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BabyDROPS 17-20 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks in ”Alpaca” with flower border.

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BabyDROPS 17-20

Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Foot length: 10 – 11 - 12 (14 - 16) cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 3720, violet
50 g for all sizes colour no 3800, heather
50 g for all sizes colour no 7815, petrol/green mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2.5 mm.

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PATTERN: See diagram M.2 and M.3 – the diagrams show the pattern from the RS, M.2 is worked in stocking st.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

CROCHET PICOT BORDER: Crochet a border with heather and crochet hook size 2.5 mm in violet folding edge as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, 1 dc in the first ch (= 1 picot), skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
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SOCKS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-40-40 (48-48) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off-white and work 4 rounds stocking st. Change to violet, K 1 round, P 1 round (= folding edge), change back to off-white and work 4 rounds stocking st. Now continue in M.2 – beg in top right hand corner of diagram and work diagram from top down. After M.2 complete piece in off-white. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 40-44-44 (48-52). Now work 2 cm rib, K1/P1 and work next round as follows: * K2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* (= casing). K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6 sts evenly = 34-38-38 (42-46) sts. Now slip the first 12-14-14 (15-17) sts on a stitch holder, keep the next 10-10-10 (12-12) sts on row and slip the last 12-14-14 (15-17) sts on a stitch holder. Work M.3 back and forth on sts on needle for 3.5-4-4.5 (6-7) cm (= upper foot). Pick up 9-10-12 (15-19) sts on each side of upper foot and slip sts from stitch holders back on needles = 52-58-62 (72-84) sts. Continue in garter st – SEE ABOVE – back and forth on needle from mid back, AT THE SAME TIME after 1.5-2.5-3 (3-4) cm dec as follows: K2 tog at the beg and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the middle 2 sts. Repeat the dec on every other row until piece in garter st measures 3-4-5 (5-6) cm. Cast off and sew sock tog mid under foot and continue to casing mid back – sew in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.
Fold edge double at top of sock towards WS and fasten. Crochet a Picot border at the top – SEE ABOVE.
TIE STRING: Crochet a ch-string with crochet hook size 2.5 mm and violet measuring approx 50 cm. Thread string through casing.

Diagram

off-white: K from RS, P from WS
violet
petrol/green mix
heather
off-white: K from WS, P from RS

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