This free crochet sock design has a beautiful waffle texture and includes 11 – yes ELEVEN! – different sizes!  Whether you want to crochet baby socks as a shower gift, slipper socks for your toddler, or a cozy pair for yourself this easy crochet sock pattern has you covered.  Working in the round, these toe up socks are a great project for beginner crocheters who want to try something new.  There’s even an HD video tutorial included!  Scroll down to get the pattern for free or download an inexpensive pdf version from Etsy HERE or Ravelry HERE.

This is the 3rd pair of crochet socks I’ve designed.  The first two are among my most popular patterns on Etsy & Ravelry.  They have a classic cable design and unique heel construction.  If you’re interested in learning more you can find the ‘Parker Cable Sock’ pattern HERE and the ‘Harlow Cable Sock’ pattern HERE

What I love most about this pattern is how many sizes it includes.  You can twin with your baby, toddler, big kiddo, or hubby!  They are thick + cozy and make the perfect slipper-socks or liners for your rain boots or wellies.  



These socks are beginner-intermediate friendly . . . if you’re comfortable with ‘front post’ stitches then you can rock this pattern.  The video tutorial covers the most difficult parts and because the socks are worked from the toe up and in the round you can try them on as you go to make sure things are looking + fitting the way you want them to. 

What may have led you to this page is the image below.  When I posted the matching ‘Watson Waffle Swetear/Shawl’ picture my Instagram BLEW UP!  It’s the most interest I’ve ever receiver for an upcoming design.  The pattern is on it’s way (I’ll add a link here when it’s available) so you’ll soon be able to make ALL the waffle things and your life will be overflowing with cozy!  

I knew the waffle texture was going to make the piece thick so I went with a fine weight (size 2 or ‘sport weight’) yarn.  Even with the light yarn the socks and sweater are still plush and warm.  I used Loops & Threads Cambria yarn (you can find it online HERE or at your local Michaels store) but any 5 ply fine weight yarn will work with the pattern.  You don’t need a contrasting colour (a solid colour sock would be beautiful) but I like that this pattern gives you the option to create a contrasting toe AND heel (my previous sock patterns had matching heels).



So, let’s dive in!

WATSON WAFFLE SOCKS - Free Crochet Pattern

Download the PDF for $3 US HERE

Save this pattern to Ravelry HERE

F I N I S H E D   S I Z E S

Baby (6 months) – US size 1 (EU size 16)
Baby (12 months) – US size 4 (EU size 19)
Baby (24 months) – US size 6 (EU size 22)
Kids (3 years) – US size 8 (EU size 24)
Kids (4-5 years) – US size 11 (EU size 28)
Kids (6-8 years) – US size 1 (EU size 32)
Kids (8-10 years) – US size 3 (EU size 34)
Adult X-Small – US Womens size 5-6 or Mens 3-4 (EU size 35-36)
Adult Small – US Womens size 6-7 or Mens size 5-6 (EU size 37-38)
Adult Medium – US Womens size 8-9 or Mens size 7-8 (EU size 39-41)
Adult Large – US Womens size 10-12 or Mens size 9-11 (EU size 42-44)

Please note:
– Adult X-Small/Womens size 5-6 (EU size 35-36) = US Big Kids size 4
– Adult Small/Womens size 6-7 (EU size 37-38) = US Big Kids size 6

M A T E R I A L S

Hook – US E / 9 – 3.50mm crochet hook

Yarn – Any fine weight yarn (size 2 / ‘sport’ / 5 ply)
            Loops & Threads® Cambria™ (Grey + White) was used

Amounts needed:

➢ Baby  sizes
◦ Base Colour – approximately 103 yards or 94 meters
◦ Contrasting Colour – approximately 50 yards or 46 meters

➢ Kids sizes
◦ Base Colour – approximately 320 yards or 293 meters
◦ Contrasting Colour – approximately 80 yards or 73 meters

➢ Adult X-Small + Small sizes
◦ Base Colour – approximately 535 yards or 489 meters
◦ Contrasting Colour – approximately 130 yards or 119 meters

➢Adult Medium + Large sizes
◦ Base Colour – approximately 652 yards or 596 meters
◦ Contrasting Colour – approximately 160 yards or 146 meters

G A U G E

11 stitches = 2 inches
10 rounds = 2 inches

 

