How To Knit Slippers For Beginners

What You Will Need


  • Measuring tape
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • 2 balls of different coloured yarn 60m each ball
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Step One

First measure your foot in inches. Take the number you get and subtract one inch from it. For my foot it measured 9 inches, so 9-1=8 inches. So 8 inches will be the length of my slipper. Whatever number you end up with will be the length of your slipper.

Next we will be using both of the different colors of yarn at once, make a slipknot on your knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches. Start knitting (garter stitch), knit every row stop knitting when the work is about 4 inches long

Cast On

Garter Stitch For 4 Inches

Slipper I Knitted

Step Two

Once you have completed the 4 inches in garter stitch knit another row and then purl a row. Repeat knit one row and purl one row, until the slipper is the length you measured. For me mine was 8 inches.

Step Three

Time to cut the working yarn, making the tail about 15 inches long. Thread tail through the yarn needle. Thread tail through the stitches on the knitting needle, once tail is through all stitches pull knitting needle out. Make sure slipper is inside out, pull the tail tight. This makes a toe circle. Stitch toe circle closed.

Thread Through Stitches on Needle

Toe Circle

Step Four

Stitch from the toe up, leaving a few inches open for where your foot will go in. Weave in the ends.

Use the other yarn tail to stitch up the heal, weave in the end. Turn slipper right side out and try on your new slipper. All you need to do now is get making the other slipper, and you're all set.

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Finished Slipper

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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

I admire those who know how to knit. My mother knit and she taught me how to do it but I just don't get it. lol. My grandmother is a royal designer. She design many clothe for royal family in Cambodia. Her design has been passed on from one generation to the next. But I'm different...I can sketch dresses but I cannot design it. That's why I admire those who could knit and design clothe.


Annabelle Tyler 4 years ago

I've been looking for an easy slipper pattern. I like that you've included how to size it for the individual. That makes it even better. As the weather gets cooler, it makes me want to knit again. Great hub!

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