Critter Sock Slippers

By  Mary Ayres 

size: child

  • Critter Sock Slippers


  • White crew socks, 1 pair
  • White felt
  • Lime green furry yarn
  • Pom-poms, 1/2: lime green, bright pink, four each; blue, eight
  • White rubber shelf liner
  • Black flat, two-hole buttons, 5/8”, four
  • Tulip Cool Color Spray: Caribbean Blue; Hot Pink (Duncan)


  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Sewing needle and white quilting thread
  • 1. Cut front of two socks about 2" from heel (sock toes are used to make top head pieces).
  • 2. Cover work surface with plastic. Place toe pieces and two complete socks on work surface with stitched toe facing up. Place piece of cardboard over top of complete socks so front showing is same length as sock toe pieces. Spray socks Hot Pink; let dry. Turn socks over onto clean work surface; spray Caribbean Blue. Let dry. Remove sock top pieces. Turn complete socks over again. Cover pink front of socks with cardboard; spray top of sock Caribbean Blue. Let dry.
  • 3. Cut two shapes from rubber shelf liner slightly smaller than sock bottoms. Use whip stitch to sew shapes to bottom of socks.
  • 4. Lightly stuff sock top pieces. Turn in raw edges 1/4"; whip stitch openings closed. Sew stitched edges of sock pieces to complete socks along line between pink and blue.
  • 5. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut white felt circles slightly larger than buttons. Place buttons on felt circles and sew two to each head, going through stuffed layer.
  • 6. To make tuft of hair, wrap yarn twenty times around 2"-wide cardboard. Insert 10" yarn length through one end of cardboard and knot tightly around wrapped yarn. Cut yarn at opposite end of cardboard. Sew yarn center to top of head through stuffed layer. Trim hair even.
  • 7. Sew pom-poms to socks, knotting thread ends between pompoms since top of sock will stretch when worn.