Monday, October 13, 2008

New Shelled Sock Pattern

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Edited April 10, 2011


I was in the mood to make crocheted socks. I was going to make these cabled socks:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/1084574/Cabled-Socks

I got the toes done and started to work the cables and did not like how it was working out, so I decided to go with a shelled pattern I created:


Materials: finger weight sock yarn
Size B hook.

Toe

Chain 8


Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in the next 5 chain, 3 sc in the last chain, working on the opposite side of the foundation, sc in the free loop on the next 5 chain, (16 sc)

Round 2: working in continuous rounds, sc in next sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in the next 7 sc, (20 sc)

Rounds 3-9: work 2 sc increase at each side of the foot, work sc across toes (24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, sc)


Start shell pattern:


Row 1: sc in next stitch (mark this stitch), skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next stitch (shell made) *skip 2 sc, sc in next stitch, skip 2 sc, shell in next stitch* around (Eight shells)

Row 2: sc in the marked stitch (mark stitch) and in each stitch around

Row 3: shell in marked sc, mark the first dc in the shell, *skip 2 sc, sc in the next sc, skip 2 sc, shell in next sc * around, end with skip 2 sc and sc in next stitch

Row 4: sc in the marked stitch (mark stitch) and in each stitch around

Row 5: sc in the marked stitch and the next 2 sc (now mark the 3rd sc) *skip 2 sc, shell in the next stitch, skip 2 sc, sc in the next stitch* around, end with skip 2 sc and shell in the next stitch

Repeat rounds 2 - 5 until desire foot length, ending with row 4. About 6 inches.

Heel

Sc until you are lined up at the end of the sock and lined up with the last dc in a shell.

Ch 1, turn

Sc in the next 24 stitches, ch 1, turn---Note: The 24th stitch will end at the first (or last from the right direction) stitch of a shell, this shell will be part of the 4 other un-worked shells for the top of the foot.

sc along the 24 sc, ch 1, turn
Continue this row until 10 rows are completed

Heel turn
Sc in the next 12 sc, sc 2 tog, sc, ch1, turn
Sc in the next 2, sc 2 tog, sc, ch1, turn
Sc in the next 3, sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, sc, ch1, turn
Sc in the next 4, sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, sc, ch1, turn
Continue in this manner until all stitches are worked.
The last two rows are going to end with sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, ch1, turn. There will be 12 sc total

Work 12 sc along side of heel flap, place marker in the 12th stitch.
continue established pattern on top of the foot.
Work 12 sc along side of heel flap, place marker in the 1st stitch.


*Sc until one stitch before marker, sc 2 tog, mark this stitch, continue pattern along top of foot, sc 2 tog the marked stitch and the next stitch, mark this stitch* repeat until the six rounds of decreases are done and you have 24 sc’s on the back of the foot. It is time to add the shell pattern back on these stitches and work the cuff

Sc until just before pattern starts on top of the foot, sc and mark this stitch, work one round of sc,

Cuff

Skip marked and next sc and worked the shell pattern starting with row 1.

Repeat the the 2-5 row shell pattern for the desired cuff length, en on a sc row, slip stitch in next stitch and finish off.


11 comments:

  1. Hello.
    The sock is growing while making shell pattern. Could you please tell me what am I doing wrong? Row 1 - 5 is growing stiches all the time. At the beginning it is 8 shells, after 3 rows it is 9 shells already. I was trying to count 48 sc all the time, bet still it does not working for me :(

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    1. To to honest, I am not sure where the mistake could be made. My guess could be in row 5, as you are moving to a new marked stitch. It has been a while since I looked at this pattern, give me a day to get a good look at this again.

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  2. just wondering if you have any detailed pictures of the socks, I am not getting something right on the heel and would likely be able to figure it out if I could see some more pictures. Thanks

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    1. I really don't have detailed. Here is a blog post with a different view of the socks:
      http://www.treasuresmadefromyarn.com/2011/04/shelled-socks-finished.html

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  3. I am confused about Round 2 of the shell pattern where it says to sc in each sc around. Most of the stitches in the previous row are double crochet. Are you supposed to do sc in each of those?

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    1. Thanks for pointing out my error, you sc in every stitch of the previous round.

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  4. Please help me I can't get the heel part right at all

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  5. Heel turn
    Sc in the next 12 sc, sc 2 tog, sc, ch1, turn
    Sc in the next 2, sc 2 tog, sc, ch1, turn
    Sc in the next 3, sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, sc, ch1, turn

    Sc in the next 4, sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, sc, ch1, turn
    Continue in this manner until all stitches are worked.
    The last two rows are going to end with sc 2 tog next sc and sc on the row below, ch1, turn. There will be 12 sc total. Where do you do now and where I need a step by step on this heel please

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    1. This might help, check out this pattern, there is a picture that might help:
      http://www.treasuresmadefromyarn.com/2008/04/small-shell-socks.html
      You could use row 3 of the heal turn of this pattern after the first two rows of this pattern is done.
      Hope this helps.

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