Sock Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Interested in making your own socks? Whether you prefer crochet or knitting, you’ll find bunches of excellent sock patterns to choose from. We invite you to browse through this list of sock knitting and crochet patterns to find a variety of free and paid patterns for making any kind of socks you could possibly want — warm winter socks, slipper socks, lightweight summer socks, lace socks, ribbed socks and socks for every family member including men, women, teens, children and babies.

How to Knit Socks — Find the Best Sock Knitting Books Available

I highly recommend all of the sock knitting books pictured here: Colorful Knit Soxx, published by Stackpole Books; Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Socks, published by Trafalgar Square Books; Socks From Around Norway, published by Trafalgar Square Books; and Knit Socks for Those You Love by Edie Eckman, published by Leisure Arts.
I highly recommend all of the sock knitting books pictured here: Colorful Knit Soxx, published by Stackpole Books; Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks, published by Trafalgar Square Books; Socks From Around Norway, published by Trafalgar Square Books; and Knit Socks for Those You Love by Edie Eckman, published by Leisure Arts.

Knit Socks for Those You Love

Knit Socks for Those You Love: 11 Family-Friendly Sock Designs in a Variety of Sizes, a knitting pattern book by Edie Eckman, published by Leisure Arts
Knit Socks for Those You Love: 11 Family-Friendly Sock Designs in a Variety of Sizes, a knitting pattern book by Edie Eckman, published by Leisure Arts

This softcover booklet features 11 different sock knitting patterns for men, women, babies and children. Some of the designs in the book are knitted from the cuff down, and some are worked from the toe up. The socks in this book all go beyond boring basic socks; they include eye-catching details like eyelet lace, subtle textures and classic shaping. They’re all wearable, everyday designs that will more than likely prove to be beneficial additions to your wardrobe — and your family’s wardrobes.


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Socks From Around Norway

Socks From Around Norway, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Socks From Around Norway, published by Trafalgar Square Books

Socks From Around Norway is a unique knitting book. It is part pattern book, part history book and part technique book. It includes some of the most beautiful sock patterns I’ve ever seen — plus bunches of helpful reference information on the topic of knitting socks.


If you were to ask me to pick a favorite sock knitting book, it would be a tough choice — but this is the book I’d pick.


Why?


I LOVE the historic photographs and tidbits that are sprinkled through this book. The patterns are simply stunning, and there are designs suitable for a variety of “fashion personalities”. The technical information is helpful, and I’ve learned more about sock knitting from this book than from any other book I’ve had the opportunity to review. Overall, this is a fantastic book.


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Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Socks, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks, published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you want to knit socks that have lots of personality, Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks might just be the sock knitting pattern book for you. It features a variety of vividly colorful sock knitting patterns for the whole family, including men, women, babies and children. There are patterns for making basic socks, too. If you’re new to making socks, there’s some fantastic introductory information — and if you’re an experienced sock maker, you’ll find a whole bunch of interesting new patterns to engage you.


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Colorful Knit Soxx

Colorful Knit Soxx, a spectacular sock knitting pattern book by Kerstin Balke, published by Stackpole Books
Colorful Knit Soxx, a spectacular sock knitting pattern book by Kerstin Balke, published by Stackpole Books

If you’re looking for super creative and artistic sock patterns that will challenge you a little bit, but not too much, this book is one you’re likely to enjoy. Most of these sock patterns are knitted using the stranded colorwork technique, using a 4-stitch repeat. They’re interesting to knit, but the patterns aren’t overwhelming, assuming you’ve mastered the technique already. And if you haven’t mastered the technique already, this book would be great or giving you the motivation you need to work at it.

