Colorful Crochet Socks WR1783

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Designed by Kathy Wesley.

Skill Level: EASY

RED HEART® "Heart & Sole™" with Aloe": 3 skeins 3965 Razzle Dazzle.

Crochet Hook: 3.5mm [US E-4].
Split lock stitch markers, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 2"; 16 rows = 2" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are to fit Woman's shoe size 6 to 8; changes for Woman's shoe size 8½ to 10 are in parentheses.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:
Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook.

NOTE: In order to have matching socks, start each one at the same point in the color sequence of the yarn.

CUFF (Worked vertically in rows): Starting at center back, ch 31.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn—30 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 5-50 (58): Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Row 51 (59): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across; DO NOT TURN.

ANKLE-Rnd 1: Ch 1, working across row ends of cuff, work 48 (56) sc across; join with a slip st in first sc—48 (56) sc. Mark beginning/end of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnds 2-7: Sc in each sc around.
Row 8: Sc in next 12 (14) sc; TURN leaving remaining sc unworked.

HEEL FLAP-Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sc across next 24 (28) sc for heel flap, removing marker; TURN leaving remaining 24 (28) sc unworked for instep.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 24 (28) sc; turn.
Rows 3-15 (17): Repeat Row 2, ending by working a wrong side row; turn.

HEEL TURNING-Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first 15 (17) sc; TURN, leaving remaining 9 (11) sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc; TURN, leaving remaining 9 (11) sc unworked.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc on Row 15 (17); turn leaving remaining 7 (9) sc unworked—7 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc on Row 15 (17); turn leaving remaining 7 (9) sc unworked—8 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 7 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn leaving remaining 5 (7) sc unworked—9 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining 5 (7) sc unworked—10 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining 3 (5) sc unworked—11 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining 3 (5) sc unworked—12 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining 1 (3) sc unworked—13 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17), sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining 1 (3) sc unworked—14 sc.
Larger Size Only-Row 11: Ch 1, sc in next 13 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 17, sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining sc unworked—15 sc.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in next 14 sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 17, sc in next sc; turn, leaving remaining sc unworked—16 sc.
Both Sizes-Row 11 (13): Ch 1, sc in next 13 (15) sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17); turn—14 (16) sc.
Row 12 (14): Ch 1, sc in next 13 (15) sc, dec over next sc and next sc on Row 15 (17)—14 (16) sc. Fasten off.

GUSSET AND FOOT: With right side of heel facing you, join with an sc in 8 (9)th sc of Row 12 (14).
Rnd 1: Sc in next 6 (7) sc, working along side of heel flap in ends of rows, work 12 (14) sc evenly spaced to last row of heel flap, dec over next row and first st of instep (mark last st for gusset), sc in next 22 (26) instep sc, dec over next sc and edge of first row of flap (mark last st for gusset), working along side of heel flap in ends of rows, work 12 (14) sc evenly spaced along side of heel flap, sc in remaining 7 (8) sts of Row 14 of heel; join with a slip st in first sc and mark this sc for beginning of rnd—62 (72) sts.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc to sc before first gusset marker, dec over next sc and marked sc (re-mark this st), sc in each sc to next marked st, dec over marked sc and next sc (re­mark this st), sc in each sc to end of rnd—60 (70) sc.
Rnds 3-8: Repeat Rnd 2—48 (58) sc. Remove gusset markers when working next rnd.
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around.
Repeat Rnd 9 until 2½" less than desired length from beginning of heel.

TOE SHAPING: Fold sock flat having heel centered in bottom of foot. Mark one sc on each side of foot There should be 23 (28) sc between each marker; sc to 12th (14th) sc from right marker on bottom of foot and mark for beginning of rnd with double markers.
Rnd 1 : * Sc in each sc to 2 sc before marked side sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc (move marker up to sc just made), dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * once; sc to end of rnd—44 (54) sc.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2—36 (46) sc.
Rnd 7: * Sc in each sc to 2 sc before marked side sc, dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc (mark sc just made), dec over next 2 sc; repeat from * once; sc to end of rnd—32 (42) sc.
Rnds 8-12 (14): Repeat Rnd 7—12 (14) sc. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.

FINISHING: Turn sock to wrong side and sew toe seam. Sew back cuff seam and weave in all ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dec = decrease; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st (s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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