Basic Cuff-Down Sock Recipe

Learn how to make cuff-down socks with this simple recipe. Perfect for a beginning crocheter or a quick gift, this easy pattern includes three sizes.

Designer: Karen Ratto-Whooley
Finished Size:
7 (8, 9)” foot circumference to fit narrow (medium, wide) foot.
350 to 450 yds sock yarn (fingering weight). Yarn shown is Knit Picks Stroll Sport (75% merino, 25% nylon; 137 yd [125 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]). Note: Sport weight yarn used for illustration purposes use only.
Hook Size:
E (3.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed for gauge.
3 locking stitch


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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

7 thoughts on “Basic Cuff-Down Sock Recipe

  1. I made a pair with multocolors and call them my clown socks.


    Am now making second pair in many shades of pink.


    Great fun for a cold winter in Edmonton.



  2. These socks are in the Winter 2011 edition. I am very excited to get started. Now, I don’t know if I happened to get a bad copy or what…but the very first direction starts with the cuff….ok.  But then it goes on to say, “ch 3, (counts as fdc), fdc 27, etc.     What am I fdc-ing to?

  3. Now that I read the previous post again, I think I can answer that one.  The first row is a foundation double crochet, which isn’t worked into anything… it forms its own foundation chain and dc row.  Its the second row that I’m confused with.  


  4. I also seem to be having problems with the new keyboard, so please excuse the typos!  Is there no join at the end of row 1?  Any turn at the begining of row 2?  There just seems to be something missing.  At the end of row 2, I cant joint to the begining chain 3, because im right on top of it!  Im going to attempt another try and see if i can figgure this out.  Its different than other cuffs Ive done.