Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd, as well as my friends over Yarnspiration.
Today is the women's Twisting Lace Socks.
But before you click off, let me show you more about these socks, because the name is really quite deceptive.
So in today's pattern we're going to do the women's twisting lace socks.
Now I've seen this pattern on Yarnspirations for years, and I've always avoided it, because I'm thinking lace, twisting, Do I really want all the work? So I decided last night, that I was going to put the effort in, and actually try the pattern.
And what I was so shocked, is that there really is no cable work.
When I think twisting lace, I think cable work.
This is exactly what they look like here.
And if you know how to do two together double crochet, three double crochet in the same one, and then two together, that's it.
This is Twisting Lace Sock that you see.
So what I have here, is that this is my version here that I did.
It's exactly as written.
So what we're going to be doing is, discovering the toe, going up, we're going to do the heel, and then we're gonna go straight up.
And we're gonna talk about crochet hook size, what you need to know, and etc.
And there's also different sizes in this pattern, for 5/6, 7/8, 9/10.
There we go.
So this is gonna be how we're going to be doing it today.
So without further ado, let me show you that um, the kind of the diagram of the socks, what we're going to be doing today, and then I'll take you back here.
So here's my crude diagram.
And what we're going to be doing is, starting right at the toe, and we're going to be going an around circle, and we're going to be expanding outward, and it looks like this at the end of the toe, as it works its way out.
So from the very beginning, so this is the tip of your foot, and it's going to be expanding.
So the expansion actually happens up here, here, here and here, and in between it just stays a certain amount of count.
Counting especially on the toe area is so important for you to keep in balance.
So, when you're thinking of the different sizes, so if you did the 5/6, you wouldn't be going as far.
You did, if you did the 7/8, you go a little further, and then if you did the 9/10 then, you go all the way.
So, where you stop will, will dictate the, the diameter of your socks.
Once you get that done, it's a straight shot back on the instep, until you get to the heel.
In the heel area, what happens is that we start decreasing to create this shape.
And then what we do is we start increasing, but as we increase we attach down onto this, so it creates the fold that you see in the side of the socks.
Once you get that done it's then a straight shot up, to the cuff.
And then uh uh the, the cuff is then done.
So really when, that you're thinking about the sizes that we have, is that really the toe, diameter matters, the distance back, for where this all starts, is a distance that we'll be talking about.
And then what we have is, then we have the height going up, and then the cuff.
So you will need a tape measure today, in order to play.
And what I'm gonna do is take you back to the pattern, and let's tell you a little bit about that.
So like most of the diagrams available in Yarnspirations.
com, is that they have them color-coded to the different sizes.
So that you see, ladies small is in this color, medium this, and lady large as this color.
So when you're working through things and there's a decision to be made on a certain size, you will see that there's a set of instruction that will match the size that you're working with.
So for example rows, or rounds 1 through 7 is the same for everybody, but then 5/6, you're going to do this set of instruction.
Right? So there you go.
So then you see that there's seventh round, here's the eighth round, only for 5/6.
But I'm going to be doing then 9/10 with you, uh sorry it's 7/8 with you on camera today.
But 7/8, 9/10, you're going to do this set of instructions, and then, if you're continuing on then to 9/10, you'll continue here.
My point being is that, the smaller the socks, the less work that you have to do clearly.
Once you get this set of instructions done, you just jump down, all sizes, then we pick up, and then we start doing the next set of instructions then, going all the way back.
So down here, you'll notice that there is different sizes.
So it says repeat from such-and-such right? Five, six or seven times.
You're picking the right color that matches the sizes that you're going to be working with.
Once you get all this done, and we will do this on camera today.
Is that you will repeat the pattern until that it's either five and three quarters, six and three quarters, or seven three quarters.
Again, you choose the size.
So when you're looking at anything that requires, uh information where it's different, for example, you'll all have different sizes of heels, when we go to do that.
So we're going to be seeing that information pop up.
And again, we choose the, the number that corresponds.
So what we're going to be doing today is, that we are going to be working on 7/8.
We're going to be using uh, uh 3.
25 size, a U.
“D” crochet hook, but I wanted to tell you something about that before we begin.
So on camera this is supposed to be size 7/8.
And what I'm going to be doing with you today is, that I'm going to be taking you through.
So I did not have the same size crochet hook.
So I bumped myself up to a 3.
5millimeter size “F” crochet hook.
Remember this ask for “D”.
This sock here does not match the size, because I changed the size of the hook.
So in actual fact, this sock here, is actually even bigger than it should be, because of the size of the hook that I used.
We're also going to be using Kroys Socks today FX.
So you'll notice that the colors are transitioning quite beautifully throughout.
