Knitting materials and tools:
DPN or Circular Knitting Needles 5.5mm (US 9/ UK5)
Lion Brand: Color Made Easy (5) – 100% acrylic.
Weight Category – Bulky.
Crochet hook 4.5 mm, stitch markers, yarn or tapestry needle.
Flat knit slippers size:
Size: US 7-8 / EU 37-38.
To have a better sock fit – make it 10% smaller: Size 7 = 24 cm sole – 10 % = 22 cm.
Gauge: 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
Number of stitches to cast on: 22 cm*1.4= 30.8 = 31 sts
Common abbreviations of knit stitches:
K – knit
P – purl
Pm – place marker
yo– yarn over
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.
Flat knit slippers pattern:
Using a long tail cast-on method, cast on 31 stitches.
Rows 1-12: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.
Row 13: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.
Row 14: sel s, k5, p24, sel s.
Row 15: Repeat Row 13.
Row 16: Repeat Row 14.
Row 17: Repeat Row 13.
Row 18: Repeat Row 14.
At this point my piece measures 8 cm. Repeat the last two rows if needed.
Row 19: bind off 15 sts, sel s, k14, sel s. If you have a different number of stitches, bind off about half of them.
Row 20: sel s, k5, p6, k3, sel s.
Row 21: sel s, k14, sel s.
Row 22: sel s, k5, p6, k3, sel s.
Row 23: Repeat Row 21.
Row 24: Repeat Row 22.
Row 25: Repeat Row 21.
Row 26: Repeat Row 22.
Row 27: Repeat Row 21.
Row 28 (WS): Repeat Row 22. In Row 28 knit last selvage stitch.
Holding the slipper with wrong side facing you, cast on 15 stitches.
Row 29: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s. In this row you can knit your first selvage stitch instead of slipping it.
Row 30: sel s, k5, p24, sel s.
Row 31: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.
Row 32: sel s, k5, p24, sel s.
Row 33: Repeat Row 31.
Row 34: Repeat Row 32.
Rows 35-46: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.
Bind off all stitches. Cut the yarn leaving 1 m tail.
Fold the sock in half facing it right side out and start picking up the front loop of each selvage stitch along the toe part. Join in the circle, pull tight and sew the hole in the center. Sew sole and heel.
Check the video tutorial on how to do it.
If your tail is long enough, make one row of single crochet through the front loop in each stitch around the opening. This will make your sock snug and will not let falling off your feet. Do not worry if the tail is short. Just attach a new yarn and finish crocheting the border. Optionally add one raw of crab stitch also known as reverse single crochet.
Weave in all ends.