How To Make Beaded Socks

Beaded socks for our little girls are so much fun! When my daughter was born, a friend made beaded socks for her. I loved them so much that I enlisted my sister-in-law (who is all things crafty) to teach me how to make beaded socks. The first pair I made took hours!

My daughter was outfitted in beaded socks until she decided she was just too old for them. I even think she learned to walk at ten months because of the noise the beads make. Now that’s not scientifical at all but it’s my theory!

Anytime is the perfect time to learn how to make beaded socks! The first pair I made took me hours upon hours but now I'm down to a half hour a pair. Even though my daughter is 14, I'm still making them to give as gifts!

Beaded socks have been a huge money saver for us over the years as they have been my go to gift for just about every baby girl shower. Thirteen years later, I’m still saving money and they take about 30 minutes a pair to create!

Beaded Socks

Supplies for Beaded Socks

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  1. Bobbie socks with ribbing
  2. Crochet Thread
  3. Crochet Hook Size 1/2.75MM
  4. Mini Pony Beads – Multi Colored, Transparent, Clear – whatever colors you fancy! I use about 33 beads per newborn sock.
  5. Scissors


How to make Beaded Socks

Pick the colors you would like to use and place them in the order you desire.
Beaded SocksIf you know how to chain stitch, you can do this! Chain stitching is all I know about crochet so you won’t hear any kind of crochet lingo from me. Just a straight forward description.

Beaded Socks

Take one sock, unfold the cuff and push the hook through from the inside about a 1/4 inch from the edge of the sock. Using your left hand to hold the crochet thread, pull a loop through the sock (leaving a tail on the outside) and chain stitch three times. Place your first bead right over the hook, wrap thread around the top of the hook and pull the thread through the bead and loop to attach the bead (there should only be one loop on the hook).

Beaded Socks

Chain stitch three more times.

Beaded Socks

Move to the next ridge (of ribbing) in the sock and push your hook through. Grab a stitch, pull through sock and loop (one loop left on hook) and chain three times, attach a bead, stitch three and attach to sock. Keep repeating these steps until you are around the entire edge of sock.

Beaded Socks

Attach your last stitch to the sock, pull through sock and loop, make a large loop (about four inches), cut at the end of the loop so you have a four inch thread left. Tie finishing end off with beginning end (knot about four times) and you’re done!

Beaded Socks

Aren’t they fabulous?!!!

These socks wash and dry well, however, you may want to use a mesh bag so the beads don’t get caught in your appliances. Yes, I learned the hard way.



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16 comments… add one
  • Andrea Jene May 17, 2014, 10:32 am

    What a great tutorial. I can see why the sound would make any baby ready to walk. Just like little pair of maracas!

  • Anna May 17, 2014, 10:48 am

    Wouldn’t it be cute to do this with little bells. Very cute

  • How Do The Jones Do It May 17, 2014, 10:50 am

    Right?! Now if only I could’ve put them on my son;0) Kidding! He walked early as well!

  • How Do The Jones Do It May 17, 2014, 10:52 am

    Anna! What a great idea! You would always know where to find your little one;0)

  • Sandy Hoopes May 17, 2014, 4:35 pm

    These little sock are toooooo adorable! Both of my children are boys so, everyone I know that has a baby girl gets shiny red shoes and cute little socks for shower presents.

  • How Do The Jones Do It May 17, 2014, 10:08 pm

    That’s awesome Sandy! Now we just need to figure out a great baby boy gift!

  • Amberjane May 18, 2014, 3:46 am

    They are so cute – my friend has just had a baby girl so I am going to try some of these – thank you for sharing Sandy 🙂

  • Debbie L. Jul 29, 2014, 3:24 am

    These are really cute – pinned!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Jul 29, 2014, 10:35 am

    Hi Anna! I actually have attached bells for Christmas socks! They were darling!!!!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Jul 29, 2014, 10:36 am

    Awesome! So glad you like them Debbie! Thank you for visiting!!!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Jul 29, 2014, 10:37 am

    Yay! I’m sure your friend will love them and you just might get hooked;0)

  • Cathy Hale Apr 29, 2015, 4:15 am

    Have done the same thing with the Tri beads… Everyone loves them! How awesome of you to do a tutorial! Great job!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Apr 29, 2015, 11:35 am

    Ahhh! Thank you Cathy! I have done tri beads too … even mixed the two. There is just so much fun to have!

  • Ashty Mar 12, 2017, 9:59 am

    Thank you for making this

  • How Do The Jones Do It Mar 13, 2017, 4:48 pm

    I’m so happy you found it useful, Ashty!

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