40 Beginner Easy Sock Knitting Patterns

To celebrate Socktober and to encourage you to brave the waters of sock knitting, I’ve brought you my favorite easy sock knitting patterns to inspire your yarny dreams this month.

Sock knitting is one of those things that many knitters find intimidating. I was one of them until I tried knitting socks last year and discovered I enjoyed it! Knitted socks usually look more daunting than they are, and you’re rewarded at the end with a beautiful, functional pair of socks that you’ll want to wear all the time.

“You know you can just buy socks, right?” Yes, I’m aware you can buy socks at the store. However, hand-knit socks are so much better than store-bought ones. Why? They fit, they’re comfy, they’re fancy, they’re any color you want, and they don’t have to match! What’s not to love about that?

Whether you’ve been knitting for years or have only just caught the knitting bug, every knitter simply must try making a pair of cozy knitted socks! From chunky knitted socks that are perfect for snuggling up in on cold winter days, to glamorous lace ones that are just made for showing off, you’re bound to find your perfect pair in my favorite picks below!


1. Beginner Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

A classic construction with cozy knit stitches on worsted-weight yarn, this Beginner Socks Knitting Pattern is perfect for first-time sock knitters and seasoned knitters alike. Designed with beginners in mind, this pattern thoroughly guides you through each step and with video guidance. You’ll be amazed by how quickly these socks knit up, and how fun they are to make.

Beginner Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

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2. Easy Cable Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

Worked cuff-down, these socks feature an easy-to-memorize cable pattern perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike! Don’t totally love working cables? No worries! There are plenty of rounds in between twists, so you can enjoy the squishy goodness of cabled fabric with a relaxing knit that’s just interesting enough to keep you engaged.

Easy Cable Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

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3. Easy Chunky Knit Tube Socks Pattern by The Snugglery

With a stretchy stitch and the right dimensions, you can knit up some quick slipper socks with only two needles, flat, using just knits and purls! These cozy slipper socks make great stocking stuffers and will easily fit almost everyone.

Hard to believe that these slippers are so beginner friendly? It’s actually a simple rectangle! All the shaping is done with just the natural stretch of the one by one ribbing. The toe is made by threading your yarn through the final stitches and drawing them closed, much like the top of a hat!

Easy Chunky Knit Tube Socks Pattern by The Snugglery

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4. Easiest Knitting Socks Pattern by Zoom Yummy

Don’t let the idea of knitting in the round or turning a heel intimidate you. With this simple sock knitting method, whipping up a pair of socks becomes as easy as knitting a scarf—if you can knit stockinette and make basic increases and decreases, you’ve got all the skills you’ll need.

Easiest Knitting Socks Pattern by Zoom Yummy

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5. Easy Heel Colorblock Socks Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

These easy-as-pie socks do an ingenious job of avoiding the potentially difficult heel- and gusset-shaping of traditional patterns. Here, you knit the whole leg and foot as a tube, stopping along the way for a couple of scrap-yarn half-rows, which you later pick up in order to knit the heel in the round. Amazing for first-time sock knitters, and anyone else who likes a simple trick!

Easy Heel Colorblock Socks Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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6. Helgen Socks Knitting Pattern by Anna Knitter Yarns

This Helgen Sock Pattern is a very easy but effective pattern that is adjustable to knit in every shoe size. Definitely a very good pattern for a beginner sock knitter but also for experienced sock knitters who like the simplicity of a vanilla sock but needs the fun and interest of a stitch pattern. 

Helgen Socks Knitting Pattern by Anna Knitter Yarns

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7. Simple Self-Striping Socks Knitting Pattern by Olya Mikesh Designs

Have you even wondered how to make a perfect pair of matching socks from a self-striping sock yarn? This pattern not only teaches that, but also shows you how to knit a pair of socks with virtually no row counting. This makes the sock knitting not only easy and fast, but also very addicting. You’ll be knitting socks from all the self-striping yarns languishing in your stash!

Simple Self-Striping Socks Knitting Pattern by Olya Mikesh Designs

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8. Little Checks Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

This Little Checks Pattern is a fun, easy-to-memorize colorwork sock pattern worked cuff down. Great for stash-busting and playing around with different colors! Keep it simple with just a few colors, go for a classic gingham look, or get wild by bringing out all the minis! The pattern includes two charts (one for the standard checks, and one for gingham), detailed written instructions, and a tip sheet for choosing the correct size, and knitting colorwork on socks!

