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’!
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these socks:
Designed by Nadia Fuad
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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
-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.
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.
You can embellish with your own flowers or bows
Rnd 1: SC 20 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc.
In Magic Ring, SC 20, Sl st to beginning sc.
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)
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.
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