I have a basic knitted slipper pattern, but it is for adults and teens. I wanted a pattern for kids – so I took the one I had been using and altered it for kids. The results – wonderful! I have been busy making my Christmas gifts and have many kids on my list – so a pair or two of slippers gets some names checked off!! And will also keep some footsies toasty warm come this winter!
Children’s Knitted Slippers (for feet sizes 5″ up to teen)
2 skeins of washable wool blend yarn
Size 8 straight needles
Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch
P = purl
Slip 1 – slip one stitch, as to knit, off left needle to right needle
1. With 2 strands of yarn, cast on 23 stitches
Sole and Side
Row 2: Slip 1, knit across row
Row 3: Slip 1, K6, P1. K7, P1, K7
Repeat rows 2 & 3 for 2″ less than the length of foot. End with a completed Row 3.
Row 1: (RS) P1, *K1,P1, repeat from star to end of row
Row 2: K1, P1, repeat to end of row
Repeat rows for 2 ″.
Cut yarn leaving an 6″ tail. Thread yarn into darning needle and slip stitches from knitting needle onto darning needle, twice. Pull tightly and fasten securely.
1. Sew edges together for 3″ from toe to instep. Fasten securely.
2. Sew up heel.
3. Weave in all yarn ends.