P A T T E R N   A B B R E V I A T I O N S

English (US) terms
ch – Chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook
sc – Single Crochet: insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
hdc – Half Double Crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook
dc – Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook
sc3tog – Single Crochet 3 Together: [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through] 3 times, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 Together: Yarn over, insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 3 loops
FP – Front Post Stitch: work crochet stitch around the front ‘post’ of stitch
BP – Back Post Stitch: work crochet stitch around the back ‘post’ of stitch
sl st – Slip Stitch: insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch and loop on hook

 

N O T E S

  • Beginning chain does NOT count as a stitch in stitch counts
  • Join all rounds with a sl st into top of beginning chain for that round
  • The sock is worked from the toe up
  • Example photographs are in ‘BABY (6 months)’ size
  • Stitch count in [ ] at the end of each row is in order of size
  • Sock has stretch but, if desired, calf circumference can be increased by adding additional FPdc’s (2FPdc placed intermittently every few rounds) to back FPdc section of sock

 

V I D E O   T U T O R I A L

There is a video tutorial available for this pattern on YouTube:

W R I T T E N   P A T T E R N

English (US) terms

TOE OF SOCK
Using contrasting colour, work in the round to complete the toe of sock

ROUND 1
Ch 3, 9 dc into 3rd chain from hook, join with sl st to top of beginning chain
[9 dc]

ROUND 2
Ch 2, *[2 FPdc around next stitch], repeat from * around, join with sl st
[18 FPdc]

ROUND 3
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, 2 FPdc around next stitch], repeat from * around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc]

BABY SIZES STOP HERE AND SKIP TO ROUND 7

ROUND 4
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next 2 stitches, 2 FPdc around next stitch], repeat from * around, join with sl st
[36 FPdc]

KIDS SIZES STOP HERE AND SKIP TO ROUND 7

ROUND 5
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next 3 stitches, 2 FPdc around next stitch ], repeat from * around, join with sl st
[45 FPdc]

ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM STOP HERE AND SKIP TO ROUND 7

ROUND 6
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next 4 stitches, 2 FPdc around next stitch], repeat from * around, join with sl st
[54 FPdc]

ROUND 7
Ch 2, FPdc around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc – Baby  | 36 FPdc – Kids  | 45 FPdc – Adult XS-M  | 54 FPdc – Adult L]

ROUND 8
Ch 2, FPdc around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc – Baby  | 36 FPdc – Kids  | 45 FPdc – Adult XS-M  | 54 FPdc – Adult L]

FOOT + LEG OF SOCK
Using base colour, work in the round to complete the foot of sock

ROUND 9
Ch 2, FPdc around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc – Baby  | 36 FPdc – Kids  | 45 FPdc – Adult XS-M  | 54 FPdc – Adult L]


ROUND 10

Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, BPdc around next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, FPdc around next:

  • 10 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 16 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 22 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 stitches – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]




ROUND 11
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, FPdc around next:

  • 10 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 16 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 22 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 stitches – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]


Round 12 to Round 13/15/17/19/21/23/25/27/29/31/33

Repeat Rounds 10 & 11 until:

  • Round 13 – Baby (6 months) – US size 1 (EU size 16)
  • Round 15 – Baby (12 months) – US size 4 (EU size 19)
  • Round 17 – Baby (24 months) – US size 6 (EU size 22)
  • Round 19 – Kids (3 years) – US size 8 (EU size 24)
  • Round 21 – Kids (4-5 years) – US size 11 (EU size 28)
  • Round 23 – Kids (6-8 years) – US size 1 (EU size 32)
  • Round 25 – Kids (8-10 years) – US size 3 (EU size 34)
  • Round 27 – Adult X-Small – US Womens size 5-6 or Mens 3-4 (EU size 35-36)
  • Round 29 – Adult Small – US Womens size 6-7 or Mens size 5-6 (EU size 37-38)
  • Round 31 – Adult Medium – Womens size 8-9 or Mens size 7-8 (EU size 39-41)
  • Round 33 – Adult Large – Womens size 10-12 or Mens size 9-11 (EU size 42-44)

Round 14/16/18/20/22/24/26/28/30/32/34
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, BPdc around next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, chain:

  • 10  – BABY sizes
  • 16  – KIDS sizes
  • 22 – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]


Round 15/17/19/21/23/25/27/29/31/33/35
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, dc in next:

  • 10 chains – BABY sizes
  • 16 chains – KIDS sizes
  • 22 chains – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 chains – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]




Round 16/18/20/22/24/26/28/30/32/34/36
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, BPdc around next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, FPdc around next:

  • 10 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 16 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 22 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 stitches – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]

Round 17/19/21/23/25/27/29/31/33/35/37
Ch 2, *[FPdc around next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches], repeat from *:

