Karma Slippers

Four pairs of slippers in one pattern! Use the base slipper pattern to make a pair for a child or an adult, and use any of the embellishment techniques to turn simple slippers into cute bunny slippers, beaded flower slippers, or fuzzy flower slippers.

Designer Shelley Gerber
Finished Size About 6 (7½, 8¼)" from back of heel to tip of toe, to fit a child under 10 (child 10+ years and women’s U.S. shoe sizes 5–7, women’s U.S. shoe sizes 8–10). Note: Child’s larger size and adult’s smaller size are the same size. Beaded slippers shown in 6" length, fuzzy flower and bunny slippers shown in 7½" length, and beaded flower slippers shown in 8¼" length.
Yarn Main slipper ShibuiKnits Highland Wool Alpaca (80% wool, 20% alpaca; 246 yd [225 m]/250 g): #220 peony (beaded and fuzzy flower slippers) or #229 mulberry (bunny and beaded flower slippers), 1 skein.
Edging for beaded slipper ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK (100% baby alpaca; 255 yd [233 m]/100 g): #1675 pagoda (orange), 1 skein.
Embellishments Beaded flower ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK (100% baby alpaca; 255 yd [233 m]/100 g): #7501 ivory (MC), 1 skein, and ShibuiKnits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yd [302 m]/25 g): #7495 wasabi (CC), 1 skein.
Fuzzy flower ShibuiKnits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yd [302 m]/25 g): #1605 dragonfly (MC) and #7495 wasabi (CC), 1 skein each.
Bunny ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK (100% baby alpaca; 255 yd [233 m]/100 g): #1765 blossom (MC), 1 skein, and ShibuiKnits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yd [302 m]/25 g): #7501 ivory (CC1) and #7495 wasabi (CC2), small amount of each.
Needles Slippers and beaded flower—size 8 (5 mm). Fuzzy flower and bunny—size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch holder; tapestry needle; pins; ¼" elastic (optional); 48" of ⅝" wide ribbon (optional).
Beaded slippers Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; sixteen ½" silk flowers; 16 red crystal beads; sewing needle and matching thread.
Beaded flower 32 champagne-colored crystal beads; 32 ivory pearl beads in assorted sizes; straight pins or head pins; round-nose jewelry-making pliers; jewelry-making wire cutters; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; sewing needle and matching thread.
Fuzzy flower 14 teal crystal beads; sewing needle and matching thread.
Bunny Size B/1 (2.25 mm) crochet hook; stuffing or batting; black and dark pink embroidery floss; sewing needle and green thread; 8 green crystal beads; eight ¾" silk flowers.
Gauge 18 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter st.
Beaded flower 18 sts and 22 rows = 4" in St st with MC.
Fuzzy flower 32 sts and 64 rows = 4" in garter st with yarn doubled.
Bunny 30 sts and 64 rows = 4" in garter st with MC.

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