Friday, March 25, 2011
Yoga Sock Pattern!
I recently did a blog post to show off the Yoga Socks I've been making and promised to share the pattern with others, so here it is....
This pattern is really flexible and can be adjusted to fit many different size feet.
I have very small feet (a size 5) so you may want to chain more in the beginning but remember that the fabric will stretch when you wear it, so don't go crazy! I added only 3 chains for bigger ones which fit my moms foot (a size 8).
There is one thing I've learned after making several pairs of these socks and that is you don't want the socks to be too long. They should only just reach the balls of your feet so you can still grip the yoga mat while your working out.
This pattern is worked from the ankle down, using short rows to create the space for the heel.
Okay, here it is....and please let me know if you find any errors.
You will need a small amount of worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm hook.
Chain 32. (The chain should wrap comfortably around both your ankle and the base of your foot, if it doesn't, add more chains).
Slip stitch to join, being careful not to twist the chain.
Working the ankle:
Chain 2, half double crochet (hdc) in each space. Join with a slip stitch at the end of each row.
Repeat 5 times. (If you would like your socks to be longer, you can just add more rows)
Forming the heel opening:
Hdc in next 20 stitches. Chain 2. Turn leaving the rest of the stitches from the previous row unworked. (If you've added stitches to make your socks longer, be sure to leave at least 12 to 15 unworked stitches for the heel opening).
Hdc in 20 hdc of previous row. Chain 2. Turn.
Hdc in 20 hdc of prevous row. Chain 12 (or the number of stitches you avoided when forming the heel), join with a slip stitch to the first hdc of row. Chain 2.
Working the foot:
Hdc in each stitch around. Chain 2. Join with an slip stitch at the end of each row.
Repeat 8 more times or until your socks reach but do not cover the ball of your foot.
And you're done! Make another to match.
Then make some for everyone in your yoga class!
Play around with color...have fun with it!
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