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Crochet Tutorial: Knee-High Socks

Sometimes I see a photo and consider what it would take to design something into a crochet pattern based on just that-a photo. That is what inspired these floral pastel knee-socks. I was sent the same photo of a pair of knit socks numerous times, and realized that once again, I would need to challenge myself to see what I could do by taking that knit sock concept from a single picture and translate it into crochet. I have to admit this was not an easy task.

First, socks are not easy to begin with. That alone had me hesitating, but knowing myself and how, once faced with a challenge, I don’t back down. I decided to just forge ahead and see where this took me and I was not disappointed.

As the socks took shape, the more excited I became. It took a total of two full days and a lot of long hours of designing and filming to bring you this tutorial. To be honest, I will say that at one point I saw double and almost pulled my hair out trying to troubleshoot how to make this work, but hopefully I have ironed out all the wrinkles to bring you another tutorial that is easy to follow.

I used pastel colors in my pattern but the ideas are endless when it comes to color combinations. I am excited to see your creators choices when making your own pair. These are exceptionally comfortable and fun to wear. In my photos, I have them over a pair of creme color leggings, but around the house these would be so nice to wear with your favorite night shirt or shorts and t-shirt! Have fun creating this fabulous pair of knee-socks!

Below you will see a couple photos of my finished work and then the video tutorial. Below the video shows the written pattern for these socks. Happy Hookin’!

Knee-high Socks
Knee High Socks
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these socks:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a Comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

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-Less than 90.5 Yards/82 Meters Of EACH color.
Bernat Softee Baby in Mint
Bernat Softee Baby in Lemon
Bernat Softee Baby in Pink
Bernat Softee Baby in White
Bernat Softee Baby in Blue
Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather
Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-These socks are worked from the top down.
-These socks will fit a size 6-9 American Woman’s Shoe Size foot. The video tutorial explains how to make these larger or smaller with very few simple steps. Please watch the entire video tutorial to learn how to do this for other sizes.
-To make these smaller or larger, just measure the calf muscle of leg and chain and amount that is a multiple of 6.
-The CH 2 or CH 1 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch. Sl st to the beginning stitch of that round to go onto the next round.
-SEW IN YOUR LOOSE ENDS AS YOU GO! YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half-Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half-Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC2TOG: Half-Double Crochet Decrease
Puff Stitch (PS): Y/O, insert hook into directed stitch, Y/O, pull through, Y/O, Insert hook back into the same stitch, Y/O, Pull through, Y/O, Insert Hook back into same st, Y/O, pull through. (you should have 7 loops on your hook at this point.) Y/O and pull through all loops on hook. Puff stitch made.
Cable Stitches: Skip 2 sts, FPDC in next st, FPDC in next st, FPDC in each skipped stitch. (Cables should be worked in this order: 3rd, 4th, 1st, 2nd) Please watch video tutorial to learn how to do the cable stitch.
LSC: Long Single Crochet