I didn't change anything special in the heel, That's the way the color came out, and what we're going to be doing.
I've just wrapped this into a cake just for my own ease, and then off-camera it will be sitting in a yarn ball, and then just popping out the hole, like so.
So I did that for myself.
So let's test yourself.
Let's get ourselves started.
Remember just substitute any information if you're doing a different size that I am on camera, because I can't do all sizes.
But I'm going to show you the 7/8.
Here we go.
So let's begin.
We're doing all sizes up, till number seven.
So we're going to be starting with our first one, and we're going to be creating a slipknot.
And I'm going to assume that you know how to crochet, so I'm not going to cover the basics of crochet today.
So we need to chain a total of 15.
So just 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 and 15.
So now let's begin, round number one.
Going 2nd chain from the hook.
So count it back.
So 1 and 2.
Just start single crocheting in the back hump of the chain, and I want you, to do a total count of 14.
So let's, it's important that you count.
So let's just count those.
So 1 2 and 3, and put me on pause and get yourself to the end of the chain.
You should have a total of 14.
So we're currently at 3.
So coming up to the last one.
This is to 14th one.
Sooo, what I need you to do, we're not going to turn a work, like as in going back the other direction.
I simply want you to turn this around, and coming into the same one that you were just in, and crochet into that one again.
So from the underside.
Okay, so just leaving this straggler down on top, and I want you to crochet 14 back.
So let's say 1.
And keep moving along the other side.
2 3, and go all the way to the other side.
You should be at 14.
See me there in just a moment.
So I'm coming and I'm currently going into number 13, and 14 is the last one available.
And what I need you to do is, slip stitch yourself to the very first one, right here.
Just turn it, and just slip stitch into the first single crochet.
So you should have a total count of 28.
If you want a double count.
If you did the 14 across, 14 on the other other side, you're good to go.
If you buried this tail in, kind of how I was showing you, then just snip it.
Get rid of it, and you're good to go.
Let's begin row, or round number two.
So as we begin to do round number two, what's gonna happen is that we are going to be doing a steady increase.
So as we start off we're gonna do an increase right away, and then we count a certain amount, and then we increase.
We do one by itself, and then an increase, and then we come back across and increase, and then that's it.
And you've just come all the way around.
So every time we're doing an increase, just know that you have four spots, on the top of the toe, or in the tip of the toe, that's actually being increased.
Let's begin, round number two.
Let's begin round number two, we're going to chain up one, and we are going to put in one single crochet in the first one.
And then the next one, is going to have two, single crochets in it.
And the instructions tell us that there is going to be one single crochet in each of the next eleven.
I'm gonna take you around the first round first.
So this is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 and 11.
You're now, you're eleven in, and it says to you, after you get your eleven done, is put two single crochets into the next one.
And then the pattern says to repeat, once again.
So what they're asking you to do, is start over on that line.
So the next one is gonna be one single crochet, and then the next one after that is one, or sorry two double, uh two single crochets into the same one.
And then you're going to go 11 back again.
So you're just coming back around.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 and 11.
And then following with the set of instructions.
It says that you are putting in two, single crochets into the same one, at the end of the repeat pattern.
And then once you have that done, is that you are just going to join it to the top of the first, single crochet.
Counting is so important.
And when you do that, pull it nice and tight, so that you don't end up with any gaps.
Let's now move on to, round number three.
So round number three, I'm going to move myself all the way round.
So chaining of one, and it's one, single crochet into each, stitch all the way around.
Now I'm not worried about counting too much.
I'm going to be counting in the next round, because the next round, we're going to do another, increase.
So what's happened in this pattern, is that you start off, and you start increasing, but the next round after it usually is like uh round that's going to allow it to relax out, to grow.
So it gives it a round to be able to relax, and enjoy, uh expanding, and then it will expand once again.
So one single crochet in each, all the way around, for round number three.
So at the end of round number three, I'm just going to join it to the first, single crochet, and pull it nice and tight.
So give it a good pull.
So you're not going to see a bowling shape happen.
Just pull, uh push it, so that the bottom is kind of coming out like this.
Let's go to number four.
So I'm going to, because this is not a beginner pattern, I'm just going to explain and then we're gonna do.
So we're going to chain up one, and one single crochet in the first one, and then two into the next one.
So listen to my words.
I want you then, is to single crochet the next thirteen, and then there will be two into the next, and then you're going to repeat that again.
So one single crochet, two into the next, thirteen down the bottom side, and then just put two into the last one, and then join it.
Keep an eye on your counts, and good luck with that, and I'll see you at the end of round number four.
So just thirteen across.
Just finishing up number four.
