Sweet Knit Slipper Socks


Sweet Knit Slipper Socks

With all the flexibility of socks but all the coziness of slippers, this pattern is your new favorite winter companion.

Sweet Knit Slipper Socks
Sweet Knit Slipper Socks

Whether or not you've knit socks before, these Sweet Knit Slipper Socks are a cinch to accomplish. If you love the feeling of toasty toes on cold winter days, but can't stand the dragging and bulkiness of standard slippers, slipper socks are what you're looking for. Since they're more form-fitting than your standard knit slippers pattern, they look and feel no different from socks and won't restrict your movement. It's easy to throw shoes on over these knit slippers if you need to run out for any reason, which is great for the gal-on-the-go.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts and 22 rows = 4” in St st using larger needle. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished SizeCircumference: 7½ (8½, 9½)”; Foot Length: 10 (10½, 11)”

Materials List

  • Premier Yarns® Sweet Roll™ (100% acrylic; 140 gm/ 245 yds) yarn - #1047-09 Wild Cherry Swirl
  • US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle


Pattern Notes

Slipper Socks are worked from the cuff down with a simple heel flap and three-point toe. Make one size up from your actual foot measurements for loose fitting slippers or stay true to size for thick boot socks.


  1. Cuff

    With smaller needles cast on 30 (34, 38) sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 needles. Join to work in the round taking care not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.

    Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

    Rep Rnd 1 until Cuff measures 2” from cast on.

    Change to larger needles.

    Switch to Stockinette st (knit every rnd) and work until leg measures 7” or desired length from cast on edge.

  2. Heel Flap

    Row 1: K15 (17, 19) sts for heel flap, turn leaving rem sts (instep sts) unworked.
    Row 2: *Sl1 purlwise, p1; rep from * to last st, sl1 purlwise, turn.
    Row 3: Knit.
    Rows 4-14: Rep Rows 2 and 3, 5 more times, then rep Row 2 once more.

    Turn Heel

    Row 1: K8 (9, 10) k2tog, k1, turn.
    Row 2: Sl 1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 3: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1, turn.
    Row 4: Sl 1, p4, p2tog, k1, turn.

    Continue in this manner, working one more stitch before decrease each row until 9 (11, 11) sts remain.

    Next Row (RS): Knit.

  3. Gusset

    With RS facing, pick up and knit 8 sts along left side of heel flap, place marker for first gusset, knit across 15 (17, 19) instep sts, place marker for second gusset, pick up and knit 8 sts along opposite side of heel flap, k4 (5, 5) sts, place marker for beg of rnd – 40 (44, 46) sts. Beginning of rnd is now located in center of heel sts.

    Gusset Decreases

    Rnd 1: K to 4 sts before first marker, k2tog, k to next marker, k2, ssk, knit to end. – 2 sts decreased; 38 (42, 44) sts.
    Rnd 2: Knit.

    Rep Rnds 1-2, 4 (4, 3) more times - 30 (34, 38) sts.

  4. Foot

    Work in Stockinette st until foot measures 7 (7½, 8)” or desired length from back of heel.

  5. Toe

    Rnd 1: Knit, decreasing 0 (1, 2) sts evenly around – 30 (33, 36) sts.
    Rnd 2: [K10 (11, 12), pm] twice, knit to end.
    Rnd 3: *Sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk; rep from * around – 6 sts decreased.
    Rnd 4: Knit.Rep Rnds 3-4, 3 (3, 4) more times – 6 (9, 6) sts rem


Cut yarn leaving long tail. Using tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining sts and pull tail to close. Weave in ends. Block lightly.


knit next 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
purl next 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
place marker
right side/wrong side
slip marker

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