37 Amazing Colorful Knitted Socks Patterns for Everyday Wear

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Amazing Colorful Knitted Socks Free Knitting Pattern
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For me personally, one of the most intimidating knitting projects has always been knitted socks. I was simply terrified to try it. It seemed so complicated to work with more than two knitting needles at once, and making them fit the feet seemed almost impossible to me. It was this way until I tried… And I simply fell in love with it!

If you are a beginner, it’s good to start out with basic knit socks designs without any detailing. Just try and see for yourself how it works. When you do that, slowly incorporate other techniques — add patterns and motifs that actually make socks look good! However, if you prefer staying in your comfort zone of simple design, choose artisan yarns, which come in many different colors-speckled, striped, or ombre!

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Advent Socks 2019

Christmas time wouldn’t be the same without a pair of warm, cozy socks that will instantly put you in the Christmas mood. Grab a cup of tea, turn on your favorite movie, and start knitting!

  • DESIGNED by Natalie Sheldon
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner 
Advent Socks 2019 Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Natalie Sheldon / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Cosy Socks

These basic cozy knitted socks are a beautiful way to showcase incredible yarn. They will add fun to everyday outfits. It’s a trend now to wear a bright pair of knit socks, so grab your needles and make them for you with this free knitting pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Tracey Goodwin
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner 
Cosy Socks Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Tracey Goodwin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Aguayo Free Knitting Pattern

The delicate zig-zag pattern of these socks creates beautiful edging. It looks amazing, so be sure that they are visible! The free knitted socks pattern is detailed enough, so you’ll enjoy the process and the results.

  • DESIGNED by Rita Taylor
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner 
Aguayo Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Rita Taylor / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Sand Patterns Socks

Cozy and comfortable to wear, knit socks are a must-have for the upcoming fall. This pair has an eye-catching, classic design that is a great addition to many outfits. They’re also quick and easy to make. Once you get the hang of it, you can knit these socks in no time. See the free knitting pattern and get started.

  • DESIGNED by Anna Lange
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
red knit socks

Photos by Anna Lange / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

5. Simple Socks

This is a great knitting project for beginners. This is an easy pattern for the adventurous beginner who already knows the basics of knitting. Before you start, remember to knit stockinette, rib in the round, Kitchener stitch, and some other techniques that will be used in the project. See the free knit socks pattern for details.

  • DESIGNED by Emma Manos
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
knitted socks

Photos by Emma Manos  / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. Argonautica Socks

These basic knit socks are a must-have for fall. Easy and quick to knit, this pair is great for beginners and will allow you to practice simple knitting techniques like ribbing. The classic design makes them perfect for any outfit, and different color choices will help you make the look more vibrant. Follow the step-by-step pattern to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Laura McLean
  • PROJECT TYPE knit socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
two pairs of Knitted socks in classic ribbed design in brown and black melange colors

Photos by Laura McLean  / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Gusto Mahalle Toe Up Socks

These ankle socks are extremely warm and perfect for cold weather. No matter what you wear, they will go with this outfit. You can experiment with yarn color to make the pair reflect your mood and match any accessory. The project features a lot of different knitting techniques and is great for intermediate knitters. The knitted ankle socks pattern is easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Catherine Salter Bayar
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A pair of knitted women's ankle socks in different colors.

Photos by Catherine Salter Bayar / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

8. Tricerasocks

Cheerful and bright, this pair of knitted socks could make your outfit look really unique. The dinosaur design will suit both children and adults who do not want to be as boring as the crowd. The free knitting pattern comes in sizes from three years old to adult. You are sure to find one that fits you. Get rid of the soggy clothes with the easy-to-follow knitting instructions.

  • DESIGNED by Emma Bermudez
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A pair of knitted socks with a dragon on them.

Photos by Emma Bermudez / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

9. Boardwalk Mosaic Knitted Socks

The versatile geometric design of these knitted socks is timeless. It allows you to combine different styles of clothing into one outfit, making each look more eye-catching. The pair works well with both classic and casual outfits. To knit one yourself, just follow the step-by-step instructions on the website. Keep your feet warm!

  • DESIGNED by Anna Lange
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted socks with leaves on them.

