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Keep Your Feet Cozy with these Free Knit Slippers Patterns

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Nothing beats slipping your feet into a pair of cozy hand-knit slippers after a long day. And with this list of free knit slipper patterns, you can customize the fit, size, and style exactly how you like. 

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Knitted Slippers Patterns

When the temperatures start dropping, keeping your feet warm is one of the best ways to stay toasty from head to toe. And few things beat slipping your feet into a pair of comfortable, hand-knit slippers or thick, knit socks. 

Whether you want to make a pair for yourself or a thoughtful gift for a friend, you’ll find the perfect slipper pattern here. 

  • All skill levels. This list includes easy patterns perfect for beginners, as well as some more challenging designs for experienced knitters.
  • For the whole family. This list has patterns for both adults and kids. 
  • Fun and fast! Some of these patterns are so quick and easy, you can make a pair of slippers in just a couple of hours! 

Which patterns are best for beginners?

The easiest slipper patterns for beginners are knit flat and seamed together at the end. This type of construction means you can avoid tricky shaping techniques as a new knitter. 

Here are a few of the best knit slippers patterns for beginners: 

Cloud Slippers (#2), Simple House Slippers (#3), Chunky Slipper Pattern (#8), Simple Slippers (#15), and Flat Knit Slippers (#16).

Supplies

Be sure to check your pattern’s supplies list before casting on. You’ll likely need:

  • Yarn. Wool and acrylic are both good options for slippers. Read more about the best slipper yarns below!
  • Knitting needles. Circular needles and double-pointed needles (DPNs) are often used for knitting slippers. However, some patterns are knit flat on straight needles. Check your pattern for the right type of needles and the recommended size.
  • Other supplies like stitch markers, tapestry needles, scissors, and pom poms
  • Non-slip sole material (optional). Check out the “Tips and Tricks” section below for ideas about how to create non-slip slippers!

What yarn is best for knitted slippers?

When it comes to yarn for slippers, you’ll want to choose a durable yarn that can stand up to a lot of wear and tear. And since slippers tend to get dirty pretty quickly, definitely opt for a yarn that’s machine washable!

Some of our favorite yarns include Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Malabrigo Sock, and Patons Classic Wool Worsted.

To help you pick the perfect yarn more quickly, I included the suggested yarn for each pattern below.

Techniques to Know for Knit Slippers Patterns

Here are some basic stitches and techniques you may encounter in your knit slippers pattern.

25 Free Knitted Slippers Patterns

Take a look at these free slipper knitting patterns for your next work-in-progress. Happy knitting!

Slipper Knitting Tips

Check your gauge.

Be sure to work up a gauge swatch before casting on – that way, your slippers will fit just right! After making and measuring your swatch, you can adjust your needle size up or down to achieve the correct gauge.

Make your slippers non-slip.

If you’ll wear your slippers on hard floors, consider adding a non-slip sole to the bottoms. There are some good products specifically made for creating non-slip soles on slippers and socks. One popular option is Dritz Anti-Skid Gripper Fabric. Viva Sock Stop is another handy option – it’s an easy-to-apply paint that works well.

Or, if you want to keep it easy and budget-friendly, you can use supplies you already have on hand, like hot glue or puffy paint. These options may not last as long or work quite as well as other slipper-specific products – but they’ll do in a pinch!

Looking for More Free Knitting Patterns?

If you enjoyed these knit slippers patterns, then take a look at these posts next:

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