Easy Big Foot Slippers

Easy Big Feet Slippers

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My hubby is tall…very tall, almost six and a half feet tall.  I adoringly refer to him as The Big Guy.  I’m 5’5″, so I guess you can see what I’d call him that.

He has big feet, too.

He loves slippers and I spent years making slippers from traditional patterns for him, but they blew out on him like no one’s business.  You just can’t put a big man in a pair of slippers made with one strand of yarn.  They don’t last.

According to my original pattern, I designed the Big Foot Slippers back in 2000.  I’ve since made a dozen or so pairs, altering here and there for smaller feet.  These are easy to make and work up quickly because they’re made with three strands of yarn.  I use acrylic worsted because it’s easy to wash and holds up well to the wear and tear of a big man wearing slippers!

  • 3 colors of worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • “N” hook
  • yarn needle

Three yarns are held together throughout.

Round 1 – ch 6, join with sl st into ring, ch 3, 14 dc in ring

Round 2 – ch 3, 1 dc in join (1 dc, 2 dc around), join with sl st

Round 3 to 8 – ch 3, dc around, join with sl st

Round 9 to 14 – ch 3, dc around, don’t join, ch 3 turn (except last round). Note – You can add more or less rows here, depending on the size of the foot you’re crocheting for. To finish, whip stitch up the back using the outside loops only. Finish off.

Optional: Evenly sc around the slipper opening, join with a sl st, finish off.

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33 thoughts on “Easy Big Foot Slippers

  1. Ana Lopes

    Like I said befor , you are good.
    Nice Big foot slippers.
    I could only crochet in a staight line .LOL.
    I have to get some lessons. LOL.
    I will give it a try. Is it that one size only?
    Can I make it a smaller size?

  2. Roxanne

    Lovely pattern! How can I adjust them to a size 15?? Is this even possible?


    You should be able to make them bigger by adding a row of DC at the end of the pattern. If you have that size 15 foot to use as a reference, try the slipper on before you finish it on and you’ll be able to tell how much you need to add.

    I hope that helps!


    1. Jodi

      Thank you for the question and reply.

      I am going to try and make a pair for my ‘Big Guy’ Husband with size 14 feet!

  3. Julie

    My aunt made slippers like these and they are my favorite! My first pair I wore out the bottoms because I wore them all the time. Thanks for sharing the pattern

    My pleasure! They’re easy to adapt to smaller or larger, too. 🙂


    1. ofenjen Post author

      I have never used actual grips, but when my kids were little, I would draw squiggle lines with paint on their slippers. It worked great!

  4. Deb

    Dear Jen,

    Thanks so much for the pattern! My son has two different sized feet, and neither fit into a traditional sized shoe or slipper. This helps out a lot!


  5. Heidi

    Hello.. i am trying to make these for the son of a friend.. the kid has size 13 feet, like your husband so i thought this pattern would be perfect.. however, i cant exactly get him here for sizing as i go along.. i was wondering what the gauge in inches is in your slippers, so that i may adjust as needed to my own crochet style..

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Hello Heidi,

      I’m sorry it too so long to get back to you. I had to sit down and work up the gauge before I answered your question.

      My gauge is 2 DC per inch.

      I’m have to be honest with you and tell you I’ve never made these without a pair of feet to try them on as I go. That said, the pattern listed here has consistently worked out for me. Softer yarns (Like Red Heart Soft or I Love This Yarn worsted) tend to need about one row less because they seem to stretch more. If you do use a softer yarn, you’ll want the ankle opening to start on row 8 instead of 9.

      Happy hooking!

  6. Laura Johnson

    Thank you so much for this pattern. While my husband doesn’t really have big feet, the slipper patterns that I have tried all end up lopsided for some reason, this pne seems simple enough for even me. Will let you know how they turn out!! Thanks again!

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Hi Ian,

      I’d recommend making them as is and adding a row if you need it. When I make these for my hubby, I make them with his feet available so I can try them on as I go. Depending on the yarn, I occasionally need to make adjustments. They go really fast, and once you get the first slipper made, you can make the second one identical.

