Typically when we think of handmade socks we think of knit socks. Today I have pulled together 5 FREE crochet sock patterns that I think you will love. Grab your supplies and make a pair of crochet socks today to keep your feet warm through the winter!
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Crochet Socks vs. Knit Socks:
There are some people who will tell you that they will NEVER make a pair of crochet socks. I understand that crochet socks can be bulkier but they do serve their own purpose. Most, not all, crochet socks are made to be worn as what is known as slipper socks. These are house socks that you wouldn’t necessarily wear to go out shopping but something that you put on when you are around the house to keep your feet warm.
Personally I love handmade socks of any kind, knit or crochet. Crochet socks, for me, work up faster and are a great handmade gift at the holiday time.
Toe Up or Top Down:
Another of the great sock debates is toe up or top down construction. Again, this is really a personal preference. People tend to like the toe up versions of socks because you can try them on easier as you go to make sure that they will fit.
One Sock Blues:
When knitting socks you can work them two at a time. People tend to do this because once they finish one sock they get sockitis and never finish the second! You could do this with crochet socks as well you will just need to balls to work from.
Yarn Weight for Crochet Socks:
Typically when we think of handmade socks we think of sock weight/fingering weight yarn. This is very fine yarn requiring small hooks and needles. Although this is what is typically used it is not the only thing that can be used. You will find in our round up that some of the socks us a bulky weight yarn. The thicker the yarn the more of a slipper sock it becomes.
5 FREE Crochet Sock Patterns:
Cozy Crochet Slipper Socks
Designed By: B Hooked Crochet (Brittany)
Notes: This pattern is worked from toe up. You will need to know the front post double crochet stitch to complete this pattern.
Crochet Mukluk Slippers
Designed By: Make & Do Crew
- Super bulky #6 yarn
– Color A: 212 yards
– Color B: 106 yards
– Color C: 106 yards
- Finishing needle
- Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
- Size L (8 mm) crochet hook
- Size N (10 mm) crochet hook
- Sharp scissors
- Stitch markers
- Pom pom maker
Notes: These slippers are made in three separate pieces and then seamed together. There are not many ends to weave in or increasing and decreasing. This is an ideal pattern for confident beginner to intermediate crocheters.
Get the Crochet Mukluk Slippers Pattern
Crochet Mustache Slipper Socks
Designed By: Repeat Crafter Me
Notes: This pattern is worked toe up.
Designed By: The Lavendar Chair
Notes: This pattern is worked toe up with a simple lace stitch pattern.
Designed By: My Hobby is Crochet
- Red Heart Soft Baby Steps in 4 colors: blue, pink, orange and soft green. (Aran yarn weight; medium 4)
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Finishing needle
Notes: This pattern is made with a variation of the star stitch.