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Mom and Me Slippers
Mom and Me Slippers
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Find your twin with these Mom and Me Slippers. With this free knitting pattern, you and your daughter can cozy up together with a matching set of slippers for the next girls' night. This knitting project features two similar slipper templates that use nearly identical yarns and styles. It's a wonderful craft for the perfect mother-daughter team, and it's an easy knitting pattern that you can whip up relatively quickly. This slipper set would also make a fantastic joint gift for that amazing duo in your life. 
 

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Gauge16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st. 

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each of 1944 Fruit Punch A, 1907 Boysenberry B, and 1252 Mango C
  • Circular knitting needle: 5mm [US 8], 16” (41 cm) long
  • Yarn needle

MOM'S SLIPPER (make two)

Mom's slipper instructions are for women’s size small; changes for sizes medium and large are in parentheses. Stretches to fit Mom’s foot length: 8½ (10, 11)” [22 (25, 28) cm] 

  1. SOLE
    With A, cast on 40 (50, 58) sts.
    Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9: knit.

    Row 2: K2, M1, K17 (22, 26), (M1, K1) twice, K17 (22, 26), M1, K2--44 (54, 62) sts.

    Row 4: K3, M1, K18 (23, 27), (M1, K1) twice, K18 (23, 27), M1, K3--48 (58, 66) sts.

    Row 6: K4, M1, K19 (24, 28), (M1, K1) twice, K19 (24, 28), M1, K4--52 (62, 70) sts.

    Row 8: K5, M1, K20 (25, 29), (M1, K1) twice, K20 (25, 29), M1, K5--56 (66, 74) sts.

    Row 10: K6, M1, K21 (26, 30), (M1, K1) twice, K21 (26, 30), M1, K6--60 (70, 78) sts.

    For women’s size small, skip to Instep now. For women’s sizes medium and large, continue as follows:
    Row 11: knit.

    Row 12: K7, M1, K(27, 31), (M1, K1) twice, M1, K(27, 31), M1, K7--(75, 83) sts.

  2. INSTEP
    Rows 1 and 3: knit.

    Rows 2 and 4: purl.

    For women’s size small, repeat Rows 1-4, then skip to Row 9. For women’s sizes medium and large, continue as follows:
    Row 5: K(25, 28), ssk, K3tog, ssk, K(11, 13), K2tog, K3tog, K2tog, K(25, 28)--(67, 75) sts.

    Row 6: purl.

    Row 7: K(21, 24), ssk, K3tog, ssk, K(11, 13), K2tog, K3tog, K2tog, K(21, 24)--(59, 67) sts.

    Row 8: purl.

    Row 9: K35 (35, 40), ssk, turn.

    Rows 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26: slip 1, P10 (11, 13), P2tog, turn.

    Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25: slip 1, K10 (11, 13), ssk, turn.

    Row 27: Slip 1, K10 (11, 13), ssk, knit to end of row--41 (40, 48) sts.

    Row 28: P25 (25, 30), P2tog, purl to end of row--40 (39, 47) sts.

  3. CUFF
    Change to B. Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

  4. FINISHING
    With yarn needle, seam down back of heel and across length of center sole. Weave in ends.
     

CHILD'S SLIPPER (make two)

Child’s instructions are for child’s size small; changes for sizes medium and large are in parentheses. Stretches to fit child’s foot length: 6 (7, 8½)” [15 (18, 22) cm]

  1. SOLE
    With A, cast on 32 (36, 40) sts.

    Rows 1, 3, and 5: knit.

    Row 2: K2, M1, K13 (15, 17), (M1, K1) twice, K13 (15, 17), M1, K2--36 (40, 44) sts.

    Row 4: K3, M1, K14 (16, 18), (M1, K1) twice, K14 (16, 18), M1, K3--40 (44, 48) sts.

    Row 6: K4, M1, K15 (17, 19), (M1, K1) twice, K15 (17, 19), M1, K4--44 (48, 52) sts.

    For child’s size small, skip to Instep now. For child’s sizes medium and large, continue as follows:
    Row 7:
    knit.

    Row 8: K5, M1, K(18, 20), (M1, K1) twice, K(18, 20), M1, K5--(52, 56) sts.

    Row 9: knit.

    Row 10: K6, M1, K(19, 21), (M1, K1) twice, K(19, 21), M1, K6—(56, 60) sts.

  2. INSTEP
    Rows 1 and 3:
    knit.

    Rows 2 and 4: purl.

    For child’s size small, skip to Row 7 now. For child’s sizes medium and large, continue as follows:
    Row 5:
    knit.

    Row 6: purl.

    Row 7: K25 (32, 35), ssk, turn.

    Rows 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18: slip 1, P6 (8, 10), P2tog, turn.

    Rows 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17: slip 1, K6 (8, 10), ssk, turn.

    For child’s size small, skip to Row 25 now. For child’s sizes medium and large, continue as follows:
    Rows 19, 21, and 23:
    slip 1, K(8, 10), P2tog, turn.

    Rows 20, 22, and 24: Slip 1, P(8, 10), SSK, turn.

    Row 25: slip 1, K6 (8, 10), SSK, knit to end of row--31 (37, 41) sts.

    Row 26: P18 (22, 25), P2tog, purl to end of row--30 (36, 40) sts.

  3. CUFF
    Change to C. Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

  4. FINISHING
    With yarn needle, seam down back of heel and across length of center sole. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

A, B, C
Color A, B, C
K
knit
K2tog
knit 2 sts together
mm
millimeters
P
purl
P2tog
purl 2 sts together
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
M1
Make 1 (Inc) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole, knit.
ssk
(slip, slip, knit) slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.

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