Child’s Cable Socks-Free Crochet Pattern


To keep the kiddie’s toes toasty warm. This pattern is sized for ages 4-6.  Socks measure 5.5″ from heel to toe and features side cables.

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Skill Level:  Intermediate

Supplies: Size E/4/3.5mm and Size C/2/2.75mm Crochet Hooks,  2.25 oz Yarn Bee Walk Away Sock Yarn (#02-Footsy), embroidery needle.

Stitches Used: ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), scdec (decrease single crochet), dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), bpdc (back post double crochet).

Special stitch: cable-skip first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in 1st, 2nd and 3rd skipped dc.

Note: beginning ch 3 counts as first dc.

Front Post Double Crochet: (fpdc): Yo hook, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yo hook, pull up lp, [yo hook, pull through 2 lps] twice.

Back Post Double Crochet: (fpdc): Yo hook, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated st, yo hook, pull up lp, [yo hook, pull through 2 lps] twice.

Unless noted otherwise, always skip the st behind the fpdc and the st in front of the bpdc.

Gauge: 5 sc per inch, 5 sc rows per inch.

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Directions-Make 2

Rnd. 1: with E hook, ch3, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in next ch, working in open loop of beginning ch, sc in next ch, join to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn, in this or following rnds.         6sc

Rnd. 2: sc in first sc, *2sc in next 2 sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join, ch1.     10sc

Rnd. 3: sc in first sc, *2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join, ch1.         14sc

Rnd. 4: sc in first sc, *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join, ch1.           18sc

Rnd. 5: sc in first sc, *2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join, ch1.        26sc

Rnd. 6: sc in first sc, *2sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join, ch1.          30sc

Rnd. 7: sc in each sc, join, ch1.         30sc

Rnds. 8-20: repeat rnd. 7.         30sc

Rnd. 21: (gusset) sc in first 15 sc, ch1, turn.        15sc

Rnd. 22: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, ch1, turn.       13sc

Rnd. 23: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.        13sc

Rnd. 24: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, ch1, turn.       11sc

Rnd. 25: repeat rnd. 23.         11sc

Rnd. 26: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, scdec over next 2sc, ch 1, turn.      9sc

Rnd. 27: repeat rnd. 23.        9sc

Rnd. 28: scdec over first 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, ch1, turn.     7sc

Rnd. 29: repeat rnd. 23, fasten off.

Rnd. 30: attach yarn with slst in last sc on rnd. 20, *working up side of heel, sc in end of each row (9 sc)*, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from *to* once, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.        25sc

Rnd. 31: sc in first 8 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.           23sc

Rnd. 32: sc in each sc around, join with slst to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn in this or following rnds.         35sc

Rnds. 33-39: repeat rnd. 32.         35sc

Rnd. 40: sc in first sc, fpdc in next 6 sc on previous rnd, sc in next 11 sc, fpdc in next 6 sc on previous rnd, sc in next 11 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn.         35st

Rnd. 41: sc in first sc, fpdc in next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, fpdc in next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.          35st

Rnd. 42: sc in first sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.          35st

Rnds. 43-45: repeat rnd. 41.

Rnd. 46: repeat rnd. 42.

Rnds. 47-49: repeat rnd. 41.

Rnd. 50: repeat rnd. 42.

Rnds. 51-53: repeat rnd. 41, join, ch3 at end of rnd. 53.

Rnd. 54: fpdc in next 6 dc, dc in next 11 dc, fpdc in next 6 dc, dc in next 11 dc, join around post of dc, ch3, do not turn.              35dc

Rnd. 55: with C hook, bpdc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, bpdc in next dc*, repeat from *to* 16 times, fpdc in next dc, join around post of beginning dc, ch3, do not turn.      35dc

Rnd. 56: repeat rnd. 55.

Rnd. 57: repeat rnd. 55, join to top of beginning ch3, fasten off, weave in end.

Child’s Cable Socks-6.5″ heel to toe

Supplies: Size E/4/3.5mm and Size C/2/2.75mm Crochet Hooks,  3oz Yarn Bee Walk Away Sock Yarn (#02-Footsy), embroidery needle.

Stitches Used: ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), scdec (decrease single crochet), dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), bpdc (back post double crochet).

Special stitch: cable-skip first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in 1st, 2nd and 3rd skipped dc.

Note: beginning ch 3 counts as first dc.

Gauge: 5 sc per inch, 5 sc rows per inch.

