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How to Work in the Ends While Knitting

How to work in ends while knitting

This simple technique is something that I’ve been meaning to share for quite sometime. And since I’ve received a number of comments regarding the number of ends for my Owl Slippers and Moccasin Slippers, I realized I needed to get on this ASAP. I may do a video are some point, but since it was easier to take photos while I was making samples for the kid version of the moccasin slippers, a photo tutorial is what you get.

And I don’t have instructions for left handed people. I’m so sorry about that. I’m right handed so it’s what I have to work with.

Step 1:

With the right side of your work facing you, put your needle through the stitch as if you were to knit. With the end at the back of your work, lay the end over your working needle. With your left hand, hold the end snug, not tight.

Step 2:

Place the working yarn over the needle as you normally would and knit the stitch. Do NOT catch or pull the end through while knitting the stitch.

Drop the stitch from the non-working needle as you normally would.

Step 3:

Drop the end (or hold out of the way) and knit the next stitch.

Repeat steps 1-3 for roughly 10 stitches. With this technique you are alternating in order to catch the end between the stitches at the back of your work as shown below.

What it looks like from the wrong side.
View from the front. Can’t see the end at all!

When you are done, pull the end so it is snug. It’ll take up any slack that’s between the stitches you skipped. Before I trim it off, I always stretch the final piece to make sure there is just enough slack to ensure there’s no puckering.

If you need a little more security, you can always give an additional back weave with a tapestry needle to catch the end of the end a bit, but I don’t.

And yes, this does keep the yarn in place even with 100% acrylic yarn. I’ve made a number of slippers with the ends worked in this way and an afghan. I’ve washed the afghan a number of times with no issue whatsoever.

I hope this helps speed up your work. I hate sewing in ends just as much as the next person and anything that lessens the number of them is worth a huge 👍🏼 in my books.

And I also haven’t had much success doing this with purl stitches. If you have any ideas, by all means, let us know in the comment section.

The K1 P1 ribbing that I do for the cuffs of my Owl Fingerless Gloves works well using this method, too. Catch the end on your knit stitch and purl the purl stitch as you normally would. Because it is right on the cuff and needs to stretch and contract, I do catch the end a bit with a tapestry needle just to give it a little extra security.

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FREE Knitted Slipper Pattern

FREE Knitted Slippers Pattern

This is a simplified version of my very popular Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern. I realized that not everyone may want owls on their slippers. That a more plain slipper was something that any man, woman or child would wear as “knitted slippers” without fear of judgement (and if you’re so inclined to experience that lack of judgment, you can now buy a finished pair here – Adult Moccasin Slippers or in my Etsy shop). I’m not sure about someone who’d judge someone wearing owl slippers, but that’s really not the point. And oh yeah. The child sizes are coming. I need to do a little more tweaking on the stitch counts for the smaller pairs. There’s not quite enough stitches at the cast on to go around the ankle when calculated proportionally. Wtf maths?? Ugh!


Because of the crazy amount of downloads of my patterns, this will not be made available as a download. You can read it online only. If there is enough demand and folks are willing to either subscribe to my newsletter to receive the coupon code giving you access all downloads being free or pay the 50¢ for a download, I may reconsider. Let me know in the comments how you feel. Until then the ad supported version will remain the only option.

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This isn’t a pattern for beginners, but if you know how to knit a stitch, pick up stitches and knit two stitches together, you should be okay. I used a very different technique involving multiple sets of needles. I included photos to demonstrate how I’m using the extra set and it totally works! Trust me.

Things You Need

If you are uncertain or having trouble finding what you need to make these slippers, clicking any of the links below will show you exactly what you need. And if you decide to order through Amazon, it will be delivered right to your door and help support the hosting costs of the website (I do get a small commission from sales through Amazon).

And because this pattern is so basic with no pattern of any sort, it’s a great knitting pattern to highlight the colour of your yarn. I have a weakness for variegated/shaded yarns. Don’t ask me why… My grandma did too. It must be genetic. I find the self-striping looks terrible and give it a 1/10. Would not recommend.

1 ball of worsted weight yarn (average 260 yard, 5 oz or 141 gram ball will be more than enough). I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn when designing the pattern but any worsted weight yarn will suffice.

2 sets of size 4 mm (US size 6) single point knitting needles.

Stitch holder

Cable needle

Needle and thread to sew on eyes

Tapestry needle to sew in ends. You can also use this handy tutorial to show you how to work in the ends while knitting these slippers.

Use this product to make knitted slippers less slippery.

Gauge

With size 4 mm (US size 6) needles or whatever size you need to obtain the correct number of stitches and rows. Be sure to check your gauge otherwise the sizing won’t be correct.

In garter stitch

4” = 16 sts

4” = 40 rows


Sizes (are written as such)

Women’s 6-7 (8-9,10-11, 12-13)

Men’s 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

To Begin

Cast on 36 (38, 40, 42)

Knit across for 22 (24, 26, 28) rows. Break yarn when completed last row.

Toe Flap

Row 7: With RIGHT side facing, transfer the first 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches to a stitch holder. Reattach the yarn and knit the next 14 stitches (the start of the toe flap with the owl motif). Leave the remaining 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches on the needle unworked.

The following rows are worked back and forth on the 14 toe flap stitches only!

Knit across for 42 (44, 46, 48) rows.

Break yarn. You’ll have the 14 stitches of the toe flap on your needle and the 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches you left on the needle when you started making the toe flap.


Making the Sides of the Slipper

This is where you’re going to need the extra set of knitting needles. You’ll be knitting back and forth in rows but the turn around the toe is too tight to use circular needles. For this, you’ll put the 14 toe flap stitches on one of your extra needles. It’s a little unconventional, but it works.

Next Row: With the RIGHT side facing, transfer the 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches from the stitch holder onto one of your needles. Attach your yarn and knit the 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches. Pick up 21 (22, 23, 24) stitches evenly along the edge of the toe flap. (All of these stitches are on ONE needle. (32 34, 36, 38) stitches on this needle)

With another needle, knit the 14 stitches of the toe flap. Leave the remaining 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches on the other needle unworked for now. (14 stitches on this needle)

With another needle, pick up 21 (22, 23, 24) stitches evenly along the side of the toe flap. Knit the remaining 11 (12, 13, 14) stitches on the next needle. (32, 34, 36, 38) stitches on this needle)

You should now have 3 needles holding stitches with all the points pointing as shown below when laid flat. You also have one spare needle to knit with. You are now going to knit in rows, back and forth with these three needles. Once you finish knitting all the stitches on one needle, move on to the next needle (the point of the needle is right there) until you complete the row.

How to knit slippers
I used a double pointed needle to work my 14 stitches for the toe only because it was handy. A regular needle works!

Another way to say it for the following rows, knit all the stitches forming the side of the slipper, knit the 14 stitches holding the toe flap stitches, then knit the other side of the slipper (counts as one row). Turn. Repeat.

Knit the next 10 (12, 14, 16) rows

There are 5 (6, 7, 8) ridges on the tip of the toe.

The photo below shows the 5 ridges for the women’s size 6-7 or the men’s 5-6.

How to knit slippers
These are the ridges picked up along the toe flap

Making the Sole

Next Row: With WRONG side facing. Cast off all the stitches from the first needle loosely. You’ll need to pass the last stitch from the first needle over the first stitch of the toe flap stitches (second needle).

Knitted Owl Slippers - Making the Sole
Knitted Owl Slippers - Making the Sole

Using the same needle that now has one stitch, knit the remaining 13 stitches of the toe flap. Cast off all the stitches from the third needle loosely. Break yarn.

Next Row: With the RIGHT side facing, attach yarn and knit the first stitch of the cast off stitches by the toe flap (cast off stitch on the right by the point of the needle).

How to knit slippers
This photo is taken from the right side.

K2tog. Knit to the last 2 stitches K2tog. Pick up the cast off stitch by the point of your needle. (14 stitches).

Knitting Pattern - Owl Slippers
Left edge

Quick tip – wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle and turn it down to pull the yarn through the cast off stitch on the right. If you have a hard time doing this, you can also use a crochet hook to pull the loop through and place that loop on your working needle.

You now are working back and forth along the bottom of the foot picking up one cast off stitch on each side as you go.

Next Row: Knit across.

🦋 Next Row: Pick up the next stitch of the cast off stitches. K2tog. Knit to the last 2 stitches K2tog. Pick up the cast off stitch on the other side of the slipper by the point of your needle. (14 stitches).

Owl Slippers Knitting Pattern - Pick up a Stitch
Right edge

Next Row: Knit across 🦋

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 down the entire length of the foot. There are equal number of cast off stitches along each side. How many rows varies depending on the size of slipper you’re making. Be sure to end with a completed knit across row.

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Making the Heel

🧚🏽‍♀️ Next Row: With the RIGHT side facing, pick up a stitch in the row closest to the sole of the slipper. Count how many ridges it is for the size you are making. K2tog twice. Knit to the last 4 stitches. K2tog twice. Count downtime same number of ridges on the other side and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. (12 stitches).

Owl Slippers knitting pattern

The photo above shows 9 rows of ridges. You’ll have more than 9 ridges when making the adult size of this slipper. (I reused the photo from the owl slippers 😉)

Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern
Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern

The photo above shows 9 rows of ridges.

Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down one ridge less than the previous row and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Count down the same number of ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it on the other side.

Next Row: Knit across. 🧚🏽‍♀️ Repeat from 🧚🏽‍♀️ to 🧚🏽‍♀️ until 6 stitches remain.

Next Row: Pick up a stitch beneath the next ridge. K2tog 3 times. Pick up a stitch in the space beneath the next ridge on the other side.

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: K2tog, K1, K2tog. Pass the middle stitch on your working needle over the stitch on the left. Pass the stitch on the right over the stitch on the left. (Or you can turn your work and knit the 3 sts together).

Break yarn leaving a length of yarn long enough (8ish inches) to sew up the remaining seam.

Make another slipper.

Yes, they do look a little boxy when they’re done and not on a foot. The stretch of the garter stitch allows these slippers to stretch around the contours of any foot easily.


Hints and Tips

If you want a longer cuff at the top, work more rows than stated at the beginning when you cast on.

When picking up stitches from the cast off row, be sure you’re really moving on to the next cast off stitch! It’s an easy mistake to pick up a stitch in a stitch you already picked up. If in doubt, give the needle holding the stitches a bit of a tug. You’ll see the yarn move slightly at the very back, closest to the needle. Pick up a stitch at the NEXT cast off stitch.

If you don’t have the same number of stitches on both sides when you are forming the sole, you may have picked up a stitch twice in one stitch or missed one. Don’t worry! This is fixable. You can skip one cast off stitch if you need to make it even, or pick up a cast off stitch twice on the other side. There’s enough stretch in the slipper that any puckering this causes won’t be overly visible if you’re off by a stitch or two.

Picking up the stitches evenly along the toe flap is about 1 stitch every ridge.

To speed up finishing the slippers and not have so many ends to sew in, hold the yarn ends to the back of your work as you knit.

Abbreviations

k – knit

k2tog – knit 2 together

st – stitch

sts – stitches

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or send me your questions here. If there is a typo or stitch count that’s off, let me know in the comments! I type these out from notes I make when designing the slippers. It’s easy, and embarassingly common for me to miss something.

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Leaf Assortment Scarf by Wiam’s Crafts

There’s not much that I don’t like about this crocheted scarf! From the great photos of the final project, to the colour of yarn chosen, to the detail of the pattern with tons of how-to photos! Not only is the pattern written out in the standard style, but the author of the blog included a crochet chart if that’s how you prefer to read patterns. Or let’s be honest. Not everyone speaks English. A crochet chart helps to solve that problem.

If you want to start crocheting your own version of this delightful scarf, here’s the link to get you there – Leaf Assortment Scarf.

If you want to add to the leaf assortment collection, there is also a headband with the same motif, and as the date of publication of my post, the matching hat is on it’s way!

Don’t miss out on all the other great crochet and knitting patterns on this site! Scroll down the page and past the comments to see a number of other popular patterns that are available.

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How to Knit Adult Slippers – FREE Knitting Pattern

How to knit adult slippers

I’ve decided to share one of my most favourite things to knit…slippers just like my mom used to make. I’ve given the pattern so anyone can create them for adults from a woman’s size 7-12 or a man’s 6-11. This is by far my most popular pattern I have ever written and has been dowloaded and viewed thousands of times through various online channels. 

If you’re not a fan of being online, you can also download the ad free PDF version of the pattern directly from the download section of this website for a small fee – How to Knit Adult Slippers. Once there, it’s a straight forward process. You need to register to be able to access downloads.

If that is too much of a hassle, you can also find it in my Etsy shop for the same small fee.

How to Knit Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern

As my latest addition, I’ve also converted this pattern to children’s sizes. You can use this link to see my FREE children’s knitted slippers pattern. Both of these patterns are great to practice if you are a new knitter. Make sure you maintain the correct gauge! The sizing for the slippers is based on it. If you match your gauge to mine then the sizing should work out correctly.

I’ve also added all of the the videos for the necessary knitting stitches you’ll need to make these slippers.You can watch them right on this site by clicking this link –  Basic Knitting Stitches. I’ve also embedded the complete step-by-step video showing how to make these. Scroll down or click here to the end of the page to watch it right here. FYI – all the links on this page open in a new page so you won’t lose this one.


I’ve also added links to the specific stitches that you need within the pattern itself.  For example, if you forget how to gather stitches to form the toe, there’s a link right there to go to the video.


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Don’t think you can make these yourself?  Or maybe you would like some examples.  Either way you can check them out in my online shop

Things you will need:

If you are uncertain or having trouble finding what you need to make these slippers, clicking any of the links below will show you exactly what you need. And if you decide to order through Amazon, it will be delivered right to your door and help support the hosting costs of the website (I do get a small commission from sales through Amazon).

200 gr of worsted weight yarn (this is an estimate. One large ball from any retailer will do.)

Set of 2 size 5 (US size 8) knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew the seams.

Gauge:

12 rows stockinette  = 2″

9 stitches stockinette = 2″

Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Slippers are given for a woman’s size 7-8 (9-10, 11-12) or a man’s sizes 6-7 (8-9, 10-11). The foot lengths of a man’s size 6-7 are about the same as that of a woman’s size 7-8 and so on.

Cast on 40 sts

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: K13 P1 K12 P1 K13

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 36 (42, 48) more times.

Shape toe:

Next Row: With right side of work facing you P1 *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 5 more times K14  *(P1 K1) Repeat from * 5 more times. P1 {This is K1 P1 Ribbing.}

Next Row:  With wrong side facing you *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 6 more times K12 *(P1 K1) Repeat from * 6 more times.

Repeat these 2 rows for 22 (26, 30) more rows. 24 (28, 32) rows ribbed TOTAL.

Next Row: With right side facing K2tog 12 times.  K1. K2tog 7 times P1.  21 stitches remaining.

Next Row: P8 K6 P7

Next Row: K2tog 10 times. K1. 11 stitches.

Next Row: P5 K3 P3.

Last Row: Draw yarn through loops (AKA gather stitches) and pull together to form toe.  Sew seam up to start of ribbed stitches.


To form back flap of heel:

With right side of work facing you pick up 14 stitches between the fold lines that mark the sole of the slipper. A lot of people have messaged me over the years not knowing how to do this. I made a video! It’s actually for another pattern but is exactly the same as this. Here’s the link to the video – Picking up Stitches for the Heel 

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: Knit across.

Row 3: K2tog K10 K2tog.  12 stitches

Row 4: Knit across.

Row 5: Knit across.

Row 6: K2tog K8 K2tog. 10 stitches.

Row 7: Knit across.

Row 8: Knit across.

Row 9: K2tog K6 K2tog.  8 stitches

Row 10: Knit across.

Row 11: Knit across.

Row 12: K2tog K4 K2tog. 6 stitches.

Row 13: Knit across.

Row 14: Knit across.

Row 15: K2tog K2 K2tog.  4 stitches

Row 16: Knit across.

Row 17: Knit across.

Row 18: K2tog twice. 2 stitches.

Row 19: Knit across.

Bind off

Sew up seems for heel flap. Work in ends. Make another to match.

Like all of my patterns you have my permission to sell and/or give away the slippers that you make using this pattern.  You are NOT permitted to reprint this pattern in any form, physical or digital, unless you have obtained my written permission to do so.  If you would like to link back, that always awesome and feel free to do so.  Happy knitting!!


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Crochet Washcloths – 3 Free Textured Patterns

Crochet washcloth pattern

Who could use more washcloths? Let’s be honest, who couldn’t.

These wonderful and easy to make crochet dishcloths are just what you need to make if you’re looking for something simple and repetitive to occupy your mind while watching TV or binging the latest series on Netflix. I’m partial to Indian Matchmaking right now myself 🥰

As the title and photos suggest, there are three different versions of this washcloth available on the Hands Yarn Hook website, all on one page which makes it even easier to navigate. This link will take you to the page: Crochet Washcloths – 3 Free Textured Patterns

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Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Knitted Fingerless gloves

Inspired by the series Outlander, these gorgeous fingerless gloves are absolutely lovely! Like the designer Louise Bollanos, I too enjoy of the show and have noticed the great hand knit items that Claire wears throughout the series. The Hobbit was also pretty awesome and had knitters right onset knitting stuff. For real. It was in the extended version behind the scenes if you’d like to see for yourself. But I digress…

These fingerless gloves are knit in the round on double point needles (dpn) and the use of a cable needle. If you are comfortable with both techniques, then this pattern should be no problem for you to make.

You’ll need to scroll quite a ways down the page 👉🏽 Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern 👈🏽 to get to the pattern, but it’s there. If you would prefer an ad free version, you can purchase, download and print the knitting pattern from her online shop here – Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern PDF

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Healing Granny Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern

Everyone likes to have a nice blanket or afghan to cuddle under on those chilly winter days or cool rainy nights. This free crochet afghan pattern is available in six standard sizes, which is great because what one person would like isn’t necessary the same for everyone. And let’s be honest…not everyone has the patience or desire to crochet a blanket the size of a king size bed when a lap blanket will suffice. I am not a bedspread of any size blanket crocheter. Just saying.

All of the pattern sizes were test crocheted so there should be no problem in stitch counts when making it. Though the designer used Caron Big Cakes to make her version, I’m certain that any worsted weight yarn colour combinations will work. The Caron Cakes and any other self striping yarn would work and result in having less ends to sew in. Standard skeins would also be ok, but the again…sewing in ends may get tedious.

On the website page 👉🏽 Healing Granny Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern 👈🏽 there is both the standard written out crochet pattern. Further down the page, there is also a crochet chart if that is what you would prefer.

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Knitting Calculator

“Increase stitches evenly across” – dreaded words when reading a knitting pattern.

If you have ever needed to decrease or increase stitches evenly while knitting and have a difficult time calculating how many stitches to leave between the increases or decreases, then you’re in luck! There’s a handy dandy calculator that I found online that can do the math for you and make your life so much easier.

If you go to this link – Knitting Stitch Calculator you can easily enter the number of stitches you have to what your final number of stitches need to be; both increase stitches or decrease stitches. It will even calculate how many rows to do the knitting increases or decreases.

As an added bonus, it will even calculate the knitting decreases required to make a standard sleeve. And all of this math is done for you at absolutely no charge. Who could ask for more!

I have used this page innumerable times ever since I found it and has saved me so much time from doing complicated math, that wasn’t right anyways, and having to frog everything  I had done. The frustration it’s prevented is almost incalculable!

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Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits

Valentina shares step by step instructions for knitting this beautiful lace knit shawl. It would look gorgeous made with all of the self-striping yarns that are out there. The triangular shawl shape, with a diamond repeat pattern features a border edge with a series of romantic floral bouquet motifs.

Read the pattern online here: Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits

 

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Crochet Butterfly Applique

This beautiful crochet Butterfly applique is made from crocheted hearts. Make the hearts and sew them together! It really couldn’t be much easier than that!

Be sure to check out the rest of her awesome site. She has a bunch of great free crochet patterns I’m sure you’ll enjoy!

Check out here website here:

Golden Lucy Crafts

Happy crocheting!!

 

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FREE Knitted Jewelry Patterns

If you’re looking to knit something different than a pair of slippers, sweaters, socks or mittens, look no further (and I bet you didn’t even know that knitted jewelry was “a thing” 😉). Well folks, it certainly is and here are a few of my favourite designs that I found online to share with you.


Leaf Lace Cotton Cuff 

OMG the is so pretty!!! The free PDF is available as a download through Ravelry. Includes both written and chart instructions and is written in English and Dutch.

Download it here – Leaf Lace Cotton Cuff


Knitted Bluebird Brooch 

I really like the look of this one. Simple and cute! Be warned. I’m not sure how long/if the link will continue to work. This was apparently uploaded to the internet a while ago and is actually in an archive section. It may take a while to load the page.

Hope this works, but here’s the link – Knitted Bluebird Brooch


Knecklace

Love the title for this one 😅. This is another one of those knitting patterns that really can be made to suit the wearer with something as simple as choosing a variegated yarn. Regardless, this lacy necklace would make a great gift, even or yourself 😉

Read it here – Knecklace


Perdita – A Pretty Knitted Bracelet

I absolutely love this and is what inspired this list, if I can be honest. The pattern is written out in full as a chart AND as the written pattern. I love the final look of this knitted bracelet.

You can read it here – Perdita


Band Cuffs

These would look great alone or stacked together as shown. And what a great way to use up the left over stash! (We all have those tiny balls that we hoard for projects just like these. Admit it.) 

Read it online or get the PDF here – Band Cuffs


The Nameless Choker

If you’re into lace knitting, this may be right up your alley. Made with a small quantity of sock yarn, you could get a bunch of different effects if using a variegated yarn. 

You can read the pattern in full online here – The Nameless Choker

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Excellent Blogs You Should Read

knitting pattern watermelon slippers

As a blogger and pattern creator myself, I always have a soft spot for my fellow online posters of great patterns. I think there is something to be said for folks that go out of their way to design a pattern, a ton of work btw, and then give it away for free! So here is my latest shoutout to those I’ve found on the “intertubes” that deserve a a few extra page visits, views, likes and shares thrown their way.


