Mary Jane Slippers

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I’ve received many messages via Ravelry about these slippers. It’s more of a tutorial than a pattern. It’s very easy to adjust to your size, but if you still have questions, please feel free to email me!

Crocheted Mary Jane Slippers
(women’s large–9.5-10)



  • worsted weight yarn
  • H-hook
  • 2 buttons
  • tapestry needle
  • you’ll also need some yarn in a contrasting color. I forgot to put that in my photo.

    First, start with 8 DC into a circle. This is how I like to do that:

    see the little tail on bottom? you pull that and it cinches the circle closed, as such:
    after cinching, slst into the top of the first DC, ch 2.

    [See THIS POST, if you need more information about the beginning round.]

    Round 2: 2 DC into each stitch, slst into top of the first DC, ch 2. (16DC)
    Round 3: 1 DC into same place, 2 DC into next st, *1 DC into next st, 2 DC into next* to the end, slst into top of the first DC, ch 2. (24DC)
    Round 4: 1 DC into st and into the next, 2 DC into next st, *1 DC into each of the next 2, 2 DC into the next* to the end of the round, slst into top of the first DC, ch 2. (32DC).

    This is what my piece looked like after round 4:

    Work 2 rounds even (NO INCREASING). By this time, the little “cup” should fit over your toes, like so:
    Now, we’re going to be working back and forth in ROWS. DC into the first 23 stitches, leaving 9 unworked. Ch 2, turn. It will look like this:
    Keep working back and forth over these 23 stitches for 12 rows.

    This is my half-way mark:


    On row 13, DC into first 10 stitches, then DC 3 tog:
    DC to the end, then seam up the heel by putting the right sides together and slip-stitching from the top down to the bottom of the heel:
    I like to grab the back-loop of the half that’s closest to me and the front loop of the other half:

    now, you should have a basic slipper. it will fit kind loose around the sides:

    the following instructions for finishing up the slipper are probably what most people get stuck on. I really hope the photos help.

    Here goes!

    join your yarn at the center back of the slipper, above the heel.
    sc into that same spot, it should be into one half of the side of a DC.
    you’re going to be working down the side of the DC that make the foot of the slipper. work 23 sc down the side, or 2 sc into the side of each row, until you get to a corner:


    At the corner, sc3tog (half of the last side DC, and the first 2 DC on the top.
    SC into next 5 DC.
    sc3tog (last 2 DC on toe top, and half of the first DC up the next side:


    SC 24 times up the side toward the heel.

    you should have space for one last SC, so SC that space together with the first sc.

    (working on the second round of single-crochet): SC2tog
    SC into next 22
    SC3tog at the corner
    SC into next 3
    SC3tog at next corner
    SC into next 22
    slst into next, fasten-off.
    your slipper should fit a little more snug:


    If you had any problems with the previous directions, just improvise. You’re basically just making the edge more snug. I liked to decrease at the heel and at the top two corners near the toe.

    Now, join your CC yarn at the center back.

    SC into same spot.
    SC 31 sts (to where you want your loop closure).
    On SC #32, bring up a loop approx. 2″ long:

    sc as usual (just w/ a big loop!) then sc to the end. slst to first, and fasten-off.

    sew a button across from the loop and you’re done!


    you could also re-inforce the loop by joining your yarn at the loop-sc and SC all the way around it.


    brown mary jane slippers

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    It includes no photos and some instructions/tips on adjusting the size and a different starting method. I still suggest viewing the photos if you have any trouble with the steps, because things can get a little tricky and are hard to explain at some points.

    This pattern is available for free. If you would like to contribute anything toward the cost of maintaining this blog, please feel free to use the donate button below. Every little bit counts. Thank you so much! Enjoy!

    640 comments to Mary Jane Slippers

    • adrianna

      I want to say thank you for your time and effort. I am very new to this and I’ve decided to make this my first attempt at slippers / socks.
      Much love. – AF

    • Audrey Gregan Modikoane

      Thank you for sharing your pattern I am making slippers for family friends.

    • Johanna

      Thank you for such an easy to follow pattern.

    • Crystal

      So cute and lovely! I’ve only made blankets so far.. I will try this slipper in the new year! Thanks so much for your tutorial!!

    • excited to find your blog, I am eager to try your free patterns, will up date you when I have finished one of your projects

    • Susan

      Can’t wait to try them! Made a few of felted material different pattern but these are so cute. Thanks!!

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    • Sherry Mann

      Thank you for the pattern. Have been trying to find it to put on flip flops. Was happy to find yours.

    • Linda Hinson

      I wear a size 11 shoe. What do I do to make it long enough for my foot?

    • Danielle

      Thankyou for posting this, pictures and all. It is very helpful !!! I finally made my first slipper, and with the help of your directions and some improvising I made my first one. Thankyou very much !! Sending a ton of gratitude your way

    • Leola Keaton

      Thank you ever so much for offering your gift to us to create our own projects. I want you to know it is very much appreciated. I truly hope each and every one of us adheres to your wish for copies of your creations not to be copied. Classes for what you provide for free are very expensive. Again, thank you!!

    • Susan

      Do you have the conversions for the other sizes? I’d like to make these for my children in the women’s small (size 5.5-6) to Medium (size 8) sizes for Christmas presents. Thank you!

      • Lynn

        Thank you for this pattern. I would like the conversion to other sizes too. I’ve been working on trying to figure how many stitches. But get stuck. Thanks in advance

    • Kelleen Norton

      Thank u so much 4 the 1st slipper tutorial that was pretty easy to follow! I so appreciate you! I’m makibg this 4 a wonderful friend of mine that lives in Alaska, & is battling breast cancer, & doing chemo therapy! Aloha from Hawaii. U r so AWESOME…

    • Janney

      Cute pattern. It was kind of you to share it, but your instructions could use some improvement.

    • Wendy

      My daughter has wanted these for a long time, but I have not found a pattern that I really like until I saw this. It is perfect and I know it is what she wants. I can make a bunch in different colors for her! Thank you so much!

    • cindy

      Oh Darn, the pattern is crochet! I wish it was a Knitting pattern.

    • Mary Jane,gracias por compartir tu trabajo y amor hacia el ganchillo se un poco hacer zapato tejido,así que los gráficos se me facilita,lo haré me gustó claro que sí,un abrazo desde Michoacán,México

    • Jayanthi

      I tried this pattern with tshirt yarn. It came out well. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

    • Angelica

      Thank you very much for this pattern :) My friend and I are looking forward to our finished products.

    • Hi, could i use dk yarn for this pattern? i cant figure out what the weight difference is and whether doubling it would match or not

    • Jackie

      I am making my third pair….every pair I make – one of my daughters take them..they are the cutest ever…lover your leaf button, my girls are using large fake diamond kinds. Your instructions are so easily converted to whatever size I need Thank you sooooo much


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    • Dana

      Made my first slipper in mins. The list time I tried this I worked for HOURS and ended up giving up and ripping it all out. This is an AMAZING pattern/tutorial!!!!! Much love and blessing to you for sharing your gift!!!!!

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    • Christineh

      Thanks for the simple pattern. I loved it. Easy to make ❤️

    • Melissa King

      Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial Lisa! During this pandemic, I’m teaching my 8.5 yr old daughter how to crochet. She asked to make slippers. She wants cozy ones for the colder months. I can’t thank you enough! Melissa

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