Toddler and kid socks are fast and addictive. They’re also a great way to use up leftovers from other projects. Any of these sizes can be made with 50 grams of fingering weight yarn or less. You can easily make two-color socks by changing colors after the gusset decreases, or try making contrast toes, heels, and cuffs.
Working socks from the toe-up means that you can customize the size as you go. This pattern provides sizing based on Craft Yarn Council’s sizing guide for infants and children, but each child is unique. You can lengthen the foot or heel flap to create a custom fit. If you are unsure which size to make, choose the circumference of the sock that most closely matches the foot of the child, and lengthen the foot as necessary. Remember, gauge is crucial for a good fit.
If you are able to measure the foot of the intended child, it is best to measure the foot circumference, length from toe to ankle, and length from toe to end of heel to choose the size that best fits the child’s measurements and customize as necessary.