Toe Up Knit Socks and Toe Up Crochet Socks | 2020 Sock-Along

Time to learn how to make toe up knit socks and toe up crochet socks with Marly Bird and guest designer, Rohn Strong. Get expert guidance with step-by-step video tutorials, a free sock pattern, and a facebook group to help answer your questions.

But First, A Whole Workshop on Crochet Socks!

You’ll learn all about the toe up knit and crochet socks below. But first I have to tell you about the Classic and Colorful Crochet Socks Workshop that I’ve put together with Robyn Chachula. Many people think that crochet socks just can’t be as beautiful as knit socks and we set out to prove you wrong. In addition to great patterns, it includes 15 instructional videos with over 25 hours of tutorials covering everything you need to know to crochet a “fit-me-perfect” sock. 

More About The Toe Up Knit and Crochet Socks

We work our way through our 2020 Sock-Along over the course of 3 weeks. It is for both knitters and crocheters. And as mentioned, we will be working on toe up socks.

Knit socks are a staple for many knitters. If you are working on your first or 100th pair I am sure that you will have fun and will learn some things along the way. Find My Complete Guide to Learning How to Knit Socks Here.

Crochet socks are a delicate dance of getting the structure of the sock without the bulk of crochet. Let’s learn from the best and stitch up the beautiful pattern from Rohn.

Knit and Crochet Toe-Up Socks Video Tutorial - Free Digital Pattern - Marly Bird


Where is the Pattern?

First of all, let me say that both patterns will remain FREE here on this website. You can get the free version (keep scrolling to the bottom of this post) or you can purchase an Ad FREE PDF of both patterns.

⭐️ Let me say that again, the free pattern links are at the bottom of this post. Each section has its own link to the instructions. ⭐️


I usually don’t make the Ad Free PDF available for purchase until an event is over. But many of you have asked for it to be provided early so…here is the knit version, the crochet version will be added as soon as I can link my ravelry store to the pattern 🙂

Purchase the My First Knit Toe Up Sock Pattern Ad Free PDF on Ravelry

As mentioned above the crochet version will be available once I can get my ravelry store to link to the pattern.

My First Crochet Toe Up Sock PDF - Crochet Sock How to - Marly Bird

Purchase on Ravelry

Just a reminder, the pattern will always remain free here on my website and you do not need to purchase the Ad Free PDF to participate in the sock-along or to get the pattern. But I understand having it makes it easier to follow along.

What is a Sock-Along

The 2020 Sock-Along is a make-along for both knitters and crocheters. We can all work together on this project as we each make a toe up sock. Rohn Strong is our special guest designer and has created a beautiful pair of crochet socks for our event. I, Marly Bird, designed the knit pair.

Make-alongs, in this case a sock-along, are a great way for knitters and crocheters to work alongside each other making something that is similar but not identical. Knitters and crocheters will both be making a pair of toe up basic socks, perfect for advanced beginners. This ‘vanilla’ sock will have build your confidence to work on any sock you want.

Over a three week period I will release new sections of the project giving us time to work along together. If you follow along with the links below you will be able to make each section for each week. At the end of the three weeks you will have a beautiful finished pair of toe up socks.

Green Lower Case R Ravelry Symbol - Marly Bird
Be sure to favorite and queue up this project on Ravelry!

Link to the 2020 Knitting My First Toe Up Sock on Ravelry

Link to the 2020 Crochet My First Toe Up Sock on Ravelry

Details and Materials for Sock-Along


To Fit Size:

  • Foot Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) inches
  • Foot Length: Adjustable
  • Sock Height: 5 inches from top of heel

Actual Sock Measurements:

  • Foot Circumference: 5.5 (6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5) inches
  • Foot Length: Adjustable
  • Sock Height: 5 inches from top of heel


Partially Complete Toe up sock - 9 inch Circular Needles - Sock Along - Knit Along and Crochet Along - Marly Bird


  • Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon super fine weight yarn; 1.75oz/50g; 166yds/152m) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls Flax OR ANY SOCK WEIGHT YARN
    • note: we will talk about how to make the socks the same size and Marly wants to make sure the larger sizes have a nice length at the leg which is why they require 1 ball more.
  • US 2 [2.75 mm] or size to obtain gauge
    • socks with 2 circulars: 2 needles, 1 24″ and the other longer than 24″
    • socks with magic loop: 1 circular longer than 24″
    • socks with 9″ needle: of course a 9″ circular needle but you will also use a longer than 24″ circular at the toe.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers–both removable and nonremovable.

