Free Craft Project
Knit Lady Slippers
Although this pattern is for an adult, it can be changed to make any size slipper you would like. (You can also try these crochet slippers).
You will be knitting two strands of yarn at once for the slipper itself, so you need to create two balls from a single skein. Or, you can simply use two skeins of yarn instead.
- 1 skein of yarn
- pompom maker (or you can make one yourself - see instructions below)
- number 8 knitting needles
- size "H" crochet hook
- large-eyed sewing needle
Cast on 23 stitches.
Row 1 - K9, P1, increase in next stitch, K1, increase in next stitch, P1, K9.
Row 2 - K across row.
Row 3 - K9, P1, increase in next stitch, K3, increase in next stitch, P1, K9.
Row 4 - K across row.
Row 5 - K9, P1, increase in next stitch, K5, increase in next stitch, P1, K9.
Row 6 - K across row.
Row 7 - K9, P1, K9, P1, K9.
Row 8 - K across row.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until it is 4 inches, finishing on the right side of the piece.
Row 1 - P1, K1, P1, K1, etc.
Row 2 - K1, P1, K1, P1, etc.
Repeat until ribbing is 5 inches.
Cut a 10" piece of yarn and thread it through all the stitches, then remove from knitting needle. Pull piece of yarn tight and tie off (this will be the toe of the slipper).
Repeat the entire instructions for the second slipper.
On each completed slipper, stitch their open seams together where necessary. Single crochet around each of the top edges twice. At the top front of each slipper, add whatever size pompom you feel is suitable.
If you don't have an actual pompom maker, you can simply cut a narrow, 6" long rectangle from a stiff piece of cardboard (the width of the rectangle depends on how large a pompom you wish to create). Cut a slit down the center of the cardboard, stopping 1" from the opposite end.
Take a 12" piece of yarn and slide it down to the bottom of the slit. Starting at the bottom of the slit, wrap several inches of the cardboard with yarn (loose enough for the cardboard to remain flat). Pull the ends of the 12" piece of yarn up around the part you just wrapped and create a slip knot. Gently pull it snug until you can slide all the yarn off the cardboard without losing the loops of the pompom. You might need to keep tightening the slip knot as you're gradually sliding the yarn off the cardboard.
Once the wrapped yarn is completely removed, draw the knot up tight and tie it one or two more times to keep it from coming loose. Now just snip all of the loops of the pompom with scissors, shaping as necessary. Use the ends of the tie piece of yarn to secure the pompom to the slipper.