Blue­berry Patch Socks

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FIN­ISHED SIZES IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large and X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Height from heel to cuff: 71/2 inches Foot cir­cum­fer­ence: 71/2 inches (small) [81/4 inches (medium), 101/4 inches (large), 111/4 inches ( X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Splash DK light ( DK) weight acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 320 yds/ 100g per skein): 1 [ 1, 2, 2] skein( s) # 872

water­ways • Sizes E/ 4/ 3.5mm and F/ 5/ 3.75mm cro­chet hooks or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size 6/ 0 seed beads in

co­or­di­nat­ing color: 160 [ 180, 220, 240] • Tapestry nee­dle • Bead­ing nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

With E hook in Foot Pat­tern: 7 (ext sc, ch 1, ext sc) = 31/4 inches; 6 rnds = 11/2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

For match­ing socks, be sure to start each sock with the same color se­quence. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated. When work­ing in front of dou­ble cro­chet just made, hold the work­ing yarn be­hind both stitches in or­der to form the crossed dou­ble cro­chet.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Ex­tended sin­gle cro­chet (ext sc): In­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through 2 lps on hook. Beaded chain stitch (Bch): Slide bead up to hook, chain 1 around bead. Ex­tended sin­gle cro­chet de­crease (ext sc dec): Draw up lp in first in­di­cated st, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook, draw up lp in next st, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook, yo, draw through 3 lps on hook.

SOCK

Make 2.

Toe

Foun­da­tion row: With size E hook, ch 7 [9, 11, 11], work­ing in back lps of ch (see il­lus­tra­tion), sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 [8, 10, 10] sl sts) Note: Place mark­ers in first and last st to mark side edges of Toe. Move marker place­ment as needed each rnd to keep incs at sides so as not to bias, en­sur­ing an equal num­ber of sts be­tween mark­ers. Rnd 1: Work­ing into top lps on other side of foun­da­tion ch, * ext sc (see Spe­cial Stitches) in each st to 1 st be­fore marker, 2 ext sc in next st, ext sc in marked st, 2 ext sc in next st*, work­ing into sl sts, rep be­tween *, place marker for new beg of rnd. (16 [20, 24, 24] ext sc)

Rnd 2: Ext sc in each st around.

Rnd 3: *Ext sc in each st to 1 st be­fore edge marker, 2 ext sc in next st, 1 ext sc in marked st, 2 ext sc in next st, rep from * once, ext sc in each rem st around. (20 [24, 28, 28] ext sc)

Rnds 4–7 [4–7, 4– 9, 4–11]: Rep rnds 2 and 3 al­ter­nately. (28 [32, 40, 44] ext sc)

Rnd(s) 8 [8, 10, 12]: Rep rnd 3. (32 [36, 44, 48] ext sc) Ext sc in each st across to cen­ter of foot sec­tion for new beg of rnd, join in next st, turn. Re­move side edge mark­ers.

Foot

Note: Sock Foot is worked on WS. Do not join or turn work.

Rnd 1 ( WS): (Ext sc, ch 1) in first st, ext sc in next st, *(ext sc, ch 1) in next st, ext sc in next st, rep from * around. (32 [36, 44, 48] ext sc, 16 [18, 22, 24] ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2: *(Ext sc, ch 1, ext sc) in next ext sc, sk next ch-1 sp and ext sc, rep from * around.

Rep last rnd un­til foot mea­sures 21/2 [23/4, 3, 3] inches from de­sired length.

Heel Open­ing

Rnd 1: Fold sock with Toe flat, *(ext sc, ch 1, ext sc) in next ext sc, sk next ch-1 sp and ext

Step into com­fort with these thick blue­berry socks.

sc, rep from * to side edge, ch 16 [18, 22, 24] loosely (heel), sk next 8 [9, 11, 12] (ext sc, ch-1, ext sc) groups, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern around. (16 [18, 22, 24] ext sc, 8 [9, 11, 12] ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2: Work in es­tab­lished pat­tern around to heel ch, (ext sc, ch 1) in first ch, ext sc in next ch, *(ext sc, ch 1) in next ch, ext sc in next ch, rep from * across heel ch, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern around. (32 [36, 44, 48] ext sc, 16 [18, 22, 24] ch-1 sps) Rnds 3 & 4: *(Ext sc, ch 1, ext sc) in next ext sc, sk next ch-1 and ext sc, rep from * around. At end of last rnd, join in first st, fas­ten off, turn.

Leg

Note: Thread beads onto yarn. At end of each rnd, push beads to front of work.

Rnd 1 (RS): With size F hook, join yarn at left side edge of an­kle, ch 1, *sk next ext sc, dc in next ext sc, work­ing in front of dc just made (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in sk ext sc, rep from * around. (32 [36, 44, 48] dc)

Rnd 2: * Sk next dc, dc in next st, Bch (see Spe­cial Stitches), work­ing in front of dc just made, dc in sk dc, sk next dc, dc in next dc, work­ing in front of dc just made, dc in sk dc, rep from * around.

Rnd 3: * Sk next dc, dc in next st, work­ing in front of dc just made, dc in sk dc, sk next dc, dc in next dc, Bch, work­ing in front of dc just made, dc in sk dc, rep from * around.

Rnds 4–9: [Rep last 2 rnds al­ter­nately] 3 times.

Rnd 10: *Sk next dc, dc in next st, work­ing in front of dc just made, dc in sk st, rep from * around.

Cuff

Rnds 1 & 2: Ext sc in next st, fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around next st, rep from * around. At end of last rnd, turn.

Rnd 3 ( WS): * Sc in next st, (ch 1, Bch, ch 1, sc) in next st, rep from * around, fas­ten off.

Afterthought Heel

Fold Sock flat. Place marker at each side edge of Heel open­ing. Move marker place­ment as needed each rnd to keep decs at sides so as not to bias, en­sur­ing an equal num­ber of sts be­tween mark­ers.

Rnd 1: With size E hook, join yarn at cen­ter back of Heel open­ing, evenly sp 36 [40, 46, 50] sc around Heel open­ing with 18 [20, 23, 25] sts on each side of open­ing. (36 [40, 46, 50] sc)

Rnd 2: *Ext sc in each st around to 2 sts be­fore marker, ext sc dec (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 2 sts, ext sc in marked st, ext sc dec in

next 2 sts, rep from * once, ext sc in each rem st around. ext sc)

Rnds 3 & 4 [3 & 4, 3– 5, 3– 6]: Rep rnd 2. Rnd 5 [5, 6, 7]: Ext sc in each st around.

Rnds 6– 9 [6– 9, 7–10, 8–11]: Rep last 2 rnds al­ter­nately. 22, 22] ext sc) Fas­ten off, sew Heel us­ing in­vis­i­ble seam method.

FIN­ISH­ING

Lightly block, round­ing Heel and Toe sec­tions.

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