Crochet Socks for Beginners: Toe Up


  • nice SOCs thanks!

  • Please do a tutorial for the top down pattern as well!

  • Why do we need to cut the yarn if we are just continuing on? I haz confusion.

  • Hey Mikey! Love this video!
    When doing the half double crochet after the front post double crochet, are you going into the bridge of the half double crochet below it? (like in the previous row?

  • Love the pattern. Just one question could you do the instep in a round without slip stitching at the end of each row, like some of the hats etc. Thanks again really enjoy your tutorials

  • Would be much easier to follow along if the yarn was not so dark. Can't really see the stitches.

  • I love your videos. Best tutorials out there very thorough and so diverse. I'm young and no one I know crochets that an help so I watchtower videos over and over until I get it right. So helpful!!

  • Thanks for giving a yarn that can be used by people that are allergic to wool. I get so frustrated when I find a pattern or yarn I love only to find that it is made with wool or a wool blend.

  • your videos are get create prolem

  • After many tries of starting and frogging socks I now understand. Awesome tutorial! Thank you!

  • wondering if i can use worsted weight yarn for this tutorial… would like to use the same hook as the pattern calls for but i realize for the size i want i may have to do the size lower but unsure where to start

  • great tutorial! thank you!

  • I've been highlighting the ones I need since I started reading patterns! It makes it so much easier!!

  • hi there… love your channel! But, the link for the pattern is down 🙁 it says "error"! I'd love to have this pattern with snow just around the corner! Any chance it getting fixed anytime soon?.. hugs.. michelle

  • Do I have to leave those two stitches when I start the instep?

  • This proyect IS NOT for beginers. Your title is misleading.

  • hi, I watched the video, and read the pattern, but I noticed that your instep has a straight line down the bottom, and mine is pulling to the left. I'm following the pattern, and your instructions, but you cut the video before showing how you finished that first row on the instep. I'm worried I missed something. How can I get that straight line?

  • hi, I watched the video, and read the pattern, but I noticed that your
    instep has a straight line down the bottom, and mine is pulling to the
    left. I'm following the pattern, and your instructions, but you cut the
    video before showing how you finished that first row on the instep. I'm
    worried I missed something. How can I get that straight line? Please reply.

  • trying to read the pattern gave me a headache 😂 will try to follow along from the vid

  • Can you keep going on the ankle to cuff section to make knee socks?

  • Thank you for this tutorial. I'm free handing a pair of slippers for my best friend and needed your guidance on how to do a heel. I enjoy watching your tutorials while I'm snuggling my 7 month old son at night. It puts him to sleep, and I get to learn new techniques 😊

  • Great tutorial!

  • I'm having a little trouble. I'm doing a ladies 5/6 and no matter how many times I frog and start over. I keep coming up with 19 after the first round. I thought maybe one of them was a "fake" stitch so did a slip stitch to the next one. after round 7 my project was decidedly lopslided. I just can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Is it at all possible the written pattern could be off on the count at the beginning?

  • How would I add to this to make a Women's 9/10? I'm a size 10, and my 10-year-old daughter already wears a women's 9.

  • this was so helpful! thanks 🙂 by the way if the socks dont fit can you enlarge them in warm water maybe? any idea?

  • I think it's important to mention that you're crocheting in a circle like a hat, not zigzagging back and forth like a scarf. It took me 4 frustrating tries before I realized this perhaps "obvious" mistake.

  • Can you actually wear these socks?? Or are they bulky and lumpy to wear?? The pic in the tutorial on the model foot seems to be slouchy and non-fitting..

  • Thanks for the video!

  • For the end of the toe portion in the men's size: why do you say that there should be 52 stitches when the pattern says 60 stitches? Is there an error somewhere, or am I missing something?

  • I'd like to know if you could do the other sock pattern from Yarnspirations ? It started with the ribbing and somehow I'm missing it on the ribbing and how it joins for the rounds?

    My apologies for this question not related to this particular sock pattern. Please help?

  • hy I love you tutorials do you make gloves summer gloves

  • When you are doing the growth sections. Do you slip stitch, chain 1, and sc in same spot as slip stitch every round?

  • I'm going for it! I've been practicing with the smaller hook for a scarf and am ready – hehehe – the video is very helpful and I loved all your tips. Without it, the pattern would be quite difficult for me. Boom! Thank you!

  • Hi there. The instep seam veers off to the side instead of being straight. Could you tell me what I did wrong? Can I just work in a continuous round instead of having to slip stitch at the end of each row?

