Ballet flats are my favorite shoes. A few years ago, I designed these Ballet Flat Button Slippers to sell at craft fairs. They are excellent craft fair items when made in multiple sizes.
The slippers are simple, fast, and comfortable. They are warm enough to wear on a cold winter night and can be made out of your favorite worsted weight yarn.
These are also a really fun stash buster when made with a variety of wild yarn colors.
Ballet Flat Button Slippers
- Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn in any color, about 180 yds per pair
- Furls Odyssey I (5.5 mm) hook
- Two 1-1.5 inch buttons
- Tapestry needle that will fit through the holes in the buttons
Ch 2 at beginning of row counts as dc.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 8 times. (24)
Rnd 3-11: Sc evenly around. After finishing Round 11, turn. (24)
Row 12: Ch 1, 17 sc. Do not work remaining 7 sts. Turn. (17)
Row 13: Ch 1, 17 sc. Turn. (17)
Repeat Row 13 to achieve desired size.
Size 6 – 23 total rows.
Size 7 – 25 total rows.
Size 8 – 27 total rows.
Size 9 – 29 total rows.
Size 10 – 31 total rows.
Fold last row in half, inside out. Working between both layers, sc back through last row. (8) Turn. Sl st back up the seam. Turn heel right side out.
Ch 1, sc in every other stitch to toe box. Sc in 7 sts across toe box, sc in every other stitch back to heel. Sl st in 1st sc to join. Bind off and weave in ends.
Loosely chain 15.
Row 1: Dc in fourth chain from hook, 11 dc. Turn. (13)
Row 2: Ch 2, 12 dc. Turn. (13)
Row 3: Ch 2, 11 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-2, 2 dc around starting ch of previous row, 2 dc around post of last st in Row 1, 2 dc in 1st chain. Working in the bottom of the starting chain, dc 12. Bind off leaving long tail.
Alight the flap as desired on the top of the toe box, round end facing out. (Make sure you do one facing each direction, so the flaps face outward when worn. When the rounded side of the flap is straight, the other edge will NOT be straight across the bottom. Be sure you pin it so it lays correctly.
Sew button on center of rounded end of flap. Sew through both the flap and the slipper.
Weave in all ends.
Optional: If you want more grip on the bottom of the slippers, you can put dots of puff paint in rows on across the sole of the slippers and the heel.
I’d love to see pictures of your slippers!
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.