Converse Slippers (Women’s 6 1/2 – 7 1/2)
December 24th, 2011 by Nelvin Chase

A friend of mine loves converse, what better to give as a Christmas present than converse inspired slippers?  I couldn’t find a patter I liked so I ended up adapting Crystal Shadrick’s [Converse Baby Booties][1] to fit an adult-sized foot.  It took a bit of tweaking and reworking but I have finally come up with a pattern that I enjoy and would like to share it with all of you.  If you find any mistakes please feel free to let me know so that I can correct it.  Happy knitting!!

Converse Slippers (Women’s 6 ½ – 7 ½)
Dec. 2011
Nelvin Chase

Needle Size: 6 and 7 straight
Yarn: I used Acrylic but anything would work
Gauge: 8 st, 12 rows = 2 inches (size 7 needles)

MC – Main Color
CC – Contrasting Color
K – Knit
P – Purl
ST/S – Stitch/es
YO – Yarn Over
SKP – Skip, Knit, Pass
P2tog – Purl 2 Together
PSSO – Pass Slipped Stitch Over

On Size 6 needle, cast on 64 size in CC leaving a long tail that will be used later to sew up the bottom
(In this section, knit into the yo stitches to close up the hole it would otherwise create)
1: K 1 Row
2: K1, yo, k30, yo, k2, yo, k30, yo, k1
3: K 1 row
4: K2, yo, k30, yo, k2, yo, k2, yo, k30, yo, k2
5: K 1 row
6: K3, yo, k30, yo, k4, yo, k3, yo, k30, yo, k3
7: K 1 row
8: K4, yo, k30, yo, k5, yo, k5, yo, k30, yo, k4
9: K 1 row
10: K5, yo, k30, yo, k7, yo, k6, yo, k30, yo, k5
11: K 1 row

Change to size 7 needles
1: K
2: P
3: K in MC
Switch back to CC
4: P
5: K
6: P
7: K in MC
8: p36 in MC, p17 in CC, p35 MC

1: k35 in MC, k14 in CC, skp, turn
2: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
3: s1, k11, skp, turn
4: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
5-10: repeat last 2 rows 3 times
11: s1, k11, s1, k1 in MC, psso, turn
12: s1, p11, p2tog in MC, turn
13: s1, k11, skp in MC, turn
14: s1, p1 in MC, p9, p1 in MC, p2tog in MC, turn
15: s1, k2 MC, k7, k2 MC, skp MC, turn

Begin knitting only in MC
17: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
18: s1, k11, skp, turn
19: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
20-31: knit last 2 row 6 times
32: s1, k11, skp, knit to end of row
33: p34, p2tog, purl to end of row

Side 1 (22 stitches):
(In this section allow the yo to leave a hole in slipper; this will serve as a place to thread the laces through later.)
1: K19, yo, k2tog, k1, turn
2: P
3: K19, k2tog, k1, turn
4: P
5: K18, yo, k2tog, k1, turn
6: P
7: K18, k2tog, k1, turn
8: P
9: K17, yo, k2tog, k1, turn
10: P
11: K17, k2tog, k1, turn
12: P
13: K16, yo, k2tog, k1, turn
14: P
15: K16, k2tog, k1,turn
16: P
17: K15, yo, k2tog, k1, turn
18: P
19: K15, k2tog, k1, turn
20: K
21: K

Bind Off

Tongue (11 stitches):
1: purl
2: knit
3: k1, p9, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 10 times
ssk, k7, k2tog

Bind off

Side 2 (23 stitches):
1: K1, ssk, yo, k20
2: P
3: K1, ssk, k20
4: P
5: K1, ssk, yo, k19
6: P
7: K1, ssk, k19
8: P
9: K1, ssk, yo, k18
10: P
11: K1, ssk, k18
12: P
13: K1, ssk, yo, k17
14: P
15: K1, ssk, k17
16: P
17:K1, ssk, yo, k16
18: P
19: K1, ssk, k16
20: K
21: K

Bind Off

Knit a 3 stitch i-cord until desired length

-Sew up the bottom and back of the slipper.
-Weave in all ends
-Lace up the slippers through the holes

You’re done!  Enjoy your groovy slippers! :)



*Please only use pattern for personal use.  Do not sell this pattern or repost it without permission and proper recognition.  Thank you.

