Generic Pattern for Toe-Up Socks with a Fleegle Heel, in Any Weight and Size

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Here is a free basic beginner generic sock pattern for toe-up socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop and the Fleegle Heel. Following Fleegle's famous sock formula, written out in my own words and with all the detail you expect from a KnitFreedom pattern. You can make a pair of toe-up socks in any size (baby to very large adult) in any weight of yarn (fingering to super-bulky) using this simple, generic pattern. You just have to have the feet nearby to refer to, or at least be able to estimate the length of the foot from toe to front-of-ankle. You can make these socks as a gift by comparing the recipient's shoe size against your own shoe size, and making the necessary measurements from there. Links to abbreviation videos and special techniques included, as always. Enjoy!

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes:
  • Finished Measurements:


  • Yarn: Any yarn. If working two socks at one time, separate yarn into two balls of equal yardage.
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size:
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle


  • BOR – Beginning of Round
  • CO – Cast On
  • Instep – The half of the sock that goes around the front of the ankle
  • K2TOG – Knit 2 Together
  • M1L – Make One Left
  • M1R – Make One Right
  • P2TOG – Purl 2 Together
  • PM – Place Marker
  • SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit

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10 thoughts on “Generic Pattern for Toe-Up Socks with a Fleegle Heel, in Any Weight and Size”

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    Dec 22, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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  2. Help! I would like to make the chunky socks as men’s slippers-size 12 with super bulky wool, do you have a pattern for this or can you give me stitch numbers for this pattern for that size?

    1. Hi Laurae,
      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. You can definitely use this generic pattern to make men’s large socks with super-bulky yarn. I have a pattern for Toe-Up Socks with Super-Bulky Yarn, but you may need to modify it to fit a men’s size 12.
      Let’s say a men’s size 12 has a 10.5-inch foot circumference. The gauge for super-bulky yarn is 2.5 sts/in in St st. To reach a 10.5-inch foot circumference, we need to have 2.5 x 10.5 = 26.26 sts = 26 sts for the foot.

      To knit the sock, here are my suggestions:
      Toe: CO 10 sts.
      Increase to 26 total for foot.
      Gusset: increase until heel needle contains 24 sts.
      Follow directions for turning heel.

      I hope this helps!

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