Baby socks are fun to do!
I learned how to do these on Youtube but I made my pattern a little different but you might like the video better. Mine is pretty cute too and these are the ones I usually put with a hat so they have matching socks.
G-Hook and H-Hook and Baby Yarn
Foundation: Ch 7 (1-2″ tail)
Round 1: (you are making an oval cup for the toes) 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 3 chs, 3 hdc in the last ch. In under side of chains, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in the last chain. Sl st to the top ch of the 1st hdc (12 stitches total)
Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in the same st, 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the last st. Sl St close to top of 1st hdc. (16 sts)
Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in next 17 sts. Put a stitch marker around the 1st st so you know where each row begins. (17 sts)
Round 4-9: 1 sc around. I counted 85 stitches from the stitch marker.
Round 10: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 10 sts. (the next stitch is not the stitch close to the chain 1 so in the 2nd st for Round 10-15)
Round 11: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 9 sts.
Round 12: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 8 sts.
Round 13: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 7 sts.
Round 14: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
Round 15: ch 1, turn work, 1 sc in the next 5 sts.
This is hard to explain so let me tell you what you are going to do. The back of the heel has 5 sts and the front of sock has 6 sts. Each side we need to scrunch up and turn into 3 stitches on each side of the heel. To scrunch up, divide visually each side into 6 places and do 3 sc2tog stitches. A sc2tog stitch is put hook through one stitch, yarn over and bring up, put hook through 2nd stitch, yarn over and bring up so there are 3 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all loops so you have 2 single crochets together in one stitch. The goal is to have 17 stitches. If you get 18 stitches, you can do an extra sc2tog at the heel part.
Round 16: 3 sc2tog on side of heel, 1 sc in the next 6 stitches, 3 sc2tog in the other side of heel, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
Round 17: 1 sc, put a stitch marker around this 1st st, 1 sc in the next 16 stitches so you will have a total of 17 sts.
Round 18-22: keep doing 1 sc in each stitch for 5 more rows. (85 sts from stitch marker)
Round 23-28: switch to H-hook (5 mm) For the next 5 rows (167) sts from stitch marker) End the row at the back of the sock and weave in 4″end carefully so won’t come out in the wash.