Saturday, 9 January 2016

Too hot for socks

Funkilicious Yoga Sock Pattern

Why do you need a crocheted yoga sock? Um... because you just do!!! That's why. They look really cute and can be made in many fabulous and exciting colours, plus they become part of the yoga ritual. So for those hooking addicts looking for something to pimp your feet during your yoga or tai chi, this is for you! Or you know, just make them to wear around the house. I will be; they're the perfect Darwin sock.

To fit my size 8-9 size foot.
 For a smaller or larger foot size, go up or down a hook size. They do stretch a bit so play around and see what you like. These would probably fit a smaller sized foot without being too loose, or you can drop down to a 5mm hook. For larger sizes though use a 6mm, and you may want to add an extra shell row at round 3, and a couple of extra sc rows to round 6.

5.5 hook and 8ply yarn
I am using Bendigo Woollen Mills 'Bloom' in the colourway 'Rainbow'

sl st - slip stitch
hdc - half double crochet
fhdc - foundation half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
ch - chain
sk - skip

Note: Beginning chain 2 counts as a st unless otherwise stated

Row One: Fhdc (foundation half double crochet) 30 OR make a chain and simply hdc across to begin.
Click here for a video on how to do the foundation half double crochet
Row Two: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st as chaining *Skip 2 sts, sc in next, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next * Repeat until you final 5 sts remaining, sk 2, sc in next, sk 1, 3 dc in last st (this will be the top of the very first stitch) (4 shells and two half shells. 31 sts)
Your piece after row two
Row Three: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same stitch as chaining. *Skip 2, 5 dc in next st (this will be into the sc from previous row), skip 2, sc in next * Repeat across row until you reach the final 6 sts. Sk 2, 5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in top of beginning ch 2.
(5 shells, 31 sts)
Working row three 
Repeats rows two and three two more times for a total of six shell rows.
Six rows of shells plus initial row of hdc
Fold the piece right sides facing, and do 10 sl sts down the side to close. Then ch 2, hdc in next st and in each stitch around (the work will remain inside out from here until final trim is added at the end) Join to top of ch 2. (31 sts)

Ch 2, turn. Hdc in following 19 sts leaving the remaining sts unworked.

Ch 2, turn. Hdc across (19 sts)

Ch 2, turn. Hdc 19, ch 12 and being very careful not to twist the chain sl st to join to other side. Sc in same st as joining, and in each st around. Do not join, but instead place st marker and continue to work in rounds. (31 sts)
After joining ch 12
Round Two-Six: sc in each st around to marker. (31 sts)

Round Seven: Hdc around (31 sts) Sl st to next st to join and finish off. Turn sock right way out.

Final Row: Attach yarn to same space you just sl stitched to finish on previous row. Ch 1 (does not count as st) Sc in same space, sk 2, *5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in next, sk 2* around (5 shells) Sl st to join to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. Place your funkilicious yoga socks on your dancing feet and STRUT!

This pattern is now listed at All Free Crochet! 

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