  • I know you were not very comfy with the angle you were at, but you've gotten so fast over the past couple of years, that I've come to appreciate whatever slows you down 🙂

  • When you are doing the instep, do you just keep going around each time or do you come to the end of the row and do a slip stitch then start the next row? (Very beginning sock crocheter). Thank you for your video, I may just try this. Have been wanting to make socks and mittens for years. Basically I'm at a ripple afghan stage!

  • yOUR loosing me at the slip stitch to a new row parts…

  • I'm making a sock for my puppy because everytime my family has socks on she likes to get them, so I'm making one for her 😂. But she messed up the yarn I'm using rn and I'm trying to find the end of it

  • Is there any way to adjust to get rid of the wrinkle of extra fabric on the top of foot where it turns to ankle?

  • Thank you Mikey! I have been crocheting for 35 years and I've learned so much more watching your videos! You've helped me expand my skills and knowledge!

  • Could I use pipsqueak yarn for a 4 yr old?

  • I crochet socks before, but I love yours I like the way u did the heel this is the first time to see this method, nice & clean finishing.
    Thanks for sharing God bless

  • this pattern is ridiculous

  • Hi needing a sock for a men’s uk size 14 . Do I just increase the length of the foot only ?

  • This would work for me if it was done very large to see the stitches and a light or bright color.

  • Excellent thanks Mickey! You can teach me crocheting any day

  • Is there a pattern for a ladies size 9 sock?

  • This was a great video!!! I have been crocheting for the last 15-ish years and have only made washcloths and a few blankets…using only a single crochet. This video was SO easy to follow, and now I am hooked. I can't wait to make more socks for like everyone!

  • The swallowing is no joke. Is he eating yarn?

  • omg!!!!! I am reading the instructions watching the video and still have too many stitches!!!!!!! WHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYY been trying all day and cannot manage this, been crocheting for years I do not understand why something this simple is not adding up

  • Can you crochet socks with thrums, in one of your tutorials?

  • Yarn is too dark to folloew

  • I wish it was for adults cuz now i dont know how to knit socks for adults

  • How do you handle the sizing of the sock if you wear a size 11 shoe and have an ankle circumference of 12". Thank you.

  • Does anyone know if we can use super fine sock yarn for this pattern?

  • I can't make the heal can you make a simpler one please

  • I finished my first pair of socks, I did the ladies 7/8 and it's a bit big, but the 5/6 is perfect. I found however that it does take almost 3 balls of Paton's sock yarn for the ladies 5/6 and definitely 3 balls for the ladies 7/8.

    I really like my socks, the first pair I did are a bit gnarly, uneven seams etc, but I think they're cool. The pair I'm working on now are much better — using the sunset stripes and it's beautiful.

    Oh, and I 'm a bare beginner and I found the pattern very doable with several frog outs.

  • Oh, my shoe size is a ladies' 10, btw.

  • Can you make the cuff taller?

  • Where can I get the written pattern?!

  • Can you use 4 ply yarn instead of sock yarn to make these? Just use a smaller hook with it?

  • Started this sock yesterday and I’m lost at the heel

  • Fantastic tutorial! It's a goal of mine this year, to crochet a pair of socks. I wonder if instead of slip stitch to join, can I work in a spiral? May be us a different stitch marker (the safety pin clip ones) for that stitch. Do you think it would effect the desired result? I will try this pattern and the Bernat Basic sock pattern. So excited! Thank you Mikey! Fun color choices by the way, just enough color for fun with visible content.

  • You rock Mikey!!

  • Ladies' Sizes then Mens, sorry if you're a lady sasquatch, you'll have to go with a men's size. xD I know this video is 2 years old. Thank you for making these videos, they're super helpful for people no matter when they become a hooker! 😀

  • I keep when i first start i get 13 sts and not 12 will someone please tell me what im doing wrong ive had to undo my yarn like 6 times now and i really dont want to give up on this patternt but im getting frustrated

  • It's obvious that this pattern isn't working. I don't know if I should try this or wait until the new video comes up to do the right thing???

  • Hello, I have been doing this pattern for the past few hours and I keep getting 19 stitches instead of 18 on the first count. I have no idea what I am doing wrong and I am following every direction you give. I have tried to do the pattern a few different ways and it still isnt turning out, do you know what I could possibly be doing wrong?

