Saturday, June 8, 2013

Newborn Baby Sock Crochet Pattern

I have niece named Puchy (yes, it's a nickname) who is pregnant with twin girls. Yay!!

Here we are at her wedding a few years back.  She's a beautiful person inside and out!  So I've been working on making her a bunch of baby socks and hats to keep the babies nice and toasty warm.

The pattern I came up with is super quick and easy.  Great for when you need to make quite a few!
Grab a hook and some yarn and let's get hooking!

Stitches & Terms Used:

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch- Chain

Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet (ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop, yo, pull through one loop, [foundation chain made] yo, pull through two loops, [fsc made]).  To make the next fsc, insert hook into the foundation chain of the previous fsc, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo, pull through two loops.

Rd – Round

Sc – Single Crochet

Sc 2 tog – Single Crochet 2 Together (Pull up a loop in the next stitch, pull up a loop in the following stitch, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook)

Sl st – Slip Stitch

Sk – Skip

St – Stitch

Yarn: This pattern uses only a very small amount of yarn.  1 pair of socks will require 1 oz, or 100 yards of sport weight yarn.  Sample made with Heather Prime Alpaca by Galler Yarns (seriously my all time favorite yarn . . . EVER!)

Gauge: 7 stitches and 8 rows of sc is a 1 inch square.

Size: Newborn, about 3.5 inches long. (If you'd like your socks to be bigger, you can increase the hook size and/or use a heavier weight yarn).

Hook: D hook (3.25 mm)

Ch 6 making sure to leave a long beginning tail to weave up any potential gaps in the toe.

Starting with toe:
Rd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 ch, 4 sc in last ch, turn work and continue down other side of ch, 1 sc in next 3 ch, 1 sc in first worked ch, sl st to first sc of round to join. (14) Right Side.

Rd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, sl st to first sc of round to join. (22)

Make foot:
Rds 3-19: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to first sc of round to join. (22)

Make heel opening:
Rd 20: Turn, 7 fsc, sk next 7 st, 1 sc in next 15 st, sl st to first fsc of round to join. (22)

Make leg:
Rd 21-25: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to first sc of round to join. (22) Do not fasten.

Make Cuff:
Ch 13
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 st, sl st in next 2 st along top of leg. (12)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk the 2 sl st you just made and, 1 sc in blo in each st back to top of cuff. (12)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo in each st to edge of leg, sl st in next 2 st along top of leg. (12)

Following Rows: Repeat rows 2 and 3 around edge of leg. With wrong side facing, sc edges of cuff together.

Make heel:

With right side facing, join yarn in first fsc of round 20.

Rd 1: Ch 1, work 16 sc evenly around heel opening. (16)
Rd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 6 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 6 st, sl st in first st of round to join. (14)
Rd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 5 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 5 st, sl st in first st of round to join. (12)

With sock inside out, sc heel opening closed.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

You are done!

Now whip up some V-Stitch Hats and you've got yourself a very lovely baby set!



  1. Omg I lovvvve these! Soo very cute. I must make a pair for my brothers new baby & for a baby shower I'm going to next week. That yarn is gorgeous & I love alpaca so much, but as a mommy I would not find time to hand wash the babies socks. ;) Love the pattern so much. Can't wait to try it & thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! I agree for older kids, but newborns don't generally need their socks washed very often if at all. I think if handwashing is an issue, maybe try super wash wool or cotton. Thanks for commenting!

  2. These are so cute! I want to make a few of the things you post and am considering purchasing a couple patterns you have on Etsy. Before I make a swatch, I was wondering if you crochet on the loose or tight side or in the middle. I tend to go down a hook size for most patterns because I crochet on the loose side.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks! I definitely am tight but i think I would stick with d unless the baby is really teency. Have fun!

  3. Hi Sarah, how do you make the socks stretchier? will crocheting in the back loops only for the sc help?

    1. Sc blo will make it length wise stretchy not width wise. You could add a few more stitches if you think they are too tight. Or do 1 more increase round at the toe.

  4. Hi Sarah, I'm a new follower to your lovely blog :-). Thanks for the great pattern, the crocheted baby socks are so cute! I'll have to test them when I'll need the next pair to give away (just knitted the last). Have a beautiful day!! xxx Nata

  5. ...what yarn do y'all recommend...I am thinking a thinner yarn...washable wool blend mix?......Wendy....

  6. So grateful for the pattern and I am looking forward to trying this.

  7. On round twenty, where you're beginning the heel, the picture shows chain stitches....but the instructions just say to skip 7 stitches....I'm assuming that's where you make the chain....7 chains...or more...and then start in after skipping the 7 stitches with the 15 single crochets? Did I miss the chaining part somewhere in the instructions? Thanks

    1. You can chain, but the instructions call for 7 fsc (foundation single crochet) then skip 7 st. Hope that helps!

    2. Hi Sarah! Thanks for answering the last comment! however, i am still struggling with row 20.. it says:

      Rd 20: Turn, 7 fsc, sk next 7 st, 1 sc in next 15 st, sl st to first fsc of round to join. (22).

      So I have the foot of the sock and now I made 7 foundation single crochets and then it says skip the next 7 stitches, but I don't understand, because what is there to skip? if I look at the photo under Rd 20 I see that I have the same, but I don't know what I need to skip, because I am at the end of 7 f. single crochets.. hope you can help me!

    3. Just don't crochet in the next 7 stitches in the row below to create the hole for the heel. If yours looks like mine then you're fine.

  8. I'm a beginner but I think I could actually do these! THANK YOU for the step-bystep photos!

  9. Such an adorable knitted baby socks, thanks for the pattern. Try visit our page White + Warren for more knitted socks for baby. Thanks !

  10. Is the 3.5 in heel to toe ... love the pattern by the way thank you ...

  11. Thank for this simple and quick pattern!
    I used wool/mohair yarn with a 3.25mm and it's a little tight. I think next time I'll use a different yarn.
    Thanks! 😄

  12. Where can I get a printable version or one I can save to my drive?

  13. How many chains do you start with? I'm not really sure how to start this and I don't see anywhere that says how many chains to do before starting the toe

    1. It says at the beginning of the pattern to Chain "6"


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