Not sure of how to get started with this pattern? Under the "Videos" tab at the top of the page you will find a list of how-to videos that can help to get you started - all our patterns have them!
And that's not all - our "Tips & Help" section is filled with lots of resources to get you started with any of our patterns - or with your own designs!
Browse our Video Library to find hundreds of how-to videos and have a closer look of our yarns; or visit our Lessons section for step by step tutorials! "Tips & Help" is also full of pattern inspiration, DROPS fans creations, and so much more! Just take a look here!
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here.
There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
For this pattern in British English, please click here.
The slipper is worked in one with a seam mid front and mid back, beg at the top of instep.
Cast on 4-5-4-6 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Delight. Work in stockinette st.
Inc in each side by casting on new sts at the end of every row as follows:
Right side seen from RS (towards heel): 3 sts 3 times, 4 sts 3 times, 9-11-13-15 sts 1 time.
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times, 1 st 3-4-4-3 times.
After all inc are done there are 58-62-66-72 sts on needle.
Continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 18-19-19-20 cm / 7”-7½”-7½”-8”, insert a marker in the piece = mid under foot.
Now work the other side of slipper with bind offs instead of cast ons.
Beg bind off when piece is the same length from marker as from last inc in each side and up to marker - NOTE! bind offs in right side beg when 3-4-5-5 bind offs have been done in the left side.
Bind off at beg of every row as follows:
Left side seen from RS (towards toe): 1 st 3-4-4-3 times, 3 sts 7-7-8-9 times.
Right side seen from RS (towards heel): 9-11-13-15 sts 1 time, 4 sts 3 times, 3 sts 3 times = 4-5-4-6 sts remain. Bind off.
Fold the slipper mid under foot and sew seam mid on top of foot (incl cast on and bind off edge).
Pick up approx. 55 to 60 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 around the opening at the top (it is important to pick up enough sts to avoid a tight edge). K 2 rows. Bind off.
Sew seam mid back in outermost sts. Make another slipper.
Place the slippers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at warm 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. Put on the slippers and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet.
At subsequent wash, wash the slippers cold at regular wool program.
Do you need some help?
For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.
All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.
Go to original pattern for design DROPS 147-18. If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section.