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Free Crochet Patterns: Easy Crocheted Socks

Kimberly has taught knitting, crochet, and loom knitting classes. She also tests patterns for designers and designs her own patterns.

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Socks are Not Just for Knitters!

Knitters have ruled the sock world for a long time. While most sock patterns are still written for knitters, crochet enthusiasts have come up with patterns for crocheted socks that are as comfortable and fitted as hand knits. Try one of these free crochet patterns and learn how much fun it can be to go beyond buying socks in a plastic bag at a discount store.

Try these 1916 Baby Socks as a gift for a special little one. The socks use just basic stitches and are quick because they are so tiny. What a wonderful shower gift these would make!

Try this free downloadable pattern for Colorful Crocheted Socks from Red Heart. The yarn is a self-striping yarn, "Heart and Sole" so you don't need to keep track of a color chart. Just crochet around and around and watch the striped pattern appear as if by magic. The yarn is infused with aloe for extra comfort.

I wanted to try my hand at crocheting fishnet stockings just for fun. This pattern for crocheted fishnet stockings looks simple enough. Now to find the right sock yarn....

With so many free patterns available for crocheting, there is no reason to let knitters have all the fun, handmade socks! Now you can compete, using your trusty crochet hook to create handmade socks that fit perfectly.

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Colorful Wool Socks

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Finished Crocheted Socks


Advantages of Hand Made Socks

Why make socks when they can be purchased so cheaply? Make a pair of socks for yourself and you will know why. Select your fiber, weight and design. Knit or crochet the socks to fit your unique feet. Experience socks that fit and that wear longer than those you buy at the discount store.

Choose cotton or bamboo blend yarns for summer socks and wool or alpaca blends for winter warmth. Save the scraps of yarn and make colorful striped socks for a child.

Making your own socks is simply more fun than buying them in a plastic bag! If you simply enjoy the knitting process, socks are a project that that offers plenty of stitches in a portable package you can work on anywhere.

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Kimberly Schimmel (author) from North Carolina, USA on April 27, 2012:

It is always good to make a mini-sock first to try out an unfamiliar pattern. Let me know how yours turn out.

Leah Lefler from Western New York on April 26, 2012:

I never thought about crocheting socks! I once learned the basics of crochet - maybe I should try these patterns. I think I'd try the baby socks first -they look like they wouldn't take much time to finish!

Kimberly Schimmel (author) from North Carolina, USA on April 16, 2012:

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My first pair of crocheted socks looks OK, but I need to tweak the pattern next time--my heels were not quite shaped right. They feel sturdy and warm, though.

PWalker281 on March 24, 2012:

That's a good idea of make use a smaller hook on the toe. I would say do the same for the heel. And toe-up is smart, too; the first pair of socks I knitted were from leg down, and I made the foot part too short. Now the heel is starting to unravel, but I guess it's an opportunity to learn to darn.

Kimberly Schimmel (author) from North Carolina, USA on March 24, 2012:

I'm using the Deborah Norville sock yarn from JoAnn fabrics and a size B hook. I may switch to a larger hook after I get past the heel and don't need the dense fabric for durability. Even with sock yarn, these are not thin socks so far.

PWalker281 on March 24, 2012:

What weight yarn and size hook are you using??

Kimberly Schimmel (author) from North Carolina, USA on March 24, 2012:

I finally started a crocheted sock. I really like the toe--the single crochet toe is nice and thick and should wear well.I'm making thenm toe-up so I can get the size right as I go along.

Kimberly Schimmel (author) from North Carolina, USA on January 13, 2012:

Just updated with a pattern for fishnet stockings!

Helena Reimer on January 06, 2012:

With all the crocheting that I have done, I have yet to make myself a pair of socks. I have made baby socks, but never a pair for myself. Definitely bookmarking this page for future reference. Thank you!

Amy Priddy from Greenbrier, Arkansas on December 09, 2011:

Hooray! Sock I can make. Thanks so much. It's hard to find good crochet sock patterns!! :)

PWalker281 on November 09, 2011:

A wonderful selection of crocheted sock patterns! I especially like the Ultimate Crocheted Socks and the Pedicure Socks which would probably do well here in Hawaii which is slipper (what we call flip flops) country. Bookmarking this one. Rated up and useful!

4youreyes on November 07, 2011:


What a great hub. I've always wanted to try making socks, but my knitting skills are just not that great. This is awesome I love to crochet and have never found sock patterns.Thank-you.

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