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Crochet DROPS socks in "Alaska".

DROPS 149-21

DROPS design: Pattern no x-398
Yarn group C
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Size:
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43

Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10½''

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
200-200-250 g color no 04, gray

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 18 sc in width x 20 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= 1st sc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last sc on round and 1st sc on next round, move the marker upwards when working.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first sc at beg of every sc row with 1 ch. Finish every row with 1 sl st in ch from beg of previous row.

DECREASE TIP:
Work 1 sc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook = 1 sc dec.
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SOCK:
Piece is worked in the round from toe and back to instep, then work back and forth from mid back on heel. Then work leg sideways and crochet onto sock.

Ch 4 on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Alaska and form 1 ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: Work 6-6-5 sc in ch-ring - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 12-12-10 sc.
ROUND 3 (and then every other round): Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times in total = 18-18-15 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times in total = 24-24-20 sc.
ROUND 8: * 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times in total = 30-30-25 sc.
ROUND 10: * 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-6-5 times in total = 36-36-30 sc. Inc are now done in size 5/6½ (EU35/37).
ROUND 12: * 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 6-5 times in total = 42-35 sc. Inc are now done in size 7½/9 (EU38/40).
ROUND 14: * 1 sc in each of the first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total = 40 sc.
ROUND 16: * 1 sc in each of the first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total = 45 sc. Inc are now done in size 10/12 (EU41/43).

ALL SIZES:
= 36-42-45 sc on round. Work in the round with 1 sc in every sc until piece measures 14-16-18 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-7". Then work sc back and forth over the first 24-30-32 sc (i.e. do not work over the last 12-12-13 sc on round) - read CROCHET INFO! When sock measures 20-22-25 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" (i.e. approx. 6-6-7 cm / 2½"-2½"-2 3/4" from where it is divided), insert 1 marker in the middle of piece (= 12-15-16 sc on each side of marker). On next row dec 1 sc on each side of marker, i.e. beg 2 sts before marker and work the next 4 sc tog 2 by 2 – READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 sc dec). Work 1 row without dec. Repeat dec on next row (= 2 sc dec) = 20-26-28 sts remain on row. Work 1 row without dec, sock now measures approx. 22-24-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10½" from toe to heel. Put piece aside.

LEG:
Work leg as follows: Ch 33 loosely with Alaska on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in every ch the entire row = 32 sc. Work back and forth with sc only in back loop of sts until piece measures 16-16-18 cm / 6 1/4"-6 1/4"-7", adjust so that one long side fits the opening of sock. Place leg and sock opening towards each other and work tog from WS with a row of sl sts through both layers. NOTE – opening on sock should be mid back of sock.

ASSEMBLY:
Turn the sock inside out, place it double and work tog the back from WS with a row of sl sts through both layers. Fasten off.

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