Knit Mary Jane Slippers


Knit Mary Jane Slippers

With this free slipper knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns, create adorable mary-jane style slippers to wear around the house. A button closure completes these stylish knit slippers. You won't be able to take them off!

Knit Mary Jane Slippers



  • Yarn: 1 ball of Bernat® Sox (100 g / 3.5 oz) # 42117 (Wooded Denim)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 2.75 mm (U.S. 2) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 buttons

Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in stocking st.

To fit adult’s shoe size 5/6 (7/8-9/10).
Finished foot length 9 (9 1/2-10 1/2)" 23 (24-26.5) cm.


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Cast on 5 sts.
Beg at heel, work in garter st (knit every row), inc 1 st each end of needle on 4th and every following 6th row 3 times. 13 sts. Cont even for 2" [5 cm] in total,
ending with a WS row.

Cast on 17 sts beg next 2 rows. 47 sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K2. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows for pat until work from last cast on row measures 1 1/2 (2-3)" [4 (5-7.5) cm], ending with a purl row. Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row twice more. 53 sts.
Cast on 6 sts beg next 2 rows. 65 sts.
Cont even in pat until work from last cast on row measures 2 1/2 (4- 5)" [6 (10-12.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. *K2tog. Pat 6 sts. Rep from * to end of row. 57 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. Pat 5 sts. Rep from * to end of row. 49 sts.
4th row: Purl.
Cont in same manner, dec 8 sts on next and every following alt row to 17 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts. Pull tightly. Sew top seam.

Strap (make 2).
Cast on 28 sts. Knit 5 rows, noting 1st row is WS.
Next row: (RS). K4. Cast off 2 sts. K22.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 3 rows. Cast off.

Sew on Strap. Sew button to correspond to buttonhole.

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Still waiting for answer. Waiting to start project so I wont get stuck there...

In the shape top portion of pattern there is mention of a 6 sts Pat and a 5 sts Pat. What are those Pat. They are not to be found?

I have been intending to knit this pattern for a long time now and I keep forgetting about it. I just started a new pair of slippers yesterday, too! I love the look of these them, but I see that some are having a problem with the pattern. I will try it anyway and report back if I find any problems or solutions to them.

Hello! I am try to make this , is very hard to understand , can anybody explaint more about it I will love to finish it Yhank you

Hi there, Which part are you having trouble with? We would love to help! You can also contact Bernat directly since they are credited as the pattern designer. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

Is there a way to make this slipper on a round loom and if so, do you have a pattern?

Hi there, We don't have a loom pattern for these slippers but you should definitely check out our pattern for Made to Fit Double Knit Slippers, which is a loom pattern. Thanks!

what's yf

"yf" means yarn forward or yarn front- bring the yarn between the 2 needles as in the purl position before slipping your stitch. Conversely, "yb" means yarn behind or back- which is hold yarn as in the knit position.

there is details missing in this pattern. here is the link to the original from

I have made one othe the slippers> I had to sew the heel to the rest of the shoe . I don't know if this is right or not. Also I don't know how to make the button hole and where to put it. Can anyone help me and tell me if I should sew the heel or if I did that wrong and how to do the button hole? Thank you

is there a video that can help me when I get to the finish line try to make the heal fitdo I sew the back or what? Eleanor

i think something was left out like how do I get the heal fit do I have to sew it any one to help Eleanor

My first slippers: wondering where it says at the start "...13 sts. Cont even for 2" [5 cm] in total, ending with a WS row." is that 5 cm from cast on stiches or from the 13 sts?

This pattern is very difficult to follow. Seems like there should be some corrections.

I love this page! can you make a video is more easy for me... Cant wait to do this sleeper but is to hard for me with out video, please please..... thank you

MsCookie yes of course it is possible to increase with stitches already on the needle Just wind the thread on the needle as many times as the number of stitches then on the following row take care to knit each and every loop You should increase one stitch every th row until you end up with stitches on the needle I made this slippers and modified the pattern a little so they look even better and are more comfortable At the first cast on when you begin the sole you should increase on each side with a number of stitched equal to the number of rows knitted so far Then WORK EVENLY until you reach the place on the foot where the two sides should be sewn Then increase with a number of stitches enough to cover the foot tightly However you should stick with the pattern It is great forRead More creating a solid sturdy texture You can also extend their life by adding external soles created from recycled stockings Cut a stocking in a continuous circular ribbon about inches wide then braid three of these ribbons Coil the braid in the shape of a sole and secure the shape by sewing it Sew the soles on the outside of the slippers

Might be ok with a solid yarn, but with the mixed yarn the seam on top of the foot looks terrible. I could see a seam at the back but not at its' current location.

Havent tried them yet but sure hope too.

This looks like a great slipper...............I just don't understand all the instructions. What do you mean by "inc 1 st each end of needle on 4th and every following 6th row 3 times. 13 sts." What would "every following 6th row" be? Also, "Cast on 17 sts beg next 2 rows. 47 sts." Is it possible to cast on with stitches already on the needles? ANd were do you get 47 stitches from afterward? THanks

The even part should be much longer than 6 cm for size 6. Also the part after the first cast on(At the 17 stiches each side). Almost double, in fact. You should measure it continuosly on the foot.

I love Mary Janes! Can't wait to start a pair of these.


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