Little Checks Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

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9. Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

This Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern is straightforward, beginner-friendly and best of all, it’s knit on single point needles! The booties are worked in garter stitch with a ribbed cuffed.

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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10. Loft Slipper Socks Knitting Pattern by Denim And Rain Fibers

These Loft Slipper Socks are so insanely cozy, you won’t want to take them off on cold days. The best part is, they are super easy and addicting to make! You will end up with a drawer full and your loved ones will end up with some too, because they are perfect for gifts.

Loft Slipper Socks Knitting Pattern by Denim And Rain Fibers

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11. Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by B.Hooked Crochet

If you’re comfortable knitting a hat and you want try your hand at sock knitting, you’re in the right place. This pattern is created especially for first time sock knitters.

With this pattern you’ll learn essential sock knitting skills like taking measurements for a custom fit, a versatile cast on and increases, after thought heel placement and the kitchener stitch. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to use the same basic steps to create a variety of socks by changing only the stitch pattern.

Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by B.Hooked Crochet

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12. Beginner Knit Socks Pattern by Yarnspirations

At home or on the go, give your feet some love with these beautiful lace-and-cabled socks. Knit a pair in whatever shade you imagine, and enjoy both warmth and beauty. Socks are a great handmade gift – and a particular favourite for the holidays – so start early and make many.

Beginner Knit Socks Pattern by Yarnspirations

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13. Knit Slouchy Socks Pattern by Red Heart

Say hello to these cozy socks that you’ll love to lounge around in. You’ll knit in rounds and create a shaped heel and a grated toe. Make them as is, or choose favorite colors for a great gift of comfort. Easy to do, this is an ideal project for the newbie sock knitter! The pattern is offered in ladies S-L sizes.

Knit Slouchy Socks Pattern by Red Heart

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14. Easy Boot Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

The nostalgia of a vintage sock pattern combined with modern details, these Camp Socks are the perfect boot socks for outdoor activities or to cozy up in by a campfire. Perfect for first-time sock knitters, the classic ribbing at the ankle flows into rhythmic stockinette, set apart by thoughtful color changing details at the cuff, toe, and heel. Designed with wear in mind, the sturdy heel makes these classic socks durable and a true delight to knit.

Easy Boot Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

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15. Easy Rugged Men Socks Knitting Pattern by Quirky Goose Designs

Knitting these Rugged Men’s Socks will warm not just the feet of the man in your life, it will also warm his heart! They are made with Light Worsted/DK/8ply yarn and the simple pattern adds a nice texture for that rugged look, no fancy pansy stuff here! A nice contrasting stripe added for good measure.

Easy Rugged Men Socks Knitting Pattern by Quirky Goose Designs

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16. Sporty Striped Socklets Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

Socklet socks are just the thing for the short attention span of summertime lolly gagging! These little socks take the wonders of sock knitting and concentrate them down into one quick little project. Right away you’re into the heel flap, and before you know it, the heel and gusset follow.

Sporty Striped Socklets Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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17. Weekend Shorty Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee

These Weekend Shorty Socks are a fun, easy, joyful knit that can be whipped up quickly. A great stash-buster, these socks are designed with color play in mind! The pattern includes detailed instructions for six sizes, from toddler to adult!

Weekend Shorty Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee

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18. Knitted Sock Pattern For Beginners by Canadian Living

Handknit socks are in again. Here’s a pattern for simple, sporty socks that guarantees success the first time you tackle a pair. Stitched with knitting-weight yarn, they work up quickly.

Knitted Sock Pattern For Beginners by Canadian Living

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19. Super Chunky Snuggle Socks Knitting Pattern by Knitting Times Design

These fast and easy to knit socks do not require any heel shaping – the clever stitch pattern means that the socks hug your feet and legs without any faffy heel details to worry about. They are so warm and snuggly – your soon to be very favourite socks!

Super Chunky Snuggle Socks Knitting Pattern by Knitting Times Design

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20. Easy Colorwork Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

These Little Boxes Socks are a simple, yet striking, colorwork pattern that knits up quick! Easy to memorize, and addictive to make, these little socks will have you diving into your stash again and again for different color combinations.