Watermelon Chunky Slippers

These are some super cute slippers! Designed to fit both adults and children, you can read this pattern in full on the blog here. And did I mention, it’s free 😉

Kreisel Fingerless Gloves

I’ve always been a fan of crocheted mittens of any style, but I REALLY like the looks of these. I’m a fan of both the design and the colour. Bit of a sucker for the cooler shades… You can read the pattern on the blog here.

Annabelle by DROPS Design

I’m always so impressed by the number of patterns available at this site and love these crocheted slippers! You can read the pattern for this lovely design here.

Ombre Basket Pattern

I actually like this purse/basket so much that I’m going to share this one again. I did once with another website I was running, but that’s a story for another day. The basket is going to turn out based entirely on the yarn colour selections. I know that the yarn cakes are really popular right now but the colour changes may not be short enough to get this fabulous colour transition. But enough on my views, get to making this now! Read the pattern here.

This is a great project for anyone! If you’re learning how to crochet or even if you’re an experienced crocheter (is that even a word) you’ll find the final product super useful. I have one sitting by my kitchen sink right now. And it was from a fellow crocheter (still not sure if that’s a word 🤔). I’m including the how to video and the link where you can read the pattern online – The Best Kitchen Scrubbie

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Stuff for Kids – FREE Knitting Patterns

Dishcloth

Sometimes it’s nice to have smaller projects that use up our stash ends. Sometimes we want to give something to that favourite child in our lives. Maybe we are sill looking for an excuse to make something a little more on the fun and whimsical side. Whatever the reason, knitting patterns designed for children seem to involve all those factors. Here’s a quick sampling of the few things I’ve found lurking about on the web.


Almost Lost Washcloth

So not necessarily a kid thing, it’s a bit more on the whimsical side by not being your basic square washcloth. It looks like tit’s knitted in the round but in reality, it’s knitted flat on 2 needles. The swooping effect is created by leaving a few stitches on the needle. Very ingenious. Click here to read the pattern online.

Stacking Stars

Remember the stacking rings that children played with years ago? MThat was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. The star motif for the pattern is the same regardless of the size. What creates the difference in the sizes of the star is how many repeats you do. Available as a download only, You can get the pattern through Ravelry here – Stacking Stars

Snowman Hat Knitting Pattern

Awesomely super cute! Knit up this toque (I’m Canadian, that’s what we call these here 😉) that’s sure to make all the preschoolers a little envious. You can read the pattern in full online here. There is also a PDF download but there is a fee required for that. The links to the downloads are on the website.

Bear With Me Dishcloth

Available as a PDF download from KnitPicks, (tons of patterns there btw), I added this primarily because of the awwwwwww factor. You can get the pattern here – Bear Washcloth

Knitted Pencil Case

I didn’t know that a knitted pencil case was a thing until I found this. I have to admit, I like it. Available as a download only, you can find it on Ravelry here – The Toby Case

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Free Knitting Patterns that Can Make a Difference – Knitting for Charity

knitting pattern for a tote bag

Knitting patterns that either help raise awareness for a cause or charity or are to give to someone comfort in their time of need. If you can’t directly help the organization that provides the pattern, maybe you can start a similar group to help those that live in your community. Let this page be an inspiration to you.


Tote for a Cause

Knit up this tote bag to help raise cancer awareness. This would make a great gift for someone as a show of support. Get the pattern here – Tote for a Cause 

Knitted Knockers

These “knockers” are useful for ladies as a prosthetic after a mastectomy. These are especially useful if the surgery is recent and the patient is tender. Just about every country out there has a chapter of this group. A little research will certainly turn up something near you. The link provided here offers complete step-by-step videos and has both crocheted and knitted versions of the patterns to download for free. Download the pattern – Knitted Knockers

Baby Angel Pocket or Blanket

These are for babies that have been lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth and other complications. There is both a crocheted and knitted version of this pattern. Click here to get the pattern – Baby Angel Pocket or Blanket Why you may want to make these for your local hospital (as taken from the page linked to this entry) :
  • The babies are treated with dignity and respect just as a live baby would be wrapped up when it is born.
  • The blankets and angel pockets help hospital staff present babies to their family in a respectful way.
  • The angel pockets allow parents to ‘hold’ their baby without touching their skin, which is very fragile and deteriorates quite quickly.
  • A dead baby’s body starts to seep fluids shortly after death and the blankets help to ‘soak up’ some of that fluid.
  • Some parents want to keep the blankets they have bought for their baby so choose to bury or cremate them in the donated blanket.
  • The blankets may be kept as a keepsake. When there is very little to show for a baby, a pretty angel pocket or blanket will often be treasured forever.

Knitting Pattern: Five Finger Puppets

It can get pretty dull for anyone who’s stuck in a hospital for any length of time. It’s even harder if you’re a young child. Why not whip up these cute inner puppets. You probably have enough leftovers in your stash to make them right now (I know I do). Read the pattern in full here – Five Finger Puppets 

Pink Ribbon Hat

Another knitting pattern to help raise awareness of breast cancer and show your support for those who’s lives it touches. Read the pattern online here – Pink Ribbon Hat

Hello Preemie Free Baby Hat Knitting Pattern 

These are perfect for the tiny little newborns in the hospital. They look super cute and help keep these new additions warm. Just about every hospital with babies can use these. Get the pattern here – Hello Preemie Free Baby Hat

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Socks, Slippers and More!!

knitted bunny slippers

I do like a nice pair of slippers; I certainly do design a lot. But for some reason, maybe because all my spawn are older, I don’t get around to making children’s sizes very often. I actually don’t get around to designing much of anything for kids. Maybe I should… or better yet, I’ll let all the other good people out there design for kids and I’ll share their patterns on my website!

So with that, here is this week’s instalment of some fun, cute and quick to make knitting patterns for children I thought may tickle your fancy. And because I didn’t want anyone to feel left out, there is a treat for you adults in here too. Who doesn’t love Bunny Slippers 🐰😍


Knit Animal Slippers for Children

This is a basic knitted slipper pattern for kids with instructions on how to make cat and the dog head as shown. There are other head patterns that you can buy. Read the pattern here – Animal Slippers

Knit Mice Socks for Kids

OMG! How cute are these!! A basic sock design with a few extra embellishments at the end to create some genuine mouse-y goodness. Now I don’t want to toot my own horn too much, but if you want to make something similar for an adult, I have a knitted sock pattern for adults all ready to go on here. Just sayin’ is all… You can read the pattern for these super cuties here – Knit Mice Socks

Das Monster – Knitted Toddler Pants

Possibly the most fantastic knitted toddler pants to ever be created. And though the original pattern was more like the purple and green ones with the teeth, with a bit of tweaking, you could personalize these to be like the Elmo ones. But of course that would be Elmo inspired or a tribute to Elmo. Not the actual Elmo himself because that would be copyright infringement and we don’t want none of that sorta stuff ’round here. Read the pattern here – Das Monster

Duck Feet – Knitted Slippers/Socks

I’ve shared these awesome slippers or socks before because I love them so much! This version is written for toddlers, but you can make them for adults too! Go to Ravelry and you can download the PDF from the same designer. The pattern is written in full here – Knitted Duck Feet for toddlers and here – Duck Feet for Adults.

Bunny Toes – Knitted Baby Booties

Yet another super cute pair of what really are tiny socks with ears and a bit of extra embroidery. But gosh, darn it! Look at what you get! The pattern ranges from 1 month to 4 years. I haven’t tried this pattern yet, but it’s done with very fine yarn and small DPN. If you used a larger gauge of needle and some thicker yarn, it may magically transform into adult sized socks. The number of cast on stitches is the same as my socks, so technically, it should work… let me know if you try. Read the pattern here – Bunny Toes – Knitted Baby Booties

Bunny Hop – Thrummed Bunny Slippers

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what “thrummed” or “thrumming” was (or that it was even a word) until I found this pattern. Thankfully, this pattern not only explains it, but shows you how to do it. In this instance, it makes a cushier, thicker sole. I may need to keep this in mind for future designs… The pattern is in adult sizes only and can be sans bunny parts to make a more sophisticated slipper for those with discerning tastes. Read the pattern here – Bunny Hop Thrummed Bunny Slippers

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More Free Patterns for Cute Things

It’s been a while since I did a little research and found some great patterns that are available to read online or to download. As always, this short list is curated and all of the knitting and crochet patterns linked to are free. If you find that a link isn’t working, or the pattern is no longer free, please leave a comment below.

 

Child Sweater Knitting Pattern

OMG! Soooooo cute! I absolutely love this knitted sweater. Gives the full instructions to make it in 4 different sizes. For sure one will be the right size for the little one you have in mind.

You can read the pattern in full here – Knitted Truck Sweater.


 

Crocheted Soccasins

“What is a Soccasin? It is a unisex moccasin-style slipper with a built-in sock leg to keep little feet very toasty and warm.” You can also switch up the pattern to make a ballet slipper or Mary Jane’s. I’ve given the link to the main page. The link to the pattern is here.

Read the pattern online –  Crocheted Soccasins



 

FREE Knitting Stitches

Not necessarily falling under the “cute” title, I think many of you will find this incredibly useful. This is a great collection of various knitting stitches to use in upcoming projects. Some are for texture, some use colour, but the collection of various stitches a guaranteed to impress.

Look at the collection of them here – Free Knit Stitches


 

Abominable Baby Slippers

Another of those very old patterns that’s been archived, but you can still read online. You can use this crochet pattern to make slippers that are for a new born up to 2 years old.

Read it in full online here – Abominable Baby Slippers


 

Just Ducky – Hat & Slipper Socks

These links are a bit more complicated and the ducky hat and the ducky slipper socks are on two separate webpages. Put them together and you get this awesome knitted combo!

Be aware that the author of this pattern doesn’t want you to sell anything you make from the patterns. It’s for personal use only.

Get the patterns here – Just Ducky Hat and Just Ducky Slipper Socks



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Knitted Scarf & Cowl – FREE Knitting Patterns

When the wind starts to blow and temperatures get cold, it’s time to bundle up and keep warm with these knitted scarf and cowl patterns. All are free and available as either a download or to read online.

Pleated Scarf Pattern

 
Make a lovely scarf with this pattern. The pattern itself forms the pleats with no folding or ironing involved. If I don’t have to iron to make it look like this, I’m sold!  Get the download on Ravelry here – Arisaid Pleated Scarf

 

Twined Flowers

A bit of a different design that makes for a lovely, drape-y kind of feel. The pattern is online and can also be downloaded. The link to see it says download, but it will open up in your browser window. Read it here – Twin Flowers Scarf Pattern

 

Knitted Cowl Pattern

A simple and repetitive pattern and great for the beginner knitter. You can read the pattern in full online here – Birthday Cowl.

 

Textured Knit Purl Cowl 

This cowl made with a soft wool would feel absolutely amazing! The pattern is written out in full on the website. And it’s so easy, it’s literally 2 rows repeated over and over. Read the pattern here – Textured Knit Purl Cowl

 

First-Timer Knit Lace Scarf

Another pattern that’s great for a beginning knitter. As long as you know how to Yarn Over and have your basic stitches down, you’ll do great at this! Read the pattern in full online here – First-Timer Knit Lace Scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Knit Fingerless Gloves – with OWLS!

beige owl knitted fingerless gloves

Also known as fingerless mittens, I seem to have a thing going on for this awesome owl motif. If you haven’t seen them already, I also have a Knitted Owl Slipper pattern that you may like. But more about these awesome fingerless gloves… They are fairly quick to make if you’re an experienced knitter and know how to knit in the round on double pointed needles (dpn). This is also a great pattern if you have a bit of left over yarn from other knitting projects. Like enough to knit one slipper, but you’re not sure if you’ll have enough to finish the whole pair. I know. We’ve all been there.

Did you wind up here looking for the finished product and not a pattern? No worries! You can buy your very own pair either from this website here – Hand Knit Owl Fingerless Gloves or in my Etsy shop.


A few quick words on sizing. Instead of going through all the effort to remake the pattern for different sizes, and to keep the proportion of the knitted owls the same, I’ve gone about adjusting the sizing by changing the size of your knitting needles. These are knitted in the round making them seamless with no scratchy seams to worry about. Because of being knitted in the round, the thumbs have to be on different sides so they fit correctly. You’ll have to make one for the left hand and the right hand. Instructions are given separately for both. You can click the links or scroll down the page.

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Want other knitted mitten patterns that are for texting or are more plain Jane and can cover the ends of your fingers? I have those too. You can check out my How to Knit Texting Mittens and How to Knit Flip Mitts. I forgot I even had those… huh!

FYI – This pattern came to me quickly. I actually woke up from a nap with this in my head a week ago. I wrote it up fast and have done a lot of copying and pasting to get this out ASAP. If you find a mistake, please let me know in the comments below.

Things you will need:

worsted weight yarn (less than 50 grams was more than enough to make a pair of large knitted gloves. I know because I weighed them 😉). I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn when designing the pattern but any kind will do.

Set of 4 double pointed needles (see note on sizing)

Stitch holder

Needle and thread to sew on eyes

Tapestry needle to sew the hole by the thumb and work in ends

Cable needle

4 – 4 mm beads for eyes. You can use larger ones or very small buttons, too. I’m using some jewels I found and gluing them on.


This is the yarn I used for the beige owl mittens. I’m sure you can find it cheaper than this, but I wanted to show you which one it was. It’s very popular for slippers and other stuff I sell. Just saying’.

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A Note on Sizing:

As I mentioned previously, the sizing for this pattern is done a little differently. Instead of different stitch counts which I normally do, I’m changing the size of the needles. Chances are good that if you know how to knit in the round, you already have these size needles anyways. If not, it’s a good excuse to go to your favourite yarn store to pick up the needles you’ll need. And since you’re there, check out the yarn sales. You’d be foolish not to.

My standard for sizing was my hand and designed the knitting pattern according to what kind of rubber gloves fit me comfortably. I wear a medium sized rubber glove and the medium sized glove fits perfectly. the Grey mittens are a medium. The beige is a small if you like your gloves a bit on the snug side. I didn’t even bother trying to model the red. They were too big. You may need to use different sized needles to get the correct gauge, but this pattern is very forgiving if you’re a bit off.

Small

Medium

Large

Left Hand

Cast on 36 sts loosely (you need to allow the ribbing to stretch)

Round 1 – 10: K1 P1

Round 11 – 13: K around

Round 14: K1 M1 K1 M1 K6 P1 K8 P1 K18 (knitted stitches between the M1’s are the thumb increase)

Round 15: K around to the P. P1 C4F C4B P1 K18

Round 16: K around to the P. P1 K8 P1 K18

Round 17: K1 M1 K3 M1 K6 P1 K8 P1 K18

Round 18: Repeat round 16

Round 19: Repeat round 16

Round 20: K1 M1 K5 M1 K6 P1 K8 P1 K18

Round 21: Repeat round 16

Round 22: Repeat round 16

Round 23: K1 M1 K7 M1 K6 P1 C4F C4B P1 K18

Round 24: K around to the P. P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K18

Round 25: Repeat round 24

Round 26: K1 M1 K9 M1 K6 P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K18

Round 27: Repeat round 24

Round 28: Repeat round 24

Round 29: K1 M1 K11 M1 K6 P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K18

Round 30: Repeat round 24

Round 31: Repeat round 24

Round 32: K1 Pass the 13 stitches to the stitch holder (the thumb stitches). K to the P. P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K18

Round 33: K to the P. P1 C4F C4B P1 K18

Round 34: K to the P. P10 K 18

Round 35: K1 P1 around. P last 2 stitches together to maintain pattern.

Round 36 – 39: K1 P1 around.

Cast off loosely. It needs to stretch.

Make Thumb

Pick up the 13 stitches from the stitch holder. Work 3 rounds even. Cast off loosely.

Right Hand

Cast on 36 sts loosely (you need to allow the ribbing to stretch)

Round 1 – 10: K1 P1

Round 11 – 13: K around

Round 14: K1 M1 K1 M1. K19. P1 K8 P1 K5 (knitted stitches between the M1’s are the thumb increase)

Round 15: K around to the P. P1 C4F C4B P1 K5

Round 16: K around to the P. P1 K8 P1 K5

Round 17: K1 M1 K3 M1 K19 P1 K8 P1 K5

Round 18: Repeat round 16

Round 19: Repeat round 16

Round 20: K1 M1 K5 M1 K19 P1 K8 P1 K5

Round 21: Repeat round 16

Round 22: Repeat round 16

Round 23: K1 M1 K7 M1 K19 P1 C4F C4B P1 K5

Round 24: K around to the P. P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K5

Round 25: Repeat round 24

Round 26: K1 M1 K9 M1 K19 P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K5

Round 27: Repeat round 24

Round 28: Repeat round 24

Round 29: K1 M1 K11 M1 K19 P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K5

Round 30: Repeat round 24

Round 31: Repeat round 24

Round 32: K1 Pass the 13 stitches to the stitch holder (the thumb stitches). K19. P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K5

Round 33: K to the P. P1 C4F C4B P1 K5

Round 34: K to the P. P10 K5

Round 35: K2tog. *P1 K1* Repeat from * to * around ending with P1.

Round 36 – 39: K1 P1 around.

Cast off loosely. It needs to stretch.

Make Thumb

Pick up the 13 stitches from the stitch holder. Work 3 rounds even. Cast off loosely.

Hints and Tips

I cast all the stitches on one needle when I start. Then I divide them up between the 3 needles. This helps to avoid the twisting you can sometimes get when casting on to each needle.

Your gauge isn’t overly important but best if it’s at least close. Because the knitted mittens are are fingerless, they are very forgiving if they’re a little small or large.

I prefer to use bamboo dpn. I find that it helps to prevent that line you get between needles when knitting in the round.

You will probably need to adjust the number of stitches you have on each needle. I usually make one split between the purl and the start of the owl motif. It gives more than 12 on one needle and less than 12 on the other, but it makes it easier to knit the owl.

I haven’t tried this, but changing to even smaller needles and thinner yarn can make even smaller child sizes. Let me know if you try this and what gauge and needles give the right sizes. You can leave your findings in the comment section.

Abbreviations:

C4F – Cable 4 forward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle. 

C4B – Cable 4 backward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

M1 – Make 1 stitch. Pull up a loop between the stitches and knit.

K – Knit

P – Purl

Sts – stitches

K2tog – Knit 2 together

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How to Crochet Jewelry – Make a Victorian Steampunk Necklace and Bracelet

How to crochet jewelry

I originally published this pattern way back in 2016; seems like a lifetime ago these days. Back then, I was charging for it, but like all my patterns, I’m making this crochet pattern free for anyone who would like it. This particular pattern started off as a bracelet design, then subsequently morphed into necklaces because I liked it so much. Also, I found some way cool charms and pendants that I just had to use. 

As far as the difficulty of the pattern, adding the charms may be a little tricky at first, especially if you’re using charms that have one good side. If the charms are printed or carved, like the teacups or Buddhas shown above in the bracelets, then it’s not so important. If you find one sided charms, no worries. There are a bunch of pictures I’ve included that show you how to attach the charms so they’ll face the right direction.


To make things a smidgen easier for you here is the link if you want to make the bracelet and this is the link for the necklace. I’ve included all the photos in both versions to make it easier for you. If recommend starting with the bracelet so you can get the feel of how to do it. And if you would prefer a ad free, PDF downloadable version of the pattern instead of being online, you can get that for a small fee/donation here – Crocheted Victorian Charm Bracelet and Necklace or here in my Etsy shop.

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Things you need:

1 ball of crochet cotton thread

Size 10 (1.3 mm) crochet hook

7 charms for a bracelet (1 more or 1 less if you need it longer or shorter, respectively)

11 charms for a necklace. (I used 18 little keys for the choker in the cover photo and 7 crosses for the necklace in the photo montage above.)

A pretty button

Gauge: 

It’s not really important for this project as there isn’t a specific size needed. This pattern can be made as long as you like and you can easily adjust the length to what you want when you’re making it. Each fan adds approximately 25/32″ or 2 cm. Generally speaking, I make my bracelets approximately 7 inches (17.5 cm) in length making 9 fans total. Necklaces vary depending on the length you want. I wrote the instructions for a necklace approximately 18 7/64 inches or 46 cm and 24 fans long.

Change the charms to get a different feel. I tend to be a little more on the dark and gothic side.

Another point to remember, your final product will stretch a bit longer as the stitches relax over time or if you press it with an iron.


Crocheted Victorian Charm Necklace

Chain 194. (Instructions are for 11 charm necklace)

Row 1: Dc 3rd chain from hook. Dc in each chain. Ch1. Turn.

Row 2: 4sc *ch2 skip next st. 3sc. Ch3. Skip next st. 3sc.* Repeat from * to * ending with ch2. Skip next st. 3sc. Ch1. Turn. (Click here if you have too many or not enough dc’s)

Row 3: *7trc in ch2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch3 space. Ch2.* Repeat from * to * 6 more times ending the last repeat with the sc in the ch3 space. Ch1. 

Add charm as follows:

With the loop already on your hook, pull to make larger. Drop the loop from the hook.

How to add charms to a crochet necklace

Pick up the charm and put hook through the hole from BACK to FRONT.

Pull loop through the hole. Make sure that the loop isn’t twisted. Slightly pull on it to make sure the thread pulls easily on the LEFT side.

Pass the loop over the charm and pull snug but not tight.

Put the hook through the top of the sc in the ch3 space.

Hook the thread and pull the thread through. 

You now have a loop on your hook to continue crocheting. This stitch also turns the charm to the front.

*Ch2. 7trc in ch 2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch 3 space. Ch1. Add charm.* Repeat from * to * until all the charms have been added.

Ch2 *7trc in ch2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch3 space. Ch2.* Repeat from * to * 6 more times ending the last repeat with the 7trc in ch2 space. 3sc in the 1st sc of the 4sc of the previous row (forms the corner for the edging).

Row 4: Working along the edge, sc in the post of the dc. 

3Sc in the back loop of the original ch. 

