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Basic Crocheted Socks

By: Lion Brand Yarn for

Basic Crocheted Socks
Basic Crocheted Socks
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These Basic Crocheted Socks are great to make. They're versatile and allow you to brush up on your crochet skills. These are an easy crochet pattern you can give to a friend or keep for yourself. Use Lion Brand wool yarn to complete this free crochet pattern, and make one in every color. Warm feet are happy feet during the cold winter months!



Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Tips On How To Crochet Socks

There’s more to crocheting socks than simply following a pattern. These tips for crocheting socks will help you create the perfect pair.

  1. Select the right yarn for the pair. Each type of yarn has its own unique purpose, with wool ideal for creating socks to wear while walking in a winter wonderland and cotton yarn perfect for a lighter pair to wear in spring and summer. Consider looking for yarns with blends of acrylic or other synthetic materials, too, to get just the right durability and moisture resistance that you need.

  2. Try on the crochet socks as you work the pattern. If you’re crocheting a pair of socks for your own use, you can guarantee that you get the socks just the way you like them by trying them on as you work. This method ensures you can adjust the pattern as needed to fit your feet.

  3. Check your gauge! As with any crochet pattern, you should check your gauge before diving head-first into a crochet project. Crochet a swatch of fabric to see if you have the right amount of tension and that you can follow the crochet sock pattern accordingly.

  4. Add appliques for a unique look. You’ve seen striped crochet socks and pairs that include variegated yarn, but adding a crochet applique of a flower, animal, or other pretty design results in a totally different look. If you want to show off your crochet socks, then you’ll love attaching a colorful design to the pair.

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I didn't get too far into pattern as it stated for small. I needed a larger/xl

Hi marlenekoon, I'm sorry this pattern didn't work out for you. We have plenty of other sock patterns over here: I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I had high hopes for this pattern until I read through the directions. The pattern really could benefit by including some illustrations or photographs. Also, the pattern is only written in smaller sizes, and I was hoping to make a pair of hunting socks for my sonwho wears size 11 boots. For a commercially designed pattern, I would have expected better.

can you make a vide videos help me

Hi kaiisawesome, The best way to get specific pattern help is to contact the designer. We simply link out to other designer's websites and patterns, we don't create all of these individiual ones. Click on the link to get the pattern and then comment on either the pattern post or find a contact link to contact the designer. You can also post on our Facebook wall to see if any other crocheters have any tips. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Knid of complicated - a diagram would be VERY helpful...

I am allergic to wool....what would be a good substitute yarn, please?

I've made a couple of pairs in Red Heart With Love and they've held up well. They did turn out more like slipper socks, though.

Debra Norvil has a yarn that doesn't have wool in it. It makes the socks just a bit heavier but they still come out nice.

I love these socks

I've made several pairs of these as slipper socks. I really like this pattern because there is no seam at the top of the toe. The pattern I have has a diagram on it which is VERY helpful...I don't see one with this version. Thanks for the link with the better pictures and diagrams.

This link took me to a 404 error. I will try to find the pattern on the LionBrand site.

Here's a link for pattern with better pictures and pattern diagram

How do I print this off

Hi Crafter! To the left of the picture of the sock is a green underlined "Click here for crochet pattern". Click it and it will take you to the pattern. On that page above the pattern name and to the right you will see a little icon of a printer. Click that!! Hope it helped Sheila

thank you for this pattern, can't wait to start making some for myself and my husband.

this is great i have been looking for a sock pattern in crochet

Is there a way to adjust this sock pattern to fit a man, shoe size 10?

soooo easy! I love it!

I love crocheting and after I complete a couple of afghans (1 baby and 1 for an adult), I will try my luck at making these socks. I have always wanted to find a really easy pattern to start out with, but I seem to get nowhere even after I get the patterns. I'm told they're self-explanatory, but even so, a few pointers would be helpful. Thanks for publishing this pattern.


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