Whether you've been hooking for years or have only just caught the crochet bug, every crocheter simply must try hooking up a pair of cosy crochet socks! While hand-made socks are commonplace in the knitting world, they're somewhat of a more specialised item for us crocheters and can be a bit tricky for crochet beginners - but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of awesome crochet sock patterns for you to try! From chunky crochet socks that are perfect for snuggling up in on cold winter days, to glamorous lace crochet socks that are just made for showing off, you're bound to find your perfect pair in our pick of our favourite crochet sock patterns. And if you're just as comfortable with a pair of knitting needles as you are with a crochet hook, then you might also enjoy our pick of the Best sock knitting patterns too.


Best crochet sock patterns

Free crochet sock pattern by HanJanCrochet

Our first free sock crochet pattern is absolutely perfect for showing off the colour gradients in your favourite 4ply variegated yarn! This stunning pair of crochet socks by Hannah Cross features solid toe and heel sections, with a lovely lace stitch pattern making up the rest of the sock.

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Treble Stripe socks crochet pattern by Simone Francis

If you like your socks more on the chunky side, then you'll love these striped crochet socks by Simone Francis. Made up of the classic granny treble stitch combo we all know and love, these socks are both fun and fast to make, plus as all those stripes of DK yarn mean it's also a great project for using all those left-over bits of yarn in your stash!

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granny stripe crochet socks pattern

Free granny square slippers crochet pattern by Fran Morgan

Sticking with the granny stitch theme, we thought you might also like our brilliant free granny square slipper socks crochet pattern by Fran Morgan. Ok, so we know they're not technically socks, but they are incredibly simple and make a great project for crochet newbies who aren't quite ready to tackle a proper crochet sock pattern yet.

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Easy toe up crochet socks pattern by DoraDoes

If you're looking for a crochet sock pattern that keeps things simple and makes a great pair of everyday socks, then how about this easy crochet sock pattern by DoraDoes. It features a toe-up construction which means it's straight forward to make, but also means you can easily adjust the pattern to fit you perfectly as well as making them as long as you like!

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toe up crochet socks pattern

Free crochet yoga socks pattern by Plymouth Yarns

By far the trickiest parts of making crochet socks are the toe and heel sections - but you can always just skip these bits and focus on your fancy textured stitches with this free crochet yoga socks pattern from Plymouth Yarns.

Find the Free crochet yoga socks pattern on Lovecrafts.com

free yoga socks crochet pattern
If you fancy giving your entire sock drawer a crochet makeover, then you've should definitely treat yourself to this book by top crochet sock designer Rohn Strong. The Step into Crochet pattern book features 19 crochet sock patterns, as well as being a fab resource book full of techniques, construction methods and top tips!
Step into crochet socks pattern book

Mosaic crochet sock pattern by YarnandFabric

There's been a real surge in popularity for Mosaic crochet in recent years, which is brilliant for making intricate geometric designs. We instantly fell in love with this pair of mosaic crochet socks by YarnandFabric which feature a range of different patterns and colours - making them a pair of socks you'll definitely want to show off!

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mosaic crochet socks pattern

Beginner crochet sock pattern by BrianaK

We do have a bit of a soft spot for stripy socks, and if they're simple to hook up and use a self-striping yarn then so much the better! So of course we love this Beginner crochet sock pattern by BrianaK, which even has an accompanying video to help you through the make!

Find the Beginner crochet sock pattern on Lovecrafts.com

beginner crochet socks pattern

Honeycomb socks crochet pattern by MonPetitViolon

If you're looking for a crochet sock pattern that is extra fancy, then you'll love this honeycomb socks crochet pattern by MonPetitViolon. These knee-high socks really show off the gorgeous stitch pattern, and the clever addition of a bit of elastic helps to keep them from falling down too!

Buy the Honeycomb socks crochet pattern on Lovecrafts.com

honeycomb crochet socks pattern

Free family socks crochet pattern by Patons

As much as we enjoy snazzy stripes and fancy stitches, the most important factor when making crochet socks is that they fit! Most sock patterns will tell you what shoe size they can be made for, however a lot of patterns are only available in women's sizes (and even then, not ALL women's sizes). So if you're wanting to make a pair of crochet socks for a man, woman or child, then this free crochet sock pattern by Patons has you covered, as it includes instructions for the whole family - from 2 year olds to mens size 11 (it's a US pattern, so that'll be a UK mens size 10).

Find the Free family socks crochet pattern on Yarnspirations.com

patons free crochet socks pattern

Free crochet sock pattern by Hobbii

When the weather takes a turn for the worst and those chilly winter days set in, then there's nothing we love more than getting cosy in a pair of chunky warming socks. This fabulous free crochet sock pattern from Hobbii uses simple stitches worked in the back loop to create a lovely textured fabric, as well as using a roving-style aran yarn to give you soft and squishy stitches!

Find the Free crochet socks pattern on Hobbii.com

hobbii free crochet socks pattern
Fancy treating yourself to some lovely yarn as well as a lovely crochet pattern? Then check out the alpaca yarn crochet sock kit from Penrhallt Alpacas, which includes 3 balls of their own 100% Alpaca yarn, as well as a crochet hook and pattern to make a pair of gorgeous alpaca crochet socks!
Alpaca yarn socks crochet kit

Colourwork socks crochet pattern by Anne Egan

Who's got time for plain boring socks - not us! If you're looking to treat your feet as well as trying out a whole range of stitches, then this colourwork socks crochet pattern by Anne Egan might just be perfect for you! This crochet sock pattern is packed full of colourful stripes and relief stitches, making it a project that will keep you entertained from start to finish!

Buy the Colourwork socks crochet pattern on Ravelry

colourwork socks crochet pattern

Odd socks crochet pattern by Marianne Rawlins

Now we were always told that you shouldn't wear odd socks - but rules were meant to be broken! This fun and funky odd socks crochet pattern by Marianne Rawlins is a great project for all you crochet renegades - although you can always just make a matching pair too if you want. They're nice and chunky thanks to the Aran yarn, and we love the ribbed cuff and pompom details too!

Buy the Odd socks crochet pattern on Ravelry

odd socks crochet pattern

Summer sorbet free sock crochet pattern by Drops

It's important to keep our feet warm and toasty during winter, but don't forget about your summer socks too! This gorgeous free sock crochet pattern by Drops features some lovely lace stitch details and scalloped edging, plus those sweet sorbet stripes will brighten up even the gloomiest of days!

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summer sorbet free crochet socks pattern

Cosy at home free crochet sock pattern by Red Heart

These chunky crochet slipper socks from Red Heart are a nice simple project that are great for wearing around the house, but are also great for if you need a chunkier pair of socks to go inside your walking boots or wellies! We love the neon bright colours, but of course you can always change it up to suit your own style, and the pattern includes instructions for sizes small, medium and large.

Find the Cosy at home free crochet sock pattern here

yarnspirations free crochet socks pattern

Free cupid socks crochet pattern by Anna Nikipirowicz

We're big fans of West Yorkshire Spinners signature 4ply yarn, which is available in a wide range of self-striping shades that are perfect for socks! Making sure not to leave us crocheters out (they have plenty of sock knitting patterns), West Yorkshire Spinners have teamed up with designer Anna Nikipirowicz to create this sweet cupid free sock crochet pattern, featuring some fancy front post stitches and an after-thought heel!

Find the Free cupid socks crochet pattern on Ravelry

WYS free crochet socks pattern

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of the best crochet sock patterns. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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