Two years ago I knitted myself a pair of Mary Jane shoe style slippers from a DROPS pattern, apart from an accident involving our beloved dog, Tye, (who passed away last year) they’ve been fantastic and I still love them! The thing is, I’ve decided it’s time for a new pair but this time I decided to create my own pattern. So I trawled Pinterest looking for ideas and I’ve come up with these. A lovely simple pair for you to enjoy.
Like the others they are knitted in DROPS Eskimo and take just 2 balls and a pair of 7mm needles and are mainly worked in stocking stitch. Altogether I used just 75g to make this new pair of slippers. You can make them longer or shorter by adding and subtracting the number of rows for the foot length. Try not to reduce the number of rows of rib at the top as those keep your tootsies snug!
k-knit p – purl kfb – knit into front and back of stitch k2tog – knit 2 together p2tog – purl 2 together
Cast on 4 sts.
Knit 2 rows
Row 3: kbf, k2, kbf (6sts)
Row 4 – 6: k
Row 7: kfb, k4, kfb (8sts)
Row 8 – 10: k
Row 11: cast on 8, knit to end (16sts)
Row 12: cast on 8, knit to end (24sts)
Row 13: k
Row 14: k7, p1, k8, p1, k7
Repeat rows 13 & 14, 12 times.
My so called “friends” at the WeKnit Coffee Corner took a photo of the piece like this and posted it on Facebook. SO cruel! But I love them to pieces. Without the fun and laughter of the coffee corner I wouldn’t be as productive as I am. They are a constant source of laughter and love.
Next row: sl1, *k1, p1* rpt from * to * until last st, k1
Repeat last row 5 times.
Next row, “K2tog, p2tog* rpt to end of row (12 sts)
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread through the last 12 sts and pull tight. Using the same yarn, sew up the front along the rib edge sts.
Sew up the heel.
Row 1: kfb, k1, kfb
Row 2: p1, *k1, p1* rpt
Row 3: k1, *p1, k1* rpt
repeat rows 2 & 3 3 times
Next row: k2tog, k1, k2tog
Next row: k
Sew a button or crocheted flower on the end of the strap.
Now make the 2nd slipper and keep your toes warm for the winter!
I’m so glad I’ve made these. They are so comfortable and sadly my previous pair are finally wearing out under the ball of my foot. I go through slippers at an alarming rate – but that may be due to the fact I tend to wander outside in them.