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Childrens Knit Slippers

Children's Knit Slippers
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February 2012

Learning Level 3

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Materials Needed:
  • Medium Yarns (We used "Red Heart" Classic yarn)
  • US #8 Knitting needles
  • Tape measure or Ruler
  • Yarn needle with large eye
  • Scissors
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 6mm Black Eyes

Knitting Skills Needed This project requires that you know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off/cast off, increase stitches, and change colors. To learn more about any of these knitting skills through our step by step tutorials, please visit some of our beginner knitting projects at the links in the left margin.

Size information: Size results given here are approximate. Your final size results may differ slightly from ours depending on how tight or how loose your knit stitches are and if you choose a different yarn.

  • Small Size - Approx. Child Shoe Size 6-8
  • Medium Size - Approx. Child Shoe Size 9-11
  • Large Size - Approx. child Shoe Size 12-1

Read sizes in this pattern as shown here; 50 is small, 52 is medium and 54 is large; 50(52, 54)

Instructions for knitting our children's slippers:

  • Cast on 50(52, 54) stitches.
  • Knit every row until the piece measures 3(3.5, 3.5) inches.
  • Next row, knit and cast off the first 10 stitches, then knit to row end.
  • Next row, again knit and cast off the first 10 stitches, then knit to row end.
  • Next row, knit and cast off the first 2 stitches, then knit to row end.
  • Next row, again knit and cast off the first 2 stitches, then knit to row end.
  • Knit next 2 rows.
  • Next row, knit 2 stitches together, then knit to the row end.
  • Next row, again, knit 2 stitches together, then knit to the row end.
  • Knit every row until your work measures 5.5(6.5, 7.5) inches from the start of the pattern.
  • Knit 2 stitches together 12(13, 14) times. [12(13, 14) stitches remain]
  • Knit next row.
  • Knit 2 stitches together 6(6, 7) times, (medium size only: knit 1 last stitch). [6(7, 7) stitches remain]

Instructions for finishing our children's slippers:

  • Cut yarn about 12 inches from finished knitting and thread the end of the yarn with the yarn needle.
  • Remove the knitting needle from the remaining stitches and send the yarn needle through all the stitch loops. Pull tight. This will bring the ending edge together and start to create the toe of the slipper.
  • To stitch the slipper together use a looping method; To do this, first, line up the left and right edges that you wish to stitch together and send the yarn needle through both sides near the edge, then loop your needle over the edges and back through the sides again. Pull snug with each loop. Repeat working along the open edges that you are connecting.
  • Continue stitching the slipper together from the toe up to the top edge. Knot the end and trim the extra yarn.
  • Line up the back sides of the slipper. Thread another piece of yarn and stitch up the back of the slipper from the heel to the top edge. Knot the end and trim the extra.
  • Fold the top edge over to form the cuff.
Free Knit Patterns for Cat Slipper; Head, Ears, & Tail
Free Knit Patterns for Dog Slipper: Head, Ears, & Tail

To get all 8 animal patterns, please purchase our Easy Print Version

Finishing Instructions for Animal Heads:
Tip: Use the yarn ends from your work to stitches pieces together whenever possible.

  • Cut yarn about 8 inches from finished knitting and thread the end of the yarn with the yarn needle.
  • Remove the knitting needle from the remaining stitches and send the yarn needle through all the stitch loops. Pull tight. This will bring the ending edge together and start to create the nose.
  • Turn the head right sides (knit side) together, stitch the head together until there is a 1 inch opening left.
  • Turn head right side out and fill head with stuffing to hold its shape.
  • Stitch a nose onto the animal, then stitch the ears on.
  • Find the right position for the eyes, and when you do, remove the stuffing and secure the eyes in place with their backing pieces.
  • Put the stuffing back into the head and stitch up the opening.
  • Stitch the back of the head to the front cuff of the slipper.

Done!
These are really fun slippers your kids will enjoy and they are easy for you to make. Make slippers for all the kids on your list next holiday!

© Copyright 2012 by AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar.  All rights reserved.

You may Print this page as it is ...OR...
Purchase the Easy Print Version for $2.49
The Easy Print Version includes instructions and patterns for knitting the slippers as well as ALL 8 animals without margins, ads or logos.







Are you looking for an adult size slipper pattern? Try our simple and cozy How to Knit Slippers Project.










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