I have the last two, uh single crochets into the same one.
And now I'm going to join it to the top of the first single crochet.
If you're losing your counts, these rows that you're doing, the expansion, are the ones that you'll be able to get you back on track.
Being able to fake it if you really have to.
So let's do round number five.
It's the same as round three, and if I could just get my yarn in my hands, I'd be awesome.
And you're gonna chain up one, and just again just expand it out.
So just one single crochet in each, So you're letting the stitches relax.
So number five is one single crochet in each of the stitches, all the way around.
So it's an easy round, number five.
So I've come up all the way around on the end of number five, and I'm just going to join it to the first, single crochet.
So let's begin number six.
And still all round, all sizes, are still involved.
And you can see that it's growing outward, and you can see that in your hands too.
So let's begin round number six.
So this is an expansion round.
So just chain up one, one single crochet in the first, and then you're gonna put two into the next.
So one and two.
So listen to my words, You are now going to put fifteen single crochets in a row, and then two into the next, and then one single in the next.
And then you're you're still repeating your pattern.
So then two into the next, and then fifteen all the way back, and in the last stitch you will put two, single crochets into that one.
So please do that.
The answer is number fifteen stitches in between.
So please do, that all the way around.
So I've come all the way around and number six, the last stitch is two singles into the same one, and I'm just joining it to the first single crochet.
So this is number seven that we're about to go to.
It's just one single crochet in each.
So just go around.
Just chain up one, one single crochet around in each, for number seven.
This will be the last time the round is, for all sizes, and then it starts dividing off depending on the size that you're making.
One single crochet in each, all the way around.
So I'm coming all the way to the end of round number seven.
So we're going to go back to the pattern now.
Let's see where we are.
You can see the tip of the toe.
Because now we're going to take a detour, depending on the size that you're working on.
So we now just finished up round number seven.
So what's going to happen now, is that for the 5/6 you're going to do this set of instruction.
So you're going to be expanding again.
And it's the same instruction, and this time it's going to be nineteen for single crochets going.
Now, for the other people that we have, is that we are going to go for 7/8 that we are.
So 7/8 is the size that I'm gonna be concentrating on.
I'm gonna be doing these three sets of instructions.
Now, if you're continuing on then, for nine and ten 9/10 you will then continue then into these set of instructions.
And then all of us, no matter what size, will end up over here, all sizes.
And then we're going to start that lacy stuff that you can see in the pattern.
So once you're 5/6 are done, just jump down.
We're gonna do 7/8 on camera, then jump down.
And 9/10, I expect you to get that done if you wish, and can get that down there.
So let's continue then, 7/8, 9/10 sizes, for eighth round next.
So for 7/8, 9/10, you are going to chain up one, and do one single crochet in the first one.
And listen to my words, because I'm going to tell you what to do.
So you're gonna do two single crochets into the next one, then this time is 17, single crochets across, then two into the next, one single crochet in the next one after that, two into the next one, and then 17, single crochets coming back around, and finish off with two single crochets into the same.
Please do this now, for round number eight, and we're going to continue.
So keep an eye on those counts, and make sure you're counting along the way.
The answer is 17.
So I'm just finishing up round number eight, and I'm just going to slip stitch to the first single crochet.
And round number 9 is simple.
Chain up one, and then it's just one single crochet in each of the stitches going all the way around.
So just one single crochet, in each, all the way around.
We'll see at the end of this round.
Coming up all the way around, for round number, nine.
We're just going to join.
Now round number ten, we're carrying on.
We're gonna increase one more time, for the 7/8 and then that's it.
So we're going to just chain up one, and one single crochet in the first one, and then the next one has two.
So listen to my instructions.
So the next, what do we have here, the next 19 in a row, will each be a single crochet, then two into the next, one single crochet in the next one after that, two into the next one after that, and then 19 all the way back, and finish off with two single crochets in the last stitch.
Please do that now, for round number ten.
This is the final round, of the growth, before moving on, for the rest of the sizes.
So the answer is 19.
At the end of round number ten, the final stitches two, single crochets in there, and then we join.
So if you're moving on now to the 9/10 size, continue on in the pattern.
But for the rest of us, we are now going to move on for all sizes.
Continuing on, so there is the toe of your foot.
So, there you go.
So let's move on to all sizes, and let's begin.
So as we begin all sizes, what's gonna happen is, now we're going to transfer into these double crochets.
So it's going to go pretty quickly, going back, on the instep, until we get to a certain amount of inches.
Then you can see that the heel then, will start.
So if this is your second one, I would count the amount of rows that you did, so that you make sure that you do match it.
But the first time, you want to get to your certain amount of inches, and we'll cover that in a moment.
