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CROCHETED BABY SOCKS

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NEW! Here is a template for making adjustments for different sizes.


MATERIALS

1 - 50g ball of 3 ply sportweight yarn. I used Red Heart TLC Baby yarn.

Hook - 4.00mm

Size: 3 to 6 months. (Foot length approx. 4 inches.)
Gauge: 6 sc = 1 inch, 7 rows of sc = 1 inch.




Thanks to Karen in Texas for discovering this: Karen says the socks make very nice "baby slippers" when you fold the cuff down". And you know she is right!!

Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
beg - beginning
tog - together
RND - Round
Adjustments for other sizes
I want to thank Nancy of Walkerton, Ontario, who tested this pattern for me and came up with these adjustments for the preemies and 6 - 12 months socks. I designed this pattern for Nancy's charity group, The Guardian Angels of Canada.

For preemies - use a 3.00mm hook. In the foot rounds only do 3 rounds before you begin decreasing for the toe shaping. That is, follow the pattern up to RND 7, then proceed with RND 15. You can also use baby's fine wool and follow the pattern exactly and it will come out the right size for preemies.

For the 6-12 months - use a 5.00 hook and follow the the pattern without any changes.

Thanks to Norma W. of Plymouth MA for testing the pattern for larger sizes.
3 to 4 years - Norma writes: "I made the "baby socks" (using the standard 3-6 month size directions) using worsted acrylic in place of sport weight. The resulting socks are very cute and fit a toddler/preschool shoe size of 7 to 11 (child age 3 to 4 years). "

SOCK TOP

Ch 15
ROW 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end. (14 sc)
ALL STITCHES in the remaining rows are through BACK LOOPS ONLY.
ROW 2 - 1 sc in each 14 sc, ch 1, turn. (Note: do not count the ch 1 in your stitch count on all rows throughout the pattern.)
ROWS 3 to 28 - Same as Row 2.
ROW 29 - (Joining row) ss to join Row 29 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 1, 1 sc at base of ch 1, 1 sc along each end of ribbing rows, ss to join to first sc at beg. (29 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 13 sc, ch 1, turn.
ROWS 2 to 6 - Same as Row 1.
ROW 7 - 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
ROW 8 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
ROW 9 - 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), fold heel in half with wrong side of heel facing you, (see the Adult Socks Pattern if you need to see a photo of how this is done.) ss the next sc to the 4th sc on this Row, ss the next sc to the 3rd sc of this Row, ss the next sc to the 2nd sc of this Row, ss the last sc to the 1st sc of this Row, ch 1, turn heel to the right side. Note: If you are still having a problem with the heel, Click Here to see a hand drawn illustration on how to do it.

CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF THE FOOT:

RND 1 - With wrong side facing, space 9 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, 1 sc in next 14 sc, place 9 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (32 sc)
RND 2 - 1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc tog (twice) 1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 7 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)
RND 3 - 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 6 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
RND 4 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
RNDS 5 to 14 - Same as Row 4. (24 sc)
ROW 15 - *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to *, 3 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
ROW 16 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
ROW 17 - *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to *, 3 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)
ROW 18 - *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to *, 3 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
ROW 19 - *1 sc in next 1 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to *, 3 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
ROW 20 - 2 sc tog 4 times.

Cut yarn leaving an 8 to 10 inch tail. Sew with darning needle to close up end. Secure closing and fasten off.



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