Knit Toddler Slippers

Knit Toddler Slippers
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These adorable winter toddler slippers are a fast knit and will make a great Fall or Winter knit project! They can be made from a variety of yarns and in many color combinations.  These cute toddler sockies are fairly quick to knit and will double as thoughtful homemade gifts too!  Your little ones' feet will love these!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 50 g sport weight superwash wool. Size 3 Needles, or to meet gauge.

Gauge:  6 st./inch.Size: To fit 18-30 months, or toddler shoe size 6-8(US)

 

Instructions:

Toe: this is a wide square toe with the 2-3 rib pattern centered and running to the end.

cast on 24 stitches.

Round 1:K all stitches.

Round 2, part 1: K1, Kfb, P3, K2, P3, Kfb, K1.part 2: K1, Kfb, K8, Kfb, K1.

Round 3, part 1: K2, P3, K2, P3, K2.part 2: k all stitches.

Round 4, part 1: K1, K1fb, K1, P3, K2, P3, K1,K1fb, K1.part 2: K1, K1fb, K10, K1fb, K1.

Round 5, part 1: k3, P3, K2, P3, K2.part 2: k all stitches.

Round 6, part 1: K1, K1fb, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2,K1fb, K1.part 2: K1, K1fb, K12, K1fb, K1.

Round 7, part 1: K2, P1, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2, P1,K2.part 2: k all stitches.

Round 8, part 1: K1, K1fb, P1, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2,P1, K1fb, K1.   part 2: K1, K1fb, K14, K1fb, K1.(Total of 40 stitches.)

Row  1  (pick  up  stitches):  sl1,  k  11.  Pick  up  8stitches from edge of heel flap. Pick up 2 additional stitches  on  either  side  of  the  flap/instep  divide, from the row below (see SKS, p. 25 or MSKS, p. 79for  a  clear  diagram).  Work  10  instep  stitches  in existing  rib  pattern,  and  create  a "break"  in  yourMagic Looping.Work the  remaining 10 instep  stitches in  existingrib pattern, pick up 2 from the row below on eitherside of the instep/flap divide, and pick up 8 alongthe  edge  of  the  flap. Knit  6  of  the  heel  turnstitches, and make your second Magic Loop break.(52 stitches total. From now on rows begin at center back of heel.)

Row 2 (set up ribbing, correct stitch count):part 1: K1, *P3, K2* 2x, P3, K2tog, K1, P3,K2, P3, K1.part 2: K1, P3, K2, P3, K1, ssk, *P3, K2* 2x, P3,K1.(50 stitches remain.)

Rows 3-12: Over the course of these rows you willsmoothly  decrease  to  a  P2/K2  rib.  In  each row,there will be  exactly one decrease, where  you willwork a P1 P2tog for a purl  rib. Otherwise purl allpurl stitches and knit all knit stitches.

Foot: top in rib, bottom in stockinette.Round 1,  part 1: K1, *P3, K2* 3x, P3, K1.          part 2: k all stitches. Repeat Row 1 until the foot measures 4 inchesfrom end of toe (about 36 rows). End betweenparts 1 and 2.Heel flap: worked in stockinette on the 20 stitchesof part 2.Row 1: sl1, k across. Row 2: sl1, p across. Repeat (Rows 1 and 2) 7 more times, for a total of16 rows. You should have 8 "chain" stitchesvisible along each edge.Heel turn: completely standard.Row 1: sl1, k 10, ssk, K1, turn.Row 2: sl1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn.Row 3: sl1, k4, ssk, K1, turn.Row 4: sl1, p5, P2tog, P1, turn.Row 5: sl1, k6, ssk, K1, turn.Row 6: sl1, p7, P2tog, P1, turn.Row 7: sl1, k8, ssk, K1, turn.Row 8: sl1, p9, P2tog, P1, turn.(12 stitches remain.)Gusset: here's where things get less boring. Themethod is similar to that of Cat Bordhi’s Cedar sockarchitecture (from NPFSK), in that the gussetdecreases are arranged evenly around the lowerankle.Row  1  (pick  up  stitches):  sl1,  k  11.  Pick  up  8stitches from edge of heel flap. Pick up 2 additionalstitches  on  either  side  of  the  flap/instep  divide,from the row below (see SKS, p. 25 or MSKS, p. 79for  a  clear  diagram).  Work  10  instep  stitches  inexisting  rib  pattern, and create  a "break"  in  your Magic Looping.Work the  remaining 10 instep  stitches in  existing rib pattern, pick up 2 from the row below on either side of the instep/flap divide, and pick up 8 along the edge  of the  flap.  Knit  6  of  the  heel  turn stitches, and make your second Magic Loop break.(52 stitches total. From now on rows begin at center back of heel.)Row 2 (set up ribbing, correct stitch count):part 1: K1, *P3, K2* 2x, P3, K2tog, K1, P3,K2, P3, K1.part 2: K1, P3, K2, P3, K1, ssk, *P3, K2* 2x, P3,K1.(50 stitches remain.)Rows 3-12: Over the course of these rows you willsmoothly  decrease  to  a  P2/K2  rib. In  each  row,there will be  exactly one decrease, where  you willwork a P1 P2tog for a purl  rib. Otherwise purl allpurl stitches and knit all knit stitches. Number the purl ribs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in part 1, and6, 7, 8, 9, 10 in part 2. Decrease the purl  ribs(remember,  only  one  decrease  per  row!)  in thefollowing order: 1, 4, 7, 10, 3, 6, 9, 2, 5, 8.(40 stitches remain.)

Leg: Continue working until the leg is 2 incheslong, measured from picked up stitches (about24 rows total).Bind off  stretchily: I switched colors and usedthe Picot bindoff, p. 78: repeat  *knitcast-on one stitch, bind off 3 stitches* until end.Weave in ends: I left about a foot at each end of the trim color, then back stitched down the two stitches of the center back rib and tucked the ends into the back stitches.  That gives a visible seam along the back of the sock.

 

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Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.