Comfy, cozy and easy to make; these two tone socks are the perfect first crochet sock. With a wide range of sizes from baby to adult 13, you can make them for everyone in the family, the length is fully adjustable for a great fit. The unisex cuff down design features a rib cuff, afterthought heel and a really stretchy simple stitch pattern throughout. Thought crochet socks were stiff and uncomfortable? Think again…
Sizes To fit Baby (toddler, child small, child large, adult small, adult medium, adult large) - see size chart for more details.
Finished circumference at ankle/foot: (a) 11(13, 18, 21, 23, 28, 31)cm/4(5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)in Finished length (b) is fully adjustable, but is written to be shorter than the actual foot measurement because this vertical stretch is what allows the sock to hug the foot. Choose the size closest to your foot circumference.
Materials 100g ball Debbie Bliss Toast 4ply (65% wool, 25% polyamide, 10% cashmere 420m/459yds/100g) in each of Col A - Silver (02) Col B - Pewter (05) 2.5mm (US C) hook 2 Removable stitch markers
Most sock/fingering/4ply weight yarns will work well. Choose yarns that will be hard wearing, high-twist wool with the addition of nylon. Total amounts per pair will vary based on length. Our sample was adult small to fit a size 7 (UK) foot and used around 80g of yarn (about 55g col A and 25g col B)
Tension 7 shells and 16 rows in shell pattern in the round to 10cm/4in using 2.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Difficulty Rating Easy
Skills Needed Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in back loop only, working in rounds, missing stitches, working into row ends, decreasing, slip stitching to seam together.
Construction Worked from the cuff down the ribbing is worked back and forth in rows, stitches are picked up from the row ends and the ankle is worked in the round, a chain is made leaving space for an after-thought heel, foot is worked in the round and decreased for the toe, heel stitches are picked up and decreased.
This pattern is written and charted using standard UK crochet terminology with US translations given in the abbreviations section.