Why should knitters have all the fun when it comes to making fun socks? The Woodland Walker Crochet Socks allow you to show off your skills while making socks you know will fit.
Just measure the foot of anyone in the family, from babies through adults, and follow the easy formula to make custom-made socks.
Unlike other crochet socks that tend to be a little lumpy, making them not the most ideal to wear in a pair of shoes, the Woodland Walker Crochet Socks will be comfortable to wear in any setting.
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If you have never made socks, don’t worry! I have two great patterns to get you started if you’ve never made socks. The Felici Crochet Socks Free Beginner Pattern gets you started with the basic single crochet stitch. And the Simple And Best Crochet Sock – Free Pattern is a knit look simple sock without colorwork. This is also a great one to experiment with the size and length of a crochet sock.
And if you are digging the colorwork of these socks, I also have the Vine Colorwork Crochet Sock – Free Pattern for a different crochet colorwork pattern. But what if you want a quick and chunky sock pattern? I have that too! Jump on over to the Bulky Crochet Sock – Easy Free Pattern.
And if you prefer to knit socks instead of crochet, check out the Free Knit Beginner Felici Sock Pattern for Cozy Toes.
Woodland Walker Crochet Socks Video Tutorial:
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Size E (3.5mm) hook.
Size C (2.5mm) hook, or size needed to get gauge.
2 Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Valley Yarns Huntington (75% Merino Wool 25% Nylon), 50 g/218 yds.
Suggested Yarn Substitute: WeCrochet Stroll Fingering
MC: 2 skeins (Seagull) 370 yds
CC: 1 skein (Navy or Brown Sugar), 100 yds
blo: work in back loop only
est st patt: established stitch pattern
pm: place marker
sc: single crochet
ssc: split single crochet
ssc2tog: split single crochet 2 sts together
sl st: slip stitch
20 sts and 25 rnds = 4″ in Split Rib Pattern with larger hook.
Adults. Mid-calf height is shown.
This sock is meant to be crocheted for a custom fit to your foot. This sock can be tried on and
adjusted as you go, the colorwork portion is a, 8-stitch repeat. Instructions are for adult women’s sizes. For a helpful chart of sock sizes visit the blog here.
Notes for the Woodland Walker Crochet Socks:
The socks are worked continuously in the round from the toe up.
The heel is an ‘afterthought heel’, where we create an opening for the heel area and come back to work
the heel last.
Split Single Crochet (ssc): Insert hook between the legs of the stitch (on the back of work the hook should be under the horizontal bar and between the upside-down ‘V’ shape as well), yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Tip: Keep a loose tension so the stitches are easily worked. https://brianakdesigns.com/split-single-crochet-round-flat/
Split Single Crochet 2 Together (ssc2tog):
[Insert hook between the legs of the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet] two times, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
The Video Tutorial and the written pattern use an example sock for stitch counts. This example sock will fit a foot circumference of 8” Adjust your measurements and stitch counts as needed.
Toe of Sock & Instep
Rnd 1: Using larger size hook and MC, working inside the Magic Ring, sc 8, pull ring closed, do not join as this will be worked continuously. Place a marker in first st and move it up each rnd. 8 sts
Rnd 2: 2 ssc in each st around. 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Ssc in each st around.
Rnd 4: 2 ssc in first st, ssc in next, *2 ssc in next, ssc in next st; rep from * around. 24 sts.
Rnd 5: Ssc in each st around. If making a baby/child size skip to Rnd 10.
Rnd 6: 2 ssc in first st, ssc in next 2 sts, *2 ssc in next, ssc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. 32 sts.
Rnd 7: Ssc in each st around. For smaller foot circumferences increasing may stop here, or increase fewer
sts on the next round.
Rnd 8: 2 ssc in first st, ssc in next 3 sts, 2 ssc in next, ssc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. 8 sts inc’d.
Rnd 9: Ssc in each st around.
Rnd 10: Ssc in first st, sc-blo in next st, ssc in next, sc-blo in next; rep from * around.
