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The Easiest Knitted Socks Ever DIY

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Hi friends!

Have you ever wanted to make knitted socks but were a little scared of the process? Well, then I have some really interesting stuff for you today. Imagine there is a way how to knit socks using straight needles only and all you have to be able to do is to just knit and purl.

Doesn’t it sound great?

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

It definitely did sound gorgeous to me once our teacher taught us how to make these when I was about 12 years old. It’s actually a funny story – that teacher only arrived once to substitute for our ‘real’ teacher who was sick that day. She came, showed us how to make these socks and left. Boom! Just like that. I have to admit that it was probably the most remarkable and enriching class in my whole course of education, college included. :) (Thank you, dear teacher, I will never forget you!)

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Ever since I learned how to make these simple socks, I have made many a pair. And I mean – MANY! I was quite obsessed with them for some time and kept filling the drawers of my family members and friends until completely full.

And now I think the time is right to share with you. I think you might need a pair or two of your own.

Here are all the details…

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

The socks in this tutorial were made to fit my feet, which are size 40 – Europe / 6.5 – UK / 9 – US.

To make the socks I used worsted weight yarn in pink and yellow color.

I have used about 3.5 oz (100 grams) of main yarn and a small amount (not more than 1 3/4 oz – 50 grams) of yellow yarn.

I also used 5 mm (US – 8, UK – 6) knitting needles, scissors and a darning needle.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here’s the secret!

All you basically need to do is to create this shape. Easy, right?

You then sew it together in two steps and that’s it.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here you can see all the parts explained.

 
TO ADJUST THE SIZE

This picture is also useful if you plan to adjust the size of the sock to a different foot size – the main parts that need to be measured prior to making the sock are the cuff width, the back leg part and the sole part (from the narrowest point of the heel to the narrowest point of the toe). After you knit the toe part, the rest is just the sum of sole and back leg rows.

For example, in my pattern the ‘back part of leg’ has 30 rows and the ‘sole’ part has 42 rows. After I knitted the toe part, I continued with 72 rows (30 + 42) to form the ‘instep and the front part of leg’.

Also, when knitting other sizes, make the narrowest rows of the heel and toe part 4 stitches wide.

 
PATTERN
(for foot size 40 – Europe / 6.5 – UK / 9 – US)

cast on 24 stitches

Back Part Of Cuff
Rows 1 – 4: k1, p1 [stitch count: 24]

Back Part Of Leg
change colors (optional)
Row 5: knit all [24]
Row 6: purl all [24]
Rows 7 – 34: keep alternating Row 5 and Row 6 [24]

Heel
change colors (optional)
Row 35: k1, knit 2 together, knit 18 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [22]
Row 36: p1, purl 2 together, purl 16 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [20]
Row 37: k1, knit 2 together, knit 14 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [18]
Row 38: p1, purl 2 together, purl 12 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [16]
Row 39: k1, knit 2 together, knit 10 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [14]
Row 40: p1, purl 2 together, purl 8 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [12]
Row 41: k1, knit 2 together, knit 6 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [10]
Row 42: p1, purl 2 together, purl 4 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [8]
Row 43: k1, knit 2 together, knit 2 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [6]
Row 44: p1, purl 2 together, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [4]

Row 45: k1, make/increase 1 – knit it (I like to lift the yarn lying between the stitch just worked and the next stitch and place it on the left hand needle, then knit (or purl) into the back of this loop), knit 2 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [6]
Row 46: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 4 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [8]
Row 47: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 6 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [10]
Row 48: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 8 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [12]
Row 49: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 10 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [14]
Row 50: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 12 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [16]
Row 51: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 14 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [18]
Row 52: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 16 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [20]
Row 53: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 18 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [22]
Row 54: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 20 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [24]

Sole
change colors (optional)
Row 55: knit all [24]
Row 56: purl all [24]
Rows 57 – 96: keep alternating Row 55 and Row 56 [24]

Toe
change colors (optional)
Rows 97 – 116: repeat Rows 35 – 54

Instep + Front Part Of Leg
change colors (optional)
Row 117: knit all [24]
Row 118: purl all [24]
Rows 119 – 190: keep alternating Row 117 and Row 118 [24]

Front Part Of Cuff
change colors (optional)
Rows 191 – 195: k1, p1 [24]
Row 196: cast off making k1, p1 [24]

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Assembling The Sock
Assembling the sock is really easy. It consists of 2 steps.

