This baby socks knitting pattern is great for those of you out there who love knitting socks and what could be sweeter than a tiny pair of baby socks in candy coloured stripes?!
You can make these socks in all sorts of colour combinations, from rainbow brights to soft pastel shades and neutrals.
I like to knit socks, when I need a project where I don’t have to think too much and can just knit round and round whilst watching TV or travelling on the train.
An Easy Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off and knit and purl stitches.
It will also introduce you to shaping, through simple increases and decreases.
You will also need to know how to pick up stitches, this is so you can complete the foot part of the socks.
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This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be able to knit the purl stitch.
- You should be able to knit in stockinette stitch.
- You should be comfortable picking up stitches.
- How to K2tog.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
More Baby Knitting Patterns
You may also be interested in these baby knits:
- Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern
- Stockinette Stitch Baby Cardigan Pattern
- Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan Pattern
- Baby Hat Knitting Pattern
- Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
- Baby Bunny Knitting Pattern
- Pom Pom Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
- Bunny Softie Knitting Pattern
Baby Socks Knitting Pattern
You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.
The socks knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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Skill Level – Easy
- This pattern is to fit baby size 3-6 months
Gauge – 10 sts / 12 rows in 1 inch
The Supplies You Need
- 3mm (US 2.5) 9″ or 16′′ circular needles
- Everyone has their own preference when it comes to using DPN’s or circular needles, so it is whatever is right for you.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Cont = Continue(ing)
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
- P = Purl
- P2tog – Purl two stitches together
- Psso – pass slipped stitch over
- Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- RIB = K1, P1
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row
*Place a marker at the beginning of the round.
*Also please note – carry the yarn throughout the pattern unless it tells you to break the yarn
- Using Yarn A cast on 36sts.
- Work 3 rounds in *K1, P1* to end.
- Rounds 4-5 – Using Yarn C, K to end.
- Rounds 6-7 – using Yarn B, K to end.
- Rounds 8-9 – using A, K to end
- Rounds 10-27 – as rounds 4-9 three times.
- You can cut Yarns B and C now and re-join later
Start Heel >
- Using A, K15, turn, leave remaining sts on needles for instep.
- On 15 sts, work 7 rows in stockinette st, starting with a Purl row.
Shape Heel >
- Row 1 – k9, turn.
- Row 2 – sl, p2, turn.
- Row 3 – s1, k1, sl, k1, psso, k1, turn.
- Row 4 – s1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.
- Row 5 – s1, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
- Row 6 – s1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn.
- Row 7 – s1, k5, s1, k1, psso, turn.
- Row 8 – s1, p6, p2tog, p1.
- Break Yarn.
- Using Yarn A pick up and knit 6 sts along the heel, 9sts from the needle, 6sts along the heel, K to the end of the round, then move stitch marker to here.
Cont as follows >
*Join in Yarn C then B as in the pattern
- Round 1 – using Yarn C, p2tog, k19, p2tog, K to end.
- Round 2 – using Yarn B, p2tog, k17, p2tog, K to end.
- Round 3 – using Yarn B, p2tog, k15, p2tog, K to end.
- Round 4 – using Yarn A, p2tog, k13, p2tog, K to end.
- Round 5 – using Yarn A, K to end.
- Rounds 6-25 – as round 5, keeping stripe pattern correct.
- Break Yarns B and C.
Shape Toe >
- Using Yarn A,
- Round 1 – knit to the last stitch, slip this stitch onto the left-hand needle to be the first stitch of the next round.
- Round 2 – *K2tog, k13, s1,k1, psso* twice
- Round 3 – Knit
- Round 4 – *K2tog, k11, s1, k1, psso* twice
- Round 5 – Knit
- Round 6 – *K2tog, k9,s1, k1, psso* twice
- Round 7 – Knit
- Round 8 – Cast off.
Second Sock > Make the second sock to match.
Finishing > Join toe seam and weave in any loose ends.
It is best to use a flat seam when sewing up socks so that there is no ridge inside that will rub against the skin.
Join the edges with oversewing stitches, matching the sides as you work.