Not sure of how to get started with this pattern? Under the "Videos" tab at the top of the page you will find a list of how-to videos that can help to get you started - all our patterns have them!
And that's not all - our "Tips & Help" section is filled with lots of resources to get you started with any of our patterns - or with your own designs!
Browse our Video Library to find hundreds of how-to videos and have a closer look of our yarns; or visit our Lessons section for step by step tutorials! "Tips & Help" is also full of pattern inspiration, DROPS fans creations, and so much more! Just take a look here!
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here.
There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
For this pattern in British English, please click here.
DECREASE TIP (applies to heel):
Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, marker, slip 1 st, work 1 st, psso.
Cast on 56-60-64 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Fabel. K 2 rounds. Continue to work rib as follows: * K 1, P 3 *, repeat from *-*. When rib measures 4 cm / 1½’’, work as follows: Insert 1 marker in the 1st st and 1 marker in the 25th-29th-33rd st.
Continue rib K 1, P 3, AT THE SAME TIME on every round dec 1 st after first marker and inc 1 st before second marker so that rib is displaced. Dec by slipping st with marker off needle, work 1 st, psso, and inc by making a YO before the second marker – work YO twisted on next round and work it in rib. Number of sts does not vary. Continue like this until piece measures 17-18-19 cm / 6¾”-7”-7½”.
Now work a loose strand over the last 31 sts on needle. Sts on each side of this strand are used for heel later. Then continue with rib over the 25-29-33 sts on top of foot, work the other sts in stockinette st. Continue displacement as before but now work the inc sts in stockinette st, no of sts in rib becomes less and no of sts in stockinette st inc.
Continue like this until piece measures 11-13-16 cm / 4½”-5”-6¼” from the loose strand (= approx. 5 cm / 2’’ remain, now work all sts in stockinette st). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 28-30-32 sts on top of foot and 28-30-32 sts under foot.
Continue working stockinette st over all sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers. Dec as follows before 1 K st and marker: K 2 tog. Dec as follows after marker and 1 K st: K 2 twisted tog. Dec like this in each side on every other round a total of 7 times and then on every round a total of 3 times = 16-20-24 sts remain on needle. On next round K 2 tog around. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Pull out the loose strand and distribute sts from each side of yarn on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 = 62 sts. Beg in the side and work as follows: Work over 31 sts under heel, pick up 2 new sts in the side, work over the 31 sts on the back of heel and pick up 2 new sts in the side = 66 sts. Insert 1 marker between the 2 new sts in each side. Then work in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side on every other round a total of 10 times - READ DECREASE TIP! = 26 sts remain on needle.
Work 1 round over all sts. Bind off.
Sew tog heel with grafting/kitchener sts, st against st in bind-off edge.
Cast on and work as left sock but when displacing rib, do as follows: Insert 1 marker in the 1st st and 1 marker in the 29th-33rd-37th st. Continue rib K 1, P 3, AT THE SAME TIME on every round inc 1 st after first marker and dec 1 st before second marker so that rib is displaced. Inc by making a YO after first marker, work YO twisted on next round and work in rib. Dec before second marker as follows: Work st with marker and st before K tog. Continue as left sock.
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 150-20. If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section.