Socks  Make 2

Ch 54, sl st to 1st ch to form ring. ch 2
Rnd 1: HDC in each ch around, sl st to beginning, ch 2 (54 HDC)
Rnd 2: HDC in 1st 2 sts, *Cable Stitches over next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, ending w/ cable sts. Sl st to beginning. Ch up 2. (9 cables, 18 HDC)
Rnd 3: HDC in 1st 2 sts, *FPDC over next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. Ch up 2 (36 FPDC, 18 HDC)
Rnd 4: Repeat Round 3
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 3
Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
(Continue Cable pattern for however long you want if you are making different sizes, then go onto round 8)
Change to Yellow after Rnd 7
Rnd 8: HDC around, Sl st to beginning, ch up 1 (54 HDC) Change to White after Rnd 8
Rnd 9: SC in each st around, sl st to beginning, ch up 1 (54 sc)
Rnd 10: SC around, sl st to beginning, ch up 1 (54 sc)
Rnd 11: SC in 1st 5 sts, LSC in net st working in st from Rnd 9, *SC in next 5 sts, LSC in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning, ch up 1. (9 LSC, 45 SC)
Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 10
Rnd 13: Repeat Rnd 11 working LSC’s in LSC’s from Rnd 11. Change to pink after this round.
Rnd 14: Repeat Round 10
Rnd 15: *SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning, change to white at the end of this round (48 SC)
Rnd 16: SC in 1st 4 sts, LSC into LSC from Rnd 13, SC in net 4 sts, LSC, SC in next 5 sts, LSC, SC in next 4 sts, LSC, SC in next 4 sts, LSC, SC in next 5 sts, LSC, SC in next 5 sts, LSC, SC in next 4 sts, LSC, SC in next 4 sts, LSC, sl st to beginning. (48 sts)
Change to Pink after Round 16
Rnds 17-18: Repeat Round 10, Change to White after round 18
Rnd 19: Repeat Round 16, working LSC’s in LSC’s from round 16. Change to Blue after round 19.
Rnds 20-21: Repeat Round 10, Change to White after round 21.
Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 16 working LSC’s in LSC’s from Rnd 19. Change to Green after round 22.
Rnds 23-24: Repeat Round 10, Change to White after Round 24
Rnd 25: Repeat Round 16 working LSC’s in LSC’s from Rnd 22.
Rnds 26-27: Repeat Round 10
Rnd 28: Repeat Round 16 working LSC’s in LSC’s from Rnd 25.
Rnds 29-30: Repeat Round 10
Rnd 31: Repeat Round 16, working LSC’s in LSC’s from Rnd 28. Sl st to beginning st, ch up 2, change color to Gray after round 31.
Rnd 32: HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning, Ch up 2. (48 HDC)
Rnd 33: *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning. Ch up 2. (42 HDC)
Rnd 34-35: Repeat Rnd 32. Change to white after round 35.
Rnd 36: Repeat Rnd 32, change to Yellow after round 36.
Rnd 37: *HDC in 6 sts, PS in next st, Repeat from * around, Sl st to beginning. Change to white. Ch 1.
Rnd 38: Repeat Round 10. Change to Yellow after this round. Ch up 2
Rnd 39: Repeat Rnd 37, Change to White after this round. Ch up 1
Rnd 40: Repeat Round 10, Change to Gray after this round. Ch up 2
Rnd 41: Repeat Rnd 32, change to pink after this round, ch up 1
Rnd 42-44: Repeat Rnd 10. Change to Green after rnd 44, , ch up 2
Rnd 45-48: Repeat Rnd 32, Change to Yellow after rnd 48. ch up 1
Rnd 49: Repeat Rnd 10. Change to Pink after this round. Ch up 2
Rnd 50: Repeat Rnd 32
Rnd 51-54: *BPHDC in next 2 sts, FPHDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around. Change to white after round 54, ch up 1.
Rnd 55: Repeat Rnd 10. Change to Gray after this round
Rnd 56-59: Repeat Rnd 32. Change to Blue after rnd 59.

Shaping the Heel:
Rnd 60: SC around
*You will be working in rows for the next few steps. Watch the video tutorial to learn how to shape the heel.
Row 61: SC in 21 sts leaving the rest unworked. Ch 1, turn
Row 62: SC across, Ch 1, turn (21 sc)
Row 63-71: SC across, ch 1, turn (or make as many rows that measure about 2 inches, End on a row that the outside of the sock is facing you)
Row 72: SC in next 12 sts (or halfway through your 21 sts), [SC2TOG] 2x, ch 1, turn
Row 73: SC in next 3 sts [SC2TOG] 2x, ch 1, turn
Row 74: SC in next 5 sts [sc2tog] 2x, ch 1, turn
Row 75: SC in next 7 sts [sc2tog]2x, ch 1, turn
Row 76-?: Repeat Row 75 until all sts on row 71 are worked

We will be working in rounds now:
Next Rounds are as follows:
Rnd 77: With the outside of the sock facing you, ch 1, work 13 sc down left side of heel. Place st marker, sc in next 21 sts, place st marker, work 13 sc up right side of heel, 1 sc in each st across heel. sl st to beginning sc.
Rnd 78: Ch 1, sc in each st until 2 sc before marker, sc2tog, sc until next marker, sc2tog, sc in the rest of the sts on round, sl st to beginning.
Rnds 79-84: Repeat Rnd 78 until there are 42 sts left. Change to Yellow after Rnd 84.

