Knit Child’s Striped Socks Pattern



Certainly! Here’s a knit pattern for child’s striped socks. These socks are worked from the cuff down and feature colorful stripes.

Size: Child (approximately shoe size 10-13)


  • Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors (Main Color – MC and Contrasting Color – CC)
  • Double-pointed knitting needles (DPNs) or a circular needle for magic loop method, size US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Gauge: 22 stitches x 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch


Cuff: Using MC yarn, cast on 40 stitches (or a multiple of 4 stitches for a different size). Distribute the stitches evenly across three DPNs or your circular needle (if using the magic loop method), and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: K2, p2 repeat to the end of the round.

Repeat Round 1 for approximately 1.5 inches (3.8 cm).

Leg: Switch to CC yarn.

Knit all rounds in stockinette stitch (knit every stitch) until the leg measures approximately 4 inches (10 cm) from the top of the cuff, or desired length.

Heel Flap: Switch back to MC yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, knit across 20 stitches (half of the total stitches), turn. Row 2 (WS): Sl1, purl across 20 stitches.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for a total of 16 rows or until the heel flap measures approximately 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) from the cuff.

Turn Heel: Row 1 (RS): Sl1, knit 12, ssk, k1, turn. Row 2 (WS): Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn. Row 3 (RS): Sl1, knit to 1 stitch before the gap, ssk (slip, slip, knit), k1, turn. Row 4 (WS): Sl1, purl to 1 stitch before the gap, p2tog (purl 2 together), p1, turn.

Repeat Rows 3-4 until all the heel stitches are worked, ending with a WS row.

Gusset: Switch to CC yarn.

Pick up and knit 11 stitches along the side of the heel flap. Knit across the instep stitches in pattern. Pick up and knit 11 stitches along the other side of the heel flap. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round.

Round 1: Knit to 2 stitches before the end of the first needle, k2tog (knit 2 together). Knit across the instep in pattern. On the next needle, ssk (slip, slip, knit), knit to the end. Repeat for the remaining needles.

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Repeat Rounds 1-2 until there are 40 stitches remaining (10 stitches on each needle).

Foot: Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until the foot measures approximately 2 inches (5 cm) less than the desired total foot length.

Toe: Switch back to MC yarn.


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