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I'm your host Mikey, and in today's tutorial we are going to explore the wonderful world of baby socks.
I've never done a crocheted tutorial sock tutorial.
I should say, ever before in my life, and there's a reason for that, and I'll tell you in just a moment.
And what we have here is a six month to twelve months size.
This is my own pattern.
Took me five hours to figure out all the math.
Just to being able to frog it, and to do it, and then to create an identical one that comes out to the exact same size, is absolutely wonderful.
Now you'll happen to notice that, both of the striping is really close to each other.
You'll see that? That's an absolute fluke.
I didn't plan that.
It just happens to be that almost one sock when you finish it, ends up restarting the yarn again at the same point, to be able to fasten it again.
These socks though, because they're so designer like, I wouldn't stress about trying to match the colors with each other.
That's the whole beauty of crochet socks.
So let's explore, and I'll talk a little more about Baby Crochet Socks.
So crochet socks are one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, because I've tried it in the past, but I can never get a second pair of socks (lol) to be the exact same size.
(Mikey giggles) I should never admit that, but it's absolutely true.
And the reason for that, is that I either miss count, or something, and it has everything to do with the slip stitch for when you're joining it.
But look, there's no slip stitching is there? You see that? So I had to figure out a pattern that would work for my own personality.
Because I swear, I think there's a lot of people out there that absolutely love to do crochet socks, but they get hung up on the slip stitch, because then they start adding extra stitches, and then they start miss counting.
So within my pattern, there's no slip stitching at all, except for at the very end when we go to fasten off.
Everything else is done in continuous circles.
So we just continue to go round and around and around.
And by doing that you end up with this beautiful line, and so you'll never see any weird lines, going up in it.
So what we had here is that these two pair here are done with this ball here.
This is the Red Heart, uh Heart & Sole.
This is Berry Bliss.
You can see that I have a lot more extra yarn.
I believe, but don't quote me, that I think that you can get two pairs outta one.
I did weigh this while on the postage scale, and I think that it can be done.
So it's one of those things, you don't want to waste any yarn, though if you're going to do it, it's pretty close to the line.
So with one ball of these, you can get two bear, uh pairs of baby socks.
Now everybody's commenting, I would love to do a baby, boy project instead of all the girls that we always focus on.
So today I'm going to be using the Red Heart & Soul Faded Jeans.
I've never used this yarn before.
I have no idea how it's gonna turn out, but this one I would classify to be more boys, or more casual even for girls.
So let's go through, some of the pattern now.
In the more information of this video you're gonna find a direct link to my exact pattern on everything I used.
You will tell that it's my pattern, because I'm very long-winded with some of my instructions, because I really do wanna aim you with the knowledge that you need to know.
So what, what this sock is doing at this point, is that we're gonna start off on the toe, and we're gonna start working our way around, and we're gonna grow it evenly, until we get to a certain size.
And you'll notice that, as we work along.
And then what's going to happen here, we're gonna get to a certain point, and then all of a sudden, we're gonna single crochet, and all of a sudden create a foundation chain, and it's going to take you up over here.
And what's going to happen in this tutorial today, and the reason why I really like this design, is that we're going to be creating this whole area first.
Then we're going to immediately come around, and then create a foundation chain, and finish the rest of the sock.
Leaving this without a heel.
The heel is done at the very end of this project.
So this is one of those things where you really don't have to stress it, because in actual fact, this stuff here is so simple, even the heel is so simple.
But because we have started off at the bottom here instead of the top, um it ends up looking and being a lot more easier to manage.
So today we're going to be using, using a size “F” a 3.
75 millimeter crochet hook today.
I'm gonna be using the Red Heart, in or, Heart & Sole, (Mikey giggles) and let's get started.
Let's begin, and grab our yarn, and let's play with this pattern together.
To begin, we need three stitch markers.
These stitch markers should be a different color from each other, so that you can tell exactly what they are.
So what I want you to do on your pattern, or unless you're following along.
I want you to write down on your pattern, and say blue equals the start.
Yellow equals the halfway point, and white equals another.
You may have different colors.
This is just scrap yarn for me.
This is so critical in order to keep your pattern straight, for when you're working on it.
So let's grab our yarn, and we are going to just simply just tie, or do a slipknot to be begin.
Just like so.
Let's grab our crochet hook, and to begin, all we need just need to do is chain three.
So one, two and three.
Now what we need to do, is that we need to put three single crochets in the second chain from the hook.
So we're just gonna come into the second chain, just like so, in, and we want to put three.
So one, two and three.
I find always starting off with thinner yarn, I'm always a little more conscientious.
