Edit Feb 8, 2011: I made a toe up version of this sock and can be found here.
I made these small shell socks using Yarn Bee baby yarn I got for Christmas. So here is the pattern:
Size C crochet hook
Start at cuff:
Row 1: ch 11, sc 2nd chain hook, sc across, ch 1, turn. 10 sc
Row 2: sc in the back loops across.
Repeat Row two until you have 36 rows or 18 ridges
3 sc in stitch indicated
Next row: Shell in the middle stitch of first shell made and the remaining 17 shells. Continue this row until you have the desired leg length.
When you are ready to make the heel, ch 1 and turn.
sc in the 1st and 3rd stitch of the next nine shells, ch 1 turn. You should have 18 sc. Sc across, ch 1, turn. Continue until you have completed 8 rows.
Row 2: sc in the next 2 sc, sc next 2tog, sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc to the 1 sc before the end of row, sc 3tog in next sc, side of row and sc on the row below, sc in next sc, ch1, turn.
Continue with row 3 until you have worked all the stitches on the heel, you should have 10 sc.
|A visual to help understand row 3.|
Gusset and Foot:
Add 9 sc along side of the heel, work in established shell pattern along the top of the foot, add 9 sc along the other side of the heal and sc in the 10 sc along top of the heal....so you have 9 shells at the top of the foot and 28 sc for the bottom of foot.
Next five rows:
Sc until two stitches before the shell, sc 2 tog, work the established shell pattern for top of foot, sc 2 tog the next 2 sc after the last shell, continue around in this manner until you have 18 sc on the bottom of the foot.
Continue working the shell pattern for the top of the foot and 18 sc along the bottom of the foot until you have the desired foot length.
|Markers may help keeping track of the bottom and top of the foot.|
When you are ready to work the toe, end at the 18th sc, just before the shell pattern. Sc in the 1st and 3rd stitch of the next nine shells, you now have 36 sc total.
*sc in the next 7 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
*sc in the next 6 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
*sc in the next 5 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
*sc in the next 4 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
*sc in the next 3 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
*sc in the next 2 sc, sc 2 tog* 4 times
Sew end of the toe, sew up the seam in the cuff, and weave in all ends.
I've been going crazy lately trying to find a simple sock pattern and FINALLY I found your pattern! I've never tried crocheting socks before, but I can't wait to try this one. I knew I bought that extra yarn today for a reason and tomorrow I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I have started crocheting this Small Shell Socks pattern but I am having trouble with the section called Heal Turn. If there is someone who can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.ReplyDelete
I too am having some trouble understanding the Heel Turn section. Please help.ReplyDelete
I updated the heel turn, so it should be easier to understand.ReplyDelete
Cool -- I've been wanting to try crocheted sox, and this looks like a great pattern to start on. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I have also stopped at the heel turn. It just does not click for me. Please explain so I can continue, because I really like the idea of this crocheted sock. I have self pattern yarn, and so far it looks great. I do not want to stop working on it....helpReplyDelete
I have put up a hand drawn diagram that might help.Delete
About how much yarn did you use for the socks?ReplyDelete
At the time I made the socks, one skein of the Yarn Bee yarn was enough.Delete
Has anyone actually completed a pair of these socks?ReplyDelete
I still cannot get past the heel turn.
I had trouble with the first pair - just keep working on it and follow directions exactly. I didn't the first time and also didn't understand.Delete
Making these socks is addictive. I made my first pair with a little frogging in the process but after that these are wonderful to make. Guess what everyone on my Christmas list is getting ---- you got it - SOCKS! If at first a person has problem with the gusset and heel don't give up. I LOVE this pattern!!!!ReplyDelete
I think the part that is messing me up is in the last row of the heel turn whereDelete
it says sc to the one sc before the end of the row.
Can anyone help?
Ok - let's see if I can assist you - sc across to the last sc (don't crochet it) and then sc that stitch and the stitch on previous row together. This is what will make the heel evidently be a 90 degree angle.Delete
The last comment is correct.Delete
Thank you so much. If I get stuck on anything else, I will be sureDelete
to ask for help again!
What size foot does this pattern fit please?ReplyDelete
About a womens size 8.Delete
Thanks. But phooey - because I wear size 9, and I would not know how to adjust.Delete
I suggest you try the toe up version of this sock, the link is found in the beginning of this post.Delete
Thanks, Julie. Should I use a size E hook in the toe-up pattern .. in order to fit for a size 9 shoe (foot is actually 10" long)?Delete
With a toe up you could try it on as you go along to see how it fits using a e hook.Delete
Okay. Thanks! I have not made any socks yet!!Delete
Is it necessary to chain 1 between rows when working on the leg partReplyDelete
of the sock? Pattern does not say.
no, it is done in continuous rounds.ReplyDelete
Where can i locate hand diagram? Having trouble with gusset & foot part.ReplyDelete
Do you make the shell pattern on both sides of the cuff if so what do you do on the end to get to the other side or do you just work on the one side and it connects laterReplyDelete
The cuff is the top of the sock, you work on one side. You sew up the ends of the cuff together at the end.Delete
Where is the diagram? I have looked all over for it. THanks!ReplyDelete
I've seen the reviews for this pattern and looked over other ones and I have had trouble so I hope this works out:3ReplyDelete
I'm only ten and sometimes I have trouble reading patterns so I just had to look at it and do it again lol. Patience is key :3ReplyDelete
FIRST ONE IS FINISHED \0o0/ReplyDelete