Photos by Anna Lange / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Dream Lace Socks

The lace motif of these knit socks makes them breathable and warm to keep you comfortable on those cold winter days. The classic design means they look great with any outfit. Plus, the project is designed to be easy for beginners. If you’ve never tried knitting before, this is the perfect opportunity. Follow the free pattern and get started today!

  • DESIGNED by Emma Du
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Four pictures of knitted stockings hanging

Photos by Emma Du / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

11. I’ll Sort U Out (Harry Potter)

Inspired by the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter, this pair of knitted socks will make a great gift for fans. Plus, these socks are just warm and look cool. The pattern is for intermediate crocheters, but it is easy to follow and you will finish the project quickly. The step-by-step instructions are free.

  • DESIGNED by Jenni Lindi
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A pair of knitted socks with a unique design.

Photos by Jenni Lindi / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Basic Women Socks

Colorful and warm knitted socks are the recipe for a cheerful mood. This pattern is especially for those who don’t have much experience with such projects and want to improve their skills. The pattern comes in size S, but it’s very flexible and you can adjust it to fit you perfectly. Try it out for free and see what happens.

  • DESIGNED by Yulia Ilinkova
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person wearing knitted socks with different colors

Photos by Yulia Ilinkova / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

13. Brambling Socks

Designed for intermediate knitters, these socks will help you improve your skills. The delicate design combined with the warm yarn makes this pair perfect for cold weather. To get the size right, it’s important to get the gauge right, so pay attention as you knit. The easy to follow step-by-step pattern is free for a limited time. Don’t wait, get started today!

  • DESIGNED by Sachiko Burgin
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a pair of cozy knitted socks on a table

Photos by Sachiko Burgin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free for a limited time pattern on Ravelry.

14. Sharlotta Knit Socks

Bright and fun, warm knit socks are just what you need to get in the cozy mood. Socks are usually underestimated as a way to brighten up an outfit, so be sure to stand out from the crowd with this design. The pretty color combination makes it perfect for any look. Follow the step-by-step knitting instructions to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Katrin Kolnes
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a pair of knitted orange socks

Photos by Katrin Kolnes / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Static Socks

The versatile design of these knit socks means they’re great for almost any occasion. Whether you’re going for a walk or just want to feel comfortable at home, this pair is perfect. Plus, they’re designed with beginners in mind, so you won’t have any trouble making them. Check out the easy knitted socks pattern on the original website.

  • DESIGNED by Amanda Saladin
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a pair of knitted socks with a skein of yarn

Photos by Amanda Saladin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lovelifeyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Happy Squares

Step up your sock game with this bright and cheerful knitting project! These socks feature an eye-catching square motif that will add a splash of color to your everyday wardrobe. Designed with a heel flap and gusset, they offer both comfort and style. Mix and match colors to create unique socks that make great use of leftover yarn. Please note that Colorwork designs are charted for a personal touch. Step-by-step knitting instructions are included.

  • DESIGNED by Mone Dräger
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted socks on a woman's feet.

Photos by Mone Dräger / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

17. Cozy Texture Socks

This pair of knitted socks is the perfect companion for those cozy evenings by the fireplace. The intricate design may look complicated, but it’s deceptively simple, featuring a combination of soothing cables and ribbing. Crafted from top to bottom with a heel flap and gusset, the socks feature an elegantly uncomplicated cable pattern with one cable every eight rounds for a relaxing knit and purl experience. Get ready to pamper your feet! The free pattern makes it easy.

  • DESIGNED by Twin Stitches Designs
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of burgundy knitted socks and a pair of jeans.

Photos by Knit Picks / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitpicks.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Jacquard Socks

Knit yourself a pair of cozy socks and embrace the coziness of winter! This interesting knitting pattern will give you a chance to hone your skills and create a vibrant piece that will warm you up and add a bright accent to your look. The sock is knitted with a Turkish heel and no gusset. Plus, you can easily adjust the foot and leg length to make it fit you perfectly. Follow the free pattern to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
Two people knitting festive knitted socks in front of a Christmas tree.

