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Easy to Knit Slippers – Great Beginner FREE 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.

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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!

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6 thoughts on “Easy to Knit Slippers – Great Beginner FREE Knitting Pattern

  1. where can I find instructions

    1. It’s written out in full above. If you are looking for the download, it’s here –

    2. It doesnt make sense: There is written cast on 48 stiches but than in instruction for row one you need 80 stiches if I count correctly…

      1. The counts are correct. I’m not sure how you are reading it but the different numbers in the brackets denote the different sizes.

        So as it is written for 48 sts, 4+12+2+12+16+2=48.

        I’m not sure how you are counting the repeats???

  2. Love slipper patterns

  3. A simple pattern with lovely end result. I am knitting a second pair of slippers now and am sure I will do more in different colours and sizes. Thank you.

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