This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby socks -Two Tone Socks. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a pair of perfect baby socks.
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Not every crocheter is a knitter and not every knitter is a crocheter. I can say for my self that I can crochet quite well, but knitting is a totally different dimension for me.
I am familiar with basics, how to knit and purl, and how to attach the yarn on my knitting needles, but that’s all I can do. I still hope that one day I will take the knitting needles and start practicing and learning new stitches, but for now, I am to occupy with crocheting. So much to learn and so much fun stuff to do.
There is so many beautiful patterns for knit socks, for babies, kids, and adults, but I could not find so many crochet ones. That’s why I decided to make my own. I am so happy to share with you my new crochet pattern for baby socks. The pattern is made with a bit thinner yarn that I usually use. It is a DK (originally Sock weight before the update – August 2020) weight yarn.
I bought it in so many different colors, took my 3.0 mm crochet hook, and started crocheting. I came up with this simple crochet tutorial available here as a written pattern, a video tutorial on my Youtube channel, and for those who would like to have it as a PDF file, jump to my pattern store on Etsy.
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YARN: DK weight yarn – Paintbox Cotton DK, 2 colors of your choice, 1 skein of each color
CROCHET HOOK: 3.0 mm crochet hook, or the size needed to obtain the gauge.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
Work 13 stitches and 8 1/2 rows in hdc using a 3.0 mm crochet hook and an DK weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!
Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.
Stitches and Abbreviations
- sst/sts – stitch/stitches
- ch – chain
- ss – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – join two dc sts together
- BLO – work into back loops only
- Sizes: 0 – 6 months (for free below), 6 – 12 months ( Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts).
- How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern (here).
- The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
- Skill level: Easy/Medium
- Measurements: sole 9 cm or 3.5 inches and ribbing (circumference) 10 cm or 3.9 inches.
- Fit is meant to be comfortable. Not too loose and not too tight.
- The left and the right sock are identical.
- Share your finished items with me on social media using #crobypatterns
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Crochet Baby Sock Tutorial – Two Tone Socks
The pattern for crochet baby socks is written in a few simple steps:
- middle part
- upper part
Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.
Take the DK weight yarn in color 1, and 3.0 mm crochet hook and crochet a foundation chain made of 7 chains.
Work in rounds.
Round 1: Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work 3 hdc into the same. Work 1 hdc into the next 4. Work 6 hdc into the last chain. Now continue on the opposite side. Work 1 hdc into the next 4. Finish the round with 3 hdc sts into the last ch. Join the round with a ss. = 20 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the first one. Work 2 hdc sts into the next two sts. Work 1 hdc into next 4 sts. 2 hdc into next 2. Work 1 hdc into the next 2. Work 2 hdc into the next 2 sts. Work 1 hdc into next 4 sts. 2 hdc into next 2. Finish the round with 1 hdc into the last one. Join the round with ss. = 28 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1. Start in the first. Work 1 hdc into the next 28 sts. Join the round with ss. = 28 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Take the DK weight yarn in color 2 and 3.0 mm crochet hook. Attach the yarn. Start in the same st.
Work in rounds. Join each round with ss.
Rounds 1 – 6: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 28 sts. Join with ss. = 28 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
This part is made as a separate segment and will be once it is finished, attached to the main part.
Take the DK weight yarn in color 1 and 3.0 mm crochet hook and create a Magic Ring.
Secure the magic ring with ch 1.
Round 1: Work 8 hdc sts into the magic ring. Join with ss. = 8 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc sts into each stitch all the way around. Join the round with ss. = 16 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the same st. Work 1 hdc into next 7 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the same st. Join the round with ss. = 20 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 8 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the ch-1 space from the round below. Work 1 hdc into next 9 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the ch-1 space from the round below. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Join the round with a ss. = 24 sts.
Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 9 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the ch-1 space from the round below. Work 1 hdc into next 11 sts. Work 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the ch-1 space from the round below. Work 1 hdc into the last two sts. Join the round with a ss. = 28 sts.
Mark 15 sts on the middle part and attach the heel to those 15 sts using a small amount of yarn and a needle.
Take the DK weight yarn in color 2 and 3.0 mm crochet hook.
The heel is attached to the main part with 15 sts, 13 are still undone.
The main part is attached to the heel with 15 sts,13 are still undone.
Together, that is 26 undone stitches, that we are going to use for the upper part of the sock. To that 26, we are going to add two additional sts in round 1.
Round 1: Place the sock on a flat surface (photo!). Find the stitch marked on the photo – the last st where middle part and heel were joined. Start crocheting your first round. Work 1 hdc into each of next 14 sts. Work 1 hdc into the stitch where the middle part and heel were joined. Continue on the heel and then work 1 hdc into each of the next 13 sts. Join the round with a ss. = 28 (30) sts.
Round 2: Ch 2. Start in the same st. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of the next 11 sts. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 13 sts. Join the round with ss. = 26 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Take the DK weight yarn in color 2 and 3.0 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain made of 17 chains.
Start in the 2nd ch from the hook.
Work in rows.
Row 1: Work 1 sc into each of next 16 sts. = 16 sts.
Rows 2 – 26: Ch 1. Turn. Work 1 sc in BLO into the next 16 sts. = 16 sts.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Join both ends of the ribbings together with 16 slip stitches. Each stitch going through both stitches at the same time – the front loop on the foundation chain and the front loop on the last row of the ribbing.
When you have that, keep the ribbing turned the wrong side out. Take the sock (make sure the right side of the sock is facing out), now slide the sock inside the ribbing.
Take a small amount of yarn or use the yarn end from the ribbing if it is long enough and sew the ribbing and sock together.
Roll the ribbing up. And your first sock is complete. Repeat the steps for the second sock!
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The pattern was updated: August 2020.