Monday, August 19, 2013

CROCHETED BABY SOCKS (Worsted Weight)





MATERIALS
Yarn: 1 - 50g ball of worsted weight yarn. It wouldn't even use that much yarn.
Hook: 4.00mm

Size: Foot length approx. 3.5 inches - however, not all worsted weight yarns are the same. I used different brands for the 2 pairs in the photo above, the camouflage pair is 3.5 inches in foot length, and the purple variegated pair is 3.75 inches in length.
Gauge: 5 sc = 1 inch, 5 rows of sc = 1 inch.



Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
st - stitch
tog - together
RND - Round
SOCK TOP
Ch 13
ROW 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end. (12 sc)

ALL STITCHES in the remaining rows are through BACK LOOPS ONLY.
ROW 2 - 1 sc in each 12 sc, ch 1, turn. (Note: do not count the ch 1 in your stitch count on all rows throughout the pattern.)
ROWS 3 to 21 - Same as Row 2.
ROW 22 - (Joining row) ss to join Row 21 to Row 1. Turn inside out.
You now have a tube shape of ribbing. To start the foot of the sock, with right side facing you, ch 2, 1 sc at base of ch 2, 1 sc along each end of ribbing rows, ss to join to first sc at beg. (22 sc)
HEEL - ALL Stitches are through BOTH LOOPS.
ROW 1 - 1 sc in first sc at the base of ch 1, (remember, ch 1 doesn't count in the stitch count) 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
ROWS 2 to 4 - Same as Row 1.
ROW 5 - 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 4 sc, ss to join, Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
ROW 6 - 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 3 sc, ss to join, Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
ROW 7 - 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), fold heel in half with wrong side of heel facing you, (see photo below) ss the next sc to the 2nd sc on this Row, ss the next sc to the 1st sc of this Row, ch 2, turn heel to the right side.

CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF THE FOOT:
RND 1 - Space 7 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, 1 sc in next 10 sc, place 7 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
RND 2 - 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 5 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
RND 3 - 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
RND 4 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
RNDS 5 to 9 - Same as Row 4. (18 sc)
RND 10 - 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 4sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)
RND 11 - 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (14 sc)
RND 12 - 1 sc in next 1 sc, 2 sc tog (4 times), 1 sc in next 2 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
RND 13 - 2 sc tog (5 times), ss to join, ch 1, turn. Cut yarn leaving enough of a tail end to sew up toe opening.

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