Simple knit slippers done

I have finally finished this UFO! (unfinished object) I started while learning to knit and finished the second slipper with a different cuff -one with rib and the second with seed stitch and i don’t care. They are cozy and i made em!!! They are not much to look at, but now i will knit prettier ones -since i have cut my teeth on these. They do knit up quickly and could be done in a weekend maybe if you are vigilant -certainly in a week.

I used a free pattern from the yarn store: Patton’s Free Leaflet pattern #304 Speedy Slippers to Knit. Sorry, but i could not find it online or i would have posted it here. I think I’ll try some crochet slippers next and maybe some felted knit slippers -for the next slipper project whenever that may be.

The closest patterns to this were at Knitting Pattern Central in the Slipper section
This is a cute pattern and so is this.

9 Responses to “Simple knit slippers done”

  1. Comment by tim — May 16, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

    These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
    one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

  2. Comment by schmooopiee — May 18, 2007 @ 8:33 am

    Cute! One of these days I will learn to knit..your projects inspire me! I could see Liam wearing those booties! :)

  3. Comment by poopsey — June 24, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    somewhere i can get free pattern for these simple knit slippers?…i knit for charity and i know these would be loved and needed…poopsey

  4. Comment by 21st Century Girl — June 26, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    Hi Poopsey,

    I’m so sorry I only have a crumpled print out of this pattern that I originally picked up at Louis Craft before the went out of business here in Toronto. This was the name:
    Patton’s Free Leaflet pattern: #304 Speedy Slippers to Knit. The only other suggestions are the links I provided in the piece -I have found similar patterns, but not the same.
    You might like this pattern:

    Good luck!


  5. Comment by poopsey — June 27, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    valery, what an angel you are to answer so quickly but to answer at all is amazing!…thanks so much dear…the slippers you suggested i look at are called dorm boots and i’ve got quite a few knitted already…i do thank you for the web site tho…will pass along to knitters i know…and wahhhh, i sure did like that pattern for simple knit slippers!!!!…poopsey

  6. Comment by Lorraine — December 28, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

    To all knitters, this is the pattern of the Speedy slippers,, the photo would not go up with the pattern but then it is a very old yellowish photo,, I hope everyone can enjoy this tried and true old pattern I have had for decades and use all the time.

    Patons Speedy Slippers
    In Craft Yarn and Canadiana


    The instructions for these slippers are given in 3 sizes to fit men, ladies and children. Of special interest is the comfortably fitted heel. The designs as shown have been knitted with Beehive Craft Yarn, Canadian Superwash Wool or Canadiana Sayelle. For accurate knitting from these instructions, be sure to use your choice of the specified yarns. Quantities of (50 g) balls and needles required for each of these yarns are given below.

    Quantities Required: Men Ladies Childrens
    Beehive Craft Yarn 4 balls 4 balls 3 balls
    And 4 mm (No 8) needles

    Canadiana Superwash Wool 4 balls 3 balls 3 balls
    Canadiana Sayelle and
    4 ½ mm (No 7) needles

    The fringed slippers as shown at top of picture have been designed for Canadiana only and in ladies’ sizes. They require 3 balls of each of the 2 colors.

    The instructions are written for men’s size. Any changes necessary for ladies’ (L) and children’s (C) are written in brackets thus:–( )

    Note: Craft yarn is used single just as it comes from the ball. Canadiana is used double.

    With craft yarn single and 4mm (No 8) needles or Canadiana double and 4 ½ mm (No 7) needles and beginning at back of heel cast on 2 sts.

