Grandma's Simple Knit Slippers
Check out this free knit slippers for beginners pattern and discover how easy it is to knit your own pair.
Check out Grandma's Simple Knit Slippers to learn how to knit slippers for your loved ones. Who doesn't love a comfy, cozy, handmade gift? This pattern is very beginner friendly as it utilizes basic stitches such as the garter stitch and purling method. Furthermore, this knitted slippers pattern can be made in a variety of sizes ranging from children's sizes to adult sizes.
This is the perfect knitting pattern to make as a gift, since the color can be changed and customized to match the person you are making them for. Plus, if you are more experienced with knitting, you can add embellishments such as pom poms to personalize the gift even more. Without further ado, let's learn how to knit slippers with straight needles.
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Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge4 sts = 1 inch and 6 rows (3 garter stitch ridges) = 1 inch
Finished SizeInstructions are given in small size (medium size and large size) are in parentheses.
- Two skeins of yarn, colors of your choice
- US 10 or 6mm size knitting needles
- Large plastic needle
- Regular sewing needle and thread
- Two decorative buttons
Cast on 29 (35-41) sts using 2 strands of yarn.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: K9 (11-13), *P1,K9(11-13), repeat from *once more.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 15 (17-19) ridges on right side, ending with Row 2
Row 1: P1, *K1,P1, repeat from *across row
Row 2: K1 *P1,K1, repeat from *across row
Repeat these 2 rows until you have 12 rows (14-16) then work row 1 once more, cut off yarn leaving an 8” end.
Draw 8” end through remaining sts and pull up tightly, then sew with large plastic needle from beginning of ribbing to form toe. Fold cast on edge in half and sew inside seam for center back.
Make 2 pom-poms and tie to each front side tightly and knot to inside of slipper. You will notice that the pom-poms on the brown pair of slippers were not cut but just folded and tied in the center. The pom-poms on the pink pair were cut and laid down in a half circle and then the heart button was sewn on. Get creative with the buttons and pom-poms and make each more unique.
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