Free Patterns Ballet slippers - Loveknitting blog

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Merion


5 super slipper knits!

The Autumn chill is not far away, so why not be prepared and start knitting some cosy slippers for yourself or start stock piling your Christmas gifts!

tootsie toasters

1.  These Tootsie Toasters are bound to keep your feet toasty warm.   A free download on Ravelry in three sizes, these slippers will knit up beautifully in a chunky weight yarn on 6mm needles.   Try Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky, or James C Brett Chunky with Merino – choose a chunky yarn with some acrylic to help your slippers keep their shape, or a wool with superwash so that you can wash them.

2.  Staying with a chunky theme, these super chunky cabled slippers are called the “Less than 2 hour slippers” on the Out to Impress blog!  That sounds good to us!   We stock lots of gorgeous chunky yarns, and Red Heart Lisa Big is a great value yarn that will stand up to lots of running around the house!  We love shade 173, Glace – a gorgeous duck egg blue!

Cable slippers - Loveknitting blog

Stylecraft Life Superchunky is another yarn that will wear well for these slippers – and the colours are subtly flecked through – take a look at shade 2374, Damson.   Needlewise, you’ll need a cable needle – these beautiful Addi Gold Glitter needles are irresistible, and some super chunky needles in 9mm (the yarn calls for 10 mm needles, but we suggest you go down a needle size to keep the slipper fabric tighter).

3.  Slippers with pom poms – what’s not to like?  These brilliant little knits are super easy and super fast – using Sirdar Click Chunky which comes in an amazing range of colours!   You can choose between a solid colour or a fun multi, which is what is used in this pattern on the Do you mind if I knit? blog.  As before, this pattern calls for a smaller needle size than recommended for the yarn, but this will keep your slippers snug.

Pom Pom slippers - Loveknitting blog

You won’t need to cut out any more cardboard circles now that we stock these fabulous pom pom makers!  No more wonky pom poms!  They come in different sizes, and even heart shaped!    Of course if you’d rather, you could embellish with a large button – these round wooden buttons are 30mm wide.


4.  These sweet ballet style slippers are knitted in a Red Heart yarn, and we suggest Red Heart Niki, an aran weight acrylic yarn that will wash and keep its shape well.   The beautiful flowers are a  perfect embellishment,  or if you prefer, you could crochet some flowers for the toes from this fabulous book, 100 Lace flowers to Crochet.

Ballet slippers - Loveknitting blog

One of our favourite books, Knitted Flowers, will show you how to make some other designs.  Another fabulous twist would be to use Red Heart Shimmer, a fantastic aran weight yarn with a shiny thread running through it.  Perfect for Christmas!

5.  These FELTED slippers are famous all over the internet.   “Duffers” are knitted double stranded with DK 100% wool, and the pattern for these fabulous slippers costs £1 to download.    The slippers are straightforward to knit, and popped into in the washing machine to felt (full instructions in the pattern).   It is essential to knit these in 100% wool yarn:   any kind of acrylic or superwash yarn will simply not felt.

Duffers - Loveknitting blog

We love the idea of using a multi or variegated yarn for these slippers; or even knitting two different colours together.  Try the beautiful shades of Cascade 220, we love Italian Plum 8886 with Mystic Purple 2540, or even Christmas Green 8894 and Christmas Red 8895!

Using the wonderful Noro Kureyon will give you a gloriously multi-coloured result too!

About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: July 31st, 2017.

3 Responses to 5 super slipper knits!

  1. Sue says:

    Good gift ideas!

  2. suzanne says:

    Its a shame that the ‘duffers’ are the one pattern on this review of ‘5 free patterns’ that I would like to knit, but is not free!

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