Easy Colorwork Socks Knitting Pattern by Summer Lee Design Co

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21. Everyday Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

Perfect for first-time sock knitters, the classic ribbing at the cuff flows into simplistic stockinette, making these Everyday Socks a breeze to knit. Written in two sizes (men and women), these socks were designed with wear in mind, with a sturdy heel and classic stitches, making them a staple in every wardrobe.

Everyday Socks Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

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22. Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by bromefield

You will feel like a pro working on this easy sock knitting pattern. The socks are tube socks, so you do not have to stress about knitting the heel. You can knit these socks with or without stripes. The stripes are a great way to use up leftover yarn. The sock pattern is worked from the top to the toe in the round using the magic loop method.

Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by bromefield

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23. Whims Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern by Briana K Designs

If you are intimidated by knitting in the round, give this free easy sock knitting pattern a try. These socks are knit flat, then seamed at the heel and sides. This beginner sock knitting pattern will teach you how to knit socks in rows. The pattern creates a pair of short ankle socks with cute cable detailing.

Whims Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern by Briana K Designs

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24. Easy Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by Cypressandwool

The Winter Waves Sock is an easy sock knitting pattern. It was designed to be knit using DK weight yarn or 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held double. Each sock is knit cuff down with an afterthought heel. The Kitchener stitch is used to close the toe and heel. The pattern includes sizes small, medium, large, and x-large.

Easy Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern by Cypressandwool

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25. Easy Knitted Sock Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

Show off your sock knitting skills with these buttery soft, ultra-cosy socks. They have a timeless design that every woman loves. The pattern is intended for first-time sock knitters. The socks are knit seamlessly, in the round. To make the pattern even easier to follow, there are links to video tutorials. The pattern is for women’s size medium: US 6-9.5 (39-42 Euro).

Easy Knitted Sock Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

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26. Simply Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by OneStitchAtATyme

This easy sock knitting pattern is simple to follow and easy to knit. It only used basic knit and purl stitches. The pattern was written for a set of 5 double pointed needles. However, you can also use 4 double pointed needles or circular needles. The pattern can be adjusted to fit different foot sizes.

Simply Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by OneStitchAtATyme

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27. Ankle Socks Knitting Easy Pattern for Beginners by WarmAndKnittedS

Do you like wearing ankle socks? These basic socks are knit in the round on circular needles. You can also use DPNs if you choose. The easy sock knitting pattern includes three options for ribbing. There are written step-by-step instructions, photos, and video tips.

Ankle Socks Knitting Easy Pattern for Beginners by WarmAndKnittedS

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28. Seamed Socks Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern

Socks do not have to be knit in the round. These socks are knit flat, then seamed. This has to be one of the easiest sock knitting patterns I have ever come across. You can make these socks using one colour. Or choose a contrasting colour to add interest to the heel. The sizes are for women’s small, medium, and large, and men’s medium and large.

Seamed Socks Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern

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29. Ankle Beginner Knitted Socks Pattern by DarlingJadore

If you can knit and purl, you can make these ankle socks. The socks are super comfy and cute. The easy sock knitting pattern is for advanced-level knitters and first-time sock makers. Included with the pattern is a video tutorial. The sizing is for an adult women size medium: U.S. 6-9.5 (39-42 Euro).

Ankle Beginner Knitted Socks Pattern by DarlingJadore

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30. Easy Beginner Tube Sock Pattern by bromefields

Are you looking for a pattern that does not call for double pointed needles? You can use circular needles to make these socks. The pattern is worked seamlessly, in the round, using the magic loop method. You will need to know how to knit, purl, and make decrease stitches.   

Easy Beginner Tube Sock Pattern by bromefields

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31. Purl When Ready Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern by Jan Zlendich

This is a free easy sock knitting pattern. Using multicoloured yarn, the finished socks will have a fun, funky pattern. The pattern is for a women’s size large (US 9-10). The pattern calls for Opal Tiger Sock Yarn and 5 double pointed needles in size 1.5.

Purl When Ready Free Easy Sock Knitting Pattern by Jan Zlendich

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32. Easy Cuff Down Beginner Knitted Socks Pattern by GermanderCC

Keep your feet warm and comfortable in these thick socks. The pattern works up quickly using DK yarn. These adult socks are worked in the round from the cuff down. They have a square heel that is shaped using increases and decreases. The toe is grafted together.

