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Crochet Knee High Socks

Crochet Knee High Socks

Knee high socks free crochet pattern

These beautifully intricate knee high socks are made up using popcorn stitch, giving an eye-catching and elegant look to the finished sock.


Popcorn stitch


• ICE Mallorca, 60% viscose/ 40% acrylic, 100g/400m/437yds

Shade: Rose Pink x 2 balls

• 3.5mm hook

• Elastic thread (optional)


Try a heavy weight sock yarn or a sportweight yarn such as Easyknits Deeply Wicked Plump.


Work 20dc and 10 rows to 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using a 3.5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.


Made to fit.


Popcorn (PC): Work group of 5tr in next st, drop lp from hk, insert hk from front to back in first tr of 5-tr group, hk dropped lp and draw through st, ch 1.


When joining at end of rnds, work sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3. First ch-3 does not count as tr.


Rnd 1: Ch 3, join with sl st in first ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 14tr into the ring, join - 14tr.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2tr in each tr, join - 28tr.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *2tr in next tr, 1 tr in next tr; rep from * around, join - 42tr.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 1 tr in each tr, join.

Rep rnd 5 until the sock covers foot almost to the ankle (for UK size 5 repeat 11 times)


Now working in rows.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 17 tr, turn - 17 dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 17dc, 1 in sl st from join, dc in each of next 17 tr, turn - 35 dc.

Row 3: Ch 1, 1dc in each st, turn.

Rep row 3 as many times as needed to get the full length of the foot (For UK size 5 repeat 11 times).

Fasten off.


Miss 13 sts, sl st in 14th st.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in the same st as sl st, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked -9 dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 dc in each st, turn.

Rows 3-13: Rep row 2.

Do not fasten off. With RS together (sock inside out), working through both layers, sl st to join edge of row 13 and first missed st of unused 13 sts; sl st side of row 12 with 2nd st of unused 13 sts; *sl st in side of next row and next unused st; rep from * to join.

Fasten off.

Join with si st across other side of turned heel and unused 13 sts. Fasten off.


Turn sock right side out. Sl st in centre st of row 13 of turned heel, ch 1, dc in same st. Work 43dc evenly around sock, sl st to first ch to join. (If your lower leg is wider than average you will probably want to work more dc here. Just keep in mind that for the main pattern you need 6 sts + 1 st, it means you should work 42 + 1dc, or 48 + 1dc, or 54 + 1dc. If you work more dc here you will have to rep the main pattern more times, not 6 times as mentioned below, but 7 or 8. But take care that you do not make it too wide).

Rnd 1: Ch 3, *miss next 2dc, 5tr in next dc, miss next 2dc, PC (see Special Stitches) in next dc*, rep from * 6 times more, join. Rnd 2: Ch 3, *miss next 2tr, 5tr in next tr, miss next 2tr, tr in top of PC* rep from * 6 times more, join. Rnd 3: Ch 3, *miss next 2tr, 5tr in next tr, miss next 2tr, PC in next tr*, rep from * 6 times more, join. Rep rnds 2 and 3 until the sock is knee high.


When the sock is long enough, cut a piece of elastic thread (you can check how long the elastic should be by measuring it around the highest point of your lower leg. It shouldn't be too loose or too tight. Make sure you cut it with 2.5cm/1 in allowance as you have to make a knot).

Make double knot.

Now work last round of the sock working: ch 1, 1 dc in each tr catching the elastic thread in the middle under each dc made, join last round.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.