Crochet Chair Socks Pattern

Chair socks free crochet pattern

Ditch those annoying felt pads on the bottom of your chair legs, and upgrade to these adorable crochet chair socks. They’ll protect your floors, silence your chairs, and the best part– they’re easy to clean!

Make a set for each holiday or special occasion and bring instant festivity to your dining room. This fun crochet pattern is super easy and only uses a small amount of yarn, so it’s perfect for using up your existing stash.

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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Why Do Your Chairs Need Socks, Anyway?

When you’re a pattern designer, you have to be prepared for inspiration to strike at any moment. I might be walking down the street and see someone wearing something that I just have to turn into a knitting pattern! Other times, it’s as simple as my friend showing me a photo of something she thinks is cute and saying, “wouldn’t this make a cool pattern?” And that’s how chair socks were born.

Everyone knows that moment when you pull your chair out from the table and it makes a horrible screeching sound. You can use those felt pads to silence your chairs and protect your floors, but they eventually get disgusting and fall off.

These DIY chair socks do the job of felt pads, but much better (and they’re easy to clean)!

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

They’re knitted with double-pointed needles which can be a bit burdensome for such a small pattern but will give you the best results. It’s a great pattern to get more familiar with DPN. The pattern works up fast so you’ll get them done in no time.

The Yarn

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

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

You might have seen my knit chair socks pattern and be thinking “I want to make these, but I don’t knit”. Although I strongly believe both crocheting and knitting are completely worth learning (check out this post to learn why you should do both), I understand some of you just want to crochet. This is why I have made this crochet version of my chair socks pattern. And if you knit but don’t crochet, the free knit crochet version can be found here.

Chair socks free knitting pattern

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Before you Start your Crochet Chair Socks


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This pattern follows US notations.

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

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 Crohet Chair Socks Pattern

Chair Socks Chart

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Written & Photo Chair Socks Tutorial

  • 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 20Chair socks free crochet pattern step 5

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

Stuff the Stocking Blog Hop

As part of the Stuff the Stocking Blog Hop, you can grab the printable PDF of the Chair Socks crochet pattern 50% off on Ravelry on December 12 2023.

Chair socks free crochet pattern (free PDF!)
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  • Alison
    April 4, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Never thought of this you are so right !! Practical AND cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for another great pattern, can’t wait to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oph
    April 11, 2019 at 7:02 am


  • 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.

    • 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.

  • Mary
    May 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Wish pattern was in knitting also.

  • Marion
    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?

  • Marion
    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.

    • admin
      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.

  • 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!