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Toddlers Knitted Slippers for the Beginner to Knit

By Edited May 24, 2015 2 20

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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Comments

Jul 24, 2011 8:20am
JudyE
Hello Eileen. Thanks for this pattern. My mum kept me in knitted slippers until knitting got beyond her so I may have a try at making some big enough for myself.
Jul 24, 2011 8:51am
eileen
Thanks Judy, Actually I am just making a pair in wool for myself so will put that one up next as not keen on the craftlon to actually knit with. Thanks
Jul 25, 2011 9:11am
Lynsuz
Great pattern for knitted slippers. Looking forward to the adult one.
Jul 25, 2011 11:00pm
eileen
Lynsuz, yes am still experimenting with the size, slow knitter these days. thanks.
Jul 25, 2011 5:17pm
MoGo
These are great. I made yarn slippers/socks for my kids but crocheted not knitted. I will see if I cn try these. Thanks!
Jul 25, 2011 11:01pm
eileen
Mogo, thanks, I like crochet ones too. but have not got pattern for them.
Jul 27, 2011 8:46am
mommymommymommy
My younger daughter is knitting on ciruclar looms right now, but wants to learn how to knit with needles. This pattern will make a good start for her!
Jul 29, 2011 6:15am
eileen
Thanks MMM, circular looms would be a different way of knitting that's for sure.
I hope it helps your daughter.
Jul 28, 2011 1:01pm
MoGo
Eileen, my crochet patterns are from a Japanese crochet book that my friend gave me and all I did was follow the pictures. I will try to make an article in English (can't read Japanese)but have to look for the copy first.
Jul 29, 2011 6:19am
eileen
Thanks Mogo, yes that was how I copied my knitted bear not actually from a picture I copied mine from the bear itself. I really think anyone can work the pattern out if you know and have experience with decreasing and casting and shaping.
Like you say, but it takes a little bit of practice with looking at picture and measuring and allowing for stitching. Thanks for that. You could write your own article on a crochet one. That would be great and thanks for that.
Sep 13, 2011 11:39pm
freedomw
I've never knitted before. I know someone who has a lot of time to do some knit. She's done socks. They are the same as the ones on the picture. They look like socks to me. They do keep me warm. She's also knitted a blanket for me. I'm so lucky.
Sep 15, 2011 12:40am
eileen
thanks freedom, yes they are lovely and comfortable slippers or you can call them socks. I decorated them different just to show you can vary their appearance. I ended up making a crochet thread and added pom poms and threaded to form a tie in front.
Nov 14, 2011 2:53pm
Ddraig
I self taught knitting 10 years ago. I had been taught basic knitting around 7 years old, but did nothing until my early 20s.
This pattern is one of the best for those learning. Although I have met my match in my eldest daughter. My mother in law, mother and myself just give up for now.
Nov 14, 2011 2:53pm
Ddraig
I self taught knitting 10 years ago. I had been taught basic knitting around 7 years old, but did nothing until my early 20s.
This pattern is one of the best for those learning. Although I have met my match in my eldest daughter. My mother in law, mother and myself just give up for now.
Nov 15, 2011 6:08am
eileen
Ddraig, never give up, just keep trying and learning something new. Writing articles was new to me and many others but we just keep on slogging away at it. Although I have to admit that I have slowed down thats for sure
Nov 15, 2011 5:50pm
footloose
These are cuddly and warm looking. I haven't knitted for ages, but have been thinking about sewing some polar fleece socks. I will bookmark this in case I have knitting time and desire!
Nov 15, 2011 8:48pm
eileen
Thanks footloose, our winter has just finished so will start crochet articles now as too warm for knitting. Thanks hope it works out for you.
Dec 1, 2011 2:13pm
AuroraWindsor
Oh these are so cute! I wish I knew how to knit just so that I could make them. They would make a great gift for an expectant mother.
Dec 2, 2011 1:47am
eileen
Thanks Aurora, yes they would. And it is easy to learn to knit. Just type into google learn how to knit and you will get instructions. thanks again.
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