Saturday, October 01, 2011
RHSS yarn in two different colors. The sample in the picture is bright yellow and sage green. I'd say a couple ounces each should be sufficient to make socks
Crochet hooks sizes K and J
Skill level: Advanced beginner/intermediate
Note: This will fit a fairly large foot. I wear a size 8-1/2w ladies shoe and it's a bit loose on me, so you could go down a hook size and still have a large sock, or for even smaller socks used lighter yarn and smaller hooks. Me, I don't like snug socks, so they suit me just as they are.
Note: You will be working in a spiral for the foot/instep, use a stitch marker to mark beg of rnd.
There is no gauge, it's easily adjustable as you crochet. Just inc more or less to fit your foot and work more or less rnds until it covers your instep. Since it's toe up you can try it on.
With CA and K hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, place marker
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 16 sc
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 24 sc
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. 32 sc
Next 24 rnds: Work even. Change to CB in last sc of last rnd.
Next row: Sc in next 28 sc. Now you will work in rows. Ch 1, turn.
Next 12 rows: Rep prev row. Now, break off leaving a long end and use yarn needle to sew back seam, or simply sl st back seam together before breaking off.
Next: Attach CB to top opening near back seam of sock. Ch 1 and work 32 sc evenly around (or however many sc were in rnd 4 of toe/foot if customizing). Join with a sl st to first sc.
Now you will work the ribbing as follows:
Ch 17. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in next 2 sc of slipper opening, turn.
Next: Sk next 2 sl sts and sc in BLO of next 16 sc. Ch 1, turn
You will now work in BLO, sc in next 16 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of opening.
Continue as established until you have worked your way all the way around, then sl st ribbing together.
Note: As I said in the beginning, these slipper socks are easily adjustable. You can start out with 6 sc instead of 8. You can inc less/more, you can add/subtract rnds/rows to fit your particular foot, you can make the ribbing longer/shorter. You can also go down a hook size or two, or use even smaller hooks and sportweight yarn for small/kids feet. Feel free to experiment. Use only one color, stripe it, use self-striping, varigated yarn, the pattern is very flexible. To make the ribbing a bit more snug, go down two hook sizes when you make it. Make it to suit you.
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
BLO: Back Loop Only