This easy to construct toe is perfect for the first time sock crocheter. It fits well, is worked much like a crochet hat, and you can totally customize it!
Welcome to our January CAL for the Le Becque Socks. This design was created by Rohn Strong.
Rohn Strong can't remember a time when he wasn't doing something crafty. He's been crocheting for over 20 years and designing for more than five. In that time he has written multiple books, designed over 250 patterns, and taught online and around the country. In his spare time, Rohn loves to delve into all of his crafty pursuits whether it be knitting, quilting, or weaving.
1 Skein Tilting Planet Apollo Sock (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon, 437 yds) in Mochi
1 - 3.25mm Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook
8.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12)in. Foot Circumference
10 (10, 10, 10, 11)in. Foot Length
Finished Measurements (for all sizes)
8 (9, 10, 11, 11.5)in Foot Circumference
9.75 (9.75, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5)in Foot Length
7 rnds = 5cm/2” in Hdc stitch pattern
11 sts = 5cm/2” in Hdc stitch pattern
Sock body is worked in Joined Rounds.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to first sc. Ch 1, do not turn. Continue working in Joined Rnds, as established, throughout.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: 2sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4: *2sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc; rep from * around. (28 sc)
Rnd 5 and all further odd rounds: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 6: *2sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 6 sc; rep from * around. (32 sc)
Continue in this manner working 1 extra sc between each increase (4 total inc’s every other round) until you reach a total of 44 (48, 56, 60, 68 sts), ending after working an odd row.
If needed, continue working rounds in single crochet until toe measures 2-2.5 inches. Try on at this point to ensure a tight fit. If the toe seems loose, you may need to go down one size.
The foot is made in an all-over lace stitch is easy to stitch and works up twice as fast as normal!
Note: Continue working in joined rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, sk first sc, *2hdc in next sc, sk next sc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg ch-2, ch 2.
Rnd 2: Sk first hdc, *2hdc in next hdc, sk next hdc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg ch-2, ch 2.
Rep Rnd 2 until foot is desired length minus 2 inches.
The heel will be worked in short rows. This means you’ll be working one less single crochet each row until just 11 sts rem, or about 2” of stitches. You’ll then begin working back and forth, ‘picking up’ one of those unworked stitches each remaining row until all stitches have been worked.
After all stitches have been ‘picked up’ you’ll end with the same number of stitches you began the heel with. However, if a stitch or two gets lost (they sometimes do) don’t stress out, simply add that stitch when you begin working the remaining rows/rounds.
Note: Beg working in Rows.
Row 1: Sc in each of the next 22 (25, 28, 31, 34) sts, ch 1, turn, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Sc in each of the next 21 (24, 27, 30, 33) sts, ch 1, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Row 3: Sc in each of the next 20 (23, 26, 29, 33) sts, ch 1, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Continue working in this manner until 11 sts rem.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, sc in next unworked sc on row below, sl st in next row end below, turn.
Continue as established until all sts have been worked. If needed, work one additional row, ensure you begin with the RS facing. We’ll need the right side to face us in order to properly work the rows left in the leg.
Let's revisit the same pattern we used on the foot, and add a little ribbing to finish the sock off easily!
Note: Double check your stitch count to ensure you have a total of 44 (48, 56, 60, 68 sts).
Rnd 1: Ch 2, sk first sc (same st as join), *2hdc in next sc, sk next sc; rep from * around to last sc, sk last sc, join with a sl st to beg ch-2, ch 2.
Rnd 2: Sk first hdc, *2hdc in next hdc, sk next hdc; rep from * around to last hdc, sk last hdc, join with a sl st to beg ch-2, ch 2.
Rep Rnd 2 a further 17 times or desired leg length.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, *Fpdc , hdc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg ch-2.
Rep Rnd 1 until sock is desired length. Sample shows 2 repeats, for three complete cuff rounds.
Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.
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