How to Knit a Flower Toe

Sock Knitting Tutorial: The unconventional shaping of a flower toe is pretty and yields a more anatomical fit than a traditional wedge toe.
There's something simply elegant about the flower toe for hand knit socks because it is both pretty and functional. The unconventional shaping is much more anatomical than the traditional wedge that is so commonly called for in knitting patterns.

Before You Begin

The flower toe is knit in two parts. First, the (four) petals. Then, a central swirl.


  • Zitron Trekking XXL yarn
  • addi Rocket Squared needles
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Markers
  • Knitters Pride Wool Needle
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and knitting needles used in this tutorial. They are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Flower Toe

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Sundog Socks Pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
  • 4 Tips for Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn
  • Casting on Two at a Time Socks (Top Down)
  • Knitting Two at a Time Socks on One Circular Needle or Two
  • Triple Knot
  • Top Down Gusset Heel, or Strong Heel
  • Flower Toe
Sundog Socks Pattern: Learn new skills while you knit with 6 helpful and free companion videos

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How to Knit a Flower Toe
The unconventional shaping of a flower toe is pretty and yields a more rounded, anatomical fit than a traditional wedge toe.
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