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Knitted slippers

Keep your feet warm and cosy with these knitted slippers by Kirstie McLeod, which come in a choice of three different looks.

Knitted slippers

Make your tatty old slippers a thing of the past with these washable beauties! Each pair of knitted slippers only takes a ball or two from your yarn stash, so they’re great for using up odd skeins from other projects, and they’re washable too.

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We have three versions of this knitted slipper pattern for you to choose from: plain, striped and decorated with wooden hearts. You’ll also add a pretty edging to your slippers using a simple crochet border. If you haven’t crocheted before, don’t worry – we can help with our collection of how to crochet guides.

Designer Kirstie McLeod, who created the pattern for Simply Knitting magazine issue 39, says: “Keep your toes warm with a pair of knitted slippers. They’re easy to make and a pretty variegated yarn makes a striking effect with very little effort. Add some leather soles or elbow patches to stop yourself sliding around on wooden floors.” You could also try using Sock Stop liquid from Amazon.

Love these? We think you’ll love learning how to make your own fox slippers too! Check out the rest of our knitting patterns and find any tutorials you need in our how to knit section.

To make these knitted slippers you’ll need:

Wooden hearts knitted slippers

  • Patons, Jet Aran (70% wool, 30% alpaca, 50g/175m) 1 ball of Dreamtime (378). This yarn has been discontinued but you could substitute DROPS Nepal. Buy it from Etsy.
  • A pair of 5½mm knitting needles Buy them from The Knitting Network.
  • A 4½mm crochet hook Buy it from The Knitting Network.
  • Two wooden heart buttons Buy them from Ebay.

Striped knitted slippers

  • King Cole, Sprinkles (100% polyester, 50g/59m) 1 ball each of Candy Pink (626) and Polar (620). This yarn has been discontinued but you could substitute Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky. Buy it from The Knitting Network.
  • A pair of 5½mm knitting needles
  • A 4½mm crochet hook

Plain knitted slippers

  • Brigantia, Luxury Aran (100% wool, 100g/160m) 1 ball of Maywine (844). Buy it from Addicted2Knit.
  • A pair of 5½mm knitting needles
  • A 4½mm crochet hook

Knitted slippers pattern

You’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations used in this pattern. If you need help converting to international measurements, have a look at our yarn conversion chart and guide to knitting needle sizes.

Stitches you’ll need for this pattern include how to cast on knitting and how to cast off knitting, plus how to increase a stitch in knitting and how to decrease in knitting. Check out our knitting for beginners guide for more tips and tutorials. You’ll also need to know some crochet stitches: how to chain stitch, how to double crochet and how to make a slip stitch.

Sizes

Small

Medium

Large

Knitted slippers

Knitted slippers heel

Cast on 22 sts using 5½mm needles.

Row 1 Purl.

Row 2 K2tog, K to last 2 sts, k2tog. [20 sts]

Rep these 2 rows until you have 10 sts.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Next row Inc 1, knit to last st, inc 1. [12 sts]

Next row Purl.

Knitted slippers sole

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 22 sts. Continue in stocking stitch without shaping until sole measures 8½ (: 10½)in, 21½ (24: 26½)cm ending with a purl row.

Knitted slippers toe

Next row K2tog, K to last 2 sts, k2tog. [20 sts]

Next row Purl.

Rep these 2 rows until you have 10 sts.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Next row Inc 1, knit to last st, inc 1. [12 sts]

Next row Purl.

Repeat the last two rows until you have 22 sts. Place a row marker (by attaching a stitch marker or scrap of spare yarn to this row).

Continue in st st until it measures 1 (: 2)in, 2½ (4: 5)cm from the row marker, ending with a purl row.

Knitted slipper sides

Next row K7, cast off 8 sts, K7.

Working on these 7 sts, st st until it measures 2½ (3: )in, 6 (: 9)cm.

Cast off.

Rejoin yarn and repeat the same for the other side.

Making up the knitted slippers

Press as instructed on the ball band (or follow our how to blocking knitting projects guide). Sew in all loose ends (see our guide on how to weave in ends in knitting). Turn the slipper so right sides are facing. Fold over the heel and toe section, pin and sew the heel cast on edges to the slipper side cast off edges. Pin and sew the side seams and turn the right way out.

Add a decorative edge to the knitted slippers

Foundation round Join yarn at seam at slipper opening, ch 1, dc into each st, sl st into the 1st ch. Turn slipper so you work from left to right.

Next row Ch 1, dc 1 back into the last st worked, *dc 1 back into the 2nd st from last worked (working toward the right), repeat from * sl st into the 1st ch. Fasten off.

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Download your free knitted slippers pattern:

To download your free slippers knitting pattern, click the link and it will open in a new window: Knitted slippers pattern PDF

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