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Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Angie

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Free sock patterns for dad

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For our friends down under, it’s Father’s Day! For the dads who have everything, knit him one of these free sock patterns for dad.

”Whatever” by TwistedJumbuck

free sock patterns for dad - whatever by twistedjumbuckClick this image to download the pattern

With enough of a pattern to keep you interested, and using a fun variegated yarn, these socks are sure to become a sock-drawer favourite. The designer (click here to view all patterns) recommends Regia sock yarn – we love Regia 4 ply Color.

Basic socks in Lion Brand Sock Ease

free sock patterns for dad: basic socks by lion brandClick this image to download the pattern

These super simple socks are perfect for a knitter who’s new to socks. Using double pointed needles, these socks are grafted together; the pattern includes a detailed explanation of grafting. These socks feature Lion Brand Sock Ease yarn, perfect for snuggly soft socks!

Basic socks in Plymouth Happy Feet yarn

free sock patterns for dad - basic socks by PlymouthClick this image to download the pattern

These socks, featuring Plymouth Happy Feet yarn, are knitted with double pointed needles and use a gusset and the kitchener stitch to join. We love the simplicity of this design, including the subtle ribbing on the leg.

”Flying North” by Maria Montzka

free sock patterns for dad - lying north by Maria MontzkaClick this image to download the pattern

Fly south for the winter with the Flying North socks by Maria Montzka – click here to view all of her patterns. These socks are knitted using the magic loop method from the toe up, using either an afterthought heel or a short row heel. the designer recommends Regia 4 ply Tweed for this pattern.

Criss cross socks in Berroco Comfort Sock

free sock patterns for dad - criss cross socks by berrocoClick this image to download the pattern

For socks with a bit more interest, look no further! Knitted up in Berroco Comfort Sock, using a heel gusset and flap. The designs are obtained using a traveling cable design, which is written and charted in the pattern.

”Very Vanilla” by Jo-Anne Klim

free sock patterns for dad - very vanilla by jo-anne klimClick this image to download the pattern

This plain sock pattern is perfect for the no-fuss dad. The designer has included instructions for sizing the socks – click here to see all of her patterns. These are knitted with double pointed needles  and use a gusset and flap heel.

Which socks will you be knitting for Dad? Tell us in the comments!

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!


Last updated: September 3rd, 2015.

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