Saunders Socks by Joanne Scrace
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Saunders Socks

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Crochet
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger hook
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
6.0 mm (J)
125 - 500 yards (114 - 457 m)
baby to adult extra large
UK

Whether you want to treat a loved one or yourself these quick to make crochet socks are a hug for your feet. With a wide range of sizes from baby to adult 13, you can make them for everyone in the family, the length is fully adjustable for a great fit.

The unisex cuff down design features a rib cuff, traditional heel flap and instep for superb fit and a really stretchy simple stitch pattern throughout. Thought crochet socks were stiff and uncomfortable? Think again…

Saunders is named for Mrs Saunders, Joanne’s primary school teacher who taught in a class room with a beautiful herring bone brick pattern which the stitch pattern brought to mind.

Size
Finished circumference at ankle: 10 (13,17, 20, 23, 27, 30) cm/ 4 (5.25, 6.75, 8, 9.25,10.75,12) in
Finished circumference at foot: 8 (13, 17, 18,22, 25, 29) cm /3.25 (5.25, 6.75, 7.25, 8.75, 10, 11.25) in
Finished length is fully adjustable, a standard size guide is included at the end of the pattern to make gifting easier.

Choose the size closest to your foot circumference.

Materials
1(1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) 100g skein Vivacious DK (100% superwash merino wool, 230m /251yds) in (80800) Spiced Plum.
4.5mm (US 7) hook
5mm (US H) hook
6mm (US J) hook
2 Removable stitch markers

Note: Vivacious is a very plump DK, a worsted or aran weight will make a suitable substitution (always check tension carefully)

IMPORTANT: Yarn quantities are suggestions and will vary depending on the length at the ankle and the length of the foot which are worked to your measurements. Sample is 5th size with an ankle measuring 18cm/7in to the heel and 21.5cm/ 8.5in from the heel to the toe and required 136g of yarn.

Tension
18 sts and 16 rows in stitch pattern in the round to 10 cm/4 in using 6mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating Easy

Skills Needed Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in rounds, missing stitches, working into row ends, decreasing, working short rows (fully explained in pattern), slip stitching to seam together.

Construction
Worked from the cuff down the ribbing is worked back and forth in rows, stitches are picked up from the row ends and the ankle is worked in the round to the traditional heel flap with short rows used to turn the heel, stitches are picked up from row ends and instep to toe is worked in the round.