Knit It: Baby Socks




Want to make a gift for a new baby? These socks are adorable and quick to knit too.


Size – to fit baby 3-6 months




4 ply yarn 50g in 3 colours:

Light pink (A)

Mint (B)

Lemon (C)

Double ended 3mm needles

Darning needle / scissors

Stitch Markers




Place a marker at the beginning of the round.


Using A cast on 36sts (12, 12, 12)

Work 3 rounds in K1, P1 to end.

Rounds 4-5 – Using C, K3, P1 to end

Rounds 6-7 – using B, K3, P1 to end

Rounds 8-9 – using A, K3, P1 to end

Rounds 10-27 – as rounds 4-9 three times.


Start Heel:

Using A, K15, turn, leave remaining sts on needles for instep.

On 15 sts, work 7 rows in stockinette st, starting with a Purl row.


Shape Heel:

Row 1 – k9, turn

Row 2 – sl, p2, turn

Row 3 – s1, k1, sl, k1, psso, k1, turn

Row 4 – s1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn

Row 5 – s1, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn

Row 6 – s1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn

Row 7 – s1, k5, s1, k1, psso, turn

Row 8 – s1, p6, p2tog, p1

Break Yarn

Using A pick up and knit 6 sts along heel, 9sts from needle, 6sts along heel, *p1, k3* five times, from instep, move round marker to here and last stitch to left hand needle.


Continue as follows:

Round 1 – using C, p2tog, k19, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3

Round 2 – using B, p2tog, k17, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3

Round 3 – using B, p2tog, k15, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3

Round 4 – using A, p2tog, k13, p2tog, *k3, p1* four times, k3

Round 5 – using A, p1, k17, p2tog, *p1, k3* five times

Rounds 6-25 – as round 5, keeping stripe pattern correct

Break B and C


Shape Toe:

Using A,

Round 1 – knit to last stitch, slip this stitch onto left hand needle to be the first stitch of the next round.

Round 2 – *K2tog, k13, s1,k1, psso* twice

Round 3 – Knit

Round 4 – *K2tog, k11, s1, k1, psso* twice

Round 5 – Knit

Round 6 – *K2tog, k9,s1, k1, psso* twice

Round 7 – Knit

Round 8 – Cast off.


Second Sock:

Make second sock to match.



Join toe seam and weave in any loose ends.


Thanks to Louise from the Make It Shabby team for this tutorial.


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