Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon
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FREE PATTERN – Crochet Spruce Socks

Hello friends!

Christmas is approaching and every year I try to make a small gift to all my followers and fellow crocheters. This time, in collaboration with WeCrochet I decided to share a free pattern for crochet socks. You know, I love crochet socks! I like to make them and I like to wear them!

I am absolutely convinced, crochet socks might be as great as the knit ones. There are just a few rules to follow!

  • Use sock yarn or fingering weight yarn; the smaller sts are more comfortable they will feel
  • Don’t crochet too tight; socks shouldn’t be loose either, but if you crochet too tight, socks might turn out too stiff and not elastic enough for a comfortable wear
  • While on the front part it’s great to have a nice pattern, on the sole it is better to have only single crochet stitches. You won’t feel them when walking
  • While you crochet, try on socks frequently; it will help to see if any modifications are necessary

For my Spruce Socks I used Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi Yarn, from WeCrochet and I loved it (and it’s actually on SALE right now)! Not only colors are wonderful but the yarn feels great too. I can’t say for sure, but it feels very solid, which is great for socks as they might last and look presentable longer. These socks are unisex too, so will work for man too! And you can still make them on time before Christmas! 😉

Now let’s get to the pattern. You can download the printable version here, or see instructions below.

Sizes and measurements of finished garment:

Pattern is written for adult sizes Small, Medium and Large, and there are instructions how to enlarge calf if necessary

Length: 21 (23, 26) cm or 8¼ (9, 10¼) in (length is easy to adjust, but you will need more than one hank of yarn for a longer sock)

Width: 9 (9.5, 10) cm or 3½ (3¾, 4) in

Calf circumference: 21 (22, 23) cm or 8¼ (8 ½, 9) in

Materials

  • approx. one hank or 357 yards (326 m) of any  fingering weight yarn

Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi Yarn, shade Skyline,  80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon), 100g / 357y (326m)

  • crochet hook 3.5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • measurement tape
  • 2 stitch markers

Gauge

12sts and 12rows in sc to measure 5x5cm or 2x2in 

Stitches and abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sp – space
sl st – slip stitch
WS – wrong side
RS – right side

Special Stitches

Front post double crochet (FPdc)

Yo, insert hook from front to back around next stitch, yo, pull through, three loops on hook; finish front post double crochet (FPdc) as normal dc

Back post double crochet (BPdc)

Yo, insert hook from back to front around next stitch, yo, pull through, three loops on hook; finish back post double crochet (BPdc) as normal dc

START

Sock is worked from toe up to cuff. Work both socks up to leg part first, then adjust the length of the sock depending on the  yarn amount available

Pattern note: ch1 at the beginning of round or row doesn’t count as stitch

The sock is worked in continues rnds without joining (except for Cuff)

Toe

For all sizes

Rnd 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 4ch, 3sc in last ch rotating to work back along the opposite side of the ch, sc in each remaining 4ch, 2sc in remaining loop of first ch (14 sts), don’t join but work next rnd

Rnd 2: 2sc in first st, sc in each of next 4sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st and place a marker, 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 4sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st and place a marker, don’t join

Rnd 3: * 2sc in next st, sc in each st to last st before marker, 2sc in next st, sc in marked st, move marker up *, repeat from * once more (22 sc)

Repeat Rnd 3 working 2sc in one st before and after each marker to 48 (50, 52) sts, stop when reached the right amount of sts even if you didn’t complete last rnd

Continue to work sc in each st to first marker of the rnd and continue with Main Part, remove the markers

Main Part

Mark 16 sts in the middle of the toe – place marker in 1st and in 16th sts;Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Rnd 1: sc in each st to first marker, ch1, skip marked st (leave the marker to mark beginning of rnd), sc in next st, * ch1, skip next st, sc in next st *, repeat from * 6 more times, sc in each of next 32 (34, 36) sts; 48 (50, 52) sts, 8 ch1sp made

