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These fluffy little baby slippers will not only look awesome but will keep baby’s feet really warm. Made from a baby yarn called snuggly by Sirdar, they are soft and fluffy to touch.
Baby knitting is so much fun and when you make cute animal slippers like these knitted baby booties you will want to make more.
The baby slippers pattern below has full instructions on how to knit the slippers and the ears, which makes it a great pattern for any beginners.
All you need to know is basic knitting knowledge including the knit and purl stitches and how to increase and decrease.
I have included a list of knitting abbreviations and instructions on how to make up the finished booties.
The pattern is meant for babies aged between 0-3 months / 3-6 months / 6-9 months.
Sheep Baby Slippers Pattern
The sheep baby slippers pattern is easy to follow, making the booties flat on straight needles and decreasing to shape.
The ears are knit separately and can be a little bit fiddly, as the yarn used is fluffy, making the stitches hard to see at times.
I was really happy with the way this pattern worked out and the booties just feel so soft.
The pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a quick project and great for stash busting – any yarns you have leftover from other projects can be used up for baby slippers.
I have made baby slippers and baby socks using cotton and wool/acrylic blends.
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Sheep Baby Booties Pattern
1 = 0-3 months (the first size mentioned).
2 – 3-6 months (the second size in ().
3 – 6-9 months (the third size in ().
I used 1 ball of Sirdar snowflake in shade 630 Milky which is the white yarn. I also used some dark grey leftovers in Sirdar snowflake DK for the ears and the mouth/eyes.
You will need 1 x main colour (A) white
1 x alternate colour for the eyes/mouth/nose and ears – dark grey (or black)
1 pair x 4mm (US 6) straight knitting needles
Darning needle / tape measure / scissors
With 4mm (US 6) needles and Yarn A cast on 29 sts
Work 12 rows (10, 12) rows stocking stitch.
Next row – Knit 19 (22, 25) sts, turn
Next row – purl 9 (11, 13) sts, turn.
On 9 (11, 13) sts work 14 (14,16) rows in stocking stitch. Break yarn.
With right side of work facing, rejoin the yarn to the inside edge of the 10 (11,12) stitches and pick up and knit 7 (9, 11) sts along the side of the foot, knit across 9 (11, 13) sts on the needle, pick up and knit 7 (9, 11) sts along the other side of the foot, and finally knit across the remaining 10 (11,12) sts.
Work 7 (9, 11) rows of garter stitch, every row knit.
Shape The Foot
Row 1 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 15 (19, 23) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 15 (19, 23) sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
Row 2 – Knit
Row 3 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 13 (17, 21) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 13 (17, 21) sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
Row 4 – Knit
Row 5 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 11 (15, 19) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 11 (15, 19) sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
Row 6 – Cast off.
Ears – Make 4
With 4mm (US 6) needles, cast on 8sts and work 5 rows in stocking stitch.
Dec each end of next row
K2tog, K2tog, K2tog
Cut yarn and thread through the rem 3 sts and pull tight, stitch the ear closed leaving a tail to attach it to the bootie.
Before you start to sew the bootie together, stitch eyes/nose/mouth where you want with black or dark grey yarn.
Attach the ears – to the side of the head.
Weave in all ends along the bootie, not up the side, as this will cause a bumpy edge.
Join the heel and the foot with a flat seam.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
SKPO – Slip one, knit one
St(s) = Stitch(es)