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Whip up a Pair of Socks for Children or Teenagers from These Free Sock Knitting Patterns

Sock knitting patterns for children and teenagers can be hard to come by. Have you ever noticed this? Sock patterns for adults are plentiful, as are patterns for baby booties. But if you would like to knit for a charity for children and teenagers, like for Adoptions Together’s Children in Common, you may find sock patterns difficult to come by. So here I have rounded up a batch of great sock patterns especially for children and teenagers. If you would like a good, basic sock pattern for using with self-striping or variegated yarn, you can find those here; if you would like a pattern that is a little more interesting and complex, you’ll find that here, too!

Free Sock Knitting Patterns

Cozy Toes: This is a great, basic pattern designed especially for charity knitting projects. If you’re new to sock knitting, this pattern is perfect for you, because it uses any weight of yarn you may have available. One Sock Stop: You can knit socks for anyone using this pattern — babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults! Stashbuster Spirals: if you knit a lot of socks and have a large collection of leftover sock yarn, you will love this pattern — it was designed especially for using sock yarn leftovers! Basic Sock Pattern: Originally published in Knit Simple Magazine, this is another pattern with multiple sizes that can be made with multiple yarn weights. Mojo: Here is a sock pattern with a little more visual interest. The pattern writer is also charity-minded; she asks for donations to be made to Charity Water ( in lieu of payment for the pattern. Hat Heel: I’ve never seen a more unusual sock pattern. You start at the HEEL — not at the toe or cuff — and work your way out. It’s called “hat heel” because you start the sock as you would a tiny hat from the top down. This pattern is very customizable; in its original design it makes a basic stockinette sock, but you have endless customization options! Triple T Socks: This very pretty sock pattern is not only written for multiple sizes, it is also written to be knitted two at a time — goodbye second-sock syndrome! Never knitted two at a time before? Not to worry, a step-by-step guide to doing just that is included in the pattern. (first pattern listed) Spinning Owl Socks: Just the name makes me smile. The spinning spirals add visual interest to socks written in multiple sizes. They work equally well in solid and variegated or self-striping yarns. Sock knitting patterns for children and teenagers are great projects for beginning sock knitters because they work up more quickly than adult-sized; why not try a pair today?