For a Round Necklace:

Sc in the loop of each ch to the end of the necklace to the last ch.

For a V-Shaped Necklace (or using a heavy middle charm)

Find the st above the middle charm. Count back 6 stitches. Mark this stitch with a stitch marker, safety pin, etc. Sc in the back loop of the original ch until you reach this marked stitch. Sc2tog 6 times (these 12 stitches are now 6). Sc in the back loop of each ch to the end of the necklace to the last ch

Instructions regardless of shape

3sc in the corner ch. Sc around the post of the dc. Ch as many chains as required to slip over your selected button. Sl st in the last sc you made. Sc around the sc post. Sc in corner st. 

Break thread.

Sew button to the end opposite the loop.

Work in thread ends.

Wear, give away or sell with pride!


Crocheted Victorian Charm Bracelet

Chain 73. (Instructions are for 7 charms)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc in each chain. Ch1. Turn.

Row 2: 4sc *ch2 skip next st. 3sc. Ch3. Skip next st. 3sc.* Repeat from * to * ending with ch2. Skip next st. 3sc. Ch1. Turn. (Click here if you have too many or not enough sc’s)

Row 3: *7trc in ch2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch3 space. Ch1.

Add charm as follows:

With the loop already on your hook, pull to make larger. Drop the loop from the hook.

How to add charms to a crochet necklace

Pick up the charm and put hook through the hole from BACK to FRONT.

Pull loop through the hole. Make sure that the loop isn’t twisted. Slightly pull on it to make sure the thread pulls easily on the LEFT side.

Pass the loop over the charm and pull snug but not tight.

Put the hook through the top of the sc in the ch3 space.

Hook the thread and pull the thread through. 

You now have a loop on your hook to continue crocheting. This stitch also turns the charm to the front.

*Ch2. 7trc in ch 2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch 3 space. Ch1. Add charm.* Repeat from * to * until all the charms have been added.

Ch2 *7trc in ch2 space. Ch2. Sc in ch3 space. Ch2. 7trc in ch2 space. 3sc in the 1st sc of the 4sc of the previous row (forms the corner for the edging.)

Row 4: Working along the edge, sc in the post of the sc.

3Sc in the back loop of the original ch. 

Sc in the loop of each ch to the end of the bracelet to the last ch.

3sc in the corner ch.

Sc around the post of the sc. Ch as many chains as required to slip over your selected button. Sl st in the last sc you made. Sc around the sc post. Sc in corner st. .

Break thread.

Sew button to the end opposite the loop.

Work in thread ends.

Wear, give away or sell with pride!

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Hints and Tips:

It is very easy to either miss a chain, chain the wrong number, or chain twice by accident in the same chain. This will throw off the counts for Row 2 and you may end up with too many or not enough dc for the necklace (sc for the bracelet) to work Row 3 over. Don’t panic! Make it work with what you have. A stitch or 2 more or less won’t ruin the final piece. You can either sc stitches together if too many or sc 2 stitches in one stitch if you don’t have enough. FYI making things work like this, works great for all projects. Many times it can be hidden in a seam or the back of the work 😉

It’s best to pick charms that have a large hole that you can pass your crochet hook through. If not you can twist up the loop and feed it through the hole. This can be difficult and time consuming though. If the charm’s hole is sideways (hole is left to right), you can use a jump ring to get it to hang correctly.

Not sure where to get charms for your project? If you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, be sure to try Amazon, Ebay or even Etsy. Always shop local when you can and see what your craft store has in stock!

If you want to make either the bracelet or necklace longer or shorter, add or take away 8 stitches. Each group of 8 stitches is approximately 25/32″ or 2 cm. For example, if you would like the bracelet to be 1 1/2″ longer, add 16 stitches. This of course, will make the repeats for adding charms either more or less for the necklace. 

If you don’t want to make a v-neck and would prefer a choker or rounded edge, sc in the loop of each chain without sc any of them together. It will form a rounded edge. If your center charm is large or heavy the weight of the charm will naturally form a v regardless whether you gather the stitches. It will buckle awkwardly if you don’t gather the stitches.

You don’t always need to make a loop for a necklace. A long length of chains can also work. Wrap the length of chains a few times around the button to hold the necklace snug. This works great for a choker as the circumference of necks can vary and will fit more comfortably. If you’ve used heavy charms, make the loop. This fastener won’t hold it in place.

Sew the button to the final piece as shown here:

No matter what, don’t stretch out the necklace or bracelet before you are completely finished crocheting the entire piece! If you do, it won’t lay flat when you are done.

To save work of sewing in ends, work in the ends of the threads as you are making your project. Hold the thread behind your work and catch it as you make the next 4-5 stitches. 

When making the loop to secure the bracelet or necklace, chain as many stitches as you think you may need. Sl st to the sc and pass the button through the loop. If it is too small, undo the sl st and add more chains. If too long, undo the sl st and take some stitches out. It’s easier to check now than later. 

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

trc – treble (or triple) crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

ch – chain 

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

sts – stitches

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions at kweenbee_crafts@hotmail.ca.

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How to Knit Ribbed Bootie Slippers for Adults

Knitted adult ribbed bootie slippers

I designed these knitted adult bootie slippers to be as easy to knit as possible. They are knit flat with no extra needles or special techniques required. If you know how to cast onpurlknit and cast off you will be more than capable of finishing these for yourself or someone else! If you’re not sure or need a little practice, clicking on any of the links above will show you how with a how-to knitting video demonstrating the technique 😉 And if you’re looking for an ad free pattern you can download to your computer, tablet or phone you can get that here – How to Knit Ribbed Adult Booties or my Etsy shop for a small fee.

The pattern is written to fit feet from a ladies size 6 – 12 and a man’s 5 – 12. I’m still on the fence as whether to design these to fit children. The sizing involves a lot of math and knitting sample sizes and I’m really not too excited about taking on either of those tasks. Let me know if you want it for kids. If there’s enough of you out there, I’ll do it.

Knitted adult ribbed bootie slippers

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Things You Need

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Size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles (or whatever size you need to get the correct gauge.)

Darning Needle to sew in ends

Yarn – any standard ball of 200+ yards (220 m) of worsted weight yarn will do.


Gauge in stockinette (Be sure to check to obtain correct sizing!)

18 sts = 4 inches

26 rows = 4 inches

Sizes are written for women’s size 6-7 (8-9, 10-11, 12)

and for a men’s 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

Knitted Adult Ribbed Bootie Slippers Pattern

Heel Flap

Cast on 3

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K, inc in next stitch, K (4 sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Inc in first stitch, K2, inc in last stitch (6 sts)

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Inc in first stitch, K4, inc in last stitch (8 sts)

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Inc in first stitch, K6, inc in last stitch (10 sts)

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Inc in first stitch, K8, inc in last stitch (12 sts)


Starting the Ankle and Foot

Row 11: K12. Cast on 23 (26, 26, 29). You now have 35 (38, 38, 41 sts total)

Row 12: Knit across. Cast on 23 (26, 26, 29). You now have 58 (64, 64, 70 sts)

Row 13: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

Row 16: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

*Row 17: Knit

Row 18: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

Row 19: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

Row 20: Knit

Row 21: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)

Row 22: K10 (12, 12, 14), P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14)*

Repeat from * to * 2 (3, 4, 5more times.

Please note: Repeat rows 17 and 18 for every size.


Decreasing for the Foot

Next row: Cast off K10 (12, 12, 14), P12 (13, 13, 14), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15), K10 (12, 12, 14). You now have 48 (52, 52, 56 sts total).

Next row: Cast off K10 (12, 12, 14). Knit remaining stitches. You now have 38 (40, 40, 42 sts total).

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

✪ Next row: Knit

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

Next row: Knit

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).

Next row: P13 (14, 14, 15), K12, P13 (14, 14, 15).✪

Repeat from ✪ to ✪ 3 more times for every size.

End of Toe

Next row: K2tog across. 19 (20, 20, 21 sts)

Next row: P7 (7, 7, 8) K6 P6 (7, 7, 7)

Next row: K2tog across. Knit the last stitch for ladies’ size 6-7 and 12 or men’s size 5-6 and 11-12.

Break yarn and pull through.

Make another slipper to match.

Sew seams and work in ends.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions at kweenbee_crafts@hotmail.ca.


Hints and Tips

When starting the slipper, leave a long length of yarn when casting on. You can use this length to sew up the back seam of the slipper and will give less ends to sew in when done.

Work in the ends and don’t just knot them off. The knots will rub on the wearer’s foot and make them decidedly uncomfortable.

When sewing the seams, be sure to yank on them a bit before working in the ends. You want as much yarn securing the seams so that the seam will stretch the length of the foot and the ankle.

When casting off for the ankle, be sure to do so loosely. It will allow the seam to stretch.

In case you’re not sure what part of the slipper you are making and how it goes together, I’ve added some pictures that will help.

Knitted Ribbed Adult Booties Slipper Pattern

How it goes together. Fold it in half and sew the seams for the toe and ankle.

Knitted Ribbed Adult Booties Slipper Pattern

There has been a bit of confusion on how to sew the seams along the back of the slippers, so I knit another pair and took a few photos to show what the back of the slipper should look like. 

Below are two photos showing how to flip up the heel flap triangle and fit it into the back of the slipper. Sew the back seam down to where the top of the heel flap triangle reaches without stretching it. Sew each side of the triangle to the remaining rows along each side as shown.

How to sew the back seam of ribbed adult slippers.
Sew the seam of ribbed adult slippers.

Happy knitting!


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How to Crochet – Free Crochet Flower Pattern

How to Crochet a Flower

Nice idea, but what can I do with a crocheted flower, you may be asking yourself? Well, you can do a lot with them actually. In particular, I designed this pattern to be the perfect size to be a ring. Make a matching set and you have a pair of earrings. Sew the flowers together and you can make a necklace or choker. Add them as an embellishment on one of my existing crochet bracelet patterns. You can see those by click these links: Quick and Easy Bracelet, Fans Bracelet, and Waves Bracelet. If you come up with more ideas, I loved to read about them in my comment section below 😀.

How to crochet a flower
Crochet flower sewn to Fans Bracelet. Click this link to get that pattern.

I have been designing crochet flowers for number of years but never really got around to publishing any of them to share. Most are done on the fly, free from crochet if you will, with more and more detail being added to each time I make a new crochet flower.


I have shared a few of my flower designs, in particular my Friendship and Flower Bracelet crochet pattern that has been relatively popular. Mostly I’ve been making flowers to add to my art projects like you can see in my Etsy shop and here:


Depending on the response to this, my first stand alone crochet flower pattern, I may add the others.

While I wouldn’t consider this project crochet for beginners, if you know your basic crochet stitches, this is quick and fairly easy to make. Originally when I designed this I was aiming for a crochet sunflower. While it is a bit small to be a sunflower, It does have a sunflower type feel to it. At least I feel it does. Depending on your colour selections, you really can make this be any sort of generic “crochet flower”.

But without further ado, except for the handy share icons 😉, here is how to crochet a flower step by step and what you will need.


Things You Will Need:

Crochet cotton thread (size 10) – 2 colours of your choice

Size 10 (1.3 mm) crochet hook

Ring base (I prefer the kind that is pictured here. It gives more security when you tie it on and fits any size finger.)

Needle to sew in the ends and attach to ring base.

Crocheting the Flower:

With the centre colour crochet thread

Ch 2 (make the first loop slightly larger so you can fit in the sc coming up).

Row 1: 9 sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Join with sl st in the top of the first sc (not the ch. Ignore it. It’ll be fine. Trust me.)

Row 2: Ch 2, sc, ch 1 in each st around. Join in the ch 1 space. (not in the first ch or the original ch 2. Once again, trust me.) Break thread.

Row 3: Join petal colour thread in any ch 1 space. Ch 2, tr (wrap thread 2 times around hook), tr +1 (wrap thread 3 times around hook), tr, dc. Ch 1. Turn. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Ch 2. *In next ch 1 space, dc, tr , tr +1 , tr, dc. Ch 1. Turn. Join with sl st to top of the first dc. Ch 2.* Repeat around. Join with a sl st to the sl st at the top of the ch 2 of first petal made. Break thread.

Work in the ends. Sew the flower to the ring base.


Hints and Tips:

When starting your flower, leave a generous tail when you make your original ch 2. You can use this thread to sew the flower to the ring.

Hold your thread to the back of your work when making the petals if you can. If you catch the thread when making a few stitches, it will stay in place without any extra sewing. (I really need to show how to do this with some photos at some point. It’s a huge time saver.)

If you can’t find the shade of crochet cotton thread that you want, you’ll be able to find the embroidery thread (aka embroidery floss) that is the correct colour. For the life of me I can’t find any brown crochet cotton thread locally so I decided to use embroidery thread instead. It worked great! It’s actually the centre of the crochet sunflower. Couldn’t tell could you 😉. You will have to separate 2 or 3 threads from the skein to acquire the same thickness as the crochet cotton thread. I found 2 pulled out worked best but it may be different depending on what embroidery thread you’re using.

You can make as many petals on the flowers as you like. Either add more original sc at the beginning and corresponding number of sc, ch 1 on the second row. Be carful though. Too many and the flower won’t lie flat. Not enough and it will look less full and not be enough to go around.

If you ended up with more or less petals than 9, technically, you made it wrong. It doesn’t really matter. But if you’re trying to make a product to sell or make a matching set for earrings or a choker, make sure you do it the same way every time. You want to be consistent. To get 9 ch 1 spaces exactly each time, I count the number of ch 1’s I make INCLUDING the first ch 1 at the start of row 2 (the first ch of the ch 2 is really a sc. The 2nd ch is creating the ch 1 space), then I join in the first ch 1 space I made.

You can adjust the size of the petals by changing up the stitches used to make them. Smaller stitch combo’s such as sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in each ch 1 space will make it smaller. Tr, tr +1, (3 times around hook), dtr (4 times around the hook) tr tr, tr can give some interesting effects.

I prefer the ring type that I’ve shown in the affiliate link (yes, I’ll make a bit of money from the sale) but you may prefer something else. I’ve tried a variety of glues and double sided tape (even professional grade) and none of the products worked to my satisfaction in holding the final crochet flower to the ring base. I found sewing it on by passing the thread through the middle hole and around the sides held it securely. And I could also find these bases easily at my local big box craft store. 😉

Crochet flower sewn to the ring.

I never ironed my crochet flower before sewing it to the base. It wouldn’t hurt but it’s a very stitch dense item and I don’t think it would really do much to the finished crochet flower.


Abbreviations:

Sl st – slip stitch

Ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet. Wrap the thread 1 time around the hook.

tr – treble crochet. Wrap the thread 2 times around the hook.

tr +1 – treble crochet plus one additional thread wrap. Wrap the thread 3 times around the hook. (This isn’t a standard stitch so I just made up the most logical name and abbreviation).

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Free Knitted Slipper Pattern – With Owls!

Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern

Awesome cozy knitted slippers for women and men with a delightful cabled owl motif. The inspiration came to me while scrolling through the wonders of the internet and stumbling on other knitted slippers that were made in one piece on circular needles but back and forth. I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out, the pattern wasn’t in English, so I decided to design my own!

I came up with a very basic knitted slipper design, but then was inspired to make the top of the toe something special. I loved the look of a knitted cable owls on hats, mitts and scarves and next thing you know, this pattern was born! But also realize not everyone wants owls. That’s why I’ve written another pattern with no owls. You can see that pattern here – Free Knitted Slipper Pattern


Like most of my knitting patterns, this one is available for download, ad free, for a very small fee here – Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern or from my Etsy Shop. If you enjoy this pattern and my other free online knitting patterns, please consider making a small donation or helping me out by visiting my Help Support My Work page. If that’s not possible, that’s totally fine too! Even sharing this page on your social media helps me out immensely. You can use those buttons 👇🏼 to do so easily.


Please be warned, this is not a pattern for beginners. I used a very different technique involving multiple sets of needles. I included photos to demonstrate how I’m using the extra set and it totally works! Trust me.

Things You Need

If you are uncertain or having trouble finding what you need to make these slippers, clicking any of the links below will show you exactly what you need. And if you decide to order through Amazon, it will be delivered right to your door and help support the hosting costs of the website (I do get a small commission from sales through Amazon).

1 ball of worsted weight yarn (average 260 yard, 5 oz or 141 gram ball will be more than enough). I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn when designing the pattern.

2 sets of size 4 mm (US size 6) single point knitting needles.

Stitch holder

Cable needle

4 – 4 mm beads for eyes. You can use larger ones or very small buttons, too.

Needle and thread to sew on eyes

Tapestry needle to sew in ends. You can also use this handy tutorial to show you how to work in the ends while knitting these slippers.

Try this to make your slippers less slippery

Gauge

With size 4 mm (US size 6) needles or whatever size you need to obtain the correct number of stitches and rows. Be sure to check your gauge otherwise the sizing won’t be correct.

Instockinette

4” = 20 sts

4” = 30 rows

Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern

Sizes (are written as such)

Women’s 6-7 (8-9,10-11, 12-13)

Men’s 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

To Begin

Cast on 44 (48, 54, 58)

Row 1- 6: Knit across. Break yarn when completed row 6.

Owl Slipper Knitting Pattern

Toe Flap

Row 7: With RIGHT side facing, transfer the first 15 (17, 20, 22) stitches to a stitch holder. Reattach the yarn and knit the next 14 stitches (the start of the toe flap with the owl motif). Leave the remaining 15 (17, 20, 22) stitches on the needle unworked.

The following rows are worked back and forth on the 14 toe flap stitches only!

Row 8: Purl across (14 stitches; wrong side)

Row 9: Knit across. (Right side)

Row 10: Purl across.

Row 11: Knit across.

Row 12: Purl across.

Row 13: K2 P1 K8 P1 K2

Row 14: P2 K1 P8 K1 P2

Row 15: K2 P1 C4F C4B P1 K2

Row 16: As row 14 (Wrong side)

Row 17: As row 13

Row 18: As row 14

Row 19: As row 13

Row 20: As row 14

Row 21: As row 15 (Cables; Right side)

Row 22: P2 K1 P2 K4 P2 K1 P2

Row 23: K2 P1 K2 P4 K2 P1 K2

Row 24: As row 22

Row 25: As row 23 (Right side)

Row 26: As row 22

Row 27: As row 23

Row 28: As row 22

Row 29: As row 15 (Cables; Right side)

Row 30: P2 K10 P2 (Wrong side)

Row 31: Knit across.

Row 32: Purl across. Break yarn. You’ll have the 14 stitches of the toe flap on your needle and the 15 (17, 20, 22) stitches you left on the needle when you started making the toe flap.


Making the Sides of the Slipper

This is where you’re going to need the extra set of knitting needles. You’ll be knitting back and forth in rows but the turn around the toe is too tight to use circular needles. For this, you’ll put the 14 toe flap stitches on one of your extra needles. It’s a little unconventional, but it works.

Row 33: With the RIGHT side facing, transfer the 15 (17, 20, 22)stitches from the stitch holder onto one of your needles. Attach your yarn and knit the 15 (17, 20,22) stitches. Pick up 13 stitches evenly along the edge of the toe flap. (All of these stitches are on ONE needle. (28, 30, 33, 35) stitches on this needle)

With another needle, knit the 14 stitches of the toe flap. Leave the remaining 15 (17, 20, 22) stitches on the other needle unworked for now. (14 stitches on this needle)

With another needle, pick up 13 stitches evenly along the side of the toe flap. Knit the remaining 15 (17, 20, 22) stitches on the next needle. (28, 30, 33, 35 stitches on this needle)

You should now have 3 needles holding stitches with all the points pointing as shown below when laid flat. You also have one spare needle to knit with. You are now going to knit in rows, back and forth with these three needles. Once you finish knitting all the stitches on one needle, move on to the next needle (the point of the needle is right there) until you complete the row.

Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern. Setting up your needles for the sides.

Another way to say it for the following rows, knit all the stitches forming the side of the slipper, knit the 14 stitches holding the toe flap stitches, then knit the other side of the slipper (counts as one row). Turn. Repeat.

Knit the next 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) rows

There are 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) ridges on the tip of the toe.

The photo below shows the 6 ridges for the women’s size 8-9 or the men’s 7-8.

Knitted Owl Slipper Pattern - Toes

Making the Sole

Next Row: With WRONG side facing. Cast off all the stitches from the first needle loosely. You’ll need to pass the last stitch from the first needle over the first stitch of the toe flap stitches (second needle).

Knitted Owl Slippers - Making the Sole
Knitted Owl Slippers - Making the Sole

Using the same needle that now has one stitch, knit the remaining 13 stitches of the toe flap. Cast off all the stitches from the third needle loosely. Break yarn.

Next Row: With the RIGHT side facing, attach yarn and knit the first stitch of the cast off stitches by the toe flap (cast off stitch on the right by the point of the needle).

Knitted Owl Slippers Pattern - This Stitch

(The photo above is taken from the wrong side. It’s hard to see it from the right side)

Knitting Pattern

(This photo is taken from the right side.)

K2tog. Knit to the last 2 stitches K2tog. Pick up the cast off stitch by the point of your needle. (14 stitches).

Knitting Pattern - Owl Slippers

(Left edge)

Quick tip – wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle and turn it down to pull the yarn through the cast off stitch on the right. If you have a hard time doing this, you can also use a crochet hook to pull the loop through and place that loop on your working needle.

You now are working back and forth along the bottom of the foot picking up one cast off stitch on each side as you go.

Next Row: Knit across.

*Next Row: Pick up the next stitch of the cast off stitches. K2tog. Knit to the last 2 stitches K2tog. Pick up the cast off stitch on the other side of the slipper by the point of your needle. (14 stitches).Click herefor some help on picking up the correct cast off stitches.

Owl Slippers Knitting Pattern - Pick up a Stitch

(Right edge)

Next Row: Knit across*

Repeat from * to * down the entire length of the foot. There are equal number of cast off stitches along each side. How many rows varies depending on the size of slipper you’re making. Be sure to end with a completed knit across row.

