Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern {With Pom Poms}


In this post, you will see a baby slippers knitting pattern.

Make your little one a pair of cotton baby shoes with an ankle strap and pom pom decoration for the warmer weather with this easy knitting pattern.

If you are learning how to knit, baby knitting patterns are great to start with before you move on to more complicated patterns that include cables and other advanced techniques. 

Baby slippers with pom pattern

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off and knit and purl stitches.

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It will also introduce you to shaping, through simple increases and decreases.

You will also need to know how to seam, as the bunny is made in different pieces that are sewn together.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Baby slippers knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used

I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran (50g/85m/93yds) for the slippers in the colour Pink (08).

It does on occasion split when you knit, like most cotton but you can fix it and make it look neat with a little patience.

This is a medium weight yarn 04, you can use double knitting yarn also for this project.

For the pom poms I used scraps of acrylic DK yarn in grey.

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

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Pom pom baby slippers pattern

More Baby Knitting Patterns

You may also be interested in these baby knits which are also made from 100% cotton:

Knitted baby girl slippers

Baby Slippers Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.


The baby slippers knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

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

Gauge – 18 sts and 24 rows in 4×4 inches / 10x10cm

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Baby slippers with pom pattern

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • Dec – Decrease (K2tog)
  • GS – Garter stitch
  • Inc – Increase (KFB)
  • K = Knit
  • KFB – knit into the front and back of the stitch
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St – Stockingette stitch
  • YO – Yarn over


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.
  • 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.
  • Purl row.
  • 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.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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