As I mentioned before, I made my slippers this way and thought they were perfect:
My sister loved them, too, and asked for the pattern. She made her own pair, but added a strap. After seeing that, I had to add a strap to my pair, too!
Here's the pattern:
Worsted Weight Yarn
I used an H-8 hook.
Rd 1: 6sc in 1st chain. Slip stitch to join
Rd 2: Increase in each stitch (2sc in each sc)
Rd 3: *Sc, 2sc (repeat from * around)
Rd 4: *Sc, Sc, 2sc (repeat from * around)
Rd 5: Sc around
Rd 6: Sc around
Rd 7: *Sc, Sc, Sc, 2sc (repeat from * around)
Rd 8-22: sc around
Row 23: Sc 2tog, sc 21, sc 2 tog
Row 24: Turn, ch1, sc 22
Row 25-32: Turn, ch 1, sc across
Row 33: turn, chain 1, 2sc in first stitch, sc 20, 2sc in last stitch
Row 34: Turn, ch 1, sc acroos
Row 35: turn, chain 1, 2sc in first stitch, sc 22, 2 sc in last stitch
Row 36: Turn, ch 1, sc across
Row 37: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first stitch, sc 24, 2 sc in last stitch
Rows 38-40: Turn, chain 1, sc across
Finish off, leaving a tail.
Turn the "heel" inside out and stitch up with tail. (This way, the seam will be on the inside.)
Tie off and weave in ends.
Notes: I made this to fit my size 9 foot. I made it a little tight on my foot to help it stay on. My sister has a size 7 foot and hardly decreased the size of hers at all. Rounds 8-22 are from your toe to where the top part of the slipper stops. Rows 25-32 are the length from where the top part stops to where the heel starts to get taller. Both of these sections are good places to decrease or increase rounds/rows.
These are my sisters instructions for a strap. Depending on your foot you might want to make this bigger or smaller:
Row 1: Turn, Sc across (22)
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc across until 5 from end, ch 4, sc in last stitch of row
Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc across (including the 4 chains)
Finish off and leave a tail. Use the tail to attach strap to slipper. Sew a button on the other side.
These are the hooks I use:
I like that they're color-coded, because that's the way my brain works.
I love my slippers and wear them around the house a lot. I love that I can just toss them in the wash if they can get dirty. And once I make my legwarmers, I won't need to wear socks on days I stay home. (And I don't like to wear socks.)
Love and Bells,