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Lacy Crochet Socks Pattern – The Free Rialto Socks

These glorious ankle length lacy crochet socks are such a treat to make and wear. Worked from the toe up, the foot and ankle feature a delicate lace look crochet cable stitch. With a subtle ribbing at the top and a study heel added they are perfect for both comfort and style. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Rialto Lacy Crochet Socks Pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

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About the Rialto Lacy Crochet Socks Pattern

I used to be so scared of not only designing but even making socks! I know it’s something that lots of people avoid as they look so tricky but I promise that anyone can make them. Working from the toe up means that you can try the on as you go and get the fit just right for you.

To fit feet size UK 4-8 but with information for adjusting for bigger or smaller feet, these crochet socks make the perfect stocking filler and last minute Christmas crochet gift to work on this time of year. 

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The Rialto Lacy Crochet Socks Pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it. If you’d prefer to purchase an ad free version you can find them here:

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Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock yarn which is 75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100g/400m and comes in the most glorious colours.

You will need 1 ball of the yarn (400m) to make a pair of socks.

A great alternative yarn is Felici Fingering by WeCrochet which is a perfect match at 75% wool, 25% nylon, 400m/100g and has lots of brand new colour options just released!

Take a look at the yarn I used here >> Rialto Luxury Sock Yarn

Take a look at an alternative yarn I here >> Felici Fingering Yarn

Tension and Sizing

The socks will fit most average size feet UK size 4-8.

22st and 7 row patt reps = 10cm by 10cm

ombre lacy crochet socks being worn with feet together and hand holding ankle

Materials

3mm (US C/2 or D/3) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

tog – together

rep – repeat

FP – front post                              

BP – back post 

Crochet Stitches

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – treble dc – double crochet
dtr – double trebletr – treble crochet

Special Stitches

FPhtr/hdc – Yrh, starting at the front, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the indicated st, complete as for htr.

BPhtr/hdc – Yrh, starting at the front, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the indicated st, complete as for htr.

Notes

The sock is worked form the toe up. The Toe is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. 

Customising your sock size

If you’d like the foot part of the sock to be a little longer/shorter,  just add/subtract repeats of the pattern (Rounds 16 and 17) to suit.

Similarly for the ankle section, at Round 45, just add/subtract repeats of the pattern to suit.

pink and green lacy crochet socks being worn by woman sitting on bed

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Rialto Lacy Crochet Sock Pattern – UK Terms

Make 2

TOE 

Foundation chain: ch10

Round 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, 2dc in last ch, rotate to work on other side of foundation chain, dc in next 8 ch [18dc]

Round 2: 2dc in first st, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in last st [22 dc]

Round 3: dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st [26 dc]

Round 4: dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st [30 dc]

Round 5: dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st [34 dc]

Round 6: dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st [38 dc]

Round 7: dc in each st around [ 38 dc]

Round 8: 2dc in first st, dc in next 18 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts [40 dc]

Rounds 9-15: dc in each st around [40 dc]

FOOT

Round 16: ch3 (counts as st), *skip 2 sts, dtr in next st, working behind dtr, tr in each of 2 skipped sts, tr in next unworked st, skip next st, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of last 2 sts, dtr in skipped st, tr in next st; repeat from * around, omitting last tr, ss in to of beg ch3 to join [40 sts]

Round 17: ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st around, ss in 1st st to join [40 sts]

Rounds 16 and 17 create the pattern.

Rounds 18-33: Repeat the pattern eight more times. 

Round 34: Repeat Round 16

Round 35: ch1 (does not count as st) dc in next 20 sts, ch20 loosely, skip next 20 sts, ss in first dc to join [20 dc and 20 ch]

Rounds 36-45: Repeat the pattern five more times. 

Round 46: ch1 (does not count as st) htr in each st around, ss in first st to join.

Rounds 47-49: ch1 (does not count as st), FPhtr around next st, BPhtr around next st; repeat from * around, ss in first st to join.

Fasten off. 

HEEL

Round 1: Join yarn to side of heel opening, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st and ch around opening, ss in first st to join [40 dc]

Round 2: ch1 (does not count last st), dc in each st around, ss in first st to join. 

Round 3: dc2tog, dc in next 16 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 16 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [36 dc]

Rounds 4-5: Repeat Round 2 [36 sts]

Round 6: dc2tog, dc in next 14 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 14 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [32 sts]

Rounds 7-8: Repeat Round 2 [32 sts]

Round 9: dc2tog, dc in next 12 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 12 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [28 sts]

Round 10: Repeat Round 2 [28 sts]

Round 11: dc2tog, dc in next 10 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [24 sts]

Round 12: dc2tog, dc in next 8 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [20 sts]

Round 13: dc2tog, dc in next 6 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog, ss in first st to join [16 sts]

Round 14: (dc2tog) 8 times, ss in first st to join [8 sts]

Fasten off and weave tail through all sts in last round to close. 

To get matching socks, you might need to wind off some sock yarn to start the second sock at the same point in the colour sequence as the first sock. 

feet wearing ombro crochet socks with toes pointing down and denim jeans

Rialto Lacy Crochet Sock Pattern – US Terms

Make 2

TOE 

Foundation chain: ch10

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 ch, 2sc in last ch, rotate to work on other side of foundation chain, sc in next 8 ch [18sc]

Round 2: 2sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in last st [22 sc]

Round 3: sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st [26 sc]

Round 4: sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st [30 sc]

Round 5: sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st [34 sc]

Round 6: sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st [38 sc]

Round 7: sc in each st around [ 38 sc]

Round 8: 2sc in first st, sc in next 18 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts [40 sc]

Rounds 9-15: sc in each st around [40 sc]

FOOT

Round 16: ch3 (counts as st), *skip 2 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr, dc in each of 2 skipped sts, dc in next unworked st, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, working in front of last 2 sts, tr in skipped st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, omitting last dc, ss in to of beg ch3 to join [40 sts]

Round 17: ch1 (does not count as st), sc in each st around, ss in 1st st to join [40 sts]

Rounds 16 and 17 create the pattern.

Rounds 18-33: Repeat the pattern eight more times. 

Round 34: Repeat Round 16

Round 35: ch1 (does not count as st) sc in next 20 sts, ch20 loosely, skip next 20 sts, ss in first sc to join [20 sc and 20 ch]

Rounds 36-45: Repeat the pattern five more times. 

Round 46: ch1 (does not count as st) hdc in each st around, ss in first st to join.

Rounds 47-49: ch1 (does not count as st), FPhdc around next st, BPhdc around next st; repeat from * around, ss in first st to join.

Fasten off. 

HEEL

Round 1: Join yarn to side of heel opening, ch1 (does not count as st), sc in each st and ch around opening, ss in first st to join [40 sc]

Round 2: ch1 (does not count last st), sc in each st around, ss in first st to join. 

Round 3: sc2tog, sc in next 16 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [36 sc]

Rounds 4-5: Repeat Round 2 [36 sts]

Round 6: sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [32 sts]

Rounds 7-8: Repeat Round 2 [32 sts]

Round 9: sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [28 sts]

Round 10: Repeat Round 2 [28 sts]

Round 11: sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [24 sts]

Round 12: sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [20 sts]

Round 13: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ss in first st to join [16 sts]

Round 14: (sc2tog) 8 times, ss in first st to join [8 sts]

Fasten off and weave tail through all sts in last round to close. 

To get matching socks, you might need to wind off some sock yarn to start the second sock at the same point in the colour sequence as the first sock. 

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