Tutorial: the Cody Slipper

H4 pattern numero uno: the Cody Slipper. {The Cody Slipper}

The Cody Slipper

This basic slipper is knit with any chunky yarn.  It is an easy and quick pattern that will make the kid of any age (including my 30 year old brother, Cody) want to throw them on and find the nearest tile to slide around.

The Cody Slipper


Needles: Size 9

Yarn: 1-2 skeins of Lion Brand chunky yarn. (The acrylic in this case actually holds up better and is easily thrown in the washer when they get stinky.)

Measuring tape


Row: Cast on 36 stitches. (This is for an adult-sized slipper. If you want a kid’s slipper, adjust the cast on and formula.) Knit until the piece is 4.5 inches wide.

Row: Cast off 8 stitches, knit to the end of the row. You will now have 28 stitches.

Row: Cast off 8 stitches, knit to the end of the row. You will now have 20 stitches. Continue knitting until piece is the appropriate number of inches tall. Use this guide to determine the number of inches for the corresponding shoe size:

The Cody Slipper

When knitting slippers for Cody, I knit 11 inches. Then:

Row:  Knit every two stitches together, leaving 10 stitches

Row:  Knit

Row:  Knit first two stitches together, knit 6, knit last two stitches together. You will now have 8 stitches.

Row: Knit 1, Purl 1 for entire row. Repeat for 5 rows.

Leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn, cut your yarn and using a darning needle pull remaining stitches on tail. Pull and the stitches will come together to form the toe of the slipper. Fold remaining slipper in half and sew using a mattress stitch up the middle of the slipper until desired hole is created for foot. Repeat stitches up the back of the slipper. Weave in ends.

Repeat for second slipper. Pom poms optional! And if you make them, email me a photo.

Knit + slide,


4 Replies to “Tutorial: the Cody Slipper”

  1. When you say adjust the cast on and formula for a kids slipper – where do I find that formula ? Awesome slippers – I will be trying these!! Best pattern out !!! Thank you so much for posting it !!

  2. Dear Kelli ,
    Thank – you so much for responding back so fast ! I would like to know the Cast On amount for a 2-4 year old with a 5.5-6″ foot length. I would also need a Cast On Amount for a 5-7 year old with a 6-7’5 length foot , and one more Cast On amount for an adult woman size 8-11″ foot length 9.5 10.5″ length! I hope that’s not too much to ask ! As you can see , I plan on making quite a few of these! I visited many sites but I found yours to be the best !! Can’t wait to make them ! Thanks again!
    God Bless,
    Mimi ?
    Sent from my iPad

  3. Thank you so much Kelli for you hard work in figuring out the different sizes of slippers for me!! I can’t wait to start making them!! God bless

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