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Heart baby socks

This pair of baby socks is knitted toe up and the pattern comes with a gusset heel. The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for dpn’s.

The socks have a double-knitted reversible cuff.

  • Sizes: baby/toddler (child)
  • Yarn: Fingering weight wool and nylon blend

Toe-up baby socks with

Toe-up baby socks with



baby/toddler (child)

Finished measurements (unstretched)

  • Cuff circumference: 6 (7)″ [15 (17.5) cm]
  • Foot length (adjustable): 6 (7.5)″ [15 (17.5) cm]
  • Leg length (adjustable): 6.5 (8)″ [15 (17.5) cm]

Gauge, notions, needles


32 sts and 44 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.

Recommended needles

US 0 30″ [2mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.


Tapestry needle


Yarn used in the sample

  • MC: Ruskanlehti Wool Sock 459  yards / 420 meters / 100g, colour Kinuski (129 yards / 118 m / 28g)
  • CC: Schachenmayr Regia 4-ply, colour Black, (38 yards, 37m / 8g)


  • MC: 142 (206) yards [130 (189) meters]
  • CC: 42 (54) yards [41 (52) meters]

of fingering weight sock yarn

Recommended yarns


Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern you can find here.

1. Toe

With MC CO 6 (6) sts on each needle. You should now have a total of 12 (12) sts. Sample uses the Turkish cast-on method.

K one round.

1.1 Increases

Round 1

  • Needle 1: k1, k1fb, k to 2 sts from end, k1fb, k1.
  • Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat round 1 a total of 3 (4) times. You should now have a total of 24 (28) sts.

Round 2

  • Needle 1: k all sts.
  • Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat rounds 2 & 1 a total of 6 (7) times. You should now have a total of 48 (56) sts.

2. Foot

If your row gauge differs use this calculator to get the heel placement.

Work in stockinette until your sock measures 2.7 (3.9)″ [6.8 (8.4) cm] or 3.3 (3.6)″ [8.2 (9.1) cm] less than desired length.

2.1 Gusset increases

Round 3

  • Needle 1: k all sts.
  • Needle 2: m1r, k to end, m1l

Round 4

  • Needle 1: k all sts.
  • Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 9 (10) more times. 20 (22) sts increased on Needle 2.

3. Heel

You have now 10 (11) gusset sts on each end of needle 2 and 24 (28) sts in the middle. A total of 44 (50) sts on Needle 2. While working the short rows the gusset sts are on hold.

3.1 Short row shaping

K until you are at the beginning of Needle 2. The following rows 1-3 are worked flat on Needle 2 only. 

  • Row 1 (RS): k until 10 (11) sts remain, turn.
  • Row 2 (WS): mds, p until 10 (11) sts remain, turn.
  • Row 3 (RS): mds, k to double st, turn.
  • Row 4 (WS): mds, p to double st, turn.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until the last row you worked was mds, k 8 (10). Do not turn your work.

On Needle 2 you should now have 10 (11) gusset sts, 8 (9) double sts, 8 (10) regular sts on the right needle and 8 (9) double sts and 10 (11)  gusset sts on the left needle.

3.2 Heel flap

K to last double sts, ssk, turn (k together through the back loop the last double sts with the first gusset st on hold.)

  • Row 5 (WS): sl1, p to last double st, p2tog, turn
  • Row 6 (RS): sl1, k to slipped st, ssk, turn
  • Row 7 (WS): sl1, p to slipped st, p2tog, turn

Repeat rows 6 & 7 until you have one gusset st left at each end of the Needle 2 (a total of 26 (30) sts on Needle 2).

Next round (RS): sl1, k to slipped st, ssk, continue working in the round and k all sts on Needle 1, k2tog the first two sts on Needle 2, k to end of Needle 2.

You should have a total of 48 (56) sts (24 (28)  sts on each needle).

The heel is now finished. Continue working in the round. 

4. Cuff

Work in stockinette until the leg measures 5.5 (6.7)″ [12.3 (14.3) cm] or 1 (1.3)″ [2.7 (3.2) cm] less than desired length.

4.1 Colorwork

  • Setup round 1: *(k1, yo) repeat from * to the beginning of the round.
  • Setup round 2: *(k1 with MC, bring MC into front of work, ptbl with CC, bring MC into back of work) repeat from * to the beginning of the round.

Work the colorwork chart with double knitting technique according to your size. You can find a great video tutorial here.

Bind off loosely using the two-color bind off method. 

5. Finishing

Weave in ends and block your socks.

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