This round establishes the Split Rib Pattern
Rep Rnd 10 until the sock reaches about 1½” from the back of the heel. It’s best to try it on and add or remove rnds if needed. This creates the Instep measurement D.
Please Note: This is a great time to customize the sock to your foot size. This example is for a foot circumference of 8”. Remember, these will stretch a little as worn so it should be a little snug, but if it starts to feel too tight, add increases by placing 3 ssc into one stitch on each side. Don’t be afraid to change the stitch count for the instep of your foot.
Note: This gusset is following the stitch counts from the example sock in the video. It’s okay if your gusset stitch count is different.
Rnd 1: 3 ssc in first, work 19 sts in est st patt (or half the stitches in the round); rep from * around; 4 sts inc’d. 44 sts.
Rnds 2–3: Work est st patt in each st around.
Rnd 4: *3 ssc in first, work 21 sts in est st patt (or half the stitches in the round) *; rep from * around; 4 sts
inc’d. 48 sts.
Rnds 5–6: Work in the est st patt around. It’s perfectly fine if your stitch count is more or less, it simply needs to be an even number of stitches.
Split For Heel
This round will make space for the heel to be worked later.
Ch 24 (or half the stitch count), skip 24 (or half the stitch count), and work the remaining sts in est st patt. 48 sts.
Top of Sock & Colorwork
Rnd 1: Work in est st patt around, working sc in each ch across the heel opening. If you have increased or decreased the number of sts in the instep, adjust the stitch count to result in a multiple of 8. 48 sts.
Rnds 2–5: Work in est st part.
Tips For Colorwork:
When crocheting the colorwork, the yarn will be carried along the back in the fair isle style. Try to not carry a color for more than 3 stitches so your floats aren’t too long. You can catch/trap the yarn behind a stitch to keep the floats consistent. To read more about colorwork please visit: https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/
8 Stitch Repeat for Colorwork
The rest of the stitches for the colorwork portion will be worked as SSC, not in the established stitch pattern. The following instructions will be for an 8-stitch repeat.
Rnd 1: (A) x 8
Rnd 2: (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1
Rnd 3: (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1
Rnd 4: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2
Rnd 5: (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1
Rnd 6: (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1
Rnd 7: (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 3
Rnd 8: (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 3
Rnd 9: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1
Rnd 10: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2
Rnd 11: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1
Rnd 12: (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 3
Rnd 13: (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1
Rnd 14: (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 2
Rnd 15: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1
Rnd 16: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2
Rnd 17: (A) x 7, (B) x 1
Rnd 18: (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2
Rnd 19: (A) x 7, (B) x 1
Rnd 20: (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1
Rnd 21: (A) x 8
Rnd 22: (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1
Chart for the Woodland Walker Crochet Sock
Change to smaller hook.
Row 1: Ch 11, sc-blo in the second ch from the hook, sc -blo in next 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sts on top edge of
the sock, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Skip 2 sl sts, sc-blo in each st across cuff, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc-blo in each st across sl st in next 2 sts on sock, turn.
Rep Rows 2–3 all the way around the top of the sock to create the ribbing. Either slip stitch in the blo of the last row to the loops of the first row to join, or fasten off and seam with a tapestry needle.
Rnd 1: Using larger hook, attach yarn to one of the corner sts, ssc in first st, pm in this stitch, ssc in each stitch across to next corner (half of the heel sts), rotate and continue working in the top of the heel sts, ssc in first st and pm, ssc in remaining sts around.
Rnd 2: Ssc in next st, move up the marker, ssc2tog, ssc to 2 sts before next marker, ssc2tog; rep from * around; 4 sts dec’d.
Rep Rnd 2 until 10–14 sts remain.
Fasten off and seam remaining sts together.
Finishing the Woodland Walker Crochet Socks
Weave in any remaining ends. If there are gaps by the heel corners, use tail ends to close the holes. Block your socks if needed by laying flat or using a sock blocker.
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