Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Crocheted Pedicure Socks-Free Pattern

Note:  This was later published in the Crochet Liberation Front First Book Ever and there was a part left out in the original publication (the heel part)-this is the pattern in it's entirety or free pdf download on Ravelry can be found here.

These socks fit my size 7 1/2 feet. You can try them on as you go along and add rounds to make them longer or take out rows to make them shorter. I made mine on the narrow size, so am changing the pattern to fit the average sized foot. Just make sure you you start with an even number for the sc rounds-that way you can divide it by two. I did mine with 34 sc to make it more narrow, but I've changed this to 36 sc for the part after the cuff.

Have fun with these, make the ankle part longer, change the stitch pattern around the ankle-use sock weight yarn and a smaller hook-have fun!

*edited to add-I tried these using Cascade Fixation and the elasticity of the yarn made them move around too much while wearing them-my suggestion is to stick with the worsted yarn and make them snug-not uncomfortable, but snug so they don't slide. I didn't have any problems using the WW yarn, just the yarn that had some "give" to it. I haven't tried it with the sock yarn yet-I will, but I would try these using WW, Patons Merino would be perfect!

Crocheted Pedicure Socks

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool Ease (you will need a little over an ounce total for a pair of these)
Hook size: F (3.75 mm)
Stitch Markers

Gauge: 5 st x 5 rows = 1"

**Note: you can use any type of yarn/any hook size (as long as it works with the yarn you've chosen;))-Play with it and just make sure your cuff has an even number of rows to start.

*For rounds, do not join, go in a continuous rounds, use stitch marker to mark beginning of round to make things easier.

SC decrease: Draw a loop up on next stitch and then draw a loop up on the next stitch-3 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all three loops (one decrease made)

Row 1-Chain 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook across, ch 1 and turn (4 sc)
Row 2-Sc in 2nd chain from hook across-BACK LOOP ONLY FROM HERE ON OUT FOR THE CUFF (4 st)

Do this for 42 rows total (if you make this larger, you will have to change your stitch count for making the socks accordingly-make it an even number though).

FO and whipstitch cuff and then turn right side out.

With back seam facing you, join yarn on left side (halfway between the back seam and front of cuff), place stitch marker and crochet evenly around (36 st), add more if you made a bigger cuff. Sc around for 2 more full rounds and then sc around front half (18 sts, ch 18 and join at stitch marker where you first started the rounds. The back of the chain and cuff opening is for the afterthought heel later on. (depending on how many sc stitches you have here, divide it in half for afterthought heel-this is if you are using fingering weight yarn, etc.)

Sc around front and each chain (36 sts) until it measures 4" from the ribbed cuff(try on here and see how it fits). For me, this was 17 rounds. Do not finish off, continue with edging.

Toe edging
Ch 1-sk st, 3 dc in next st, sk st, sc in next, sk st around-this will make the shell edging. Sl st and fo.


Attach yarn at side of heel opening and sc around for 5 rounds. Start decrease round (1 st on each side)(use stitch marker) for 7 rounds. Turn inside out and whip stitch heel closed.

edited: Missed stitch in the edging-9/11/07-5:00 PM


Copyright © 2007 Deneen St Amour-http://yarnsandmusings.com. All Rights Reserved. You may link this pattern, but please do not copy it to your site. For questions, contact me at yarnsandmusings(at)gmail.com


April said...

Deneen I had no idea there was such a thing as pedicure socks (I never get pedicures), but you're right, in the winter time how would you get home in cold weather without freezing your toes off? I have a friend who is a pedicure addict. I think I'm going to have to whip a pair of these up for her for Christmas. Thanks for the pattern and the great idea!

Mimi said...

How neat and pretty it is :)

Tracie said...

Thanks for the pattern! I'll test it out when I get a chance, but I need to finish my other socks first.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the pattern. I plan to bring it to my daughter's soccer game tonight.

Andy's Crafts said...

Very Nice Pattern, you are so creative.

ladylinoleum said...

I love these! I am definitely going to make a pair...or two!

Pam said...

You totally rock. I think this is a fantastic idea! With the heel of this sock, you won't slip like the flip flop socks did.


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Love them! They'd make great birkinstock socks too!

Jewels said...

Hi Deneen - you're doing great on writing up patterns and designs now. This looks like a great gift for the girls on our hot tub/pedi/manicure nites. Sorry I haven't blogged, I WILL get to it one of these days. My Ravelry is updated though.

Tracie said...

Great pattern! I finished my first pair. Quick and easy. Thanks for the pattern!

my crocheted pedicure socks

Anonymous said...

THOSE ARE SOOO COOOLLL!!! I love them... I am going to make some for my daughter who loves to wear flippies in the winter. And of course some for me. :0)

It's Me... Maven said...

Such a clever idea!!

KimT said...

frantastic idea!

Anonymous said...

These are just the greatest thing in the world, I just made a pair up this morning and they are great.

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. I've crocheted for years...mainly afghans and scarves. This was my first attempt at any kind of socks! Found the pattern to be incredibly easy to follow and the socks worked up quickly! Finished a pair this evening just in time for my pedicure tomorrow morning! Thanks so much for posting it!!

Deneen said...

You're welcome and I am glad you like them so much.

Ranji said...

Thanks for this lovely pattern! I have been trying to crochet socks without toes for my daughter and have had to try out various patterns from toed socks, to no avail. This is perfect!!!
Thanks from India, Deneen. Bless you.
Love and Light,

Yillup said...

I've just finished a pair of these for a friend who's having foot surgery in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the pattern!

Tina B said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern but I am having a brain freeze moment I guess. I have made the cuff and joined the yarn in the 10th stitch on the side and sc for 36 sts. Now do I sc back over the 36 sts or sc all the way around? Im sorry to bother you but don't want to give up on these. Thanks

Deneen said...

Tina, the 36 stitches were worked around the cuff, you would do two more full rounds all the way around. Join yarn to cuff, place marker and evenly space 36 sc stitches around the cuff and do the for two more rounds, for a total of three rounds of 36 stitches in each round. I hope this helped.

Christina Johnson said...

These will be perfect since I am in a walking boot and scheduled for foot surgery. I hate socks and love flip flops so these will be perfect for pre surgery, surgery, recovery and after. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

akayaya said...

Thank you! Love my flip flops all year long (in the South)!!

Dalana Wandsnider said...

I am so excited for this pattern so thank you! However, I am having the same problem as Tina B. I did the 42 rows so when I count the stitches I get 42 and not 36...what am I doing wrong? Thank you in advance for anyone's help with this.

Deneen said...

Dalana, just decrease six stitches evenly around to get to the 36 stitches. Single crochet decrease is just two stitches in row on hook, work like a sc. Do that every 7 stitches or so, it doesn't have to be exact on where you decrease. For decrese instructions, just google sc decrease stitch. I hope this helped.

Sue Yule said...

Hi. I have used many patterns in the past but this one is so confusing. I think I have done the cuff. Should I have a mini strip/mini scarf? As for the next step... I have no idea. Please help before I throw it away!

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