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Iva’s Slipper Socks: Free Pattern and Tutorial

Bulky socks-08Have you ever wanted to make crocheted socks?

Do you think it sounds scary?

I thought so too. This super easy method will knock your socks off… or on?… okay, I’ll stop.

First, you need a small foot to practice on. If you don’t have a small relative or little friend nearby, then your own foot will work just fine.

We are going to use bulky yarn and a larger hook. This will encourage you and help you feel confident so you can easily transition to making socks with sock yarn and a smaller hook. This method will work for any hook with any yarn.

Here’s what I used:

Size (K – 10 1/2) 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Bee’s Melody Bulky Yarn

My daughter Iva Grace as my foot model (2 years old).

*Abbreviations, tutorial links and pattern with no photos at the bottom of post*

Favorite or Queue on Ravelry here.

Step 1: First we need to determine how many stitches around our sock needs to be:

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Chain a length of yarn that you think will fit around the foot.
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Measure chain around foot and adjust number of chains to fit around foot.
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Count your chains. Write this number down. Unravel chains.

Step 2: Increase in the round to your number of chains.

My number was 17 chains:

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Ch 5.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, (working in bottom of ch) sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. (11 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] rep around. (17 sc)
Step 3: Sc in ea st back loop only (BL only) until sock covers the bottom of foot to the start of the heel (as pictured). My sock needed 7 rows.

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Rnds 3 – 7: Sc in the BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)

Step 4: The Gusset (cue dramatic music). This method makes the gusset a breeze (cut dramatic music). Yes, that’s right. This is easy. Take a deep breath…

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We will begin the gusset by working in rows. Flatten your sock (as pictured).
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Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog. (7 sts)
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Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (5 sts)

Step 5: The gusset is half done! Now we will work in the stitches and the sides of the rows to complete the other half.

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Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st across, sc in the end of row 9, sl st in the end of row 8. (6 sc)
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Pictured above: Sl st in the end of row 8.
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Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st, sc in ea sc across, sc in the ends rows 10, 9 and 8 (do not turn, rnd 12 begins in the next st). (9 sc)
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This is where row 11 ends and rnd 12 begins.
Count and make sure you have 17 (or your own number) of sts around. Increase or decrease accordingly.

Step 6: Up the ankle we go! I hope the gusset didn’t give you any trouble. But it’s over now and we’re on to another easy part!

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Rnds 12 – 16: Sc BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)
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Rnd 17: Sl st BL only in ea st around. (17 sl st BL only)
Finish off.

Step 7: Decide if you want an alternate ending to your socks!

For taller socks: repeat rnd 16 until desired height is achieved.

End with a special stitch for rnd 17 instead of a sl st.

Share your alternate ending in the comments below!

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Iva really liked putting them on herself (albeit upside down!)
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She was pretty spunky the day we tried to make these, but she let me get the socks on straight for her.
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Mama love.

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Abbreviations:

(click for tutorials)

sc – single crochet

rnd – round

BL – back loop(s)

ch – chain

ea – each

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

rem – remaining

sc2tog – single crochet two together

Slipper Socks Pattern:

6.5 mm hook

Bulky Yarn

(Make 2)

Ch 5.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, (working in bottom of ch) sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. (11 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] rep around. (17 sc)

Rnds 3 – 7: Sc BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next  5 sts, sc2tog. (7 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (5 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st across, sc in the end of row 9, sl st in the end of row 8. (6 sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st, sc in ea sc across, sc in the ends rows 10, 9 and 8 (do not turn, rnd 12 begins in the next st). (9 sc)

Rnds 12 – 16: Sc BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)

Rnd 17: Sl st BL only in ea st around. (17 sl st BL only)

Finish off.

9 thoughts on “Iva’s Slipper Socks: Free Pattern and Tutorial”

  1. I love it! but I REALLY wish you would clarify the heel gusset for a larger size…it needs to be deeper but I can’t figure out how to do it.

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    1. Hello!

      I will try and help – what size hook and yarn are you using? And what is the stitch count around before you start the heel? I’ve worked this pattern myself and taught it as a class for many feet, yarn and hook sizes. I will do my best to help you figure it out in the comments (but it’s always easier to show in person!).

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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  2. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! FINALLY, a tutorial for making socks that makes sense! You (and your cutie patootie sock model) have completely made my day!

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  3. I want a pair of those for ME! I have some lovely Pothies but would like just to be able to make some similar.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy making some. I’m gong to teach a class with these in a few weeks so we will see how that goes. The green really pops in the photo, doesn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Warmly,
      Abbey

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