Thursday, October 15, 2009

round and round toe up socks- Crochet

Round and Round Toe-Up Socks
Crochet Pattern by Nadine Borovicka
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A comfy pair of crocheted socks done in the round, all in one piece, for no seaming needed.
2/28/10- Edited to add a little bit more clarification in the Short Row Increase instructions.

Crochet Hook, Size E
Lion Brand Magic Stripes (discontinued). 330 yards of a fingering weight yarn/sock yarn such as Red Heart, Heart and Sole.

5 sts and 8 rows per inch in single crochet
Finished Dimensions: fits a size 9 foot.

Sc- single crochet
Dc- double crochet
Yo- yarn over
Sri- short row increase, see special stitches for instructions
Flo- front loop only
Ch- chain
St(s)- stitch(es)
Inc- increase
Dec- decrease
Fpdc- front post double crochet
Bpdc- back post double crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Special Stitches:
Crunch Stitch- sc, dc, sc, dc …to end of row. On next row, you will work sc in the dc and dc in the sc.
Short Row Increase (SRI): insert the hook through the end of the previous sc row, YO, pull through, insert hook through end of the SC row before that, YO, pull through, YO and pull through all loops on hook (3 loops) You have your current row and one insert hook goes through the row before your current row and the next insert hook goes into the row before that row. So you will be pulling up loops in 2 different rows.

SRI clarification: As you work the heel, you will have two sets of rows; the decrease rows (the first set you work) and the SRI rows (increasing back out). After you work the first two SRI rows (where the loops you pick up will be in rows right next to each other) the first loop you pick up will be in the end of the last SRI row you worked and then the next loop will be in the last decrease row you worked (that doesn’t already have an SRI stitch done in it). So you will pick up one loop close and one loop across the gap, which will close up the side of your heel.

 Watch the video on how to do the SRI here 

Starting with the toe:
Ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in flo of 2nd chain from hook. Sc in flo of remaining 9 chain sts. Turn and work 10 sc across in flo of base chain stitches. Each base chain st will now have two sc in it for a total of 20 sts. Do not join row, and continue to work in a spiral.
Row 2: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, inc. (24 sts)
Row 3: Sc in each sc around.
Row 4: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, inc. (28 sts)
Row 5: Sc in each sc around.
Row 6: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, inc. (32 sts)
Row 7: Sc in each sc around.
Row 8: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, inc. (36 sts)
Row 9: Sc in each sc around.
Row 10: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, inc. (40 sts)
Row 11: Sc in each sc around.
Row 12: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, inc. (44 sts)
Row 13: Sc in each sc around.
Row 14: Inc, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, inc, inc, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, inc. (48 sts)
Row 15: Inc, Sc in each sc around. (49 sts) You must have an odd number of stitches to work the crunch stitch.

Now begin to work rows in the round in the crunch stitch. Because it is a toe up pattern, you can try on the sock to make it the length you need it to be. Stop working on the foot when it reaches the point where your ankle begins.

Lay the sock flat and determine and mark the halfway point on each side of the sock. Make sure when you stop working on the foot, you end at one of these points. You will be working 24 stitches back and forth flat and this will make the heel. The other half will have 25 that you will pick back up after completing the heel to make the leg of the sock.
Begin working the heel:
*Ch 1, turn, sc, dec, sc to last 3 sc, dec, sc.
Ch 1, turn, work sc across.
Repeat these two rows from * until you have 10 stitches left. (7 times)

Ch 1, turn, work to the end of row in sc, at the end of the row, do a short row increase (SRI).
Ch1, turn, sc across (11 sts), SRI.
Repeat [Ch1, turn, sc across, SRI] until you have 24 stitches again.

Do NOT turn. Work in Crunch stitch around foot and heel stitches (49 sts). Begin working around in crunch stitch again until cuff is as long as you want before ribbing. (Sample sock has 6 rows before beginning ribbing)

To begin ribbing, dec 1 stitch. Ribbing must be worked over an even number of stitches. Work in dc around (48 sts).
*FPDC in first dc, BPDC in next dc. Continue from * around the sock alternating Front and Back Post Double Crochets. For the next and subsequent rows make sure you work all your fpdc’s in a previous fpdc and the bpdc’s in previous bpdc's. Make the ribbing as long as you want. When you are finished, work a sc, then a sl st, then bind off. Weave in your ends and repeat these directions to make a second sock.

Copyright © Nadine Borovicka 2009 All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or distributed without written consent from the author.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this pattern Nadine. I've been searching around what seems like FOREVER, trying to find a sock pattern I feel comfortable with. This will be my very FIRST attempt at making socks...!

I'll be using some Patons Kroy Socks FX (a washable wool/nylon blend) that I purchased a while ago - with the intent of diving into sock making. Wish me luck!

Helena said...

I am having a hard time with the heel and the sri. I am not sure exactly which row I am going into. For the repeated insert hook, is it the same stitch as previously worked? My stitch is too loose. I am getting confused. Is it suppposed to resemble an hourglass? Any suggestions?

Deeners said...

Hi Helena,

I see that could totally be unclear. When you do the SRI you want to insert the hook into row previous to your current row and then the row previous to that. So you are going to be going into the end of the previous two rows. Different stitches. Does that help?

Renee said...

I am also having trouble with the SRI. I'm good to the first and second turn, after that do I go to a previous sc row that was not already worked in the last SRI? Is this how we are connecting the heel to the foot? Thanks, Renee

Deeners said...

Hi Renee,

Yes you are always going to be working in previous sc rows that haven't already been worked. This will creat the cup shape for the heel to set in. Let me know if you have any other questions

Helena said...

The SRI did not work for me. I got frustrated after ripping it out too many times. I improvised and made an hourglass shape and sewed the seams when the sock was completed. The socks turned out quite pretty. I've already started another pair.

Anonymous said...

I had so much trouble with the SRI. Is the idea to sri to cup the heel and then start the crunch stitches around before starting the ribbing? I'm going to have to tear out the second part of the heel as I did not cup it. Can you add video to your instructions. I am a first time sock crochet-er, and a beginner. Thanks

Nadine said...

Yes, the short rows will cause a cup for the heel to form as you are working on it. As you are working on the second section of the heel if you fold it at the narrow transition portion so it is laying against the first section you can see the rows line up where you will be joining.

I would love to be able to do video of how the heel works, but I do not have the technology available at this time. I will keep it in mind in the future.