So what we're going to do, is we're going to establish this spacing, that you see.
And no matter what size you worked on, the spacing will work out, and it's good to go.
So let's begin, round number one, all sizes.
So we're now going to establish that cable look.
So we're going to chain up three, and then we're going to make a double crochet into the very next stitch.
This is going to be included as being called as two double crochet together.
It's the beginning two double crochet together.
I know it doesn't make any sense, but it does.
The next stitch, is going to be three, double crochets into the same stitch.
So one, two and three.
Then the next two stitches are each gonna be two double crochet together.
So just wrap in the hook, the next stitch pull through, pull through two and hold it, and then come to the next one wrap, going in, pull through, pull through two and hold it, and then pull through all three loops.
I'm going to show this again.
So then you chain one, skip one, and begin all over again.
So the first two is two double crochet together.
The next one is three, doubles into the same one.
One, two and three.
And then the next two are together.
That's all, this cable lacing is, or this lacing look, is just that.
So chain one.
I'll show you one more time.
So skip one, put the first two together.
Put three double crochet into the next one.
Put the last two together, before moving on.
Then chain one.
So the amount of times you have to do that is based on the size that you're working on.
So you will see it says repeat five, seven or, five, six or seven more times.
It's based on the size.
So continue that same idea, going all the way around.
I'll see at the end of this round.
Round number one, all sizes.
So I'm coming up all the way back around.
This is my last set, that I'm doing in.
So I've considered each one of the grouping of five, that you see.
That's more than five but the way that it's grouping together I just consider that it like a group.
Ok, chain one, and then you're going to join it to the top of what appears to be the second double crochet.
That's considered the top of the first one like so.
If this is your second one, I want you to lay it down.
And just get your other one, and just verify that you have the same amount of gapping spaces that you have on the first one.
And if it's your first one just keep running with it, and you're good to go.
We're now going to begin second round for all, and all sizes are the same this time.
What's going to happen Is that we're now going to repeat the following step until you get to either, 5 and 3/4, 6 and 3/4, or 7 3/4, from the tip of the toe.
So you want to measure then, the whole thing, from the tip all the way to the next section.
If this is your second sock, just make sure that you measure where, actually I would count the number of rows that you're doing, so that you can be able to match that.
To start off you're going to chain 3, counts as a double crochet, or counts as a two double crochet together.
So the next one, you were just going to put it together.
So just a double crochet.
I know I'm not making any sense.
But, chain 3, double crochet in the next, those ah, count as two together.
How's that? Ok so the next one is three double crochets together.
Notice that it's in the middle one of the grouping of three.
So this is going to be three, uh double crochets into the same one.
And then, the next final two, that you see, is two together.
I think I'm starting to calm down now.
(Mikey giggles) Okay, so chain one, and start again.
So the very first two, come together.
Okay, the next one is the middle one.
There's going to be three double crochets in that one.
And then the final two, of that same group, comes together, two double crochet together, using those final two.
Chain one, and move on.
So do that all the way around then, for a second round.
And then you're gonna repeat this round, until you get to the size that you need.
So, I will see you back here in just a moment, and we'll refresh, and then I'll do the rest off-camera, and I'll see you at the end of the heel, uh at the start of the heel.
So I'm just completing round number two.
Don't forget to chain one first, and then join it to what appears to be is the second double crochet in.
So I want you to repeat what you just learned, now, until you get to the back part of the heel area.
So it's either five and three-quarter, six and three quarters or seven and three quarters.
To begin again, just chain up three, and in the next one, just double crochet so that is included in your two together for that, and then the next one is three, double crochets into the same one.
It's like a shell.
And then the next two, which is the final of the group, is going to get, two together.
So please complete this pattern now, until you get to the size dimension that you need, and if it's your second one just verify with the first one, that you're getting the same size.
I'll see you at that, moment in time, and then I will get this done here off-camera, and just sit here patiently doing it.
So on camera now, is my example done.
I've got my amount of inches that I needed, and you can find that information.
So right where I finished, here, is that we are going to just make sure that we fasten off.
So we're just going to, just pull through, and I'm just going to trim this yarn.
And we're gonna start a new section of this.
This is going to be the heel area, so just pull that through.
And what I would do then, is just weave this in and out of some of the stitch work.
And then because it's a sock, you're going to want to use a tapestry needle, to hide in the loose ends.
So the goal now, is to make the heel.
But before we begin to do that, I'm just gonna put this on the inside and worry about it later.
So what I want to do, is right where I finished off.
See how that you can see that there is the, the side? Okay, see how it's kind of open, and you have these open spaces.
So I want you to put one stitch marker into the side, right where you finished off.
