Miriam is a knitter who crochets. Amy is a crocheter who knits. We both came to crochet first, as children, and we both learned to knit about fourteen years ago. We share an appreciation for the inherent beauty of both knitting and crochet. Miriam loves lace and designs intricate patterns that enthrall knitters with their form and flow. She's designed over two dozen shawls including two published here on Knitty. Amy designs crochet garments that combine fit and wearability with captivating constructions. She has a particular fondness for hats. Amy naturally picks up a hook when she's thinking of designing something new, and Miriam reaches for her needles, but we each enjoy the challenges of both knitting and crochet.
Different heights of stitches (sc, dc, treble crochet)
We’ve talked about single crochets (sc) and double crochets (dc), but what if you need something taller than a double crochet? A double crochet is twice as tall as a single crochet, so what about a triple crochet when you need something 3 times taller than a single crochet? Well, it’s called a treble crochet and this is how you do it.
Wrap your working yarn around your hook TWICE.
Insert your hook into the next space and yarn over again. This puts 5 loops on your hook.
Pull through 2 loops, and yarnover,
pull through 2 loops, and yarnover a second time.
Pull through the last 2 loops. That's a finished Treble crochet.
Scaling using different stitch heights to advantage
When you radiate the treble crochet like you do in a shell, it will make the circumference of the round bigger than if you did the same kind of cluster with a double crochet. That's how you can make the sock wider to fit your leg.
You can see the difference in height between a double crochet (on the left at the beginning of the round) and a treble crochet (on the right at the end of the round).
Working in the round Sometimes the slip stitch that joins a round isn't in the right place to continue the round. When this happens, you can use slip stitches to get you to the right spot. For instance, on Round 2 of the Quinn Socks crochet section, the round finishes with a DC shell.
You can see the picot that we started the round with, and the shell on the right, still on the hook.
Make the slip knot at the base of the picot,
Then work another slip stitch IN the picot.
This puts you at the top of the picot to start Round 3.
by Miriam L. Felton
These socks join my favorite parts of both crafts together. The sleek versatility of Stockinette with the fun and light hearted joy of crocheted lace.
Make these socks as tall as you'd like – just move to the Treble Crochet Chart when you need the leg to grow. I've got pretty sizable calves, and 6 repeats of Double Crochet shells and 10 repeats of Treble Crochet shells fits me perfectly.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Foot Circumference:6.25[7.25, 8] inches Choose a size approximately 1 inch smaller than your foot.
Length: adjustable as is leg circumference for taller versions
Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock [80% Merino/10% Nylon (Polyamide)/10% Cashmere; 430 yds per 113g skein]; color: Wine Country; Short versions require 1 skein, Long versions require 2 skeins.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #1.5/2.5mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars.
1 US C-2/2.75 mm crochet hook
locking ring marker
GAUGE Knit: 32 sts/48 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch Crochet: 4 repeats/14 rounds = 4 inches, over Rows 2 & 3 from Crochet Chart
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
This project uses a provisional cast on. Use your preferred provisional cast on technique; directions for one technique may be found here.
You can use any Short Row Method you want so I have abbreviated WSR for Work Short Row. For instance, if you are using the Wrap & Turn method, WSR is the stitch you would wrap. If you are using the Shadow Wrap method, WSR would be your doubled stitch. Just remember that on following rows you will need to treat your SRS (Short Row Stitch) according to your chosen short row method. For instance, with wrap & turn you would knit your wrap and your wrapped stitch together. If you want to use Shadow Wrap Short Heels, you can find a tutorial video here.
Instructions for working the “wrap & turn” method can be found here.
5dc Shell: Work 5 dc in the same stitch. 7td Shell: Work 7 tc in the same stitch.
Leg Pattern Transition Rnd: Ch1, sc in next stitch, (5dc shell in 3rd st, sc in 3rd st, ch3, sc in next st) 6[7, 8] times around, 5dc shell in 3rd st, sc in 3rd st, ch3, slip stitch to join rnd, sl st in ch3 to move beginning of round to top of picot. Rnd 1: Ch3, (ch3, sc in center dc of shell, ch3, sc in same dc, ch3, dc in picot) 6[7, 8] times around, ch3, sc in center dc of shell, ch3, sc in same dc, ch3, sl st in 3rd chain to join. Rnd 2: Ch3, sc in sl st from prev. rnd, (5dc shell in picot, sc in dc from prev. rnd, ch3, sc in same st) 6[7, 8]) times around, 5dc shell in picot, sl st to join, sl st in ch3 to move beginning of round to top of picot. Rnd 3: Ch3, (ch3, sc in center dc of shell, ch3, sc in same dc, ch3, dc in picot) 6[7, 8] times around, ch3, sc in center st of shell, ch3, sc in same dc, ch3, sl st in 3rd chain to join. Rnd 4: Ch3, sc in sl st from prev. rnd, (7 tc shell in picot, sc in dc (or tc) from prev. rnd, ch3, sc in same st) 6[7, 8] times around, 7tc shell in picot, sl st to join, sl st in ch3 to move beginning of round to top of picot. Rnd 5: Ch4 (ch4, sc in center tc of shell, ch3, sc in same st, ch4, tc in picot) 6[7, 8] times around, ch 4, sc in center st of shell, ch3, sc in same st, ch4, sl st in 3rd chain to join.
