Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Angie


Free sock patterns for Dad!

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.

”Simple skyp socks” by Adrienne Ku

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With enough of a pattern to keep you interested, these sock-drawer favourites use one of the designer’s favourite stitches!  Craft in any sport weight yarn in dad’s preferred shade!

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.

The Essential Cable Sock by Paintbox Yarns

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For socks with a bit more interest, look no further! Knitted up in Paintbox Yarns Socks, these darling socks have a simple cable that is effective in any one of the 28 different colourways of Paintbox Socks!

”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 and design fun patterns!

Last updated: June 8th, 2018.

9 Responses to Free sock patterns for Dad!

  1. savannagal says:

    That first pattern does not appear to be free.

  2. Kate C says:

    Er… Father’s Day Downunder is in September…

  3. Jackie says:

    Angie: The other posters are correct.

    a) The first pattern is not free, and
    b) Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand is celebrated each year on the first Sunday in September.

    Perhaps less time spent on Netflix or video games would help… 😉

  4. Donna J Young says:

    Thanks for the Simple Skyp pattern. I will be making those.

  5. Laurel Robbins says:

    I think I’ll make the Very Vanilla socks for my husband – I like the look of them!

  6. Tina says:

    Welcome to Sweden, where fathersday is celebrated on the second sunday in November. At least that gives me enough time to knit a pair of socks 😉

  7. Avril Muthig says:

    Grip socks are exactly as their name suggests, they help grip your feet to the surface you’re working on, which improves your balance. Also called non-slip socks, grip socks are perfect for yoga mats or wooden floors when you just can’t plant your feet right. We’ve rounded up the best grip socks so you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding around!

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