Hocus Pocus

$5.00 USD

This download also includes a 15% discount code for Turtlepurl Yarns!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Growing up, we would get blizzards on or before Halloween. To counter this, my mom would make my brother and I costumes that were two sizes too big so we could wear our snowsuits under them to stay warm. Some Halloween’s were so cold here in Edmonton that my mom would have to drive her car alongside us, so we had a place to warm up when it was -25°C out.

While I don’t go out trick-or-treating anymore, dang adulthood, Halloween is still my favorite. We hand out candy to the cute kids, I scare Curt with horror movies, and we binge on candy all night long.

Scoop up one of Turtlepurl’s spooktastic Halloween colorways, grab yourself a ghoulish beverage, and let’s dive into the trick-or-treat double feature with Hocus Pocus and Strange Magic… if you dare!

Worked in the round, Hocus Pocus contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Hocus Pocus features 4 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Hocus Pocus has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.


Hocus Pocus is available in French, German, & English.

Skill Level

Materials List
• US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch marker (optional)
• 300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)

Suggested Yarn
Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (411 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: The Brew

9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, after blocking.

Size Information
7 (7.5, 8, 8.5)”/ 17.8 (19.1, 20.3, 21.6) cm circumference.

NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.

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