Patterns I Wrote

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Quick and easy toddler socks

Sassy Stripes Toddler Sock Pattern by Shelley McCoy

These are made using Moda Dea Sassy Stripes yarn and five size 5 (US) needles. Any DK weight yarn would work though (# 3 weight yarn)

Toddler Sock Pattern

Ribbing and Leg:

Cast on 32 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Divide stitches over 4 needles. Begin ribbing pattern of k2, p2 and knit circularly for approximately 5 inches. Knit one round even. Divide across needles. (8, 8, 8, 8). Beginning with Needle 1 and selected motif, knit leg stitches until desired leg height is reached.

Begin Heel:

NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 16 stitches.

Heel Pattern:
Row 1 *Slip 1, k1 repeat across from *
Row 2 Slip 1, purl across

Knit in heel pattern until you have 16 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row.

Turn Heel as follows:

Row 1: Sl 1, K9 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 5: Sl 1, K7, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 6: Sl 1, P8, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 7: Sl 1 K8, k2 tog, K1 turn
Row 8: Sl 1 P9, P2 tog, P1 turn

Gusset:

Knit to the center of the heel. Using a spare needle, knit across the remaining heel stitches. Pick up and knit 8 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner (Needle 1). Knit in pattern across needles 2 and 3. With needle 4 pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 8 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Knit the remaining heel stitches.

Stitch count is (14, 8, 8, 14) respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:

Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2 and 3: Work in pattern around.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.

Rnd 2: Work in pattern around.

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 32. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (8, 8, 8, 8).

Sock Foot:

Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needle 2 and 3 until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.

Shape Toe:

Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit around.
Needle 3: Knit until the last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.
Rnd 2: Knit around

Continue in this manner until you have approximately 8 stitches remaining or until sock has your desired toe shape. Using a kitchener stitch, bind the last 8 stitches off the needles.

I opted for a 5 inch ribbing so that it could have the “slouch” look. 🙂

Anyway, Connor (my 4 year old) loves to put on his crocs because he can do it by himself so I think these socks will keep his toes toasty in our moderate Winter.

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