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Easy to Knit Rolled Cuff Slippers – FREE Knitting Pattern

Easy to Knit One Piece Rolled Cuff Slippers - free knitting pattern

I’ve written a number of slipper patterns over the years with a couple of goals in mind, two goals to be specific. The first is to never have any seams to sew. This pattern didn’t meet this requirement. I offer a heartfelt apology for this. 

The other goal is to make them as easy as possible so new knitters or those with not as much experience, can knit something that gives a great final product. This pattern was written specifically to avoid any difficult techniques, specifically, picking up stitches. That is why this pattern is done in one piece; starting at the heel and working towards the toe. 

The cuff is made as you knit the piece. Because of the stitches used, it automatically rolls back up on itself giving a nice finished edge without adding any additional stitches or work. I’m also thinking of making a slipper with a tighter more fitted cuff done in the same, one piece design. Let me know what you think. You can send me an email through my contact page at

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Things You Need

Yarn (a standard ball of worsted weight yarn will be more than enough)

Size 5 mm (US 8 ) single pointed needles

Tapestry needle to sew seams and work in ends

Gauge(in stockinette)

18 stitches = 4 inches 

24 rows = 4 inches 

Sizes are written as such:

  • Women’s 6-7 (8-9, 10-11, 12)
  • Men’s 6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13)

Heel Flap

Cast on 2

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: Increase in each stitch. (4 sts)

Row 3 – 4 : Knit across.

Row 5: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (6 sts)

Row 6 – 7: Knit across.

Row 8: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (8 sts)

Row 9 – 10: Knit across.

Row 11: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (10 sts)

Row 12 – 13: Knit across.

Row 14: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch. (12 sts)

Row 15 – 16: Knit across.


The following rows are for sizes Women’s 10, 11 and 12 and Men’s sizes 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 ONLY:

Next row: Increase in the first stitch. K until one stitch remains. Increase in this stitch (14 sts)

Next 2 rows: Knit across.

Continue the pattern for all sizes.

Next row: Cast on 16 stitches. (Yes, you already have 12 (12, 14, 14, 14) stitches on your needle. After casting on, you’ll have 28 (28, 30, 30, 30) sts on your needle). The following is worked over the stitches you just cast on and the stitches from the heel. P4 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). As you worked those stitches, your work was transferred onto the other needle. Cast on another 16 sts onto this needle. (You now have 44 (44, 46, 46, 46 sts) on your needle)

♥ Next row: Knit across.

Next row: P4 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 times more. P4. ♥ Repeat from ♥ to ♥ 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) times more for 24, (26, 28, 30, 32) rows total.

Shaping Toe

Next row: K2tog K to the last 2 sts K2tog. (42 (42, 44, 44, 44) sts)

Next row: P3 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P3.

Next row: K2tog K to the last 2 sts K2tog. (40 (40, 42, 42, 42) sts)

Next row: P2 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P2.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: P2 *K3 P1* Repeat from * to * 2 times more. K12 (12, 14, 14, 14). ◘ P1 K3 ◘ Repeat from ◘ to ◘ 2 timesmore. P2. ☺ Repeat from ☺ to ☺ 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) times more for 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) rows total.

End Toe

Next row: K2tog 10 (10, 11, 11, 11) times. K1 K2tog to last 3 sts. K1 K2tog. 

Next row: P1 K2 *P1 K1* Repeat from * to * once P1 K6 (6, 7, 7, 7) *P1 K1* Repeat from * to * 2 time more. P1.

Next row: K1 K2tog 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) times. K1 (1, 0, 0, 0) times. K2tog until last st. K1

Next row: P1 K1 P3 K3 P4.

Break yarn and pull through. Pull tight to draw loops together.

Sew seam on top of toe and the heel flap to the sides of the slipper (the 16 stitches you cast on earlier) and join the edges of the cuff together in the back above the flap.

Hints and Tips

Sew the seam on the top of the toe up to where you K2tog when shaping the toe. If you don’t like what the join looks like, you can always make a pom pom to cover it.

Leave a longer length of yarn when you first start the slipper. You can use this piece to sew one of the seams along the heel flap. When you end the slipper, leave that yarn length longer too. You can use the length to sew the toe seam.

