I can’t think of a more satisfying project than making teeny little baby socks from sock yarn leftovers. Extraordinarily useful and oh, so cute! The smallest size is a scant 3″ long and will fit baby from the very start. A perfect little touch of luxury for the new arrival.
I created this pattern based upon one of my favorite sock patterns :Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku.
Two different sized socks are possible by changing yarn weight and needle size. The pattern instructions proceed from the cuff down with double pointed needles. The ribbing on these socks is quite stretchy so it’ll fit a range of sizes and won’t kick off easily.
Newborn size: Fingering Yarn; 2.5 mm dpn’s
3-6 months: Sport Yarn; 2.75 mm dpn’s
SKYP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, yarn over, pass slipped stitch over both loops on needle
cast on 36, arrange stitches so 12 stitches are on each of 3 double pointed needles and join in the round
Rows 1 – 6: (P2, K2) around for 6 rows
Row 7: (K4, P2) around
Row 8: (k1, SKYP, k1, P2) around
Row 9: (K4, P2) around
Repeat rows 8 and 9 six times. On last row, follow pattern to last stitch, then transfer stitch to next needle without working
Make Heel Flap by knitting the following stitches onto one needle:
RS: P1, (k1, SKYP, k1, P2) twice, k1, SKYP, k1 P1; turn.
WS: K1, p4, (K2, P4) twice, K1
Repeat the above 2 rows 7 more times.
K10, ssk, k1, turn
Slip 1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn
Slip 1, k4, ssk, K1, turn
Slip 1, P5, p2tog, p1, turn
Slip 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn
Slip 1, P7, p2tog, k1, turn
Slip 1, K8, ssk, turn
Slip 1, P8, p2tog, turn
Knit across heel and pick up and knit 9 stitches along gusset, work across instep stitches in pattern and pick up and knit 9 stitches along other side of gusset
knit 5 heel stitches
Arrange stitches so 18 instep stitches are on 1 needle, beginning and ending with 1 purl stitch, and the other foot stitches are evenly separated onto 2 needles. (Needle 1 begins with the second 5 heel stitches, then 9 picked up stitches along gusset, Needle 2 contains instep stitches that begin and end with 1 purl stitch, and Needle 3 contains 9 picked up stitches along gusset and first 5 heel stitches.)
Rnd 1: Needle 1: k to last 3 stitches. k2tog, p1, Needle 2: work across instep stitches in pattern, Needle 3: P1, ssk, k to end of round.
Rnd 2: Needle 1: K to last stitch, P1, Needle 2: work across instep in pattern Needle 3: P1, k to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 9 stitches are left on needles 1 and 3, then k in pattern around until foot is about 2 1/2″ to 2 3/4″, depending on desired length. (2 1/2″ for Newborn size, 2 3/4″ for 3 to 6 mo size)
Decrease for toe:
Row 1: knit around
Row 2: Needle 1: K to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 Needle 2: K1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1 Needle 3: k1, ssk, k to end of round
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 4 stitches on Needles 1 and 3 and 8 stitches on Needle 2.
Arrange stitches so 8 foot stitches are on one needle and 8 instep stitches are on another.
Pull on some sweet little tootsies and admire the extreme cuteness ♥