New yarn is officially hitting shelves today at Michaels Craft Stores! Caron Chunky Cakes is a super bulky 6 weight yarn that comes in 16 color ways! I personally chose the Rainbow Jelly (for this project) and Plum Perfection (pictured below). You can purchase the yarn directly from Michaels retail stores or from Michaels.com.
You will only need one ball of Caron Chunky Cakes yarn to make these Slouchy Slipper Socks! The self-striping yarn perfectly created the color blocks in these socks. When I was done with the first sock, I landed right back on the orange color again and the color sequence started over which allowed me to create two matching socks.
– One ball of Caron Chunky Cakes in Rainbow Jelly. Purchase HERE at Michaels.com
– Size J crochet hook
– Tapestry Needle
Sizing: These Slipper Socks fit a women’s shoe size 6-8. I made them to fit my feet (size 6) but I didn’t account for the stretch of the yarn – and they will immediately stretch! So they are actually too big for me.
If you want to make them bigger there are several things you can do:
1. Continue to increase for one more round after Round 7. So it would look like: SC in first, SC in next 5, repeat around.
2. Continue to SC in the round after round 17 to make the length longer.
3. If you need the calf part larger, don’t decrease in the corner stitches as directed in rounds 29-31 OR add in stitches towards the top to make the top of the top of the sock larger.
Slouchy Slipper Sock Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1 (8 SC)
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 8-17: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Now we are going to work in rows to make the heel. If you want to make the slipper socks bigger, now is a good place to continue a few more rounds before starting on the heel.
ROW 18: SC in first 12, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 19-23: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
Row 24: SC in first 2, SC Decrease 4x, SC in last 2, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 25: SC in first, SC Decrease 3x, SC in last, chain 1, turn (5 SC)
Row 26: SC Decrease, SC, SC Decrease, chain 1, turn (3 SC)
Row 27: SC Decrease (skip over middle stitch), chain 1, turn
Now go back into working in rounds
Round 28: SC in each stitch around making a total of 34 stitches (do the best you can on rough edges), join, chain 1 (34 SC)
Round 29-31: SC around making a SC Decrease in two corners, join, chain 1 (see photos)
Round 32-63 or desired length: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (28 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
See the natural dip in the sock between the heal and the top? That is where you will want to make your SC Decrease.
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Laura Patterson says
Hello! How would I make these socks a bit smaller? I, too, wear a size 6 shoe & don’t want them too big. Thank you!
These are SO cute!! I have pneumonia, stuck in bed, my hubby stopped at Michaels today to pick me some up just to make these!! I’m a 9 & 1/2, do you think they’ll stretch enough for me, or should I go bigger? Thank you!
I am making a pair for my husband that’s about his size, I’m using a K hook and I think I’m going to end doing 20 rounds before I start on the heel.(in the process now) if that helps any?
Did you end up still only using 1 skein of yarn?
Hi- I’m making these adorable socks. I have the diagonal seam….is there a way to avoid this?
Lynne Schryburt says
Beverly Graham says
What a great pattern…already on my Christmas List to make..LOTS of them…thank you for sharing
Linda Barton says
How could I modify the pattern to fit children’s sizes. I know I can decrease the crochet hook size but is there anything else I should do? I knit / crochet for various charities and these would be great for the children. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.
there is actually i kids pattern for the socks but the are rudolph socks so if you want you can use different yarn and make the sock taller.
I keep getting a diagonal seam no matter what I do. I tried the invisible seam that you have posted before on here and it does not work for this pattern. I would like to know how you joined each round?
Kelly Nicole Rodriguez says
Hers also have the diagonal seam.
Marty Knieriem says
I crochet a lot in the round & don’t understand how you can ‘join & chain 1’. It adds an extra stitch if I join with a slip stitch. What am I missing? Please help. ( and soon- they were meant to be a present for Valentine’s Day!)
Marty…did you co it use to work in the round? I, too, and having trouble with the slip stitch and 1 chain adding a stitch.
This is what keeps happening to me too! Help!!!!
I use a stitch marker in first stitch of round and move the marker up each round. When I do this I don’t use the slip stitch join and chain one. It works well for me. Hope rhis helps
I started making these and the striping doesn’t work out the same with the color option I’m using…there wasn’t even the same amount of turquoise when I started the second sock. Just a heads up…but it’s a super cute pattern and I’m hoping I get luckier with a different skein
Do you have knitting instructions for the slouchy socks, would like to make a pair but don’t know
how to crochet . Thanks
I saw the chunky cakes come up on Michael’s website, so I immediately ordered 4! Now I have the perfect project to try them out. Thank you!
can I use a double strand of regular yarn? I dont have chunky.
Judy Stangel says
I made these for my son, men’s size 10 1/2 by adding 5 rows after round 17. My husband, size 11, would need 7 (or 8) extra rows. I had trouble with the heel and ended up putting a decrease in the back of the heel in rounds 29, 30; and 31. This ended up in a less slouchy sock, which was okay with us. The Caron cake worked well for matching the color change in both socks. The chunky yarn makes a nice warm sock to use as a slipper. Thank you for this pattern. I’m a newbie to crochet and found it relatively easy!
Sarah Wood says
Had to make them bigger (added 5 rows after rnd 17 for a size 11-12), But was tickled at how well they matched up and even had a tiny bit left over!