And laying it flat.
So just lay it down flat here.
Just kind of rotate it if you have to, and then get the other side that's right here, and put in another stitch marker over there.
These will help you later on, when you're finishing off the heel, to know where to restart back up.
So what I'm gonna do, is I'm gonna take you to the instructions that are right below this sample.
And then we are going to uh, just examine where we are, and then what our goals are, and some tips too.
So as we begin the heel, you're going to notice that there's different sizes.
So it says single crochet in each of the next 21, 24, 27.
Choose the size based on your color that you've been working with, and you're going to work your way up into row number three.
After row number three it says repeat the third row 12, uh 13 or 14 more times.
So because I'm going for the middle size here, up over here I put the numbers 1 through 13.
So as I repeat row number 3, for the set amount of times, I will check it off.
Just as a sample here, is that, this is not what the copy that I worked with last night, You can see all of my check marks that I've been working on, in the, in the other one.
So what our goal today is to get you started now, into these heels.
After we get at 13 more times, then we come back here, and do the final two rows.
And that's basically the same, for all of these, that we're going to be seeing.
So our goal now is that we are going to do the lower part of the heel, and in the lower part of the heel, we are going to be eliminating out stitches.
So as we look at it here, we've now worked our way across, so we are going to then be working and getting more narrow, and then the upper part of the heel is when we're going to expand back, and then join it.
Let's begin, the lower heel now.
So what we want to do, is that we need to uh join, new yarn on.
So it can be a different color if you wish your heel to be a different color.
This is where you would do it.
And I want you to join it on, right where the stitch marker is here.
And we need to do a certain amount of stitches going across.
Now in your case, what we have is that it's either going to be 21 24 27, based on the size.
So attach it, chain one, and single crochet in every stitch, including the chain one spaces that you'll run into.
So you'll need to get yourself to 24.
If, and this is only if, that your stitch count is not working out to be proper, just try to get it close to the number as possible.
And if you have to fake it, or do something, then that's your opportunity to do so.
So try to get to the number, but if not, it's not a deal-breaker.
I don't want you to frog everything, just because you're not hitting the right number for the heel.
So fake it if you have to.
So it's either 21 24 or 27.
So once you get your set number, in my case it's 24, stop, turn your project, and let's now start row number 2.
Row number 2.
We are just going to chain up one, and we are going to then, put in one single crochet in each of the stitches all the way across, for row number 2.
Please do that, row number 2.
So let's begin 3rd row.
Turn your work.
Now here's what we're going to do.
We're gonna do it once, and then we have to repeat it either 12, 13 or 14 more times.
So you're going to always start off and chain one, and you're going to put in one, single crochet in each, all the way across.
Except for the very final two, is that you were going to put the final two together, as two together single crochets.
I'll show you how to do that in just a moment.
We're going to get there.
So what we're doing is that we're decreasing on one side, and, as we go this way, and then as we go the other way, we're going to decrease on the end, of the other side when we get there.
So this is a row number 3.
And it will get faster and faster as you're eliminating out stitches, as you're going across .
The trick is is to identify when you're at the end of the row.
Chances are if you're watching today's tutorial though, you are skilled with your your stuff.
So you got two stitches left, put those together.
So wrap, um put it in, pull through, next one pull through, three loops on the hook, pull through.
So you're just gonna turn your work, and then immediately start.
So this is going to be, the one of the repeats, that you're going to do.
My case it's one of thirteen.
So chain up one, one single crochet in each, except for the very final two, which I'll get there in just a moment, and you will put the final two together.
So what I wantcha to do, is do all of that, and then just use your check sheet and get that done.
And when we come back then, I will have that section done.
It doesn't take a lot of time.
The trick is, is the upper heel.
If anything that you're gonna screw up today, is gonna be the upper heel.
I had to do it twice, when I did mine, but because I learned my lessons the first time through.
I think for the first sock that you may struggle a little bit, but then the second one, I think you'll breeze through it too.
So when you come back all the way across, the final two are together.
Put them together, and then check that off on your list.
So that's one of either twelve, thirteen or fourteen.
Please do that, and you're gonna notice that start to decrease, and I'll see at the end of that section.
So I've just completed this section.
As I promised you, it would be going in just like you see.
So it tells you at the end of this repeat that it, there will be eight, ten or twelve, single crochets.
My case there's ten.
So now we're gonna continue now into this row here.
And what we're gonna do is next row, and it says to do single crochet two together.
So we're doing the very back end of the heel.
So chain up one, and it says to do two single crochets together, and it says to do it a set number of times.
In my case it's five.
You could have four or six.
