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Jolly Fun Socks
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I can’t believe we are at the end of this year’s #12WeeksChrismasCAL already! I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s projects. Thank you to my wonderful co-hosts for their talented designs and kindness in sharing. Thank you to Yarnspirations for their continued support and for providing all of the fantastic prizes for the giveaways! Enjoy this week’s pattern!
The Jolly Fun Socks came together in a funny way! I wanted to make a pair of fun holiday socks, but frankly, nothing I was envisioning was looking right once stitched. Then I took a trip to Florida and was sharing my plight with my friend’s daughter — suddenly, we started sharing ideas and the socks came together! I quickly sketched the design and then later that night stitched it up. I loved it!
These are intended to be worn as socks, perhaps with boots, but of course could be worn as slippers too. They are fitted, comfy and from what my friend’s daughter tells me (she was my model) they are quite warm.
If you’ve never made socks, don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it looks. These are worked from the toe up so you can try them on your foot and customize the Jolly Fun Socks as you go. If you are making them for someone else, no worries, I’ve provided 4 size ranges which should have you covered. And, I give you the process step by step so you can customize as needed.
So pick your favorite colors and yarn and make some Jolly Fun Socks today!
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Size: Kids; Youth/Adult Small; Adult Medium; Adult Large (guidance in pattern allows you to adjust sizing or make your own size)
- Patons Astra #3 weight yarn, 161 yards per ball
- Cardinal – 1 ball for all but the largest size (you’ll need 2)
- Emerald – 1 ball for all but the largest size (you’ll need 2)
- White – 2 balls
- Stitch Markers (2)
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: 17 sc x 14 rows (worked in back loop) = 4”
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Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO: back loop only
BP: back post
dc: double crochet
FP: front post
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
- The stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round; if not noted, it is the same as previous round.
- Join rounds with slip stitch to first stitch of round, unless otherwise noted.
- Start each round in the join.
- When a number precedes a stitch, make that number in the next stitch, example: 2dc means make 2 double crochets in the next stitch.
- When a number follows a stitch, make that stitch in the designated number of following stitches, example: dc 2 means make a double crochet in each of the next two stitches.
Pattern written for Kids size with changes as follows (Youth/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
(3 – 5 Yrs)
|Foot – Circumference||6″||7″||8″||9″|
|Foot – Length||6 – 7.5″||7.5 – 9″||9 – 10″||10 – 11″|
|Calf – Circumference||8″||10″||13″||15″|
|Length – Heel to Top||9”||13”||15”||15”|
These socks are worked from the toe up. I’ve provided average measurements for 4 sizes, however, they are easy to customize by following the basic process below.
- Work the toe until it is large enough to go around the arch of your foot.
- Change to the next color and work in pattern until the sock reaches the beginning of your heel.
- Work half the stitches in sc, then ch the other half and join to the first one. This leaves an opening where you will work the heel later on.
- Continue to work the sock in pattern to the ankle.
- Increase two stitches at the ankle (be sure to have a multiple of 4 at this point).
- Work the two-row repeat for the leg, changing hook size about 1/3 of the way up (measured from heel).
- Work one round of increases, change to largest hook size and continue two-row repeat until you are about 2” short of finished length.
- Work one round of decreases.
- Work Cuff.
Feel free to add increases or decreases as necessary to achieve the perfect fit.
- Work sock in the smallest hook size until otherwise noted in the leg.
- Fasten off at color changes unless otherwise noted.
- Work in both loops unless otherwise noted.
- To keep your work neat, be sure to make the joins in the exact same place each time. This will create a seam that will be worn facing the inside part of the foot, this is why the instructions FOOT instructions are different for right and left foot.
Instructions for Jolly Fun Socks
Round 1: With Color 1, ch5, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 3sc in last ch, sc 2, sc 1 in same st as first sc, join. Place a stitch marker in the first sc of the round and the center sc of the 3sc in the last ch. (10)
Round 2: Ch1 (does not count as stitch throughout), sc2 in same st, sc in each st up to marked st, 3sc in marked st, sc in each st to end, sc 1 in same st as first sc, join. (14)
Rounds 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2. (22 sts after last repeat)
Repeat Round 2 as noted for your desired size:
|Size||Number of Repeats||Stitch Count||Around Foot|
Next Round: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join. (26, 30, 34, 38)
Round 1: With Color 2, ch1, sc in each st to end, join. (26, 30, 34, 38)
Round 2: Ch1, working in BLO, sc in each st to end, join.