Photos by Premier Yarns Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Joulusukat Knitted Socks

Another easy to knit sock project to get you in the spirit of the season. Designed with beginners in mind, this sock pattern uses simple knitting techniques and still makes a great piece that is comfortable to wear both at home and out. Choose the warm wool yarn and you can be sure your feet will stay toasty even when the temperatures drop below zero. Winter is just around the corner, so don’t delay! It’s fun to knit with the step-by-step pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Kirsi Järvinen
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a person creating knitted socks.

Photos by Kirsi Järvinen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on kirsij69.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Into the Winter Woods

This festive Christmas pattern will add a winter forest vibe to your style! Soft and warm, these knit socks are designed to keep your feet toasty on the coldest day of winter. Choose the suggested colors for a subdued design or go with green and red for a classic holiday aesthetic! The free pattern comes in sizes S-XL to make sure you’ll find the one that fits you. Follow the free pattern and get started!

  • DESIGNED by Anna Lange
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
Two knitted socks with lights on them.

Photos by Anna Lange / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

21. R0234 Findlater Socken

Add elegance and sophistication to your outfit with these delicate knit socks! Style is all about the details and this pair is sure to enhance yours. The intricate design is interesting to work on, yet it’s manageable, so you can start this project if you already know the basics of knitting. Make them in all your favorite colors and wear them whenever you feel like it! The free knitting pattern is here to help you.

  • DESIGNED by Regia Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
A pair of knitted socks and a pair of shoes.

Photos by Regia Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on regiayarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Troll – Socks

If you want to try Scandinavian coziness, start with a pair of warm knitted socks! This practical, minimalist design combines the comfort of wear with the warmth of a good old granny blanket. The project is easy to complete and suitable for knitters of all levels. Embrace the stylish Scandinavian vibe with the free step-by-step knitting tutorial.

  • DESIGNED by Maja Karlsson
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman sitting on a rock, wearing knitted socks.

Photos by Maja Karlsson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Beauty and the Beast Socks

Another great winter sock project for your knitting collection. This simple design is knitted 1 rib at a time from the cuff down. It’s easy to make and easy to adjust. You can effortlessly make your pair any length you need to feel comfortable and toasty. With the free, easy-to-follow pattern, you can complete this project in no time. Don’t delay, give it a try today!

  • DESIGNED by Elina Maaria
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted burgundy and grey socks.

Photos by Elina Maaria / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Hint of Peace Socks

If you love the style of the 60s and feel the hippie vibe, these knit socks are a must-have in your wardrobe. They’re simple, practical, and cozy – the true visualization of Peace Friendship & Chewing Gum. The project is great for those knitters who want to add some pictures to their projects but don’t know how to change colors. The pattern comes in sizes S-L.

  • DESIGNED by greenermakes
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted socks on a green table.

Photos by greenermakes / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

25. Kettle Chip Socks

An easy striped pattern for knitters of all levels. These socks will keep your feet toasty on the coldest of days, and their color palette makes them easy to pair with a variety of outfits. This project will get you hooked on knitting, and with the self-striping yarn, it goes really fast. All you have to do is follow the steps in the tutorial and check in from time to time to make sure everything is on track.

  • DESIGNED by Maddy Moe
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted striped socks with a woman's feet.

Photos by Maddy Moe / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

26. Socks For Giving

Basic knit socks in elegant pastels. If you’re looking for a sock pattern that’s both warm and not too chunky, these are for you. They are easy to wear with any shoes and will keep your feet perfectly toasty. The pattern comes in one children’s size and two adult sizes, so you can make socks for the whole family in their favorite colors.

  • DESIGNED by Purl Soho
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted purple socks and a pair of knitted grey socks.

Photos by Purl Soho / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Fireplace Socks

Easy knit socks pattern. This pair is short and perfect for fall and spring. It also has a ribbed top so the socks fit perfectly and you won’t feel any discomfort. In this design the sock is knitted from the cuff down. If you’re a beginner knitter looking for a quick project, pick these up without hesitation. 

  • DESIGNED by Izabela Grzybek
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of knitted socks and a book on a bed.