So that was one, and this is two, three, four, and five, So once you have all your five done.
You could have four or six done depending.
I want you to slip stitch into the end of the previous row.
So coming down, so just going right up over and coming down, and slip, and pulling it down.
So we're now beginning to start picking up this edging, and we'll be doing that as we continue along.
Let's do the final row, Let's turn our work, and we are going to start our final then, of the lower heel.
So it says miss the slip stitch, which I just did, and two single crochets in each of the ones.
So the five, to get, that you did together, are each going to have, um two single crochets into it.
One thing I need you, to let you know, keep things nice and tight here.
You'll regret it if you don't.
And actually my yarn is on the wrong side here.
Okay, so notice that I never said to chain one first.
So you're gonna put two single crochets in each of the ones that had, together at the top.
So in my case there will be five, groups of two.
So that was two groups.
And this is last one, and as we finish it now, you are then gonna come to the previous row.
So coming down.
So fall down over the edge, and slip stitch.
And pull the strings nice and tight, and turn.
You're going to notice that it's going to start folding in.
That's exactly what you're looking for.
Let's go to the upper heel next, and let's begin.
And let's go back to the pattern first.
So we're now about to start the upper heel.
So we're gonna start off on our instructions.
Just keep an eye on these special numbers that matches your size.
And after we do row number 2, in row number 3, all the way to either 13 or the 15th round, or row, will be the same instruction.
So, I'm going to show you how we're gonna fall over the edge, and then literally gaining stitches as we continue to gather.
So what I did over here, is that I just put my, my row numbers.
So 3 all the way to 15.
I also took in account the number of stitches.
It's important that you match your socks.
So after this one here, in row number 2, it said that there was a certain amount of stitches that we have.
So in my case it's number 13.
So an actual fact then, I'm off by one.
So I'm just going to just switch this one out, and just continue to go like this.
It's an afterthought of course, (lol) and just continue to do that, and just kind of match the stitches as you go.
It's a, it's better to keep an eye on the count.
So let's begin the upper heel.
We're going to, just, not chain anyone, at uh, chain one at all.
We've slipped stitch to get ourselves down to where we are.
So we immediately just skip over that, and we miss the slip stitch, and one single crochet in each all the way across.
So the goal is, is that in my case, it said there should be 12 stitches going across.
So I wanna make sure I'm counting 12.
So I wanna keep my yarn pretty tight here.
This is a heel area.
So I need to get a total of 12, but here's the thing.
You should only get for 11.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, and I'm um, following it over, nine and ten and eleven.
And then after you get your eleven in, the next two, that are down the side, is gonna become two together, and then slip stitch a little, uh the next one in the next row down, and then turn.
Okay, so you're working your way down.
So I told you before that I actually had to do this twice.
What it was happening is that I wasn't going far, far enough down the heel.
So when I was actually done and got my stitch counts, I was early.
So my goal is, is to get myself all the way back to the pointing areas here.
Like where we joined, so I can go in a continuous circle.
After you get this row done, you just turn your work.
So that was row number one.
You missed the slip stitch, and just start in the first one, and this time, it's number two.
There will be a total of 13 in a row.
So just count them.
So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve.
Okay, that's where the slip stitch was before, so the next two uh, two rows are going to be coming together.
That gives you your 13, and then you slip stitch into the next one, and turn.
So now round or, rows number three, all the way to 15, for me is gonna be the same.
I'm just gonna keep an eye on those counts.
So in the next one, that we have, is that row number four, will have 14.
So just skip the slip stitch, go and do then 14 in a row.
So, and then just when you get to your last, uh 13, just make sure the next two are together.
So you want to keep an eye on your counts, and I'm going to leave that with you.
Just make sure that you keep gathering and working your way down, the sides.
So hopefully that makes sense to you, and we'll see you at the end of this section.
So I've completed the actual instruction here, and I've just been following it back and forth and.
All I want to do now, is that I want to then, do the next two rows.
So to do the next two rows for the 7/8, is that we are just going to continue, and we are going to finally join the last section together.
So it would be the last stitches here and here, in order to complete it.
So what you're going to do is complete the last two as you normally have been doing.
So just, just one single crochet in each, the last two come together.
Like you already know it, and, but I don't want you to slip stitch beyond that one.
So I want you to just turn after you get that done, and then we're gonna do that in the final row, then.
Please, uh do that across, and then meet me back here in just a moment.
So coming across, and the last two are going to come together.
What we've already know.
And then just attach it.
This is kind of where we started, and then we just turn, chain up one.
And then, what we're going to do then, is then just continue back, and one, doing one single crochet, and then the last two will become two together, and then that will complete off, doing the upper, part of this heel.