  • 5 times – BABY sizes
  • 6 times – KIDS sizes
  • 7 times – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 8 times – ADULT LARGE

FPdc around next stitch, hdc in next stitch, FPdc around next:

  • 10 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 16 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 22 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 28 stitches – ADULT LARGE

join with sl st
[27 sts – Baby  | 36 sts – Kids  | 45 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]

Round 18/20/22/24/26/28/30/32/34/36/38
to
Round 23/29/35/41/47/53/59/65/71/77/77
Repeat two previous rounds until:

  • Round 23 – Baby (6 months) – US size 1 (EU size 16)
  • Round 29 – Baby (12 months) – US size 4 (EU size 19)
  • Round 35 – Baby (24 months) – US size 6 (EU size 22)
  • Round 41 – Kids (3 years) – US size 8 (EU size 24)
  • Round 47 – Kids (4-5 years) – US size 11 (EU size 28)
  • Round 53 – Kids (6-8 years) – US size 1 (EU size 32)
  • Round 59 – Kids (8-10 years) – US size 3 (EU size 34)
  • Round 65 – Adult X-Small – Womens size 5-6 or Mens 3-4 (EU size 35-36)
  • Round 71 – Adult Small – Womens size 6-7 or Mens size 5-6 (EU size 37-38)
  • Round 77 – Adult Medium – Womens size 8-9 or Mens size 7-8 (EU size 39-41)
  • Round 77 – Adult Large – Womens size 10-12 or Mens size 9-11 (EU size 42-44)

Or until you reach desired length

TRIM OF SOCK
Using contrasting colour, work in the round to complete the top of sock

ROUND T-1
Ch 2, FPdc around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc – Baby  | 36 FPdc – Kids  | 45 FPdc – Adult XS-M  | 54 FPdc – Adult L]

BABY + KIDS SIZES STOP HERE AND SKIP TO ROUND H-1

ROUND T-2
Ch 2, FPdc around, join with sl st
[27 FPdc – Baby  | 36 FPdc – Kids  | 45 FPdc – Adult XS-M  | 54 FPdc – Adult L]

HEEL OF SOCK

  • Using contrasting colour, work in the round to complete the heel of sock
  • Join yarn as shown below and with heel hole facing up work clockwise

ROUND H-1
Ch 1, sc3tog (see picture below) . . . 

. . . FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 6 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 12 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 18 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 24 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc3tog, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next

  • 6 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 12 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 18 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 24 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[18 sts – Baby  | 30 sts – Kids  | 42 sts – Adult XS-M  | 54 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-2
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 10 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 16 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 22 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 10 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 16 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 22 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[14 sts – Baby  | 26 sts – Kids  | 38 sts – Adult XS-M  | 50 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-3
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 2  stitches – BABY sizes
  • 8 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 14 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 20 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 2 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 8 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 14 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 20 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[10 sts – Baby  | 22 sts – Kids  | 34 sts – Adult XS-M  | 46 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-4
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 0 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 6 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 12 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 18 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 0 stitches – BABY sizes
  • 6 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 12 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 18 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[6 sts – Baby  | 18 sts – Kids  | 30 sts – Adult XS-M  | 42 sts – Adult L]

BABY SIZES STOP HERE AND SKIP TO END

ROUND H-5
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 10 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 16 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 10 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 16 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[14 sts – Kids  | 26 sts – Adult XS-M  | 38 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-6
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 2 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 8 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 14 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 2 stitches – KIDS sizes
  • 8 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 14 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[10 sts – Kids  | 22 sts – Adult XS-M  | 34 sts – Adult L]

KIDS SIZES STOP HERE AND SKIP TO END

ROUND H-7
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 6 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 12 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 6 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 12 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[ 18 sts – Adult XS-M  | 30 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-8
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 10 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 4 stitches – ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM
  • 10 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[ 14 sts – Adult XS-M  | 26 sts – Adult L]

ADULT X-SMALL, SMALL, & MEDIUM STOP HERE AND SKIP TO END

ROUND H-9
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 8 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 8 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[ 22 sts – Adult L]

ROUND H-10
Ch 1, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 6 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, sc, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next:

  • 6 stitches – ADULT LARGE

FPdc2tog, join with sl st
[ 18 sts – Adult L]

END
Turn sock inside out and sl st heel closed



Make second sock!  ; )

I really hope you enjoyed this pattern and found the video tutorial helpful!  I can’t wait to see these socks in different colours and on you and your loved ones so please don’t forget to tag @LakesideLoops in all your pictures! 

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