Grannie square slippers have been on my “must make” list for ages! It felt so good to finally make some! These slippers are one of those projects that have endless opportunities. You can change up the squares or change up the colours and have a totally different pair of slippers. Being winter here in Australia makes them perfect right now. And they’re the perfect gift for those of you that celebrate a white Christmas.
So how do we make them?
Each slipper is made from six squares. The sizing can be a bit tricky to get right. I have smallish feet so ended up passing these on to my daughter. To get a snug fit, you will want to make sure that two squares laying from one corner to another (the top square x 2 laying like diamonds) is smaller than the length of your foot or the foot you’re making them for.
Once you have 6 squares you will want to begin by joining them in the layout immediately below. I joined mine using single crochet.
You then need to flip the layout to wrong side facing up and flip the toe and heel squares over. Note that in the first image on the left, the toe square (the square that will be on top of the slipper) is the first one on the bottom row. The Heel square is the bottom square on the top row.
Then your slipper is made! You can then opt to leave them as is, or you could add some rounds to the opening of the slipper. I did end up adding 5 rounds of single crochet, adding some decreases on the sides to make the top come more even. You could even opt to add some more squares and turn them into more of a boot.
So that’s it! Quite simple once you get your head around joining the pieces together. I’m thinking my next pair will have a flower square for the toe square. I’ve made these ones using the solid granny from the Hooked on Crochet Club. I made these in one afternoon, so they were relatively quick too!
Will these become a granny square project for you?
If you’re wanting to gain more condifidence with crochet you will want to consider joining the Hooked on Crochet Club. It’s an online membership that is the only one of it’s kind. Every month we provide you with projects that help you to increase your crochet skillset inside a private community. And each week there are live tutorials, with week 2 being dedicated now to a grannie square project. It’s the ideal way to improve on your crochet, which in turn brings more calm and satisfaction to your life. If you want to learn more, be sure to head on over here and add your name to the waitlist! Doors are only open a few times of year so you won’t to miss out.