Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beginners Crochet Socks Pattern

Beginners Crochet Socks Pattern


As a beginner to crochet you might feel that crocheting socks is out of your league but you will be able to do so without any problems.

Dec: To decrease in crochet, you work the first stitch (the type of stitch -- sc, dc, etc -- should be designated in the pattern) as you normally would, skipping the final step of that stitch (skip the part of the stitch process where you draw a final loop through the loops on your hook and end up with one single loop on your hook, ready to work the next stitch), leaving the worked loops on the hook. Then work the next stitch as you normally would, with the previous stitch's loops still on the hook. When you get to the end of making this second stitch, draw your yarn through ALL of the loops of both the first and second stitch to draw them together. You will see that you now have one less stitch in the current row than you did in the previous row.
Inc: To increase in crochet, you simply work more than one stitch (number of stitches specified in the pattern) into the same hole, thereby increasing the number of stitches in the current row versus the previous row. To see this being done, please see this video:

How to increase 


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Learn to Crochet: how to decrease


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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.


DROPS 120-35
DROPS design: Pattern no Z-458
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US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½ 
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Leg length: approx 19-20-20 cm / 7½"-8"-8"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-150-150 g color no 2110, wheat 
50-50-50 g color no 0100, eco off-white. 

For a more hard wearing sock use DROPS Fabel or DROPS Delight.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2 mm / B/1 - or size needed to get 28 dc x 16 rows and 28 sc x 35 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. 

DECREASING TIP: 
Dec 1 st as follows: Crochet 1 sc/dc but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next sc/dc and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook – 1 st dec.

CROCHET TIP:
Replace first sc on round with ch 1.
Replace first dc on round with ch 3. 
Finish each round with 1 sl st. 
On heel turn each row with ch 1.

HEEL DECREASES:
ROW 1 (= RS): Crochet 19-20-22 sc, 7-8-8 sc now remain on row, dec 1 sc – SEE DECREASING TIP = 20-21-23 sc, turn piece. 
ROW 2 (= WS): Crochet 13-13-15 sc, 7-8-8 sc now remain on row, dec 1 sc = 14-14-16 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Crochet 13-13-15 sc, dec 1 sc, turn piece. 
Repeat row 3 a total of 10-12-12 times, i.e. until all sts on each side of the middle 14-14-16 have been dec. 
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SOCK:
Crochet in the round. 
Ch 75-80-85 with hook size 2 mm / B/1 and off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Crochet a round as follows: ch 3, then 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, skip ch 1, * 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 60-64-68 dc.
Change to wheat and continue as follows: 
ROUND 1: ch 3 + 1 dc in first dc, skip 1 dc, * 2 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 30-32-34 dc-groups.
ROUND 2: ch 3, 2 dc between the first 2 dc-group, * 2 dc between the next 2 dc-groups *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc between the last and the first dc-group (i.e. where the 3 ch were crochet) and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. 
ROUND 3: ch 3, 1 dc between the first 2 dc-groups, * 2 dc between the next 2 dc-groups *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. 
Repeat round 2 and 3 alternately (crocheting round 2 only would cause the piece to twist). REMEMBER THE TENSION/GAUGE!
When piece measures approx 14 cm / 5½'' crochet sc back and forth on the first 26-28-30 sts on round for heel. Continue until heel measures approx 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8''. Insert a marker – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Now dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASES. After heel dec continue as follows: 1 dc in each of the 14-14-16 sc on heel, 14-15-16 dc along the side of heel, 1 dc in each of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot and 14-15-16 dc along the other side of heel = 76-80-86 dc on round. Insert a marker each side of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot. Continue in the round with dc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc each side of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-10-11 times = 56-60-64 dc. Continue until piece measures 18.5-20.5-23 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9" from marker on heel (= approx 3.5-3.5-4 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1½" remain). Change to off-white, insert a marker each side with 28-30-32 dc on upper foot and under foot. Continue as follows: 1 round with 1 sc in each dc, then 1 sc in each sc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 sc each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-11-12 times = 16 sc left. On next round crochet 2 sc tog all the way round. Cut the thread, pull through remaining 8 sc, tighten and fasten.

Pattern taken from       DROPS Design
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