Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern

Baby slippers with pom pattern

Make your little one a pair of cotton baby slippers with a funky pom decoration for the warmer weather with this easy knitting pattern.

The pattern uses basic knitting stitches, including garter stitch and stocking stitch.

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pom baby slippers

Pom Baby Slippers Pattern

The pattern will also introduce you to shaping, through increases and decreases.

I used a lovely cotton from Rico design for the pattern in the colours pastel pink (02) and I used a DK yarn for the pom, some scraps I had left over.

I don’t use cotton for poms as they never turn out right, so better to use a different yarn, like acrylic or an acrylic/wool blend.

Baby girl slippers knitting pattern

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The baby girl slippers come in one size and are a really quick little project to knit. I made these in around an hour or two watching a movie.

This baby slipper pattern is simple for beginners and anyone who is learning how to knit

The garter stitch baby slippers will look awesome knit in any colour, with a fluffy pom on the toe.

Pom pom baby slippers pattern

Baby Slippers Pattern

Remember to use a wool/acrylic blend for the pom because cotton doesn’t make very good poms and they often fall apart.

If you have any yarn leftover in your stash that needs to be used, it will be perfect for these poms.

I added the ankle strap to the in the same colour but if you want to experiment you could make the strap in a different colour, to match the pom for example.

I also added simple clear buttons for the fastening, but cute buttons with an animal on etc would also look good.

Knitted baby girl slippers

Yield: Baby Slippers

Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern

Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern
Make your little one a pair of cotton baby slippers with a funky pom decoration for the warmer weather with this easy knitting pattern.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x ball of Rico cotton Aran in pastel pink (02)
  • Scraps of yarn for the pom – in a wool/acrylic blend.
  • Any medium weight yarn.


  • 4 mm (US 6) straight knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure


Make 2 slippers the same >

  • With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 13 sts
  • Knit 1 row
  • Inc 1 st at the beg of each row 8 times
  • K 4 rows in garter st
  • Dec – K1, K2tog, K row 8 times at the beg of each row.
  • Cast on 8 sts at the end of the next row (the back of the shoe)
  • Then inc 1 st every other row at the toe until there are 24 sts on the needle
  • Now cast off 13 sts at the back of the shoe, then inc 1 st at the toe, every other row 2 times.
  • K 5 rows
  • Dec 1 st at toe every other row – 3 times
  • K 2 rows
  • Cast on 13 sts at the back of the shoe
  • K 1 row
  • Dec – K1, K2tog, K to end of row
  • K 1 row
  • Dec – K1, K2tog, K to end of row
  • K 1 row
  • Cast off.

Making Up >

Knitted rolled edge of shoe >

Pick up and knit stitches around the top of the shoe


Work in st st for 4 rows

Cast off.

Finishing Up >

Weave in all ends along the work, not up to the side, as this will cause a bumpy edge.

Lay work out and gently steam.

Join the heel and the foot with a flat seam.

Roll over the top edge and stitch down the back seam with a single stitch to keep the rolled edge in position.

Pom Pom >

Make a small pom and attach to the front of each slipper. 

Ankle Strap >

  • With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 36 sts
  • K 2 rows
  • K 2 sts (buttonhole) YO, K2tog, K to end of row
  • K 2 rows
  • Cast off.
  • Sew strap to the back of the shoe.


Gauge >

6 sts / 6 rows in 1”

Size >

This pattern is to fit baby size 0-3 months.

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ing)

Dec – Decrease

GS – Garter stitch

Inc – Increase

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

St(s) = Stitch(es)

St St – Stocking stitch

YO – Yarn over

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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