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Making the Heel

Next Row: With the RIGHT side facing, count down 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog twice. Knit to the last 4 stitches. K2tog twice. Count down 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. (12 stitches)

Owl Slippers knitting pattern

The photo above shows 9 rows of ridges on the right edge for women’s size 8-9 or men’s size 7-8.

Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern
Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern

The photo above shows 9 rows of ridges on the left edge for women’s size 8-9 or men’s size 7-8.

Owl Slippers - Free Knitting Pattern

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 7 (8, 9, 10,11) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Count down 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it.

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog twice. Knit until the last 4 stitches. K2tog twice. Count down 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. (10 stitches)

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Count down 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it.

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog twice. Knit until the last 4 stitches. K2tog twice. Count down 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. (8 stitches)

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Count down 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it.

Next Row: Knit across.

Next Row: Count down 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. K2tog twice. Knit until the last 4 stitches. K2tog twice. Count down 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) ridges and pick up a stitch in the space beneath it. (6 stitches)

Next row: Knit across.

❤︎ Next Row: Pick up a stitch along the edge in the space beneath the next ridge. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Pick up a stitch along the edge beneath the next ridge.

Next Row: Knit across. ❤︎

Repeat from ❤︎ to ❤︎ until there are no more ridges.

Last Row: Pick up a stitch along the top. K2tog. Knit until the last 2 stitches. K2tog. Pick up a stitch along the top.

Cast off.


Hints and Tips

When picking up stitches from the cast off row, be sure you’re really moving on to the next cast off stitch! It’s an easy mistake to make. If in doubt, give the needle holding the stitches a bit of a tug. You’ll see the yarn move slightly at the very back, closest to the needle. Pick up a stitch at the NEXT cast off stitch.

If you don’t have the same number of stitches on both sides when you are forming the sole, you may have picked up a stitch twice in one stitch or missed one. Don’t worry! This is fixable. You can skip one cast off stitch if you need to make it even, or pick up a cast off stitch twice on the other side. There’s enough stretch in the slipper that any puckering this causes won’t be overly visible if you’re off by a stitch or two.

Picking up the stitches evenly along the toe flap is about 1 stitch every other row.

An odd row is always the right side of your work; an even row is the wrong side

To speed up finishing the slippers and not have so many ends to sew in, hold the yarn ends to the back of your work as you knit.

Abbreviations

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit 2 together

st – stitch

sts – stitches

C4F (cable 4 forward) – With the cable needle, transfer the next 2 stitches to your cable needle. Bring these stitches to the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches from the needle. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

C4B (cable 4 back) – With the cable needle, transfer the next 2 stitches to your cable needle. Bring these stitches to the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches from the needle. Knit the stitches from the cable needle.

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Adorable Sheep Slippers – FREE Knitting Pattern

Adult Sheep Slippers - FREE Knitting Pattern

Aren’t these the cutesiest things! This is one of my first patterns I ever wrote and I still make these for anyone who wants a pair.

A few basics before we start…to make these you need to know how to knit on double pointed needles and knit in the round. This is not a beginner project! It’s not tough to make these slippers, but you may need to practice a bit first. There is a FREE sock tutorial on my blog which is an excellent place to learn to make a basic pair of socks so you can master the technique.


To cast on, I cast all the stitches on one needle, then take the first 1/3 of the stitches and slip them onto a free needle, then take the last 1/3 of the stitches and put those on another needle, leaving the remaining 1/3 on the original needle. This method helps me to not twists my stitches. I then start to knit. 

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Not wanting to read this behemoth online and would prefer to download this pattern? You can read it here – How to Knit Adult Sheep Slippers.

Things You Need:

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Worsted weight yarn (I’m a fan of Red Heart only because of it’s price, it’s easy to find, wears and washes well).

Size 8 US double pointed needles (Size 5.00 mm if you’re Canadian) aka – dpn

Wiggley Eyes

Felt ( For ears and optional)

2 small buttons or small pom poms for the nose.

Darning needle to work in ends

Adult Sheep Slippers - FREE Knitting Pattern

Gauge:

Also, check your tension first! With worsted weight yarn, you’ll need a tension of: 

10 stitches = 2 inches 

14 rows = 2 inches 

The abbreviations are standard:

K = Knit

P = Purl

K2 tog = Knit 2 stitches together

P2 tog = Purl 2 stitches together

FS = Fluff Stitch. This is the loop stitch and is described in detail here. There is also a complete how-to video at the end of this pattern. You can watch that here – Fluff or Loop Stitch Video

Depending on how tight you knit you may need larger or smaller needles. If you’ve knitted before you probably have a good idea of what needles you need. 

So let’s go… 

Cast on 36 stitches 

Rounds 1-15: *K2 P2; repeat from * around 

Round 16 – 20: Knit 

Heel flap:

Slip last 9 stitches from round 17 to free needle, knit next 9 stitches from next needle onto needle with the 9 slipped stitches from round 17. You will have four needles and will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Transfer the three stitches on the two needles onto the back needle. Split these 18 stitches between two needles. It will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

You will work these split 18 stitches later to form the top of the foot.

Turn your work. You are now creating the heel flap from the slipped stitches and will work in rows along the 18 stitches that are on the single needle.

With the wrong side (Purl side) facing you. Purl the row. Turn.

With the right side (Knit side) facing you. Knit the row. Turn.

Repeat stocking knit (Purl one row, Knit one row) until the flap measure approximately 2 1/2 inches ending with a Purl row. Turn.

With right side (Knit side) facing you K8 stitches, K2 tog, K8. Turn. (17 stitches on the needle)

Next row: P8, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K1, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P2 , P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K3, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P4, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K5, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P6, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K7, K2 tog, K1.

You will now start knitting around.

Pick up 10 stitches along heel flap to form the gusset. Transfer the 18 held stitches to one needle. Knit the 18 held stitches. Pick up 10 stitches along heel flap to form gusset.

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

K4 stitches of heel. Slip remaining 5 stitches onto next needle. It will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Your needles will hold:

15 stitches side of foot

18 stitches top of foot

14 stitches side of foot

Next round: Knit. Knit another 15 sts until you are at the start of the 18 sts that make up the top of the foot.

Next round: Turn your work inside out! 


With wrong side facing you (Purl side). P1, P2tog. P23 P2tog. P1. 

Top of foot (over the 18 stitches): P1. FS16

To make the Fluff stitch (FS): *Insert needle into to next stitch as if to KNIT. Wrap the yarn (up

To make the Fluff stitch (FS): Insert needle into to next stitch as if to KNIT. Wrap the yarn (up & over) CLOCKWISE around the needle and the index finger of your LEFT hand TWICE. Leave these loops on your finger until you are finished knitting the entire stitch!

Knitting the loop stitch

Wrap the yarn ONCE around the needle only.

Knitting the loop stitch

Pull all 3 loops of yarn through stitch as knitting a regular stitch.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert the needle in your LEFT hand through these three loops and transfer these 3 loops onto the LEFT hand needle.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert you RIGHT hand needle through these three loops as if to knit.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert you RIGHT hand needle through these three loops as if to knit.

Knitting the loop stitch
Knitting the loop stitch

The stitch is now completed.

Pattern continued…. P1 in the last remaining stitch from the needle that was holding the 18 stitches that formed the top of the foot.

Next round: P45 

Next round: P1, P2 tog, P21, P2 tog, P2, FS16, P1. 

Next round: P43 

Next round: P1, P2 tog, P19, P2 tog, P2, FS16, P1. 

Next round: P41 

Next round: P1, P2 tog, P17, P2 tog, P2, FS16, P1. 

Next round: P39 

Next round: P1, P2 tog, P15, P2 tog, P2, FS16, P1. 

Next round: P37 

Next round: P1, P2 tog, P13, P2 tog, P2, FS16, P1. 

*Next round: P35 

Next round: P18, FS16, P1. * Repeat from * to * until measures the length you want less 2 1/2 inches. To measure lay the sock flat and measure from the needle holding the side gusset stitches to the back of the heel.

Women’s Men’s
Sizes (USA)In InchesSize (USA)In Inches
58 11/1679 11/16
5 ½8 13/169 13/16
69810
9 3/1610 3/16
79 5/16910 5/16
9 ½
89 11/16
9 13/16
910
10 3/16
1010 5/16
Sizes larger than 10 5/16 inches need extra stitches cast on to go around the foot. Recommended for experienced knitters only!

Next round: P35 

Next round: P17. Flip your work right side out! With Knit side facing. 


Toe:

Rounds 1-10: Knit (35 stitches)

Round 11: K1, K2 tog, K11, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1 

Round 12: Knit 

Round 13: K1, K2 tog, K9, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1 

Round 14: Knit 

Round 15: K1, K2 tog, K7, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1 

Round 16: Knit 

Round 17: K1, K2 tog, K5, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1 

Round 18: Knit 

Round 19: K1, K2 tog, K3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 

Your needles will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Transfer stitches onto two needles. 7 stitches and 8 stitches on each needle.

Break yarn leaving enough to graft toe and sew in ends. 12 inches is plenty.

Graft toe:

With a darning needle, insert the needle through the front loop of the first needle as if to PURL.

How to graft stitches knitting

Insert needle through the stitch on the back needle as shown.

How to graft stitches knitting

Insert the needle through the back loop of the first stitch AND through the stitch of the next stitch as if to PURL. Drop the first stitch.



Insert the needle through the stitch on the back needle as if to PURL. Drop this stitch.


🌺 Insert the needle through the back loop of the next stitch on the front needle and the front loop of the next stitch as if to PURL. Drop the first stitch.


Insert the needle through the stitch on the back needle as if to PURL. Drop this stitch. 🌺


Repeat from 🌺 to 🌺 until there are no stitches left on either needle.


 Pull the yarn tight.


Toe is now grafted.

Make another slipper to match!


Extra Knitting Tips:

Check your tension first! There’s nothing more disappointing than putting a bunch of effort into a project and then having it turn out to be the wrong size. The gauge of the rows is not so important for this project as you can make it to fit any size foot. The number of stitches per inch is VERY important! Make sure your gauge is correct.

Work in your ends instead of just knotting them off. Knots can make your foot sore when you step on them or if they rub on your toe.

This pattern can make any size slipper up to about a man’s size 9 or a woman’s size 10. If you want a bigger size make sure your increase the heel flap length and pick up more stitches when you make the gusset of the sock.

You don’t have to use googly eyes and pompoms for the face but I like to. I’ve also used buttons and they have also turned out well. I prefer to use Beacon Quick Grip glue to stick on the eyes and noses. It’s water proof and it works. I even tested it in my washing machine and dryer and everything remained in place. It didn’t discolour or become unglued.

If you would like to make the ears out of felt like I did, make a template from paper first and see if you like the size and how it fits. Cut a second template smaller than the main colour for the inside of the ear. I glued the pieces together and then sewed the ears to the second row in from face. Fiddle around with it to see where you like the placement best.

You can also make knitted ears with a bit of pink yarn, if you have it, or out of the yarn you knitted the slippers with originally. I made triangles and sewed them together. The inside pink was 2 stitches cast on less than the outside white portion. For example, Cast on 12 sts for the white and 10 sts for the pink.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions through my contact page.



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Diamonds Dishcloth – FREE Knitting Pattern

Diamonds Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

The dishcloth obsession continues, though I am getting a bit weary of these. Time to get around to making more art pieces.

So I’m providing this in two sizes – roughly 7 inches square and 8 inches square. The smaller size seemed almost a smidgen too small but the larger one seemed a bit larger than I would like. I suppose it could have easily been fixed with changing needle sizes but I figured I let others deal with that. With that said, this knitting pattern is written accordingly. The larger size repeat counts are in brackets.


It’s important to note that for this specific knitting pattern, odd rows are NOT the right side of your work. The dropping and picking up stitches happens on what would be usually considered the WRONG side or all even rows. So in short, the right side of your work is all the EVEN rows.

Also, I’ve included a bunch of photos to help you along with YO, dropping stitches, slipping stitches and making the crossed over stitches. The YO, slipping and dropping stitches are standard stitches and if you’re an experienced knitter, you probably won’t need the photos. I’ve included the photos as you go along in the pattern, but if you already feel comfortable with these stitches, the pattern is also written without the photos further down the post here – the pattern without the photos.

Diamonds Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

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Things you will need:

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Size 3.75 mm (size 5 US) crochet hook (for edging. You may need larger or smaller depending on your tension)

1 ball of crochet cotton yarn (the 1.5 oz balls are more than enough)

Darning needle to work in the ends

Size 5 mm (size 8 US) single point knitting needles

Cable needle – VERY optional and only necessary if dropped stitch is unraveling.

Pattern With the Photos

Cast on 34 (40 sts)

Row 1: Purl across (wrong side)

Row 2: Knit across (right side)

🦋 Row 3: P2 YO 🐌 P5 YO P1 YO 🐌 Repeat from 🐌 to 🐌 3 (4) more times. P5 YO P3

Row 4: K2 SL1

Slipping a stitch
Arrow points to YO stitch. Stitch on the right is the one you slip onto the working needle.
Slipping the stitches
Slipping the stitch from your needle onto your working needle. Do NOT work this stitch!

Drop the YO

Drop this stitch
Let this stitch fall off your needle. Do NOT work it in any way!
YO dropped

K4 🐛 SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 Repeat from 🐛 to 🐛 3 (4) more times. SL1, Drop the YO, K2

Row 5: P2 SL1 P4 🐥 SL2 P4 🐥 Repeat 🐥 to 🐥 3 (4) more times. SL1 P2

Row 6: K2 🦉 Drop the next stitch

Drop this stitch
This is the stitch you’re going to drop.
Stitch dropped
Stitch dropped.

K2. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle.

Pick up dropped stitch

Knit this stitch.

Pick up the dropped stitch
Drop stitch knitted.

SL2.

Slip these two stitches onto your working needle.

Drop the next stitch.

Two stitches passed over and stitch dropped.

Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle.

Stitches passed back to non-working needle.

Pick up and knit the dropped stitch.

Picking up the stitch.
Working the stitch.
Cross over complete.

K2 🦉 Repeat from 🦉 to 🦉 4 (5) more times. K2

Row 7: 🐊 P4 YO P1 YO P1 🐊 Repeat from 🐊 to 🐊 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 8: 🦃 K4, SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO 🦃 Repeat 🦃 to 🦃 4 (5) more times. K4

Row 9: 🐬 P4 SL2 🐬 Repeat from 🐬 to 🐬 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 10: K2 🦆 SL2, Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle and knit this stitch. K2. Drop the next stitch. K2. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. 🦆 Repeat from 🦆 to 🦆 4 (5) more times. K2. 🦋

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 4 (5) more times. (Rows 3 – 10 make up one repeat of the diamond motif).

Next row: Purl across

Next row: Cast off. Do NOT cut the yarn, unless you are making the edging a different colour.

Edging:

To make things as easy as possible, I’ve embedded the (very) old video I made demonstrating how to do this technique. It’s basically a backwards single crochet (Bsc) that creates a more ropey kind of look.

You may have to play around a bit with the size of hook that’s going to work the best for you. For me, based on my tension for knitting the dishcloth and tension for how I crochet, a 3.75 mm crochet hook worked best.

Row 1: With right side facing, and in the first cast off stitch that you can easily insert your hook, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc in every 2nd cast off stitch along the top and bottom edges

Skip every other stitch.
Insert your hook like this.
Hook the yarn and pull through.
Hook the yarn again and pull through the two loops. Stitch made.

Bsc in every other row along the sides.

Insert hook in this stitch when working along the rows.

Join to the start of the row. Work in ends.

I found there is enough slack that you don’t need multiple stitches in the corner.

Pattern Without the Photos

Cast on 34 (40 sts)

Row 1: Purl across (wrong side)

Row 2: Knit across (right side)

🦋 Row 3: P2 YO 🐌 P5 YO P1 YO 🐌 Repeat from 🐌 to 🐌 3 (4) more times. P5 YO P3

Row 4: K2 SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO, K4 🐛 Repeat from 🐛 to 🐛 3 (4) more times. SL1, Drop the YO, K2

Row 5: P2 SL1 P4 🐥 SL2 P4 🐥 Repeat 🐥 to 🐥 3 (4) more times. SL1 P2

Row 6: K2 🦉 Drop the next stitch, K2. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle. Knit this stitch. SL2 Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. K2 🦉 Repeat from 🦉 to 🦉 4 (5) more times. K2

Row 7: 🐊 P4 YO P1 YO P1 🐊 Repeat from 🐊 to 🐊 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 8: 🦃 K4, SL1, Drop the YO, SL1, Drop the YO 🦃 Repeat 🦃 to 🦃 4 (5) more times. K4

Row 9: 🐬 P4 SL2 🐬 Repeat from 🐬 to 🐬 4 (5) more times. P4

Row 10: K2 🦆 SL2, Drop the next stitch. Pass the 2 slipped stitches back to the non-working needle. Pick up the dropped stitch with the non-working needle and knit this stitch. K2. Drop the next stitch. K2. Pick up and knit the dropped stitch. 🦆 Repeat from 🦆 to 🦆 4 (5) more times. K2. 🦋.

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 4 (5) more times. (Rows 3 – 10 make up one repeat of the diamond motif).

Next row: Purl across

Next row: Cast off

Edging:

The edging is a backwards single crochet (Bsc) that creates a more ropey kind of look.

You may have to play around a bit with the size of hook that’s going to work the best for you. For me, based on my tension for knitting the dishcloth and tension for how I crochet, a 3.75 mm crochet hook worked best.

Row 1: With right side facing, and in the first cast off stitch that you can easily insert your hook, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc in every 2nd cast off stitch along the top and bottom edges. Bsc in every other row along the sides.

Join to the start of the row. Work in ends.

I found there is enough slack that you don’t need multiple stitches in the corner.

Hints and Tips:

You may have to play around a bit with the size of the crochet hook you use.

I haven’t had any problem with the dropped stitch unraveling while knitting other stitches. If you do, you can use a cable needle to hold it in place.

Try a variation in colours too! You could make each diamond repeat a different colour. What’s marked with 🦋 to 🦋. And you can also make the edging a different colour like I did. It would be a great way to use up the extra bits of cotton yarn you have.

Abbreviations:

Non-working needle – Left needle if you are right handed. Right needle if you are left handed)

YO – Yarn Over. When doing a YO for the purl stitch, pull your yarn to the back of your work (like you were going to knit) and purl the next stitch. The yarn will form an extra stitch on your needle.

How to YO when purling.
Starting the yarn over
How to YO when purling.
Pull the yarn to the back of your work
How to yarn over (YO) when purling.
Pull your yarn forward and work the stitch. Increase made.
The yarn over (increased stitched)

K – Knit

P – Purl

SL – Slip the next stitch, without working it, onto your working needle. (Right needle if you’re right handed. Left needle if you’re left handed).

Bsc – Backwards single crochet.

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Cute AF Bows Dishcloth – FREE Knitting Pattern

Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

So social distancing and forced unemployment seems to be going well for me…or at least incredibly productive as far as my pattern designing goes. Sigh! It certainly is a weird time. Anywho…


If you’ve done a little knitting before and are looking for something that’s a bit more challenging, why not give this knitted dishcloth pattern a whirl! It’s not overly complicated and looks awesome when you’re done. If you know knitting basics, you can easily get this done in an evening over the course of a couple of hours. If you are just learning how to knit or need to brush up on your knitting skills, I’ve also included links in the pattern to videos that show you how to do all the basic stitches including: casting onknit stitchpurl, and bind off.


I really like this bow motif. In case you haven’t run across my other use of these cute AF bows, check out my Easy to Knit Bows Slippers knitting pattern. The bows themselves are made as you go and guaranteed to never fall off. For convenience, I’ve included the same pictorial showing how you knit them. If you’ve already made enough bows to choke a small horse, I have the pattern written in full without all the photos – The Whole Damn Pattern Written Without the Photos.


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I haven’t completed the printable/downloadable version of this yet, and I may never do it. If you’d like to be able to download it, leave a comment telling me at the bottom of this page. If there’s enough of you, I just may put the effort in.

Free Knitted Dishcloth Pattern - With Bows!

Things you will need:

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1 ball of worsted weight cotton yarn (usually you’ll use less than one whole small 1.5 oz ball like those shown below).

Size 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting single point knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew seams and work in the ends


Gauge: 

Doesn’t really matter for this project. If you use a larger needle it will be a looser knit and may use more than one small ball of cotton yarn.

Cast on 35

Row 1 – 7: K1 across.

Row 8: K5 P25 K5

🐙 Row 9: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made).

Purl the next stitch.

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

(Row 9 rewritten without photos: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

Row 10: K5 🐢 K1 P3 K1 P5 🐢 Repeat from 🐢 to 🐢 1 more time. K1 P3 K6

Row 11: Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Repeat row 9.

Row 14: Repeat row 10. The bow portion will look like this.

 How to knit a bow

Row 15: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up.

How to knit a bow

Knit the next stitch.

How to knit a bow

Pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed).

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K1 P1 K5 🦥. Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

(Row 15 rewritten without photos: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5🦥 Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

The bow portion will look like this.

How to knit a bow

Row 16: As row 10

Row 17: K across

Row 18: As row 8.

Row 19: K10 🦔 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5 🦔 Repeat from 🦔 to 🦔 once. K5.

Row 20: K5 P5 🦜 K1 P3 K1 P5 🦜 Repeat from 🦜 to 🦜 1 more time. K5.

Row 21: As row 19.

Row 22: As row 20.

Row 23: As row 19

Row 24: As row 20

Row 25: K10. 🦈 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦈 Repeat from 🦈 to 🦈 1 more time. K5

Row 26: Repeat row 20.

Row 27: Knit across.

Row 28: As row 8. 🐙 Repeat 🐙 to 🐙 (row 9 to row 28 make the pattern.)

Repeat rows 9 -17 once.

Knit across 5 rows.

Cast off


The Whole Damn Pattern Without Any Photos

It’s actually very repetitive like most simple knitted dishcloth patterns.

Cast on 35

Row 1 – 7: K1 across.

Row 8: K5 P25 K5

🐙 Row 9: K5 🐞 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5🐞 Repeat from 🐞 to 🐞 2 more times.

