Every autumn it always makes me sad when I have to start putting socks on again. My feet like the feel of the ground beneath them.
But the one redeeming aspect of wearing socks?
… wearing socks you made yourself!
About Cosy Toes Crochet Socks
If you’re new to crochet socks, you might want to read this post which demystifies the main construction styles. They are not as complex as you might think, but there’s some stuff that’s useful to know before you get started.
Cosy Toes is a simple cuff-to-toe (top down) sock pattern using the afterthought heel method; basically you crochet a tube with a chunk missing, throw in some increases and decreases, close it with the toe, then add the heel at the end.
I think this is my favourite, and the simplest, construction method for socks. I’d love to know what you think if you’ve tried a few
This pattern was designed as a collaboration with the lovely Camilla who owns Knitting Needle Lane, a local yarn shop. She will be selling the printed pattern in UK terms (the PDF you can purchase from my platform is written in US terms) as a kit with some of her lovely yarn soon. She supplied the beautiful hand dyed lemon yellow yarn you see here.
When life gives you lemon… make socks!!
Download the Cosy Toes Crochet Sock Pattern from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts
The Cosy Toes PDF pattern is written in English using standard US crochet terminology.
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As mentioned, this is a fairly simple sock pattern which is worked from cuff to toe, using an afterthought heel construction. It makes a great first sock project for those newer to crochet socks!
You’ll need to know the basics as well as how to work in the back and front loops and know how to create a chainless foundation row (link to tutorial is included with the pattern).
Placemarkers are recommended to help with the counting and staying on track!
Any 4ply sock yarn which meets gauge is suitable for this pattern.
You’ll need between 140-420m of yarn to make a pair, depending on which size you choose.
The socks you see pictured, used Knitting Needle Lane hand dyed 4ply sock yarn in Lemon. 70% Fine Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 100g = 425m.
A 3.5mm crochet hook is used for the majority of the socks with a 2.5mm recommended for the cuff and toes.
Yarn Substitution Options: Any sock weight yarn which meets gauge and has a fibre suitable for making socks will work for this pattern.
I recommend something with some wool or natural fibre content (a blend is fine) because of the warmth and sweat wicking properties. Sock yarn often blends wool with nylon because it makes it more durable and longer lasting so this would be a great option.
You’ll also need a place marker / stitch marker, yarn needle & scissors.
The pattern is written in 6 sizes from toddler to adult, with more detailed measurements, and guidance for adjustments included in the pdf.
Sock sizing is a funny one because we have so much variation – even between our own two feet! Crochet fabric stretches in a different way to knit, so there are some different things to think about!
I recently wrote this post which takes a closer look at crochet sock sizing and includes a sock size chart and the foundation measurements I base my sock patterns on.
Get the pattern now from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts
Sharing your finished makes
If you go on to make this pattern, I would love to see or hear about how you get on.
Here’s how you can share them on social media, if that’s your cup of tea!
- On Instagram, you can use the hashtag #HookMeHappy or #CosyToesCrochetSocks or just tag me @doradexplored
- You can tweet me your pictures, or add them to my Facebook page
- If you have the bug for creating garments, why not join my dedicated facebook group “My Crochet Wardrobe” and share them there?
- If Pinterest is your happy place, you can add them there too – check out my Pinterest account for lots more crochet inspiration from makers across the web!
Copyright Dora Does 2020. You may sell what you make from my pattern, but please credit me as the designer with a link to the pattern page.