Relaxing Socks

Toe-up socks are so much fun to make— you can try them on while you crochet! The toe, heel and cuff are worked in single crochet and the foot and leg are worked in a two-color vertical stripe pattern that is easy to remember and keeps things interesting, even for the second sock!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished measurements 8½” / [21.5 cm] circumference x 9″ / [23 cm] foot length.

Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet; 4 SR = 4¼” [11 cm]; 6 RR = 3½” [9 cm] in Waves Pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Quince & Co. Owl (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams): Barents Sea (MC), 2 skeins; Amethyst (CC), 1 skein

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch marker; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

ch (chain): Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook (yarn over) and draw it through the loop on the hook to form the first chain. Rep this step as many times as instructed. (The loop on the hook is never included when counting the number of chains)

dc (double crochet): Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook (yarn over) and insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times.

RR: Row repeat

sc (single crochet): Insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

sk: skip

SR: stitch pattern repeat

Special Stitches

Crab Stitch (Crab St): *Insert hook in next st to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook; rep from * in each sc around. Slip st in first st to join.

Pattern

Toe

With MC, ch 9.

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in last ch, rotate to work along the other edge of the foundation chain as follows: sc in first ch, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in last ch – 20 sc.

Do NOT join with sl st at the end of each rnd. If desired, a marker may be placed in the last st and replaced on each rnd to easily identify the last st of the rnd.

Rnd 2: *Sc 1, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 24 sc.

Rnd 3: Work 25 sc around.

Note: the extra st at the end of the rnd keeps the beg of rnd at the edge as the sock lays flat.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 28 sc.

Rnd 5: Work 28 sc around.

Rnd 6: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 32 sc.

Rnd 7: Work 33 sc around.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 36 sc.

Rnd 9: Work 36 sc around.

Rnd 10: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 40 sc.

Rnd 11: Work 41 sc around.

Foot

Begin Wave Pattern

Set-up Rnd 1: Change to CC, sl st in next sc, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *sk 4 sc, work 3 dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk 4 sc, work 2 dc in the same sc used for the first sl st of this rnd, change to MC, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join – 8 SR.

Note: Below the ch-1 sps from Set-up Rnd 1 are 4 sc from the last rnd of sc of the toe, each set of 3 dc in this rnd is worked in the second sc of those 4-skipped sc.

Set-up Rnd 2: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in second sc below the ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in second sc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Note: The beg of Rnd 1 starts by working in sts below ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st.

Rnd 1: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Note: The beg of Rnd 2 starts by working in the sts below the ch-1 sp to the left of the joining sl st.

Rnd 2: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Rep Rnds 1-2 until sock meas 7″ / [18 cm] from tip of toe or about 2″ / [5 cm] shorter than total length of foot, ending after Rnd 1.

Heel

Set-up Rnd: With MC, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in second dc below the next ch-1 sp (the sc, ch-2 counts as 1 dc), (ch 1, work 3 dc in second dc below the next ch-1 sp) 3 times, *sc in each of next 3 dc, work 2 sc in second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each of next 3 dc, sl st in the top of the first ch-2 to join – 12 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, 23 sc.

Note: While working the following, keep CC attached, but make sure the strand of yarn is over the striped shell pattern to the right of the join when joining the chained sts.

Ch 19, sk 3 ch-1 sps, sc in next sc to join, pm for end of rnd.

Dec Rnd 1: Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sk sl st, work 1 sc in each of the next 19 ch, sc in next st – 40 sc.

Next Rnd: Work 41 sc around (Note: the extra st at the end of the round keeps the beg of rnd at the edge as the sock lays flat.)

Dec Rnd 2: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 36 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more, sc in next st, pm for end of rnd (Note: Rnd shifts 1 st to the left.) – 32 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 4: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more – 28 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 5: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more, sc in next st, pm for end of rnd (Rnd shifts 1 st to the left) – 24 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 6: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more – 20 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 7: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more, sc in next st, pm for end of rnd (Rnd shifts 1 st to the left) – 16 sc rem.

Dec Rnd 8: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * once more – 12 sc rem.

Sl st in next sc and fasten off. Break yarn leaving about 12″ / [30.5 cm] tail.

Turn heel inside out and fold the rem 12 sts in half. Thread tail onto tapestry needle and use it to whipstitch the two sides together closed. Weave in tail and turn heel right-side out.

Leg

With CC, sl st in the last ch st to the right of where the CC yarn is still attached.

Set-Up Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), (work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, sk 3 dc, (work 3 dc in the next ch, ch 1, sk 4 ch) 3 times, work 2 more dc in the same ch as the first sl st, rejoin MC, sl st in second ch of beg ch-3 to join – 8 SR.

Set-Up Rnd 2: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second st below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Rep Rnds 1-2 from Foot until leg meas about 5″ / [12.5 cm] from end of heel, ending after Rnd 1. Break CC. Cont working with MC only.

Cuff

Set-up Rnd: With MC, *work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sc in the next 3 dc; rep from * around – 40 sc.

Next 2 Rnds: Work 40 sc around.

Next Rnd: Work 41 sc around.

Next Rnd: Work 40 sc around, sl st in next sc.

Edging

Ch 1, work in Crab St around.

Fasten off.

Make a second sock the same as the first.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements. yarn ball

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