The Perfect Pair of Crochet Socks

These crochet socks are thin enough to wear with shoes, they stay in place, and are comfortable enough to wear all day long.

Skill Level | Complex
Finished Size | Ladies Small, Medium, Large

introduction

About this Pattern


If you ever crocheted a disaster sock before, it probably wasn’t your fault. Crochet socks that don’t have the perfect yarn/pattern combination will be too thick, won’t stay up, and can be downright uncomfortable to walk on. That’s not the case with these socks.

With this pattern you’ll learn how to crochet a properly fitting sock with the perfect sock yarn. Gone are the days you have to skip out on handmade socks because you don’t know how to knit.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our perfect crochet socks step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 280-300 yds; Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Painted Yarn (Colorway pictured: Surprise Speckle)
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • 3.5 mm Crochet Hook (cuff)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch(s) Chain(s)
  • Cont Continue
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • PM Place Marker
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog Single Crochet Two Together
  • Sc3tog Single Crochet Three Together
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

Ladies
Small, Medium & Large

Gauge

6 sts = 2″ worked pattern single
crochet in the round

Additional Notes:

These crochet socks are worked toe up with a traditional “after thought heel”. All single crochet stitches are NOT worked in the traditional location. Instead work them through the middle of the single crochet from the previous round (as seen for the wainscot stitch).

Pattern for sizes are listed as follows: Small (Medium, Large)

Take the following two measurements of your foot to determine which size to make:

  • Foot circumference (around ball of foot)
  • Foot length
SIZEFOOT CIRCUMFERENCE (INFOOT LENGTH (IN)
SMALL7″8″
SMALL7.5″8.5″
SMALL8″9″
MEDIUM8.5″9.5″
MEDIUM9″10″
MEDIUM9.5″10.5″
LARGE10″11″
LARGE10.5″11.5″
In between sizes? Round down for best fit.
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Written Instructions


Toe

Round 1 (All sizes): Ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and next 4 (5, 6) ch. 3 sc last ch. Working in opposite side of ch, 1 sc in each ch to last. 2 sc last ch. PM in 1st (6th , 8th , 13th) sts. {14 sts}

Round 2: 2 sc 1st marked st. Replace marker in 1st sc. 1 sc in each st to next marker. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 2nd sc. Sc nex st. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 1st sc. Sc each st to next marker. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 2nd st. Sc last st.

(Note: on each end of the oval shape, 1 st should be separating the markers).

{18 sts}

Repeat: Rep last round to 38 (46, 54) sts.

Keep beginning of round marker, and remove the rest.

Foot

Round 1: 1 sc each st.

Repeat: Rep last round to 4.5 (5, 5.5)”

PM in 10th (14th , 18th ), 12th (16th , 20th ), 28th (36th, 40th ), and 30th (38th, 42nd ) sts.

Heel Gusset

Round 1: Sc each st to first marker. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 1st sc. 1 sc each st to next marker. 2 sc in next marked st. Replace marker in 2nd sc. Sc each st to next marker. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 1st sc. Sc each st to next marker. 2 sc in marked st. Replace marker in 2nd st. Sc last st.

{42 (50, 58) sts}

Rounds 2-3: 1 sc each st.

Repeat: Rep prev 3 rounds a total of 6 times.

{62 (70, 78) sts}

Place a new marker in middle (7th ) stitch between heel gusset markers. Keep beginning of round marker. Remove other gusset markers.

Sock Upper

Round 1: Sc each st to first marker and sc in marked st. Ch 17 (21, 25). Sc next marked st. Sc eac st to end of round.

Round 2: Sc each st to ch. 1 sc each ch. 1 sc each st to end of round.

{50 (58, 66) sts}

Round 3: 1 sc each st.

Repeat: Rep last round 2 (4, 6) more times. Remove all markers. Slst in next st, and fasten off.

Cuff

Row 1: With smaller hk, fasten on in any st at back of sock. Ch 5 (6, 7). Slst in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. Slst next sc. Turn.

Row 2: Slst in BLO each st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: Slst BLO eac st. Slst next sc. Turn.

Repeat: Rep last two rows until there are no more sc to slst to.

Fasten off and seam ends.

{46 (54, 62) sts}

Heel

Round 1: With larger hk, fasten on in first st of bottom of open heel. Sc in same st (ch 1 doesn’t count as st). Sc each st to st before next corner. Sc3tog st before corner, corner st and first ch of top opening of heel. PM in sc3tog. Working in underside of ch, sc each ch to last {15 (19, 23) sc}. Sc3tog last ch, corner st and next st. PM in sc3tog.

{44 (52, 60) sts}

Round 2: Sc each st to st before marker. Sc2tog st before marker and marked st. Replace marker in sc2tog. Sc each st to next marker. Sc2tog marked st and st after. Replace marker in sc2tog.

{42 (50, 58) sts}

Repeat: rep last round 8 (10, 12) more times.

{26 (30, 34) sts}

Finishing

Remove all marker and slst in next st. Fasten off leaving about a 12” tail.

Turn heel inside out and seam opening. Weave in any rem ends.


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