Are you a knitter? Have you ever tried your hand at knitting socks? Once you get the hand of it, socks are easy to make. And if you are new to making socks, there are plenty of beginner-friendly patterns you can tackle.
Below are 26 sock knitting patterns. I have included beginner-friendly, intermediate, and advanced level patterns. I am positive there are some hand knit socks you will want to work up.
1. Easy Basic Shorty Sock Knitting Pattern Set by Summerleedesignco
Here is an easy sock knitting pattern for beginners. They are basic socks designed for women. You can even make the socks a little more girly using the frilly, pom squad sneaker sock pattern.
The Shorty Sock Pattern pdf download includes 3 separate patterns. You also get recipes for making scrappy and faded socks.
2. Boot Knitting Socks Pattern by DarlingJadore
I love boot socks, and these cute socks can be made by an advanced beginner. The vintage inspired socks are ideal for outdoor activities or hanging out next to a campfire.
This is a great first-time sock pattern for knitters. The socks have a classic ribbing at the ankle that flows into a stockinette. The socks are knitted in the round on double pointed knitting needles.
3. Cozy Cabin Sock Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
These unisex socks should be a staple in any man’s or woman’s wardrobe. They have an eye-catching design that is fun to knit. The sock pattern can be completed by an advanced beginner.
Included are two sizes: adult men’s size medium/large and adult women’s size medium. They are made using simple knit stitches and techniques.
4. A Nice Ribbed Sock Knitting Pattern by Glenna C.
If you love knitting socks, you will enjoy this free sock knitting pattern. It is a basic sock pattern that uses ribbing that makes the socks extra comfy.
The socks are knit cuff-down, with a flap heel and gussets. It uses fingering-weight yarn. The pattern includes one size, but you can make it larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the number of cast-on stitches.
5. Vertical Stripes Hand Knit Socks Pattern by CashmereAndCables
Make these classic socks for everyday wear. They are warm and cosy. The striped design of the sock knitting pattern works up quickly. Included are sizes small (16 cm) and large (20 cm). You can also adjust the size of the socks by upsizing or downsizing the needle size.
6. Knitted Tube Socks Pattern by Bromefield
Are you terrified of knitting socks that have heels? Many people are. If you are a beginner looking for a sock pattern you can tackle, you will love these chunky and cosy socks.
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.
7. Easy to Knit Rugged Mens’ Socks Pattern by QuirkyGooseDesigns
Do you have a man who likes wearing rugged socks? Or do you yourself prefer simple socks? These socks are great socks for hiking, gardening, or just wearing around the house. The contrasting stripe is only added for visual interest.
It is an easy to moderate knitted socks pattern that is knit on two needles. The socks are made with light worsted DK 8ply yarn. Included are instructions for sizes: men’s small, medium, large and x-large.
8. Worsted Socks Knit Pattern by DarlingJadore
Here is a sock knitting pattern for advanced beginners. The Arbor Socks are intended to be a cosy slipper-sock hybrid. They are the perfect accessory for cold winter months.
The socks are knit with worsted-weight yarn seamlessly in the round. They feature a double-knit cuff for extra warmth. The pattern is for adult women size medium that will fit an approximate U.S. 6-10 (39-42 Euro) shoe size.
9. The Laurel Knitted Socks Pattern by KnitOnDesigns
The Laurel Sock Knitting Pattern works up quickly from the cuff down. This pattern only uses simple stitches, making it an easy and mindless pattern. To make the socks, you will need US 1 knitting needles and fingering weight/sock yarn. The pattern is written using standard American knit terms.
10. Patons Men’s Casual Cables from Yarnspirations
Here is a free sock knitting pattern for making a classic cabled sock. They have tightly stitched texturing, making them really comfortable. The intermediate level sock knitting pattern can be customised for sized medium, large, and x-large.
11. Spruce Knitting Socks Pattern by OriginallyLovely
The sock knitting pattern is perfect for a man who loves the great outdoors. They make a great gift for the holidays. These gorgeous socks feature slipped stitch spruce tree detailing at the ankle.
These hand knit socks are knit from the top, down. The pattern is written for both magic loop and double pointed needles. The heel is shaped using a heel flap technique. You can substitute a different heel technique if you choose. The pattern includes men’s and women’s sizes S-XL.
12. Magic Toadstool Sock Knitting Pattern by StoneKnits
How cute are these magic toadstool socks? They would make an amazing gift for any that loves walking around the forest or dancing with fairies. The toadstool section is knit using three colours.
However, you can knit the area using 2 colours then sewing the spots on. This knitted socks pattern is written using the magic loop method. If you prefer, you can use DPNs.
