Toes-ty Slippers

Keep your toes and feet toasty warm with this cozy pair of socks. Don’t be intimidated! This pattern is great for your first pair, as they are worked from the cuff down with a simple heel and gusset.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large) to fit foot measurements 6 (8, 10)” long

Gauge: 28 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc in the round

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage 150 (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 492 yards [450 meters]/150 grams): 5701 Trellis, 1 skein

Hook: US size B (2.25 mm)

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Each sock is worked from cuff to toe.

You will work continuously from cuff to heel, gusset, foot, and finish with the toe.

Mark the first stitch of round with a stitch marker.

Special Stitches

Star Stitch
First stitch: Ch 3, insert hook in second chain from hook, yo, pull yarn back through (2 loops on hook).
Insert hook into next ch, yo, pull yarn back through (3 loops on hook).
Insert hook into base st, yo, pull yarn back through (4 loops on hook).
Insert hook into next st, yo, pull yarn back through (5 loops on hook).
Yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook. Ch 1 to complete.

Second stitch to end of Round: Insert hook into the ch sp just created, yo, pull yarn back through (2 loops on hook).
Insert hook into base st, yo, pull yarn back through (3 loops on hook).
Insert hook into next st, yo, pull yarn back through (4 loops on hook).
Insert hook into next st, yo, pull yarn back through (5 loops on hook).
Yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook. Ch 1 to complete.

Pattern

Cuff

Ch 56 (60, 64), sl st to first st to join – 56 (60, 64) sts.

Rnds 2-3: Ch 2, * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st; rep from * around, sl st to the first st to join.

Rnds 4-5: Work Star Stitch around.

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), *dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join.

Rnds 7-15: Rep Rnds 4-6.

Rnds 16-17: Work Star Stitch around.

Heel

Row 1: Working continuously into heel, sc 28 (30, 32).

Rows 2-14 (15, 16): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 28 (30, 32) sts.

Row 15 (6, 17): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 (9, 10) sts, (sc2tog) 6 times, sc in last 8 (9, 10) sts – 22 (24, 26) sts.

Row 16 (17, 18): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 (6, 7) sts, (sc2tog) 6 times, sc in last 5 (6, 7) sts – 16 (18, 20) sts.

Row 17 (18, 19): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 (3, 4) sts, (sc2tog) 6 times, sc in last 2 (3, 4) sts – 10 (12, 14) sts.

Gusset

Rnd 1: Working continuously into gusset, sl st to the opposite side of the last row of heel, leaving the last row of heel unworked. Using the ends of rows as sts, sc next 17 (18, 19), sc next 28 (30, 32), sc 17 (18, 19) – 62 (66, 70) sts.

Rnd 2: Working continuously in the rnd, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 28 (30, 32) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts – 60 (64, 68) sts.

Rnd 3: Sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 26 (28, 30) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts – 58 (62, 64) sts.

Rnd 4: Sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 24 (26, 28) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts – 56 (60, 64) sts.

Rnd 5: Sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 22 (24, 26) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts – 54 (58, 62) sts.

Rnd 6: Sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 (22, 24) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts – 52 (56, 60) sts.

Foot

Note: This section will determine the length of the foot so you can add or subtract rows at this section as needed. Place a stitch marker in Stitch 1 or Round 1 to mark the beginning of this section. Use another marker to mark the beginning of each row to keep count and place.

Rnds 1-38 (42, 46): Working directly into foot, sc in each st around – 52 (56, 60) sts

Toe

Size Small only

Rnd 1: Working directly into toe, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 46 sts.

Rnd 2: Sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 40 sts.

Rnd 3: Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 34 sts.

Rnd 4: Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 28 sts.

Rnd 5: Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, * sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 22 sts. Fasten off.

Size Medium (Large) only

Rnd 1: Working directly into toe, *sc in next 6 (8) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 49 (54) sts.

Rnd 2: *Sc in next 5 (7) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 42 (48) sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 4 (6) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 35 (42) sts.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 (5) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 28 (36) sts.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 (4) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 21 (30) sts. Fasten off.

Size Large only

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 24 sts. Fasten off.

Finishing

Using tapestry needle, sew heel closed.

Last, align toe with heel and sew closed. yarn ball

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