There is nothing cozier than slipping on a warm pair of chunky, woolen slippers after a day of skiing or on a cold winter eve. Today I want to share with you a SUPER DUPER easy slipper knitting pattern so that you can make some for yourself or a friend. They work up quickly and I’m really enjoying mine as the nights have been so cold lately. If you’ve considered knitting some easy slippers, this might be a fun project for you to try out. You can even find the yarn and the kit (on sale for a limited time for $11.99), which includes all of the yarn and this pattern from Lion Brand Yarn HERE! How cool is that?!
I’ve told this story before, but one of the reasons that I started this blog was to share a pair of fingerless gloves that I had knit flat. As a new knitter, knitting in the round really freaked me out and I just wanted to knit EVERYTHING flat. I love how these boots turned out because they are super cute, functional and are KNIT FLAT! This is the kind of project that’s really simple, but makes people think that you are some crazy amazing knitter like their great grandma-ma. 😉
Living here in Colorado, the winters are pretty cold and looooong. I grew up going skiing with my family and it was always so nice to take off our ski boots at the end of the day and slip on something warm and cozy. These slippers remind me of those times and let me tell you, it’s snowing as I type this and my toes are nice and warm. 🙂
Oh – this is cool too! You can make this pair of slippers with just ONE skein of Wool Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle! I’m thinking I actually have enough left over to make an ear-warmer or headband. If you haven’t seen the bonus bundles, they are like massive skeins of Wool Ease Thick & Quick which is one of my all time fave yarns. I’ve made a lot of projects with Wool Ease Thick & Quick including the Chunky Icelandic Blanket which is literally used every single day in my living room. It’s a great yarn because it’s washable and made from a wool/acrylic blend which creates a very warm and soft yarn.
I added some non-slip soles on the bottom and have included a tutorial on how I did this HERE. It’s actually a nice way to add soles to any of your knit or crocheted slippers. It gives the slipper some added durability and a non-slip bottom, depending on the material that you use.
Okay, are you ready to knit?
These boot slippers are knit flat, making them super simple for new knitters. They are made entirely with the seed stitch which alternates knit and purl stitches to give the slippers a lofty, cozy texture!
Scroll down for the free knitting pattern or you may choose to purchase an inexpensive, advertisement free, printable PDF version of this pattern HERE from my Etsy shop.
Pattern for women US Shoe Size 6 – 9
(They stretch so can fit this variety of sizes)
*Easily customizable by adjusting the number of rows knit in order to change length and number of cast on stitches to adjust width (keep an odd number of cast on stitches)
Finished sole measures approximately 8 ¾” – please note that slipper stretches to fit foot
Bottom of sole to top of boot measures approximately 11.5” inches
*Gauge – just over 2 stitches per inch and approximately 3.5 rows per inch
*You can be creative and use the stockinette stitch on the mid and toe sections of the pattern if you’d like more variety.
You will need:
US Size 10 6.0 Knitting Needles
1 Skein of Wool Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle in preferred color – pictured is Obsidian (black) and Fisherman (cream) ( 212 yards 340 g / skein) Pattern uses 246 grams (Remember that you can buy the kit that includes this pattern and all of the yarn needed HERE)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Optional (to add soles to your slippers):
Faux Leather or fabric of choice for sole
Waxed thread to attach sole to slipper
Leather punch or preferred tool to create stitch holes for soles
Needle for waxed thread
k – knit
p – purl
The texture is created by alternating knit and purl stitches to create the seed stitch.
Please see the picture tutorial below for help beyond the pattern.
Beginning at heel, cast on 51 stitches
Row 1 Knit across row
Row 2 *K1, p1 across row
Repeat row 2, working in seed stitch, until your piece measures approximately 5 ½ inches from cast on edge.
Once your piece measures 5 ½ inches long, you will cast off stitches to continue on the middle and front of the slipper
Mid Slipper Section
You will begin by casting off a portion of stitches in the first row
Row 1 – Knit cast off 16 stitches, k1, p1 across next 19 stitches, knit cast off last 16 stitches (19 stitches left on needle)
After you complete your partially cast off row, you will continue with the seed stitch pattern
Row 2 – *k1, p1 across row
Repeat this seed stitch pattern of for 6 rows
You will now move onto the toe where you will decrease
Toe Section of Slipper
Row 1 – k1, p1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1, p1, k1 (15 stitches left on your needle)
Row 2 – *k1, p1 across row (15 stitches)
Row 3 – k1, p1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k3tog, p1,k1, p1, k1 (11 stitches left on needle)
Do not cast off!
Tie off the toe
With a length of yarn and your tapestry needle, carefully place the stitches from your knitting needle onto the tapestry needle. Cinch and tighten the toe and tie off. You may leave a length of yarn from the toe to seam up the front of the boot slipper. You will now move onto the seaming portion of the slipper boot.
Sew up the back and front
Turn your boot inside out. You may use any seaming method that you prefer and begin by seaming from the toe up the front of the boot. Tie off and weave in ends. Seam up the back side of your boot, tie off and weave in ends. (Picture included below on how the slippers pictured were seamed)
Knit cord tie
Cast on 1 stitch. Knit until your cord measures approximately 23” inches long or desired length. Tie off, weave in ends. Thread through the lower front and back of slipper just above foot. Add poms.
With your faux leather, suede or material of choice, cut an oval shape with the longest portion measuring approximately 4” inches long, and the width 2 ¾” inches wide.
