Tipping the Scales Socks

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Whether you are a crochet sock lover or just curious, this is the crochet pattern for you. With brand-new techniques and a wonderfully stretchy unisex pattern, these may be the best crochet socks ever. The pattern is sized for everyone in the family – from baby toes to a large adult male foot. Perfect for stash busting, these socks can be striped with multiple colors, but also look great in a self-striping, gradient, or variegated yarn.

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Seven sizes to fit baby to adult.
Finished circumference at foot: 12 (13, 18, 21, 22, 27, 31)cm/4.5 (5, 7, 8, 8.5, 10.5, 12)in

Finished length is fully adjustable, a standard size guide is included to make gifting easier. Choose the size closest to, or slightly larger than, your foot circumference at its widest point.


  • 1 50g skein Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply, 75% fine superwash merino wool, 25%nylon, 212m/231yds/50g) in each of:
    • Col A: Lapis (125)
    • Col B: Topaz (113)
    • Col C: Sphene (104)
  • 3mm hook (US D)
  • 2 removable stitch markers

The yarn should ideally be a wool nylon blend for strength, elasticity, and breathability, but a hardy high-twist wool designed for socks would also work. This pattern lends itself well to using up smaller scraps. 150g total will make a large adult pair, smaller sizes will require less yarn. Recommend at least three colors for the pattern although a self-striping yarn would also work nicely. Colors are used in fairly even amounts.

23 sts and 20 rows in htr to 10cm/4in using 3mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rounds, working in rows, working into row ends, missing stitches, spike stitches (working into previous rows), short rows, decreasing.

Cuff is made in rows then joined and from the ankle the sock is worked top down in the round with a traditional heel flap and instep decreases.

This pattern is written and charted using standard UK crochet terminology (US conversions given in the abbreviations)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Perfect fit

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this CAL but I’m glad I did. It’s only my second attempt at trying crochet socks (and first for a CAL), not having crocheted much before, and this pattern is really good. The instructions are very clear and the pace great for avoiding second sock fatigue - a method I will continue. The fit is perfect and easy to get on and off without stretching out of shape. I used variegated yarn as it’s what I had to hand. It’s kind of made me a little obsessed with making socks now! Diamond Geezers, you’re next! 🧦 Thank you for an easy to follow, accessible pattern.

Nicola Hill

Loved making these socks, it's the first time I've crochet socks, absolutely loved it, joined in the CAL and couldn't wait for the next part each week, thankyou

Caroline Griffin
Lovely socks!

I have just returned to crocheting after a long break - and this is one of the first intermediate patterns I've tried (I used to just go round and round in circles making huge blankets!) It's perfect for me with great clear instructions and just enough challenge to keep it interesting. I didn't do this as a CAL but am finding it fine to follow the pattern by myself and am looking forward to sharing the photos of my socks when they are done. thanks!