    1st row: Knit
    2nd row: Inc 1 st in 1st st. K1

    **3rd and 4th rows: Knit
    5th row: Inc 1 st in 1st st. Knit to end of row**
    Repeat from ** to ** to 8 stitches on the needle, noting that, as there are two rows even between increase rows, the increased sts will alternate from one side to the other of the triangle thus formed.
    Continue repeating from ** to ** to 14 stitches on needle (L 12) (C 10)

    Next row: Cast on 13 sts (L-11 sts), (C-9 sts) for side of slipper. Knit these side sts. P1, knit to last st. P1. Cast on 13 sts., (L-11 sts) (C- 9 sts) for other side. 40 sts on needle (L-34 sts) (C- 28 sts)

    1st row: Knit
    2nd row: Knit 13 (L- K 11) (C-K 9) P1, K 12, (L-K 10) (C-K 8). P1. Knit 13 (L-K 11) (C-K 9). Repeat the 2 rows about 20 times (L-17 times) (C-14 times) more or until work will stretch from back of heel forward on foot to joint of big toe, ending with the 2nd row.

    Next row: Knit 2 (P1, K1) 6 times, (L-5 times), (C-4 times), K13 (L-K 11) (C-K 9). (P1, K1) 6 times, (L-5 times), (C-4 times). K1

    Next Row: (K1, P1) 7 times, (L-6 times) (C-5 times), K 12, (L-K10), (C-K 8). K 12 (L-K 10), (C-K 8). (P1,K1) 7 times, (L-6 times), (C-5 times)
    Repeat these 2 rows 9 times, (L-7 times) (C-5 times).

    Next row: *K2 tog. Repeat from * to end of row. Purl 1 row.

    Next row: *K 2 tog. Repeat from * to end of row. Break yarn. Thread end through remaining stitches. Draw up and fasten securely. Sew the edges together to make toe of slipper for length of ribbing of desired amount. Sew side edges of back triangle to cast-on sts of sides.


    Pompom: Wind Craft Yarn single or Canadiana double over 4 fingers about 35 times. Remove fingers. Tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops thus formed. Trim to smooth round shape. Sew to slippers as illustrated.

    Lace Up Front: With Craft Yarn single or Canadiana double, crochet a chain about 26 to 36 ins (66 to 91 cm) long. Depending on size of slippers. Darn in ends. Lace up front as illustrated.
    Ankle ties: With Craft Yarn single or Canadiana double crochet a chain about 20 to 30 ins (51 to 76 cm) long, depending on size of slipper. Darn in ends. Sew center of chain to center back of slipper.

    Bow: With Craft Yarn single or Canadiana double, cast on 15 stitches and kint 7 rows garter st. (plain knitting every row). Cast off loosely. Darn in end. Wind yarn twice around center tightly. Sew to slipper as illustrated.

    Cuffs: Suitable for Canadiana only With wrong side of wor4k facing, single yarn and working along the side of slipperpick up and knit about 32 sts. (L-28 sts) (C-24 sts) by picking up and knitting sts for every four rows (2 ridges)
    Work 9 rows (L-8 rows), (C-7 rows) in (K1, P1) ribbing. Cast off looselyin ribbing. Work ribbed border of other side to correspond. Sew edges together turn cuff over and tack down at front and back.

    Fringed Slippers: Cut lengths of each color 8 in (20 cm) long. Take one strand of each color double them and with crochet hook draw a loop through a stitch at ankle edge of slipper. Pass ends through loop and knot firmly. Repeat this knotting through alternate sts and rows and on side toe for 5 rows or until slipper is covered as illustrated.

  7. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 9, 2008 @ 11:28 am

    Lorraine you are fantastic! Thanks so much for posting the entire pattern for these -it’s so nice of you to do that and post it here :). I have been asked so many times for this pattern and of course the paper that I originally had is now lost. This was very sweet of you. Happy New Year!

    Valerie. (21cg)

  8. Comment by Elaine @ The Treetops Studios — May 15, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    I am so glad I found your site. I lost my original copy — house renovations (summer of 2011) and who knows where it is in one of those many unpacked boxes.
    Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to write out the pattern.
    Now that the days are getting longer, sunnier and warmer I am getting outside and starting to knit up these slippers.
    Will send you a photo once I get a pair finished.

  9. Comment by 21st Century Girl — January 5, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Elaine -thank you so much for the comment. Please do send a pic once your are done. I love these slippers.

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