Cloud Slippers

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Introduction: Cloud Slippers

Easy beginner knitting pattern for super plush, warm slippers. Each slipper is knit flat in one piece and seamed down the middle. You only need to know how to cast on, knit, and purl!

SIZES AVAILABLE
Women’s Small 5-7 (Women’s Medium 8-10, Men’s Medium 8-10, Men’s Large 11-13)

GAUGE
8 sts x 16 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch (knit every row)

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES
sts: stitches
k: knit
p: purl
WS: Wrong Side
RS: Right Side

Supplies

1 ball Lion Brand® Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, or 55-90 yards of equivalent super bulky yarn

Size US 15 -10mm knitting needles

Darning/Tapestry needle

Step 1: Casting On

Cast on 17 (19, 20, 22) sts.

Step 2: First Half of Slipper Bottom

Knit 7 (9, 11, 13) rows.

Step 3: First Side of Slipper

Row 1 (WS): k 4(4, 5, 5), then p to end of row.

Row 2 (RS): k across.

Row 3: repeat row 1.

Row 4: Cast off first 6 (7, 7, 8) sts. K to end of row. 11 (12, 13, 14) sts remaining.

Step 4: Shape Opening

Row 1 (WS): k4(4, 5, 5), p4(5, 5, 6), k3.

Row 2 (RS): k across.

Repeat rows 1-2 2(3, 4, 5) more times.

Next row: k4(4, 5, 5), p4(5, 5, 6), k3. Cast on 6 (7, 7, 8) new sts at end of row - 17 (19, 20, 22) sts total.

Step 5: Second Side of Slipper

Row 1 (RS): k across.

Row 2 (WS): k4(4, 5, 5), then p to end of row.

Row 3: repeat row 1.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

Step 6: Second Bottom Half of Slipper

Knit 7 (9, 11, 13 rows).

Step 7: Cast Off

Step 8: Construction

Turn project to WS. Weave yarn through left edge of fabric and cinch gently to gather into toe; fasten with a knot.

Step 9: Construction (continued)

Fold fabric in half with WS facing out. Sew from top of toe gather, across sole and up heel; fasten off and weave in yarn ends. Turn slipper right side out.

Step 10: Wear and Enjoy!

If you'd like a downloadable PDF of the written instructions, please visit the Ravelry pattern page .

5 People Made This Project!

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32 Comments

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janesm36
janesm36

Question 5 weeks ago on Step 8

What does cinch gently into toe mean?

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gwenniepoo
gwenniepoo

5 weeks ago on Step 9

i am almost embarrassed to post what's been going on knitting these slippers, but i have to know what i'm doing wrong! instead of ending up with a u-shape, it's more of an s shape, which obviously can't be folded over to finish the slipper. where am i going wrong?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 5 weeks ago

My best guess would be there's one too few or one too many rows in the "shape opening" section. Make sure the row where you cast on at the end is made with the wrong side facing, and it should work!

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gwenniepoo
gwenniepoo

Reply 5 weeks ago

You are exactly right, guess i'm not quite good enough yet to watch tv and knit, lol! Thank you for your speedy reply, much appreciated :)

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mistyyates3
mistyyates3

6 months ago

Are these measurements for women's US size 9? If not, what are the modifications?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 6 months ago

Hi there! The second size listed (the first number in parentheses) is for US Women's Size 8-10. If you use those instructions, they should fit a size 9.

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elizaknits
elizaknits

Question 9 months ago

Is it necessary to purl or can I just do a knit stitch? I much prefer to just do the knit stitch and if the purling part is just for decoration I would like to know

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 9 months ago

For this pattern, yes you would have to purl. If the whole pattern were done in garter or stockinette stitch rather than alternating as the pattern shows, the sizing would not be correct.

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elizaknits
elizaknits

Reply 9 months ago

Ok, thanks!

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Jackieleslie90
Jackieleslie90

Question 10 months ago on Step 4

I’m very new to knitting. Excuse my stupid question
What are the numbers in brackets indicate
Tia

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Answer 10 months ago

That's a good question! The numbers in parentheses are for the four different sizes. They match up to Women's Small (Women's Medium, Men's Medium, Men's Large). Hope that helps!

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Katie1101
Katie1101

Question 11 months ago on Step 4

how do you cast on without making a loop by your needle after the cast on stitches??

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Ruthiepirz
Ruthiepirz

1 year ago on Step 2

I just finished the first “slipper.” As you can see in photos, it’s very small. Did I do something wrong? I followed instructions to a tee for women’s med fit?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Hmm, did you check your yarn gauge? You should have 2 stitches per inch width-wise. If this is not the case, you might want to use thicker yarn (make sure it is super bulky weight!) or bigger needles.

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Ruthiepirz
Ruthiepirz

Reply 1 year ago

Hi! Thanks for your reply! I just got super bulky yarn, so I’ll try them again with bigger yarn & needles! Lol

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Amyleed
Amyleed

1 year ago

Can you modify pattern for children sizes?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Hi there! You can certainly modify the pattern for children's sizes. The easiest way is to use thinner yarn and smaller needles, but follow the instructions for one of the adult sizes. It will involve some math and/or trial and error, because you'll get different results depending on your materials. I don't have a set pattern for children sizes right now. Good luck!

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dbuck2012
dbuck2012

Question 1 year ago on Step 10

I love this pattern and have knitted quite a few pairs. I would like to knit a larger pair so if I was to cast on 24 stitches can you tell me what the other numbers would be.

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Hi there! Let me talk to you through the math. If you take a look at the gauge, you can see that each stitch is about 1/2" long. You're adding 2 stitches, so 1" to the total length. Depending where you want that extra length to go, when you get to shaping the opening, put those two extra stitches into the front part of the slipper (so on SHAPE OPENING Row 1 (WS), k5, p8, k3) or if you'd rather have a larger opening, cast off an extra two stitches beforehand, or split one extra cast off stitch and one extra purl stitch on Row 1. Use the gauge for row height if you need your slipper wider, and you can put in an extra row or so if needed.