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This sock will fit a foot length of 10 to 10 1/2 inches.
NOTE: If you use sportweight yarn you get a lighter sock
to fit a women's shoe size 8. Thanks to Norma W. for
discovering that.

MATERIALS 2 - 50g balls of 4 ply knitting worsted - for main color.
1 - 50g ball of 4 ply knitting worsted - for toe and heel.
If you prefer, you can make these socks in one solid color.

Hook - 5.00


Gauge: 3.5 sts = 1 inch. 3.5 rows = 1 inch.


Andy has done a great job on crocheting these socks. Click here to visit his blog. He has photos showing the socks step by step as he progressed.


Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
beg - beginning
tog - together

SOCK TOP
Ch 30 to begin.
ROW 1 - 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end. (29 sc)
ROW 2 - 1 sc (through the back loop of st only) in each 29 sc, ch 1, turn. (Note: do not count the ch 1 in your stitch count on all rows throughout the pattern.)
ROWS 3 to 40 - Same as Row 2.
ROW 41 - (Joining row - Be sure to do all stitches on this row through the back loops only, too.) ss to join Row 41 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, ch 1, turn. (40 sc)

HEEL - All Stitches are through both loops.
Change to white yarn.
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 19 sc, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
ROWS 2 to 12 - Same as Row 1.
ROW 13 - 1 sc in next 8, 2 sc tog twice, 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
ROW 14 - 1 sc in next 18 sc, ch 1, turn.


ROW 15 - 1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc tog twice, fold heel in half with wrong side of heel facing you, (See picture on left.) ss the next sc to the 7th sc on this Row, ss the next sc to the 6th sc of this Row, ss the next sc to the 5th sc of this Row, ss the next sc to the 4th sc of 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, change to blue yarn, 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. It is for the baby socks, however it will still show you how it's done.


CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF THE FOOT
RND 1 - With wrong side facing, space 15 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, 1 sc in next 20 sc, place 15 sc evenly along edge of heel rows, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (50 sc)
RND 2 - 1 sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc tog (twice) 1 sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 13 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (46 sc)
RND 3 - 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (42 sc)
RND 4 - 1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc tog (twice), 1 sc in next 11 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (38) sc
RND 5 - 1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 10 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (36 sc)
RND 6 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (36 sc)
RNDS 7 to 26 - Same as Row 6.
RND 27 - Change to white yarn. 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1 turn. (36 sc)
RND 28 - *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
RND 29 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
RND 30 - *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, ss to join, ch 1, join.
(24 sc)
RND 31 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
RND 32 - *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss to join, ch 1, join.
(20 sc)
RND 33 - 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
RND 34 - *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)
RND 35 - 2 sc tog 8 times, ss to join, ch 1.

Cut yarn leaving an 8 to 10 inch tail, pull tail through loop of last ch 1. With darning needle, sew up toe end and fasten off. (You can sew up toe end by weaving the yarn through the last 8 sc and pulling the yarn tight.)

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