Crochet Chair Socks Pattern

Chair socks free crochet pattern

An easy home decor crochet project – my crochet Chair Socks pattern is a free pattern here on the blog! Read about my inspiration, the easy construction and perfect yarn or scroll on down for the free pattern and photo tutorial.

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Chair socks free crochet pattern

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Practical Home Decor

Crochet chair socks are a concept I fell in love with a few months ago. A friend of mine showed me this original idea: putting socks on the feet of her chairs. Strange, yes, but genius!

You know when you’re not careful and you pull a chair without properly lifting it, this horrible screeching noise we all hate? Well, with chair socks, it’s gone!

No need for the ugly felt pads that are traditionally used, keep coming off and get disgusting. These chair socks do the job much better and can be cleaned very easily.

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And on top of that, chairs socks are obviously amazing for decorating. You can make a pair (well a quadruple I should say) for each holiday or special occasion! Red, green, white for Christmas, black, yellow and red to support the Belgian football team for the next worldcup, etc. As they are super easy to make and use only a small amount of yarn, you can make as many as you can think of.

The Yarn

The crochet chair socks are great to use up small scraps of yarn as you only need a few meters of each color.

However, stick to cotton yarns. Other fibers will wear off quickly with the repeated movement of the chairs. I’ve had mine for a year now and they’re still not showing signs of wear.

If they loosen up or get dirty, just throw them in the wash and squeeze them back on as good as new.

Knit Version

Are you looking for a knit version? Here it is!

Chair socks free knitting pattern

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Before you Start your Crochet Chair Socks

1. Materials

2. Abbreviations

This pattern follows US notations

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase

3. Size

The base of my chair feet is a 2.5 by 2.5 cm / 1″ by 1″ square and the socks are 5.5 cm / 2.25″ height. You can adjust the base by adding or removing increases and the height by adding or removing rounds to fit your chairs.

4. Tips and Tricks

  • Use sturdy cotton to avoid wear
  • My chairs have a square base. If yours are round, you can adjust round 2 and 3 to form a circle and not a square base.
  • Don’t hesitate to play around with different colors. You could make different combinations; one for each chair or you can mix them all.
  • This pattern is the perfect opportunity to train for Amigurumi. These chair socks are sort of like a non-stuffed, open Amigurumi striped leg.
    • I recommend using invisible decreases. If you don’t know how, this tutorial is very easy to follow.
    • To avoid having a jagged line at the junction when changing colors, use an invisible color-change technique. Personally, I use this one.

The Actual Chair Socks Crochet Pattern

With your 3.5 mm / US E-4 hook, using terracotta yarn, do a magic circle with 6 sc.

Round 1: inc in each st (12st)

Round 2: * sc2, inc * 4 times (16st)

Chair socks free crochet pattern step   1

Round 3: * sc2, inc 2 * 4 times (24st)

Round 4: sc 24 in the back loop only (24st)

Chair socks free crochet pattern step   2

Round 5: * sc 4, dec * 4 times (20 st).

Chair socks free crochet pattern step   3

Round 6 – 8: sc 20 (20 st)

Chair socks free crochet pattern step   4

Round 9 – 10: Switch to light green yarn. Sc 20

Chair socks free crochet pattern step 5

Round 11 – 12: Switch to goldenrod yarn. Sc 20

Chair socks free crochet pattern step 6

Round 13 – 14: Switch to dark blue yarn. Sc 20

Round 15 – 16: Switch back to orange yarn. Sc 20

Weave in all the end. Repeat for as many as you need.

Why not make placemats and coasters with the same colors? Have a look at the patterns, you might just fall in love with them.

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  • Reply
    April 4, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Never thought of this you are so right !! Practical AND cute 🙂 Thank you for another great pattern, can’t wait to try 🙂

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    April 11, 2019 at 7:02 am


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    Diana McIntee
    April 21, 2019 at 2:47 am

    My daughter ask me to make these chair leg covers. I am going to make some for me to.

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      Hortense Maskens
      April 21, 2019 at 11:06 am

      I hope you enjoy making them! Let me know how it went, I’d love to see how they turned out.

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    May 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Wish pattern was in knitting also.

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    June 17, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I’m wondering how they stand up to continuous use. The cotton sport weight has a beautiful look, but is it sturdy enough?

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    June 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Also, how well do they stay on? Or is it just a matter of fitting them tightly enough? Thanks in advance for checking these questions out.

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      June 18, 2019 at 10:34 am

      I’ve been using mine for 4 months now and they don’t show any sign of wear yet. They stay on very well but after a few months they tend to loosen up. I just throw them in the wash (which is necessary after a few months anyway) and there back to there tight shape.

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    Toni Payner
    June 30, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Trying to find a yarn substitute. Is it more important to get the weight 2 or the cotton yarn? Thanks!

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