Row 10: K5 🐢 K1 P3 K1 P5 🐢 Repeat from 🐢 to 🐢 1 more time. K1 P3 K6

Row 11: Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Repeat row 9.

Row 14: Repeat row 10. The bow portion will look like this.

Row 15: K5 🦥 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch. Pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦥. Repeat from 🦥 to 🦥 2 more times.

Row 16: As row 10

Row 17: K across

Row 18: As row 8.

Row 19: K10 🦔 P1. Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch. K5 🦔 Repeat from 🦔 to 🦔 once. K5.

Row 20: K5 P5 🦜 K1 P3 K1 P5 🦜 Repeat from 🦜 to 🦜 1 more time. K5.

Row 21: As row 19.

Row 22: As row 20.

Row 23: As row 19

Row 24: As row 20

Row 25: K10. 🦈 P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1 K5 🦈 Repeat from 🦈 to 🦈 1 more time. K5

Row 26: Repeat row 20.

Row 27: Knit across.

Row 28: As row 8. 🐙 Repeat 🐙 to 🐙 (row 9 to row 28 make the pattern.)

Repeat rows 9 -17 once.

Knit across 5 rows.

Cast off

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How to Knit Slippers Like Granny Made

Knitted Slippers Just Like Granny Made Knitting Pattern

I can’t believe I originally wrote this pattern 9 years ago. 🤯 But when something works and people like it, you might as well keep it around. Even after all these years, these slippers still are one of my favourite things to knit.

This pattern includes instructions to make slippers that will fit adults from a woman’s size 7-12 or a man’s 6-11. Men’s size 12 -13 are given separately following the general pattern. I sometimes get requests for larger slipper sizes and this was my response to that.


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Things you need:

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200 grams of worsted weight yarn

Set of 2 size 5 mm ( US size 8) knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Set of 4 size 5 mm (US size 8) double pointed needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew seams and work in the ends.


Gauge:

12 rows stockinette = 2″

9 stitches stockinette = 2″

Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Slippers are given for a woman’s size 7-8 (9-10, 11-12) or man’s sizes 6-7 (8-9, 10-11). The foot lengths of a man’s size 6-7 are about the same as that of a woman’s size 7-8 and so on.

Knitted Slipper Just Like Granny Made

Cast on 40 sts

Row 1: P13 K1 P12 K1 P13

Row 2: K13 P1 K12 P1 K13

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 26 (30, 34) more times.

Shape toe:

Next Row: With right side of work facing you P1 *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 5 more times K1 P12 *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 6 more times.

Next Row: With wrong side facing you (K1 P1) Repeat from * 6 more times K12 *(P1 K1) Repeat from * 6 more times.

Repeat these 2 rows for 18 (20, 22) more rows. 20 (22, 24) rows ribbed.

Next Row: With right side facing K2tog 7 times. P2tog 5 times P1. K2tog 7 times P1. 21 stitches remaining.

Next Row: P8 K6 P7

Next Row: K2tog 3 times. P2 tog 3 times. K2tog 4 times K1. 11 stitches.

Next Row: P5 K3 P3.

Last Row: Draw yarn through loops and pull together to form toe. Sew seam up to start of ribbed stitches.

Form back flap of heel:

With right side of work facing you, draw up 14 stitches between the fold lines that mark the sole of the slipper.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: K2tog K10 K2tog. 12 stitches

Row 4: Purl across.

Row 5: Knit across.

Row 6: P2tog P8 P2tog. 10 stitches.

Row 7: Knit across.

Row 8: Purl across.

Row 9: K2tog K6 K2tog. 8 stitches

Row 10: Purl across.

Row 11: Knit across.

Row 12: P2tog P4 P2tog. 6 stitches.

Row 13: Knit across.

Row 14: Purl across.

Row 15: K2tog K2 K2tog. 4 stitches

Row 16: Purl across.

Row 17: Knit across.

Row 18: P2tog twice. 2 stitches.

Row 19: Knit across.

Bind off


Create cuff:

With your double pointed needles and with the right side of your slipper facing you pick up 36 (38, 40) stitches around the stockinette stitch portion of slipper. Be sure to include 2 stitches bound off for the heel flap. Divide evenly on 3 of the double pointed needles.

Row 1 – 6: *(K1 P1) Repeat 17 (18, 19) more times.

Row 7 – 10: Knit

Bind off loosely. If too tight it will be hard to get the slipper on.

Sew up seems for heel flap. Work in ends. Make another to match.

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Instructions for mens size 12 – 13

Yarn, gauge and needles remain the same

Cast on 42

Row 1: P13 K1 P14 K1 P13

Row 2: K13 P1 K124P1 K13

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 38 more times.

Shape toe:

Next Row: With right side of work facing you P1 *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 5 more times K1 P14 *(K1 P1) Repeat from * 6 more times.


Next Row: With wrong side facing you (K1 P1) Repeat from * 6 more times K14 *(P1 K1) Repeat from * 6 more times.


Repeat these 2 rows for 24 more rows. 26 rows of ribbed.

Next Row: With right side facing K2tog 7 times. P2tog 6 times P1. K2tog 7 times P1. 22 stitches remaining.

Next Row: P8 K7 P7

Next Row: K2tog 3 times. P2 tog 4 times. K2tog 4 times. 11 stitches.

Next Row: P4 K3 P4.

Last Row: Draw yarn through loops and pull together to form toe. Sew seam up to start of ribbed stitches.

Form back flap of heel:

With right side of work facing you, draw up 16 stitches between the fold lines that mark the sole of the slipper.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: K2tog K12 K2tog. 14 stitches

Row 4: Purl across.

Row 5: Knit across.

Row 6: P2tog P10 P2tog. 12 stitches

Row 7: Knit across.

Row 8: Purl across.

Row 9: K2tog K8 K2tog. 10 stitches.

Row 10: Purl across.

Row 11: Knit across.

Row 12: P2tog P6 P2tog. 8 stitches

Row 13: Knit across.

Row 14: Purl across.

Row 15: K2tog K4 K2tog. 6 stitches.

Row 16: Purl across.

Row 17: Knit across.

Row 18: P2tog P2 P2tog. 4 stitches

Row 19: Knit across.

Row 20: Purl across.

Row 21: K2tog twice. 2 stitches.

Row 22: Purl across.

Row 23: Knit across.

Bind off

Create cuff:

With your double pointed needles and with the right side of your slipper facing you pick up 44 stitches around the stockinette stitch portion of slipper. Be sure to include 2 stitches bound off for the heel flap. Divide evenly on 3 of the double pointed needles.

Row 1 – 8: *(K1 P1) Repeat 21 more times.

Row 9 – 14: Knit

Bind off loosely. If too tight it will be hard to get the slipper over the wearer’s heel.

Sew up seems for heel flap. Work in ends. Make another to match.


Hints and Tips:

As some final hints, don’t feel that the cuff needs to be the same colour as the slipper itself. A nice change is to make the cuff in a complimentary colour, especially if you have used variegated yarn. You can also use this pattern to use up some of your left over wool by making the toe (ribbed section) a different colour also.

This is also a great pattern to use if you have a variegated or any other colour changing yarn. Because there isn’t any pattern created by the stitches, it allows to show off the colours really well.

Like all of my patterns you have my permission to sell and/or give away the slippers that you make using this pattern. You are NOT permitted to reprint this pattern in any form unless you have obtained my written permission to do so. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions on my contact page. You can also use the comment section below.

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Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

Bars and Stripes Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

I only use hand knit dishcloths and have for years. I can’t express the superiority of these things! Regardless of the style, and I have designed a few, they last forever, have fabulous scrubbing power and double as a great heat protector when setting a hot pan on the counter or grabbing something out of the oven. They wash well and it’s nice to have something on hand that reminds you of how truly crafty you are 😜


Not only are these great to have around, but this is another great project for anyone learning how to knit. This knitting pattern uses very basic stitches and I’ve included links to videos demonstrating how to do every stitch.


If you’re learning how to knit, this is a great project to learn on. Even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly, you still have a useable item. And if you do know how to knit already, it’s a great way to use up the left overs from your stash. And who couldn’t use an extra dishcloth or two anyways.

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Unlike the majority of my work, this pattern is available as read online only. I’m not going to create a download for it unless I’m asked to do so. It such a simple and repetitive pattern, it won’t take much to come back to the site to read it.

Things you will need:

100% Cotton Worsted weight yarn

Size 8 (5 mm) straight knitting needles

Darning needle to sew in the ends


Let’s get knitting:

Cast on 39 sts.

Row 1 – 6: Knit across

🦄 🧸 Row 7: K4 P1 *(K4 P1)* Repeat from * to * 5 times more. K4

Row 8: K5 *(P4 K1)* Repeat from * to * 5 times more. K4 🧸

Repeat from 🧸 to 🧸 2 more times.

Next row: Repeat row 7

Next row: Knit across 🦄

Repeat from 🦄 to 🦄 5 more times.

Knit across the next 4 rows.

Cast off.


Hints and Tips:

I’ve made the pattern so it is a square as I could get it. If you feel it’s too long (or short) add or take away 🦄 to 🦄 repeats. It’s a washcloth, not rocket science. The final piece can be however you like it.

I know some people (Me. I’m some people) like things to have the same motif on both sides. This isn’t one of those things. The backside isn’t terrible, just different from the front. It’s either going to offend you to the core of your being or you won’t give a fµ€k. It’s your call.

If you hold the cast on end to the back of your work and catch the yarn every other stitch, you’ll have one less end to sew in. I probably should make a video showing it. I hate sewing in ends and this is a great technique to learn.

If you have any questions or comments you can send me an email through my contact page. The comment section at the bottom of this pattern is also great to post your questions. I answer them ASAP.

This pattern grants you the pleasure and profit of selling or giving away anything that you make. It does NOT give you permission to publish, print or distribute it in any format. You are NOT permitted to claim this pattern as your own. Please respect mine, and other author’s rights. You’re a huge jerky jerk if you do this and I’m certain puppy dogs don’t like you because you’re such a horrible person. How can you live with yourself????

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Knit Two Styles of Slippers with One Pattern

Two slippers with one pattern

These two slipper styles are actually the same knitting pattern but showcase one side of the work or the other. They are easily made with the same basic knitting stitches and if you can make one style, you can make the other! The pattern is for slippers from a men’s size 6 to 13 and for a women’s 6 to 13. I’ve also provided direct links in the pattern to my YouTube videos demonstrating the knitting stitches required if you need a little help.

If you have never picked up stitches or knitted in the round, this is a great pattern to learn. I made a YouTube video showing how to do this for another pattern (you can read that pattern here – How to Knit Adult Booties), but the technique is similar. You can watch the video snippet right here – Picking up Stitches to Make the Heel the Cuff. The stitch pattern used this video is different, but would still look ok when done the final project.


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Things you will need:

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200 grams of worsted weight yarn

Set of 2 size 5 mm ( US size 8) knitting needles or whatever size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Set of 4 size 5 (US size 8) double pointed knitting needles or whatever size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew up seams and work in ends.


Gauge:

12 rows stockinette = 2″
9 stitches stockinette = 2″
Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Cast on 42 sts.

Row 1: P3 K1 P3 K1 P3 K1 P3 K12 P3 K1 P3 K1 P3 K1 P3

Row 2: K3 P1 K3 P1 K3 P1 K3 P12 K3 P1 K3 P1 K3 P1 K3

Repeat these two rows until slippers measures as shown in the chart below. End with row 2.

Shoe SizeLength
Men’s 6 – 78″ (20 cm)
Men’s 8 – 98 ½” (21 cm)
Men’s 10 – 119″ (22.5 cm)
Men’s 12 – 139 ½” (24 cm)
Women’s 6 – 77 ½” (18 cm)
Women’s 8 – 98″ (20 cm)
Women’s 10 – 118 ½” (21 cm)
Women’s 12 – 139″ (22.5 cm)


End toe Slipper “A”
Row 1: *(P2tog K2tog) repeat from * 3 times more.  K2tog twice K1 K2tog 3 times *(P2tog K2tog) repeat from * 2 times P2tog P1

Row 2: K2 *(P1 K1) repeat from * two more times. P7 *(K1 P1) repeat from * two more ties. K1
Row 3: K2tog 11 times

Row 4: P11

Draw yarn through loops and pull tight.

End toe Slipper “B”
Row 1: K1 (K2tog) 7 times (P2tog) 6 times. K1 (K2tog) 7 times

Row 2: P8 K6 P8

Row 3: (K2tog) 4 times (P2tog) 3 times (K2tog) 4 times

Row 4: P4 K3 P4

Draw yarn through loops and pull tight.


Heel and cuff Slipper “A”
With right side facing pick up 14 stitches


Row 1: Purl across


Row 2: Knit across


Repeat the two rows one more time

Row 5: P2tog P10 P2 tog


Row 6: K12


Row 7: P12


Row 8: K2tog K8 K2tog


Row 9: P10


Row 10: K10


Row 11: P2tog P6 P2 tog


Row 12: K8


Row 13: P8


Row 14: K2tog K4 K2tog


Row 15: P6


Row 16: K6

Row 17: P2tog P2 P2tog


Row 18: K4

Start cuff:
With double pointed needles, pick up 18 sts over half of one side, 18 sts on the other, and transfer the 4 stitches created when making the heel. Pick up the stitches over the first half of the slipper and leave the rest for the toe. Fold the sides of the slipper together to give an approximate of where to start picking up stitches on the other side of the slipper. You can also count back 18 stitches along the edge for a starting point.

Row 1: P3 K1 repeat 9 more times for total of 40 sts.


Repeat for 8 rows total. 

Bind off loosely.

Sew seams and work in ends of the yarn.


Heel and cuff Slipper “B”
With right side facing pick up 14 stitches. 


Row 1: Knit across


Row 2: Purl across


Repeat the two rows one more time

Row 5: K2tog K10 K2 tog


Row 6: P12


Row 7: K12


Row 8: P2tog P8 P2tog


Row 9: K10


Row 10: P10


Row 11: K2tog K6 K2 tog


Row 12: P8


Row 13: K8


Row 14: P2tog P4 P2tog


Row 15: K6


Row 16: P6

Row 17: K2tog K2 K2tog


Row 18: P4

Start cuff:
With double pointed needles, pick up 18 sts over half of one side, 18 sts on the other, and transfer the 4 stitches created when making the heel. Pick up the stitches over the first half of the slipper and leave the rest for the toe. Fold the sides of the slipper together to give an approximate of where to start picking up stitches on the other side of the slipper. You can also count back 18 stitches along the edge for a starting point.

Row 1: K3 P1 repeat 9 more times for total of 40 sts.


Repeat for 8 rows total. 

Bind off loosely.

Sew seams and work in ends of the yarn.


Extra hints and tips:

When selecting your yarn, I recommend that you choose a lighter shade of a solid colour. A lighter colour with flecks also works quite well. You can use darker or variegated yarn, but the texture of the pattern won’t be as visible.

The “right side” of the slipper is the side you’ve chosen to be on the outside. For Slipper “A” it is the side that has a more striped appearance. Slipper “B” looks more ribbed. No one said that the heel and cuff had to match anyways, so you may want to switch them up!

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – knit 2 together

P2tog – purl 2 together

sts – stitches

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Adult & Child Knitted Slippers…With BOWS!!

Bow Slippers Knitting Pattern

Hand knit slippers are wonderful, but it’s always nice to be able to make a fancier pair, especially if you are making them as a gift. This pattern shows you how to make slippers for girls from size 9 up to a woman’s size 12. You can keep scrolling or click here to read the child pattern.

The stitches used to make the slippers are very basic and this pattern includes detailed instructions and step by step photos that show how to create the bows. This makes it a great project for a knitter with some experience but wanting to make something that is a little more challenging.


If you are just learning how to knit or need to brush up on your knitting skills, I’ve also included links in the pattern to videos that show you how to do all the basic stitches including: casting onknit stitchpurlbind offknit 2 togetherdraw through, and how to pick up stitches to make the heel. 


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Things you will need:

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200 gr of worsted weight yarn (usually this is less but better to have too much).

Size 5 mm (US size 8) single pointed knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew seams and work in the ends


Gauge: 

12 rows stockinette = 2″

9 stitches stockinette = 2″

Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Woman’s size 6 – 12

Numbers in parenthesis are written for sizes as such 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

Cast on 44

Row 1: K5 P1 K3 P1 K24 P1 K3 P1 K5

Row 2: K6 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K6

Row 3: K5 *P1 hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made).

Purl the next stitch*

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K24 Repeat from * to * K5.

(Row 3 rewritten without photos: K5 *P1 hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). Purl the next stitch* K24 Repeat from * to * K5.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: Repeat row 2. The bow portion will look like this.

 How to knit a bow

Row 9: K5 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up.

How to knit a bow

Knit the next stitch.

How to knit a bow

Pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed).

How to knit a bow

How to knit a bow

K1 P1* K24. Repeat from * to * K5.

(Row 9 rewritten without photos: K5 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K24. Repeat from * to * K5.

The bow portion will look like this.

How to knit a bow

Row 10: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 3 to 10 3(3, 4, 4) more times.

Next row: K2tog K3 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to *K3 K2tog. (42 sts)

Next row: K5 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K5.

Next row: K2tog K2 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to * K2 K2tog. (40 sts)

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

Next row: K3 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to * K3. (40 sts)

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

Next row: K3 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K24. Repeat from * to * K3.

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

🍄 Next row: K3 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to * K3. 

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

Next row: K3 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to * K3. 

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

Next row: K3 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K24 Repeat from * to * K3. 

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4.

Next row: K3 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K24. Repeat from * to * K3.

Next row: K4 P3 K6 P1 K12 P1 K6 P3 K4. 🍄

Repeat from 🍄 to 🍄 1(1, 2, 2) times more.


Form Toe:

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K13 P1 K12 P1 K13.

Repeat these two rows 0 (1, 0, 3) times more.

Next row: K2tog K36 K2tog. (38 sts)

Next row: K12 P1 K12 P1 K12.

Next row: K2tog K34 K2tog. (36 sts)

Next row: K11 P1 K12 P1 K11.

Next row: K2tog across. (18 sts)

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K2tog across (9 sts).

Next row: Knit across.

Break yarn and draw yarn through stitches to gather together to finish the toe.

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Form Heel:

With the right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 14 sts along the back of the sole between the purl stitches. 

Row 1 – 4 : Knit across.

Row 5: K2tog K10 K2tog. (12 sts)

Row 6 -7 Knit across.

Row 8: K2tog K8 K2tog. (10 sts)

Row 9 – 10: Knit across.

Row 11: K2tog K6 K2tog. (8 sts)

Row 12 – 13: Knit across.

Row 14: K2tog K4 K2tog. (6 sts)

Row 15 – 16: Knit across.

Row 17: K2tog K2 K2tog. (4 sts)

Row 18: K1 K2tog K1. (3 sts)

Row 19 – 20: Knit across.

Bind off

Make another slipper to match. Sew up seams, work in the ends and enjoy!


Child Slippers size 9 – 3

Knitting pattern for kids - Slippers

Numbers in parenthesis are written for sizes as such 9-10 (11-12, 13-1, 2-3)

Cast on 34

Row 1: K3 P1 K3 P1 K18 P1 K3 P1 K3

Row 2: K4 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K4

Row 3: K3 *P1 hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (Strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K3 

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: K3 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K18. Repeat from * to * K3.

Row 10: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 3 to 10 1(1, 2, 2) more times.

Next row: K2tog K1 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to *K1 K2tog. (32 sts)

Next row: K3 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K3.

Next row: K2tog *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K2tog. (30 sts)

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

Next row: K1 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K1. 

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

Next row: K1 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K18. Repeat from * to * K1.

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

🍔 Next row: K1 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K1. 

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

Next row: K1 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K1. 

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

Next row: K1 *P1 Hold the yarn in front of your work. Pass the next 3 stitches over to the other needle (strand made). P1* K18 Repeat from * to * K1. 

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2.

Next row: K1 *P1 K1 Pick up the three strands from the bottom up. Knit the next stitch and pull the loop down through the 3 strands (Bow completed). K1 P1* K18. Repeat from * to * K1.

Next row: K2 P3 K4 P1 K10 P1 K4 P3 K2. 🍔

Repeat from  🍔 to 🍔 0 (0, 1, 1) times more.

Form Toe:

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K9 P1 K10 P1 K9.

Repeat these two rows 0 (3, 0, 2) times more.

Next row: K2tog K26 K2tog. (28 sts)

Next row: K8 P1 K10 P1 K8.

Next row: K2tog K24 K2tog. (26 sts)

Next row: K7 P1 K10 P1 K7.

Next row: K2tog across. (13 sts)

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K2tog 3 times K1 K2tog 3 times (7 sts).

Next row: Knit across.

Break yarn and draw yarn through stitches to gather together to finish the toe.

Form Heel:

With the right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 10 sts along the back of the sole between the purl stitches.

Row 1 – 2 : Knit across.

Row 3: K2tog K8 K2tog. (10 sts)

Row 4 – 5: Knit across.

Row 6: K2tog K6 K2tog. (8 sts)

Row 7 – 8: Knit across.

Row 9: K2tog K4 K2tog. (6 sts)

Row 10 – 11: Knit across.

Row 12: K2tog K2 K2tog. (4 sts)

Row 13 – 14: Knit across.

Row 15: K1 K2tog K1. (3 sts)

Row 16: Knit across.

Bind off.

Make another slipper to match. Sew up seams and work in ends.


Hints and tips:

When creating the strands, pull apart the 3 stitches passed over to the other needle. This allows for some additional slack in the strand across the 3 unworked stitches.

Sometimes the bows will appear lopsided. If you put your knitting needle under the 3 strands and pull gently on one side and then the other, you can easily even them out.

This pattern doesn’t contain a child’s size 4-5. Based on the foot measurements I used to develop the pattern there isn’t a need. A woman’s size 5 measures 8 11/16 inches long, while a girl’s size 3 measures 8 9/16 inches long. Knitting is very forgiving with small differences in measurments such as this. But when in doubt, I recommend making the larger size.

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – knit 2 together

sts – stitches

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions through my contact page.