With knitting needles and using a provisional cast-on, CO 9[11, 12] sts.
Work 8 rows of stockinette beginning with a knit row, and ending with a purl row.
Round Setup: Knit across row, turn the flap 90° clockwise, pick up & knit 2 sts from nearest selvedge, switch to empty needle then pick up & knit 2 more sts from the same selvedge. Rotate the flap 90° clockwise, undo the provisional cast on & knit across these sts. Rotate the flap 90° clockwise, pick up & knit 2 sts from the second selvedge edge. This is the start of round – place a marker or arrange your stitches as you wish. Lastly pick up & knit 2 more sts from selvedge edge and place them on the beginning of the first needle. 26[30, 32] sts.
Round 1: K to end of round.
Arrange your stitches so that the first half of the round is grouped together for the sole, and the second half of the round is grouped together for the instep. If you’re on Magic Loop or 2 Circulars, put half each on one needle; if you’re on DPNs, slip the first half across two needles.
Toe Inc Rnd: K2, m1L, k to last 2 sts of sole, m1R, k2, k2, m1L, k to last 2 sts of round, m1R, k2. 4 sts increased. Next 2 rounds: Knit.
Repeat the last 3 rounds 5[6, 7] more times. 50[58, 64] sts.
Knit even until the sock measures 2[2.25, 2.5] inches less than your desired foot length.
Worked flat on ONLY the First Half of stitches.
Heel Row 1 [RS]: K to last st of First Half, WSR, turn. Heel Row 2 [WS]: P to last st of First Half, WSR, turn. Heel Row 3 [RS]: K to st before SRS, WSR, turn. Heel Row 4 [WS]: P to st before SRS, WSR, turn.
Repeat Heel Rows 3-4 until 9[11, 12] sts unwrapped, in the center.
Heel Row 5 [RS]: K to first SRS, k1 (joining any wraps or doubled stitches), WSR, turn. Heel Row 6 [WS]: P to first SRS, p1 (joining any wraps or doubled stitches), WSR, turn.
Repeat Heel Rows 5-6 until all sts from the sole have been worked and no SRSs remain unworked.
Leg First leg round: Rejoin in the round by slipping the first stitch of the RS row, knitting to the end of the round, across both heel and instep stitches.
Work a total of 14 rnds of stockinette past the heel.
Bind off VERY LOOSELY (see Pattern Notes for suggestions). At the end of your bind off, pick up the first bound off stitch with your right hand needle and pass the final bind off stitch over the picked up stitch. Keep this last loop intact to begin crocheting.
Slip your crochet hook into the final loop from the knitted portion and begin working from either crochet charts or written translations. Keep moving the marker up to mark the beginning of your crochet rounds.
Work Transition Rnd & Rnd 1 of Crochet Chart.
Repeat Rnds 2 & 3 of Crochet Chart until the desired length of the sock is reached, or until you need to scale up the leg circumference.
If you reach the desired length while still working Rounds 2 & 3, end with Rnd 3, then continue with the SC edging as follows:
Edging Round 1: (Ch3, sc in next picot, ch3, sl st in top of dc) around, sl st to join the round. Edging Round 2: Ch1, (3sc, in ch sp, sc in next st, 3sc in ch sp, sc in slipped stitch from prev. round) around. Next round: Sc around.
Repeat the last round once more.
Once you need to scale up the circumference, move on to Rnds 4 & 5 of Crochet Chart until desired length is reached, ending with Rnd 5.
Edging Round 1: (Ch4, sc in next picot, ch4, sl st in top of dc) around, sl st to join the round. Edging Round 2: Ch1, (4sc, in ch sp, sc in next st, 4sc in ch sp, sc in slipped stitch from prev. round) around. Next round: Sc around.
Repeat the last round once more.