  7. Jodi Pearson

    This pattern seems so easy I want to try it but I need it for size 11 where do I need to decrease rows at plz….

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Hi Jodi,

      I’ve been able to make these a bit smaller by decreasing the number of starting stitches and leaving out a row or two. Usually, I have the benefit of having the big foot I’m making these for to try them on as I go. 😉 If you don’t have the actual foot available for fitting, try starting with 12 DC and only going to 12 rows. That should reduce the size enough to fit an approximate 11.

  8. Connie Rhyno

    Hi Jennifer!
    I just happened in on your site,by accident,but … I’m really impressed. It’s great!!
    I was wondering if you also have crochet instructions,for a beginner!! I’d love to be able to make a pair of these ‘big foots’!!
    I do have ‘some idea’ of being able to crochet …. just simple things. I’d love to learn more … a lot more.
    Looking forward to hearing from you …

    Thank you!

  9. Rebekah

    This pattern is a lifesaver! I have been trying to figure out how to adjust regular patterns for my brother, who has size 13 feet, when I ran across this one. I can’t tell you how relieved I am! I do have a question about the width though. My brother has triple E width. Would I need to make adjustment for that it will they stretch enough to cover that? Thanks!

  10. Kim

    Hi, I am not sure if you will see this but I found this pattern, decided to try it. I love, love love it, made a pair for my husband and he has adked for a few more pair so THANK YOU!!!!

  11. donna adams

    Thank you so much for this , I am new to this and these will make a fabulous gift for my son, he wears a size 17 .

  12. Cheryl Bosteder

    I love these slippers. I have made everything from a size 13 to a small size 6. I just adjusted the rows. For the smaller ones I also went down to a size J or a K hook. For my grandkids I had to use a G-H hook. After making a blanket for my newest grandson, my oldest grandson said why do babies get the softest stuff? So I surprised him and made him slippers with your pattern and Barnat baby blanket yarn. It’s so thick and soft they all have a pair and so do all 7 of my kids and husband too! I have so many requests for them that I have to keeps a list. LOL They are super soft and work up easy. We have been wearing them for almost a year and they have held up good. And I wash them once a week if they need it, due to the fact I wear slippers year round. So thank you so much for the pattern.

  13. Paige Hahnekamp

    These slippers are awesome and so easy to make, the only tweak i gave them was starting with a magic circle to close up the toe more. Thanks for such a wonderful pattern.

  14. Meri Hirzel

    Hi! Thank you so much for this pattern! An acquaintance made a request for a couple of pairs of slippers for her mother that suffers from gout. I did a lot of looking, and was very excited when I found your pattern. I had to guesstimate her size, and figured I could frog a row if needed, before finishing the heel. The yarn for the slippers was slightly different in weight, so one color slipper was a row longer than the other, I also shortened the number of rounds, so it would be easier to slip on. It came out very soft and she loved them. She didn’t want the edging around the top (it might have made it harder to get on and off). I also offered to add a flower or pompom on top, but she didn’t want that either. We were really thrilled with how much toe room there was for her. I think they’ll help her be much more comfortable. Oh, by doing the slippers up, except for the heel seam before the fitting, it went really fast, and might be helpful to a crocheter on a short visit to a person with gout or other foot problem for a gift. I also recommended that they treat the bottom so it was non-slip. Thank you again! Hope this helps. P.S. Is it OK to post a positive review of your pattern on Repeat Crafter Me Crochet?

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Hi Meri,

      Thank you for the feedback. You’re absolutely welcome to post a pattern review. You have my permission to repost the pattern, too, if you like as long as you link back to the original.

      Have a great day!

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Chain 3 from your previous join on the first row. 1 dc in the next stitch, 2 dc in the following stitch, all the way around. Join at the top of the chain 3 with a slip stitch. I hope that helps! 🙂


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