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Easy Homemade Knitted Christmas Slippers

Updated on February 3, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

Whether you are knew to knitting or an experienced crafter, knitted slippers or bed socks make quick and easy gifts for Christmas, winter birthdays and other occasions. Since it doesn't take much yarn to complete a pair of slippers you can use all of those leftovers from otherknitting and crochet projects. You will only need about six ounces of 4-ply yarn for a pair of adult sized slippers.

Knitted slippers may also be called bed socks or slipper socks. They are light enough to wear to bed to keep your feet warm in the wintertime but can also be worn around the house. If you have hardwood or tile floors you will need to add some fabric paint or other material to the sole of the slippers to prevent slips and falls.

While the knitted slippers are an easy project for a beginner, you should be familiar with knitting terms and abbreviations. It's a good idea to make a scarf or two before moving on to this project.

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Basic Knitted Slippers Pattern

These comfy slippers are knitted with two strands of yarn held together. This gives them extra warmth and padding to keep you comfortable on those chilly floors. Use two different colors of yarn for added color and design.

Materials

You don't need many supplies for slippers.

  • 6 ounces of 4 ply yarn
  • Knitting needles in a size 8
  • Darning needle

Instructions

  1. Holding two strands of yarn together cast on 29 stitches
  2. Row one: Knit 9, purl 1, knit 9 all the way across
  3. Row two: Knit across
  4. Row three: Knit 9, purl 1,knit 9 all the way across

Repeat the pattern the project is about eight inches long. Start the toe:

  1. Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 – repeat all the way across
  2. Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 – repeat all the way across

This forms the ribbing on the toe. Repeat these two rows until the ribbing measures four inches

  1. Next row: Decrease one stitch. You should have 28 stitches on your needle.
  2. Next row: Knit 2 together all the way across the row.There should be 14 stitches on your needle.
  3. Cut the yarn but leave 12 inches of tail. You will use this to sew the toe seam.

Finish the Slippers

  1. Put the end of yarn through a darning needle and feed the needle through all the stitches. Pull the stitches to close the toe of the slipper
  2. Sew up the toe until you get to the garter stitch portion of the slipper. Knot the yarn and weave in the ends
  3. Sew up the heel seam
  4. Repeat to make the other slipper.

Choosing Materials

There are hundreds of different types of yarns available. Once you feel confident about making the slippers you can begin using different types and sizes. Always do a test swatch to ensure that you will get the right gauge. Depending on the yarn you may need to use larger or smaller needles.

Caring for Your Knitted Slippers

Slippers should always be hand washing using a few drops of gentle soap and then rinsed well. Squeeze as much water out of them as possible and then lay flat to dry.

Knitting is a relaxing pastime that can be enjoyed while watching television, during a break at work or while waiting for an appointment. As you gain experience you can try different stitch patterns to create unique designs. Hand knitted slippers and bed socks usually are good sellers at bazaars and craft fairs plus they make a thoughtful gift to tuck into a Christmas stocking or even to have on hand for overnight guests.

How to Finish the Slippers

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    • Bobski606 profile image

      Bobby 

      5 years ago from U.K

      These look great! I've been looking for some homemade projects to do so that I could give them out as Christmas presents and these fit the bill perfectly. Thanks for the great information :-)

    • Better Living profile image

      Better Living 

      5 years ago

      Thanks. These look fun and easy to make!

    • Marye Audet profile imageAUTHOR

      Marye Audet 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      you are welcome! They are fun and easy to make.

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      Debra Sytsma 

      6 years ago

      What a very nice pattern for Slippers very simple to understand and to knit.

      Thank You very much for such an easy pattern for my 91 year old mother that loves to knit items for other people to give too.

      Thanx Again :)

    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Marye Audet,

      When I was a young girl I used to knit, and I made slippers, but couldn't think of the directions. This is the same set I used! Thanks so much. They look adorable if you make tiny baby ones and use them to decorate the outside of a shower gift!

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      Beadbum 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for your quick reply! I'll let you know how they turn out :-)

    • Marye Audet profile imageAUTHOR

      Marye Audet 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      Knit 9 stitches, purl 1 and then knit the rest of the way across, turn

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      Beadbum 

      6 years ago

      Question on rows 1 and 3......do you mean just knit all the way across or knit 9 and then turn? Then repeat the three rows until it measures 8 inches? Sorry..just a little confused :-(

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      gogogo 

      6 years ago

      I can't knit, but wish I could to try your knitted slippers.

    • Hendrika profile image

      Hendrika 

      6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I am not much of a knitter and it is summer here in South Africa now, but I will keep this one in mind for winter, not only to give as gifts but for myself as our house is very cold.

    • Goonoo Munawwar profile image

      Goonoo Muhammad Munawwar Muazzam 

      6 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

      This hub is useful, awesome and an interesting one on knitted slippers. In fact, I myself did not know if anyone can do it! Thanks for this hub and I'm gonna try them for sure! I love doing projects!

    • S G Hupp profile image

      S G Hupp 

      6 years ago from United States

      I'll try these for sure. I'm always looking for quick projects to use up leftover yarn. Thanks!

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