You won’t believe how popular gifted handknitted slippers are–and you can make them easily!
There is something incredibly luxurious about a beautiful pair of slippers.
How many times does one go out strictly to buy a pair of slippers? One might pick a pair up on impulse, but they’re unlikely to be truly luxurious. They might keep your feet warm, but will they feel like heaven on your feet? Not likely.
But! A handknitted pair of slippers are another matter entirely! I used to knit my father a new pair of slippers every Christmas, and he loved them. I’ve also received knitted slipper requests from many friends over the years.
So, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend or relative that will cause their eyes to light up, I highly recommend a gift of knitted slippers.
Knitted slippers don’t have to be difficult, either! The slippers in the collection you’ll find below are all quite simple to make. In this collection are 7 of the most popular knitted slipper patterns available online. Some of these are felted, while others are not. All are lovely and fun to knit!
Popular, Free & Simple Knitted Slipper Patterns
Non-Felted Slippers: This pattern is so popular that it has been translated into nine languages in addition to English! It’s not hard to imagine what makes it so popular; it has a lovely stylish shape, and it’s nice not to have to felt it afterwards!
Nola’s Knitted Slippers: This simple yet stylish slipper pattern (which also requires no felting) was designed especially for the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program. So in addition to making a fine gift, it’s perfect for charitable knitting, too.
Fuzzy Feet: Not only does this pattern create a charming pair of of felted slippers in its own right, but it also makes a great introduction to sock knitting. You’ll create these slippers using the exact same steps you would to create a pair of socks. And the most beautiful part? You can simply felt away any mistakes!
Pocket Book Slippers: Slipper construction doesn’t get any simpler than this adorable pair of Mary Jane-style slippers.
Elf Shoes: The name says it all: these felted slippers look exactly like the cutest pair of elf shoes!
Amy March’s Slippers: These super-cute nonfelted slippers were inspired by the character of the same name from Little Women.
Felted Slippers: Our final pair of felted slippers, they are produced in a fetching three-color design and couldn’t be easier to knit. If you can knit a square, you can knit these!
Try one pattern, or try them all; we suspect that in no time, you’ll have a full set of knitted slippers to hand out to everyone on your holiday list as gifts!