Kids Knitted Socks

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a few knitting posts on here to live up to my name! It’s summer, so I knit a bit less and we did just have a baby so…

I’ve been knitting socks for Matthew since before Hagen was born. I’m still not done the first one šŸ˜‰ Not for lack of trying, though. It seems I have no idea how big my kids feet are! I think I’ve finally figured it out so I’m going to post the pattern. I had a really hard time finding plain kids sock patterns online and had to create my own. Here’s a picture of the same pattern knit for Sage.

This makes a child’s size 9 sock – or sock for a 3 – 4 year old.


  • 100 g sock yarn
  • Size 2 to 3 US (3mm) double pointed needles (I used size 3 US)


  • 30 sts = 4 inches


CO 42 sts

Rib in K1, P1 for 1 1/2 inches

K until leg reaches 5 inches, including ribbing.

Dividing for Heel

Put one half of the stitches (21), centered on the beginning of the round (knit the first 10 stitches, then turn and slip other 11 stitches). Place the other half on a holder. Work the heel flap:

P across back of heel flap, slipping first stitch.


Sl1, K across.


Repeat for 21 rows.

Turning the Heel

Starting on the right side, knit 7 sts plus 2 (9 sts). Sl1, K1, psso, K1. Turn.

Sl1, P5, P2tog, P1. Turn.

Sl1, K to gap, slip first st before gap, K st on other side, psso, K1. Turn again.

Sl1, P across to gap. P2tog across the gap. P1. Turn.

Continue until all heel sts are used up.

There should be 13 sts left as heel cup.

Pick up 10 sts.

P across instep sts.

Pick up 10 sts.

P7, turn.

slip previousĀ 10 sts from instep needle onto current needle before knitting.

K to 3 sts from instep, K2tog, K1.

K across instep sts.

On next needle, K first st, Sl1, K1, psso. Knit to end.

K next round plain.

Repeat decrease round every other round until you have 42 sts again.

Continue knitting until the foot measures 2 1/2″ less than foot length.

Shape Toe:Ā 

K one round plain

Decrease round:

K to 3 sts from end of first needle, K2tog, K1.

K first st on instep needle, Sl1, psso, knit to 3 sts from end of instep needle, K2tog, K1.

Last needle, K1, Sl1, psso, K to end.

K one round plain.

Continue alternating plain and decrease rounds until you have half the number of sts you began with (21).

Decrease every round until you have 12 sts left all together. Join end of toe with Kitchener stitch.

Enjoy your socks!


~ by maknitobamomma on June 22, 2010.

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