So I got three in there, and what I want you to do just pull up a loop like this, and I want you to grab the one stitch marker that you decided that is going to be your first stitch marker.
So this is going to be the beginning round of my work going forward.
So I'm coming to the second stitch that I had, so you had, you had three single crochets, come to the second and grab your stitch marker, and just pull it through, like so.
And so this stitch marker blue will represent every time we're starting a round.
And because we're doing a continuous round, is that this will always mean that for me.
So let's uh begin, continue along sorry, and what we need to do, is just pull everything back tight to your hook.
So now we have our starting round position.
We're gonna come to the second chain which is the last chain, and we are going to do three single crochets again.
So one, and two and three.
Just get that straggler out of the way for you, and three.
And we want to come to the second one of those group of three, and mark it with another stitch marker.
So yellow is going to represent my halfway point around.
So basically these stitch markers are sitting on either side of the sock.
So if you're looking at a child, and looking straight down, these stitch markers would be on either side of their foot.
So to finish off this round as per my instructions.
We're just going to pull everything back tight.
I want you to come to the very first stitch that you started off with over here.
Okay, so there will be three stitches, one, two and three.
I want you to single crochet into the beginning of those three.
So just into there.
The starting is really cumbersome, but, this is totally worth the effort, because once you get, get it going it's worth it.
So I'm coming into the starting one, that I started off with, to finish off this round.
Because we're working in a continuous round, we don't want any slip stitching.
We're just going to finish off there.
So we're finishing off the stitch before the beginning stitch marker, just like this.
And that completes off round number one.
Just start off round number two, very simple.
So this is the stitch marker.
This is your first stitch.
This stitch marker.
There's gonna get three, single crochets into that stitch.
So one, two and three.
And again, now that we're going around there, I want you to grab that stitch marker.
So go to the second one over from the three, okay, and just grab the stitch marker and pull it through that.
And that will represent the new beginning as you come around.
And now I want you to single crochet the remainder.
Going around until you hit the stitch marker once again.
So I'm not even going to count.
I started counting because I normally would.
But what we want to do is get to the second stitch marker, and we wanna put three single crochets in here.
And so we're growing the front of the foot evenly, and only on each side of the foot.
So now that we have our three, you guessed it.
We are going to put the stitch marker in the second one of the three, to maintain it.
So these stitch markers will always stay opposite to each other, on either side of the foot.
It just helps you to keep count, and to be able to identify the stitches after.
And what we want to do then, we want to come in and single crochet the remainder, all the way back until you get to this stitch before the beginning stitch marker.
So there's the stitch marker right here, so I want to go to this stitch before and stop.
And that will complete off round number two.
So we're back, and you will notice that in round number two, I will have put instructions at the very end that there was ten stitches.
So you should count ten stitches going all the way around this, in order to stay in balance.
This is so important for, when keeping your socks, because you want them to be the same size.
So now we're gonna move up to number three, and we're going to repeat again the last step we just did.
So we're gonna start off with this stitch marker, and we're gonna put in three more double, uh single crochets into there.
The bigger this project gets, the easier it is to hold, and the faster you will get at it.
It's just when it's so small like this it gets really cumbersome.
Pull up a loop, and I want you to come, and I want you to bring that stitch marker to the second one in from there, and bring it through just to keep moving it up.
If you want perfect socks, you're gonna have to bear with that.
So we're gonna have to come around now, so we're just going to immediately come to the next stitch, and we're just going to single crochet the remainder until we get to the next stitch marker, at the halfway point.
So yellow is my halfway marker.
When I originally started I had stitch markers all with the same color, and it's impossible to remember, and you start second-guessing if you've gone all the way around or not.
So now we're at the halfway point, and we're gonna put three, uh single crochets in the half way.
Pull up a loop, and bring your stitch marker into the second one of the three.
Just to keep it balanced.
And now, I want you to put it back onto your hook, and single crochet yourself the remainder of the stitches going around, until you get to the stitch right before the stitch marker.
So I'm really anxious to see how this yarn turns out.
I've never seen it done up.
So here we go, and so we're right before it, and that will complete off round number three.
So now, if you count all the way around, you should have 14 stitches instead of 10, because we've just grown it, a little bit more.
Let's move up to round number four.
Round number four is again a repeat of what we already are doing.
So this is the stitch marker.
We want to put three more, single crochets there.
So our goal is to, to uh increase, (lol) our goal is to work our way up to 26 stitches around.
So now the second one in, so I put three in the first one, the second one in I want to move that stitch marker in.
Um, I really like yarn for stitch markers just so you're aware.
It's not because I'm cheap, because I do have real stitch markers, but I like to see the line within my work.
