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Little Red Slippers

These knit mary janes are adorable for babies 3-18 months. Make them ruby red for the little diva in your life, from Patons!

Little Red Slippers


  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)\
    • (Red) 1 1 ball
  • Knitting needles: size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) or size needed to obtain tension.
  • 2 buttons.

To fit 3-6 mos (12-18 mos)

26 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

M2 = (Make 2 sts). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st.

The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Cast on 45 (55) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K21 (26). M2. K20 (25). Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 49 (59) sts.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K23 (28). M2. K22 (27). Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 53 (63) sts.
6th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K25 (30). M2. K24 (29). Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 57 (67) sts.
8th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K27 (32). M2. K26 (31). Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 61 (71) sts.
9th row: Knit.

Size 12-18 mos only: 10th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K34. M2. K33. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 75 sts.
11th row: Knit.

Both sizes: Work 8 rows even in stocking st ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape instep: 1st row: (RS). K35 (43). Sl1K. Turn. Leave rem sts onto spare needle.
2nd row: P2togtbl. P7 (9). P2tog. Sl1P. Turn.
3rd row: K2tog. K7 (9). Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1K. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2) time(s) more.
Next row: As 2nd row.
Next row: K2tog. K7 (9). Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Work 2 rows garter st (knit every row) across all sts.
Cast off knitways (WS).
Sew back and sole seam.
Strap: Cast on 5 sts and noting that first row is WS, work 1½ ins [4 cm] in garter st ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: K2. yfwd. K2tog (buttonhole). K1.
Knit 3 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K1. K2tog. 3 sts.
Next row: K3.
Next row: Sl1K. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.
Sew strap in position. Sew button to correspond to buttonhole.

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Have a query on pattern on 3-6 months size. 8th row finishes with total of 61 sts. Rows 10 and 11 only applicable to size 12-18 months finishing with a total of 75 sts. Shaping instep from 1st row through 2nd and 3rd and repeating last two rows are the problem as I have tried numerous attempts at this but do not have enough sts on fror the 3-6 months size. Hope you can advise if I am not reading the pattern correctly. Thank-you.


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