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Knitted Mary Jane Anklets Slippers

This knitting pattern shows you how to knit adult sized Mary Jane anklet slippers. The slippers are worked flat in two pieces, top and bottom, then seamed along the side.

by Shellie Wilson

What you need

one ball each of two colors of worsted/8 ply yarn (color A and color B)
pair of size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles
two small buttons

Instructions

Knitting the Bottom of the Foot

Cast on 10 stitches in Color A.

Purl 1 row.

Kfb, knit across, kfb in the last stitch. 12 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

Change to Color B. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Kfb, knit across, end kfb. 14 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

Change back to Color A and, changing colors every 5th row, work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 10 inches (25.5 cm) or the desired length of the foot, ending with a purl row.

*K1, k2tog. Repeat from * across. 7 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

*k2tog. Repeat from * across, ending k1. 4 stitches.

Bind off.

Knitting the Slipper Top

With Color A, cast on 12 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

Knit in the front and back of the first stitch, knit across, kfb in the last stitch. 14 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

Change to Color B. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Kfb, knit across, end kfb. 16 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

Change back to Color A and, changing colors every fifth row, work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 4 inches (10 cm) from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.

Knit 6, bind off 4. Join new yarn and knit 6. The first 6 stitches should be placed on a stitch holder or spare needle while just these 6 stitches are worked.

Keeping in stripe pattern, work until this piece measure 8 inches (20 cm) from beginning, ending with a wrong side row. Cut yarn and place these stitches on a holder.

Beginning with a purl row, rejoin yarn to the other 6 stitches. Keeping in stripe pattern, work until this piece measure 8 inches (20 cm) from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.

K6, cast on 4, k6 held stitches. 16 stitches.

Work in Stockinette Stitch for 9 rows, ending with a wrong side row.

*K1, k2tog. Repeat from * across. 8 stitches.

Purl 1 row.

*k2tog. Repeat from * across. 4 stitches.

Bind off.

Knitting the Strap

Using whichever color you prefer, cast on 6 stitches.

Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece is 5 inches (12.75 cm) long, ending with a wrong side row.

K2, yo, k2tog, k2.

Work 3 rows in Stockinette.

K2tog 3 times. 3 stitches.

P3 tog.

Cut yarn and fasten up.

Finishing

Sew the top to the bottom, with wrong sides together, using back stitch.

Sew the cast on edge of the strap about 2 inches (5 cm) from the beginning of the opening for the foot.

Sew a button on the opposite side in line with the strap.

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