Foot part: You can make this next part however long you want if you have smaller or longer feet.
Rnds 85-88: Repeat Rnd 10, ch up 2 after round 88 (42 sc)
Rnd 89: HDC around, change to Pink after round 89, ch up 2 (42 HDC)
Rnd 90: *[FPHDC in next 2 sts, BPHDC in next 2 sts] 8x, HDC in the rest of the sts around, sl st to beginning. Ch up 2.
Rnds 91-94: Repeat Rnd 90. Change to Blue after rnd 94
Rnd 95-98: Repeat Rnd 90. Change to Yellow after Rnd 98
Rnd 99-100: Repeat Rnd 90. Change to Gray after Rnd 100
Rnd 101: SC in each st around. Add st marker to each side (watch Video tutorial to learn where exactly to place your stitch markers.
Rnd 102: SC to first st marker [SC2TOG] 2x, SC to next st marker [SC2TOG] 2x, SC in the rest of the sts around.
Rnds 103-107: Repeat Rnd 102 until you have 18 sts left. Fasten off with long tail.

**Turn your work inside out, Sew toe part closed.

Flowers:
You can embellish with your own flowers or bows
With Yellow,
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: SC 20 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc.
Fasten OFF

OR
In Magic Ring, SC 20, Sl st to beginning sc.
Fasten off

Rnd 2: With Any Color, Attach to any SC around. Ch 3, 5 DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, Sl st in next st, Sk 1 st, 6 DC in next st, Repeat from * Around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. (5 petals made)

Make as many flowers as you’d like and sew them to your socks. (See video tutorial for placement)

Leaves:
Ch 9
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 3 ch’s, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make as many leaves as you want.
Sew leaves next to flower on sock.

Enjoy!

***You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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42 responses

  1. I am currently on y 48 square for the GG coat. I am using your pattern as a guideline with my own color choices. I want to thank you for all you hard work. I will be making these socks next.

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    • Please refer to the “NOTES” section of the pattern. It gives instructions how to make these different sizes. Also, in the video tutorial, I try to explain clearly how to make these bigger or smaller. Thank you for your comment. ~Nadia

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  3. oh thank you for this!! i have been admiring a few posted on fb and am so grateful to you Nadia for doing a video and pattern for FREE on this!!! 🙂 thank you!!! 🙂

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  4. I cannot say thank you enough for sharing your talent and hard work on making this pattern. I have seen the knit socks so many times on my Facebook page, and family members begging me to make them a pair. Them not realizing it is knit and I crochet. You just made this momma one very happy momma. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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    • also on sock pattern it would be a lot easier to sew the flowers on sock as you are working from top to bottom..it was a real pain to sew on the flowers after the sock was done…i finished my pair and i do like them..but next time i will sew flowers and leaves as i go..thank you for the pattern

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  6. This was like a birthday present for me. you posted on March 4 and I saw it on my birthday the 8th. I was so happy. So many of my friends and co-workers have asked me to make these socks.I found a pattern on ESTY is was a bit confusing. When I saw your tutorial its was like a light in the darkness. You made everything so clear. Thank you so much. I cant wait to make these. I will definitely post a picture of my finished work. Thanks so much. keep up the great work!!

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  7. You are amazing. I love your passion and your talented. These socks are beautiful. I would like to make mine as leg warmers. To go over my leggings in the winter. At the moment im doing your 365 granny squares. Im learning a lot of different things. I hope to mix and match with plain squares. As I am only at beginner level. Keep up the amazing work. I love you videos.

