DROPS / 120 / 37

Summer Sorbet Socks by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS socks in ”Alpaca” with stripes and lace pattern. Size 35 to 43.

Tags: lace, socks, stripes,

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-456

Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Sock length: approx 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: approx 19 - 20 - 20 cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes colour no 0100, eco off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 2915, orange
50 g for all sizes colour no 2922, deep pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 3140, light pink

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.
* 1 round off-white, 2 rounds orange, 2 rounds light pink, 2 rounds deep pink, 1 round off-white *, repeat from *-*.
See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagrams show the pattern from RS.
Dec 1 st as follows:
Crochet 1 dc/tr but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet next dc/tr and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook = 1 dec st.
On the leg beg each round with 3 ch, these are additional sts and do not replace first st in diagram. On foot replace first tr on round with 3 ch and finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. On heel turn each row with 1 ch.
ROW 1 (= RS): Crochet 19-22-22 dc, 8-9-9 dc now remain on row, dec 1 dc – SEE DECREASING TIP = 20-23-23 dc, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Crochet 12-14-14 dc, 8-9-9 dc now remain on row, dec 1 dc = 13-15-15 dc, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Crochet 12-14-14 dc, dec 1 dc, turn piece.
Repeat row 3 a total of 12-14-14 times, i.e. until all sts on each side of the middle 13-15-15 have been dec.
Crochet in the round.
Crochet 80-85-90 ch with crochet hook size 2 mm and off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
Round 1: Crochet 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 = 64-68-72 tr.
Now continue in M.1 – SEE CROCHET TIP – at the same time crochet STRIPES – see above. REMEMBER CROCHET TENSION!
Work 2 vertical repeats of M.1 (piece measures approx 12 cm), last round is orange. Now continue for heel with off-white and dc back and forth on the first 27-31-31 sts on round. 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 in STRIPES as follows (with orange): 1 tr in each of the 13-15-15 dc on heel, 14-15-16 tr along side of heel, 1 tr in each of the 37-37-41 tr on upper foot and 14-15-16 tr along the other side of heel = 78-82-88 tr on round. Insert a marker each side of the middle 35-35-39 tr on upper foot. Continue in the round in stripes with tr under foot and M.1 on the 33-37-37 tr on upper foot (beg on row 2 in M.1). AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 tr each side of the 33-33-37 sts on upper foot – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every round a total of 12-12-13 times = 54-58-62 tr. Continue until piece measures 19-21-23 cm from marker on heel (= approx 3-3-4 cm remain). Insert a marker each side with 27-29-31 tr on upper foot and under foot. Now complete piece in off-white 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 = 14 dc left. On next round crochet 2 dc tog all the way round. Cut the thread, pull through remaining 7 dc, tighten and fasten.

Crochet lace pattern round the top of leg with off-white and crochet hook size 2 mm as follows, beg mid back: 68-68-85 dc round the top of sock, on next round crochet M.2 (beg on row 1 in diagram) = 4-4-5 repeats across the round. After M.2 cut and fasten thread.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 16.02.2010
New Crochet Info ...New heel decreases


= 1 tr
= 1 ch
= 1 tr-group = 3 tr in the same st
= 1 dc
= Crochet 1 tr but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet 1 tr in the same st, but wait with last pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 tr in the same st and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook.

Judith Rotter 30.03.2016 - 20:58:

Nach einigen wirklich tollen Häkelarbeiten, die alle wirklich erfolgreich waren, wollte ich mich nun mal an Socken versuchen, dein Muster gefiel mir auf Anhieb, doch irgendwie ist mir leider die "Drehung" bei der Fersenabnahme nicht klar. Ich gehe mal davon aus, dass "drehen" nicht gleich "wenden" ist, also wohin bzw. wierum drehe ich? Bitte um Hilfe! Danke im Voraus.

DROPS Design 01.04.2016 kl. 08:48:

Liebe Judith, doch, es bedeutet "wenden", wir haben diese Stelle in dieser älteren Anleitung jetzt besser formuliert.

Laura 18.02.2014 - 17:19:

Onpa kiva! Virkattujen sukkien ohjeita näkee niin harvoin!

DROPS Design 27.10.2010 - 18:54:

The pattern is translated both into UK and US English, and you can just click the link under the picture to get to the pattern.

Mimi 27.10.2010 - 18:45:

I need English translations!!

DROPS DE 28.08.2010 - 18:55:

Liebe Felicitas, vielen Dank für den Hinweis! Es hat in der deutschen Anleitung tatsächlich der Teil über die Fersenabnahme gefehlt. Ich habe es nun ergänzt.

Felicitas 27.08.2010 - 16:45:

Leider konnte ich keine näheren Angaben zur Fersenlänge finden. Darum mache ich es so, wie es in den Anleitungen Z-457 und Z-458 beschrieben steht: "Weiter über die ersten 26-28-30 Stb fM hin und zurück häkeln bis die Ferse ca. 5-5½-6 cm misst. Hier einen Markierungsfaden einziehen. Von hier wird die Arbeit weitergemessen. Weiter für die Ferse abnehmen – siehe FERSENABNEHMEN." Sehe ich das richtig so?

Tina 08.03.2010 - 21:15:

Igen et par skønne, hæklede strømper. God idé!!

Letouze 22.02.2010 - 10:17:

J'adore ces chaussettes et surtout celle avec l'orteil bravo et merci pour ces bonnes idées

Dlina Rdz 17.02.2010 - 17:51:

Preciosas...instrucciones en español por favor...

Hanne Muurmand 19.01.2010 - 12:12:

Dejligt med opskrift på hæklede sokker, som tilmed er rigtig flotte

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