In Your Shoes Ankle Socks


by Pam


socksWhat’s up with so many sock patterns calling for too-thick worsted weight yarn? Designer Pam says:

“I’ve seen a lot of crocheters looking for a pattern for crochet socks using sock yarn, so they can wear them in their shoes like the knitters do. That’s what pushed me to make this pattern. I wanted to crochet my socks out of sock yarn, and wear them in my shoes.” Right on, Pam.

Materials List

  • About two 1.75 ounce (50 gram) skeins of sock yarn (or fingering weight yarn)
  • Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)


5 sts x 5 rows = 1 inch (2.54cm) in single crochet. (Please be sure to check your gauge. I tend to need a larger hook than most patterns call for, so my patterns tend to call for a larger hook than you might need.)

The Pattern

Make two.

Chain 16 to work on 15 sts. This makes a 3-inch (7.62cm) wide cuff for ankle socks. If you want a bigger cuff, just add stitches.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each remaining ch across (15 sts). Ch 1, and turn.

Row 2: Sc in each back loop only, across (15 sts). Ch 1, and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 8 inches (20.32cm), or 1/2 inch (1.27cm) smaller than foot width.

Sew short ends together to form a tube. I slip stitch across so I don’t have to cut the yarn, and re-attach it. (The seam will be the back of the sock.)

Sc around for 2 rounds (36 sts each round for the size I’m making here).

Sc across front half of tube (18 sts). Chain 18, and attach on the other side of the tube. (The space between the cuff and the chain is where the heel will go later.)

i'm a sock.Sc around front sts and back chain (36 sts).

Sc around until piece measures 6 inches (15.24cm), or 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) before toe decrease (excluding cuff).

Decrease 1 st on each side (that’s 2 sts per round) for 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm) (it was about 7 rows for my sock).

Attach yarn at heel opening. Sc around once.

Sc around decreasing 1 st on each side for 1 1/2 inches (3.81cm). (You make the heel the same way as the toe decrease.)

Sew toe and heel seams.


ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

About Pam:

I’ve been crocheting for about 33 years. I have three kids ages 19 (Matthew), 22 (Sid), and 25 (Cindy). Cindy just made me a grandmother of a baby girl. I love a good cup of tea (with all the gadgets), chocolate, British comedy, Wallace & Gromit, and the old Dark Shadows series. I collect anything ladybug. I am not really a designer. I’m more of a designer want to be. I design out of necessity when I can’t find what I’m looking for, or if what I’m looking for is too expensive. My designs are very few, and very basic, and I don’t mind passing them out to anyone who wants to use them.


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