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Crochet heart socks

The feeling of cold feet? It is not for me, thanks. Warm socks are what make me go through winter, I literally live in them all season long. Whether I am at home or in bed, or watching a movie on the sofa, you will always find me with a cozy and comfy pair of socks at my feet. Even if they are very popular among knitters and crocheters, I have never tried them before. Anyway the thought of wearing wool socks, handmade by me, pushed me to take the chance of making them right away!!

I am super happy with how my first pair of socks came out and I am even happier because, together with the crochet socks technique, I also tried my hands at the tapestry crochet technique. If you are wondering what tapestry crochet means, this is a crocheting technique which consists in using several colors of yarn at the same time and changing them to create beautiful and colorful motifs and graphs. At a first look, this technique may look a bit difficult and tricky, but you will see that it’s all about getting the rhythm of the color changes. HERE you can find a useful video tutorial about this new technique and for those of you who prefer written instructions, HERE is the link to an easy tutorial made by RED HEART YARN.

Amongst the variety of patterns and graphs you can choose, I found the heart pattern the easiest to follow. I personally was inspired by this pattern I found on internet. Just remember that each square represent a single crochet.

About the yarn, I went for KATIA CONCEPT GOBI LACE, which is a 73% vergin wool and 27% elastic fibers. I found it to be the perfect mix to give my socks the right amount of elasticity especially in the cuffs zone.

Each ball is 25 grams and 160 meters long; so I only needed two red balls in the shade 107 for the body of my socks and one white ball , in the shade 100 to make the heart graph.

The pattern I made out for these socks will fit a 37-39 size foot and it is worked using a 3.5mm crochet hook.

To get started, let’s make 6 sc into a magic circle.

round 1: ch1, make 2sc into each stitch below. (12 sts)

round 2: ch1, *1 sc into the same stitch below, 2 sc into the next stitch*. Repeat from  * to * until the end of the round. (24 sts)

round 3: ch1, *1 sc into the next two stitches below, 2 sc into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the round (36 sts)

round 4: ch1, *1 sc into the next three stitches below, 2 sc into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. (42 sts)

This is how your work will look like at the end of round 4.

round 5: ch1, 1 sc in each stitch around (42 sts)

rounds 6-37: ch1, 1 sc in each stitch around (42 sts)

To make the heel we are going to work in rows back and forth.

row 38: ch1, 1sc into the same stitch below, 1 sc into the next 20 stitches. (21 sts)

rows 39-53: 1sc and turn your work. Make 1 sc into the next stitches below. (21 sts)

To close the heel, we are going to turn on the outside the part just worked and make a row of single crochet into the last row stitches.

From round 54 to round 57 (4 rounds in total) we are going to work single crochet all the way around, except in the angle area where in each round we are going to work a decrease by making two single crochet closed together. At the end of my 57th round I had 48 stitches.

From round 58 to round 70 I worked the tapestry heart by simply following the pattern I showed you. Just note that the pattern repetition is multiple of 15, while we have a total of 48 stitches around. This means that between one pattern repetition and the other I made a single crochet.

If we call “A” the red yarn and “B” the white yarn, the first round of tapestry would be:

round 58: ch1, *1 sc into the next sticth (A color), 7 sc in the next stitches (A color), 1 sc into the next stitch (B color), 7 sc into the next stitches below (A color)*. Repeat from * to *  until the end of the round.

Here is a picture with the tapestry pattern going on

At the end of round 70 we are going to end our project by making the cuffs.

round 71 : ch1, 1 sc in each stitch around (48 sts)

round 72 : ch2, 1 dc in each stitch around (48 sts)

round 73-76 : ch2, 1 front post double crochet into the same stitch below, 1 back post double crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from *to* until the end of the round (48 sts)

I really love the ribbing look you can achieve by alternating front post and back post double crochet. It almost looks like knitted.

Right foot and left foot are worked the exact same way.

Considering that this is the first pair of socks I made, I feel really proud of how they came out. They look super cute and the heart details, they are just so me! I am also really happy I had the chance to experiment tapestry crochet. It is such a creative technique which gives so much options to customize your handmade items. I hope you too like this project and will try this pattern as well. Let me know if you are going to try tapestry crochet too and how you customize your own pair of socks.

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