  • K

  • Thanks, Mikey! This is a great tutorial, and I know I can be successful following along. 🙂

  • Do you count the slip stitch ? I am having trouble understanding how to count. Could someone post a diagram of how to count from the fist stitch to the slip stitch ?

  • I love socks. This is a great tutorial for me to learn Thanks Mikey. You are awesome

  • My daughter shoe size is a 10 which size would I choose?

  • Heel instructions are absolutely confusing. This is NOT for beginners.

  • Wow! Man crochets socks better than me! Thank you very much for your video. Now I have a hobby for whole winter time.

  • I have knitted socks with Paton Kroy and love the yarn. it washes, dries and wears well. The problem I have is I can't get any of the patterns from Yarnspirations to download. Can you help? I'm dying to crochet a pair.

  • Ive been crocheting for 4 years now, and I would consider this pattern intermediate. The first sock was tricky, but the second one was much easier after getting the hang of it.

  • Hi Mike I'm looking for the written pattern that you have in your video…I really appreciate this from you, making socks for my 30 year old grandson who needs these for his outside work in the wintertime…

  • Forget it Mikey I just found it. Can't wait to get started. Thank you for your video, we once met in Ottawa last year, my daughter was with me at the time we met, she passed away Sept 6, 2018…this will help keep me busy because my grief is very hard to go through…


  • where is the pattern you are following please? . I can only find a pattern that start at top ribbing on the website?

  • This picture was taken 10 year's ajo

  • Instead of 16 stitches at the toe, I have 19. No idea what I did wrong… RIP

  • do you have a pattern not using a size, like tube socks? Kids feet grow like weeds! (and I might mess up)

  • Excellent

  • What size foot would the "mens sizes" sock fit? I don't want to go through the whole pattern to find out they're too small. Thanks!

  • Just an observation because I found your video very helpful to get started, but while you were fiddling with stitch markers, I was halfway up the instep. They're totally unnecessary. If you can't spot a 3-sc cluster in your previous row and put another 3-sc cluster into the middle of it, then you are not an "experienced crocheter" as you put it. Also, the joining ridge created up the sole is avoidable (and confusing to beginners) if you just crochet smoothly in the round. Not only will it be easier to keep track of your stitches, it won't have that annoying ridge up the bottom – yes! I can feel those ridges! So since you stated that if we didn't like stitch markers then leave, I left. I'll figure out the heel from a video in which the teacher is a little less patronizing.

  • HI there, can you please give me details on how to get this sock pattern please, many thanks Barry

  • I don't find any of these crochet crowd videos for beginners.

  • Thank you so much! You did take away my fear and confusion! 🤗

  • mikey ur a perfectionist love it i feel schooled heeee

  • The men’s sock is huge.
    Great tutorial and not for beginners, though it’s my first try at socks. When halfway through the instep I scrapped it. Making a men’s sock for my husband but the toe portion is too huge. It’s more like a slipper, even with given gauge, hook etc. Am going to try women’s size 😅 I want the socks loose but to still fit like a sock. Great tutorial Mikey.

  • Is there a toe up crochet stick without circle?

  • I've knit dozens of pairs of socks, but arthritis in my hands makes it very hard to manage the needles now. I have put off trying to crochet socks, though enjoy crocheting everything else (easier on the hands). But I tried this tutorial and pattern, and even though my gauge checked out correct before I started, the sock came out huge. Even counting gauge in the finished sock, the count appeared correct, but I wound up with a sock for a one-footed Sasquatch. LOL Maybe I'll see if I can manage my old circular knitting needles again. My kids want socks for Xmas.

  • Unable to even go on yarn inspirations. Website is corrupt

  • I know this is an older video but does anyone have the written pattern please? It no longer found on the site. At least I get a 404 error when I click the link. Thank you

  • When you're counting the first 12 and then 16 stitches at the beginning do you also count the sl st? I keep ending up with 13 (sl st included). Thank you.

  • The socks..

  • Sorry but i found this frustrating. I thought the tutorial seemed very clear but the written pattern is slightly different to what he says at one point and thats off-putting. I left my socks for a week and then tried to pick it up again and ive tried for an hour now to get back into it but i just cant find where i was. I also found that the socks turned out way larger so i undid it last week and tried a size smaller but for a woman with size 8 feet the ladies size 5/6 was still turning out far too loose. maybe finer yarn would work better but i did use 4 ply sock wool.

  • Im a seasoned at crocheting but this looks very difficult.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *