Born in the USA Socks

from Karen Whooley

Born in the USA Socks Pattern


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Crocheting: Born in the USA Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

I discovered Bruce Springsteen in 1984 when the title song of this highly acclaimed album was released. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate his music from previous and future albums, but nothing will replace the Born in the USA album in my heart when it comes to Bruce.

The song, Born in the USA always reminded me of my pride of being an American. The down to earth music video that hails Bruce an approachable musician has to be one of my favorites for the 1980s. The Born in the USA socks were designed with this in mind. Red white and blue yarn, crocheted in a type of "wave" pattern, giving a nod to America's heartland.

For more information about Bruce Springsteen, visit his website at


20 ESC - 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small fits foot circumference up to 8.5 inches
  • Medium fits foot circumference up to 9.5 inches
  • Large fits foot circumference up to 10.5 inches


  • Fingering Weight Yarn
  • Size E (3.5mm) crochet Hook
  • Size D (3.25mm) Crochet Hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knitted Wit


Born Free

About Designer

About Designer

Karen Whooley on

Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet.

She is the author of 8 books: Learn to Fair Isle Crochet (2012 – Annie’s), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 – KRW Knitwear Studio) I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks (2011 – Leisure Arts). Her ...

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