Photos by Izabela Grzybek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on whileberry.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Gryffindor Harry Potter Socks

Magical pair of knitted socks for a Harry Potter fan. If you have read the books or seen the movies, you know that the students of Hogwarts wore clothes in the colors of their houses. This simple knitting pattern will allow you to make a pair of cozy socks in the colors of Gryffindor. The project is really easy and yet very atmospheric. Hug the house of Harry Potter!

  • DESIGNED by Zoe Woods
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Knitted Harry Potter striped socks.

Photos by Zoe Woods / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on greyhound-sailfish-xzfn.squarespace.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Very Hungry Socks

Funny socks have been a trend in recent years. This knitted pair will not only keep your feet warm, but also lift your spirits. Do you remember that Hungry Caterpillar book for children? The sock is knitted from the top down using stockinette and double stitch. However, the pattern doesn’t give you a tutorial on the stitches, so start this project if you already know these techniques. Either way, the project is easy enough for you to complete.

  • DESIGNED by Sian Maloney
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A pair of knitted green and red socks on a couch.

Photos by Sian Maloney / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

30. Krokus Socks

If you love socks with interesting designs, learn how to knit them! They’re not just basic socks, but a really eye-catching part of your outfit that will make you stand out. The pattern has that spring vibe, so if you’re already looking forward to warmer days, this is the project for you. Save it for later and knit when you feel the vibe.

  • DESIGNED by Britta Schönfeldt
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Knitted socks in purple and orange with flowers.

Photos by Britta Schönfeldt / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

31. Be My Baby Socks

A feminine pair of knitted socks that are sure to brighten up your outfit. The socks are easy to make and will go with many outfits. Whether you prefer an academic look today or something more casual, this pair is sure to make you shine. You can experiment with the color palette and make a few different pairs for different outfits.

  • DESIGNED by Femke Van Kooij
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Kit for Valentine's Day with knitted socks.

Photos by Femke Van Kooij / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

32. Trusty Toe Up Socks

A pair of colorful knitted socks that are sure to lift your spirits even when the world seems grumpy. This pattern is perfect for beginners: there’s nothing complicated about it, even though the socks look very fancy. The pattern is easy to follow and comes in three adult sizes – S, M and L. Visit the website for more details.

  • DESIGNED by Tanis Lavallee
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of hands and feet each wearing vibrant, multicolored knitted socks against a natural backdrop.

Photos by Tanis Lavallee / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

33. The Queen Who Never Was

These knitted socks will become your favorite. Not only do they have a great color palette, but they’re soft and really comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. The project is interesting to work on and will improve your skills with ornaments. It will suit those knitters who already know the basics. The pattern comes in sizes S-L.

  • DESIGNED by KnittyMelissa
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pairs of knitted socks with patterned designs displayed on a wooden surface.

Photos by MonaLiska / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

34. 247-16 Spring Carnival Socks

These vibrant knit socks are sure to brighten up your outfit. With its lively design, this project allows you to add a playful touch to your wardrobe. The pattern includes simple instructions so you can enjoy making these eye-catching socks without any stress. Perfect for adding a pop of color to your day!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person wearing a pair of knitted socks  with a striped multicolored design

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

35. 247-15 Spring Festival Socks

Catch the spirit of spring with this beautiful sock pattern. These simple knit socks feature a beautiful colorful design that is perfect for spring days. If you’re looking for something to lift your spirits, this pattern will do the trick. Make this cheerful pair of socks and let spring into your life!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person wearing ribbed knitted socks with a striped design in several colors

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

36. 247-18 Sweet Chamomile Socks

Consider knitting a pair of cozy socks inspired by the freshness of a chamomile flower. These socks will bring a touch of comfort and warmth to your feet while adding a touch of floral charm to your outfit. A delightful choice to create a cheerful and functional accessory. Great for knitters of all levels.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person wearing knitted socks with a ribbed pattern in a violet color

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

37. 247-20 Bright Morning Socks

These vibrant socks are reminiscent of a bright morning sky. These socks exude a sense of energy and positivity, perfect for starting your day off on the right foot. The colorful design adds a pop of excitement to your wardrobe and makes every step feel like a sunny adventure. Save the pattern for when you have free time!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person wearing knitted socks with a leaf lace design in a light yellow color

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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