Baby Socks Knitting Pattern (Stripes)


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-colored stripes?!

You can make these socks in all sorts of color 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 traveling on the train.

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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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Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.

Related post: 13 Best Knitting Needles For Sock Knitting


The socks knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

They are knit on a circular needle or DPNs.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • This pattern is to fit the baby’s feet size 3-6 months

Gauge – 10 sts / 12 rows in 1 inch

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The Supplies You Need



  • 3mm (US 2.5) 9″ or 16′′ circular needles.
  • Everyone has their own preference when it comes to using DPNs or circular needles, so it is whatever is right for you.


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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) 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
  • S1 – Slip one stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Pattern Instructions

*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

Cuff >

  • 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 – Use Yarn B, K to end.
  • Rounds 8-9 – Use A, and K to end
  • Rounds 10-27 – as rounds 4-9 three times.
  • You can cut Yarns B and C now and re-join later
baby socks on needle

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 And Turn Heel >

  • Row 1 – K9, turn.
  • Row 2 – S1, P2, turn.
  • Row 3 – S1, K1, S1, 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 you will now pick up and knit the heel stitches as follows – pick up and knit 6 sts along the heel, 9 sts from the needle, 6 sts along the heel, K to the end of the round, then move stitch marker to here.
baby sock heel shaping

Cont as follows >

*Join in Yarn C then B as in the pattern

  • Round 1 – using Yarn C, K2tog, K19, K2tog, K to end.
  • Round 2 – using Yarn B, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K to end.
  • Round 3 – using Yarn B, K2tog, K15, K2tog, K to end.
  • Round 4 – using Yarn A, K2tog, K13, K2tog, K to end.
  • Round 5 – using Yarn A, K to end.
  • Rounds 6-25 – as round 5, keep the stripe pattern correct.
  • Break Yarns B and C.

Shape Toe >

  • Using Yarn A,
  • Round 1 – Knit to the last stitch, and 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 – Graft toe using the Kitchener stitch.

Second Sock > Make the second sock to match.

Finishing > 

  • Graft toe using the Kitchener stitch for no seam and weave in any loose ends.
  • It is best to use the Kitchener stitch when sewing up sock toes so that there is no ridge inside that will rub against the skin.
  • Block your socks if possible for a better finish.
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