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Directions

Rnd. 1: ch6, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 sc, 3sc in next sc, working in open loops of beginning ch(s), sc in next 4 ch, join to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn in this or following rnds..      12sc

Rnd. 2: sc in first sc, *2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join to beginning sc, ch1.        16sc

Rnd. 3: sc in first sc, *2sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join to beginning sc, ch1.        20sc

Rnd. 4: sc in first sc, *2sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join to beginning sc, ch1.         24sc

Rnd. 5: sc in first sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join to beginning sc, ch1.           32sc

Rnd. 6: sc in first sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2sc in next sc*, sc in next sc, repeat from *to* once, join to beginning sc, ch1.              36sc

Rnd. 7: sc in each sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.       36sc

Rnds. 8-24: repeat rnd. 7.         36sc

Rnd. 25: sc in first 18 sc, ch1, turn.        18sc

Rnd. 26: sc in each sc, working a scdec over first 2 sc and last 2 sc, ch1, turn.     16sc

Rnd. 27: sc in each sc, ch1, turn.

Rnds. 28-34: repeat alternating rnds. 26 and 27, fasten off at end of rnd. 34.               .     8sc at end of rnd. 34

Rnd. 35: attach yarn with slst in last sc on rnd. 24, *working in ends of rows up side of heel, work 11 sc*, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from *to* once, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.         30sc

Rnd. 36: sc in first 10 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 10 sc, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.       28sc

Rnd. 37: sc in first 10 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, scdec over next 2 sc, sc in next 10 sc, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.          26sc

Rnd. 38: sc in first 26 sc, slst in next sc on sock, ch1, turn.         26sc

Rnd. 39: sc in each sc around heel and sock, join to beginning sc, ch1.       40sc

Rnds. 40-49: repeat rnd. 7.         40sc

Rnd. 50: sc in first sc, fpdc in next 6 sc on previous rnd, sc in next 12 sc, fpdc in next 6 sc on previous rnd, sc in next 15 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.      40st

Rnd. 51: sc in first sc, fpdc in next 6 dc, sc in next 12 sc, fpdc in next 6 dc, sc in next 15 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.             40st

Rnd. 52: sc in first sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 17 sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 15 sc, join to beginning sc, ch1.        40st

Rnds. 53-55: repeat rnd. 51.

Rnd. 56: repeat rnd. 52.

Rnds. 57-60: repeat rnds. 53-56.

Rnds. 61-64: repeat rnds. 53-56.

Rnds. 65-67: repeat rnd. 51, ch3 at end of rnd. 67.

Rnd. 68: fpdc in next 6 dc, dc in next 12 sc, fpdc in next 6 dc, dc in next 15 sc, join around post of beginning dc, ch3.           40dc

Rnd. 69: with C hook, bpdc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, bpdc in next dc*, repeat from *to* 18 times, join around post of beginning dc.          40dc

Rnd. 70: repeat rnd. 69, join to top of beginning dc, fasten off.       40dc

© July, 2011  Pattern may not be reprinted, republished or resold without express written permission.

 

7 Comments on “Child’s Cable Socks-Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Cathy Roseberry Says:

    Help!! I was really proud I got all the way to row 42. I don’t understand the cable over part. (Rnd. 42: sc in first sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, cable over next 6 dc, sc in next 11 sc, join to beginning sc, ch 1. 35 st

    Do I do 1 sc, 6 dc, then 11 sc, then 6 dc, then 11 sc.
    Thanks
    Cathy


  2. Hi Cathy….this is where you work the “special stitch”…..Special stitch: cable-skip first 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in 1st, 2nd and 3rd skipped dc.
    This will give the twist for the cables. You want to skip over the first 3 fpdc and work a fpdc in the next 3 fpdc, then go back to the skipped fpdc and work a fpdc in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fpdc. Hope this helps.
    Carol

  3. Cathy Roseberry Says:

    THANKS

  4. Tiffany Says:

    Hello! This sock does look good (I only got up to the cables) but I am so confused. I don’t know if it’s the way it’s worded or not but I do not understand this part in round 1: “working in open loop of beginning ch, sc in next ch, join to beginning sc…”. When you say working in open loop – where exactly are you referring to and for beginning chain do you mean the very first one to ever put on my hook or where I started sc in chain 2? I have started this thing a gazillion times and either come up w/ a seam that corkscrews around the entire sock or I end up w/ an annoying extra stitch and the cables are lopsided. I have done far more complicated patterns than this and have done a lot in the round but am having trouble figuring this part out. Please help!!!!!


  5. with E hook, ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, here you are actually working in the round…..you want to work around the beginning ch 3…so you will have sc’s worked in the front and back of the beginning ch…….
    working in open loop of beginning ch, sc in next ch, join to beginning sc, ch 1, do not turn, in this or following rnds…….it should look like a tiny oval rug. 6 sc
    Another way to work rnd. 1……ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beginning sc……
    Hope this helps,
    Carol

  6. CL Foltz Says:

    Do you have for this pattern any larger sizes?


  7. I’m sorry, I don’t at this time.


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