Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Toe Up Small Shell Sock Pattern


So here is another version of the Small Shelled sock pattern. As mentioned in a previous post, using a size E hook got me a sock that was a little big. I went down to a size C and got better results.






So, here is my pattern:

So here is my pattern:

Ch 4, join to form ring, 9 sc in the ring
Working in continuous rounds:
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc, 18 sc total
Round 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc* repeat around, 27 sc total
Round 3: sc in each sc around
Round 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in the next 2 sc* repeat around, 36 sc total
Round 5: sc in each sc around
Round 6: *3 sc in next sc (shell made), skip next sc,* repeat around, 18 shells total
Round 7: Shell in center sc shell from previous round. repeat around.
Continue row 7 until about 1 ½ inches from desired foot length. I did 30 shell rows for my sock.

Short row heel:
Ch 1, turn
sc in next 25, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 23, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 21, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 19, ch1 turn
sc in the next 17, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 15, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 13, ch 1 turn
sc in the next 11, ch1 turn

sc in the next 10 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 12 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 14 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 16 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 18 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 20 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 22 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc, ch 1 turn.

sc in the next 24 sc, insert hook in next sc and draw up a loop, insert hook in side of row and draw another loop, YO and draw though all three loops, sc in then next 2 sc.

Continue on with the leg:

9 shell in the 9 shell along the top of the foot, evenly space 9 shell along the heel(shell in next sc on heel, skip 2 sc). 18 shells total

Repeat as in round 7 of foot until desired leg legth


Ribbed cuff:
Slip stitch with the first sc of the next shell,
ch 3, Dc in first and last sc of the 18 shells, join at top
Do 4 rows (or more if desired) of alternating Front and back post dc’s, finish off.


12 comments:

  1. It is sock weight,or a fingering weight could be used.

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  2. Very cute, thanks for sharing!
    machelle

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  3. Hi Julie! What size socks are they? I have a rather large foot. I also have problems with crocheting socks, which I hate because I want to make my own socks. But I will keep trying different patterns until I can make my own. :o)

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  4. I usually make socks based on my foot size, a women's 8. Size can be varied on yarn used and hook size

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this. I've been afraid of crocheting socks due to bulkiness, but this is so cute, I just may have to give it a go anyway. Great job!

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  6. I don't get it.....something went wrong. Did I miss something? I used sock weight yarn and a size C hook. I got as far as working 15 rows (of the 30 you said you did) and my piece doesn't even cover my toes. This is such a cute pattern I really want to figure out what happened. Please help!!

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  7. Is it 15 rows from the beginning? I did 30 rows after the toe was done. You may also have to adjust the hook size. I would not get too worried about how many rows it takes to get to the heel. Is it too narrow?

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  8. I am confused about the round 7 directions. I have not used shells before, which is the shell in center? Do I sc through the little hole that the shell leaves underneath? or is this the middle stitch of the shell (since its 3 stitches- stitch two?)

    Can someone help me with this?

    Round 7: Shell in center sc shell from previous round. repeat around.

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    1. Rachel, the latter is right. The shell is 3 sc, you will place 3 sc into the middle sc of the previous shell. Essentially, when you're working your round it will be *3 sc in next sc, skip two sc* Hope this helps.

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  9. Hi, Julie ~ On the toe-up version, did you use actual sock weight or fingering (#1 superfine or #2 fine)? Or did you use Yarn Bee baby yarn like you used in your original earlier top-down version? (Which is actually #3 sport / baby weight, and would obviously work up larger even with a C hook.) I'm having sizing issues also, but I love, love this smooth-textured pattern. Thanks for your help!

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  10. Sock weight yarn went into making these socks.

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