Choose your language:

Princess socks by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with lace pattern in ”Fabel”.

DROPS Children 23-45

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-013-bn
Yarn group A
US: child- child - child - child - woman
6½/8 -9/10½ -11/13 -13½ -5/6½
EU: 23/25 -26/28 -29/31 -32/34 -35/37

Foot length: 14-16-18-20-22 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-7''-8''-8¾''
Leg length: 22-26-30-34-38 cm / 8 3/4"-10 1/4"-11 3/4"-13 3/8"-15"

DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100-100-100-150-150 g color no 102, pink.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

1 meter/1.1 yds long silk ribbon in a suitable color, approx. 3 mm/ 1/4" wide.

(Continue to pattern...)

Yarn type
Deals from
    2.90 USD
    3.05 USD
    3.40 USD
    3.40 USD
    2.90 USD

Tips & Help

Lots of new lessons and videos online!

Have you seen all the new updates to the Tips & Help section? Here you will find not only new videos on a daily basis but also knitting & crochet lessons and lots of pattern inspiration for your next project!

See more here

And make sure to bookmark it! New content will be added every week!
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
See diagrams A-1 to A-6.

DECREASE TIP (applies to toe):
Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Work with 2 strands held together.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 4-5-5-6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 4-5-5-6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 3-4-4-5-5 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 3-4-4-5-5 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until there are 13-13-15-15-15 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 60-70-70-80-90 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Fabel. K 1 round, P 1 round and K 1 round. Then work A-1 one time vertically. When A-1 has been worked, there are 48-56-56-64-72 sts on needle. Then work A-2 one time vertically. Now piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8''. Continue with A-3 until piece measures approx. 15-19-23-27-31 cm / 6"-7½"-9"-10½"-12 1/4" – finish after 1 round marked with arrow – AT THE SAME TIME on this last round, dec 4-8-6-6-8 sts evenly = 44-48-50-58-64 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Then work A-4 – AT THE SAME TIME on last round, dec 4-0-2-2-8 sts evenly = 40-48-48-56-56 sts. Continue with A-5 one time vertically, then work 4 rounds in rib = K 1/P 1. Piece now measures approx. 22-26-30-34-38 cm / 8 3/4"-10 1/4"-11 3/4"-13½"-15".
K 1 round while at the same time dec 0-4-0-4-2 sts evenly = 40-44-48-52-54 sts.
Now keep the first 19-21-23-25-25 sts on needle for heel and slip the remaining 21-23-25-27-29 sts on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot).
Work in stockinette st over heel sts for 4-4-4½-5-5 cm / 1½"-1½"-1 3/4"-2"-2". Insert a marker.
Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel dec, pick up 11-11-12-13-13 sts along each side of heel and slip the 21-23-25-27-29 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 56-58-64-68-70 sts. Insert a marker on each side of the 21-23-25-27-29 sts on top of foot. Then work A-6 over the middle 11 sts on top of foot and work the other sts in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K tog the last 2 sts BEFORE marker mid on top of foot twisted (i.e. work in back loops of st instead of front) and K tog the first 2 sts AFTER last marker on top of foot. Repeat dec every other round a total of 7-6-9-9-8 times = 42-46-46-50-54 sts. When A-6 has been worked 2-2-2-3-3 times on top of foot, continue in stockinette st over all sts. Continue until piece measures 11-13-14-16-18 cm / 4½"-5"-5½"-6 1/4"-7" from marker on heel (= approx. 3-3-4-4-4 cm / 1"-1"-1½"-1½"-1½" remain). Insert a marker in each side so that there are 21-23-23-25-27 sts on upper foot and 21-23-23-25-27 sts under foot. Continue working in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers - SEE DECREASE TIP!
Repeat dec every other round a total of 3-2-6-5-4 times and then every round 5-7-3-5-7 times = 10 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Thread a silk ribbon in the upper row of eyelet holes - beg mid back.


K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
1 YO between 2 sts

Do you need some help?

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

Go to original pattern for design DROPS Children 23-45. If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section.

© 1982-2015 DROPS Design A/S We reserve all rights. This document, including all its sub-sections, has copyrights. This is for all of you with knitting as a hobby and for you who run a yarn store. Either way, the DROPS pattern database is at your free disposal. As a store you are welcome to use the DROPS pattern database to promote the sale of your assortment. Print out any pattern you may want, make as many copies as desired. The only thing we ask is that you don't make any changes / additions to the original printed document... and that the patterns according to the DROPS philosophy are given out to the consumers for free.
The sale of garments based on DROPS DESIGN is permitted as long as they are sold as single items or per order. Further commercial use of the patterns is not permitted. It has to be clearly stated that the garment is made based on a design from DROPS DESIGN. The use of DROPS photos for marketing purposes/sales is only permitted when only DROPS yarns have been used. The photo may not be cut or edited and the logo should be clearly visible. The use of clothes labels of which DROPS DESIGN forms part is conditioned by the inclusion of the following text: “A DROPS DESIGN made by …..”.
We reserve the right to withdraw the permission for use at any time, notwithstanding the reason.

DROPS Design