Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I designed these in a couple of evenings: it was an inspiration of the yarn. Mellow Camel from Taiga Yarns
is a rough yarn, but suitable for Tapestry Crochet socks.
(for personal use only)
1 skein Taiga Yarns “Mellow Camel” in Beige (100% Camel Wool, 200 m (218 yards), 100 g (3.5 oz) skein)
1 skein Taiga Yarns “Mellow Camel” in Black (100% Camel Wool, 200 m (218 yards), 100 g (3.5 oz) skein)
Size 0 (2,5 mm) crochet hook (or size required to obtain gauge)
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
St - stitch
Rnd – round
RS – right side
Rep - repeat
Lp – loop
WS – wrong side
Reversed tapestry crochet
Finished dimensions folded flat: circumference of the foot – 10”, length of the foot – 11”. The size can be adjusted by measuring the foot and crocheting accordingly.
6 sc and 4 rounds = 1”
The socks are crocheted from the toe up.
Starting row: With Beige ch 10, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in every ch across – 9 sl st.
Rnd 1: Crocheting in the unworked (bottom lps of the beginning chain), sc in each ch, pivot work, sc in every sl st of the starting row – 18 sc.
Rnd 2: You will use 1 sc in Black on each side of the sock, crocheting the rest of the st in Beige. *2 sc in Beige in the sc prior to Black, 1 sc in Black, 2 sc in Beige in the sc after the Black*, repeat from * to * once – 22 sc.
Rnd 3 and 4: Proceed as Rnd 2.
Rnd 5: Introduce Pattern 1 for the top of the foot (make sure to center the pattern), and Sole pattern for the sole using Black.
Continue following patterns and increasing at the sides as established until you will have 52 sc total (25 for the top and the sole, and 2 at the sides).
Important! Adjust the number of sc according to your own foot.
Continue without increasing, following patterns as established. After completing Pattern 1, introduce Pattern 2 symmetrically on both sides of the top of the foot. Continue until foot reaches just below anklebone. Do not fasten off!
You are now will be working in Reverse Tapestry Crochet (flat, not curcular as previously), making the sole part of the heel.
Row 1(RS): With Black sc starting from the side sc (worked in Black) make 27 sc, turn.
Row 2: With Black sc in first sc and each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Following Pattern 3, sc in each sc across, leaving last sc unworked, turn – 26 sc.
Rep Row 3 until 9 sc remain, turn.
For the heel increase you will be working only in Black, carrying Beige along (as done for Tapestry crochet).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 9 sc, sc in side edge of heel, sc in closest unworked st on the side, sl st in side edge, turn – 11 sc.
Row 2: Skip sl st, sc in 11 sc, sc in side edge of heel, sc in closest unworked st on the side, sl st in side edge, turn – 13 sc.
Row 3: Skip sl st, sc in 13 sc, sc in next unworked st down side of heel, turn – 14 sc.
Rows 4 – 10: Rep row 3, inc 1 sc in each row
Row 11: Skip sl st, sc in 20 sc, sc in next unworked st down side of heel, turn – 21 sc.
Row 12: Skip sl st, sc in 21 sc, sc in next unworked st down side of heel, sl st in side edge of heel. Do not turn. Pick up and crochet 5 sc on the side, then 25 sc on the front part of the foot, then 5 sc on the other side. Continue working in the round.
Crochet 2 rnds in Black, then continue in Pattern 4 finishing with the last rnd in Beige.
I crochet this cute little guy for the class on Amigurumi Toys I am teaching in my school. So he is a sample. More to follow...
Yarn used: leftovers wool. Crochet hook size H. A couple of beads for eyes.
Pattern: Free from Lion Brand Yarn