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Little Red Riding Slippers by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS slippers with cables in ”Eskimo”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-479
Yarn group E
US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10
EU: 35/37 - 38/39 – 40/42
Foot length: 22-24-26 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"

DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
300 g for all sizes in color no 08, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 6 mm / US 10 - or size needed to get 13 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 536: 6 pieces for all sizes

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

See diagram A.1. Diagram shows pattern seen from RS.


Cast on 36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above - until piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½'', finish after 1 round P.

Now keep the first 9-11-11 sts on the round on the needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 sts on 1 stitch holder. Continue in garter st back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row cast on 1 new st in each side (edge st) = 11-13-13 sts. When piece measures 7-8.5-10 cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/4"-4'', bind off 1 edge st in each side = 9-11-11 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge st) = 60-66-72 sts on needle.
Now measure piece from here. Insert 1 marker mid front of toe and 1 marker mid back on heel.
Continue in the round in garter st.
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round) continue dec until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2"-2"-2½" – bind off. Sew tog seam mid under foot in outermost st to avoid a chunky seam.

Cast on 22 sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work 1 ridge in garter st, on last row inc 6 sts evenly = 28 sts. Work according to A.1 (= 28 sts) until piece measures approx. 32-33-35 cm / 12½"-13"-13 3/4", on last row dec 3 sts over every cable in A.1 = 22 sts.
Work 1 ridge in garter st and bind off. Place cast-on edge over bind-off edge and sew on 3 buttons for decoration through the leg. Pull leg 2 cm / 3/4'' down on foot with buttons on the outside of slipper and sew leg to cast-on edge on slipper from WS with invisible stitches.

Knit another slipper the same way, make sure that the leg opening is in the opposite side.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle

Comments (325)

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Audrey 11.09.2018 - 19:22:

Hi there! Thanks for the cool pattern. My question concerns picking up stitches. I knitted 4” for the middle section and don’t have enough fabric to pick up 16 stitches on either side of this section. Should I continue in garter until I have 16 ‘bumps’ on the edge? Thank you!

DROPS Design 12.09.2018 kl. 07:30:

Dear Audrey, the middle piece should measure 4", if you work more rows, piece will be longer and slippers may not match. Try to work somewhat more tight or pick up sts evenly between ridges to get the right measurements and correct number of sts. Happy knitting!

Diane 10.07.2018 - 06:00:

My \"adopted daughter\" is 6 feet tall with shoe size 13. She has the hardest time finding shoes and slippers. She found these on Pinterest and loved them. Can you tell me how many stitches I would need to add for the heel to toe rows?

DROPS Design 10.07.2018 kl. 08:57:

Dear Diane, this pattern is only available to size 10 (foot length 10 1/4"), we are unfortunately not able to adjust every single pattern to every individual request. You are welcome to contact your DROPS store or any knitting forum for any further individual assistance. Happy knitting!

Amy 27.05.2018 - 09:52:

Sorry. I guess I still don\'t quite get it. Can you show/video exactly how to start?

DROPS Design 28.05.2018 kl. 09:28:

Dear Amy, this shows how to knit and assembly these slippers. Happy knitting!

Amber 22.03.2018 - 00:24:

I've been in love with this pattern for over a year and have never had the guts to try it. Now I'm back to see them again. I dream about these slippers!!! I purchased double pointed needles, but I also have circular needles in the same size needed for this pattern. I am inexperienced with the double point needles, but am well acquainted with the circular needles. Are the circular needles an option for this pattern? Thank you so much for your response in advance.

DROPS Design 06.04.2018 kl. 09:28:

Dear Amber, you can use the circular needle working in the round using the technnique of magic loop or learn to use the double pointed needles with the help of our videos, as in the video to these slippers. Happy knitting!

Lily Reid 21.03.2018 - 06:54:

Could you please tell me approximately what ply Eskimo is?

DROPS Design 21.03.2018 kl. 09:29:

Dear Mrs Reid, please find all relevant informations about Eskimo on its shadecard. Happy knitting!

John 12.03.2018 - 18:24:

Hi I love the pattern, any chance of a video how-to, or a simplified pattern?

DROPS Design 13.03.2018 kl. 10:12:

Dear John, you will find here a video showing how to work these slippers. Remember to read the pattern at the same time watching the video. Happy knitting!

Donna 24.02.2018 - 00:57:

What weight is this yarn

DROPS Design 24.02.2018 kl. 23:44:

Dear Donna, for this pattern, we use DROPS Eskimo yarn, which has about 50 meters in a 50 gramm skein, and knits up to about 11 stitches x 15 rows for 10 cm x 10 cm. That would but it into the chunky/ bluky category. Since everone knits differently, please always make a trial piece - a swatch- and check your gauge, and adjust accordingly. Happy Crafting!

Amy 03.01.2018 - 16:15:

One more question.... I wear a US size 11/12 womens shoe. How many stitches do I cast on for my big foot? Is there a formula I can use for various shoe sizes? Thanks.

DROPS Design 04.01.2018 kl. 08:05:

Hi Amy, US size 11/12 is 42-43 in Euro size so you will need to cast on two more stitches than in size 40/42 to fit your size. Happy knitting!

Amy 03.01.2018 - 16:10:

1. I've watched the video for the Little Red Riding Hood Slippers, but it starts after you have a circle. Can you show how to start this pattern from the beginning? 2. I have 2 straight double-sided needles, but it looks like you're using 4 on the video. Do I need to get some more? 3. Can you explain what this means in the foot pattern: Continue in garter st back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts - AT THE SAME TIME? Thank you.

DROPS Design 04.01.2018 kl. 08:11:

Hi Amy, Yes you need four or five double sided needles to work in the round, then divide the stitches onto the 3/4 needles and use the last needle to work with. When working the foot, you work back and forth over the stitches in garter stitch and (at the same time) on the first row you increase 1 new stitch in each side for edge stitches. We use AT THE SAME TIME in our patterns when things need to be worked concurrently. Hope this helps and happy knitting!

Cynthia 17.10.2017 - 02:14:

Hi. I was wondering how many skeins does it take to make these in size 6-8? I'll be buying my yarn at Michaels', so I'll need to know how many skeins to buy per pair. One, as a gift for a sister, 1 for a longtime friends' wife, & a pair for myself. In the Red. So excited to learn this pattern

DROPS Design 17.10.2017 kl. 09:45:

Dear Cynthia, you will find required amount of yarn under tab "Materials", your DROPS store in your country will be able to assist you if required, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

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