The sizing of these slippers is very forgiving. The garter stitch used throughout helps the slipper to stretch both width and length wise. If your gauge is off by a row or a stitch, you should be able to get the size of slipper you want.


K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – knit 2 together

sts – stitches

st – stitch

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10 thoughts on “Easy to Knit Rolled Cuff Slippers – FREE Knitting Pattern

  1. Just visited my aunt she let me read your letter, she wasn’t complaining she was asking how to print the pattern out she paid for it wasn’t free you can check the money came off her credit card you are a disgrace you should be apologizing for the way you treated her simple enquiry.

    1. Your aunt’s original comment was not a request for help. There’s no way you could ever read that as her asking me to help her print a pattern.

    2. No she wasn’t asking about her pattern she purchased. She was complaining that she couldn’t print it for free. How do I know this? Everything that is done on the internet is recorded and time stamped. I get sent emails every time a new comment is added to my website. The emails are time stamped. The purchases of products and patterns on my website are also time stamped. The comment was made BEFORE she purchased the pattern. Don’t believe me? Click this link to see the screenshots of both the email and the purchase order.

      I stand by everything I said.

      And if copies were made of the pattern she purchased and given to those in the charity group, that’s a violation of my copyright clearly written at the beginning of the pattern. And technically, that’s theft. Just letting you know.


  3. Why can’t I print pattern. Very disappointed I knit Hats,Scarfs and Fingerless Gloves for the homeless here I thought these would be ideal for them.

    1. Ummm. You can. If you had read the preamble before the pattern you would realize that you can download and print a copy for less than what it costs for a cup of coffee. Had you followed the link to the pop up, you would know that you can buy compilations of my patterns you can print for less than a dollar a pattern. You can read the whole pattern for free online. That’s very generous to offer that to everyone to use with no strings attached.

      As far as your good deeds, that’s nice for you. Maybe you should extend a little gratitude and charity to the person who spends hours designing and creating the patterns because, guess what? I’m not independently wealthy. I have a mortgage to pay and a family to feed. I give enough by paying to host this site and providing people like yourself to benefit from my work. It’s entitled people like yourself that make this enjoyable venture of mine, suck ass. Way to go you entitled bitch. You need to remember your criticisms hurt real people who are also trying to help in their own way.

      If you come back to read this, I hope you take what I said to heart and be mindful how you speak to others. No one owes you anything. Ever. Good deeds don’t need to be bragged about or used belittle others. My gift of these patterns online is as valuable as yours and is enough.

      1. Sorry you took my question the wrong way, I did purchase the pattern and I wasn’t boasting I cannot take on anymore charities, I didn’t and never have belittle others, I did read the preamble I asked three other people if they could help and they couldn’t find the little button to click onto. The outlay wording on this one is different. Some of your languagge was in bad taste and uncalled for you know nothing about me.


        1. Your original comment was in very bad taste, offensive and self serving. You brought up your work for the homeless for what other purpose than to give yourself some reason to justify printing it for free?? Please enlighten me…

          I stand by what I said and how I said it. Be aware of how you speak to people online. They’re real people too. If you don’t want to be called out, don’t make passive aggressive comments like you did.

          Age is no excuse for what you wrote to me originally. Asking for help politely has no age restrictions. I would have given it to you for free had you approached me with a more courteous, less accusatory manner. Obviously, if I’m giving my work away for free for anyone to use, I’d be willing to help others with a legitimate cause for the homeless.

          1. Hi, just saying goodbye and to tell you the charity panel rejected you slipper pattern it took too long to knit, normally you wouldn’t be told I thought you should they agreed when they read your replies. This charity helps all over the world nobody gets paid they are ordinary everyday people giving time help and aid where needed , you see people on the street begging you ask what the need and pass it on. The comments you wrote to me affected the hole group not just me each and everyone of us all say what we do in the hope people will give.

          2. Keep doing your good work. It’s for organizations like this that I provide free access to all my patterns like the one I’ve posted above these comments.

            I will suggest to you in the future, that if you are coming to someone with a legitimate request, don’t shitpost about not being able to print a free pattern. Like I said before, your original comment in no way asks for help to print your purchased pattern. It’s not even mentioned. If you wanted help, you should have been direct (and more polite) in your request. I was very offended by your self serving and entitle attitude you expressed in the original comment.

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