Easter Chick Slippers Pattern (+ Loop Stitch Tutorial)

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These Easter chick slippers are a great project to make and give as a gift.

I raided my yarn stash and found two balls of yellow yarn that had probably been there for this project since last Easter.

A perfect Easter gift for your niece or nephew.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF in my shop here.

knitted easter chick slippers

The yarn that I used

I used 100% acrylic yarn (Delfino) for 1 euro each in a local yarn store in Corfu, Greece.

Any medium yarn you want will work for these slippers, whether you want to use acrylic, cotton, or soft merino baby yarn.

The easter chick slippers shape with loop stitches
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Which Knitting Needles Do I use?

For baby slippers, I recommend using size 3.75 mm (US 5) or 4 mm (US 6) needles with a yarn suitable for those needles (4-Ply or DK yarn).

I used larger needles, 5.5 mm (US 9), as I made these slippers for a little girl I know in my village, who is 4 years old.

If you make them for an older child, you can make a sole from felt to stitch onto the bottom so they can walk around without ruining the knitted sole.

Easter chick slippers free knitting pattern

How To Knit The The Loop Stitch

You create the loop stitch wherever you see ML in the pattern.

If you are unsure how to do this stitch, it is easy once you know it!

I have added a video tutorial for this stitch to help you.

You can view the loop stitch video tutorial on my YouTube channel here.

Easter Chick Slippers Pattern

These Easter chick slippers will probably get lots of attention on social media, and I bet the kids will love them!

The kid’s slipper pattern is easy to follow, knit flat on straight needles, and seamed.

This pattern is great for beginners learning how to knit, as it is a great project for practicing garter stitch and how to create loops.

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

Skill Level – Easy

Notes

*Please note* – Go up or down a size depending on the size slipper you want to make – for example, for a baby 0-3 months or 3-6 months, you would want to use size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles paired with a suitable yarn (like 4 ply) for that size of the knitting needle.

You will need to know how to knit the loop stitch for this pattern.

It’s really easy once you know how take a look at the video tutorial.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Size Information

  • Use 5.5 mm (US 9) needles for a 3-4 year old child.
  • For a baby 0-3 months or 3-6 months, you would want to use size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles paired with a suitable yarn (like 4 ply) for that size of the knitting needle.

Gauge -17.5 sts in 22 rows in 10 x 10cm/4 x 4 inches.

Easter chick slippers knitted in yellow yarn

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • For the slippers, I used 2 x 50g balls of Delfino yarn 100% acrylic in yellow, suitable for 5.5 mm (US 9) needles.
  • The slippers were nearly done with one ball but I needed extra for the ankle straps and heads.
  • Any medium yarn (DK or worsted) will be ok to use.

Needles

  • Pair of 5.5 mm (US 9) straight knitting needles

Notions

  • Stitch holder.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.

Other Materials

  • Polyfill toy stuffing.
  • Felt – I used scraps of orange for the beak, brown and white for the eyes and stitched them on with black thread.
  • Button for ankle strap fastening.
easter chick slippers knit in yellow yarn

Abbreviations

  • alt – alternate
  • beg – beginning
  • dec – decrease
  • inc – increase
  • ins – inches
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • psso – pass slipped stitch over top
  • rep – repeat
  • sl – slip st
  • st – stitch / sts – stitches
  • st st – stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl)
  • tbl – through the back of the loop
  • k2tog – knit two stitches together
  • yb – yarn back
  • yf – yarn forward
  • yfon – yarn forward over needle
  • ML – make loops
easter chick knitting pattern

Pattern Instructions

Both slippers are the same – make 2 pieces.

Foot >

  1. Cast on 11 sts
  2. Row 1: Knit 1 row
  3. Row 2: K1, ML into each stitch to last stitch, K1
  4. Rep the last two rows twice more.
  5. Work 9 rows in st st, starting with a knit row, then rep row 2 again. Break yarn and slip those stitches onto a holder.

Sides and Sole >

  1. Cast on 13 sts and with the right side of foot piece facing, pick up and knit 11 sts up right-hand side of foot piece.
  2. Then knit across the 11 sts on the stitch holder, then pick up and knit 11 sts down left-hand side.
  3. Row 2: Cast on 13 sts and knit 1 row.
  4. Row 3: Then work across all 59 sts on the needle as follows: K1, ML into each st to last st, K1
  5. Row 4: Knit
  6. Row 5: K1, ML into each st to last st, K1
  7. Repeat the last 2 rows once more.
  8. Row 8: K24, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K24
  9. Row 9: K1, ML into next 22 sts, K2tog, ML into next 7 sts, K2tog, ML into next 22sts, K1
  10. Row 10: K3, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K2, K3tog, K2, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K3
  11. Row 11: K1, ML into each st to last st, K1
  12. Row 12: K2tog, K3, K2tog, K15, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K15, K2tog, K3, K2tog
  13. Row 13: Purl
  14. Row 14: K2tog, K2, K2tog, K10, (K2tog, K1) 4 times, K9, K2tog, K2, K2tog
  15. Row 15: Purl
  16. Cast off.

The Head >

  1. Cast on 10 sts
  2. Row 1: Knit
  3. (Work 5 rows) -> Knit in st st for 5 rows and inc 1 st at each end of the first row and each following alt row.
  4. (Work 5 rows) -> Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt row.
  5. Knit 1 row
  6. Cast off.

Ankle Strap >

  1. Cast on 38 sts
  2. Row 1: Knit
  3. Row 2: Purl
  4. Row 3: K3, YFON, K2tog, Knit to end. (This creates a buttonhole)
  5. Row 4: Purl
  6. Cast off.
Easter chick slipper ankle strap

Making Up >

Slipper

Fold the foot at the center of the cast-off edge and using mattress stitch join the seam along the sole and up the back of the heel.

Sew in any loose ends.

Head

Run a drawstring around the edge of the head and pull tight, stuff with toy stuffing, and stitch closed.

Sew the head to the st st patch on the top of the slipper. Attach the eyes and beak from felt and make sure they are sewn on securely.

Ankle Strap

Sew on a button to the ankle strap and stitch to the back of the slipper as you can see in the photographs.

Easter chick slippers made from yellow yarn

Could you share your work with us?

I love seeing your finished projects.

If you enjoyed making the slippers, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

Happy Knitting!

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