DROPS / 120 / 36

Seaside Socks by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS socks in ”Alpaca” with fan pattern on leg. Size 35 to 43.

Tags: lace, socks,

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-457
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Sock length: approx 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: approx 13 - 14 - 14 cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-100-150 g colour no 6205, light blue.

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2 mm - or size needed to get 28 tr x 16 rows and 28 dc x 35 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Dec 1 st as follows:
Crochet 1 dc/tr but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next dc/tr and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook – 1 dec st.
Replace first dc on round with 1 ch.
Replace first tr on round with 3 ch.
Finish each round with 1 sl st.
On heel turn each row with 1 ch.
ROW 1 (= RS): Crochet 19-20-22 dc, 7-8-8 dc now remain on row, dec 1 dc – SEE DECREASING TIP = 20-21-23 dc, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Crochet 13-13-15 dc, 7-8-8 dc now remain on row, dec 1 dc = 14-14-16 dc, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Crochet 13-13-15 dc, dec 1 dc, 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.
Crochet in the round.
Crochet 75-80-85 ch with crochet hook size 2 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Round 1: 3 ch, then 1 tr in each of the next 3 ch, skip 1 ch, * 1 tr 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 tr.
Crochet 2 rounds with 1 tr in each tr – SEE CROCHET TIP!
Now crochet dc back and forth on the first 26-28-30 tr on round for heel. Continue until heel measures approx 5-5.5-6 cm. Insert a marker – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Now dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASES. After heel dec continue as follows: 1 tr in each of the 14-14-16 dc on heel, 14-15-16 tr along the side of heel, 1 tr in each of the 34-36-38 tr on upper foot and 14-15-16 tr along the other side of heel = 76-80-86 tr on round. Insert a marker each side of the 34-36-38 tr on upper foot. Continue in the round with tr, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 tr each side of the 34-36-38 tr on upper foot – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-10-11 times = 56-60-64 tr. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
Continue until piece measures 19-20.5-23 cm from marker on heel (= approx 3-3.5-4 cm remain). Insert a marker each side with 28-30-32 tr on upper foot and under foot. Continue as follows: 1 round with 1 dc in each tr, then 1 dc in each dc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 10-11-12 times = 16 dc left. On next round crochet 2 dc tog all the way round. Cut the thread, pull through remaining 8 dc, tighten and fasten.

Beg mid back on leg and crochet 64-64-72 dc in the round. Crochet next round as follows: 1 dc in first dc, skip 3 dc, * 9 dtr in next dc, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip 3 dc *, repeat from *-* 7-7-8 times, finish with 9 dtr in next dc, skip 3 tr and 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
Continue as follows: M.1A 1 time, then M.1B 7-7-8 times, finish with 1 sl st as shown in diagram. Continue like this until you have 5 vertical fans in border. Cut and fasten thread.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 16.02.2010
New chart text.
Heel decrease has been edited.
Updated online: 16.02.2010
...* 9 dtr in next dc, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip 3 dc *, repeat from *-* 7-7-8 times, finish with 9 dtr in next dc, skip 3 tr and 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.


= 1 ch
= 1 dc
= 1 dc in ch-loop from previous row and in 5th dtr from fan 2 rows below - see Fig.1
= 1 sl st
= 1 dtr
= fan: Crochet 9 dtr in the same ch
= this row is explained in pattern, beg on row 2.

Jo 02.10.2018 - 23:47:

Hallo. Das ist selbst für eine erfahrene Häkelfreundin wie mich, eine unverständliche Anleitung. Ich habe jetzt merfach versucht eine Socke zu häkeln, komme aber an mehreren Stellen nicht weiter. Schade.

DROPS Design 03.10.2018 kl. 08:11:

Liebe Jo, gerne können Sie Ihre Frage hier stellen, oder mit Ihrem DROPS Laden Kontakt aufnehmen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail, sie werden Ihnen gerne weiter helfen. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Inger Larsson 26.11.2013 - 12:28:

Dåligt beskrivet hur hälen ska virkas.

Christina 21.11.2013 - 10:30:

Når der står Når hælen måler ca 5-5½-6 cm sættes der 1 mærke – HÆRFRA MÅLES ARB VIDERE! Tag derefter ind til hæl Hvor meget er det så jeg skal måle videre? Det kan jeg ikke se nogen steder umiddelbart... Glæder mig til at se sokkerne færdig :)

DROPS Design 21.11.2013 kl. 13:55:

Hej Christina. Det staar lidt laengere nede i opskriften: Hækl videre til arb måler 19-20½-23 cm fra mærket på hælen (= ca 3-3½-4 cm tilbage til færdig mål). God fornöjelse med dem!

Tine 25.02.2013 - 22:44:

Die Angaben nach der Fersenabnahme sind fehlerhaft bzw. unterscheiden sich von denen im Englischen (UK).

DROPS Design 26.02.2013 kl. 10:52:

Liebe Tine, vielen Dank für den Hinweis. Es stimmt, unserer Übersetzerin ist da ein Fehler passiert und wir werden das gleich korrigieren.

Carine 09.12.2011 - 18:03:

Feedback (end) - A bit confusing to use the dc symbol instead of the tr symbol in the diagram. - I could only crochet three vertical fans in border (no more yarn). Thanks for the pattern. Nice and warm socks.

Carine 09.12.2011 - 18:01:

Feedback 2 - The link to the heel crochet sock video should be in the heel decreases section. - In the leg section "finish with 9 tr in next sc, skip 3 dc " should be skip 3 sc - In the pattern diagram, "in 5th dc/tr from fan 2 rows" should only be 5th tr.

Carine 09.12.2011 - 18:00:

Just to give you some feedback about this pattern for a 38-40 EU socks with a 2.5 mm crochet (to comply with the gauge as I crochet tight). - I started the sock with foundations double crochets instead of a chain. At the first round of the leg, I did double crochets instead of single crochets. For the rest of the leg, when chaining, I used a 3.5 mm hook. Otherwise the sock was not stretchy enough and I could not put the sock on. I had to undo entirely one sock.

Carine 29.11.2011 - 14:34:

I did something different as I couldn't understand the explanations. I found the video after. Maybe the video link should be in the heel decreases tips section. Thanks a lot for your help and for the beautiful crochet patterns.

Drops Design 29.11.2011 - 03:56:

Carine, you work like this a total of 10 times: Crochet 13-13-15 sc, dec 1 sc, turn piece. Have you tried watching the video linked from the pattern?

Carine 28.11.2011 - 07:18:

Like Riley, I do not understand the heel decreases. I think you, Drops Design, who design these socks are the best to reply and not the shop where we bought your yarn. Please, read again the heel decreases and the after heel decreases and tell us there is no mistake. Thanks a lot for your help.

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