length 10.75 in/27 cm)
  • Large (to fit foot circumference 9.75 in/25 cm, foot length 11.5 in/29.5 cm)
  • X-Large (to fit foot circumference 11 in/28 cm, foot length 11.5 in/29.5 cm)

Foot length is entirely adjustable: each 2-round repeat adds 0.4 in/1 cm*. Work until foot is 1 in/2.5 cm less than desired total length.

*This information also applies to Leg height.



STITCH GUIDE:

  • Ch(s)… chain(s)
  • Flo… front loop only
  • Fsc… foundation single crochet
  • Herr-hdc… herringbone half-double crochet
  • Rnd… round
  • RS… right side
  • Rsc… reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch)
  • Sc… single crochet
  • Sc2tog… single crochet 2 together (decrease)
  • Sl st… slip stitch
  • St(s)… stitches
  • WS… wrong side

NOTES:

The Hedgehog crochet slipper-socks are worked from the toes up. The foot is crocheted, then the heel is prepared with foundation stitches, before the leg is completed. To finish, a border is worked around the top of the leg, and the afterthought heel is added.

Ch 1 and 2 at the beginning of rounds do not replace the 1st stitch.

Toes + Heel worked in continuous rounds. Foot + Leg worked in joined, turned rounds.

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Foundation single crochet (fsc): Ch 2, insert hook into the 1st ch made, *yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 1 loop on the hook (ch made), yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook (sc made), insert hook in ch just made, repeat from *.

Herringbone half-double crochet (herr-hdc): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop through the stitch and the 1st loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through the 2 remaining loops.

Reverse single crochet (rsc) – worked as for the single crochet, but in the opposite direction: Insert hook into previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.



INSTRUCTIONS

Toes

With A, ch 10 (11, 11, 11, 12) to start.

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, rotate work to crochet in the underside of sc just made, sc in each st across, do not turn. Place markers in first and tenth (eleventh, eleventh, eleventh, twelfth) sts. Move markers up as you work. (18 (20, 20, 20, 22) sc)

Rnds 2-4 (2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7): *2 sc in marked st, sc in each st until one st remains before marker, 2 sc in st before marker, repeat from * once. (30 (32, 36, 40, 46) sc)  

From this point, you may safely proceed with only one marker to indicate beginning of rnds.

Rnds 5-7 (5-8, 6-9, 7-10, 8-11): Sc in each st around.

At the end of last round, change to B, sl st in first sc. Finish off A.

Foot

Turn work so WS is facing.

Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc-flo in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join, turn.

Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 2, herr-hdc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join, turn.

Rnds 4-19 (4-21, 4-23, 4-25, 4-25): Repeat Rnds 2-3.

Rnd 20 (22, 24, 26, 26): Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 21 (23, 25, 27, 27) – prepare for heel: Ch 1, sc in next 15 (16, 18, 20, 23) sts, fsc 15 (16, 18, 20, 23), skip 15 (16, 18, 20, 23) sts, sl st in 1st sc to join, turn.

Leg

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, herr-hdc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join, turn.

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join, turn.

Rnds 3-30 (3-32, 3-36, 3-38, 3-38): Repeat Rnds 1-2.

Rnd 31 (33, 37, 39, 39): Ch 1, rsc in each st around, sl st in 1st st to join. Finish off.

Heel

With RS facing, join A to skipped stitch just after corner between foot and leg.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in next 15 (16, 18, 20, 23) sts, sc in corner, sc in next 15 (16, 18, 20, 23) sts, sc in corner, do not join or turn. Place markers in first and sixteenth (seventeenth, nineteenth, twenty-first, twenty-fourth) sts. (32 (34, 38, 42, 48) sc)  

Rnds 2-7 (2-7, 2-8, 2-10, 2-11): Sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc to next marker, sc2tog over marked st and next st, sc to end. -2 sts each round, for a total of (20 (22, 24, 24, 28) sts.

At the end of the last round, finish off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing

Sew heel closed using the method of your choice, matching stitches on 1st half to the ones on the 2nd half of the remaining heel opening (10 (11, 12, 12, 14) sts closed together. Weave in all ends.



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