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Ribbed Socks

by Linda

[Ribbed Socks] These socks are the result of my desire to crochet a sock that doesn't create a slanting line all the way down the foot due to slip stitching each round together. After a few tries, I came up with something that seems to work well. If you try them, please let me know what you think.

They're worked in lengthwise rows. The heel is made by increasing and then decreasing the number of stitches in that area of the sock. The seam is then slip stitched together, then the toe is worked in the round at the end of the foot. It makes for a bulky, yet comfy and easy fitting sock.

Be sure to check out my Peach Ankle Socks, too.

  1. Chain 40
    Note: For each of the following rows, chain 1 at end, turn. Turning ch is not included in stitch count.
  2. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and continue til end - 39 sts plus turning ch
  3. Sc through back loop only in 2nd ch from hook and continue til end - 39 sts
  4. Repeat this last row twice more.
  5. Work as previous row, but only for first 18 sts, *2 sc in next st* 3 times altogether, sc last 18 sts - 42 sts
  6. Work sc in first 18 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* 3 times altogether, sc last 18 sts - 45 sts
  7. Work sc in first 18 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 48 sts
  8. Work sc in first 18 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 51 sts
    Note: You should have 8 rows, or 4 'ridges' completed at this point.
  9. Sc through back loop only in 2nd ch from hook and continue til end - 51 sts
  10. Repeat this last row 10 times altogether - 9 ridges in total
  11. Work sc in first 18 sts, *sc next two sts together, sc in each of next 3 sts* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 48 sts
  12. Work sc in first 18 sts, *sc next two sts together, sc in each of next 2 sts* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 45 sts
  13. Work sc in first 18 sts, *sc next two sts together, sc in next st* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 42 sts
  14. Work sc in first 18 sts, *sc next two sts together* 3 times altogether, sc in last 18 sts - 39 sts
    Note: You should have 11 ridges at this point.
  15. Sc through back loop only in 2nd ch from hook and continue til end - 39 sts
  16. Repeat this last row 14 times altogether - 18 ridges in total
  17. Bring beginning of piece up behind working edge. Working through front loops of row just worked, sc the two edges together. Then turn right side out.
  18. Work will now be done in the round. Do not chain 1 or turn work at the end of each round. Instead, slip stitch to first stitch of that round.
  19. Pick up sts for toe by making 36 sc around toe opening.
  20. *Hdc in first 7 sts, hdc 2 tog* all around.
  21. Work 32 hdc for next round.
  22. *Hdc in first 6 sts, hdc 2 tog* all around.
  23. Work 28 hdc for next round.
  24. *Hdc in first 5 sts, hdc 2 tog* all around - 24 sts
  25. *Hdc in first 4 sts, hdc 2 tog* all around - 20 sts
  26. Slip stitch 2 sts together all around. Break yarn and draw through remaining stitches. Tighten up and fasten toe closed.
  27. Make another one exactly the same.
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