How to crochet a chair leg sock

If you, like me, have chairs on hard surface floors (in my case tile), you might find that the act of moving a chair across the floor to do basic housecleaning creates a dreadful noise that can only be remedied by awkwardly lifting the chair, moving it, and then setting it down, only to be faced with the same three awkward steps once the sweeping/mopping/vacuuming is done.

To make your own chair socks you will need:

3.5mm hook
Worsted weight yarn (I prefer acrylic for chair leg socks)
Yarn needle (a large, Clover bent-tipped needle is what I use)

As a result of my experience with how chair leg socks wear over time, I have modified the design and now crochet an additional pad for the bottom of the chair sock. Also, when weaving in the final end, be careful not to pull the end too tight as it can end up being difficult to pull the chair leg sock over the chair leg in need of one.

Now, how to make a chair leg sock that looks something like this:

A crochet chair leg sock in action
A crochet chair leg sock in action

to fit a chair leg that has a circumference of approximately 3.75″.

Using a worsted weight yarn of your choosing make this small circle:

Chain 3, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1: work 6 sc into ring; join with slip st to first sc. (6sc) Fasten off

Weave in the ends and tie off on the back of the circle using a square knot. Trim the ends.

Begin the chair leg sock proper in the same manner. The chair leg sock is worked in continuous (rather than joined) rounds.

Chain 3, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1: work 6 sc into ring. (6sc) [At this point you need to weave in the ends of the new chair leg sock as you will not be able to get to it easily once you begin the process of attaching the disk)

Round 2: (you will simultaneously work the second round AND join the chair leg sock to the disk just made) Insert the hook through both loops of the first single crochet stitch of the chair leg sock you are working on, then (with the wrong sides together) insert the hook through both loops of the 6sc disk, yarn over, and pull through all four of loops you inserted the hook through, yarn over and finish the first single crochet. Using the same technique, work a second single crochet in the same stitch. Work 2sc in each of the five remaining stitches of the first round (12sc).

Rounds 3-9: Work 1 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)

Round 10: *sc in each of next two stitches, sc dec over next two stitches, repeat from * twice (9 sc) Fasten off and weave in ends.

You may have to wrestle a bit to get the chair leg socks on, and an orange stick can be an inv

14 thoughts on “How to crochet a chair leg sock

    1. My dog and cat like to rug on chair legs when their on so quite a bit at my house. I wash once a week when doing towels

  1. I have a 2 yr. old male German Shepherd dog and he sheds year round so bad he should be naked. Even with combing every day the hair is still a problem. It sticks to the bottoms of chair legs, table legs, bar stool legs, etc. I don’t know how it gets under the legs but it does! I want to make these crocheted chair leg socks to hopefully prevent some of the hair from sticking. I’m giving it a try anyway !!

  2. I’m going to try these! I have a Siberian Husky and three cats. Hair everywhere!! I think it will be easy to pull the hair off the chair legs. More importantly, these little gems will save my floors from being scratched so being able to move them to sweep will be so much nicer. It will be worth having to quickly grab the hair from the booties!

  3. Thank you for the free pattern. I am going to make these and see how they work with my chairs.

  4. Works great on our little bistro table to keep it balanced and stops the noise when moving it around! Thanks so much!

    1. I am going to make some of these as the last silicone ones I bought online were a mess..looked dirty..some too small some too garbage

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