- ch (chain stitch)
- sl st (slip stitch)
- hdc (half double crochet)
- rsc (reversed single crochet, or crab stitch)
- hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 together)
- st (stitch/stitches)
This is what you’ll need:
- 2 colors of light (DK) weight yarn
- crochet hook 6mm
- Yarn needle
- Every round starts with ch2, which counts as the first hdc
- Close every round with a sl st
- When starting a new color, attach yarn with a sl st and than start with ch2 just like every other round
1: Start with a magic ring, 6hdc in the ring (6)
2: 2hdc in each st (12)
3: Repeat 6 times * 2hdc in the next st, 1hdc in the next st * (18)
4: Repeat 6 times * 2hdc in the next st, 1hdc in the next 2 st * (24)
5: Repeat 6 times * 2hdc in the next st, 1hdc in the next 3 st * (30)
6 – 7: 1hdc in each st around (30)
8 – 19: 1hdc in each st around (30)
You can add or leave out as many rounds as you want to create the best size for you. My yarn stretches quite a bit, so my socks fit most adult people.
20: Now we’re going to create a hole for the heel; 1hdc in the next 20 st, ch10 (if you’re ankles are a bit bigger than most people, just add a couple more ch) and skip 10 st (30)
21 – 45: 1hdc in each st around (30)
The socks in the featured image at the top of this page are a bit shorter. I did those in 19 rows instead of 25 like these grey once.
46 – 47: 1hdc in each st around (30)
48: rsc in each st around.
We’re going to finish our work with the heel in color B
1: 1hdc 26 times, evenly spread across the heel opening (26)
2: * 1hdc in the next 11 st, hdc2tog * repeat twice (24)
3: * 1hdc in the next 10 st, hdc2tog * repeat twice (22)
4: 1hdc, * 1hdc in the next st, hdc2tog * repeat till end (15)
5: 1hdc, * hdc2tog * repeat till end of row (8)
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing. What I do is I use a yarn or darning needle and I go through every back loop one by one and then I pull it tight to close the gap. Then I make a knot and use the needle to weave in the end.
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