Do you think it sounds scary?
I thought so too. This super easy method will knock your socks off… or on?… okay, I’ll stop.
First, you need a small foot to practice on. If you don’t have a small relative or little friend nearby, then your own foot will work just fine.
We are going to use bulky yarn and a larger hook. This will encourage you and help you feel confident so you can easily transition to making socks with sock yarn and a smaller hook. This method will work for any hook with any yarn.
Here’s what I used:
Size (K – 10 1/2) 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Bee’s Melody Bulky Yarn
My daughter Iva Grace as my foot model (2 years old).
*Abbreviations, tutorial links and pattern with no photos at the bottom of post*
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Step 1: First we need to determine how many stitches around our sock needs to be:
Step 2: Increase in the round to your number of chains.
My number was 17 chains:
Step 3: Sc in ea st back loop only (BL only) until sock covers the bottom of foot to the start of the heel (as pictured). My sock needed 7 rows.
Step 4: The Gusset (cue dramatic music). This method makes the gusset a breeze (cut dramatic music). Yes, that’s right. This is easy. Take a deep breath…
Step 5: The gusset is half done! Now we will work in the stitches and the sides of the rows to complete the other half.
Step 6: Up the ankle we go! I hope the gusset didn’t give you any trouble. But it’s over now and we’re on to another easy part!
Step 7: Decide if you want an alternate ending to your socks!
For taller socks: repeat rnd 16 until desired height is achieved.
End with a special stitch for rnd 17 instead of a sl st.
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rnd – round
ea – each
st – stitch
rem – remaining
Slipper Socks Pattern:
6.5 mm hook
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, (working in bottom of ch) sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. (11 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] rep around. (17 sc)
Rnds 3 – 7: Sc BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog. (7 sts)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (5 sts)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st across, sc in the end of row 9, sl st in the end of row 8. (6 sc)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st, sc in ea sc across, sc in the ends rows 10, 9 and 8 (do not turn, rnd 12 begins in the next st). (9 sc)
Rnds 12 – 16: Sc BL only in ea st around. (17 sc BL only)
Rnd 17: Sl st BL only in ea st around. (17 sl st BL only)