Patchwork Slippers

A delightful design – these slippers are easy to make. They fit your feet snuggly and best of all, they are very portable. Just fold them up and take them on holidays. Materials: 3.75mm needles

A delightful design – these slippers are easy to make. They fit your feet snuggly and best of all, they are very portable. Just fold them up and take them on holidays.

Materials:

3.75mm needles

100g of any double knit yarn.

Suggested yarns:

Stylecraft Life DK 100g – 75% acrylic & 25% wool

Stylecraft Wondersoft DK 100g – 100% acrylic

Adriafil Knitcol 50g – 100% merino wool

Adriafil Regina 50g – 100% merino wool, currently with 25% off

Adriafil Magnete 50g – for that felted look with none of the hassle!

Sizing:

The sizing of the slippers is altered depending on how many stitches you cast on and how many rows you work for each square.

Ladies Size 4        Each square should measure 3”. Cast on 16 stitches and work 19 rows

Ladies Size 5        Each square should measure 3 ¼”. Cast on 18 stitches and work 22 rows

Ladies Size 6-7    Each square should measure 3 ½”. Cast on 19 stitches and work 26 rows

 Stocking Stitch Square (make 4)

Cast on according to size.

1st row: knit

2nd row: purl

Repeat until you have completed the correct number of rows for your size.

 

Rib Stitch Square (make 4)

Cast on according to size.

 1st row: K1, P1 to end of the row

2nd row: P1, K1 to of the row

(Each row starts with the same type of stitch as the last row ends on)

Repeat until you have completed the correct number of rows for your size.

Moss Stitch Square (make 4):

Using the same technique that helps form the rib stitch, you can knit this striking effect. Moss stitch is essentially a 1×1 rib stitch.

Cast on according to size.

1st row: K1, P1 to the end of the row

2nd row: P1, K1 to the end of the row

(Each row starts with the opposite type of stitch as the last row ends on)

Repeat until you have completed the correct number of rows for your size.

 Making up:

 Step one:

Take 2 of each square to form each slipper, and sew together as in the photo. Two stocking stitch squares form part of the slipper base. Two ribbed squares form the base and sides. Two moss stitch squares form the heel and front of your slippers.

Make sure that you sew in the ribbed squares exactly as the picture shows so that the cast off edges form part of the opening of the slipper.

 Step two: 

Take the two moss stitch squares and sew to the edges of the stocking stitch squares as shown. You have now formed the heel and the toe. Now take one of the moss stitch squares only. This will form the front of your slipper. Sew up a third edge to the side edge of the ribbed square. Now sew up the fourth edge to the edge of the other ribbed square.

Finishing – To edge your slipper, crochet a chain around the opening of the slipper, or make an i-cord and sew around the opening.

I-Cord:

Step 1: Cast on a few stitches. I-Cord is usually made using 3-5 stitches.

Step 2: Knit one row

Step 3: Do not turn the work, just slip your work to the other end of your double

pointed needle. Your working yarn will be at the “wrong” end of your     work.

Step 4: Pull the working yarn tightly along the back of your work and knit the

next row.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have an I-Cord that will fit around the slipper opening with a slight stretch. Sew in place.

Decorate with buttons as we have done or embroidery, beads, ribbon. There are endless possibilities.

3 thoughts on “Patchwork Slippers

  1. These are so cute and I want to make some for a Christmas gift, but I really don’t understand how this is finished with either an I-cord or crochet. At this point I’m thinking of using elastic thread around the edge. Pictures of that step would be helpful.

    1. Hi,

      The crochet or i-cord finishing on these slippers is optional. The green ones in the picture haven’t been edged, we quite liked them without it. Elastic would work though if you prefer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.