Crochet Pattern: Super Simple Baby Socks

By Erin Burger – 30 Comments

This simple baby tube-sock pattern is perfect for beginners because of the easy-toe and easy construction. It’s also a great way to introduce a beginner to fingering weight (sock weight) yarn, which may seem like a daunting material at first. Sock yarn is great for Spring projects because of it’s light weight and is available at most stores in a variety of different fibers. This sock could fit a newborn up to six month old baby, depending on how stretchy your yarn is, maybe even older!
Different sizes can easily be created by chaining more or less for the length of the sock and making more rows to increase the width of the sock.

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: Uncuffed, socks measure 6″ (15.24 cm) in length and are 3″ (7.62 cm) wide at top

100 yards Fingering Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
yarn needle

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Super Simple Baby Socks
Make 2
Row 1: ch 32, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and hdc in each ch across: 30 hdc

Rows 2-15: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first hdc and in each hdc across: 30 hdc

Leave a long tail (at least 6″ long). Attach yarn to needle and working along short end of sock body, thread yarn in and out of each stitch, pull tight and knot to opposite side to create toe. With remaining yarn, hold the long sides of the sock together and whip stitch in each st up the back of the sock. Turn sock inside out. See Whip Stitch in Crochet for more information on joining the sock.

Finish off, weave in all ends. Make it pretty!

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  1. RecycleCindy says:

    Cute pattern and I love the tube baby sock idea. Thanks for sharing another great free pattern. I stumbled the post for you too.

  2. Janie says:

    I’m making these for my nephew-to-be right now! Thanks for the pattern : )

  3. Angie says:

    Just finished these! They are so cute and work up so fast. Thanks so much Erin!

  4. Liza says:

    I love it! Another awesome pattern. I <3 Crochet Spot!

  5. Lori says:

    I would love to have a similar pattern for adult feet! They are adorable!

  6. Karen says:

    I agree with Lori, an adult size would be great.
    How would I adjust the pattern for my feet?

  7. MADELINE says:


  8. Elizabeth says:

    love it!! so pretty! 🙂 thanks for the patterns. I <3 your blog!! 🙂

  9. Danette says:

    made these socks the other day…the title says it all…super simple…thanks for the great pattern…i will post a picture on the fb page soon…

  10. leanne says:

    what a wonderful and quick pattern!! im def making a heap of these for my soon to be little man!! your patterns are wonderful, you should be very proud!!!! xoxox

  11. Barbara says:

    I love this pattern! It’s perfect for using up leftover sock yarns!

  12. stacey says:

    anyone figure out an adult size, i am currently making 2 pair one for a nephew and another for a gift for my friend to give her baby.

  13. Verena says:

    Great….to what age do they fit?

  14. Heather Braaten says:

    Can the super simple baby sock can it be knitted .Heather braaten.

  15. Is there a visual demo after row 15 ? Confused

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Gloria!
      Sorry, I don’t think there’s a photo. After you crochet round 15, it should look like a rectangle. Then you are going to sew that rectangle into a tube shape to make the sock. The instructions are telling you to weave the yarn end in and out of the stitches along the short side of the rectangle, then pull it tight to cinch it together (this makes the bottom of the sock). Then you will sew the side of the sock together.

  16. What size do this fit i feel like i might be to big a square

  17. Heather Braaten says:

    Can this sock be made for preemie babies sock and how many chains and rows needed Heather braaten.

  18. Heather Braaten says:

    Can socks be made for preemie baby.

  19. Heather Braaten says:

    Can the socks be made for preemie baby.

  20. Rachel Choi says:

    Yes! I would recommend measuring the baby’s feet as preemies come in all sizes. Then you can adjust the pattern to be that size by changing the number of chains and/or rows.

  21. Heather Braaten says:

    Do you have a patterns for a head band for 5″doll Heather braaten.

  22. Ronnie says:

    They sound wonderful. But I’m such a visual learner! Could you possibly post photos of what they look like along the way?

  23. Heather Braaten says:

    Do you have any patterns for doll clothes for 5″lots of love doll

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