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Furry Knitted Slippers Pattern

Furry Knitted Slippers Pattern
Furry Knitted Slippers Pattern
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Envelope your feet in absolute comfort with this Furry Knitted Slippers Pattern. This free knitting pattern makes slippers that mimic fur boots. These slippers are big, soft, and super cute. They're perfect for wearing around the house when the temperature outside dips below freezing. This knitting design is perfect for people who want to be able to wear their favorite boots indoors. The pattern is so easy to make, you can quickly knit an extra pair for family, friends, or as a backup to take along when you're traveling.  
 

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 19 or 15 mm

Gauge 4 sts = 4” (10 cm) over Garter st (knit every row) using larger needles and A. 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Garter st using smaller needles and 2 strands of B held together. 

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Boutique Fur™: 4 (4, 5) balls 9554 Eggplant or 9870 Cobalt A
  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 3972 Mulberry Mix or 3931 Grape Fizz B
  • Colorway #1 uses 9554 Eggplant for upper and 3972 Mulberry Mix for sole.
  • Colorway #2 uses 9870 Cobalt for upper and 3931 Grape Fizz for sole.
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10] for sole and 15mm [US 19] for upper
  • Large detachable stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional: ¾” (19mm) elastic (to keep tops of slippers from slouching), pins, sewing needle, and thread

Instructions are for women’s size 3-6. Changes for women’s sizes 6-9 and 10-12 are in parentheses. Finished sole length: 9 (10, 11)” (23 (25.5, 28) cm) 

SOLES (make 2)

Each boot slipper is worked in two pieces: sole and upper. Both pieces are worked in Garter st (knit every row). Decreases and increases are worked to shape each piece. The upper is worked with larger needles and A. The sole is worked with smaller needles and two strands of B held together. Wind the skein of B into two separate balls before beginning.

  1. Beginning at heel, with smaller needles and 2 strands of B held together, cast on 9 sts.

  2. Rows 1 and 2 (increase rows): kfb, knit to end of row—11 sts at the end of Row 2.

    Work even in Garter st (knit every row) until piece measures about 4½ (5, 5½)” (11.5 (12.5, 14) cm) from beginning.

    Repeat Row 1 four times—15 sts. Work even in Garter st until piece measures about 8 (9, 10)” (20.5 (23, 25.5) cm) from beginning.

  3. Next Row (decrease row): k2tog, knit to end of row—14 sts. Repeat last row (decrease row) 5 more times—9 sts. Bind off.

UPPERS (make 2)

  1. With larger needles and A, cast on 25 (27, 29) sts.

  2. Row 1: k12 (13, 14), place marker, k1, place marker, k12 (13, 14).

  3. Row 2 (decrease row): knit to 2 sts before first marker, skp, slip marker, k1, slip marker, skp, knit to end of row—23 (25, 27) sts.

    Repeat last row (decrease row) 4 (5, 6) more times, removing markers as you work the last row—15 sts.

    Work 4 rows even in Garter st. Bind off

FINISHING

 For best results, use A and whip stitch for all seaming.

  1. Fold each upper lengthwise along cast-on edge and mark center for front of foot. With detachable markers or safety pins, attach front center of sole to the center marker of upper. Beginning at back center (heel) of sole, sew cast-on edge of upper to outer edge of sole. Sew back seam of boot slipper from base to top.

  2. Optional elastic: beginning at back of slipper, weave a length of elastic through stitches around top edge of boot slipper and pin the ends of the elastic together. Weave a second length of elastic 1–2” (2.5–5cm) below the first (just above the last decrease row) and pin the ends of the elastic together. Place slipper on foot. Adjust elastic lengths so that they fit comfortably. With sewing needle and thread, sew ends of elastic together. Repeat for other slipper. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 stitches together
st(s)
stitch(es)

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Looks simple enough to make, but the sizing seems to cover a lot of territory. There's a big difference between a size 6 and a size 9. I haven't worked with this yarn, so I don't know... is it really furry enough so that the sizes don't matter that much? I have a size six foot and don't want to flop around in a slipper that's way too big, but the size 3 - 6 might be too small.

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