A pair of diamonds
Simply Crochet|Issue 113
Hardworking feet deserve a treat, so lavish love on them with a premier pair of socks by Lucy Croft
Lucy Croft

YOU WILL NEED

  • Irish Artisan Yarn Merino Bamboo Silk 4ply (65% super wash Merino, 20% bamboo, 15% silk, 100g/350m) 1 skein of Cork (see Notes)

  • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

  • Stitch markers

TENSION

23 sts and 16 rounds to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over foot pattern using a 3mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension

MEASUREMENTS

To fit UK shoe sizes 4-7

ABBREVIATIONS

Exdc (extended dc) Insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and pull through 1 loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops

Picot Ch3, ss in third ch from hook

Ftr (foundation treble) *Yrh insert hook in base of previous st, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through one loop on hook (loop will sit at base of st), yrh and pull through 2 loops on hook; rep from * indicated

Oh-so soft socks are a dream to wear, and these beauties are pretty enough to go on show with cropped trousers or dresses. They’d be a brilliantly practical gift to say thank you to someone for their hard graft.

NOTES

Socks are worked from the Toe up. A space is left for the Heel, which is worked in at the end. Toe and Heel are worked in the amigurumi style. Work stitches in a continuous spiral without closing each round with an ss. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first of the round, moving it up as you work. Yarn is dyed in small batches and the colours available may vary.

SOCKS

TOE Ch11.

Round 1 (RS) Dc in the second ch from hook and next 8 ch, 3dc in the last ch, turn to work in the opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 8 ch, 2dc in final ch. [22 sts]

Round 2 (2dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice. [26 sts]

Round 3 (2dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice. [30 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice. [34 sts]

Round 5 (2dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice. [38 sts]

Round 6 (2dc in next st, dc in next 16 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice. [42 sts]

Rounds 7-12 Dc in each st around.

Flatten Toe and dc in each st across to side. The next round will start at this point.

Do not fasten off.

Socks are worked from the toe up, and the leg section is hooked in a lacy stitch pattern

A key design feature is a stripe of diamonds, worked from strategically placed eyelet holes

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