13. Knit Beginner Tube Sock Set from Bromefield
Keep your feet extra warm in these snugly socks. They are a great choice for wearing when lounging around the house. This is a written sock knitting pattern. There are no charts. The beginner-friendly pattern only uses knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, increase stitches, and sewing.
14. Women Ankle Hand Knit Socks Pattern by DarlingJadore
These ankle socks are made using a combination of knit and purl stitches. They have a modern vibe that that is comfy to wear. The sock knitting pattern is for advanced-level knitters. 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).
15. My Favorite Vanilla Socks Pattern by Meaghan Schmaltz
Do you hate knitting a gusset heel? This free sock knitting pattern uses an easy Eye of Partridge gusset heel design. These socks are knit from the cuff down. The pattern includes written instructions for size 7.5 inch with 8.5 and 9 inch (circumference) in parentheses.
The pattern is written using the magic loop technique. However, any method of circular knitting may be substituted.
16. Oh Hello Hand Knit Socks Pattern from KnitOnDesigns
I adore the Oh Hello Sock knitting pattern. If you work on these socks, I think it will become your favourite go-to sock pattern too. It was designed for any sock knitter, from novice to advanced.
There are three sizes available in this pattern. There are no charts, just easy-to-read instructions. The pattern calls for fingering weight/sock yarn (category 1).
17. Simple Sock Knitting Pattern by KnitSchool
If you are new to knitting socks, this sock knitting pattern is for you. Not only are they easy to make they are warm and cosy. Included with the 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.
18. Céilí Free Sock Knitting Pattern by Beth Reed
Here is a free sock knitting pattern with an intermediate skill level. The socks are soft and comfortable. The pattern is sized for toddlers to adult XXL. The written pattern is 4 page long.
19. The Dixie Knitted Socks Pattern from KnitOnDesigns
The Dixie Socks pattern works up fast. You can make a pair of socks in a single weekend. The colour pattern makes the socks playful and fun to wear. The sock knitting pattern is easy-to-memorise. Once you have completed one pair, you will want to make a lot more. The pattern is fun and relaxing to knit.
20. Relax at Home Hand Knit Socks Pattern by Yarnspirations
These striped socks are ideal for wearing around the house instead of slippers. And they are the perfect choice when wearing extra roomy boots. To make the socks, you will need RED HEART With Love yarn, US (5 mm) doubled pointed needs, US 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles, a yarn needle, and stitch markers.
21. Men & Women Socks Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
This sock knitting pattern is perfect for first-time sock makers. The socks have a classic ribbing design. These beginner-friendly socks are easy to knit. They are knit seamlessly in the round on double pointed needles. The pattern is written in two sizes: women’s US 6-9.5 (39-42 Euro) and men’s US 10-13 (42-47 Euro).
22. Lumina Knitting Socks Pattern by SundaeYarns
The Lumina socks have a beautiful, subtle chevron texture. The socks look cute knitted in solid colours as well as variegated, and self striping yarn.
You can follow the knit sock pattern to make short socks or gorgeous knee highs. The socks measure 8.25 inches in circumference. The length is completely customisable. They are knit in the round from the top down.
23. Men’s Simple Ribbed Socks Pattern by shopknitsandprints
This sock knitting pattern has a simple ribbed pattern. The socks are knit from the cuff down. The designer created this pattern to be easy but not monotonous. The ribs have a twisted knit stitch in the middle that helps define the line of the ribs.
The pattern makes a sock that fits a men’s US Size 8-10 shoe. It uses 4 US 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles and approximately 325 yards of sock weight yarn.
24. Wise Hilda’s Basic Ribbed Sock Pattern by Kate Atherley
Are you tired of plain old boring socks? These socks have an interesting texture and a great fit. And the sock knitting pattern is free! The pattern includes women’s sizes XXS-M and men’s sizes S-L.
25. Mermaid Avenue Sock Knitting Pattern by Summerleedesignco
Beginners as well as expert knitters will enjoy knitting up these mermaid socks. The socks have a wonderful texture. The knitting socks pattern includes pictures, tutorials, and video links. It is available in 4 sizes: small (7”), medium (8”), large (9”), and XL (10”).
26. Cozy Socks Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
These buttery soft, ultra-cosy socks have a timeless design. Every woman needs a pair to slip on when it is cold outside. The pattern is intended for advanced beginners and first-time sock knitters. Included with the pattern are video tutorials to make the process even easier. Included are sizes US 6-9.5 (39-42 Euro).
Do not let sock knitting patterns intimidate you. Knitting socks is fun and super rewarding.
Socks knitting patterns can be intimidating. But there are easy patterns that can even be completed by a complete beginner. If you are new to knitting socks or have mastered the technique, I have listed a sock knitting pattern for you.
From short, tall, thin, thick, solid, to striped, you can never have enough socks. If you enjoy making socks, work on one of these sock knitting patterns.