Hey! I love the way these slipper socks look and I was wondering if the pattern would work with Caron Tea Cakes?? I have a lot of that yarn from a failed sweater lol. Thank you for your time and I love your work so much!!
Kelly Jo says
Is it just me or does row 26 *not* work? You have only 5 stitches but we are supposed to do a SC (1 st) SCDec (2 sts) SCDec (2 sts) and followed by another SC (1 st). 1+2+2 +1 = 6 sts.
Kelly Jo says
As a work around, a SCDec, 1 SC, SCDec works to get you down to only 3 stitches from 5. 😀
Brenda Beaman says
I just finished my first pair. they are a bit stiff with this yarn however very pretty.
Thank you so much,
This is a wonderful, easy and we’ll – fitting pattern. I did adjust the hook and yarn size to make it fit my size 5 foot, and the adjustment was easily made. Firstly, I made sure the toe area fit my foot after 20 rows. I made an additional adjustment with the length of the 12 row section. I found that if the toe section fit well with the yarn and hook I chose, then the adjustment for length in the 12 row section was the only other adjustment. I also used a 5 weight yarn and size 6.0mm hook. I like the height as well which covers the ankles and lower leg. This is my FAVORITE pattern for footwear of this type, but it did take some adjusting. Thank you.
I’m having trouble with the sl st, ch1 also, could you do a video of how you did that or written instructions would be great too!
Excuse me, I I’ve been wanting to do these for a while but only now have I realised my local shop selling these only have regular cakes, not chunky. Would I need to modify the pattern for regular cakes? If so, please tell me how! Also I want to make a blanket with Caron cakes but it’s really expensive where I live (£10 per ball, about $11), do you know any blanket patterns that use as little yarn as possible? Thanks!
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For that slanting seam, try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNdlNUHVMcg
Did you really means size 6mm hook not 8mm?
Karen Brosko says
I sure wish there was a tutorial for these beauty…
How many inches tall should they measure?
Thank you for this awesome pattern! I love your easy follow directions to adjust the size as well!
Harley thompson says
I’m having trouble at row 28 where I put 34 stitches around in the rough edges of the sock. I’m not getting 34 stitchs I must not be finding the places on the edges to sc in. Please help.
Jacynthe O’Rielly says
I was just wondering how many chains to use for the ring on the toe? The chain one 8sc doesn’t make sense to me 🙁
Nana K says
These socks are beautiful. Must try them!
Susan Larson says
When making the second slipper my colour change does not match up. I have a lot of my starting colour that will make the first part from the toe longer than the first one. Should I cut the yarn where it looks like the same length then Join the next colour?
Will there be enough yarn left to finish the slipper if I do this?
Your reply is appreciated. Thanks. Susan
Thank you for your wonderful instructions. I just finished my very first pair of slippers, and they are AWESOME! This is the first project that I followed a pattern, or any instructions at all, and had no trouble following each step.
Ok! I have made this pattern and I have several comments to make. One is that the yarn color sequences will not be the same for both socks! I saw this with the one skein so I purchased two skeins and still could not get the same sequences. I had to stop and end in one spot and start up at another point to try to get it to be the same matching color sequence to the other sock.
There are several inaccuracies in the pattern. The pattern calls for using a J hook. This is too small for the yarn thickness. I used a K hook. For Round 1, the magic circle, it is not necessary to make 8 SC in the ring. I made 6 SC. For Round 2, I did 2 SC in each SC around to make 12 SC. Then I followed the pattern as instructed, but when crocheting in the round, it is not necessary to “join, chain 1”… because you are crocheting in the round! I used a stitch marker and just kept going onto the next round. Lastly, at the end, I found it necessary to go up to 64 rounds just because it finished off the last color.
So there you go! The sock looks really big and thick, but when I put it on my size 7.5 foot, it fits and I am able to slouch the slipper sock down a bit. It’s a little stiff, but I know these will be warm on my feet! Hope this info. Helps!
thank you for clearing all of that up..i’m sitting reading the pattern and it was not adding up between the first 3 rounds
Roberta Carnahan says
Are you able to give me a pattern for a child size slipper. Both are around the age of 6.
Hi! I’ve had this bookmarked for over a year and finally made a pair. Used totally different yarn and just made a pair of slippers for my son, but your pattern was great and I plan to make more (and extend in to the sock style) soon. It was written super clearly and even though I altered it slightly to make them a bit bigger, it worked a treat. Thanks so much!
Hi! I just attempted this pattern, and while it’s pretty great, when i put it on my foot, my heel is visible through the stitches. Does this mean my sock isn’t long enough?
How could I make these smaller for a size 5?
Thanks for this pattern!
I only learned to crochet within the past month. I’ve managed to transcribe it simply enough to UK terminology, and being a UK size 6 (US 4.5), I added three more rows before the heel, and it’s perfect.
Google reckons that there’s an 8mm difference between a whole shoe size, so I added one row per half size.
Hi does anyone know how many more rows for a 6.5 uk please
Do you have a video on the stitches used in making this sock? I know how to crochet but I have trouble with some of the definitions on how to make stitches as I usually only two blankets with single or double or popcorn stitch.
Hey, what is the purpose of the joining and chain 1 at the end of rounds? Like it’s just confusing because they look like extra stitches.
I love this pattern I think I want to make some for me but I am not sure how big to make them as I wear a size 7 shoe
my sock tunde out perfect! i did make i shorter and added some tiny pom poms hangin from the rim