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Baby Slippers – Mary Janes

This free knitting pattern shows you how to knit a pair of Mary Jane slippers for a baby.

Baby Slippers – Mary Janes

What you need

1 20g ball of 4 ply snugly Double knitting wool
Embroidery Thread
2 Small buttons
Size 5 (3.75mm) Needles



Instructions

Measurements: Newborn-6months

Tension: 13sts to 2 inch (5cm) measures over st.st

Begin with the sole.

Cast on 15sts.

1st Row: INC. in 1 st , K1 INC next st,K. to 2nd last st. Inc in next st, K.1.

2nd Row: K

Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times(25sts)

K.4 rows

Next Row :k.2 tog, K, to last 2 sts. K.2tog

Next Row: K

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more. (15sts)

This completes the sole. (Do not cast off, continue with the upper section).

Begin Upper:

1st Row: Cast on 9sts for heel. K to last 2 sts. Inc in next st, K1 (25sts)

2nd Row: K
3rd Row: K. to last 2 sts, inc in next st K.1
4th Row: K. (26sts)

Repeat 3rd and 4th rows 3 times more. (29sts)

Next Row: Cast of 16 sts. K to end.
K 11 rows on these 13 sts. For center front.

Next Row: Cast on 9sts, K, to last 2 sts, K.2 Tog.
Next Row: K
Next Row: K to last 2 sts, K.2 Tog
Next Row: K
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more (25sts)
Cast off

Work a second slipper in the same way.

Straps

Cast on 30 sts K 2 rows

Buttonhole row: K2 cast off 1st. K. to end.
Next row: K to cast off st, inc in next st, K to end.
K. 1 row
Cast off.

To make up these knitted Mary Jane slippers:

Fold in half on wrong side and seam cast on and cast off edges together for side of foot. Seam around shaped front, easing in any fullness on the upper seam. Seam heel section in place after joining short center back seam.

Sew strap to center back for several stitches to each side of center. Sew button on strap to match buttonhole. Embroider design on front or trim with ribbon bow.

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Comments

  1. Jacksnana says:

    These are gorgeous but as others have said, the math is so wrong….
    It would be good if it was rectified…

    Jean asked:
    *I am now struggling with the section when you cast on 9 st. I now have 22 st on the needle. Decreasing 1 st for 5 rows leaves 17 st (directions say I should have 25st. What is wrong? Can you please help me!. *

    I think it means to knit 2 together at one end and increase at the other end…that is what I did and it seems to have worked…

  2. I love this slipper but had some problems. After casting on 15 stitches the directions say “INC. in 1 st” which I finally figured out was not a certain stitch.
    So I think the directions would be more clear if those words were not included.

    Also on page 3 of my printed copy, after knitting the 3rd and 4th row 3 more times (29) st
    on the next row it says to “cast of” 16 st. K to end. It should read cast “off” 16 st. K to end. T

    I am now struggling with the section when you cast on 9 st. I now have 22 st on the needle. Decreasing 1 st for 5 rows leaves 17 st (directions say I should have 25st. What is wrong? Can you please help me!.

    Jean
    jgpeer@hotmail.com

  3. belledanseuse says:

    It was a little difficult because the math (at the end) is a little off. 22 – 5 = 17. not 15. I had to add 2 more rows. Other than that, the pattern is easy and cute.

  4. Very cute and easy to make. Thank you.

  5. These are so sweet. I ended up halving the pattern so i could use a thicker yarn for a smaller baby.

  6. It would be helpful if the pattern said how many yards of yarn so we could substitute a different fiber, but the booties are adorable.

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