Crocheted Bunny Slippers
After looking everywhere for crochet bunny slippers, I found this great basic slipper pattern and simply added eyes, ears, foot pads, and a loop stitched tail. I absolutely love bunny slippers and believe anyone who wears them is just plain cool! Here’s a fast, easy way to make them for yourself and for your friends and family. (Christmas is just around the corner). I owe a big thank you to designer Darla Sims. The basic slipper is Darla’s Toe-up slipper pattern. I found it at http://www.redheart.com. At the upper leg opening of Darla’s slipper I omitted the cuff and reverse sc around the top. Directions for small size 3-6. Changes for medium size 6-9 and large 8-12 are in parentheses.Needed: 1 medium ball Red Heart 4-ply worsted weight yarn in color A, a couple of ounces of color B worsted weight yarn. I used orange and black because Halloween will be here before we know it. Crochet hook: 5.5mm (US I-9) Stitch markers, yarn needle. GAUGE: 14 sts=4”; 14 rows=4” in sc. Check your gauge. Note: Pieces are worked in continuous rounds. Slipper: Foot With orange, chain 8.Round 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker in 2nd sc of group just made, sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in last ch, place marker in 2nd sc of group just made, turn to work along opposite side of foundation ch, work sc in next 5 ch, sc in first sc to join – 16sc.Round 2: Work 2 sc in marked sc – increase made, place marker between last 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next marked sc – increase made, place marker between last 2 sc made, sc in each sc to marker.Rounds 3-5 (7, 9) Work 2 sc in marked st, place marker between last 2 sc, sc in each sc to next marker, 2 sc in next marked st, sc in each sc to marker – 24 (28, 32) sc. Keeping markers in place, sc in each sc around until piece measures 7 (8, 9)” from beginning or 2” less than desired length, end at first marker. Ankle: Round 1: Ch 12 (14, 16), skip next 12 (14, 16) sts for Heel opening, sc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, sc in each of 12 (14, 16) ch – 24 (28, 32) sc.Rounds 2-5: sc in each st around. Slip st to first st to join. Fasten off Heel: Round 1: With right side facing, and beginning in first st before ch, sc2tog working along opposite side of ch, sc in next 10 (12, 14) ch sc2tog, sc in skipped 10 (12, 14) sc – 22 (26, 30) sc.Continue to work in sc, working sc2tog at each side edge, until 12 (14, 16) sc remain.Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Fold opening flat so side of heel are lined up with foot side. Using long tail, sew sts of Heel closed. Upper Leg: Reverse sc around top cuff of slipper. Weave in yarn ends.With Black: Foot Pads on bottom of slipper & Eyes: Ch 2, work 6 sc in second chain from hook. Working in rounds, work 2sc in each sc until Foot Pads & Eyes reach desired sizes.Tail: Ch 2, work 6 sc in second chain from hook. Working in loop st, work 2 loop sts in each sc around until Tail circle is 24 loop st around.Sew Foot Pads, Eyes and Tail in place as shown. For Ears use orange: With 2 strands of yard held together, join yarn with sl st in any sc in round 8 on top of Slipper.First Ear: Ch 6 (7, 8) working in back bumps of ch, (dc, hdc) in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 (4, 5) ch; join to Slipper with sl st around sc of same st in Rnd 8 on Slipper as joining, hdc around next sc on round 8 of slipper. Fasten off. Second Ear: Repeat First Ear by joining in sc three sts to the left of First Ear.Weave in yarn ends.If you’re inspired to create a pair of bunny slippers, or something of your own you’d like to share, send me a photo along with directions of how you did it. You just may find your crafty idea right here on my blog!
Posted by Deborah McTiernan /Author of Lilly Noble & Actual Magic /Paranormal books for teenagers