Step 1: Using a piece of yarn and your darning needle, fold the heel at its narrowest part (Row 44) and sew it together on both sides.

To sew my knitting, I like to use an invisible mattress stitch.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Just like this.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

A closer look.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here’s a side view of the sewn heel.
 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Step 2: Fold the toe at its narrowest part (Row 106) and sew together both sides of the sock, starting at the toe and ending at the cuff.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Finally, weave in all the tail ends on the wrong side.

 

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Wasn’t that easy?

I wish you a lot of fun with this project!

With lots of love,

Petra

… and here’s a little recap
the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

New Pattern – Crochet Owl Purse With Feathers

crochet owl purse with feathers pattern

Hi friends!

I am stopping by to introduce my newest crochet creation to you – it’s the Crochet Owl Purse With Feathers.

Oh, how much I love making those feathers, they are soooo much fun!

This pattern actually is a remake of one of my older patterns – the Crochet Owl Cushion. After I published the cushion pattern a few years ago, I received quite a few questions asking me if the cushion could be turned into a purse. I thought,’Yes, it can and what a lovely idea it is!’ Actually, I found the idea so lovely that I thought it definitely deserved its own tutorial with all the steps described in precise detail.

And here it is. The pattern for the Crochet Owl Purse has more than 70 pictures making it really easy to follow.

If you’d like to learn more details about the project, you can find them HERE or HERE.

And have I already mentioned it’s a lot of fun? :)

 

crochet owl purse with feathers pattern

crochet owl purse with feathers pattern

crochet owl purse with feathers pattern

crochet owl purse with feathers pattern

Yes, I could not stop and made three versions. Don’t they make sweet summer bags?

Happy crocheting!

Love,

Petra

New Pattern – The Easiest Crochet Baby Slippers (Age 0-3 Months)

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

Hi friends!

I am stopping by to show you my newest project, the thing that has been keeping me busy for the past few days. It’s baby slippers, designed to fit little feet from 0 to 3 months.

As you can see, I made many. Especially because they are so easy to whip up. And once I made a pair in one color combination, another one popped up in my mind immediately so I just had give that one a try as well. To my astonishment, this process led me to 12 pairs altogether. Haha. I love them all.

If you’d like to make these crocheted slippers too, you can find all the necessary details and step-by-step pictures in my pattern shops here or here.

And here are a few more pictures I took for the inspiration…

 

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

the easiest crochet baby slippers pattern - age 0-3 months

Happy crocheting!

With love,
Petra

New Pattern – Knitted Hooded Baby Jacket (Age 0-3 Months)

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

Happy New Year to everyone! May you be happy and healthy all year long!

I am kicking off this year with a brand new pattern. This one is rather special to me because it’s my first ever knitting pattern. I mean, it’s the first one I have designed and written down for my pattern shop. It’s fun to have a knitting pattern after 63 crochet ones I made before. A special beginning to a hopefully special year.

The pattern describes how to make a Hooded Baby Jacket. The jacket is suitable for babies age 0-3 months. I think the jackets can make lovely gifts for the little humans you or your loved ones may be expecting…

The pattern that I prepared for those of you who are interested, is packed full of pictures and step by step instructions. You can find it in my shops here or here.

 

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

knitting pattern - knitted hooded baby jacket age 0-3 months

I hope you will have as much fun with this project as I had.

Happy knitting!

Love,
Petra

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