Last year for Christmas I bought adorable Buffalo slippers for both my son and little cousin. They were warm and fuzzy and super sweet. But alas they’re both a year older and quite a bit bigger, so something new is needed. I began by sifting through the millions of cute patterns on Ravelry, but none of them were really catching my eye. So I did what any other person would do. Measure the baby’s feet and have a go at it with some leftover yarn.
For those of you who are interested, this is the pattern. Please feel free to use it and pass it along, but don’t claim it as your own (not that anyone would)! Thanks!
This is written for a toddler who wears a size 9 shoe
Needle size: US 8 DPN’s
Yarn: Cascade 220 wool
Cast on 30 stitches to 1 needle
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 23 rows to equal 2 1/2″
With second needle pick up 13 stitches for back and with third needle pick up 28 stitches along other side.
**Do not join in the round; you will work both WS and RS rows**
You will begin with a WS row. Work in stockinette stitch (purl the WS and knit the RS) for 10 rows; that should equal to 1 inch. If you need it taller, continue to work until work is tall enough.
At desired length, knit 14 stitches, bind off next 14 stitches, bind off back 13 stitches, bind off 14 stitches on second side and then knit last 14 stitches.
Graft 14 stitches on both sides together.
Graft the front end together. It will look rectangular; that’s okay.
Pick any contrasting color yarn (I used some scraps from my MIL) and do I-cord until it measures a couple of inches. Graft the i-cord to the bottom side of slipper.
**to make I cord cast on 4 stitches to a DPN. With working yarn on the bottom, knit. When you reach the last stitch, take the needle with stitches and turn upside down so the yarn is on the bottom again; repeat.
Take white yarn and make eyes.
Voila! Hope this works out for everyone!