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Saturday, August 04, 2007

KEMBERLEE'S CROCHETED SOCKS

© Kemberlee, 2007
kals@fromcrooktohook.com

NOTE: This sock is designed for a size 8-1/2 foot


MATERIALS

* Hook --3mm;US D/3; UK11
* Markers -- 4 (if you don't have purpose made markers, use safety pins, contrasting yarn or curtain hooks)
* #3 light worsted DK (doubleknit) (yarn standards, http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html)
* Needle -- for weaving in loose ends

GAUGE – 5 stitches = 1 inch / 5 rows = 1 inch ... For a traditional 4 inch swatch use 20 stitches and 20 rows, which will give you 400 stitches altogether

STITCH NOTES

* DC = double crochet, or single crochet in the US
* SS = slip stitch
* Work cuff with back loop only; the last stitch on each row is worked with both front and back loops.

Note: Work the rest of the sock with both front and back loops unless otherwise stated.

Lesson One – The Cuff

Note: Use back loop only except for the last stitch which is made with both loops.

Chain 16

Row 1: 1 dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc next 13 stitches, 1 dc in both front and back loops of last stitch, turn (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, dc 14 stitches in back loops only, 1 dc in both front and back loops of last stitch, turn (15 sts)

Rows 3-48: Repeat row 2 to last row, making 24 ribs. Beginning yarn end loop end will be on the same side of cuff, as shown.

Join edges with dc, weaving in beginning yarn edge as you work.

Note: Cuff seam will have created an extra rib on sock, 25 ribs/50 rows.

Lesson Two – The Ankle, Heel Opening and Foot

Note: Use both loops only from here on out unless otherwise stated.
Note: Do not join rounds, but work in a continual spiral to the end.

ANKLE

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in each rib, making one full circle around the cuff (50 sts)

Row 2-8: Continue dc until you have 8 rows; count from the back seam on cuff. Check sts to be sure you have 50, ending at cuff seam, which is where you started, as shown.

HEEL OPENING

Note: Use cuff seam as marker, or place a regular marker along the cuff seam
Note: Occasionally try on the sock to be sure it fits. You can increase or decrease stitches on the chain if you find the sock too tight or big.

Loosely ss 10 sts and place marker at this stitch, dc 30 and place marker at the next st. Ch 20 and connect at first st after first marker (50 sts).

Note: Be sure chain is smooth and straight before you attach. A twisted chain can’t be repaired later when you need to fill in the heel.
FOOT

Continue dc until the foot section measures 5 inches long from the top of heel opening, or until it comes just to the top of the ball of foot. End this section here. Lay the sock flat and center the heel. Place a marker on each side of the top of the sock, as shown.

Note: If you are switching colors, do it now. Snip yarn and attach new color before starting the toe.
Lesson Three – The Toe and Heel

TOE

Beginning with the left marker, dec1dc after marker, dc to next marker. *Dec1dc before marker, dec1cd after marker (dec2dc at each marker), dc to next marker. Rep from * until opening is 1 inch wide/5 sts on each side.

Measure about 4 inches of yarn and snip. Turn sock inside out and ss the opening closed. Fasten off and weave in yarn end.

Note: If you’ve used two colors as I have here, be sure to weave yarn ends into their same color.
HEEL

Note: Move markers to extreme corners and start with toe facing up.

Attach yarn at right marker. Dec1dc, dc to next stitch. Work like toe. Dec2dc at each marker, dc between markers, until opening is 1 inch wide/5 sts on each side.
Measure about 4 inches of yarn and snip. Turn sock inside out and ss the opening closed. Fasten off and weave in yarn end.

Note: If you’ve used two colors as I have here, be sure to weave yarn ends into their same color.




Turn the sock right side out and…

Voila! One Sock
(now make the other one!)

If you use a single color for the sock, you can embellish the top of the cuff with a novelty yarn to make the sock more festive, or use a simple picot.

You can also increase the length of the ankle section if you like a longer sock, remembering to check the cuff size to be sure it fits correctly. If you like a longer ankle section and smaller cuff, just reduce the number of stitches to make the cuff…instead of 15, try 10 or even 5. This pattern is very flexible, and once you get used to the basic pattern you’ll see how easily it is to customize.

HAPPY SOCK-MAKING!!

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5 Comments:

At 4:12 PM , Blogger Deneen said...

What a terrific pattern/tutorial-thanks for sharing!

 
At 8:40 AM , Blogger jpr54_ said...

i think i will try the pattern

 
At 7:30 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks easy enough for even me to try out!

 
At 8:47 AM , Blogger somegirls71 said...

They are fabulous, I dont like the current pattern I use to make socks for my hubby,too bulky and i dont like the heel, I was thinking to extend the cuff on these ones??? and us a bigger hook do you think it will work?? Have you tryed to make these for mens socks??
julie

 
At 6:21 PM , Blogger whirling dervish said...

Yours is the best photo tutorial I have seen yet! Visualizing what is seen by another is probably connected to writing books. Finally, I am not apprehensive about trying a sock pattern. Thank you so much

 

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