Monkey Felted Slippers

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Monkey Felted Slippers

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These slippers are adorable button-eyed sock monkeys that keep feet warm and fun. An easy pattern to knit in three sizes spanning shoe size 5-10, kids of all ages will love these cozy slippers. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.

Sizes

S
(5/6) Approx 9" [ 23 cm ]
M
(7/8) Approx 9½" [ 24 cm ]
L
(9/10) Approx 11" [ 28 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $36.41

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
Finished foot length
(5/6) Approx 9" [ 23 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Natural Mix, 00229Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Aran, 00202Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast B

Classic Wool Worsted | Bright Red, 00230Edit Color
$8.49

Patons Pattern Book:

Monkey Around | Monkey Around, 500889Edit Version
$4.95

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 8/5mm
$5.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Variety of buttons for 4 eyes. Optional: Non-slip fabric for sole.

The materials for this project cost $36.41

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished foot length
S (5/6) Approx 9" [ 23 cm ]
M (7/8) Approx 9½" [ 24 cm ]
L (9/10) Approx 11" [ 28 cm ]

MATERIALS

Slippers
Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesSML 
Main Color (MC)
Natural Mix (00229)
111
Contrast A
Aran (00202)
111
Contrast B
Bright Red (00230)
111
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Variety of buttons for 4 eyes. Optional: Non-slip fabric for sole

GAUGE

19 sts and 25 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Beg at heel, with MC, cast on 4 sts.
Work 2 rows in stocking st and inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row twice more. 10 sts. Cont even for 3" [7.5 cm] in total, ending with a purl row.
Cast on 11 (12-13) sts beg next 2 rows. 32 (34-36) sts.

Cont even in stocking st until work from cast on row measures 4" [10 cm], ending with a purl row.
Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt row once more. 36 (38-40) sts.
Cast on 6 sts beg next 2 rows. 48 (50-52) sts. Place markers at each end of last row. Break MC.

With A, cont even in stocking st until work from last cast on row measures 2 (-5½)" [5 (9.5-14) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K0 (2-4). *K2tog. K6. Rep from * to end of row. 42 (44-46) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K0 (2-4). *K2tog. K5. Rep from * to end of row. 36 (38-40) sts.
5th row: K0 (2-4). *K2tog. K4. Rep from * to end of row. 30 (32-34) sts.
Break A.
With B, cont in same manner, dec 6 sts on every following alt row to 12 (14-16) sts. Break B, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts. Pull tightly.

Edging: Sew 2 heel side seams.
With RS of work facing and MC, beg at right marker, pick up and knit 46 sts along Slipper opening, ending at left marker.
Next row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. Break MC.
With A, rep last 2 rows once more. Cast off loosely.
Sew top seam.

Ears (make 4).
With A, cast on 6 (6-8) sts.
1st row: (WS). *Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * across. 12 (12-16) sts.
Knit 4 rows. Break A.
With 2 strands of MC, knit 6 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last row twice more.
Cast off rem 6 (6-8) sts.

FINISHING
Felt Slippers and Ears following “How To Felt” Instructions (see pages 56 and 57). Try on wet Slippers and shape to required measurements. Dry away from heat and direct sunlight. If desired, place paper wrapped in plastic inside Slippers to help shape them while drying. Sew on Ears. Sew on buttons for eyes.
Optional: Sew on non-slip sole.