Beruna Socks by Joanne Scrace

Beruna Socks

Crochet
September 2018
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in htr (UK)
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
S(M, L)
UK
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At shows we often get asked “Are crochet socks comfortable?” and we always reply “Yes, if they are well designed.” Crochet socks need stretch built in with the stitches so that they hug the foot and they need to be made from a proper sock yarn with nylon so that they last. Joanne was deeply unconvinced by crochet socks until pushed to design some for a class so she did some materials research and found all the secrets to the perfect crochet sock. All perfectly summed up for you in this design. Oh, and they are really pretty and quick to make too!

Beruna forms part of the book Everyday Wearables - a collection of eight wardrobe staples with comprehensive instructions and many photo tutorials to help you make garments that fit and flatter.

Pattern is written in standard UK crochet terminology with US translations provided in the abbreviations.

Size
Size: S(M, L)
To fit an adult foot of any length.
Finished circumference: 20(23, 26)cm/7.75(9, 10.25)in
Choose size closest to your foot circumference at the widest point. If in between sizes go for the larger size. Socks should be made slightly shorter than needed so that they stretch to hug the foot.

Materials
1 50g skein Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 212m/231yds/50g) in Chryso (Col A)
1(1, 2) 50g skein Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 212m/231yds/50g) in Ruby (Col B)
2.5mm hook (US C) hook
3mm hook (US D) hook

Tension
24 sts and 18 rows in htr to 10cm/4in using 3mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension)

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in rounds without turning, missing stitches, working in back loops only.

Construction
Cuff is worked in rows then joined, sock is worked in rounds without turning, afterthought heel.