Put your best foot forward in these knitted bright little booties.
- Small amounts of worsted-weight yarn in a variety of colors (Jeannine made one green and purple slipper with an orange pom-pom and one red and blue slipper with a yellow pom-pom)
- size 10 (6mm) straight knitting needles or size needed to obtain correct gauge
- tapestry needle
- 2-inch square of cardboard.
Gauge: In garter stitch (knitting each row) with doubled strand of yarn, 7 sts and 10 rows = 2 inches.
SLIPPERS (Make 2): Work with two strands held together throughout. With first color, cast on 27(29,31) sts.
Row 1: K 3, p 1, k 19(21,23), p 1, k 3.
Row 2: K 10(11,12), p 1, k 5, p 1, k 10(11,12).
Rows 3-12(3-14,3-16): Repeat Rows 1-2 five(six,seven) more times.
Row 13-14(15-16,17-18): Keeping in pattern as established, bind off 4 sts at beginning of each row: 19(21,23) sts remaining at end of Row 14(16,18). Cut first color, leaving yarn end to weave in.
Row 15(17,19): With second color, k 1, (p 1, k 1) across.
Row 16(18,20): P 1, (k 1, p 1) across.
Rows 17-24(19-28,21-32): Repeat Rows 15-16(17-18,19-20) four(five,six) times.
Row 25(29,33): (K 1, k 2 tog) six(seven,seven) times, k 1(0,2): 13(14,16) sts remaining.
For all sizes: Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch yarn end. Use tapestry needle to draw end through sts on needle and gather up tightly.
Use yarn end to sew second-color edges together up to bound-off sts. Fold row of cast-on sts in half, matching first st to last. Use beginning yarn end to sew back seam to fold. Fold down ends of first rows to p sts for cuff. Weave in remaining yarn ends.
Pom-pom: Place a separate 10-inch piece of yarn over cardboard. Wrap third color yarn 100 times over cardboard. Tie loops tightly along one edge of cardboard with the 10-inch yarn piece. Slide loops off cardboard. Cut loops opposite tie. Trim to rounded shape. With 10-inch yarn ends, stitch pom-pom securely to slipper at end of bound-off sts.
Repeat all steps for second slipper.
- k knit
- p purl
- sl slip
- st(s) stitch(es)
- ssk slip, slip, knit
- tog together
- * Instructions following asterisk are repeated as directed.
Directions are for a Toddler’s Small. Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses. Slipper length is 4(4-3/4,5-1/2) inches.
Colorful Toddler Slippers created by Jeannine LaRoche of Brooksville, Florida.