Love Me Tender by Rohn Strong

Love Me Tender

Crochet
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Extended Single Crochet
3.0 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
S (M, L)
US
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These toe up socks are almost a vanilla sock but include a few fun features that will make crocheting them a breeze! A square toe is wide and comfy, perfect for those of us with ample feet. The construction of the heel makes them about as comfy as can be, and it is incredibly easy to customize! Working from the toe up has some great advantages. On the top of the list is that great for customizing because you can try on the socks as you work them. Play with the fit of the toe, heel, and leg. Really take the time to customize these socks to fit you!

These socks are worked with a standard square toe, basic heel flap (which can be adjusted to fit), and a single crochet rib. A perfect recipe for the perfect sock.

Size
S (M, L)

Measurements
Foot length: 7 1/2” (8 1/2”, 9 1/2”) (19 21.5, 24 cm) Foot circumference: 6 1/2” (7”, 8”) (16.5 18, 20.5 cm) Leg length: 4” (10cm) Adjustable

Materials

Yarn:
Sock weight (#1 Super Fine)
Shown here: Unplanned Peacock Studio, Twinkle Sock (90% Superwash Merino Wool/ 10% Nylon; 400 yds 366 m/100g): 1 skein.

Hook:
Size U.S. 3.0 mm.

Notions:
Split-ring stitch markers (sm), tapestry needle.
Gauge

28 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in extended single crochet worked in rnds, blocked. Every crocheter’s gauge is different; please check gauge!

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Theres something special about these though. I don’t make one penny from the sale of the socks. Not one. Every penny earned is then given. The cost of the pattern is a bit higher than normal, $5, but I wanted to be able to make as much money as I could on this fundraiser and I know that y’all will pull through!

All the proceeds will benefit Urbanpeak.org, a youth shelter out of Denver. Last year, we raised enough money to buy 1800 pairs of socks for teens that are currently homeless. Most homeless teens have been abused by family members or others. No one chooses homelessness over a happy home life. If you want to learn more about the statistics, click here.

Socks are one of the most needed items in shelters. We can show these teens that someone out there is caring about them, when the world seems to be against them.

I know what you’re thinking…why not just make the socks for the young men and women and send those? Well, that doesn’t often work. The socks just don’t last as long as commercial socks and while the gesture is appreciated it is not a practical way to look at the situation.