Recommended Gauge

32 stitches / 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round (you want tight stitches for socks as it helps with the wear of them)


Partially Complete Toe up sock - Crochet Needles - Sock Along - Knit Along and Crochet Along - Marly Bird


  • Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon super fine weight yarn; 1.75oz/50g; 166yds/152m) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls Flax OR ANY SOCK WEIGHT YARN
  • US [2.5mm] Crochet Hook or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Four Split Ring Stitch Markers, 1 in Color A, 2 in Color B, 1 in Color C

Recommended Gauge

24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Extended Single Crochet

Sock Knitting Tools and Supplies

Looking for the perfect yarn or ball winder or needles or hooks? Check out our list of great sock knitting and sock crochet tools and supplies here: https://marlybird.com/sock-knitting-tools-and-supplies/

Exclusive Sock Bag

For this special event I have also teamed up with my friend Lindsey from Erin.Lane Bags. She has created a BEAUTIFUL sock bag just for us!

These are SPECIAL EDITION and have a LIMITED QUANTITY. So, do not hesitate too long to grab your bag! This bag will be perfect for this sock-along and future projects.

???? Purchase your Exclusive Sock Bag Here for $35: SOLD OUT

Crochet Sock Bag - Marly Bird

How Do I Participate

This page is where you will need to come for each clue. At the start of each clue hour I will update the information below with the new link. Each link will take you to a page with that section of the pattern.

Join the Marly’s Minionson Facebook and you can post your pictures there, get updates, and chat along with everyone else that is making the project!

Watch the Announcement Video


The link for each section is listed below next to the date.

???? Toe Up Knit Sock Instructions (posted by 10am EST)

Week 1 | Part 1 of 3| July 8, 2020 (click the link): https://marlybird.com/my-first-toe-up-knit-sock-part-1-of-3/

Week 2 | Part 2 of 3| July 15, 2020 (click the link): https://marlybird.com/my-first-toe-up-knit-sock-part-2-of-3/

Week 3 | Part 3 of 3| July 22, 2020 (click the link): My First Toe Up Knit Sock || Part 3 of 3

???? Toe Up Crochet Sock Instructions (posted by 10am EST)

Week 1 | Part 1 of 3| July 8, 2020 (click the link): https://marlybird.com/my-first-toe-up-crochet-sock-part-1-of-3/

Week 2 | Part 2 of 3| July 15, 2020 (click the link): https://marlybird.com/my-first-toe-up-crochet-sock-part-2-of-3/

Week 3 | Part 3 of 3| July 22, 2020 (click the link): My First Toe Up Crochet Sock || Part 3 of 3

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  1. Luann says:

    I expected this following your knitting posts this past few weeks. Wow, I actually have all sorts of the correct yarn.

  2. Aida Hartmann says:

    I looked for the links to the yarn you spoke about at yesterday’s event announcement, not in YouTube or here.
    Please posarte, I didn’t write anything down thinking they would be linked below video.

  3. Linda says:

    Looking forward to the crochet-a-Long. I have a 2.55mm steel hook from Susan Bates and a 2.25 Clover amor hook. Which would be best to use for the toe-up socks?

  4. June Milano says:

    Hi Linda Says, try making your guage swatch with the 2.55 SBates hook first to see where you stand on guage. Go from there is my suggestion. 🙂 Marly has the necessary guage listed on her blog.

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