Cabin Socks - Free Crochet Pattern

We ended up extending our trip the the cabin. After finishing up my Softee Striped Socks (pattern here) SOMEONE was feeling left out so I decided to make him a set that works up even faster. These are very similar to the striped socks but I eliminated any colour changes and brought in double crochets. Both of those adjustments make this a pattern that will work up in no time. Here is how they're made...




Pattern Notes:

This pattern is worked from the toe up to the cuff. Take the time to make sure you get the snugness right in the toe - it really makes a huge impact on how the rest of the body of the sock will fit up against your foot. I struggled here when I was developing this pattern which caused me to frog no less than 4 pair before I was happy with it.


You can adjust the width of the sock in increments of 2 sts.


Materials:




  • 4.5mm (UK 8 – US G6) crochet hook

Gauge:

  • 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 16 sc x 19 rows with 4 mm crochet hook

Finished measurements:

  • Length of the foot should be fit to size. Length of the leg is approx 9in including the cuff.

Abbreviations:

RND: Round

CH = Chain Sts: Stitches SC = Single crochet DC = Double crochet SK: Skip FPDC: Front post double crochet BPDC: Back post double crochet


Pattern:


Toe: With Grey, ch 10


Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, continue to work next stitches on the opposite side of the ch, sc in ea ch across (18)

Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st (you should now be back to your first 2sc at the beginning of this round) (22)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st (26)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st (30)


[Begin testing the snugness of the toe on the tip of your toes, you want it to barely reach all 5 toes. It will seem like it will fit too tight but TRUST ME, this pattern will loosen as you work it up. If this starts to fit for you, move on to Rnd 7]


Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st (34)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st (38)

Rnd 7-9: Sc in ea sc around (38)

Rnd 10: sc in next 10 sts, change to white (this partial round will allow us to hide the seam created when we swap colours to be under the foot.





Foot:

Change colour and begin working the length of the foot.


Rnd 11: ch3, dc in every sts around, join with a slst to the top of your ch3. Do not turn,

Repeat row 11 length of the foot portion reaches a 1/4in before your heel. Bind off.


Begin working heel space for heel:

If you adjusted the toe size, take note of the st adjustments in [] below.


Rnd 1: sk 10 sts [or 1/4 of your remaining sts if you adjusted toe size], dc in next 18 sts [or 1/2 of your remaining sts if you adjusted toe size], ch18 [or 1/2 of your remaining sts if you adjusted toe size], join with a slst to the top of the 1st dc. You are now on the side of the foot.




Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in each dc across to ch, dc in the next 18 ch [or 1/2 of your remaining sts if you adjusted toe size], join with a slst to the top of the first dc. Bind off.


Begin working the leg:

Return to the back of the leg -

Rnd 1: Sk next 27 sts [or 3/4 of your remaining sts if you adjusted toe size], ch3, dc in every sts around returning to the back of the leg where you started the dc, join with a slst to the top of your ch3.

Rnd 2: ch3, dc in every st around, join with a slst to the top of the ch3


Work 1until the leg is 7in long. Change to colour.


Cuff:

Rnd 1: With grey, ch2, dc in each st across, join with a slst to the top of the ch2 at start.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat from * around, join with a slst to the top of the ch 2 start

Repeat Rnd 1 5 more times making sure your FPDC are always aligned with the previous rnd FPDC, and same with BPDC. Bind off. Weave in ends.


Heel:

With right-side facing, join grey with slst in 1st st* of heel opening. (This will be the stitch at the very right, on the bottom of the opening, see picture below)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st to chs, over chs work. Do not join. Heel is worked in a spiral. 38 sc

Rnd 2 (dec): (Sc2tog in 1st 2 sts, sc in next 17 )2x. 36st

Rnds 3-12 (dec): (Sc2tog in 1st 2 sts, sc to next dec)2x. 18 sc remain after last round – 9 on top, 9 on bottom)



At the end of last round, finish off keeping a long tail to sew heel shut. Sew heel shut.


Enjoy!





Want to make those striped socks? Here's the pattern...