Monday, February 11, 2008

Munchkin Slippers Free Pattern



A few days ago, I mentioned a new project for yarn walnuts. Here it is. It is perfect for really small walnuts, as you play with 2 colors. There are no seams, and the slippers are knit in the round from the bottom up. It takes one evening for a pair. Once you've knit the first slipper, the second one will be a breeze. The result is just darling. I really like their whimsical spirit!Perfect for a newborn!( The pattern is sized for newborn.)
You can do what I do. For every pair of socks knit a pair of baby slippers for donation!


Munchkin Slippers


Materials: 2 walnuts of left over sock yarn. I am using left over
SockPixie Merino Sock yarn.
Needles: 2 16" US 1
Gauge: 7 1/2 sts/inch in garter stitch.


Cast on 5 stitches with one color. Knit a 2 inch i-cord.
Keep stitches on needle, turn work, and knit front and back of every stitch. You will have 10 stitches.
Split the stitches, 5 on each circular needle. Join round by transfering the 1rst stitch on right needle to left needle and the now second stitch on left needle over to right needle. Needle 1 holds the top of the foot. Needle 2 holds the bottom.
Knit 1 round, purl 1 round.

Increase the size of the foot by following the next 2 rows:
Increase round: K1f&b knit to last 2 stitches on needle, k1f&b, K1. Repeat on needle 2.
Next round:Purl
Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 13 stitches on each needle. Continue increasing on needle 1 only until you have 17 stitches, but do not increase any more on needle 2 (13 stitches), just knit even in garter.

Once increases are done, continue even in garter stitch until the foot measures 1 1/2" from the beginning of the foot (not counting i-cord.)
Finish with a knit row. Insert a piece of contrasting yarn through the stitches on needle 1.
Purl one round.

Work edge in st st for top of foot as follows:
Petal 1: K6, turn/ P6, turn/ K1,2TOG, SSK, K1, turn/Purl, turn/ K1, K2TOG, K1, turn/ purl,turn/ K3TOG, break yarn and stop section.
Petal 2: Reattach yarn, K5, turn/ K1, SL1, K2,Pass the slipped stitch over the 2 knit stitches, K1, turn/Purl, turn/ K1, K2TOG, K1, turn/Purl, turn/K3TOG, break yarn and stop section.
Petal 3: Proceed as for petal one.

With needle, pick up the 17 stitches held on the waste yarn, and with contrast yarn start knitting around in garter, starting with a knit round.
Knit a total of 10 rounds in garter stitch, Purl 2 tog at center of stitches on needle 2 during last purl row.

Shape heel as follows: Work on back stitches only.
R1: Knit to the last 2 stitches, wyif slip next stitch, bring yarn to back, turn
R2: Sl stitch, Bring yarn to the back, knit to the last 2 stitches, wyif slip next stitch, Bring yarn back, turn.

R3: Sl 1rst stitch, bring yarn to back, Knit to 1 stitch before the last wrapped stitch, wrap the stitch as above, turn.

R4
: Sl 1rst stitch, bring yarn to back, knit to 1 stitch before last wrapped stitch, wrap stitch as above, turn.

Repeat R3 and R4 until 4 stitches remain unwrapped at the center of your heel.

Continue shaping the heel as follows:

R1: Sl 1rst stitch, bring yarn back, knit to the wrapped stitch, knit the wrap together with the stich, and wrap the next stitch by wyif slipping the next stitch, bringing the yarn to the back turn.

R2
: Sl 1rst stitch, bring yarn back, knit to the wrapped stitch, knit stich an wrap together , wrap the next stitch by wyif slipping the next stitch, bringing the yarn to the back turn.

R3:Sl1 1rst stitch, bring yarn back, knit to the wrapped stitch, slip wrapped stitch to right needle, with left needle pick up the 2 wraps, and place the on the right needle. Slip the 2 wraps and the stitch back to the left needle, and knit the 3 together. Wrap next stitch as above, and turn.

R4: Sl1 1rst stitch, bring yarn back, knit to the wrapped stitch, slip wrapped stitch to right needle, with left needle pick up the 2 wraps, and place the on the right needle. Slip the 2 wraps and the stitch back to the left needle, and knit the 3 together. Wrap next stitch as above, and turn.

Repeat R3 and R4 until all stitches are consumed. The first and the last stitch on the needle will each have 1 wrap, which you will knit together on the first round of the rest of the slipper. Knit the rest of the round with B picking up the remaining wraps. You are now ready to continue the slipper.


Start knitting in the round again in garter stitch.

Knit in garter for 1 1/2". Knit in st st for 1/2". BO loosely.

Sew I-cord into a roll and attach it high up on body of slippers. Using the threads at the end of the petals attach them to the body of the slipper right above ridge number 3.
Weave in all ends. Make a second identical slipper.



This pattern is for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes. Copyright 2008, Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer.

14 comments:

Cinders said...

I love your pixie shoes. they'e so cute and the colour of the yarn in your previous post.

I'm going to tag you. write 5 facts about yourself and tag 5 bloggers then link back to me. have fun

Wool Winder said...

I like the curly toes!

Michaela said...

CUTE!!!

prairiegirl said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the cutest darned baby socks ever! I love pixies and fairies and so does my sister who's expecting. I am definately going to make a pair for my new little nephew or neice to be...

Thanks for the pattern!

Carol said...

Yet another stunning design! These are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

kawaii crafter said...

this is the best idea I've seen for baby booties in a long time

olive said...

So cute, but I don't have any kids, and my dog won't wear boots, so... I made them (with a few mods) in giant size for myself! Thanks for the pattern!

Anonymous said...

That is such an adorable little baby slipper! What a FANTASTIC & FUN way to use up some of that left-over sock yarn just sitting around waiting for someone to find something to do with it! I'm going to have to make some of these!

Andy

Ginger said...

What a cute idea to do with left over yarn so clever and just so sweet.Thumbs up for this pattern.
Love it!
hugs ginger

femkederoas said...

Any advice on sizing this pattern up a bit for a 6-month baby? Best places to increase - width of sole?

Tania said...

Hello This is the first time I have done this. I wanted to print off the pixie sox groovy but the pattern won't print. I get to next round purl on the first page. Help Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love these and I am trying to make them but I think that I am not following your directions correctly. My first question is this. When you begin to knit in the round with the green are you supposed to have the yard draped across the back? Here is how I am doing it. I get to the point where I am on my round needle and I knit the five stitches on the left needle and then all the stitches are on the right, I then slide them to the other side so they are all on the left needle and knit the five stitches that started on my right needle (or needle 2) if you continue this way to knit in a round your yarn is draped in the back of the project and by the time you get to the petals you have a mess of yarn in the back. I feel this is wrong but this is how I know to knit in the round. Hopefully you'll be able to help.
Also, when I get to the petals you drop the 17 stitches on the different colored yarn so you only have 13 stitches now but if I am reading the pattern correctly that only makes two petals and then I have two stitches left over. These are SO cute and I would LOVE to get this right... please help.

Thank you,
Lisa

SockPixie said...

Dear Lisa,

I am not sure what to tell you. You should be using either 2 circular needles, one long one, ora set of double pointed needles for these slippers. You should not end up with lots of yarns in the back.
I suggest you write to me through the contact me page of the sockpixie website, ot through Ravelry, and then it might be easier for me to help.
Caroline

Steph said...

I've got a bag filled with walnuts, and my husband has razzed me quite a bit about saving them since I had no plans for them at all. So THANK YOU! I can now say "HA HA, SUCKER" to him. :)