Basic Chunky Slippers


Basic Chunky Slippers

There's no need to go out and buy new slippers when you can just make your own. The Basic Chunky Slippers are a household must-have. These cozy little knit slippers will not only look utterly adorable as you move around the house but also keep your feet warm and comfortable. Perfect as easy knitting projects for beginners, this knit pattern pattern makes learning how to knit slippers a breeze for beginner knitters. They work well as gifts the whole family is sure to love. With only the use of basic garter stitch knitting, you'll have them done in no time. So, what are you waiting for?


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Shetland Chunky Tweeds™ (3 oz/85 g; 125 yds/114 m) Earthly Brown Tweeds (67031) - 2 balls (S/M); 3 balls (L)
  • Bernat® Faux Fur Pompom™ Brown Muskrat (01013) - 2
  • Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch with 2 strands of yarn.

To Fit Lady’s shoe size 5/6 (7/8 - 9/10).
Finished Foot length
Small 5/6 - 9" (23 cm)
Medium 7/8 - 9½" (24 cm)
Large 9/10 - 10½" (26.5 cm)

Beg = Beginning
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Rep = Repeat
Rem = Remaining
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Note: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Beg at Back, with 2 strands of yarn, cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1.
3rd and 4th rows: Knit.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Rep 3rd to 5th rows 4 times more. 8 sts.
Next 2 rows: Cast on 10 sts. Knit to end of row. 28 sts after 2nd row. Place marker on last st of last row.

Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from marked row, measures 4½" [11.5 cm]. Place second set of markers at each end of last row.
Knit for a further 3 (3½ - 4)" [7.5 (9 -10) cm] from 2nd set of markers, ending with a WS row.

Shape Toe:
1st row: K3. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row. 23 sts.
2nd and 4th rows: Knit.
3rd row: K3. *K2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 18 sts.
5th row: *K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 12 sts.
6th row: (K2tog) 6 times. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up firmly. Fasten securely. Using a flat seam, sew instep to 2nd set of markers.
Sew edges of back triangle to cast on sts of sides to form heel.
Sew 1 Pompom to each Slipper as shown.

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This is another one of those patterns I like to find on lazy days when I will be watching tv and looking for something simple to make. My aunt used to keep a box of these near the front door. Anyone who visited could grab a pair and keep their feet nice and warm.

I think slippers are the first things that my Mom taught me how to knit once I perfected how to cast on stitches. I really like the look of those faux fur pompoms on top of the slippers. They really turn the plain ordinary look into a whole new realm.

These slippers look like they'd be easy to make and come out comfy. For the chunky/bulky yarn I would substitute either two strands of worsted weight yarn held together, or vintage rug yarn, which holds up well for slippers and washes well too. Id skip the faux fur pom pom, maybe make a flower or use a big button.

These slippers look great for winter. I do like the look of the pom-pom and have left over yarn which will be perfect for them. These are a great stash buster and I, for one, always needs an extra pair of slippers. Thank you.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

These look really cosy and warm and knitting with two strands of yarn will make them nice and comfy. Having read the pattern it seems easy to knit and with it being thick yarn I do not think it will take long to make them. I have ordered some similar wool in a dark plum colour as I'm not keen on the brown and I have decided against the faux fur pom-poms as they are not my taste at all. Has anyone made these without pom-poms and do you think they need a decoration? I am thinking of just leaving them plain.

I make them without the pom poms for adults all the time, my grandchildren and their pets prefer them though!

These slippers look simple and basic yet warm and cozy! I've wanted to try to knit my own pair for awhile now and this pattern I think is giving me the courage to try. I hope they work out because if they do I'm going to be knitting them up for my family for Christmas. I agree that the pom poms are too big for my taste so I'll use the suggested "How to make Pom Poms" link and make smaller ones for myself if I feel they are needed. Slippers here I come!

I like the look of these and the double strand will make them nice and warm. Haven't made a pattern just like this before so am anxious to some of my chunky yarn to work. The pom poms are a little big for my taste so will use my smaller maker.

Is there an error in chunky slippers? Row 2 - I am thinking knit to the end of the row.

No error in this pattern, was your comment intended for another pattern? On the second row you will only have 2 stitches on the needle before you do the increase in the first stitch so there will only be 1 stitch to knit after the increase. I know this is late, hope it helps someone.

Still waiting for loom knitting patterns!

I love the pom poms -- how do we do that?

The list indicates that you don't make your own, you purchase them through bernat-I will make my own though.

Hi joycepink 4837717, We have a tutorial on the site. Please enter "How to Make Pom Poms" in the search bar. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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