How to crochet socks: the toes

Did you know that you can crochet socks? And that crochet socks are just as versatile and wearable as their knitted cousins? Well, you can! They’re really pretty easy once you get the hang of them!

There are so many rumours out there that crochet socks are not as good or wearable or pretty as their knitted cousins. I’m glad you’re choosing to come see for yourself that this is simply not true.

How to easily crochet toes for your crochet socks – a free tutorial by ACCROchet

My crochet patterns are currently ALL toes-up in order that you may try them on as you work. You will therefore right away come to something that may make little sense as you initially read it.

Here is how your pattern starts.

With CC, ch 11

Round 1 (RS). Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, do not turn. Rotate your work to crochet on opposite side of the chs (under sts just made), sc in each ch across, do not join or turn in this section. 20 sc

Let’s take these instructions step by step.

Make your chain

In this case, ch 11.

Continue working as instructed. At first, everything makes sense [Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, do not turn.] We easily work the initial 10 single crochet into the 2nd to 11th chains.

But then we get to this part:

Rotate your work to crochet on opposite side of chains.

The image below will explain that part visually. In effect, stitches 11, 12, 13, etc will go underneath stitches (respectively) 10, 9, 8, etc all the way back to the 1st stitch made.


With the 10 stitches on top, and the 10 on the bottom, you now have a total of 20 stitches. Which, as instructed you DO NOT JOIN.

(In case you’re wondering, when working in the round and not joining, you’re simply working your 1st stitch into the 1st stitch of the previous round.)

Onto the increases.

Place a marker in 1st and 11th sts (ideally, markers of different colours – and note which colour is the 1st, and which is the 11th st). You will be increasing in both marked sts and in the sts right before them.

Rounds 2-6 (inc, +4 sts each round). [2 sc in marked sc, sc until st before next marker, 2 sc in st before next marker] twice. 40 sc.

Looking at the image below, this means you will increase in Stitches 1, 10, 11 and 20, for a total of 4 added stitches.

In the picture below, the increases have been worked (see the +). Move markers up as you work their respective increases.

Rounds 7-15. Sc in each st around.

That’s really all there is to crocheted toes =) Not at all scary, right?

Stay tuned for the heels!

xo Julie