Rounded toe pattern for toe-up socks

With this pattern you can make rounded toe for a toe-up sock for almost any yarn and gauge. The increases are distributed evenly around the sock so that the increase lines won’t be visible. Just enter the total amount of stitches you wish to have for your sock and you’ll get the instructions for the increases.

If you are looking for an easier pattern see the rounded barn toe pattern for toe-up socks.

Toe-up sock with rounded toe and gusset heel.

 sts on my needles.

CO 8 sts, four (4) sts / needle. You can use for instance Turkish cast on method or Judy’s magic cast on.

Knit 3 rounds.

ROUND 1: *(m1l, k1) repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 16 sts.

Knit 2 rounds.

ROUND 2: *(m1l, k2) repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 24 sts.

Knit 2 rounds.

ROUND 3: *(m1l, k3), repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 32 sts.

Knit 3 rounds.


ROUND 4: *(m1l, k4), repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 40 sts.

Knit 4 rounds.


ROUND 5: *(m1l, k5), repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 48 sts.

Knit 5 rounds.


ROUND 6: *(m1l, k6), repeat from * to beginning of round.

A total of 56 sts.

The toe is now finished.

Next you may want to checkout my knitgrammed patterns for toe-up sock heels: afterthough heel, german short row heel or flap and gusset heel.


CO = Cast on

k = knit

m1l = make 1 left.  A great tutorial with images here.

st = stitch

Thank you so much for reading this far!

Thank you so much for reading this far!

This pattern is provided free of charge but you can support my work by spreading the word. If you liked the pattern feel free to share link to this page with your fellow crafters or tag me on Instagram @knitgrammer so that I can I admire your finished object!

Regards Ida

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11 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Weiss says:

    OMG!!! I’ve been searching and searching and searching for something like this. I like a rounded toe, but didn’t know how to do it both for myself and for a baby sock. This is amazing!! Thank you!!!

  2. Carmen says:

    Just found this and I’m so excited and grateful you are sharing. My question is about your directions. After I cast on the 4 sts, do I knit 3 rounds of 8 total sts BEFORE I begin increases? Thanks, in advance , for any help.

  3. Carmen says:

    Makes a really nice toe. Many thanks!!

  4. Diane says:

    Is there a pattern for the sock. It’s a beauty. Love the top

    • knitgrammer says:

      Thank you Diane! I started to write a pattern a year ago but for some reason I did not quite get it done. Maybe I could try to find time to finish it this autumn.

  5. Duke says:

    I was looking for such a toe cap schema. Thanks! Like the total sock as well. Is this your pattern and is it available to semi-geeks? LOL There are so many great knitters in Finland that I just have to learn some Finnish so that I can grok the boss pattern they crank out. Thanks again! TTYL …. “Duke of Purl” on Ravelry

    • knitgrammer says:

      Thanks Duke! It is my pattern and I started writing it but for some reason I did not finish it. I’ll try to get it done this autumn and I’ll let you know on Ravelry when its done. I’m glad to hear you like the finnish design!

  6. M'lee says:

    I casted on 12 stitches on each needle, will this work for that. Knitted 3 rows, but not sure what to do now. It’s going to be a cover for my fingerless gloves.

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