Ribbed Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern

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Ribbed Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern- a classic and comfortable sock pattern for toddlers.

Ribbed Toddler Socks Free Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

 I think there’s something so luxurious about a pair of hand-knit socks! Socks are such an inexpensive, disposable item nowadays. Knitting a pair out of soft, natural fiber yarn just seems special. Indigo got his pair first (of course!) but I can’t want to make a women’s version of this Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern!

     These toddler socks have a long, ribbed cuff which ensures they stay on. The cuffs are kind of time-consuming to knit, but after that, the rest of the sock moves along pretty quickly. I’ve got to admit…I’ve been using my size 11& 13 needles so much lately that working with size 1 felt like knitting with toothpicks!

I bought this yarn off Amazon because it was a good price for merino wool (plus free shipping with Prime!) and it came in a bunch of fun, vibrant colors. I was really impressed with it! It’s light and soft and it appears that it will wear well.


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Yarn: Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn in Royal

Needles: Size US 1 double point needles

Toddler Socks Knitting Pattern

Size: Socks will fit toddler shoe size 4 1/2-6
Cuff: Cast on 40 sts and divide them evenly over 3 needles. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for inches.
Heel flap: Work heel flap on 20 stitches in rows back and forth. All the stitches should be on the same needle. Take the stitches you are not using and put them all on 1 needle.
Row 1: Slip 1, knit across
Row 2: Purl 1. knit across
Repeat these 2 rows 19 times or until heel is square. End with a wrong side row.
Turning the heel:
Row 1: Slip 1, knit 10, slip, slip, knit, knit 1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl 5, purl 2 together, purl 1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Slip 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Slip 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.

Pick up and knit the slipped stitches along the side of the heel flap where your working yarn is using an empty needle.Use another needle to knit across the back leg stitches that have been sitting unworked while you did the heel. Pick up and knit the slipped stitches along this side of the heel flap with another empty needle. Work across half the remaining stitches from the heel. Slip the other half onto the needle with the first heel flap stitches you picked up. The center of the bottom of the foot is now the beginning of the round.

Round 1: Knit to within 3 stitches of the end of the first needle, ssk, k1. Work across leg stitches in Stockinette. For needle 3, k1, k2tog, k remaining stitches.

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat these two rounds until 40 stitches remain. Work straight in Stockinette until piece measures 4 inches from the back of the heel.

Toe Shaping:

Round 1: Needle 1: k to 3 stitches from the end, ssk, k1. Needle 2: k1, k2tog, k to 3 stitches from end, ssk, k1. Needle 3: k1, k2tog, k to end.

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rounds until 16 stitches remain. Knit 2 together across round. Break yarn, insert through remaining stitches and pull to tighten.

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Ribbed Toddler Socks Free Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Ribbed Toddler Socks Free Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Ribbed Toddler Socks Free Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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