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.