Basic Crocheted Socks


Basic Crocheted Socks

Easy crochet socks anyone can make!

Basic Crocheted Socks
Basic Crocheted Socks

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!

NotesPattern Notes:
- These socks are easy to make in one flat piece. When finished, they will resemble Turkish knitted socks, with the heel appearing to stick out when folded. On the foot, however, they fit exactly as a commercial sock.
- The leg can be made longer by crocheting the leg section an inch or two (2.5 – 5 cm) longer. The length of the foot can also be increased, ensuring that the top and bottom of the foot are the same length.


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)

Crochet GaugeFor S: 5 single crochet = 1" (2.5 cm) with size H-8 (5 mm) hook. 

For M: 4 single crochet = 1" (2.5 cm) with size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook. 

Finished SizeWomen's S (M) Sample shown: 10" long x 8.5" around ball of foot (25 cm x 21.5 cm)

Materials List

  • Lion Brand Lion Wool 100% wool (3 oz/85 g, 158 yd/144 m ball): 2 balls #113 Scarlet, or color of your choice 
  • Crochet hooks sizes G/6 and H/8 (4 and 5 mm) [sizes H/8 and I/9 (5 and 5.5 mm)], or size to obtain gauge
  • large-eyed, blunt needle


With smaller hook, chain 11. 
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, single crochet in each chain across, turn – 10 single crochet. 
Row 2: Chain 1, working in back loops only, single crochet in each single crochet across, turn – 10 single crochet. 
Repeat Row 2 for 40 more rows. Do not turn. Working along side of ribbing, work 1 single crochet in each row, turn – 40 single crochet. 

With larger hook, work back and forth in single crochet, working through both loops, on 40 stitches until piece measures 7" (18 cm) from beginning of sock. Cut yarn. 

Top of Foot 
Row 1
: With right side facing and larger hook, join yarn in 11th stitch from edge, chain 1, single crochet in same stitch, single crochet in each of next 19 single crochet, turn. 
Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in each single crochet across. Turn – 20 single crochet. 
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 6" (15 cm) above joining or desired length, allowing 2" (5 cm) for toe, ending on wrong side.
Note: The heel will add another 2" (5 cm). Measure foot and subtract 4" (10 cm) total for heel and toe to determine desired length. 

Top of Toe 
*Row 1
: Chain 1, decrease 1 single crochet in next 2 single crochet, single crochet across to within last 2 single crochet, decrease 1 stitch in next 2 single crochet, turn. 
Row 2: Chain 1, work even in single crochet, turn. 
Repeat last two rows until 10 single crochet remain, ending with Row 2. 

Bottom of Toe 
Row 1
: Chain 1, 2 single crochet in first single crochet, single crochet across to last single crochet, 2 single crochet in last single crochet, turn. 
Row 2: Chain 1, work even in single crochet, turn. 
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 20 single crochet.* 

Bottom of Foot 
Work even on 20 single crochet until piece measures 6" (15 cm) or same length as straight portion of foot. 

Repeat from * to * as for toe shaping. Fasten off. 

Sew back leg seam. Fold sock in middle of the toe and sew both sides of foot. Fold the heel in half, as with toe, and sew sides. Position the heel piece so that centre of heel is in line with leg seam, and sew. 

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 would love to make a nice pair of socks and I sure hope this pattern for the Basic Crocheted Socks works out. I'm sure I can adjust the pattern to fit my feet. I'm looking forward to making a nice warm wool socks for the cold winter. Has anyone been able to make these and have them work out? I hope if I follow the written pattern step by step it will work out. Thank you for sharing this free crochet sock pattern.

Easy? I'm an avid crocheter and I don't understand this pattern. Pics or a link to a video tutorial might've helped with this one. -(

Hi kuincie, This isn't our pattern so we don't have a video or any additional information. Since this is a Lion Brand pattern, as stated in the byline, maybe try writing to their customer support and see if they can help you out? The difficulty level was set by them for this pattern as well. Good luck! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This is a neat basic sock pattern made for people who have never made a pair of socks before. Like me! I should really learn. I am not someone who wears socks with shoes. It's never been my thing. But I certainly would wear these in my house during the appropriate times of the year, because I won't have to take these off before I climb into bed like I would a pair of slippers.

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.

It's easy enough to make these as you want. Instead of starting with 40 rows, begin with maybe 44 or maybe 46 or even more. Whatever size your son's leg is. Just keep the stitches even. Then make the foot length longer for your son's foot. The patterns not written in stone. You can adjust it.

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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