Rounded barn toe pattern for cuff-down socks

With this pattern, you can make rounded barn toe for a cuff-down sock. Decreases are worked on both sides of the sock so the decrease lines will be visible. The first half of the decreases are made each round while the second half is worked every other round. Finally, the toe is closed using the Kitchener stitch.

The pattern works for any yarn and stitch count. Just enter your row gauge and the total amount of stitches you have per sock and you’ll get the instructions for the decreases. The pattern calculates also when you should start decreasing in order to make a perfectly fitting sock.

On you can find also patterns for wedge toe and rounded toe (pointy version with no clear decrease lines). Check also my interactive heel patterns for any stitch count and gauge.

 sts on my needles  rows / 4” (10cm).


The pattern works for any yarn and gauge and it is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double-pointed needles as well. Begin the toe shaping when the length of the foot is 1.9’’ (4.8cm) less than the desired length.


Needle 1: k1, ssk, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1

Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.


Needle 1: k all

Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 a total of 7 times. You should now have a total of 28 sts remaining.

Repeat round 1 a total of 4 times. You should now have a total of 12 sts remaining.

Break the yarn leaving approximately 12’’ inc (30cm) tail. Graft the toe.


k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

ssk = slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip another stitch knitwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.

st = stitch

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2 Responses

  1. Kaylene says:

    I have no idea how you made this calculator possible, but THANK YOU!!! I never know the best place to start my toes, but you’ve made it so easy! This is wonderful!!

    • knitgrammer says:

      Hi Kaylene! I’m so glad my site was helpful. Thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know! -Ida

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