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Rnd 2: * sc in next ch1sp, FPdc around next sc *, repeat from * 6 more times, sc in next ch1sp, sc in each of next 33 (35, 37) sts; 48 (50, 52) sts, 7 FPdc made

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Rnd 3: sc in each st; 48 (50, 52) sc

Rnd 4: * ch1, skip next st, sc in next st *, repeat from * 7 more times, sc in each of next 32 (34, 36) sts; 48 (50, 52) sts, 8 ch1sp made

Repeat Rnds 2 through 4 working in a spiral until the toe part is 15 (17, 20) cm long or until you reach the length you need to get to the heel, in last repeat work Rnd 4 in the following way

Rnd 4: * ch1, skip next st, sc in next st *, repeat from * 7 more times, sc in each of next 29 (30, 31) sts, leaving 3 (4, 5) sc unworked before ch1sp, turn and work the Heel

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Heel

Row 1(WS): ch1, sc in each of next 27sts, leaving 3 (4, 5) sc unworked before next ch1sp, turn;

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Row 2 (RS): ch1, sc in first st,  skip next st, sc in each next st to last 2sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn; 25 sc

Row 3 (WS):  ch1, sc in first st  and in each next st, turn; 25sc

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 – 7 more times, decreasing by 2sts in every other row (11 sc)

Row 18 (RS):  ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2sc in next st, turn; 13 sc

Rows 19 (WS):  ch1, sc in first st  and in each next st, turn; 13sc

Repeat Rows 18 and 19 – 7 more times, increasing by 2sts in every other row (27 sc);

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Fold heel in half, RS together. Align top of the last row with bottom of the first row and join diagonal seams together working sl st across;

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Fasten off

Calf

Join yarn into the left heel seem, and work as follows

Rnd 1: ch1, sc in st at the base of ch1, place a marker to mark the first st of rnd, sc in each of next 3 (4, 5) sc,  sc in next ch1sp, * FPdc around next sc, sc in next ch1sp *, repeat from * 6 more times, sc in each of next 3 (4, 5) sc, sc into the heel side seam, work evenly 27sc across the heel; 50 (52, 54) sts

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

For a larger calf you can increase sts across the back of the sock, working evenly 2sc in one st as many times as needed to desired calf width

Rnd 2: ch1, sc in each st around; 50 (52, 54) sts

Rnd 3: sc in first and in each of next 3 (4, 5) sc, * ch1, skip next st, sc in next st *, repeat from * 7 more times, sc in each of next 30 (31, 32) sts (or to end of rnd, if you increased number of sts); 50 (52, 54) sts

Rnd 4: sc in first and in each of next 3 (4, 5) sc, * sc in next ch1sp, FPdc around next sc *, repeat from * 6 more times, sc in next ch1sp, sc in each of next 30 (31, 32) sts (or to end of rnd, if you increased number of sts); 50 (52, 54) sts

Repeat Rnds 2 through 4 – 4 more times or until desired length

Repeat Rnd 2 once more, and continue with Cuff

Cuff

Rnd 1: ch1, but pull it to the height of dc, dc in first st and in each next st, join with sl st in first dc; 50 (52, 54) sts

Rnd 2: ch1, FPdc around first dc, * BPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc *, repeat form * to last st, BPdc around next dc, join with sl st in first dc, 50 (52, 54) sts

Repeat Rnd 2 – 3 more times or until desired length

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

Fasten off and weave in all ends

I hope you enjoyed it! Happy Holidays season!

Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon Spruce Socks, crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon

AboutVita Apala

Hello! I am a designer behind Mon Petit Violon brand. In this little space of mine I share unique, beautiful and inspiring projects and patterns. I am an author and recently my first book "Super Cute crochet for Little Feet" was released in UK, Germany, France, Estonia an other countries! US version is coming out in March. I was born in Riga, Latvia, but currently living in Italy with my husband and our two kids. I truly believe that crochet (and other crafts as well) make the world a better place!

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