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Fishbone Crochet Ankle Socks: Free Crochet Pattern

I am so thrilled to have ACCROchet as a guest designer here on my blog sharing her Fishbone Crochet Ankle Socks pattern.

About the Designer

Julie Desjardins is a bilingual French Canadian crochet designer who lives on Montreal’s North Shore with her family. Her aim is to foster communities that value and recognize the artist’s talent, time, and tools, and that want to surround themselves in those same luxurious elements.

You can find all of Julie’s designs on:

Website: www.accrochet.com

Main pattern shop: www.ravelry.com/designers/accrochet

Newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/61e0a82c6758a3ddd643f1d7  

Facebook page: https://facebook.com/accrochet 

Instagram: @julie_accrochet

Now I’ll hand it over to Julie who is going to share all about her amazing crochet socks!

Why you should make crochet socks:

I’ve been a crochet sock pattern designer for years now, but it always surprises crocheters and knitters to find out that crochet socks are not only something we can make, but also something we can comfortably wear in shoes!

I’m on a mission to get as many crocheters as possible to make and wear crochet socks. 

They’re comfy, cute, and SUPER QUICK to make.

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Difficulty   

Intermediate

Yarn

Scheepjes Metropolis, colour 025 (Nice)

75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon 

50 g (219 yds/200 m)

Two skeins to work both socks in sections and avoid SSS (Second Sock Syndrome).

Tools and notions

3.5 mm crochet hook (or size needed to meet gauge)

Yarn needle; stitch markers (2, in different colours).

Gauge 

Toe gauge: 11 sc = 2’’ (5 cm)

After Round 5 of Toe, measure stitch gauge. Adjust hook accordingly.

Foot gauge: 15 sc x 10 rounds = 2’’ (5 cm)

After Rnd 5 of Foot, measure stitch gauge. Adjust hook accordingly.

After Rnd 10 of Foot, measure round gauge. Adjust hook accordingly.

You’ll notice that the herringbone single crochet section is narrower than the toe. Not to worry! This stitch is very stretchy. 

Crochet tip: 

Do take the time to check your gauge. Failing to do so is the #1 reason people make things that don’t fit or are uncomfortable to wear.

Available sizes 

Based on Foot circumference – measure Foot at widest point.

Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)’’ – length is fully customizable.

Measure length of Foot from Toe to back of Heel before starting.

Stitch guide

I use CYC standards. https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/crochet-abbreviations 

blo – back loop only 

ch – chain

fsc – foundation single crochet

herr-sc – herringbone single crochet

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch  

WS – wrong side

Special stitches 

While a bit tricky at first, the herringbone single crochet is a gorgeous variation of this family of stitches. 

RS herringbone single crochet (RS herr-sc): Insert hook in vertical bar of previous stitch (current round) and in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through three loops on hook.

WS herringbone single crochet (WS herr-sc): bring yarn to front and behind the hook. Working from right to left, insert hook in vertical bar of previous stitch (current round) and from front to back in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through three loops on hook.

Notes   

If you are between sizes, choose the larger size.

Socks are worked from the Toe up, with an afterthought heel. 

Toe and Heel are worked in a spiral. 

Foot and Leg are worked in turned rounds. 

Starting ch-1 does not count as 1st stitch.

Tutorials 

Toe tutorial: https://www.accrochet.com/how-to-crochet-socks-the-toes/

Herringbone single crochet: https://www.accrochet.com/how-to-herringbone-single-crochet-stitch


SOCKS (make 2)

You can grab the ad-free, printable pdf copy on Ravelry!

TOE

Ch 11 to start.

Round 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, DO NOT TURN, pivot work to crochet under sts just made, sc in each ch across. 20 sts 

Place different colour markers in first and 11th sts, move markers up into first st of their increase throughout.  

Rounds 2-4 (2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 2-9). [2 sc in marked st, sc in each st until 1 st remains before next marker, 2 sc in st before next marker] twice. +4 sts each round, for a total of 32 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts after last round.

Rounds 5-8 (7-8, 8-10, 9-10, 10). Sc in each st around. 32 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts 

After last round, sl st in first sc. Do not fasten off.

Toe section should measure 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2, 2)’’.

FOOT

Round 1. Ch 1, now working in BLO, RS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Round 2. Ch 1, WS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Round 3. Ch 1, RS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Round 4. Ch 1, WS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Repeat Rounds 3-4 until total length is 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2, 2)’’ less than total foot length as measured before starting.

Alternatively, see ADULT Woman or Man foot lengths at https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/foot-size-charts and repeat Rounds 3-4 until total length of the crocheted sock is 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2, 2)’’ less than required finished length for your shoe size.

End after working a WS round.

HEEL PREPARATION

To have the seam on opposite sides of the socks, work Heel Preparation as follows:

First sock. Fsc 16 (20, 22, 24, 26), skip 16 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts, RS herr-sc in remaining sts, join with sl st in 1st st, turn. 

32 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts

Second sock. Ch 1, RS herr-sc in 16 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts, fsc 16 (20, 22, 24, 26), skip 16 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts, join with sl st in 1st st, turn. 32 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts

LEG

Round 1. Ch 1, WS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Round 2. Ch 1, RS herr-sc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st st, turn.

Rounds 3-10. Repeat Rounds 1-2. 

After last round, fasten off.

HEEL

Join yarn with sl st in corner of heel opening. 

Round 1. Sc in each st and fsc around. 32 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts

Crochet tip: If you find the space between the sole and leg too wide to be skipped, simply add a stitch in that space. Work an additional decrease in Round 2 for any sts added here.

Place different colour markers in first and 17th (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th) sts.

Rounds 2-8 (2-8, 2-10, 2-10, 2-10). [Sc2tog over first 2 sts (move marker up), sc in each st around until next marker] twice. -2 sts each round, for a total of 18 (26, 26, 30, 34) sts after last round.

Rounds — (–, –, 11, 11-12). [Sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each st around until 2 sts remain before next marker, sc2tog over 2 sts before next marker] twice. -4 sts each round, for a total of – (–, –, 26, 26) sts after last round.

After last round, fasten off leaving a long tail to seam heel closed.

Finishing

There are 18 (26, 26, 26, 26) sts remaining around Heel opening – or 9 (13, 13, 13, 13) sts remaining on Sole and on Leg.

Working through both thicknesses, sew heel closed through these sts with sl sts.

Weave ends in, sewing any remaining holes at sides of heel closed as you do so. Block lightly if desired.

We would love to see your work! Tag us on Instagram @julie_accrocrochet & @twobrothersblankets

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