Basic Cuff-Down Sock Recipe

Dec 1, 2011
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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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noo2a-farag wrote
on Dec 18, 2011 3:56 PM


very lovely

on Dec 29, 2011 7:46 AM

Where do I find the pattern for these socks?  I've never made socks and these look like fun!!



Doreenknits wrote
on Jan 21, 2012 2:32 PM

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.



on Jan 31, 2012 12:28 AM

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?

mpfidoe wrote
on Feb 4, 2012 8:29 PM

i had the same question.  ive started these twice and am still confused.

mpfidoe wrote
on Feb 4, 2012 10:56 PM

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.  


mpfidoe wrote
on Feb 4, 2012 11:04 PM

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.