Yoga Socks are great for yoga, of course, but they’re also great when you’re taking care of things around the house. Vacuuming? Grab the yoga socks! Dusting? You might need yoga socks… Doing laundry? You may need a pair of yoga socks. And if you’re actually doing yoga… then you definitely need this free crochet pattern!
Free Yoga Socks Crochet Pattern
This is the third installment of the 2023 One Skein series and to be honest I’ve been struggling a bit with the series this year. The range of possibilities is just so vast. It could be almost anything, and narrowing down my ideas has been a challenge. I am enjoying it though, as are my feet.
If you enjoy yoga and have a yoga mat, you may want to whip up a yoga mat carrier bag. This is a free pattern that is super chic and functional. My favorite kind of crochet is useful crochet and both of these patterns are just that.
This yoga sock crochet pattern will work great for you if this is your first pair of crochet socks.
What type of yarn is best for crochet socks?
In general, any yarn will work for crocheted socks but it’s best to keep to thinner weight yarns like fingering (size 1), or sport weight (size 2). For this pattern we are using one skein of Hawthorne which is a fingering weight yarn.
A popular traditional crochet sock pattern is the Herringbone Socks. This pattern also uses fingering weight yarn, this one called Felici (discontinued) and I just love the look! The total yardage using this yarn would be the same as with the Hawthorne above, but Felici is sold in smaller skeins so if you use this yarn you’ll need one skein per foot. Even though Felici is discontinued, there is a similar line called Felicini that is the same weight but a slightly larger skein.
I decided to use Hawthorne yarn because it is similar in size to yarns you would also find in a Local Yarn Shop (LYS). I love bringing home one hank of fancy, thin yarn from vacation and using that yarn to make a project that will forever remind me of that trip.
If you’ve got one fancy LYS hank of yarn hanging around your craft space, and it has at least 320 yards, you can whip up a pair of these crochet yoga socks. These work up super quickly since we’re working in a spiral and the Moss Stitch is a fun, easy-to-crochet stitch as well. Head over here for a tutorial on the Moss Stitch.
About Yoga Socks:
Yoga socks have a missing toe and heel. The open toe means more stability on hard surfaces which provides more traction, making these great for everything from hanging around the house to working out in the yoga studio.
Fingering weight yarn (one skein of Hawthorne pictured)
-approx. 320 yards total
Crochet hook in size E/3.5 mm
Gauge: 20 sts in 3″
Sizing: (8.5″, 10″) foot circumference
Pattern written using US terms.
Do not turn at any point, instead work in a spiral marking the first st of each row with a stitch marker.
Because there is no set length of the foot in this pattern these socks should fit most adult shoe sizes. If you have wide feet, you will want to follow the second number in the set of parenthesis.
We use Picot stitch around the top. This is a combination of single crochet and chains that create the little decorative bits at the toe and leg. See a tutorial for the picot stitch here.
Yoga Sock Pattern:
Round 1: Fsc-(57, 67) (or ch-(58, 68), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end.) (57, 67) Do not join but form a circle being careful not to twist.
Round 2: Sc in first st. * ch-1, sk next st, sc in next * repeat around. Do not join. (57, 67)
Round 3: Ch 1, * sc in ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 * repeat between * * around. (57, 67)
Round 4: Sc in ch sp, * ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch sp * repeat between * * around. (57, 67)
Rounds 5 through 28: alternate rounds 3 & 4 (57, 67)
Round 29: Ch-(37, 47), sk next (18, 23) ch-sps.* sc in next ch-sp, ch-1 * repeat between * * around. (57, 67)
Round 30: Sc in first ch. ch-1, sk next ch, sc in next. Continue across the leg hole. Ch-1, sc in next ch-sp. * ch-1, sc in next ch-sp * repeat between * * around. (57, 67)
Rounds 31 through 80: alternate rounds 3 & 4 (57, 67)
Round 81: repeat round 3 (57, 67)
Round 82: Sc in each st/ch around. Join to first sc. (57, 67)
Round 83: * Picot, sc in next 4 sts * repeat between * * around. Sc in last st. Join to top of first st. Fasten off.
Attach at toe side and repeat Round 83. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
I hope you love this quick, fun yoga sock pattern. Make sure to tag @HeartHookHome if you share on social media so I can see! for the printable version you can grab the PDF on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop! Thank you!