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  8. Iam making ur sock pattern u said what to do to Mae bigger,my calf is 13 so x6 equal 78 but I need the foot size the same has urs so how would I do that?

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    • Hmm, Good question. I would recommend starting your decreases on the few rounds before the heel. Decrease as much as you need to (even if the sock turns out a little longer) then continue with working the heel stitches. I hope that makes sense! ~Nadia

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  9. Hi Nadia! I’m following your video step by step and wanted to know about adding “a stitch or two” at the end of Row 11 and by doing so this increases the count of sc stitches. (for example) the pattern says you should end with 45 sc. If I have 46 or 47 sc it will throw the count off. In moving ahead will this adjustment be okay and just simply change the count of stitches I will have for the remainder of the pattern?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    • Yes, that should be okay as long as your LSC’s match up with the previous rows. You could eliminate making LSC’s and just do regular SC’s in those stitches to avoid misalignment of any stitches. I hope this helps you in making these adorable socks! Enjoy! ~Nadia

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      • Thank you, everything is lining up nicely. I’ve added that extra stitch and will just continue throughout.

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  10. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’ve been drooling over the knitted ones for a while but I don’t knit. I’ve been trying to figure out how I could crochet these but you did all the work figuring that out for us! Much appreciated!!

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  11. Hi Nadia. I want to make these socks with only the the cable stitch that is on the foot part of the sock. Would you be able to tell me how to go about doing that? It would be greatly appreciated.

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  14. I watched your video on Utube for the croched socks with the flowers on the side. I have always wanted to try socks. Your instructions are super clear and so easy to understand. You show exactly where the stitch is. You make it so easy. I am so happy to have found you. Do you have a DVD of this pattern? I need to be able to pause when needed. I don’t see a way to do this on Utube. I hope you have one. My email is 1943sumrallgirl@gmail.com. Thanking you in advance for your reply.

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  15. Last year I found this cute mermaid blanket and went online, got the pattern, watched the video. Not long after that my daughter says, “mom I found this cardigan pattern! Will you make it and of course I go online for the pattern and noticed it was Nadia Fuad again! I thought, “how funny lol” now my daughter, again this year says “mom I found a sock pattern on Pinterest! Will you make them!” I’m online right now and guess who’s pattern again? lol I always end up with you!
    Thank you for these awesome patterns! You have such a cute personality and are very easy to follow. I’m more of a knitter because I can’t seem to find a lot of crochet patterns that I like, but yours are very cute!

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    • They are quite stretchy, so they hug the leg nicely. They don’t fall down for me but if they do for others, you could weave a chain around the cuff and have puff balls on it to make it more fancy if you’d like! That way it would be like a drawstring for the leg cuff. ~Nadia

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    • The yarn I used for these socks is a Size 3-Light yarn, which is very similar to DK yarn or lighter even. Anything Aran or Worsted Weight would still work, but it will be bulkier. I hope this helps in deciding what yarn to use. Good luck! ~Nadia

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  16. I’ve just finished the socks and absolutely love them! The first time I saw the picture, I had to make them! I’ve made them for my daughter for Christmas. I hope she loves them too, but if she doesn’t, I’ll be keeping them for myself!
    They were easier than I expected, and I only had to refer to the video for stitches I didn’t know, such as front and back post. The foot shaping was surprisingly easy too. I’ve never made anything like this before.
    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I will be checking out more of your work!
    Btw, I used the same colours as you, as I think they are perfect!

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  17. Your tutorial is the best, so easy to follow. I just finished the first sock and I am feeling quite accomplished! On to the second!!

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  18. Just finished the second pair. I have been crocheting for almost 50 years and I could not have done these without your tutorial. Thank you so much. I did post pics on your facebook, but I don’t know if the pic stayed. Thank you so much for all your help and patterns. I am starting GG coat now.

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  19. I am half done making these socks. Your video tutorial is fantastic! I have picked up some new knowledge that i didn’t even know i was missing! Thanks so much!

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