You could knit simple, plain slippers… but why not have some fun instead? Check out these unusual knitting patterns for slippers
Knitting patterns for slippers always make me think of my late father. Before he passed 4 years ago, I used to make Dad slippers for Christmas every year. This was necessary because my dad loved them so much he would wear them out! It was also, of course, an easy way for me to have his Christmas gift covered every year.
My experience with my dad taught me that slippers are never, ever turned down as gifts! I made him the simplest of slippers, but a friend at my knitting group gave me the idea for fun and unusual knitting patterns for slippers. I wish I could remember what she suggested, but I immediately said “hold everything!” and wrote a note to myself for later.
Today I’m finally following through and putting together this collection of the most unique and fun free knitting patterns for slippers available online. You’ll find everything here from animal slippers to superhero slippers and everything in between!
Free & Fun Knitting Patterns for Slippers
Pet Pal Bunny Slippers: Bunny slippers are always a favorite, and these are the cutest bunny slippers I found.
Union Jack Slippers: Whether you’re a UK native or just an anglophile, you’ll love this ode to United Kingdom’s flag.
Lion Slippers: These fuzzy-maned slippers are pure delight.
Wild West Puffin Slipper Socks with Fringe: These are fairly simple slippers made fanciful with the addition of a little bit of fringe, for some wild west flair.
Ballerina Slippers: A lot of “ballerina slipper” patterns exist online, but these lace up like real ballerina slippers, so they receive a prized spot in this collection.
Kid’s Elf Slippers: What could be cuter than these elfin slippers for children?
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Slippers: The name speaks for itself, really. The perfect Christmastime slipper!
Aquaman Slippers: The first of two superhero-inspired slippers feature the colors and flair of the lesser-known but still beloved superhero Aquaman.
Wonder Woman Slippers: And here’s the superheroine who needs no introduction, with her own inspired slippers from the same blogger as above!
Monkey Felted Slippers: Styled like sock monkeys, these adorable slippers are knitted in wool and then felted for added durability.
Despicable Me Minion Slippers: Minion-inspired knitting patterns are ubiquitous online now, and if you have a loved one who’s Minion-mad, these slippers would make the perfect gift.
Dr. Who Tardis Slippers: If you remember the mug and teapot cozy patterns I posted a few weeks ago, you might remember the Tardis-inspired patterns there. Dr. Who continues to be very popular in the world of knitting patterns!
Animal Slippers: This is two knitting patterns in one: with one variation you can make bear slippers; with the other, you can make bunny slippers.
Cuddliest Kitty Slippers: These slippers are aptly named; they really do look adorable and cuddly!
Brainy Slippers: Now these are creative! If you have a super-smart friend (or maybe a brain surgeon in the family!), these slippers would be a fun gift.
Rabid Rabbit Slippers: For someone who would prefer a bit more bite to their bunny slippers (pun very much intended!) try these hilarious slippers.
Chaussons Hedwige Slippers: This pattern is in both English and French, and they’re so appealing to me because they look like a pair of fuzzy winter boots. Maybe I should knit a pair. Then I could sew on soles and wear them outside. (Which would be disastrous, truthfully, but never mind!)
British Sheep Slippers: Not just sheep. BRITISH sheep. They’re so cute!
Felted Duck Slippers: Not slippers in the shape of ducks, but slippers in the shape of duck feet! These are so much fun.
I hope you enjoyed this whimsical collection of free knitting patterns for slippers. What would you like to knit?