Simplicity Socks Crochet Pattern

Simplicity Socks Crochet Pattern

I have an obsession with crochet socks, they are one of my most favorite things to design and I love to have a simplicity version of everything, so here is the Simplicity Socks!   Several years ago, I really became intrigued with crochet socks, so I challenged myself to figure it out and I was surprised how easy it really was.  I was overthinking it but once I realized that crochet socks were basically like making a beanie but adding a heal.  So, if you know basic crochet stitches and can work in the round (and in rows) then you can make the Simplicity Socks!

Materials

Yarn: Sock Yarn, Weight 1; Leither Co. Dragonfly Wings Sock Set

Yardage: 250 - 350 yds.

Hook: H (5.00mm)

Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape and Stitch Marker

Sizing

Gauge: 20 Stitches and 16 Rows = 4”x4” (hdc)

Socks sizes are measured approximately 1 inch smaller than your shoe size. 

To pick your correct size, first measure the circumference of the widest portion of your foot and select the size based off that circumference.  Then measure the length of your foot, you want your sock to finish 2” shorter than the length of your foot before you start the heel.

Size Circumference  

Ex Small

Small

Medium

Large

Ex Large

6”

7”

8”

9”

10”

 
     

Pattern Key

  • St/Sts: Stitch(es)
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches: 

  • Hdc2tog (Half Double Crochet Two Together): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook.

 

Notes

  • Chain 1 will NOT count as a stitch.
  • Joining: When ending the rounds, you will join with a slip stitch into the 1st stitch (not the chain 1). Until you reach Round 8, then you will be working in continuous rounds.

Simplicity Socks: Make 2

Toe:

Start with Contrasting Color and Make a Magic Ring,

Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc in loop, join with a sl st in the 1st sc, pull tight. - 7

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 14

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 21  

Now continue to the size you are making to finish the toe. 

Extra Small Size

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, do NOT join. - 28

You will now be working in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the round.   Now move to the foot!

 

Small Size

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 28

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in the next 6 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, do NOT join. - 32
You will now be working in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the round.   Now move to the foot!

 

Medium Size

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 28

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 35

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, do NOT join. - 36

You will now be working in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the round.   Now move to the foot! 

 

Large Size

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 28

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 35

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts; repeat from*, do NOT join. - 40

You will now be working in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the round.   Now move to the foot!

 

Extra Large Size

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 28

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 35

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, join. - 42

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc next 20 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 20 sts; repeat from*, end with 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, do NOT join. - 44

You will now be working in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the round.   Now move to the foot!

Foot:

Round 1: 1 hdc in next st and each st around, do not join. – 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) 

Change to Main Color and Continue Working Foot.

Repeat Round 1 until the sock measures 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)” inches long OR until your sock measures 2” shorter than the length of your foot. Now move to the heel!                                       

Heel

Note: I recommend using stitch marker in the first stitch of row 1.       

Change back to Contrasting Color to the Heel

Row 1: 1 hdc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts, leaving remaining sts, unworked. - 14 (16, 18, 20, 22)

Rows 2-8: Ch 1 and turn, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 13 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts. - 14 (16, 18, 20, 22)

Row 9: Ch 1 and turn, work 1 hdc2tog in same st and next st, *work 1 hdc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from across. - 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)

 

Note: There are two different set of instructions for rows 7-9 (depending upon the size you are making), continue to the set of instructions for the size you are making.  

 

XS, Med, XL

Row 10: Ch 1 and turn, 1 hdc in same st, *work 1 hdc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from across. - 4 (5, 6)

SM and LG

Row 10: Ch 1 and turn, work 1 hdc2tog in same st and next st, *work 1 hdc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from across. - 4 (5)

 

XS, SM, XL

Row 11: Ch 1 and turn, work 1 hdc2tog in same st and next st, *work 1 hdc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from across. - 2 (2, 3)

Med and LG

Row 11: Ch 1 and turn, work 1 hdc2tog in same st and next st, *work 1 hdc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from across. - 3 (3)

Now move to the ankle!

 

You will now be working in the round again, do NOT turn.  To work in the round, you will be going down the first side of the heel, across the front of the sock, going up the second side of the heel and then across the top to join back at the beginning of the round.                                      

Ankle:

Change back to main color.                                                                                         

Round 1: 1 hdc in the next 11 sts (along the first side of the heel), 1 hdc in the next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) (along the front of the sock), 1 hdc in the next 11 sts (along the second size of the heel), 1 hdc in next 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts (across the top of the heel), do not join. –  38 (40, 43, 45, 47)

Round 2: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 36 (38, 41, 43, 45)

Round 3: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 34 (36, 39, 41, 43)

Round 4: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

*If you find that your ankle is to lose, you can continue to follow the decrease round until it fits your ankle perfectly. 

Rounds 5-10: 1 hdc in next st and each st around, do not join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Round 11: Join, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st around, join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Round 12: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st around, join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

Change back to main color.                                                                                         

 

Round 1: 1 hdc in the next 11 sts (along the first side of the heel), 1 hdc in the next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) (along the front of the sock), 1 hdc in the next 11 sts (along the second size of the heel), 1 hdc in next 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts (across the top of the heel), do not join. –  38 (40, 43, 45, 47)

Round 2: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 36 (38, 41, 43, 45)

Round 3: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 34 (36, 39, 41, 43)

Round 4: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st and each st around until the last 3 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, do not join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

*If you find that your ankle is to lose, you can continue to follow the decrease round until it fits your ankle perfectly. 

Rounds 5-10: 1 hdc in next st and each st around, do not join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Round 11: Join, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st around, join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Round 12: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st around, join. – 32 (34, 37, 39, 41)

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.