How to crochet a slipper sole

How to crochet a sole for women

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This is a basic sole you can use for any type of bootie or slipper upper. Women’s US 5/6  Euro 38-39 in this post. Adjustment for wide and extra wide are noted at end of pattern.

For other sizes see below:

4mm hook

category 4 yarn

US terms:

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

sts: stitches

ch: chain

Women’s US 5/6  Euro 38-39

Chain 26.

Round 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 14, hdc 5, dc 4, 4 dc in last ch. Do not turn. Work as in a round so you will go down unworked side. Pick up two strands to prevent base seam from having a gap.  dc 4, hdc 5, sc 14, then work 2 sc in last ch (will have first 2 sc from start of round). Slip stitch to join round . 54 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc in each of the first two stitches. hdc 2, sc 15, hdc  2, dc 4 , 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in each of the next  2 sts , 2 dc in next st,  dc 4,  hdc  2, sc 15, hdc  3, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts,  slip stitch to join.  62 sts

Round 3: Ch 1,  2 hdc in each of the first two sts , hdc 5, sc  11, hdc 3, dc 7, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts , dc 1, 2 dc in each of next 2, dc 7, hdc 3, sc  11, hdc 5,  work 2 hdc  in each of next 3 sts. Slip to join round. 70 sts

Round 4: Ch 1,  work 2 hdc in each of the first four sts, hdc 20, dc  6, 2 dc in each of the next 4, dc 4, 2 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc  6, hdc 20, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts , hdc in last two sts.   Slip stitch to join round.  84 sts.

Round 5: sc around.

For wide width I work a sc round after row 5, for extra wide work 2 sc rows then continue onto the upper pattern.

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