Satisfaction Socks | Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheters, rejoice! Designed using only the single crochet stitch, these socks are perfect for any crocheter. Beautifully different from knitted socks, but just as amazing. Grab a hook and your favorite sock yarn, and get crocheting!


  • 100 grams of any fingering weight yarn

  • Size C (2.75 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Size B (2.25 mm) crochet hook, or one size smaller than gauge hook

  • Scissors and a yarn needle

  • Ruler to check gauge

  • 1 locking stitch marker


In order to ensure that the socks will fit their intended recipient, I suggest checking gauge.

24 stitches and 24 rounds = 4 inches in single crochet worked in the round


ch: chain

sc: single crochet

ea: each

blo: back loop only

sk: skip

sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together

st(s): stitch(es)

*...*: repeat the instructions in the asterisks

Pattern Notes

I know this is quite a lot of notes, but they’re here for a reason! I encourage you to read through them before beginning your first sock.

  • Find the yarn featured in this pattern here.

  • This sock ruler is extremely helpful for crocheting socks in any size.

  • These are my favorite sock blockers.

  • This pattern is worked in a spiral, so be sure to mark the first stitch of every round with a stitch marker.

  • This pattern provides instructions for an afterthought heel. If you would like to substitute a different heel, simply omit the heel instructions, and substitute your chosen heel after completing the leg.

  • Choosing your size: This pattern is written for sizes small(medium, large) and are designed to fit a 7(8, 9) inch foot circumference. Note that crochet fabric is more dense and tight than knit fabric. I suggest choosing the size that best suits the amount of negative/positive ease you prefer for socks.

  • For the Leg, be sure to work from the outside. Refer to the tutorial if needed!

Helpful Tutorials

Crochet Afterthought Heel and Setup:

FULL Crochet Sock Tutorial:


Using smaller hook

Ch 16

Row 1

Work one sc into the second ch from the hook, and in ea ch across. 15 sts

Row 2

Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the first st, sc in the blo of ea of the next 13 sts, sc in the last st. 15 sts

Repeat Row 2 until your cuff measures 6.5(7.5, 8.5) inches long without stretching.


ch 1 and turn, then sl st the foundation ch and final row sts together. Flip the cuff right side out, so that the slip stitch row is on the inside of the cuff. Finally, ch 1 and turn.

Proceed to Leg Instructions


Using gauge/larger hook

Leg Setup Round

Evenly place 48(56, 64) sts around the cuff

Rounds 1-20

sc in ea st around. 48(56, 64) sts

As was mentioned in the Pattern Notes section, this sock is worked in a spiral. Be sure to move the stitch marker up to the first sc of ea round.

If you would like your leg to be shorter/longer, simply repeat Round 1 until you reach your desired length.

Proceed to Heel Setup Instructions

Heel Setup

If you are substituting a different heel, omit these instructions and follow the instructions for your chosen heel.

Note: Some crocheters found it helpful to work the foundation single crochet stitch for the heel setup, instead of chaining the stitches. Keep the st counts the same, and find a tutorial here.

Setup Round 1

ch 24(28, 32) and sk 24(28, 32) sts. sc in the last 24(28, 32) sts of the round.

Setup Round 2

sc in ea st and ch across.

I recommend working in the back of the ch sts

Proceed to Foot Instructions


Round 1

sc in ea st around. 48(56, 64) sts

For Afterthought heel

Repeat Round 1 until the foot measures 4.5 inches from your desired length, measured from the heel setup chain.

For substituted heel

Work Round 1 until the foot measures 2.25 inches from your desired length, measured from the base of the heel.

Proceed to Toe Instructions


Again, be sure to place a marker.

Round 1

*sc 6, sc2tog* around. 42(49, 56) sts

Every Even Round

sc in ea st around.

Round 3

*sc 5, sc2tog* around. 36(42, 48) sts

Round 5

*sc 4, sc2tog* around. 30(35, 40) sts

Round 7

*sc 3, sc2tog* around. 24(28, 32) sts

Round 9

*sc 2, sc2tog* around. 18(21, 24) sts

Round 11

*sc 1, sc2tog* around. 12(14, 16) sts

Round 13, final round

*sc2tog* around. 6(7, 8) sts

f/o, and weave through the remaining sts to close the hole.

Proceed to Afterthought Heel Instructions

Afterthought Heel

Remember to place a stitch marker.

Setup Round 1

Join yarn to any st along the skipped leg sts from the Heel Setup Round. sc in ea st, placing one extra st in ea side. 50(58, 66) sts

Setup Round 2

sc in ea st round, while working a sc2tog where you picked up the extra stitches. 48(56, 64) sts

Rounds 1-13

Repeat Rounds 1-13 of the Toe Instructions, and close the hole.

Proceed to Finishing Instructions


Cut any attached yarn, and weave in your ends.

My favorite way to finish a pair of socks is to wet block them. Fill a sink or small tub with lukewarm water and add some wool wash if desired. Insert the socks into the water, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Place the socks on sock blockers appropriate to your size, and let them air dry.

Lastly, enjoy and show off your beautiful handmade socks, or gift them to someone special. If desired, share them on Instagram using the #satisfactionsocks and #crochetsocks tag @thegracefultangle!

I hope you enjoyed following this pattern! As mentioned earlier, I would love to see your finished socks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Don't forget to follow along on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest to stay in the loop!

Until next time,

Amy Kate

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