So let's uh, get there, and I'll see you there in a moment.
Coming back around, and I'm just coming into the last section here, and we're joining the last two.
So right where the stitch marker is.
Let's try it again.
So just coming into the last one, right where the stitch marker is, and let's just join those.
And now it says to fasten off, but because I'm on the right side now, I'm not going to fasten off.
I'm just going to keep where I am.
This is when you can eliminate out those stitch markers, because now we're going to reestablish the pattern, of doing the lacy work again.
And what we're going to do is, we're gonna include the back of the heel as well, in going around.
So this is gonna maintain, and just like we started off in the toe, when we started it, we're going to be doing the same with the back.
So let's begin to do that next.
So we're gonna make our way around now, and we are going to start off, and we're going to begin.
So what I would like you to do is, slip stitch in the space first, to get ourselves to where we need to be, and then chain up three.
Because I didn't fasten off, I just slip stitched.
And double crochet the second one in, or sorry, the second one of the three.
Do you see that? There's three of those.
Do the first one, sorry and just double crochet that.
So that is your two together, and then you're gonna put in your three double crochets in the middle one, like you had been before.
So the top part of the instep area, is going to be exactly what you already know.
You're just following the pattern.
So in the pattern it looks like it's kind of seamless.
Does it, doesn't it? So chain one, and just continue to go.
So it looks like it's kind of seamless, but in actual fact it's separated by that heel area there.
So what I wanna do is that I wanna get you around, to this section here.
I will show you how to cheat the system, Just in case you need to, and we're going to continue from that point.
So as we're coming back around, and we're doing the last section of this, and then we're gonna start jumping it into this heel area.
So chaining up one, and we jump immediately to the heel, and then we start again.
So we're gonna put the first two together.
Like we had been before, as if it was the toe area.
Then the next one gets three, double crochets.
So what I'm noticing here, this is what I've noticed.
This gap seems a little too big to me.
So what I'm gonna do.
Here's what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna cheat the system a little bit.
And you know what? Sometimes these tutorials are awesome, because they can show you different things that you know, people like me would do.
So what I would do, if it were me, is that I would kinda bring things more together.
So the last two are come together, like they're supposed to.
But, I'm going to add in one more down here.
It's going to be three together, instead, and then chain one, and that will close off that gap a little bit better.
Then we immediately start in the heel, and we bring the first two together.
I know I'm completely cheating, but if you don't cheat on sometimes, sometimes it doesn't work.
I'm all for being honest, but sometimes it's just a hobby, (lol) It should be good, and therefore it looks more closed in, by just improvising.
So you maintain as you know it.
So the next two are together, chain one, and then skip one, and put the first two together.
So if your counts are all at at eh, (lol) if your counts are off at all, this is when you're going to self-correct, because you gotta get yourself back into this lace look.
And it's really easy to be able to fake it, in order to get yourself back there, too.
I'm almost around.
I can feel it with my fingers.
So I'm just maintaining.
So sometimes you just throw in an extra stitch as long as it doesn't impact stitch counts at all.
So because I put in three together into the, that one section, the top is still just one stitch.
If that makes any sense to you? Chain one.
So this is the last section.
So this, because it appears here, so just, I'm gonna see if I'm actually right.
I should be.
But I wasn't excessively counting it near the end, because I've been crocheting a long time, that I can trust myself.
And put the final two together, and I just happen to be getting it right.
Now, if you had an extra stitch or something, you could just do the three together like I showed you in the cheating over here, and just to kinda bring them together and then do that.
And if you, if you didn't have enough space, then what I would do, is that instead of just doing two together here, you could just do one and get away with it as well.
So let's just slip stitch to the top of the first one.
So now we're going to maintain the pattern as we already know it.
Starting up chaining of three, and put it in the next one with it.
So that's a double crochet.
So that counts as two together, and then just continue to go around.
So what we need to do, is that we need to get to the total height of the section, okay that we're gonna get.
So what we're going to do, is that we are going to go how many inches.
I'll be right back in just a second.
I just wanna make sure.
Oh, it's five, five and a half, or six.
So right where its marked, okay, so right where we start, is where you're going to start the count.
So when I look at the other one here.
Let me just back with the camera a little bit.
It is a total of, for me, it was a total of five and a half inches, to get there.
So if this is the second one, all you're just going to do is, just put them with each other, and than just make sure you do the same amount of rows.
So all you're going to do is go around like you already know.
You've already got it established on the back, and you should be good to go.
So get the height done, and then I'll see you at the top of the cuff next.
So I've now just worked myself up the leg here, and we've gone past the ankles, and etc.
So I counted from the back heel area.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11.
