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Worked back and forth in one piece and sewn tog mid back and mid on top of foot when finished.
If you want slippers with stripes, work 2 rows gray and 2 rows light gray alternately.
Cast on 58-60-62-66-70 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with denim blue or gray. Insert a marker in middle of sts on the row. K 1 row. Work next row as follows: * K until 1 st remains before marker, make 1 YO, K 2 sts and make 1 more YO, K the rest of row. P next row with 2 K sts in each side - P YOs twisted to avoid holes (i.e. work in back loop of st) *. Repeat from *-* 1 more time = 62-64-66-70-74 sts. Continue in stockinette st but K the first and last 2 sts in each side on every row. When piece measures approx. 12-13-14-15-15 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½"-6"-6" (adjust so that next row is worked from RS), K the first 9 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (for button strap), then bind off the next 2-2-2-3-3 sts, work the rest of row. Turn piece and bind off the first 11-11-11-12-12 sts = 40-42-44-46-50 sts remain on needle. Continue in stockinette st until finished measurements – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at the beg of every row 3 times in each side = 34-36-38-40-44 sts. When piece measures 24-27-29-31-34 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"-13 3/8" in total, K2 tog across. Work 1 row without dec, then K2 tog across again = 9-9-10-10-11 sts remain. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog.
Slip the 9 sts from stitch holder back on needle size 5 mm / US 8.
K back and forth (= garter st) until strap measures 11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4½"-4 3/4"-5"-5½"-6"- (on slipper with stripes work the whole button strap in gray). Now bind off the middle 3 sts for button hole. On next row cast on 3 new sts over the bound off sts. Then dec at the end of every row by K 2 last sts on row tog until only 3 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Work as right slipper until piece measures 12-13-14-15-15 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½"-6"-6". Work next row as follows: bind off the first 11-11-11-12-12 sts, work the rest of row. Turn, work the first 9 sts and then slip them on a stitch holder, bind off the next 2-2-2-3-3 sts = 40-42-44-46-50 sts remain on needle. Continue as on right slipper.
Cast on 6-6-7-7-8 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with denim blue or gray. K back and forth - AT THE SAME TIME on second row, K the last 2 sts tog. Repeat dec at the end of every other row until all sts have been dec (i.e dec only in one side). Work 2 ears for each slipper.
Fold the slipper double and sew tog mid back and mid on top on foot – sew edge to edge in front loop of outermost st to avoid a chunky seam. Sew ears on top of foot – fasten in the side on ears where sts were dec.
Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the slippers to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the slippers at regular wool program.
Sew on a red mouth and black eyes, nose and antennas as on picture.
Sew on 1 button on each slipper so that they fit the button holes. Try the slipper on to ensure the correct width around the ankle.