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Free Sock Patterns to Knit

Updated on August 1, 2017
Knitted socks are a favorite.
Knitted socks are a favorite. | Source

Knit socks are one of the favorite projects for knitters and rightly so. They are warm and comfortable and last for years. On this page, you'll find a long listing of free knitting patterns for socks.

Just click on the blue titles and it will take you to the free patterns with photos.

7 Free Sock Knitting Patterns - Knitting Daily offers a free ebook to download with 7 sock patterns. You just need to provide your email address and download it to your computer.

12 knit Sock Patterns - offers free patterns for ribbed, short, and bed socks, Ladie's, men's, and baby patterns are included. It is well worth checking their page.

20 Knit Sock Patterns - Knitting on the Net offers free patterns for the entire family. You'll find a collection of just about any kind of sock for everyone.

Absinthe Socks - Knitty - This designer states that she always wanted to design a sock pattern like those she has seen in paintings. The finished project is a work of art. These will fit anyone with a foot circumference that is 7 1/2 - to 8 1/2 inches.

Action Man Socks - Knit for Victory offers this pattern for ribbed socks that are extra warm. It has a super enforced heel to keep them from wearing out. The pattern uses sock weight wool.

Basic Cabled - The pattern from the Brain Lady Blogspot has a six stitch cable on each side of the leg. She used Patons Kroy 4-ply sock yarn and a 2.25 knitting needle.

Basketweave Ribbing - The socks will fit a size medium ladies foot. The Stitches of Violet blog offers this free pattern. She used fingering weight yarn and suggest using either a solid or short variegated yarn as this looks best.

Bulky Boot Socks - This free pattern fits a size 9" foot. TLC How Stuff Works offers the pattern that uses bulky weight wool yarn and says the they works up quickly.

Cable Knit Wool Socks - This free pattern is offered by the Canadian Living site. The socks have a Saxon braid down the front giving the cable effect. They are sized to fit an average women's foot and an average man's foot. Depending on size, the socks are knit with various yarns.

Cherry Blossom Socks - This free pattern for knitted socks is offered by Universal yarn. They are knitted with Debbie Macomber Blossom Street yarn.

How to Loom Knit Socks

Moonlight Sippersock - Knitting Pure and Simple - This is a cute pattern, because it has a quarter moon done in intarsia on the heel. It can also be knit as a plain sock. Worsted weight yarn was used. This is recommended for even beginners. The socks are knit with double point needles.

Nutmeg Sock - Cotton Clouds - These socks have a mini-cable pattern. You'll need a set of 4 double point size 1.5 needles. The pattern is provided compliments of Crystal Palace Yarn. Several choices of their yarn are given or if you use other yarn, the gauge is 8 stitches to one inch. The sock fits shoe size 7 1/2 -8 1/2, but instructions are given to change sizes.

Old Shale Two Yarn Sock - This free pattern from Stitches of Violet fit a size medium lady's foot. You'll need sock or fingering weight yarn to finish the socks. They have a ripple pattern around the top of the leg and along the toe and ankle. The pattern is designed to have the cuff folded down.

Pom Pom Peds - The Purl Bee offers this free pattern for what we always called tennis socks. These would make nice slippers too. The pattern is simple and they have a nice fit. One size fits most women.

Ribby Socks - TLC How Stuff Works offers this free pattern that is recommended as a good first pair of socks to try. The socks have a ribbed pattern that is quick to knit and are sized to fit a size Medium. Worsted weight striping yarn was used for this project.

Sadie - From Purple Steph's Blog comes this free pattern that is worked from the toe up. It has a reversed heel flap and gusset heel. The designer says you can use any sock yarn that matches the gauge.

Simple Knitted Socks - Canadian Living offers this free pattern for simple sporty socks. Patons Classic Wool yarn was used in the project. The pattern is simple enough that Canadian Living says they guarantee success. All sizes are included.

How to Knit Socks Tutorial


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    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      BlossomSB, That is a wonderful idea. From what I've read, the wool from the sheep that are usually grown in the US is the rough, scratchy kind. I think I will continue research on that subject and write a hub. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Great hub and very useful. I wonder if you could do one about the right kind of wools to buy and where to get them from?

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      Chitrangada Sharan, Thanks for viewing the hub. I'm happy you can use the patterns. Thanks for commenting.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      Kaili Bisson, Thanks for viewing the hub. I needed a pair of brown socks this summer and put my wool ones on and I was surprised too that wool kept my feet cool. I hope you are able to knit the Pom Pom Peds before summer. Thanks for commenting.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great and a very helpful hub. I love knitting and I am definitely going to try some of them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kaili Bisson profile image

      Kaili Bisson 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Barbara, this is great info. Thank you for sharing! I can see knitting a pair or two of the Pom Pom Peds in cotton through the winter so I can wear them for golf next season...ty! I have a big thick pair of knitted socks that I wear in my doeskin boots, and they actually keep my feet cool.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      teaches12345, Thanks and I agree that they are comfortable. I have a pair of wool ones and I wore them when it was warm and noticed that they kept my feet cool in summer too.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Nice! I love knitted socks because they are so much more comfortable to wear on those cold days - pretty too.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      AnniAz2, Thanks for viewing the list and I hope you find one you like. Thanks for commenting and voting it up.

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      8 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great information! Thanks - I'll bookmark this. I never could get the hang of double pointed needles except with the cable stitch, so maybe I'll give one of these patterns a try.

      Voted up!

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      Julie, I'm happy I was able to help. There are several beginner patterns and I hope you find one you like. Good luck with the socks! Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      Jackie, Thanks for sharing. I hope she does love the patterns.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      8 years ago from the beautiful south

      Oh I can crochet but knitting I just cannot do but my son's girlfriend will love this I am sure and I will send it to her, so thank you!

    • JulieStrier profile image


      8 years ago from Apopka, FL

      Oooh, I'm totally going to have to check out all of these patterns. I'm just now learning how to use dpns, mostly because I want to knit socks, and now it looks like I don't have to go searching for sock patterns. Great hub! :)


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