Peach Ankle Socks
These were inspired by the only other crocheted sock pattern I
could find on the web. That pattern's author is glad to see
another crocheted sock pattern on the web.
The ribbing and heel stitch are styled after hers, but the heel turning,
main stitch pattern, flat sole (which could be a bit wider), and all
the rest are my own design. It's a feeble first attempt at crocheted
socks by someone who's used to knitting them, so please bear with me. :)
Be sure to check out my Ribbed Crocheted
- 2 50g balls Bernat Club Classic (DK cotton / acrylic blend) in Melon
- hook in appropriate size
- fits women's size 8 Canadian shoe (almost 9 inches)
- for gauge, try them on as you go
- Chain 11, turn.
- Sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 sc + 1 turning ch =
10) Ch 2, turn.
- Sc in back loop of each st across row, ch 2, turn.
- Repeat this row 35 times altogether. Through back loops of 35th row,
slip stitch to attach to starting row. Ribbing completed.
- Turn inside out (right side now facing). Sc into end of each rib row
- 36 sts around. Ch 2. Do not turn.
- Heel Flap: Sc in next 19 sts through back loop, ch 2, turn.
- Sc across through front loop, ch 2, turn.
- These two rows produce a slight horizontal stripe pattern on right
side. For a more pebbly texture, instead work through front loops on
right side, and through back loops on wrong side.
- Repeat these two rows five more times (12 rows in total).
- Turn Heel: Sc 13 sts, sc 2tog, ch 2, turn.
- Ch 2, sc 6 sts, sc 2 tog, ch 2, turn.
- Repeat this last row, working through front / back loops as on heel
flap if desired, til all extra edge sts are worked, end right side facing.
Heel may look a little odd at this point - that's okay.
- Note: When working heel sts in the following rounds, it's
assumed you'll use a ch-2 as the first st.
- Next round, ch 2, sc across 6 of the 8 heel sts, sc 2 tog twice
where heel sts meet side of heel flap, pick up about 10 sc's along first
side of heel flap, sc around, again pick up about 10 sc's on other side of
heel flap to within 4 sts of the 8 heel sts, sc 2 tog twice, sc the
last heel st that remains unworked, sl st to join.
- Next round, sc across the same 6 heel sts. Skip one sc, in next sc
make 2 dc, *skip next sc, in following sc make 2 dc*, repeat around, skip
one sc, sc last heel st, sl st to join.
- For next three rounds, follow the instructions for the previous
round, except work the 2 dc's into the space between the 2-dc
clusters of the previous round, and make your first 2-dc in the
space after the first 2-dc of previous round, and make your last
one in the space before the last 2-dc of the previous round.
This serves to decrease the gusset.
- For next four rounds, continue in the same manner, except
work dc's on the heel sts instead of sc's.
- If you haven't already, you should try on the sock at this point,
checking for width, etc. These are enough gusset decrease rounds for
my size 8 Canadian feet. Your own mileage may vary - simply adjust the
number of decrease rows to suit.
- Now work even in the pattern - Continue working the heel sts in dc,
the first and last st of every alternate round should be a single
dc in the space between the heel sts and the 2-dc cluster sts (the space
you've been skipping up to this point). Work until you're 1 to 1.5 inches
short of finished length. - I worked 7 rounds.
- Decrease for Toe: Sc in each st around through back loops.
Sl st at end of round to join, then sl st across to the middle of the
'heel' sts, ch 2. Work through back loops for all remaining rounds.
- Method One: Next round, sc in 3 remaining heel sts, sc in next st,
sc 2 tog, sc in next two sts, sc 2 tog, sc in next 10 sts, sc 2 tog,
sc in next two sts, sc 2 tog, sc last 5 sts in round, slip st to join.
- Next round, ch 2, sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 tog, sc in next two
sts, sc 2 tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc 2 tog, sc in next two sts, sc 2 tog,
sc last 4 sts in round, sl st to join.
- Continue decreasing in this manner til you're down to 12 sts in the
round. Sc 2 tog all around. Break yarn, turn sock inside out and slip
stitch (or sew) toe closed.
- Method Two: Next round, decrease by four sts evenly around, sl st
join at end of round. Repeat this round til there are 12 sts. Sc 2
tog all around. Break yarn, turn sock inside out and slip stitch (or
sew) toe closed.
- Make another one exactly the same.
- You could work the 2-dc cluster in the middle of the cluster of the
previous round instead of between them for a slightly different look.
- Another stitch pattern could be used in place of the dc clusters. You
will have to play with the numbers and decreases a bit, though.
- Though a bit thick for most regular shoes, I think they'd be nice to
wear with sandals or runners, or just around the house.
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