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 .

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19 Discussions

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Ruthiepirz
Ruthiepirz

25 days 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 24 days 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 24 days 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

4 weeks ago

Can you modify pattern for children sizes?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 26 days 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 7 months 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 7 months 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.

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AnnN20
AnnN20

1 year ago

These look quick and easy. I'm wondering about the sewn seam which goes under the length of the sole and up the back of the heel. This doesn't seem the best place for a smooth slipper. Perhaps they could be sewn with a mattress stitch, which might be flatter?

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Amanda2020
Amanda2020

Reply 10 months ago

I stitch them with matching thread (doubled and stitched twice).

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

You can use whatever stitch you'd like! Since the bottom is made of a ridged garter stitch, I've never had a problem with the seam showing as long as it's not sewn too tight (that can make the seam stand out if it's a different tension).

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granny39
granny39

Question 11 months ago on Step 8

what does cinch mean?

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Answer 11 months ago

Cinch means to pull tight, so pull on the yarn to gather the edge and make it look like the second photo of Step 8 😊

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Dandeman321
Dandeman321

1 year ago

Are they slippery on wood/laminate floors??

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Yes, they are a little slippery, like slipper socks. You could always sew on a sole (I've used faux leather or suede for similar projects) or I've seen people use puff paint or silicone to add grip. Not sure how well that sticks to the yarn compared with regular socks though!

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shirleyhm32
shirleyhm32

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

I am knitting the cloud slippers and have a question regarding step 4. I completed R1 and R2 of step 4 and the next instruction is to repeat R1 and R2 5 more times. Is that a total of 5 additional rows, (repeating R1 three times and R2 two times) or a repeat of of the R1 and R2 pattern 5 times for a total of 10 rows (R1 five times and R2 five times)? Thank you

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Hi there! To repeat R1 through R2 5 more times, you would be adding 10 more rows. Hope that helps :)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

1 year ago

These look so soft and comfy :)

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knitandnot
knitandnot

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks! They really are nice and squishy :)