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Holiday Knit Slippers


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Looking for some cheap Christmas gift ideas? Everyone will love these Holiday Knit Slippers from Bernat Yarns. Make a pair for yourself, too, they're too good to pass up! These Holiday Knit Slippers are the perfect thing to slide on your feet as you're getting ready to wake the kids on Christmas morning. Slippers also make great Christmas gift ideas, and they're even better when they're homemade. There is something very special about homemade Christmas gift ideas like these.

Holiday Knit Slippers


  • Bernat® Handicrafter® Twists (80 g/2.8 oz)  45708 (Yuletide Twist ) 2 (2-2) balls
  • Bernat® Handicrafter® Twists (280 g/9.9 oz) 66708 (Yuletide Twist) 1 (1-1) ball
  • Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz) 2(2-2) balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Optional: Ribbon.


  • 21 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


  1. Cast on 13 sts.
  2. 1st row: (RS). K3. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K5. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K3. 17 sts.
  3. 2nd and alt rows: Purl.
  4. 3rd row: K4. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K7. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K4. 21 sts.
  5. 5th row: K5. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K9. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K5. 25 sts.
  6. 7th row: K6. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K11. M1. Knit marked st. M1. K6. 29 sts.
  7. Cont in this manner, working M1 at either side of marked sts on following alt rows twice more. 37 sts.
  8. Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 4 (4¼-4½) ins [10 (11-11.5) cm] ending with a purl row. Place marker at each end of last row.
  9. Next row: (RS). Knit.
  10. Next row: K9. P19. K9.
  11. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 8½ (9-9½) ins [21.5 (23-24) cm] ending with a RS row.
  12. Next row: (WS). K9. (K1. K2tog) 6 times. K1. K9. 31 sts.
  13. Next row: K9. Cast off 13 sts. K9.
  14. Join a 2nd ball of yarn to first 9 sts. Working both sides at same time, cont in garter st (knit every row) until strips from cast off edge measure 1¼ ins [3 cm]. Cast off . Sew ends of back strips tog. Sew side of strips to cast off edge of Slipper. Sew center front seam to marked row. Sew toe closed.


  • Tie ribbon into bow and sew to slippers.


If you're looking for more holiday knit suggestions, this collection of Knitting Patterns for Christmas is a great way to utilize free knitting patterns and save on the holiday season.





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What does M1 mean in your instructions?

Hi there - M1 means "make one." According to the Lion Brand Yarn website "Work to the place where the increase is to be made. Insert the left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the two stitches: Knit the stitch through the back loop as shown. On the purl side, insert the needle from front to back and then purl the stitch through the back loop." Hope that helps! - Julia from FaveCrafts

can I knit this with worsted?

Hi there, the suggested yarn in the Materials list is Worsted weight, so yes, you can. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

love this pattern! one question, are they knit with straight or double-pointed needles?

what does 'place marker' mean? are you talking about the markers used when knitting in the round or something?

Hi there, You're correct! You can find them at Walmart or online (websites include Overstock and Etsy). Hope that helps!

I want to make larger slippers with this pattern. I tried the bernat.com/contact.php --Editor of FaveCrafts but it did not work.

The directions read "M 1" does the M mean mark or what? The pattern doesn't explain.

m1 means make 1-increase by picking up the strand laying between the stitches and knitting into the back of the loop.

Love the design. But I am confused on the last part: K9. Cast off 13 sts. K9. Join a 2nd ball of yarn to first 9 sts. Working both sides at same time, cont in garter st (knit every row) until strips from cast off edge measure 1 ins [3 cm]. Cast off . Sew ends of back strips tog. Sew side of strips to cast off edge of Slipper. Sew center front seam to marked row. Sew toe closed. Has anyone made a video on this part? I am more a visual learner. Thanks

Cast off is the same as Bind off when done with a knitted project. So you knit 9, Bind off 13, knit 9 to end.

Awesome looking slippers.

Thank you so much for this pattern. It is really fast and comes together very nicely. It looks like the questions below are all from more than a year ago but in case any of them are still wondering: jeanstephens: When you get to the end you cast off the middle 13 stitches so you have 9 stiches, a big gap on your knitting needle, and then 9 more. You want to lengthen those to pieces into strips. That is why she says to balls of yarn. You could knit the last 9 on your needle (which are still connected to the yarn you've been using since you just knitted them) with that yarn, and then the other nine with another ball (so they don't become connected). Or what I did, which seemed less complicated is just knit those 9 an the end to the length I wanted (counting rows), bind off, then knit the other nine with that yarn the same number of rows. But after the bind of the middle 13, just think of the 2 sets of 9 stitches you have left like two separate knitting projects.

yes, you do work two sets of nine stitches separately, this is kind of standard when making slippers and sweaters when you are required to bind off stitches in the centre. it comes together at the end when you sew it together, i don't recommend doing them separately, no matter how well you count, one will inevitably be longer than the other.

M1 means to make a stitch. I need help with this pattern. I don't know what the instructions mean by attaching yarn to first 9 stitches and using 2 balls of yarn. Do you bind off the stitches and save the yarn? What do you do with the last stitch that is on the needle that was on the bind off? I have worked this on a scrap yarn and it is not working out for me. Someone please help.

Hi everyone, Bernat's definition of M1 is: Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop. If you have additional questions regarding this specific pattern, we suggest contacting Bernat for clarification. Their contact information can be found here: http://www.bernat.com/contact.php --Editor of FaveCrafts

I am like the two above, What does the M1 in this pattern mean? I thought it might be main color, but M1. K5. M1. K1 would not be used like this, so What does M1 mean?

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What does the M1 in this pattern mean?


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