This was the distance that it suggested, and then for the second one, I made sure I did 11 as well.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 and 11.
We're now, we're not going to fasten off, we're now going to start, and we're now going to work on the cuff.
And the cuff is pretty simple.
Let's get started, on doing that.
So you're above here right where two are together.
That's where we stopped.
So that's where we joined.
So we're gonna chain up one, and we're gonna single crochet into that one, then chain one, skip the next one, go to the middle one, of the grouping a three, single crochet, chain one, skip one, and go to the last one.
So it basically covers over top of these groups.
Chain one, skip the space, and come into the first one here, chain one, go to the middle one, of the grouping of three, chain one, and then come into the last one.
So you see how you're skipping? So do that all the way around, for this round.
So I'm coming up all the way back around to where it started, and just maintaining.
So now the next row is really quite easy.
We're now gonna fill in some space.
So let's just finish this one.
Chain one, and join to the first single crochet.
So we have to get ourselves established, and we're gonna do some ribbing that is going to get established in this round.
If I could just get my act together here.
(Mikey giggles) I've dropped one of my applies here, of course, and let me just pull up on it.
You know what? This happens to the best of us, and you can get mad, or you can just work your way through the process.
So let's try joining it one more time.
See if the second time is the charm, and it is.
So let's uh begin, to do the next section.
So we're going to chain two, does not count as anything, and in the same one, I wantcha to half double crochet, just like that.
So just half double crochet.
Then, I want you, in the next one, the one that we skipped over, is that we are going to go into this single crochet that is a second down.
So this is the chain one space, we're going to come into this one right here.
Okay, so we're gonna double crochet and just go right into it, and it will go over top of the existing one, and double crochet.
So the next one we come back up and we do the next one, half double crochet, and then the next one we jump back down, and catch the one, two rows below, for a double crochet, and then the one above, half.
And now you're into the space, so come right down into the spacing that you see right here, right where I'm wiggling my thumb, and just go and do a double crochet, into that whole thing.
Then jump to the next one, half and then double by jumping down.
Please do that same thing all the way around.
The second round, for the cuff.
So as it come all the way back around, the last stitch is going to be down into the space, for a double crochet, and you're going to join it to the top of the first, half double crochet.
We're now going to continue for the cuff.
And the cuff is the same now for every, until it gets about two inches.
just compare the two if you've got two, and you want to make sure they're the same size.
You're going to chain up two, and in the same one you're going to half double crochet.
So now we're going to create uh, double crochet front post.
So what you're going to do then, is that here, that we have, is going to be wrapping around the hook, and coming in to the side.
So this is the double crochet that jumps down, and make it a double crochet front post.
The next one is a half double crochet, keep it as a half double crochet.
The next one is a front post double crochet, coming back in to the other one, that's a double crochet down.
Do you see that? Hopefully you can see it.
And then the next one is half, and then the next one is front post double.
And I want you to do that, same idea, going all the way around, and I'll see you at the end of this round.
As I come back around, the last stitch is a front post double crochet, and then you just join it to the first half double crochet.
So you're going to maintain exactly what you just did.
And you're going to get to a total uh, height, of about two inches tall.
That you can see on the other example here I'm not sure, (lol) I got the tail hanging out there.
So what I want to do is, I want to just make sure that I get my two inches tall.
So just to recap.
As you're going around, then you just immediately just chain up two, doesn't count as anything, half double crochet in the first one that you did.
And then the round with the front post double crochet there, just make it as a front post double crochet again, the next one is a half, and Etc.
You get it? Hopefully so.
So continue to that, until you get to about two inches tall, and then that's it for your project.
There is nothing else to do on that, and I'll see you there in just a moment.
So once you get your two inches, and then if you have two, you want to verify that they are the same.
Then that's it.
Your project is now done.
So we're going to just trim, this final yarn, and we're going to pull it through the loop, and then tug on it.
We're gonna take this strand now, because it is socks, and you are going to be putting them on and off, you want to take care of your loose ends, as good as you can.
And if you just glide it through, so just turn it over and get the back side of the cuff, and just gliding it through the stitch work here on the underside.
Don't let it hit the front side of the project.
So go once, go twice.
Any loose ends that you had on this, I'd recommend this, particular way of doing it.
I've been doing it as I've been going.
And then that's it.
You can safely now trim it down into the project.
You can try it on, and see what you think.
Because I've already tried on the first pair, the first pair is more stretched up for me, and this is now my second pair, and I'm really, or second half, and now I technically have a pair.
So until next time, it's Mikey on behalf of The Crochet Crowd, as well as my friends over at Yarnspiration.
Please enjoy your new socks.
And until next time, have a good one.