DROPS / 120 / 35

Lemon Drops by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS socks in ”Alpaca”.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-458
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US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Leg length: approx 19-20-20 cm / 7½"-8"-8"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-150-150 g color no 2110, wheat
50-50-50 g color no 0100, eco off-white.

For a more hard wearing sock use DROPS Fabel or DROPS Delight.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2 mm / B/1 - or size needed to get 28 dc x 16 rows and 28 sc x 35 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with measurements (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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DECREASING TIP:
Dec 1 st as follows: Crochet 1 sc/dc but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next sc/dc and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook – 1 st dec.

CROCHET TIP:
Replace first sc on round with ch 1.
Replace first dc on round with ch 3.
Finish each round with 1 sl st.
On heel turn each row with ch 1.

HEEL DECREASES:
ROW 1 (= RS): Crochet 19-20-22 sc, 7-8-8 sc now remain on row, dec 1 sc – SEE DECREASING TIP = 20-21-23 sc, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Crochet 13-13-15 sc, 7-8-8 sc now remain on row, dec 1 sc = 14-14-16 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Crochet 13-13-15 sc, dec 1 sc, turn piece.
Repeat row 3 a total of 10-12-12 times, i.e. until all sts on each side of the middle 14-14-16 have been dec.
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SOCK:
Crochet in the round.
Ch 75-80-85 with hook size 2 mm / B/1 and off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Crochet a round as follows: ch 3, then 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, skip ch 1, * 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 60-64-68 dc.
Change to wheat and continue as follows:
ROUND 1: ch 3 + 1 dc in first dc, skip 1 dc, * 2 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 30-32-34 dc-groups.
ROUND 2: ch 3, 2 dc between the first 2 dc-group, * 2 dc between the next 2 dc-groups *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc between the last and the first dc-group (i.e. where the 3 ch were crochet) and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 3: ch 3, 1 dc between the first 2 dc-groups, * 2 dc between the next 2 dc-groups *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Repeat round 2 and 3 alternately (crocheting round 2 only would cause the piece to twist). REMEMBER THE TENSION/GAUGE!
When piece measures approx 14 cm / 5½'' crochet sc back and forth on the first 26-28-30 sts on round for heel. Continue until heel measures approx 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8''. Insert a marker – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Now dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASES. After heel dec continue as follows: 1 dc in each of the 14-14-16 sc on heel, 14-15-16 dc along the side of heel, 1 dc in each of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot and 14-15-16 dc along the other side of heel = 76-80-86 dc on round. Insert a marker each side of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot. Continue in the round with dc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc each side of the 34-36-38 dc on upper foot – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-10-11 times = 56-60-64 dc. Continue until piece measures 18.5-20.5-23 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9" from marker on heel (= approx 3.5-3.5-4 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1½" remain). Change to off-white, insert a marker each side with 28-30-32 dc on upper foot and under foot. Continue as follows: 1 round with 1 sc in each dc, then 1 sc in each sc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 sc each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-11-12 times = 16 sc left. On next round crochet 2 sc tog all the way round. Cut the thread, pull through remaining 8 sc, tighten and fasten.


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