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Free Sock Knitting Patterns

Sock Knitting Patterns by Julie Huston

The “Treasures Made From Yarn” website features patterns designed by Julie Huston for both knitting and crocheting socks. These are the free sock knitting patterns:

  • Two-Needle Lace Knit Socks
  • Triangle Knit Socks
  • Staggered Stripes Socks
  • Bumpy Rib Knit Socks in 48 Stitches
  • Child’s Soft Socks
  • Heartland Knit Socks Pattern
  • 52 Stitch Ribbed Sock
  • Alternating Rib Sock on 64 Stitches
  • Basketweave Knit Socks
  • Lacy Rib Knit Socks
  • Miniature Decorative Sock Pattern
  • Toe-Up Diamond Sock Pattern
  • Lion Brand’s Free Sock Knitting Patterns

    • Crocheted Cottage Slipper Socks — There are two versions of this pattern; a knit version and a crocheted version. This link takes you to the knitted version; scroll down to the crochet section of this page for the other version.
    • Joan’s Knit Socks — This is another pattern that has both knitted and crocheted versions.

    How to Crochet Socks — Free Crochet Sock Patterns

    Learn how to crochet socks with these free sock patterns.

    Nicole Cormier’s Crochet Sock Designs

    Be advised that some of the items linked here are blog posts which sometimes wander off of the topic of crochet, and onto other topics of a more personal nature.

    This blog post is not a free sock pattern, but it’s helpful for anyone who is wondering whether crocheted socks are comfortable or not.

    In this blog post, Nicole explains how to make pedicure socks.

    More of Nicole’s Free Sock Patterns at Ravelry:

    Nicole has made some of her sock patterns available as free downloads at Ravelry.com. In order to access the patterns, you need to be a logged in member of their website.

    Kemberlee’s Crocheted Sock Pattern With Tutorial

    Kemberlee’s sock pattern includes many work-in-progress photos, so you’ll be able to visualize exactly how she worked her sample socks.

    You’ll work his pattern starting with the ribbed cuff. From there, you work in rounds, skipping the heel. This type of design is sometimes referred to as an “afterthought heel,” because you go back later and work the heel at the end.

    Free Lion Brand Sock Patterns

    Drops Free Sock Patterns

    Basic Crocheted Socks

    Basic Crochet Sock Revisited — at Stitchwhisper Blog — This is the author’s second attempt at a basic sock pattern. There used to be an earlier version of this pattern, which was also available online, but it has since disappeared. In this updated version, the heel has been reworked to make it easier. This pattern is adaptable; it can be made in fingering, sport or worsted weight yarns — whichever you prefer. The author also gives variations for knee-high socks if you prefer those to the shorter kind.

    Free PDF Sock Patterns by Kim Lewis

    • Cassie-O-Peah Socks — These socks are crocheted using the v stitch plus a toe-up design with an afterthought heel. The pattern design is by Kimberly Lewis, and is available from Ravelry.com to registered members.
    • Chris Cross Ankle Socks
    • Vee Socks — These socks are crocheted using the V-stitch and shell stitches. This is a toe-up sock design created with an afterthought heel. The pattern design is by Kimberly Lewis.

    Free Sock Patterns From Crochetandknitting.com

    Linda’s Sock Patterns at Planetshoup.com

    • Ribbed Socks — These socks are crocheted in lengthwise rows using DK superwash wool yarn.
    • Peach Ankle Socks — This pair of socks is crocheted using a cotton / acrylic blend of dk weight yarn.

    Advent Baby Socks — Free Crochet Pattern With Tutorial

    Free Sock Patterns Posted in the Crochetville Forums

    Child’s Crocheted Socks in Size 9 at Crochetnmore.com

    If you’d like to make socks for a child, check out this free crochet pattern. These instructions call for Bernat Softee baby yarn.

    Basic Crocheted Socks at Canadianliving.com

    These socks are crocheted in one flat piece, then assembled at the end.

    Crocheted Baby Socks With Afterthought Heel

    These baby socks were designed by Anastacia E. Zittel.

    Free Scrap Yarn Sock Pattern at Knitting-Crochet.com

    • Scrap Yarn Socks — This pattern gives you one more way to use up your scrap yarn.

    This page was last updated on 11-25-2019.

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