Corded Ridge Socks
Move stitch markers up with each round to mark side edges of Toe and side edges of Heel. Ensure that there are an equal number of stitches between markers so as not to bias. Toe, Foot and Heel are worked in unjoined rounds. Do not join rounds and do not chain 1 at beginning of rounds unless otherwise stated. To measure the total length of your foot, measure from the back of your heel to the tip of your longest toe. Chain-1 and chain-2 at beginning of round do not count as first stitch unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Linked double crochet (ldc): Insert hook from top to bottom in the horizontal bar on the last st made, yo and pull up a lp, insert hook into the next st, yo and pull up a lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] twice. Single crochet join (sc join): With slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps. First foundation double crochet (first foundation dc): Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook (see illustration A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch-1 completed), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see illustrations C–E—dc completed). Next foundation double crochet (next foundation dc): *Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see illustration A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch-1 completed), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see illustrations C–E—dc completed), rep from * as indicated in instructions.
SOCK Make 2. TOE
Foundation Rnd: Ch 10 [11, 12], working in back bar of ch (see illustration), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, rotate work, sc in both unworked lps of each ch across. (18 [20, 22] sc)
Rnd 1: *Sc in next sc, place
marker (see Pattern Notes) in last sc made, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 [7, 8] sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * once, sc in marked sc. (22 [24, 26] sc)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc to 1 st before side marker, 2 sc in next sc, sc in marked sc, rep from * once. (26 [28, 30] sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around. Rep rnds 2 and 3 until 42 [48, 54] sts rem. At end of last rnd, sl st in first sc of rnd. Remove markers.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (see Pattern Notes) and dc in first st, ldc (see Special Stitches) in next st and each st around. (42 [48, 54] ldc)
Rnd 2: Ldc in each st around. Rep last rnd until foot measures approximately 21/2 inches less than desired foot length.
Fold sock so toe is flat. Work in established pattern to side edge.
Rnd 1: Ldc in next 21 [24, 27] sts, place marker in first st made, leaving rem sts on Foot unworked (heel opening made), first foundation dc (see Special Stitches), 20 [23, 26] next foundation dc (see Special Stitches), dc in marked st. (42 [48, 54] sts) Rnds 2–4: Ldc in each st around. After last rnd, join (see Pattern Notes) in next st.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around, join in first dc. (42 [48, 54] dc) Rnd 2: Ch 1, reverse sc (see Stitch Guide) in front lp only (see Stitch Guide) of each st around, join in beg ch-1. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st in unworked back lp (see Stitch Guide) of first dc 2 rnds below, ch 2 and dc in same st, dc in back lp only of each dc around, join in first dc. Rnds 4–21: Rep rnds 2 and 3. Rnd 22: Ch 1, reverse sc in both lps of each st around, join in beg ch-1, fasten off.
Rnd 1: Sc join (see Special
Stitches) at side edge of Heel Opening, working in unworked sts on Foot and in opposite side of foundation dc sts, evenly work 46 [52, 58] sc around. Place marker in first sc and in sc on opposite side of Heel. (46 [52, 58] sc) Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around. Rnds 3 & 4: *Sc in marked sc,
sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, sc in each sc to 2 sts before marked st, sc dec in next 2 sts, rep from * once. (38 [44, 50] sts) Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around. Rnds 6–14: [Rep rnds 3–5] 3 times. (14 [20, 26] sts) Fasten off, sew Heel using invisible seam method (see illustration).
First Foundation Double Crochet Next Foundation Double Crochet
Back Bar of Chain
You’ll enjoy crocheting these fun socks with splashes of bright color as much as you will love wearing them! Linked double crochet stitches create a soft, wearable texture while the corded ridge pattern adds a unique design element.