Courtesy of Premier Yarns®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
How to Make Wool Free Basic Socks
Follow these step by step instructions to crochet your own pair of Wool Free Basic Socks! Pick out your favorite colors of Premier Yarn® and you will have your own pair of basic socks soon enough!
Gauge: 32 sts x 44 rows = 4” in St st. Use any size needles necessary to obtain gauge.
Measurements: 6” long cuff, 9” long foot (foot length is adjustable – see instructions; stretches to fit most widths)
beg – beginning
k – knit
k2tog –knit 2 together
mm – millimeters
p – purl
p2tog –purl 2 together
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
ssk – slip, slip, knit (slip two stitches individually knitwise, place twisted stitches back on left needle, insert tip of right needle back into these 2 stitches)
and knit together)
St st – Stockinette stitch (knit every rnd)
st(s) – stitch(es);
K2, P2 Ribbing (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep Rnd 1 for patt.
SOCK (make 2)
Beg at top of sock, loosely cast on 64 sts onto one needle. Divide sts on three needles: 16 sts on
needle 1, 32 sts on needle 2 (instep), 16 sts on needle 3. Join, being careful not to twist. Work in K2,
P2 Ribbing for 1½”. Work in St st (knit every round) until Cuff measures 6” from beg or desired length,
ending with needle 2. Redistribute sts on three needles: combine needles 3 and 1 for 32 sts; divide
sts from needle 2 on two needles – 16 sts each. Yarn is now in position to begin working back and
forth on combined needle 3/1.
Row 1 (RS): * Sl 1, k 1; rep from * across. Row 2: Sl 1, p31. Rep Rows 1-2, 14 more times.
Turn Heel Row 1: Sl 1, k17, ssk, k1, turn. Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn. Row 3: Sl 1, knit to 1 st before the gap, ssk, k1, turn. Row 4: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before the gap, p2tog, p1, turn.Continue orking back and forth in rows, working one more knit or purl st between sl st and dec on each row until all ts are used, ending with a p2tog, turn and knit across heel sts.
Rnd 1: Using the needle holding heel stitches just worked, pick up a st in each of 16 sl sts along edge of Heel Flap (needle 1); with new needle knit across 16 sts instep sts held on next needle and
with same needle knit across rem 16 sts instep held on next needle; with new needle pick up and knit a st in each of 16 sl sts along other edge of Heel Flap and with same needle knit across 9 sts of needle 1 – 82 sts (25 sts on needles 1 and 3, 32 sts on instep needle 2). Rnd 2: Knit each st around. Rnd 3: Knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; knit across needle 2; k1, ssk, k rem sts on needle 3 – 80 sts (24 sts on needles 1 and 3, 32 sts on needle 2). Rep Rnds 2 and 3 until 16 sts remain on needles 1 and 3 – 64 sts total.
Work even in St st until foot measures 7”, or 2” less than desired length to end of foot. If your foot
measures longer or shorter than 9”, adjust length here.
Rnd 1: Knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; on needle 2, k1, ssk, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, knit across remaining sts on needle 3 – 60 sts (15 sts on needles 1 and 3, 30 sts on needle 2).
Rnd 2: Knit. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 5 sts rem on needles 1 and 3 and 10 sts rem on needle 2; work even across needle 1. Cut yarn, leaving a 24” length. Thread yarn end onto yarn needle and weave through live sts on all three needles. Slide sts from needles; pull yarn end and close opening. Weave end through gathered sts and knot securely. OR graft toe opening using Kitchener St.
Rep for second sock.
Weave in all ends.