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Wool Baby Slippers

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Featured Knitting Pattern

Looking for an adorable last-minute baby gift and handmade keepsake? Or a little pair of knit shoes to go with all of baby’s outfits? Knit up these cute and cozy little wool baby slippers. I have made thousands of these over the years. They work up quickly on two needles in a simple garter stitch with worsted weight wool (medium 4) and US 6 (4mm) needles. After sewing a simple seam they are lightly felted/fulled when washing to get the perfect little baby foot shape. This also makes them extra soft and cozy, and because they’re made with wool they are super breathable, they can be worn with or without socks. Make them your new go-to gift for baby showers. Match them to a knit baby sweater, romper or hat and make it a gift set. Instructions are written for 4 sizes ranging from 0-18 months. Find the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.

Video Tutorials

I’ve had a few people ask for video tutorials on how to sew the seam so here it is (no sound). I also created one on washing and shaping the slippers into the perfect little baby foot shape. I plan an adding more soon to show how I add extra knit details and felted embellishments to make some of the variations below. Subscribe to my channel to see them as soon as they are available.


Tacos and Hot Dogs

I love these little shoes, there is so much detail that goes into them. You can get the full pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. The tacos have a shell that appears to wrap around the shoe. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and shredded cheese of course, these are so much fun. The pattern comes with instructions for creating the hot dog variation with a bun instead of the shell, mustard and ketchup for the toppings.

More Variation Tutorials coming soon…

Here are a few of more variations that I’ve made. You can see them all in my Etsy shop. The wool is the perfect back drop for the fun needle felted details. The most recent are my little strawberry booties, green leaves are knit right onto the rim and white seeds are felted in place. I love the contrast of the dark berry red and bright white. I will be posting more patterns and tutorials about adding embellishments and re-creating some of these designs and more soon. I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own variation. Please check back or sign up for my monthly newsletter to stay in the loop with the latest posts.

Happy Knitting!