Top Down Crochet Socks-Free Crochet Pattern


These socks work up fairly quick and keep your toes toasty warm!

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies: Size 1 Steel Crochet Hook, Yarn Needle

Size Yarn                                                                             Cuff   to Heel Heel   to Toe Around   Ball of Foot
Small 5th Ave Toerriffic Sock   Yarn-Tawny #507 3.5 oz. 7 ½” 8 ½” 8 ½”
Medium 5th Ave Toerriffic Sock   Yarn-Merlo #501 5.5 oz. 8 ½” 9 ½” 9”
Large 5th Ave Toerriffic Sock   Yarn-Tawny #507 6.5 oz. 9   ½” 10 ½” 10”

Note: yarn amount may vary depending on length of sock

Stitches Used: ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dec sc (decrease single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), bpdc (back post double crochet).

Gauge: 14 st = 2”, 12 rows = 2”

Directions for Large (Medium and Small are given in parentheses):

Rnd. 1: ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.      11 sc

Rnd. 2: working in back loops, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.          11 sc

Rnds. 3-66 (62-medium, skip to rnd. 67; 58-small, skip to rnd. 67) repeat rnd. 2.

Rnd. 67: evenly work 66 (62, 58) sc across top of ribbing, join to beginning sc, ch 2, turn.         66 (62, 58) sc

Rnd. 68: hdc in each sc across, join to beginning hdc, ch 2, turn.        66 (62, 58) hdc

Rnd. 69: hdc in first 21 (19, 17) hdc, *fpdc in next 3 hdc, bpdc in next 3 hdc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 21 (19, 17) hdc, join to beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.       66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 70: hdc in first 21 (19, 17) hdc, *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 21 (19, 17) hdc, join to beginning hdc, ch 2, turn.          66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 71: hdc in first 21 (19, 17) hdc, *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 21 (19, 17) hdc, join to beginning hdc, ch 2, turn.        66 (62, 58) st

Repeat, alternating rnds. 70 and 71 to desired length (as shown-9 ½” (8 ½”, 7 ½”).                     66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 72: (heel) sl st in first 16 (15, 14) st, ch 1, turn.    16 (15, 14) sl st

Rnd. 73: working over sl st, sc in first 32 (30, 28) hdc on previous rnd, ch 1, turn.                      32 (30, 28) sc

Rnd. 74: sc in each sc across working a dec sc over first 2 and last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.                     30 (28, 26) sc

Rnd. 75: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.          30 (28, 26) sc

Repeat, alternating rnds. 74 and 75 until 26 sc remain.         26 sc

Repeat rnd.74 until 10 sc remain.       10 sc

Rnd. 76: dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.    8 sc

Rnd. 77: dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, evenly work 16 (14) sc up side of heel, dec sc over next 2 hdc on front of sock, hdc in next 2 hdc, *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 2 hdc, dec sc over next 2 hdc, evenly work 16 (14) sc down side of heel, join to beginning sc, ch 2, turn.       68 (64) st

(Small-dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, evenly work 12 sc up side of heel, hdc in next 3 hdc on front of sock, *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 3 hdc, evenly work 12 sc up side of heel, join to beginning sc, ch 2, turn.        60 st)

Rnd. 78: hdc in first 16 (14, 12) sc, dec hdc over next 2 st, hdc in next st, *fpdc in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next st, dec hdc over next 2 st, hdc in next 22 (20, 18) st, join to beginning sc, ch 2, turn.           66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 79: hdc in first 24, (22, 20) hdc, *bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 18 (16, 14) hdc, join to beginning hdc, ch 2, turn.         66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 80: hdc in first 18 (16, 14) hdc, *fpdc  in next 3 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * 3 times, hdc in next 24 (22, 20) hdc, join to beginning hdc, ch 2, turn.       66 (62, 58) st

Repeat, alternating rnds. 79 and 80 to desired length, minus 2”.        66 (62, 58) st

Rnd. 81: sc in each st around, do not join, do not turn, mark beginning sc.         66, (62, 58) sc

Rnd. 82: sc in each sc around, evenly decrease by 6 sc, do not join, mark beginning sc.              60, (56, 52) sc

Repeat rnd. 82 until 8 sc remain, join to beginning sc at end of final rnd, fasten off, leaving tail.

Wrong side facing, weave tail through the 8 sc on the final rnd. Tie securely to close opening.

Sew seam at top ribbing.

11 Comments on “Top Down Crochet Socks-Free Crochet Pattern”


  1. I was just wondering about crocheting socks with sock yarn — hoping this is the answer, will start a pair today!


  2. I wondered the same…..and I fell in love with them! I’m working on some new ones with s super simple heel!

  3. Oliver Says:

    Rnds. 3-66 (62-medium, skip to rnd. 67; 58-small, skip to rnd. 67) repeat rnd. 2.

    What does “skip to rnd” mean?


  4. For large….work rnds. 3-66
    For medium……work only rnds. 3-62, leave rnds. 63-66 unworked, then go to rnd. 67 to continue
    For small……work rnds. only 3-58……leave rnds. 59-66 unworked, then go to rnd. 67 to continue. Hope this helps.
    Carol

  5. Audrey King Says:

    Hi, I understand based on what you wrote above about the number of stitches but I don’t understand how to begin the round in row three. Can you please explain? Thank you.


  6. Rnd. 3 is worked the same as rnd. 2……working in back loops of each sc, sc in each sc across…..this will create the ribbing. This row is repeated
    (depending on size) until you have 66 or 62 or 58 rows. Hope this helps.

  7. Audrey King Says:

    Ooohhh!!! Yes that helps thank you!! I am new to sock making so I apologize. Love this pattern!


  8. No problem. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Happy Hookin’!

  9. Aline Bibeau Says:

    Which type of yarn to used, which size yarn


  10. I used 5th Ave Toerriffic Sock Yarn, but any sock yarn (#1) will work.


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