Repeat Round 2 until sock measures 5”, (5.75”, 7”, 8”) from end of toe (or your desired foot length less 2”) .
Next Round for Right Foot: Ch1, sc 13, (15, 17, 19), ch13, (15, 17, 19), skip 13, (15, 17, 19), join in first st. (26, 30, 34, 38)
Next Round for Left Foot: Ch1, sc in same st, ch13, (15, 17, 19), skip 13, (15, 17, 19), sc in each st to end, join in first st. (26, 30, 34, 38)
Round 1: Ch1, working in BLO, sc in each st to end, join. (26, 30, 34, 38)
Repeat Round 1 as follows:
- Kids: 3 times
- Youth/Adult Small: 4 times
- Adult Medium: 5 times
- Adult Large: 6 times
For the leg, rather than fastening off at color changes, I keep the color not in use on the inside of the sock and pick it up as needed. This avoids excess ends to weave in.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch1, *2sc, sc 12, (14, 16, 18)*, repeat between * once. (28, 32, 36, 40)
Round 2: With Color 3, ch3, dc 2, ch1, skip 1, *dc 3, ch1, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join.
Round 3: With Color 1, ch1, *sc 3, working in front of ch1, dc in skipped st 2 rows below*, repeat between * to end, join.
Round 4: With Color 3, ch3, dc 2, ch1, skip 1, *dc 3, ch1, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join.
Round 5: With Color 1, ch1, *sc 3, FPtr 1 around st 2 rows below*, repeat between * to end, join.
Note: to adjust leg length add or reduce two row repeat as desired.
With smallest hook, repeat Rounds 4 and 5 until the sock measures approximately 3”, (4”, 5”, 5”) from heel.
Change to next larger hook and repeat Rounds 4 and 5 until sock measures approximately 5.25”, (7.75”, 9.25”, 9.25”) from heel.
Next Round 1 (Increase round): With Color 3, ch3, 2dc, dc 1, ch1, skip 1, *dc 1, 2dc, dc 1, ch1, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join. (35, 40, 45, 50)
Next Round 2: With Color 1, ch1, *sc 4, FPtr 1 around st 2 rows below*, repeat between * to end, join.
Change to largest hook and repeat Next Round 1 and Next Round 2 until sock measures approximately 6.75”, (10.75”, 12.75”, 12.75”) from heel.
Next Round 3 (Decrease round): With Color 3, ch3, dc2tog, dc 1, ch1, skip 1, *dc 1, dc2tog, dc 1, ch1, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join. Fasten off. (28, 32, 36, 40)
Next Round 4: With Color 1, ch1, *sc 3, FPtr 1 around st 2 rows below*, repeat between * to end, join.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch1, hdc in each st to end, join. (28, 32, 36, 40)
Round 2: Ch1, *FPhdc 1, BPhdc 1*, repeat between * to end, join.
~For Kids Size, skip to Round 4~
Round 3: Repeat Round 2.
Round 4: Join Color 2, repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Ch1, *FPsc 1, BPsc 1*, repeat between * to end, join. Fasten off.
Heel – use smalles hook
Round 1: Join Color 1 in center bottom of heel, ch1, *sc in each st until there is one remaining before corner, sc2tog using the last st before corner and the first st after the corner, place a stitch marker in this stitch*, repeat between * once, sc in each st to end, join. (24, 28, 32, 36)
From here forward, the stitch with the stitch marker is considered the corner.
Round 2: Ch1, *sc in each st until there is one remaining before corner, sc2tog using the last st before corner and the first st after the corner, move stitch marker into this stitch*, repeat between * once, sc in each st to end, join. (20, 24, 28, 32)
Repeat Round 2 until 4 sts remain. Fasten off leaving a 9” tail.
Turn sock inside out, with the remaining tail, whip stitch the small opening at the heel.
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