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33. Cozy Cabin Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by DarlingJadore

Once you put these socks on, you will not want to take them off. They are amazingly thick and squishy. The socks are knit seamlessly, in the round, on double pointed needles. Along with the pattern, you get video tutorials. The pattern is for an adult size women’s medium.

Cozy Cabin Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by DarlingJadore

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34. Cozy Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by DarlingJadore

Knit up a pair of these classic socks. The socks are made with worsted-weight yarn, making them the perfect lounging socks. They also have all-over ribbing, giving them plenty of stretch.

This pattern can be completed by a first-time sock knitter. Included in the download are links to helpful video tutorials. Completed, the socks will fit an adult women size medium

Cozy Easy Knitted Sock Pattern by DarlingJadore

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35. Easy Basic Shorty Sock Knitting Pattern Set by Summerleedesignco

Here is an easy sock knitting pattern for short women’s socks. You can make basic socks or girly socks. The girly socks are knit using the frilly, pom squad sneaker sock pattern.

Included in the Shorty Sock Pattern pdf download are 3 separate patterns, recipes for making scrappy and faded socks, and video tutorials. Sizes are for small, medium, and large.

Easy Basic Shorty Sock Knitting Pattern Set by Summerleedesignco

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36. Red Heart My First Socks by Yarnspirations

This is a great free easy sock knitting pattern that makes a warm pair of winter socks. The socks are knit with Merino wool making them exceptionally soft. The pattern can be used to make both women’s and men’s sizes. Along with the free knitting pattern is a step-by-step video tutorial.

Red Heart My First Socks by Yarnspirations

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37. Falling Leaves Beginner Knitted Sock Set from bromefields

Use this easy sock knitting pattern to make a pair of snugly socks to keep your feet extra toasty. The thick socks are perfect for wearing when lounging at the house. This is a written knitting pattern. There are no charts. The easy sock knitting pattern uses knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, increase stitches, and sewing.

Falling Leaves Beginner Knitted Sock Set from bromefields

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38. Easy Cabled Sock Knitting Pattern by Summerleedesignco

Beginners and seasoned knitters alike will enjoy working on this easy sock knitting pattern. The finished socks will become a staple in your wardrobe. They are super comfortable and cosy.

The pattern is worked cuff down. It has an easy to memorize cable pattern on the seams. The body has purl stitch detailing. Included are 4 sizes and 3 heights.

Easy Cabled Sock Knitting Pattern by Summerleedesignco

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39. Felici Beginner Knitted Socks Pattern by Briana K Designs

Use self-striping yarn to create a pair of these adorable socks. Self-striping yarn makes colourwork easy and fun. And you will have fewer ends to weave in. The free easy sock knitting pattern comes in 3 sizes: small (US 4-7), medium (US 7-9), and large (US 9-11). Instead of using double pointed knitting needles, these socks are made on circular needles.

Felici Beginner Knitted Socks Pattern by Briana K Designs

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40. Simple Sock Knitting Pattern by KnitSchool

If you are looking for an easy sock knitting pattern that is unisex, take a look at these socks. The socks are easy to make, and they work up quickly. Not only is the pattern straightforward, but the socks are also warm and cosy.

Included with the easy sock knitting pattern is a voucher for a free tutorial. This designer wants you to be confident in learning how to knit socks. The pattern is available in 5 sizes.

Simple Sock Knitting Pattern by KnitSchool

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WHETHER YOU FAVOR BOLD STRIPES, COLORWORK PATTERNS, CHUNKY CABLES OR CUTE MOTIFS, I HAVE THE BEST EASY SOCK KNITTING PATTERNS FOR YOU RIGHT HERE!

It’s true that there is no greater display of love than to give what you’ve made by hand, I would encourage you to try making (and giving!) a pair! Once you do, share your progress by posting pics of your knitted socks on our Facebook Page. I can’t wait to see what you make!

If you’re in the mood for even more socks goodness, check out these 15 Mens Sock Knitting Patterns, 27 Baby Bootie Knitting Patterns, and 27 Knitted Slipper Patterns. With socks and slippers for everyone on your list this holiday season, you’re sure to find something you like.

I hope this list of easy socks knitting patterns has inspired you to give sock-knitting a try. It really is intimidating than it may seem. And, as always, happy knitting!