Cut a second oval approximately 2 ¼” X 1 ½” inches
With a leather punch or preferred tool, evenly punch holes around material every half inch
Place on bottom of slipper and attach with the blanket stitch as pictured in my tutorial HERE (I used waxed thread)
There are the slipper boots in the snow! If I were going to gift these, I would stuff them with a little bit of tissue paper to hold their shape. They truly are flat when they don’t have a foot inside.
Have you ever made slippers? I’d love to hear what you think of these!
Happy knitting my friends!
Thank you to Lion Brand for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I look always so forward to your patterns love them and so easy. Going to make the skipper boots. Happy new year and great pictures of holiday you posted
Aww – happy new year to you too! Thanks for your kind words about the holiday pictures. It was such a nice time and I had fun trying out my new camera lens. I’m excited for you to knit these boots. They’ve been really nice to have during these cold days so I hope you like them as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment for me Marisa!
Hey Jessica, these are SOOOOOO cute! I can’t wait to make them!
So glad you think they’re cute Jane! Happy New Year!
Do you use size 10 USA Knitting needles?
Yep, you got it Coleen!
I love them Jessica!!! It never gets cold enough here for me to enjoy such incredible knits. I’m barefoot inside most of the winter as I am in summer. Like today. It’s 60, so really warm. And it’s January! I would roast in something like that. Still, lovely pattern and the pictures are beautiful!!!
Thanks Patty! You’re always so supportive and sweet. Your warm weather sounds wonderful to me right now. It’s a challenge to take pics outdoors this time of year and not have purple lips from the cold! Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year!
I would love to make these slippers for my husband.
Do you happen to have the pattern
in men’s sizes?
Happy New Year to you too!
I’m so sorry, I didn’t make a pattern for a men’s shoe size. If you’re feeling brave, you can certainly try to adjust this pattern to fit him! Just make them a bit longer toward the toe and a few stitches wider on each side?
I LOVE that you knit them FLAT, because I can’t use DP needles nor knit in the round! Thank you, I can’t wait to start them!
Hi Erin! I’m so glad that you like that they are knit flat! You’re exactly who I had in mind when I made them.
Patricia Padrick says
I have knitted my share of slipper socks, havent made a flat pattern into boots. I am eager to try out this pattern. It looks easy enough. But how long on average do you think it may take? I didnt find an approx time that it may take a person.
If you’re a decent knitter you can make them in a day I believe.
no name please says
Hi ! Just found your site today – and – i LOVE IT !!! so nice – reminds me of when i lived in Colorado and knitted (sigh!)
having a bit of difficulty finding wool-ease super bulky – it adds a nice touch – thanks for having this site!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! So you used to live in Colorado too?! Yes, it’s great. But today it is so windy that all kinds of fences are blowing down, trees being uprooted and we didn’t get a wink of sleep from how loud it was! Crazy weather sometimes. 🙂 I’m not sure where you’re located, but you should be able to order the Wool Ease Thick & Quick online from Lion Brand or elsewhere? Have a great day and thanks for your kind words about my blog! It means a lot!
Help!!! I’m currently knitting these and I think I have run into a snag! I’m at the mid slipper section and casted off 16 stitches, knitted 19, and casted off the rest. But, I still have one stitch remaining at the end of the row that’s connected to my working yarn! So I have 19 stitches, a big gap, and then a stitch with my working yarn! What did I do?!
No worries! Bind off completely, so tie off and cut your yarn leaving a length to weave in. Then continue knitting, so pick up the yarn from the skein (I like to join and secure it with a knot, but many people have their own methods of joining yarn) and knit just as normal with the stitches that are still on your needle. You should be all set!
I’m confused as to how the slipper boot will end up being approx 11.5″
Do you have a photo of the finished knitted boot laid flat before seaming? Thx Sha
I only have the photos listed here – I hope you can get it figured out!
Hi Jessica. Can you tell me how can I make these boots a little longer in length? They are for a friend who’s foot is a size 9-10 US.
Also the cast on of 51 stitches to 5 1/2 inches; is that the body of the boot, as in it wraps around the leg? Thx for your response.
Hi I’m a uk size 3 can you tell me how to convert pattern to fit me please ( I have no idea) thank you x
Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve wanted to make slippers for my mother-in-law for Christmas, she always complains her feet are cold at my house, but every pattern has always looked super complicated. This is simple and easy!
AH! I loooove these slippers! I can’t wait to go home and try this pattern! I love all of your patterns! You rock!
Jessica, I absolutely adore this pattern! I’ve made the adult size per instructions, and they’ve turned out wonderfully! I would really like to know if you have any suggestions on how to downsize pattern for infant or toddler sizes- if a worsted weight yarn would work and what size needles?
Liz O'Toole says
Gauge – just over 2 stitches per inch????? Is 2 correct? 20 seems too much! I’m in Ireland and trying to dggtd out what size wool to use!
Liz O'Toole says
*trying to ‘figure’ out
Lisa Ogilvie says
This yarn in Ireland would be a super chunky, yarn weight 6 in north america or 16 ply, depending on which system of measurement for yarn you are used to.
These look gorgeous and I’m a beginner. I got up to the part where you cast off the second lot of 16 stitches and I don’t know what to do with the last stitch that’s left on there now Did I do it incorrectly? Please help!
Hi there just starting to knit these boot slippers for Christmas gifts one question after casting off mid slipper section and found the seed stitch is it done for a total of 6 rows or 8
Thank you I am excited to make them