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Easy to Knit Slippers – Great Beginner Knitting Pattern

Easy to Knit Slippers Pattern

This is a great knitting pattern for beginners because it only uses basic stitches that are very easy master. I’ve included links in the pattern to videos on YouTube that show you how to preform each stitch, making this a great pattern to teach yourself how to knit.

This is also a great project for experienced knitters because these slippers are very quick and easy to make. The pattern enables you to make a variety of sizes, from a woman’s size 6 up to a man’s size 14. 


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Things you will need:

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200 grams of worsted weight yarn (I find Red Heart wears well and easy to maintain).

Set of size 5 ( US size 8) knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Darning needle to sew up the seams and work in the ends.


Gauge:

12 rows stockinette = 2″

9 stitches stockinette = 2″

Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Slippers are given for a woman’s size 6-7 (8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15)
or man’s sizes 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14). The foot lengths of a woman’s size 6-7 are about the same as that of a man’s size 5-6 and so on.

Cast on 40 (48, 48, 48, 48)

Row 1: *K2 P2* Repeat from * to* 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times more. K2 P12 Repeat from * to* 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times K2.

Row 2: *P2 K2* Repeat from * to * 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times more. P2 K12 Repeat from * to * 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times P2.

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Knit across.

Repeat rows 1 through 4 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) times more.


Shape toe: 

Next row: Repeat row 1.

Next row: Repeat row 2.

Next row: *K2tog P2tog* Repeat from * to * 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times more. K2tog. (P2tog) Repeat 5 times more. Repeat from * to * 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times. K2tog. [20 (24, 24, 24, 24) sts remain.]

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K1 *K2tog* Repeat from * to * 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) times more. (P2tog) Repeat 2 times more. Repeat from * to * 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times. K1. [11 (13, 13, 13, 13) sts remain.]

Next row: P4 (P5, P5, P5, P5) K3 P4 (P5, P5, P5, P5).

Cut the yarn leaving approximately 12” to sew up toe seam.  Draw yarn through stitches and pull tight to form toe. Bring edges together and sew half of the stitches together to form toe taking care to match the stitches together to form an invisible seam. Make another slipper to match.

To Make Heel Flap:

***For woman’s size 6-7 and man’s size 5-6 ONLY!***

With right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 12 stitches along the sole edge.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: P2tog P8 P2tog (10 sts)

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K2tog K6 K2tog (8 sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row11: Knit

Row 12: P2tog P4 P2tog (6 sts)

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: K2tog K2 K2tog (4 sts)

Row 16: Purl

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: P1 P2tog P1 (3 sts)

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Bind off.

For all remaining slipper sizes:

With right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 12 stitches along the sole edge.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 2 3 times more

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: P2tog P8 P2tog (10 sts)

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: K2tog K6 K2tog (8 sts)

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: P2tog P4 P2tog (6 sts)

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: Purl

Row 19: K2tog K2 K2tog (4 sts)

Row 20: Purl

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: P1 P2tog P1 (3 sts)

Row 23: Knit

Row 24: Bind off.

Make a heal flap for the other slipper. Sew up the seams of heal flap and work in all the yarn ends.


Extra Tips

The pattern is written as simply as possible, but here are a few extra tips that may help you.

Knit what is between the * * once. Then knit whatever is between the * * again however many times more the pattern instructs you to.

When the pattern say repeat between * * however many times, knit the portion as many times as it instructs. Simply put, the slippers always have an equal number of knitted “ridges” and purled “valleys” on each side of the sole. There are 4 “ridges” and 3 “valleys” on the smallest size and 5 “ridges” and 4 “valleys” on all the other sizes.

When selecting your yarn, I recommend that you choose a lighter shade of a solid colour. You can use darker or variegated yarn but the texture of the pattern won’t be as visible.

Happy knitting!

If you have any questions or comments you can reach me through my contact page.

This pattern enables you to sell or give away anything you may make with it. It does NOT allow you to redistribute, sell, give away or copy the pattern in any way without WRITTEN permission.

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Cable Knit Slippers for Children and Adults

cable knit slippers

Learn to knit comfy, cozy cabled slippers. This pattern shows you how to make slippers for children from a small size 3 to large 3, and a woman’s and man’s size 4 to 12. This makes it a great project for a knitter with some experience but wanting to make something that is a little more challenging.


Even if you have never knit a cable before, have no fear! This pattern includes detailed instructions and numerous photos on how to create the cable. And if you need to brush up on some of the more basic stitches, you can learn how to knit with my YouTube videos.

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Things you will need:

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200 gr of worsted weight yarn (usually this is less but better to have too much).

Size 4.5 (US size 7) single pointed knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.

Cable knitting needle

Darning needle to sew the seams and work in the ends.


Gauge: 

14 rows stockinette = 2″

9 stitches stockinette = 2″

Be sure to check your gauge to obtain correct sizing!

Children’s Sizes 3 – 3

Cable Knit Slippers

Numbers in parenthesis are written for sizes as such 3-4 (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-1, 2-3)

Cast on 29 (29, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37)

Row 1: K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) P1 K3 P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 K3 P1 K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)

Row 2: K4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) P3 K3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) P1 K7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) P1 K3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) P3 K4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5)

Row 3: K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) P1 C1F K1 P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 C1F K1 P1 K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) P1 K1 C1B P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 K1 C1B P1 K3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)

Repeat rows 2–5 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) times more.

Next row: Repeat row 2.

Shape Toe

Next row: K2tog once (once, once, once, twice, twice, twice) K 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0) P1 C1F K1 P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17,19) P1 C1F K1 P1 K 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0) K2tog once (once, once, once, twice, twice, twice)  Click here for an explanation.

🌺 Next row (and all remaining even rows): K3 P3 K3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) P1 K7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) P1 K3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) P3 K3 

Next row: K2 P1 K1 C1B P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 K1 C1B P1 K2

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌺 (All rows when wrong side of the work is facing you.)

🐿 Next row: K2 P1 C1F K1 P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 C1F K1 P1 K2

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌺

Next row: K2 P1 K1 C1B P1 K13 (13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19) P1 K1 C1B P1 K2

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌺 🐿

Repeat from 🐿 to 🐿 3 (3,3,3,4,4,4) times more.

End Toe

Next row: K2tog P1 SL1 K2tog PSSO P1 K1 K2tog 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) times P1 SL1 K2tog PSSO P1 K2tog.

Next row: Knit

Next row: K 1 (1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0) K2tog to the end of the row.

Next row: Knit

Pull yarn through.


Form Heel:

With the right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 10 sts along the back of the sole between the purl stitches.

Row 1 – 3 : Knit across.

Row 4: K2tog K6 K2tog. (8 sts)

Row 5 – 7: Knit across.

Row 8: K2tog K4 K2tog. (6 sts)

Row 9 – 11: Knit across.

Row 12: K2tog K2 K2tog. (4 sts)

Row 13 – 15 : Knit across.

Row 16: K1 K2tog K1. (3 sts)

Row 17 – 19: Knit across.

Bind off.

When shaping the toe, once completed the row, you should have 2 knit stitches before the purl of the cable at the beginning of the row and 2 stitches after the last purl after the cable at the end of the row regardless of the size. Depending on the size you either knit 2 stitches together twice or knit two stitches together once and knit the one remaining stitch. Regardless of size this gives the two stitches.

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Adult Sizes: 

Cable Knit Slippers

Numbers in parenthesis are written for sizes as such:

Women’s 4-5 (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12) 

Men’s 4 (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

A woman’s size 6-7 is the same as a man’s size 5-6. A woman’s size 8-9 is the same as a man’s size 7-8. etc.

Cast on 40 (44, 46, 48, 50)

Row 1: K3 (4, 4, 5, 5) P1 K6 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 K6 P1 K3 (4, 4, 5, 5)

Row 2: K4 (5, 5, 6, 6) P6 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P1 K10 (10, 12, 12, 12) P1 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P6 K4 (5, 5, 6, 6) 

🦋 Row 3: K3 (4, 4, 5, 5) P1 C2F K2 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 C2F K2 P1 K3 (4, 4, 5, 5)

Row 4: Repeat row 2. 

Row 5: Repeat row 1.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: K3 (4, 4, 5, 5) P1 K2 C2B P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 K2 C2B P1 K3 (4, 4, 5, 5)

Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: Repeat row 1.

Row 10: Repeat row 2. 🦋

Repeat from 🦋 to 🦋 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) times more.

Shape Toe:

Next row: K2tog 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times K1 (2, 2, 1, 1) P1 C2F K2 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 C2F K2 P1 K1 (2, 2, 1, 1) K2tog 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times. 38 (42, 44, 44, 46) sts.

Next row: K3 (4, 4, 4, 4) P6 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P1 K10 (10, 12, 12, 12) P1 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P6 K3 (4, 4, 4, 4) 

Next row: K2tog K 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) P1 K6 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 K6 P1 K 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) K2tog. 36 (40, 42, 42, 44) sts. 

🌝 Next row: K2 (3, 3, 3, 3) P6 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P1 K10 (10, 12, 12, 12) P1 K4 (5, 5, 5, 6) P6 K2 (3, 3, 3, 3) 

💖 Next row: K1 (2, 2, 2, 2) P1 K2 C2B P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 K2 C2B P1 K1 (2, 2, 2, 2)

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

⭐️ Next row: K1 (2, 2, 2, 2) P1 K6 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 K6 P1 K1 (2, 2, 2, 2)

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

🍀 Next row: K1 (2, 2, 2, 2) P1 C2F K2 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 C2F K2 P1 K1 (2, 2, 2, 2)

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

Next row: Repeat row marked with ⭐️

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

Next row: Repeat row marked with 💖

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

Next row: Repeat row marked with ⭐️

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝 🍀

Repeat from 🍀 to 🍀 0(1, 1, 2, 3) times more.

End Toe:

Next row: K1 (2, 2, 2, 2) P1 C2F K2 P1 K18 (20, 22, 22, 24) P1 C2F K2 P1 K1 (2, 2, 2, 2)

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

Next row: Repeat row marked with ⭐️

Next row: Repeat row marked with 🌝

Next row: K2tog across.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K2tog 9 (10, 10, 10, 11) times.

Knit the last stitch for women’s sizes 8-9 and 10-11 and the men’s sizes 7-8 and 9-10 only.

Next row: Knit across.

Pull yarn through.


Form Heel:

With the right side of the slipper facing you, pick up 14 sts along the back of the sole between the purl stitches.

Row 1 – 3 : Knit across.

Row 4: K2tog K10 K2tog. (12 sts)

Row 5 – 7: Knit across.

Row 8: K2tog K8 K2tog. (10 sts)

Row 9 – 11: Knit across.

Row 12: K2tog K6 K2tog. (8 sts)

Row 13 – 15 : Knit across.

Row 16: K2tog K4 K2tog. (6 sts)

Row 17 – 19 : Knit across.

Row 20: K2tog K2 K2tog. (4 sts)

Row 21 – 23 : Knit across.

Row 24: K1 K2tog K1. (3 sts)

Row 25 – 27: Knit across.

Bind off.

Hints and tips:

This pattern doesn’t contain a child’s size 4-5. Based on the foot measurements I used to develop the pattern there isn’t a need. A woman’s size 5 measures 8 11/16 inches long, while a girl’s size 3 measures 8 9/16 inches long. Knitting is very forgiving with small differences in measurements such as this. But when in doubt, I recommend making the larger size.

The children’s slipper is made with a smaller cable than the adult sizes. It uses C1F and C1B to allow for the smaller foot size.

C1F (Cable 1 forward) is done the same way as the C2F, but instead of knitting and pulling forward 2 stitches, only knit and pull one stitch forward.

C1B – (Cable 1 backward) is done the same way as the C2B, but instead of knitting and pulling of 2 stitches to the back of your work, only knit and pull one stitch back.


How to Make the Cable:

C2F – Cable 2 Forward. 

You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PrCjIC3fhxk


With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle

Cable 2 forward knitting

Pull the stitches towards the front of your work.

Cable 2 forward knitting

Knit the next 2 stitches.

Cable 2 forward knitting

Cable 2 forward knitting

Knit the stitches from the cable needle.

Cable 2 forward knitting

Cable 2 forward knitting

Knit the last 2 stitches of the cable (accounted for in the pattern with the K2).

Cable 2 forward knitting

C2B – Cable 2 backward. 

You can also watch how to do this with my helpful video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/u8GrJIJseKQ

Knit the first 2 stitches of the cable (accounted for in the pattern with the K2.)

Cable 2 back knitting

With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle.

Cable 2 back knitting

Pull the stitches towards the back of your work.

Cable 2 back knitting

Knit the next 2 stitches.

Knit the stitches from the cable needle.

Cable 2 back knitting

Cable 2 back knitting

Cabling described without photos:

C2F – Cable 2 forward

With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

C2B – Cable 2 backward

With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions here.

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – knit 2 together

sts – stitches

C1F – Cable 1 forward (this is done the same way as the C2F, but instead of knitting and pulling forward 2 stitches, only knit and pull one stitch forward). With your cable needle, slip 1 stitch off the needle and pull the stitch towards the front of your work. Knit the next stitch. Knit the stitch from the cable needle. 

C1B – Cable 1 backward (this is done the same way as the C2B, but instead of knitting and pulling of 2 stitches to the back of your work, only knit and pull one stitch back). With your cable needle, slip 1 stitch off the needle and pull the stitch towards the back of your work. Knit the next stitch. Knit the stitch from the cable needle.

C2F – Cable 2 forward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle. 

C2B – Cable 2 backward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

SL 1 – Slip 1 stitch off knit ways

PSSO – Pass the slipped stitch over

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions at kweenbee_crafts@hotmail.ca or through my contact form.

Copyright 2020

Janis Frank

This pattern gives you permission to sell or give away anything that you make with this pattern. It does NOT give you permission to give away, reproduce in any form or sell this pattern.


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How to Crochet Slippers

How to Crochet Slippers

There is a certain charm to handmade slippers. Whether they be knitted or crocheted, it is always nice to be able to give someone a handmade gift, even if that gift is for yourself! Made with basic crochet stitches, you can make these very cute and practical slippers for just about anyone. With this pattern you can make slippers from a child’s size 11 to 4, a women’s size 5 to12 and a men’s size 6 to 11). This pattern includes instructions detailing how to make the adorable flower, though the more manly types may not appreciate the extra splash of colour. 

How to crochet slippers

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Gauge in sc

9 sts = 5 cm

9 rows = 5 cm

Things You Need:

220 gr of any colour worsted weight yarn

Size 4.25 crochet hook (or whatever size you need to obtain the correct gauge)

Darning needle (to sew seams and work in the ends)

The first set of brackets are are written for children’s sizes (11-12, 1-2, 3-4). The second set of brackets are women’s sizes (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) and men’s (*-*, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11). Men’s size 6-7 are the same as a women’s 7-8. A men’s 8-9 the same as a woman’s size 9-10. A men’s 10-11 the same as a woman’s size 11-12. There is no men’s size 4-5 given.

How to Crochet Slippers

Ch (22, 26, 30) (30, 32, 32, 36). Sc in 2nd chain from the hook and each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn.

(21, 25, 29 sts) (29, 31, 31, 35 sts)

Row 2: Sc in back loops of next (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sts. Hdc in next (9, 9, 9) (9, 11, 11, 11) sts. Sc in back loops of next (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sts. Ch 1, turn. (The sc in the back loops forms the ribbed pattern.)

Row 3: (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. (9, 9, 9) (9, 11, 11, 11) hdc. (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. Repeat this row until work measures (6.5, 7.5, 8.5) (8.5, 9, 9.5, 11) cm from the edge. (21, 25, 29 sts) (29, 31, 31, 35 sts)

Next row: (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) hdc, inc 1 hdc in next hdc, 3 hdc, inc 1 hdc in next hdc, (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) hdc, (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (23, 27, 31 sts) (31, 33, 33, 37 sts)

Next row: (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops, (11, 11, 11) (11, 13, 13, 13) hdc, (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. Repeat this row until work measures (9, 10, 11) (11, 12, 13, 14) cm from the edge.

Next row: (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops, (3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) hdc, inc 1 hdc in next hdc, (3, 3, 3) (3, 5, 5, 5) hdc, inc 1 hdc in next hdc, (3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) hdc, (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (25, 29, 33 sts) (33, 35, 35, 39 sts)

Next row: (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12sc in back loops, (13, 13, 13) (13, 15, 15, 15) hdc, (6, 8, 10)(10, 10, 10, 12sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. Repeat this row until work measures (11, 13, 14)(14, 15, 16, 17) cm from the edge.

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Create the Top of the Slipper

Next row: Ch (6, 6, 6)(6, 8, 8, 8), turn. (You should have the ch 1 from your previous row already completed.) Sc in 2nd chain from the hook and each remaining ch. (6, 8, 10)(10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops, (13, 13, 13) (13, 15, 15, 15) hdc, (6, 8, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12) sc in back loops. (31, 35, 39 sts)(39, 43, 43, 47 sts)

Next row: Ch (7, 7, 7) (7, 9, 9, 9), turn. Sc in 2nd chain from the hook and each remaining ch. 10 sc in back loops, 15 hdc, 18 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (37, 41, 45 sts) (45, 51, 51, 55 sts)

Next row: (12, 14, 16) (16, 18, 18, 20) sc in back loops, (13, 13, 13) (13, 15, 15, 15) hdc, (12, 14, 16) (16, 18, 18, 20) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. Repeat this row until work measures (13.5, 15, 17) (17, 18, 19, 20.5) cm from edge.

Shape Toe:

Children’s Size (11-12) 

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more), 13 hdc, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more). Ch 1, turn. (29 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 9 hdc, 2 sctog, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (27 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more), 2 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 2 sc in back loops, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more). Ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Next row: 6 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 6 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 6 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 7 hdc, 2 sctog, 6 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

Next row: 6 sc in back loops, 9 hdc, 6 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more), 1 hdc, *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more). Ch 1, turn. (11 sts)

Last row: Pull up a loop (scroll to bottom for photos) in each st. (12 loops on hook). Break yarn and draw yarn through each loop. Pull tight. Sew up toe seam.

Children’s Size (1-2)

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more), 2 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 2 sc in back loops, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more). Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 9 hdc, 2 sctog, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (31 sts)

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more), sc in back loop, 11 hdc, sc in back loop, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more). Ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Next row: 7 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 7 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 7 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 7 hdc, 2 sctog, 7 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (23 sts)

Next row: 7 sc in back loops, 9 hdc, 7 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more), sc in back loops, 2 sctog twice, 1 hdc, 2 sctog twice, sc in back loops *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more). Ch 1, turn. (15 sts)

Last row: Pull up a loop (scroll to bottom for photos) in each st. (16 loops on hook). Break yarn and draw yarn through each loop. Pull tight. Sew up toe seam.

Children’s Size (3-4) Women’s Size (5-6)

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more), sc in back loops, 13 hdc, sc in back loops, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more). Ch 1, turn. (35 sts)

Next row: 11 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 11 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 11 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 9 hdc, 2 sctog, 11 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Next row: 11 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 11 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more), 2 sc in back loop, 11 hdc, 2 sc in back loop, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 2 times more). Ch 1, turn. (27 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 7 hdc, 2 sctog, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 9 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more), 2 sctog twice, 1 hdc, 2 sctog twice, *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more). Ch 1, turn. (13 sts)

Last row: Pull up a loop in each st. (14 loops on hook). Break yarn and draw yarn through each loop. Pull tight. Sew up toe seam.

Women’s Size (7-8, 9-10) Men’s Size (6-7, 8-9)

Next row: 18 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 11 hdc, 2 sctog, 18 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (49 sts)

Next row: 18 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 18 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog* (repeat from * to * 5 times more) in back loops, 13 hdc, *2 sctog, sc* (repeat from * to * 5 times more) in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (37 sts)

Next row: 12 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 12 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 12 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 9 hdc, 2 sctog, 12 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (35 sts)

Next row: 12 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 12 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog* (repeat from * to * 3 times more) in back loops, 11 hdc, *2 sctog, sc* (repeat from * to * 3 times more) in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (27 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 7 hdc, 2 sctog, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Next row: 8 sc in back loops, 9 hdc, 8 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more), 2 sctog twice, 1 hdc, 2 sctog twice, *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more). Ch 1, turn. (13 sts)

Last row: Pull up a loop (scroll to bottom for photos) in each st. (14 loops on hook). Break yarn and draw yarn through each loop. Pull tight. Sew up toe seam.

Women’s Size (11-12) Men’s Size (10-11)

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 5 times more), 2 sc in back loops, 15 hdc, 2 sc in back loops, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 5 times more). Ch 1, turn. (43 sts)

Next row: 14 sc in back loops, 15 hdc, 14 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 14 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 11 hdc, 2 sctog, 14 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (41 sts)

Next row: 14 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 14 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *Sc, 2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more), 2 sc in back loop, 13 hdc, 2 sc in back loop, *2 sctog, sc in back loops* (repeat from * to * 3 times more). Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 13 hdc, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 2 sctog, 9 hdc, 2 sctog, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn. (31 sts)

Next row: 10 sc in back loops, 11 hdc, 10 sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more), 2 sctog twice, 3 hdc, 2 sctog twice, *2 sctog in back loops* (repeat from * to * 4 times more). Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)

Last row: Pull up a loop (scroll to bottom for photos) in each st. (18 loops on hook). Break yarn and draw yarn through each loop. Pull tight. Sew up toe seam.


Make the Heel

With the wrong side facing you and toe facing down.

Row 1: Sc in the each hdc of sole of slipper along starting edge (the loop left from the original chain stitches). Ch 1, turn. (9, 9, 9,)(9, 11, 11, 11 sts)

Row 2-4: Sc in back loops, Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 2 sctog, (5, 5, 5,)(5, 7, 7, 7) sc, 2 sctog. Ch 1, turn. (7, 7, 7,)(7, 9, 9, 9 sts)

Row 6: (7, 7, 7,)(7, 9, 9, 9) sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Row 7: 2 sctog, (3, 3, 3,)(3, 5, 5, 5) sc, 2 sctog. Ch 1, turn. (5, 5, 5,)(5, 7, 7, 7 sts)

STOP HERE for children’s size 11-12 and 1-2. Skip to row 10.

