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To avoid hole in the middle beg with this technique:
Hold yarn end in the left hand and make a loop around left index finger (from left to right). Hold the loop with left thumb and index finger. * Insert hook through loop, get the yarn from ball, pull yarn through loop, make 1 YO on hook and pull YO through st on hook = 1 sc *, repeat from *-* until there are 7 sc in loop, finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Continue as explained in pattern – AT THE SAME TIME pull yarn end so that loop is tighten tog and the hole disappears.
On every sc round replace first sc with 1 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in first ch.
On every dc round replace first dc with 3 ch.
Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Work 2 dc/sc in 1 dc/sc.
Dec 1 st as follows – beg 2 sc before marker:
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 st dec.
Worked from toe and up to leg.
Work a MAGIC CIRCLE – see explanation above, on hook size 2 mm / B/1 with Fabel = 7 sc in circle. READ CROCHET INFO! Work 2 sc in every sc = 14 sc. Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 7th st. Then work in the round with 1 sc in every st, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 sc on each side of each marker – READ INCREASE TIP, repeat inc every round 9-10-11 more times (10-11-12 inc in total) = 54-58-62 sc. Then work A.1a (= 3 sts), A.1b (= 4 sts) over the next 24-28-32 sc (= 6-7-8 times), A.1c (= 4 sts), 1 dc in each of the last 23 sc. Then work in the round with dc under foot and A.1 over the 31-35-39 sts on top of foot. When piece measures 9-11-14 cm / 3½"-4½"-5½", inc 1 dc on each side of the 31-35-39 sts on top of foot, repeat inc every round 11-12-12 more times (12-13-13 inc in total) = 47-49-49 dc + A.1. Continue until piece measures 17-19-22 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4" from toe. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Then work as follows – Work 35-33-43 ch, skip the first 31-35-39 sts on top of foot, work 1 sc in each of the next 47-49-49 dc, work 1 sc in each of the 35-33-43 ch = 82-82-92 sc. Insert 2 markers in the piece, 3-4-2 sc in sc from foot (there should be 41-41-46 sc between markers). Continue in the round with 1 sc in every sc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 dec sc per round) - READ DECREASE TIP, repeat dec every round 17 more times = 10-10-20 sc remain on round. Turn the sock inside out, place sts under heel double and work tog with 1 sl st through every st in both layers. Fasten off.
Start by working A.1 over the 31-35-39 sts on top of foot as before, but work 4 dc in first dc-group in A.1a (i.e. first repetition with dc consists of 3 ch and 3 dc in same st) and in last dc-group in A.1c, skip 3-1-4 sts, * work 4 dc in next st, skip 5-5-6 sts *, repeat from *-* 4 more times, skip 2-2-4 sts, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round. Then work 1 dc-group in every dc-group on round below. Continue this pattern until leg measures 14-15-16 cm / 5½"-6"-6 1/4". Work 1 round with A.2 over A.1. Fasten off. Work another sock the same way.