Knitting patterns and tutorials for easy and beginner level socks. Patterns are rated easy by the designer and/or Ravelrers. Most patterns are free.
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Twisted Breeze Socks With Swirls or Zigzags
Versatile cuff-down sock pattern with lots of options. 2 designs: 6 row repeat left and right swirl for mirrored image or zig zag. 4 sizes: extra small/ small/ medium/ large. 3 different yarn weights can be used: fingering, heavy fingering or sport weight yarn. Fitted arch that makes the sock feel like a hug on your foot and round toe. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Leah Oakley. Pictured projects by the designer and fun9.
No-Heel Spiral Socks
These ingenious tube socks fit any length of foot perfectly - without the need of any heel construction, thanks to the stretchy spiral stitch. The opened up helix or spiral creates natural elasticity that stretches to hug the shape of the foot perfectly. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by La Maison Rililie
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A 4 row repeat ribbed waffle pattern helps the socks stay up and stretch to fit a variety of sizes. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Cuff down sock with heel flap and short row toe. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sandy Turner. Pictured projects by Avalanche and puselusken.
Rye Light Socks
Easy socks for the whole family with step by step pattern and tutorials aimed at beginning sock knitters. Sizes Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Cuff down sock with heel flap. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tin Can Knits for their Learn to Knit series.
More Free Patterns
A slipped stitch easy honeycomb pattern works equally well with self-striping yarn or 2 contrasting yarns and is comfortable to wear. Cuff-down socks with star toe and heel flap. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Anne Campbell. Pictured projects by Lunitink and katebaloh.
My First Socks Pattern and Videos
Step-by-step expert instruction with written pattern and 6 videos by designer Marly Bird to knit easy cuff-down heel-flap socks in women's and men's sizes. Women's sizes 5-12, Men's sizes 6-15 Worsted weight yarn.
Pom Pom Socks Pattern and Video
Step-by-step expert instruction to knit multicolored footie socks with Wendy Bernard. This project is great for learning the basics of sock knitting. You will learn how to expertly turn a heel and shape a gusset, and then you’ll see how to graft the toe stitches together with Kitchener stitch. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Pictured projects by the designer and Lisa K who said this was her second pair of socks ever.
Show-off Stranded Socks
Knit with a 4 row repeat version of the bamboo stitch which showcases multi-color yarn. Knit cuff down with a star toe and a type of heel flap construction. Instructions for 3 different gusset patterns are included. Sizes Small / Medium Women's. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Anne Campbell. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and Lorelei.
Patterns for Purchase
I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks
This book makes knitting socks incredibly easy because along with the patterns it includes helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of footwear in three sizes for women. 8 different designs by Cynthia Guggemos. Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular needles, and different types of Heels and Toes.