22 Responses  
Gea Goldsteen writes:
December 25th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

waw.i love these boots
thanks for sharing :) )

Tracey Rediker writes:
December 26th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Love it! I have quite the collection of Chucks but there is always room for one more, especially if they are handmade :)

Wanda writes:
January 5th, 2012 at 9:37 am

It looks like you did a great job enlarging the pattern. I have done very little of this. I once took a helmet hat for men and made it smaller for a baby. I have two sons and when they was little they was always pulling their hat off. The helmet was harder for them to pull off and they got use to it.

sally lee writes:
February 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 am

Hi Nevlin

I am struggling with the pattern
Cannot figure out exactly how to SKP?
Row 1 i have 14 stitches and I should SKP
Row 2 I have 14 stitches to begin and reduce to 13
Row 3 i have 13 stitches to begin and i knit 12 and then SKP?
Row 4 I have 12stitches to begin and reduce to 11
Cannot work it out?
Also can you clarify what you mean by SSK
Thank you
1: k35 in MC, k14 in CC, skp, turn
2: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
3: s1, k11, skp, turn
4: s1, p11, p2tog, turn
5-10: repeat last 2 rows 3 times
11: s1, k11, s1, k1 in MC, psso, turn
12: s1, p11, p2tog in MC, turn
13: s1, k11, skp in MC, turn
14: s1, p1 in MC, p9, p1 in MC, p2tog in MC, turn
15: s1, k2 MC, k7, k2 MC, skp MC, turn

Berrie writes:
February 23rd, 2012 at 9:33 am

I am not clear on the SKP does this mean slip one stitch knit one and the pass over bacuse I thought PSSO meant slip one kint one pass slipped stitch over please let me know Thanks

Merideth writes:
March 16th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Super love these! How about making them bigger, for those of us with gigantic feet?
I’m a size 9.5/10 !

Nelvin Chase writes:
July 26th, 2012 at 5:25 am

Hi, Berrie. SKP means slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch. I do believe it is the same as PSSO it is just another way to say it. Sorry for the confusion.

Nelvin Chase writes:
July 26th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Hi Sally Lee, SKP means to slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over stitch you just knit. I may have the numbers wrong for the amount of stitches in each row. If that’s the case then you can just knit until the last 2 stitches and then SKP. Sorry for the confusion.

louise writes:
August 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

hi im confused about the toe section, I think ive followed the pattern correctly up till then, I’ve got 88 stitches at the beginning of the toe section but the first row (row 1 toe) only adds up to 50sts so what do you do with the rest and what does ‘turn’ mean at the end of the row? Do I put the rest of the stitches on a holder and just do the stitches it says about? please help!



Nelvin Chase writes:
August 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Hi Louise,
When the patterns says to turn it means to leave the rest of the stitches unknit and turn as if you were at the end of the row. I suppose you could put the remaining stitches on a stitch holder if that would make it easier. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Larry writes:
September 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 am

I almost finished one of these last night. At first I was concerned that it would be too hard but it was not, just gotta really pay attention to what you are doing. What stitch would you recommend for the back and bottom join? These are for my daughter-in-law for Christmas………….also about how long did it takeyou to design this pattern, just curios. I used black and gold as the MC.

annette writes:
September 6th, 2012 at 7:57 am

i love them. im a crazy kinda gal. i was looking to make xmas gifts and i think this would be wonderful to use the colors of my families favorite football team. thanks.

Lori writes:
September 26th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hi there, I am confused about the starting of this project .. it says to “knit into the yo stitches in order to close the hole it otherwise will create”; I have done this but there is still a hole from the yo sts. Is there something I am missing in doing this?

Melissa Zielinski writes:
October 21st, 2012 at 8:50 am

These look great! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing – have a great day!

Melissa :)

Niki writes:
November 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm


I am a beginner knitter and I’m totally stuck on the toe section, ie. does the stitches decrease to triangle shape or should it be square shape?

Please help!! :-(

Elaine Duggan writes:
January 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 pm

To prevent the yo from being a hole you have to knit into it from the front (the pointed end of the needle). This twists the stitch so that there is no hole.

Brenda writes:
November 13th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

What thickness of yarn did you use?

Lyn writes:
November 14th, 2013 at 2:20 am

SSK???? what does this mean?

paisley bud writes:
November 15th, 2013 at 3:12 am

How do I make them fit a person with size 11 feet

ashley writes:
November 21st, 2013 at 12:22 am

Im sending this pattern to my grandma to make for me but i cant seem to find a pattern in size 8

sandra writes:
November 27th, 2013 at 2:53 am


I am knitting converse slippers, I am at the first section and do not understand what it means to knit to close holes, please help.

Sue Hawkes writes:
December 4th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Brilliant I’ve just been asked to make these for my friends daughter!!! Thank you for sharing.

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