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Free Knitting Pattern: Holiday Mousie Slippers

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Pattern #: L20351
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

0-6 months

Finished Length About 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)

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These adorable Christmas mouse slippers will keep your little ones warm.

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Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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Holiday Mousie Slippers

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26 sts + 36 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit)  Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.


1. Color is changed every other row according to Color Combinations. Do not cut yarn until instructed. Carry color not in use across WS of piece.
2. Allow top edge of Bootie to roll inwards.
3. Ears are worked separately and sewn to Bootie.

Sample 1

A = Cool Green
B = White with Green Sparkle
C = White with Silver Sparkle
D = White
E = Scarlet with Red Sparkle
Sample 2
A = Medium Red
B = White with Red Sparkle
C = White with Silver Sparkle
D = White
E = Green with Emerald Sparkle

BOOTIE (make 2)
Beg at heel with A and leaving a long beg tail, cast on 20 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K10, kfb, k9 - 21 sts at the end of this row. Change to B.
Row 3: With B, purl.
Row 4: K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k9 - 23 sts. Change to A.
Row 5: With A, purl.
Row 6: K9, (kfb, k1) twice, kfb, k9 - 26 sts. Change to B.
Row 7: With B, purl.
Row 8: K9, (kfb) twice, k4, (kfb) twice, k9 - 30 sts. Change to A.
Row 9: With A, purl.
Row 10: K15, kfb, k14 - 31 sts. Change to B.
Rows 11 and 12: With B, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 2 rows. Change to A.
Rows 13 and 14: With A, work in St st for 2 rows. Change to B.
Rows 15-26: Rep Rows 11-14 three times. Cut B at end of Row 24.
Change to C and cut A at end of Row 26.
Shape Toe
Row 27:
With C, purl.
Row 28: K7, k2tog, k13, ssk, k7 - 29 sts. Change to D.
Row 29: With D, purl.
Row 30: K6, k2tog, k13, ssk, k6 - 27 sts. Change to C.
Row 31: With C, purl.
Row 32: K5, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k5 - 23 sts. Change to D.
Row 33: With D, purl.
Row 34: K4, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k4 - 19 sts. Change to C.
Row 35: With C, purl.
Row 36: K3, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog, ssk, k3 - 15 sts. Change to D.
Cut C.
Row 37: With D, purl.
Row 38: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 - 12 sts.
Cut D, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather for toe. Sew about 2 in. (5 cm) closed along top of foot.
EARS (make 2)
With D, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, k2 - 6 sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 8 sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3 - 10 sts at the end of Row 5.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rows 8-10: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts at the end of Row 10.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather top of Ear. Knot to secure end.

Fold cast-on edge of Bootie in half and sew closed for heel.
With E, embroider straight st nose. Fold a pleat in cast-on edge of Ears and sew to Bootie. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Holiday Mousie Slippers Reviewed by Melissa on 2013-12-12 *****
I made these slippers for my cousin's twin baby boys. It only took me a couple nights and they came our adorable.

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