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Free Crochet Pattern: Joan's Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: cwe-joansSocks
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 17 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Adult Medium
To fit average size woman’s foot. For larger size foot, use larger size crochet hook.

The length of the leg can be made longer by crocheting the leg section an inch or two longer. The length of the foot can also be increased, making sure the top and bottom of the foot are the same length.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-098: Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
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; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
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Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
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•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  

Joan's Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


For smaller size: 22 sc = 4 inches (10 cm) with G hook and double strand. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

For larger size: 20 sc = 4 inches (10 cm) with H hook and double strand. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Work with two strands of yarn held together throughout.


These socks are easy to make in one flat piece. See diagram for progression of crochet. When finished, they will resemble the Turkish method of knitted socks, with the heel appearing to stick out when folded. On the foot, however, they fit exactly as a commercial sock.

SOCKS (Make 2)
With smaller hook, ch 11.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Working in back loops only, sc in each sc (10 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 2 for 40 more rows. Ch 1, do not turn. Working along side of ribbing, 1 sc in each row (40 sc). Ch 1, turn.

With larger hook, work back and forth in sc, working through both loops, on 40 sts until piece measures 7 inches from beg of sock. Cut yarn.

Top of Foot
Row 1
With RS facing and larger hook join yarn in 11th st from edge, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in each of next 19 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Sc in each sc across (20 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 6 inches above joining or desired length, allowing 2 inches for toe, ending on WS. Note The heel will add another 2 inches. Measure foot and subtract 4 inches total for heel and toe, crocheting the straight part desired length.

*Top of Toe
Row 1
Dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 st in next 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Work even in sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rep last 2 rows until 10 sc rem, ending with Row 2.

Bottom of Toe
Row 1
Inc 1 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 Work even in sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 20 sc.*

Bottom of Foot
Work even on 20 sc until piece measure 6 inches or same length as straight portion of foot.

Rep from * to * as for toe shaping-20 sc rem. Fasten off.

Sew back leg seam. Fold sock in middle of the toe and sew both sides of foot. Fold the heel in half, as with toe, and sew sides. Position the heel piece so that center of heel is in line with leg seam and sew.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.8 (based on 17 reviews)
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Joan's Socks Reviewed by Betty Goetz on 2014-01-21 ***
I simply can't figure out how to assemble the heel. The verbal instructions aren't enough for me, I guess. It was an easy pattern to crochet but so far, all I have is a interesting flat piece of crochet after I pulled out the assembly stitches from my first attempt to make the sock form.

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