Row 8: Sc in back loops. Ch 1, turn.

Row 9: 2 sctog, (1,)(1, 3, 3, 3 sts) sc, 2 sctog. Ch 1, turn. (3)(3, 5, 5, 5 sts)

Edging Around Slipper

Row 10: Sc in back loops. Do NOT make ch st or turn! Sc in each row and stitch around the edge of the slipper.

Row 11: Sc in each st around. Finish off.


Flower:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (second ch counts as 1 sc) work 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to ch 1. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc, ch 3. Sl st in the same sc as join. *Sl st in next 2 sc. In same st as the 2nd sl st, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc, ch 3. Sl st in the same sc.* Repeat from * to * around. End with st st in the next sc. (5 flower petals).

Pull up a Loop

Pull up a loop in each stitch as if you were going to make a single crochet. Don’t work the loop. Leave the loop on the hook.

How to crochet slippers - end toe

Leave the loop on the hook. 12 sts will make 13 loops including the original ch 1.

How to crochet slippers

Draw the yarn through all the loops.

How to crochet slippers
How to crochet slippers
How to crochet slippers

Cut the yarn and pull the yarn through all the loops.

How to crochet slippers

Draw tight.

How to crochet slippers

Tips and Hints:

If your slipper is a little too big when you finish, one way to tighten it up a bit is to decrease some stitches when making the second round on the edging. Sc two stitches every 4 or 5 stitches will help.

To add a little more awesomeness to your slipper you can layer multiple flowers. Make each flower a different colour or you can change the size of your hook to make each flower smaller and stack them.

Work in your ends; don’t knot them off. Knots rub and can hurt the wearer’s foot.

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

trc – treble crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

sts – stitches

2 sctog – single crochet 2 stitches together

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Crochet a Skull and Crossbones Dishcloth

crochet skull and crossbones dishcloth

Because even pirates and rock stars need to do the dishes, I’ve created the coolest dishcloth known to man.  That’s right! A crocheted dishcloth that’s reversible with a skull and crossbones on it. Now who DOESN’T want that in their kitchen! Crazy people, that’s who.

crochet skull dishcloth

This dishcloth is very easy to make and a great project for beginners as it uses very basic crochet stitches that are easy to master. For the tougher points, like making the teeth (simply an elongated double crochet) and the edging, there are photos and a video to help you along. Or you can keep scrolling down the page to watch it here.

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Things you need:

Size 4.25 crochet hook (Size doesn’t really matter but if you use a larger hook, the dishcloth will be larger, and with a smaller hook, it will be smaller)

50 gr (1 3/4 oz) ball of cotton yarn (you’ll have leftovers).

Darning needle (to work in ends)

Ch 34

Dc in 3rd ch from hook and remaining 32 ch. Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc of next row), turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: Dc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 7 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 13 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 8 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 11 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 10 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: 10 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 11 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6: 11 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 12 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: 11 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc in each dc (click that link or scroll down the page to see photos to help you along) st below, ch 1 skip next st, 12 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 8: 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 11 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 10 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 9: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc, ch 1 skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 10-11: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 13 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 12: 8 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 13: 7 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 11 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, 8 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 14: 6 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 9 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 7 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 15: 5 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 5 dc, *ch 1, skip next st, dc* (repeat from * to * 4 times more) 4 dc, ch 1, skip next st, 6 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 16: 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 21 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 17: Dc in each dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 18: Dc in each dc. Ch 1.


Edging:

With right side facing, Bsc (backwards single crochet) around edge. Bsc between every 2nd dc along the top and bottom edges and around each dc and ch 2 post along the sides. Not sure how to do a backwards single crochet? Watch my how-to video on YouTube here: Crochet Edging for Dishcloths.

Hints and tips:

Use any cotton yarn that you like. Cotton only! Acrylic doesn’t work well for dish washing, and wool will felt and look pretty disgusting after a while. Also, I’ve written the pattern to use less than one ball of the most common cotton yarns available in big box stores (one starts with a “W”). These make great gifts that are extremely affordable to make.

When skipping a stitch you may be making a dc in either a ch or a dc. St is used regardless to make the pattern easier to read.

Hold the starting yarn end behind the your work when making the edging. That way you only have the final end to sew in when done.

You can make the edging in a different colour for a bit of extra pizzazz. I don’t because I strongly dislike sewing in ends. An extra colour means extra work 🤨

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Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

Bsc – backwards single crochet


dc in dc below –

Instead of passing the hook through the top of the stitch, pass the hook through the bottom.



Hook the yarn and pull it through the hole. Pull the yarn up and level with the previous stitches.


Hook your yarn and pull through the first two loops.


Hook the yarn and pull through the last two loops.


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How to Crochet an Afghan…or How to Do Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Stitch Afghan

This is more than a common granny square…this is what is known as an afghan stitch or tunisian crochet. A few months ago I decided to make another afghan using this method. It’s the second one I’ve made, but this time instead of using my left over yarn I came up with the idea to make it a little more fancy. The house and star patterns are done in a basic cross-stitch and really could be anything you want. What I didn’t realize was how long it was going to take me to finish this project. It was a mammoth undertaking but slowly it’s came together. Since the chances of me making another one like this in the near future is slim to none, I figured I might as well share it with everyone.

To start with, you can make the squares any size you like. For my project I’m making them 41 stitches across and 40 rows long. I found an actual afghan hook at my local Michael’s store but you can use a regular crochet hook in whatever size you want. An afghan hook is very long and has an end on it like the end of a knitting needle. If you can’t find one you can use a traditional style hook. To keep the stitches from falling off the end of a regular crochet hook, you can wrap a rubber band around the end to help hold them on. The size of the hook you use can be whatever you like. I’m using a size 5 mm (size 8 US) hook and the next size smaller for doing the edging around each square once it’s was completed.

Tunisian Stitch Afghan

Like my knitted sock pattern, this is a read online only pattern. I never had the gumption to make it available as a download. If you’d like to see that change, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do.


To Do the Afghan Stitch (or How to Tunisian Crochet):

Chain 41

1st Row: In the second chain from the hook, pull up a loop as if you were making a single crochet.

Without completing the previous stitch, pull up a loop through the next chain.

Pull up a loop through the next chain and repeat until you get to the end of the chain.  You will have 41 loops on your crochet hook.

With the 1st loop on the end of your hook, chain 1.

With the loop you just made, pull up a loop through this stitch and the next loop on your hook.

Pull up a loop through the loop you just made and the next loop on your hook.  Repeat this until there is only one loop remaining on your hook.

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2nd Row: There will be a vertical bar formed by each stitch from the last row.  You work the stitches along these bars.

Place your hook under the first bar.  Draw up a loop as if making a single crochet. Do not complete the stitch.

Place your hook under the next bar draw up another loop.  Repeat this with all of the bars. 

The last stitch looks like two chains.  Draw up a loop through the top chain.  You will have 41 loops on your hook.

With the first loop on your hook, chain 1.

Draw a loop through the loop you just made and the next loop on your hook.  Repeat until there is only one loop remaining on your hook.

Repeat row 2 for each subsequent row. 

You can make the squares as long as you want.  For my project I’m making 40 rows.

To finish:

There will be one loop on your hook.  Place your hook under the vertical bar.  Draw up a loop but this time, complete the single crochet. Repeat with all the bars.  Once again the last stitch looks like 2 chains.  Draw up a loop through the top chain and complete the single crochet. Finish off.

When your square is completed they tend to roll up. A quick ironing will help the fibers relax and lie flat. Be sure to read the care instructions that came with your yarn. Some may have specific recommendations on temperature settings or blocking.

To create the edging on your pieces, you can do whatever you like. You may want to surround it with a combination of rows like double crochet and single crochet, or you may want single crochet with the following rows in the back stitch of previous rows. It really doesn’t matter and is your personal preference. Just be sure that your work lies flat. You may need to use a smaller crochet hook than the one you used to make the squares to create a flat edge or decrease where necessary.

My project is 2 rows of double crochet and one row of single crochet on the 2 side edges. I’m then stitching the squares together along these edges making a long strip. I then do 2 rows of double crochet and one row of single crochet along the tops and bottoms of these strips. Then, I’m sewing the strips together and working in the ends. 

For a more interesting effect you can try using two colours of yarn and alternate the colours for each row. The yarn will naturally keep to the back when you switch between colours. You can also try using a very fine yarn or fingering with a regular worsted weight yarn. Work them together as if they are one strand.

For myself, I think that this will be my first and last afghan like this. I’ve been considering maybe making pillows with this stitch and doing more elaborate cross-stitch decorations on them. I’ve also considered wall hangings to be more like art pieces, but I always have a list as long as my arm of to-do projects in the works. 

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How to Crochet Jewelry – Quick Crochet Bracelet

If you’ve crocheted before and are familiar with most of the stitches, this will be a snap for you to make. If you’re new, it may push you a bit, but is still totally doable. It’s extremely repetitive and once you catch on, the repeated sections will be second nature to you.

I’ve written instructions to make the bracelet in one colour (easiest if you’re new to crocheting) and separate instructions for the two-tone version. Only Round 2 is a bit different, but I figured it would be easier to have it written out in full for both versions instead of having to scroll back to look. God bless copy and paste! Keep scrolling down the page to read the two-tone instructions.

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If you’re making the single colour bracelet, selecting a variegated thread could add some interesting variations to the look of the bracelet. Sorry I never made a one colour one though. I’m rather fond of two colour…

Not a fan of reading online? You can always download the pattern fro a small fee/donation from my website – Quick and Easy Crochet Bracelet. Some things never change 😀

But let’s get to the pattern.

2 tone purple bracelet

Things you need:

1 or 2 balls of crochet cotton thread

Size 10 (1.3 mm) crochet hook

A pretty button ( approximately 1/2” or 1.5 cm diameter)

Gauge:  

It’s not really important for this project as there isn’t a specific size needed. This pattern can be made as long as you like and you can easily adjust the length to what you want when you’re making it. Each loop adds approximately 25/32″ or 2 cm. It depends how tightly you crochet. Generally speaking, I make my bracelets approximately 7 inches (17.5 cm) in length. I make 10 loops total for this pattern but you can add or make less as you see fit.

Another point to remember, your final product will stretch a bit longer as the stitches relax over time or if you press it with an iron.

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Single Colour Bracelet  

(keep scrolling if you want the 2 colour version)

Starting loop:

Chain 7. Tr-trc (triple treble crochet – wrap the thread 6 time around the hook) in 7th  chain from hook.

Additional loops:

Chain 8. Tr-trc in 7th chain from hook. Repeat 8 more times for 10 loops total. You can add more or make less loops depending on the length you want.

Round 1:  Ch1. *12 sc in loop just formed. Sl st in ch between loops.* Repeat from * to * down the length of the bracelet. Work 24 sc in last loop. Repeat from * to * down the length of the bracelet. 12 sc in last loop. Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2:  *2 sc. Work 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 2  more  times. Ch 6.  In the next loop after sl st in space between loops, skip next 3 sts and starting in the 4th  st,  🐸  5 sc, ch 6.  🐸ᅠRepeat from  🐸ᅠto  🐸ᅠdown the length of the bracelet. In last loop starting after the sl st between loops, skip first 3 sts and starting in the 4th st  ⛄  2 sc. Work 2 sc in next st.⛄  Repeat from  ⛄  to  ⛄  5  more  times. Ch 6. Repeat from  🐸ᅠto  🐸ᅠdown the length of the bracelet. In last loop after the sl st between loops and starting in the 4th st, repeat from * to * 3 times total. Join with sl st  in the back loop  of the first sc of the round.

Quick crochet Bracelet

Round 3:  Sc in the back loop of every sc of previous round. (Sc, hd, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc) in every ch 6 space. Join with sl st to first sc of the round.

Break thread.

Sew button to the end opposite of either loop.

Work in thread ends.

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Two-Tone Bracelet

Starting loop:

Chain 7. Tr-trc (triple treble crochet – wrap the thread 6 time around the hook) in 7th  chain from hook.

Additional loops:

Chain 8. Tr-trc in 7thchain from hook. Repeat 8 more times for 10 loops total. You can add more or make less loops depending on the length you want.

Round 1:  Ch1. *12 sc in loop just formed. Sl st in ch between loops.* Repeat from * to * down the length of the bracelet. Work 24 sc in last loop. Repeat from * to * down the length of the bracelet. 12 sc in last loop. Join with sl st to first sc. Break thread.

Round 2:In any loop other than a loop on the end, and starting after the sl st between loops, skip the first 3 sts join the thread in the 4th  st, ch 1 (counts as first sc), 4  sc, ch 6.  🐝ᅠ5 sc, ch 6.🐝ᅠRepeat from  🐝ᅠto  🐝 down the length of the bracelet. In last loop after the sl st between loops, skip first 3 sts and starting in the 4th st  🐹ᅠ2 sc. Work 2 sc in next st.  🐹ᅠRepeat from  🐹ᅠto  🐹ᅠ5  more  times. Ch 6. Repeat from  🐝ᅠto  🐝ᅠdown the length of the bracelet. In last loop after the sl st between loops, and starting in the 4th st, repeat from 🐹ᅠto  🐹ᅠ6 times total. Ch 6. Join with sl st  in the back loop  of the first sc of the round.

Quick crochet Bracelet

Round 3:  Sc in the back loop of every sc of previous round. (Sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc) in every ch 6 space. Join with sl st to first sc of the round.

Break thread.

Sew button to the end opposite of either loop.

Work in thread ends.

Wear, give away or sell with pride!

Hints and Tips:

It is very easy to either miss a chain, chain the wrong number, or sc the wrong number by accident in Round 1. This will throw off the counts for Round 2 and you may end up with too many or not enough sc. Don’t panic! Round 3 is very forgiving and will hide all. As long as your skipped stitches on either side of the 5 sc clusters are the same, you won’t really be able to tell; even if you only make 4 stitches or make it 6 sc. Make it work with what you have. Another fix, you can either sc stitches together if too many or sc 2 stitches in one stitch if you don’t have enough. FYI making things work like this, works great for all projects. Many times it can be hidden in a seam or the back of the work 😉

No matter what, don’t stretch out the necklace or bracelet before you are completely finished crocheting the entire piece! If you do, it won’t lay flat when you are done.

To save work of sewing in ends, work in the ends of the threads as you are making your project. Hold the thread behind your work and catch it as you make the next 4-5 stitches.

Be sure you don’t twist your loops when adding the sc’s in Round 1. The chains should be on the  BOTTOM  of the loop and the tr-trc on the  TOP.

A simple rule to follow for this very repetitive pattern, after the 5 sc clusters and the large numbers of sc’s made on the end loops, always remember to ch 6. Simply put, every time you run across the sl st between the loops, ch 6.

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Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

trc – treble (or triple) crochet

tr-trc – triple treble crochet (wrap the thread around the hook 6 times)

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

sts – stitches

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How to Knit Socks & Graft a Toe – With Photos

Hand Knitted Socks - Free Pattern

Socks are one of those things that you can make as individual as you are. Made in the round on 4 double pointed needles, it may seem intimidating at first, but really it’s not. And with a little practise you’ll get just as hooked as me.

If you are just getting started one standard ball of yarn, like the kind you can get at Walmart, should be enough to make a pair of ankle socks as pictured above. Choose an acrylic yarn or a blended worsted weight. You can use wool, but cleaning them may be a hassle (shrinkage) and cotton yarn doesn’t stretch enough to make a comfortable pair of socks. It also gets up your nose when working with it. Just want full disclosure here 😉


To cast on, I cast all the stitches on one needle, then take the first 1/3 of the stitches and slip them onto a free needle, then take the last 1/3 of the stitches and put those on another needle, leaving the remaining 1/3 on the original needle.This method helps me to not twists my stitches. I then start to knit in the round. 

Included with this pattern are photos of every step showing how to graft the toe, or sewing the toe stitches together. Not only does this technique work for socks, but it is the same procedure for grafting the stitches for mittens. If sone correctly, it makes for a nearly perfect seam. Keep scrolling down the page to see the instructions and pics. 

This pattern is available as a read online only. No download is available. Sorry. There are so many sock patterns already, I’m sure a quick search will find one you can download. 

A quick tip about working with double pointed needles (DPN). I find that using wood or bamboo a bit better than working with the metal needles. Sometimes, when working with the metal needles, you’ll find that you get a line that runs the length of your sock where you start working on a new needle. For some reason, and for me, using bamboo prevents this. 

Also, check your tension first! I use a size Size 7 needle (Size 4.5 if your Canadian) with worsted weight yarn and with the tension of:


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Knitted Socks Pattern
Knitted Socks Pattern

10 stitches = 2 inches

14 rows = 2 inches

Depending on how tight you knit you may need larger or smaller needles. If you’ve knitted before you probably have a good idea of what needles you need.

Things You Need:

Abbreviations:

K = Knit

P = Purl

K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together

Cast on 36 stitches loosely.

There needs to be some stretch to be able to get them on.

Rounds 1-15: K2 P2

Rounds 16-17: Knit

Heel flap:

Slip last 9 stitches from round 17 to free needle, knit next 9 stitches from next needle onto needle with the 9 slipped stitches from round 17. You will have four needles and will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Transfer the three stitches on the two needles onto the back needle. Split these 18 stitches between two needles. It will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

You will work these split 18 stitches later to form the top of the foot.

Turn your work. You are now creating the heel flap from the slipped stitches and will work in rows along the 18 stitches that are on the single needle.

With the wrong side (Purl side) facing you. Purl the row. Turn.

With the right side (Knit side) facing you. Knit the row. Turn.

Repeat stocking knit (Purl one row, Knit one row) until the flap measure approximately 2 1/2 inches ending with a Purl row. Turn.

With right side (Knit side) facing you K8 stitches, K2 tog, K8. Turn. (17 stitches on the needle)

Next row: P8, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K1, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P2 , P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K3, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P4, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K5, K2 tog, K1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: P6, P2 tog, P1. Leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn.

Next row: K7, K2 tog, K1.

You will now start knitting around.

Pick up 10 stitches along heel flap to form the gusset. Transfer the 18 held stitches to one needle. Knit the 18 held stitches. Pick up 10 stitches along heel flap to form gusset.

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

K4 stitches of heel. Slip remaining 5 stitches onto next needle. It will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Your needles will hold:

15 stitches side of foot

18 stitches top of foot

14 stitches side of foot

Next 2 rounds: Knit.

Next round: K12, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K11.

Next 2 rounds: K45

Next round: K11, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K10.

Next 2 rounds: K43

Next round: K10, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K9.

Next 2 rounds: K41

Next round: K9, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K8.

Next 2 rounds: K39

Next round: K8, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K7.

Next 2 rounds: K37

Next round: K7, K2tog K1 K18 K1 K2tog K6.

Next round: K35

Repeat the last round (K35) until measures the length you want less 2 1/2 inches. To measure lay the sock flat and measure from the needle holding the side gusset stitches to the back of the heel.

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Toe:

Round 1: K1, K2 tog, K11, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1

Rounds 2-3: Knit

Round 4: K1, K2 tog, K9, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1

Rounds 5-6: Knit

Round 7: K1, K2 tog, K7, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1

Rounds 8-9: Knit

Round 10: K1, K2 tog, K5, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1

Rounds 11-12: Knit

Round 13: K1, K2 tog, K3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1

Rounds 14-15: Knit.

Your needles will look like this:

How to knit socks - free knitting pattern

Transfer stitches onto two needles. 7 stitches and 8 stitches on each needle.

Break yarn leaving enough to graft toe and sew in ends. 12 inches is plenty.


Graft toe:

With a darning needle, insert the needle through the front loop of the first needle as if to PURL.

How to graft stitches knitting

Insert needle through the stitch on the back needle as shown. Drop this stitch.

How to graft stitches knitting

Insert the needle through the back loop of the first stitch AND through the stitch of the next stitch as if to PURL. Drop the first stitch.



Insert the needle through the stitch on the back needle as if to PURL. Drop this stitch.


🌺 Insert the needle through the back loop of the next stitch on the front needle and the front loop of the next stitch as if to PURL. Drop the first stitch.


Insert the needle through the stitch on the back needle as if to PURL. Drop this stitch. 🌺


Repeat from 🌺 to 🌺 until there are no stitches left on either needle.


 Pull the yarn tight.


Toe is now grafted.

Make another sock to match!


Extra Sock Knitting Tips:

Check your tension first! There’s nothing more disappointing than putting a bunch of effort into a project and then having it turn out to be the wrong size. The gauge of the rows is not so important for this project as you can make it to fit any length of foot. The number of stitches per inch is VERY important! Make sure your gauge is correct.

Work in your ends instead of just knotting them off. Knots can make your foot sore when you step on them or if they rub on your toe.

This pattern can make any size sock up to about a man’s size 10 or a woman’s size 11.

This pattern will make ankle length socks. To make a longer sock like these purple ones at the beginning of this post, just knit more plain rows (rows 16-17) before you start to make the heel flap. If you want a sock that will fit further up the calf you will need to cast on more stitches and then decrease evenly to the number of stitches required to make the foot. This takes some tinkering and can be hard if you’re new to sock knitting.

A good point to remember if you are making a larger size sock has to do with decreasing stitches for the gusset. A good rule of thumb is to decrease to the amount of stitches to the amount you originally cast on. For example if you are making an ankle sock to fit a larger size foot, you can cast on 40 stitches, make the heel flap 1/2 inch longer, pick up 12 stitches along each side of the foot for the gusset and decrease stitches until you are down to 39 stitches around the foot.

And if you are making a larger sock, and this is from personal experience, write down how many stitches you cast on, how long you make the heel flap, and how many stitches you pick up along the edge. It can be difficult to recall the numbers if you have to leave the project for a while.

And for the sake of a little shameless self promotion…if you learn how to knit socks you can also knit these sheep slippers.  You can read the pattern online here Learn to Knit Adult Sized Sheep Slippers. There are lots of photos and detailed descriptions on how to make them.

