Knitted slippers

If the beginner knitter is looking for something simple to make then this may be a great way to achieve more experience by making a pair of toddlers knitted slippers for the beginner.

These knitted slippers are made from Crafton ribbon. I followed a pattern that a friend gave me then changed it to suit my tension of knitting. In my opinion when knitting with Crafton I would suggest that you add extra stitches as it does not stretch as much as normal knitting wool. Because the fabric is not as soft as baby knitting wool, I made these larger for the toddler's feet.

Toddlers knitted slippers

Materials you will need:

1 roll Crafton (double)

1 pair no 4 knitting needles

Needle for sewing

Pattern instructions

Cast on 42 stitches (using either method) Finger cast on; knit behind stitch or knit into stitch.

Leave thread long enough to use for stitching seam up

Knit 20 rows (garter stitch) Measure this against heel length of child's foot that you are knitting slippers

Cast off 6 stitches at beginning of next two rows.

Continue knitting in garter stitch for 22 rows or adjust to suit size of child's foot.

Shaping the foot

Knit 6 stitches then knit next two stitches together.

*Knit to last 8 stitches knit two together knit to end row.

Knit next row*

Repeat 3 times from * to*

Cut about 15" of thread and using a needle or bodkin run it through stitches remaining on needle. Pull these stitches tight to form a circle and then stitch up front seam. Cut another piece of thread and stitch up back seam.

Other ideas

You can crochet a chain thread or use some fancy ribbon under the ankle-part to pull it tighter and tie into a bow on the front. To make it more fancy you could make a couple of small pom-poms and stitch onto end of crochet chain.

Sew a piece of lace around the ankle-part to make it look fancier.

Crochet a contrasting edging around it with matching pompoms.

Knit the whole slippers with contrasting colors

Add your own personal touch by trimming them entirely different.

If you found this easy make more as and give away as gifts. You might also like to try knitting some knitted toys and donate them to less fortunate people or use as gifts.

You can also stitch a sole onto the bottom for the child that is harder on foot ware.

Remember you can adjust this pattern by changing needle size, casting on more stitches and knitting more rows to create knitted slippers for other larger members of the family.

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Other Ideas

You can crochet a chain thread or use some fancy ribbon under the ankle part to pull it tighter and tie into a bow on the front. To make it more fancy you could make a couple of small pom-poms and stitch onto end of crochet chain.

  • Sew a piece of lace around the ankle part to make it look fancier.
  • Crochet a contrasting edging around it with matching pompoms.
  • Knit the whole slippers with contrasting colors
  • Add your own personal touch by trimming them entirely different.

If you found this easy make more as and give away as gifts. You might also like to try knitting some knitted toys and donate them to less fortunate people or use as gifts.

You can also stitch a sole onto the bottom for the child that is harder on foot ware.

Remember you can adjust this pattern by changing needle size, casting on more stitches and knitting more rows to create knitted slippers for toddlers or other larger members of the family.

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This would be great to get lots of different ideas