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How to Knit Slippers Like Granny Made

Knitted Slippers Just Like Granny Made Knitting Pattern
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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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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. 

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