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Cable Knit Wine Bottle Cozy or Koozie

Knit a Wine Bottle Cozy or Koozie

What every overly pretentious bottle of wine needs – a hipster sweater! Dress up that cheap bottle of $8 wine for your next hoity-toity dinner party. I’m nearly certain no one will notice you cheaped out and the sweater alone will wow them into a false sense ostentatiousness!

While this project looks complicated, in truth, cable stitches aren’t that difficult to master. It’s VERY repetitive as you can see by the instructions below. Once you see the pattern forming, you’ll know when to pull your stitches either to the front or the back of your work. That’s all you do with a cable needle. It’s a smaller needle that holds, then let’s you work the stitches in a different order to form braids, or in this instance, cable patterns. If you’re not sure how to cable, I provided a simple explanation how to do it and linked the abbreviations C2B C2FTS, etc. to these descriptions. There are also a couple videos I added showing how to do the stitches. I’m assuming this isn’t your first knitting project and know knitting basics.

Knit a Wine Bottle Cozy or Koozie

I made this a free pattern because it’s a simple project to learn how to cable knit if you’ve never done it before. It uses less than a standard ball of worsted weight yarn and buttons are optional. The cozy doesn’t have button holes and is simply sewn up to form a tube. You can add buttons if you wish. Being of the lazy ilk, I glued mine on 😉. 

Also, leave a long length of yarn when starting to cast on. Eighteen inches or so should suffice. You can use this extra yarn to sew up the cozy and save on sewing in ends. No matter how long I’ve been knitting and crocheting I still hate sewing in ends and will try to save everyone from this tedious task whenever possible.


Like the majority of the patterns I’ve written, this pattern is available as an instant download on my website. You can download the PDF version for free at this link: Hipster Wine Cozy or Koozie.

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Things you will need:

Worsted weight yarn

4.5 mm (size 7 US) knitting needles

cable needle

5 buttons (optional)

Needle to sew seam

With the 4.5 cm knitting needles

Cast on 53

Row 1: K3 (P1 K1) repeat 22 times more. P1 K3.

Row 2: Sl 1 K3 (P1 K1) repeat 22 times more. P1 K3.

Row 3: Sl 1 K3 (P1 K1) repeat 22 times more. P1 K3.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Row 6: repeat row 2.

Row 7: Sl 1 K2 P2 K2. In next st P2 (increase made). (K8 P2 K2 P2) repeat 2 times more. K3 (54 sts)

Row 8: Sl 1 K4 (P2 K2 P8 K2) repeat 2 times more. P2 K5.

Row 9: Sl 1 K2 (P2 TS P2 K8) Repeat 2 times more. P2 TS P2 K3.

Row 10: Repeat row 8. (Repeat this row for all even rows until forming the neck of the wine cozy.)

Row 11: Sl 1 K2 (P2 K2 C2B C2F) repeat 2 times more. P2 K2 P2 K3.

Row 12: Repeat row 8.

Row 13: Repeat row 9.

Row 14: Repeat row 8.

Row 15: Sl 1 K2 (P2 K2 P2 K8) repeat 2 times more. P2 K2 P2 K3.

Row 16: Repeat row 8.

Row 17: Sl 1 K2 (P2 TS P2 C2B C2F) repeat 2 times more. P2 TS P2 K3.

Row 18: Repeat row 8.

Row 19: Repeat row 15.

Row 20: Repeat row 8.

Row 21: Repeat row 9.

Row 22: Repeat row 8.

Row 23: Repeat row 11.

Row 24: Repeat row 8.

Row 25: Repeat row 9.

Row 26: Repeat row 8.

Row 27: Repeat row 15.

The pattern continues with rows 16-27. Repeat these 12 rows 3 times more.

Repeat rows 16-20 once.

Shaping the bottle neck:

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P2 Sl St K1 PSSO P2 K8) repeat 2 times more. P2 Sl St K1 PSSO P2 K3.

Next row : Sl 1 K4 (P1 K2 P8 K2) repeat 2 times more. K5.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P2 P2tog P1 C2B C2F) repeat 2 times more. P2 P2tog P1 K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K6 (p8 K4) repeat 2 times more. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P2tog twice K8) repeat 2 times more. P2tog twice. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K4 (P8 K2) repeat 2 times more. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P2tog K8) repeat 2 times more. P2 K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K3 (P8 K1) repeat 2 times more. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P1 C2B C2F) repeat 2 times more. P1 K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K3 (P8 K1) repeat 2 times more. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P1 Sl St K1 PSSO K4 K2tog) repeat 2 times more. P1 K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K3 (P6 K1) repeat 2 times more. K3

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P1 Sl St K1 PSSO K2 K2tog) repeat 2 times more. P1 K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K3 (P4 K1) repeat 2 times more. K3.

Next row: Sl 1 K2 (P1 Sl St K1 PSSO K2 tog) repeat 2 times more. P1 K3.

Next row: Sl st K3 (P2 K1) repeat 2 times more. K3.

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Make collar:

Next row: K3. Pick up a stitch (increase made). K10. Pick up a stitch. K3.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K4. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K4.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K5. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K5.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K6. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K6.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K7. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K7.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K8. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K8.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K9. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K9.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: K10. Pick up a stitch. K10. Pick up a stitch. K10.

Next row: Cast off.

TS – Twist Stitch

Transfer the next stitch onto a cable needle and hold the stitch to the FRONT of your work. Knit the next stitch. Knit the stitch from the cable needle.

C2B – Cable 2 Back

Transfer the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold the stitches to the BACK of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the two stitches from the cable needle. For photos showing how to do this, click this link. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

C2F – Cable 2 Forward

Transfer the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold the stitches to the FRONT of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the two stitches from the cable needle. For photos showing how to do this, click this link. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Sl St K1 PSSO – Slip Stitch Knit 1 Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Transfer the next stitch onto your other knitting needle. Knit the next stitch. Pass the held stitch over the stitch you just made. Kind of like lassoing the stitch you just made with the stitch you transferred over to the other needle.

Pick up a stitch

Pick up the strand of yarn between the two needles and place it on the needle you are knitting your stitches from (If you’re right handed it’s the needle in your left hand. If you’re left handed it the needle in your right hand). Knit this new stitch. You can see pics of how to do this here – Picking up Stitches.

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Knit a Simple Dishcloth

Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern

This is a great project for anyone who is just learning how to knit. It’s not an overly complicated project and the yarn is easy to find and not too expensive. Best of all the final result gives you something you can use, even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly 😉

If you are a new knitter, I’ve added links demonstrating how to do each of the stitches necessary for this project. I would recommend that getting the basics down first with a swatch or two, then getting into this project 😄


I use a size 5 mm (US size 8) knitting needles but this can be done with whatever size you like. The size of you needles will determine the final size of your dishcloth. You will also need one ball (42.5 g or 1.5 oz.) of crafter 100% cotton yarn. They are available in a variety of colours just about everywhere. Look for sales or buy a big ball if you plan on making a lot of dishcloths. And don’t forget about Amazon! There’s always a great selection of 100% cotton yarn there. 

Unlike the majority of my patterns, this one is only available online and not for download.

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The dishcloth itself is knit along the diagonal, like how TVs are measured. You can make it as big as you want, but I find 45 to 50 stitches makes for a good sized cloth. If you would like it larger, you will need to buy more balls of yarn. Make sure that your lot numbers on the balls you select are the same or else the colours may be off.

Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern

Cast on 3

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: K1, YO, Knit to end of row. Repeat this row until there are 48 stitches on your needle.

Next Row: K1, YO, K2tog, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2. Repeat this row until there are 5 stitches remaining.

Next Row: K, YO, (K2tog) twice. 4 stitches remaining.

Next Row: K, K2tog, K. 3 stitches remaining. Cast off. Work in ends.

You can make variations of this basic pattern by making wider edging: Instead of K1 before the YO you can K2 or K3. You could also make the center as a stocking knit stitch (purl one row then knit the next).

Feel free to use this pattern to make your own dishcloths to sell or give away. Just don’t reprint this pattern in any form without my permission, but linking to it and sharing is always appreciated!

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Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern
Basic Dishcloth knitting Pattern
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How to Knit a Way Cool Monster Purse

Knitted Monster Purse Pattern

Make your own conversation piece when you knit this funky and original monster purse. Think a monster purse is a “bit much”? You can use the same design without the eyes and appendages and have a really cool fluffy purse. Still guaranteed to get you the occasional comment and looks of envy.

I’ve made this pattern as simple as possible with the least amount of sewing necessary (my least favourite thing to do).  It doesn’t even need a zipper, as I designed it to have a flap to fold over and hold in your valuables securely.

Knitted Monster Purse Pattern

The pattern is fairly simple and easy to follow, but in case you have a hard time with the fluff stitch, I made a video which shows the technique. In case you don’t have access to wifi, I also provided pictures and descriptions on how to make the fluff stitch. The video and pictures are at the end of the pattern.

If you like, you can download the pattern as a PDF from my website with this link: Fun and Easy Knitted Monster Purse. That way you can print it if you prefer a paper version.


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Abbreviations:

K = Knit

P = Purl

FS = Fluff Stitch. This is the loop stitch and is described in detail after the tips and hints.

Depending on how tight you knit you may need larger or smaller needles. If you’ve knitted before you probably have a good idea of what needles you need. The tension for this project is:

10 stitches = 2 inches

14 rows = 2 inches

Because there is no sizing to a purse, the tension isn’t overly important. A little tighter or loser won’t make much difference to the final product.

Things you need:

One ball of worsted weight yarn

Pair of size 4.5 knitting needles (single pointed)

2 – 1 inch google eyes

large eyed needle for sewing up seams



Optional:

Cloth to line the purse

Needle and thread to sew lining to purse

Body:

Cast on 55 sts

Row 1 (and all odd rows): Knit

Row 2: P16 FS23 P16

Row 3 – 19: Repeat the rows 1 and 2. With the WRONG side facing you…

Row 20: P16 FS6 P2 FS7 P2 FS6 P16.

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: Repeat row 20.

Row 23 – 30: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Row 31: Knit

Row 32: Purl

Row 33 – 67: repeat rows 31 and 32. With RIGHT side facing you, cast off.

Arms and Legs (make four)

Cast on 6 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3 – 24: Repeat rows 1 and 2. With RIGHT side facing, cast off.

Strap:

Cast on 6 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the length you desire. With RIGHT side facing, cast off.


Tips and hints:

You don’t need to sew up the seams of the legs, arms or the strap. The way that it’s knit causes the swatches to roll up on their own. You can draw the stitches at the ends of the feet and hands together with the yarn at the end to round them off, but it’s not needed.

The top will automatically roll too! The casting off finishes the edge.

When making the strap, remember that the knitting will stretch. Make it shorter than you want the final length to be.

You can line the purse with any sort of material. A piece of material from an old t-shirt would do nicely.

You don’t need to make a monster. You can skip making the arms and legs and instead of making the empty places for the eyes in rows 20 and 22, make the FS in all 23 stitches.

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Make the Fluff or Loop Stitch

If you would prefer to see the video you can watch it here. Keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page or you can see it here – How to Knit the Fluff or Loop Stitch

To make the Fluff stitch (FS): Insert needle into to next stitch as if to KNIT. Wrap the yarn (up & over) CLOCKWISE around the needle and the index finger of your LEFT hand TWICE. Leave these loops on your finger until you are finished knitting the entire stitch!

Knitting the loop stitch

Wrap the yarn ONCE around the needle only.

Knitting the loop stitch

Pull all 3 loops of yarn through stitch as knitting a regular stitch.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert the needle in your LEFT hand through these three loops and transfer these 3 loops onto the LEFT hand needle.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert you RIGHT hand needle through these three loops as if to knit.

Knitting the loop stitch

Insert you RIGHT hand needle through these three loops as if to knit.

Knitting the loop stitch
Knitting the loop stitch

The stitch is now completed.

There also this handy video that can teach you how to make the stitch.



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How to Knit Texting Mittens

Learn to Knit Texting Mitts

Improve your texting in cold climates with these thumbless mittens. More than just a pair of fingerless gloves, these keep your hands warm and only expose your thumbs when needed. The thumb pocket is sewn on and the flap is secured at the base of the palm with Velcro* for easy access. The flap hangs in the back out of the way to enable your texting abilities. Plan on using your thumbs for a while? Then simply tuck the flap into the thumb pocket.

The sizes are each written separately as each size is a bit different in row and stitch counts. Scroll down this post to the size you would like to make. Medium fits the average lady’s hand, large for men, and small for pre-teens.


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Things you need

Yarn (a standard ball of worsted weight yarn will be more than enough)

Size 4.5 mm double pointed needles

Stitch holder

Hook and loop fastener (AKA – Velcro)

Glue

Learn to Knit Texting Mitts

Gauge

10 stitches = 2 inches

13 rows = 2 inches

Small

The Mitt

Cast on 32 sts (loosely). Divide these evenly as possible on three of the double pointed needles.

Round 1 – 15: K2, P2 (Creates knit 2 purl 2 ribbing).

Round 16 – 18: Knit

Round 19: K1, pick up a st (scroll down to the bottom of the page if you want to see photos of how I do this), k1, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 20 – 21: Knit

Round 22: K1, pick up a st, k3, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 23 – 24: Knit

Round 25: K1, pick up a st, k5, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 26 – 27: Knit

Round 28: K1, pick up a st, k7, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 29 – 30: Knit

Round 31: K1, pick up a st, k9, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 32 – 33: Knit

Round 34: K1, place next 11 sts onto the stitch holder. Knit the remaining sts.. There should be 31 sts divided on the three needles.

Round 35 and on: Knit in the round on these remaining 31 sts until work measures approximately 3.5 inches from the stitches held back to form the thumb.

Form Fingertips

Next round: K1, k2tog, K10 K2tog, K2, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K8, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K6, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Transfer the stitches onto two needles being sure that the stitches held back for the thumb are along the fold.

Break yarn leaving enough to graft the fingertips (if you scroll to the end of the post there are photos showing you how to do this) and sew in ends. 12 inches is plenty.

Finishing the Thumb

Worked over the 11 sts on the stitch holder. Leave the end you attach to complete the thumb longer than you normally would. You can use this to sew the thumb flap onto the mitten.

Pick up and divided the 11 sts on the stitch holder between the 3 double pointed needles. One of the needles will have more sts than the others.

Round 1 – 5: Knit

Bind off loosely.

Thumb Flap

Using 2 of your double pointed needles and working back and forth.

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, pick up a st, K1 pick up a st, K1. (5 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, pick up a st, K3, pick up a st, K1. (7 sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: With the right side of your work facing you, cast on 3 sts. Working over the 3 sts you just cast on, K3. Leave these 3 sts on the needle you used to knit them. With another double pointed needle, knit the 7 sts from the previous row. With the wrong side of you work facing you, cast on 3 sts. Transfer these 3 sts onto another double pointed needle. You will now start knitting in the round.

With the right side of your work facing you:

Round 16 – 25: Knit

Round 28: K2tog, K1, K2 tog 3 times, K1, K2tog, K1 .

Round 29: Knit

Round 30: K2tog four times

Draw loops together and sew in the ends.

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Medium

The Mitt

Cast on 36 sts (loosely). Divide these evenly on three of the double pointed needles.

Round 1 – 15: K2, P2 (Creates knit 2 purl 2 ribbing).

Round 16 – 18: Knit

Round 19: K1, pick up a st (scroll down to the bottom of the page if you want to see photos of how I do this), k1, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 20 – 21: Knit

Round 22: K1, pick up a st, k3, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 23 – 24: Knit

Round 25: K1, pick up a st, k5, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 26 – 27: Knit

Round 28: K1, pick up a st, k7, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 29 – 30: Knit

Round 31: K1, pick up a st, k9, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 32 – 33: Knit

Round 34: K1, pick up a st, k11, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 35 – 36: Knit

Round 37: K1, place next 13 sts onto the stitch holder. Knit the remaining sts. There should be 35 sts divided on the three needles.

Round 38 and on: Knit in the round on these remaining 35 sts until work measures approximately 4 inches from the stitches held back to form the thumb.

Form Fingertips

Next round: K1, k2tog, K12 K2tog, K2, K2tog, K11, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K10, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K8, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Transfer the stitches onto two needles being sure that the stitches held back for the thumb are along the fold.

Break yarn leaving enough to graft the fingertips (scroll to the bottom of the post where there are photos showing you how to do this) and sew in ends. 12 inches is plenty.

Finishing the Thumb

Worked over the 13 sts on the stitch holder. Leave the end you attach to complete the thumb longer than you normally would. You can use this to sew the thumb flap onto the mitten.

Pick up and divided the 13 sts on the stitch holder between the 3 double pointed needles. One of the needles will have more sts than the others.

Round 1 – 5: Knit

Bind off loosely.

Thumb Flap

Using 2 of your double pointed needles and working back and forth.

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, pick up a st, K1 pick up a st, K1. (5 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, pick up a st, K3, pick up a st, K1. (7 sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: With the right side of your work facing you, cast on 5 sts. Working over the 5 sts you just cast on, K5. Leave these 5 sts on the needle you used to knit them. With another double pointed needle, knit the 7 sts from the previous row. With the wrong side of you work facing you, cast on 5 sts. Transfer these 5 sts onto another double pointed needle. You will now start knitting in the round.

With the right side of your work facing you:

Round 16 – 27: Knit

Round 28: K2tog twice, K1, K2 tog 3 times, K1, K2 tog twice, K1.

Round 29: Knit

Round 30: K2tog, K1, K2tog twice, K2tog, K1

Draw loops together and sew in the ends.

Large

The Mitt

Cast on 40 sts (loosely). Divide these evenly as possible on three of the double pointed needles.

Round 1 – 15: K2, P2 (Creates knit 2 purl 2 ribbing).

Round 16 – 18: Knit

Round 19: K1, pick up a st (scroll down to the bottom of the page if you want to see photos of how I do this), k1, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 20 – 21: Knit

Round 22: K1, pick up a st, k3, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 23 – 24: Knit

Round 25: K1, pick up a st, k5, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 26 – 27: Knit

Round 28: K1, pick up a st, k7, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 29 – 30: Knit

Round 31: K1, pick up a st, k9, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 32 – 33: Knit

Round 34: K1, pick up a st, k11, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 35 – 36: Knit

Round 37: K1, pick up a st, k13, pick up a stitch. Knit remaining sts.

Round 38 – 39: Knit

Round 40: K1, place next 15 sts onto the stitch holder. Knit the remaining sts. There should be 39 sts divided on the three needles.

Round 41 and on: Knit in the round on these remaining 39 sts until work measures approximately 5 inches from the stitches held back to form the thumb.

Form Fingertips

Next round: K1, k2tog, K14 K2tog, K2, K2tog, K13, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K12, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K11, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Next round: K1, K2tog, K10, K2 tog, K2, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K1.

Next two rounds: Knit

Transfer the stitches onto two needles being sure that the stitches held back for the thumb are along the fold.

Break yarn leaving enough to graft the fingertips (scroll to the bottom of the post where there are photos showing you how to do this) and sew in ends. 12 inches is plenty.

Finishing the Thumb

Worked over the 15 sts on the stitch holder. Leave the end you attach to complete the thumb longer than you normally would. You can use this to sew the thumb flap onto the mitten.

Pick up and divided the 15 sts on the stitch holder between the 3 double pointed needles. One of the needles will have more sts than the others.

Round 1 – 8: Knit

Bind off loosely.

Thumb Flap

Using 2 of your double pointed needles and working back and forth.

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, pick up a st, K1 pick up a st, K1. (5 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K1, pick up a st, K3, pick up a st, K1. (7 sts)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: K1, pick up a st, K5, pick up a st, K1. (9 sts)

Row 16: Purl

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: Purl

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Purl

Row 21: With the right side of your work facing you, cast on 5 sts. Working over the 5 sts you just cast on, K5. Leave these 5 sts on the needle you used to knit them. With another double pointed needle, knit the 9 sts from the previous row. With the wrong side of you work facing you, cast on 5 sts. Transfer these 5 sts onto another double pointed needle. You will now start knitting in the round.

With the right side of your work facing you:

Round 22 – 38: Knit

Round 39: K2tog twice, K1, K2 tog 4 times, K1, K2 tog twice, K1.

Round 40: Knit

Round 41: K2tog, K1, K2tog twice, K1, K2tog, K1

Draw loops together and sew in the ends.If you are unfamiliar with how to end the fingertips on mittens (this works for socks as well), I’ve added a picture tutorial at the end of another pattern. Instead of me adding all the photos and instructions again, here’s the link to learn how – 
How to Graft Fingertips

Make another mitten to match.

Attaching the Thumb Flap

With the yarn left from where you continued the thumb, attach the thumb flap to the mitten. Make sure that you attach the thumb flap to the back side of the left and right mittens accordingly. Easiest way is to lay the mitts flat with the thumbs pointing in opposite directions.

Attaching the Velcro

Cut a small piece of Velcro that will fit on the base of the thumb flap. Keeping both halves of the Velcro together, attach it to the THUMB FLAP first. Glue it in place.

Keeping the Velcro pieces together, place some glue on the other half of the Velcro. Pull the thumb flap forward in the toasty warm thumb position. With the Velcro still together, place the Velcro where the bottom of the flap touches the palm of the mitten. Press firmly. DO NOT pull the Velcro apart until ALL the glue has dried completely.Like grafting the fingertips, I’ve also shown how to pick up a stitch without leaving a hole. If you’d like to see how it’s done, here’s the link to learn how – How to Pick up a Stitch

Abbreviations

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – knit 2 together

sts – stitches

st – stitch

Helpful Hints

Make sure when attaching the Velcro to the thumb flap, that the fuzzy half of the Velcro is what you use for the flap. In other words, which ever side feels less rough. The other pokey side should go on the palm of the mitt. That way the Velcro won’t stick to the inside of the thumb flap when folded back into itself.

When picking up stitches to finish the thumb on the mitt, leave a long piece of yarn to sew on the thumb flap. This saves on the number of ends to sew in when you’re done.

You don’t need a stitch holder. Even a piece of yarn will work.

Instead of glue, you can also sew the Velcro on. I find glue is simpler and quicker.

*Velcro is a registered trademark.