I’m so excited to have Julie from ACCROchet back to continue her series of tips for first-time sock crocheters. Today, Julie is sharing the adult sizes of her premium Ice Cream Socks pattern with us, along with tips for making perfect toes and feet. If you’re a crochet socks newbie, or your crochet socks have never turned out right, check out Julie’s tips and crochet along with us! You can find the first post in this series, which includes a complete supply list, here.
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Ice Cream Socks, Part 2
Crochet Pattern (with tips for first time sock crocheters) by ACCROchet
As with knit socks, you can crochet socks from the top down, or from the toes up. In knitting, there are definite advantages & disadvantages to either option. In crochet, the pros & cons are not quite as marked, but there are some.
For the purposes of this adventure, I will explain why my patterns are currently all toes up. I do urge you to definitely try as many types of crochet socks as you possibly can! How else can you figure out your own preferences?
As I mentioned, all of my crochet sock patterns are worked from the toe up and there is one major reason for this: working this way lets you try the socks on as you go. Useful, huh? =) The toe section is worked in a spiral – so you won’t be joining rounds.
The first round can seem tricky at first, but when I instruct you not to turn, and to keep working under the chains, do just that!
You will have an equal number of stitches above the chain, and under the chain. Working in a spiral into all of these stitches, with strategically placed increases will create the toe section.That’s basically the only tricky part in this section. Here come the instructions!
Notes from Underground Crafter:
- Part 1 of this pattern, which includes a complete supply list and information for making a gauge swatch, is available here. Part 3 of this pattern, which includes the next part of the pattern and tips for making heels, is available here.
- This pattern uses standard U.S. crochet pattern abbreviations. You can find a master list of abbreviations here.
AVAILABLE SIZES (Teen-Adult sizes)
- (F4-6 shoe) 9’’/22.5cm,
- (F7-9; M6-8) 10’’/25cm,
- (F10-12; M9-11) 11’’/27.5cm,
- (M12-14) 12’’/30cm.
- Bpdc… back post double crochet Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial of this stitch is available here.
- Ch… chain
- Dc… double crochet
- Dec… decrease / sc2tog
- Ea… each
- Fpdc… front post double crochet Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial of this stitch is available here.
- Inc… increase
- Rep… repeat
- Sc… single crochet
- Sl st… slip stitch
- St… stitch
- Socks are worked in rounds.
- Toe and Heel sections are worked in unjoined, spiral rounds.
- Foot and Leg sections are worked in joined rounds.
- Starting ch does not count as sc in sc rounds.
- Special join for dc rounds (unless otherwise stated) : sc in 2nd starting chain.
With PINK, ch 11
- Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across; do not turn! Now working under chs, sc in ea ch across. 20 sc
- Round 2 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 8, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 24 sc
- Round 3 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 10, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 28 sc
- Round 4 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 12, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 32 sc
- Round 5 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 14, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 36 sc
- Round 6 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 16, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 40 sc (if you have skinny feet, you can end increases here)
- Round 7 (inc): (2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 18, 2 sc in next sc)2x. 44 sc
- Rounds 8-11: Sc in ea sc around.
- At the end of last round, sl st in 1st sc. Change to CREAM. Weave PINK ends in.
- Work stripes as follows : Odd rounds-Cream // Even rounds-Gray
- Rounds (12-22, 12-25, 12-28, 12-31): Ch 2, dc in ea st around, special join (see notes).
- Round (23, 26, 29, 32): Ch 2, dc in ea st around, join with sl st in starting ch.
© 2018 by Julie Desjardins (ACCROchet) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Julie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2018/03/16/crochet-pattern-ice-cream-socks-part-2-by-accrochet. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
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