So we're now gonna come and we're going to single crochet ourselves, all the way until the next.
So just regular single crochet all the way until we get to the next stitch marker.
And when we get to the next stitch marker, we're going to put in three single crochets there.
So I, I would find with myself, is that even though my stitch count was absolutely identical in the second sock, I found the second sock was just slightly a different size.
And the reason for is that you will know it yourself, once you go through a pattern once, you get more comfortable, and you, you're not guess, second guessing, so you're kinda blazing through it.
Therefore your tension is slightly different, so if that happens to you, it's nothing really much to worry about.
The size is really minimal, but you will tell it, because you are a crocheter.
So once you get in your three, you moved up your, your stitch marker, and we crochet all the way back to the stitch, before the beginning stitch marker.
Just like that, and so that will complete off round number four, and now you will have 18, going all the way around.
So round number five is identical as well.
So round number five.
We're coming, um starting with the stitch marker again, and we are going to put in three more single crochets in there.
I keep wanting to say double crochet.
(lol) There's virtually no double crochet in this thing.
So we're gonna just move the stitch marker up again, to the second one in.
Just like that, and then we want to continue to rotate around, so single crochet again.
So you will notice that this is almost creating oblong or uh, elliptical shape.
Because of the way that we're growing it on the one side only, that's exactly what you're looking for.
So this is not a circle, was never meant to be a circle, but it's actually the fact, uh the front of your foot.
Okay so we're coming to the halfway point stitch marker.
See with these things, you can just pull up more yarn, if you need more yarn.
It's kind of a cool thing.
And once we're there, we're just gonna put in three, uh single crochets again.
Three, and then we just continue, oops, second one in, we've gotta make sure we move that stitch marker.
There's nothing worse than losing your point on this project, because then that's when you end up with the sock looking like it might have a weird twist to it, because you're not growing it exactly where it needs to grow.
So we're now going to single crochet the remainder of the stitches all the way back to the center, or sorry, to the beginning of um, stitch marker.
Which is blue in my case.
And just going across.
I think I already said it, but I'm dying, to see how this yarn works up.
Okay, so we're coming to the before point, and then that concludes off round number five.
So we have one more round of growing, and then the rest of it becomes really easy.
Let's begin round number six.
This is the last time we're going to be growing this project.
And so the stitch marker we're gonna begin with three, uh single crochets in there.
So one, two and three.
And we simply just move this stitch marker.
So even though you're not growing it anymore from this point, you still want to move that stitch marker up.
And we want to continue to single crochet the remainder, going around to the halfway point.
Just like so.
So the single crochet really kind of acts like it's knitting in some way.
Some of this yarn looks a lot better, if it's not, if the stitches are not too big.
The colors look like they transition a lot better, and you get some really beautiful striping as a result.
So we're at the halfway point, again three singles in there.
And again move that marker up.
Sometimes, see how I didn't pull a big enough loop, sometimes it does happen.
I just want to make sure that we, to make sure we did get it in there.
So there you go, so sometimes it does fall out, and then we just come around in there.
So technically that would have been an outtake for me, but I'm gonna leave it in, because I want you to see the, the point.
That you really do need to make larger loops when you do that.
So when we come all the way to the stitch marker, we are concluding growing the toe, and we are going to move on to doing the foot area.
And this is the toe, this is between the toe and the heel, so let's finish this off, and this is concludes the toe region right now.
So we're just before the stitch marker, please do not fasten off.
If you ever do want socks with a different toe color, you can also start off with a different color, and then change the color here at this point.
So let's begin.
We're going to go between the toe and the heel next.
Let's begin between the toe and the heel.
I pulled up a loop already, and what I want you to do, is that I want you to slip your hook in behind that stitch here, just there, and I want you to grab another piece of string.
This is your third stitch marker.
The reason why I'm asking you to do this, is that this is gonna indicate to you how many revolutions you are going around this project.
So just pull the loop through, and grab the yarn, and pull through, This is going to come out afterward.
But instead of counting and moving up these stitch markers, which is very time-consuming for this this duration of this part of the project.
This is a great way in order to spin around the project, and being able to have a marker, so that you can count and know exactly where you started.
So this is right here.
So what I want you to do at this point, is that I want you to start on the next stitch, and that's in the stitch marker.
Leave the stitch marker right where it is, okay, and it will be on the inside.
So we're gonna leave it on the inside here, and I want you just to continue to rotate around here, single crocheting for 13 revolutions.
So wanna make sure we got everything.
So we're just gonna continue to go around, and basically the white stitch marker is an indication of where this started.
So just like the rings of a tree that you can count up.
Once you start counting these blues right here, and you can count 13 rows, really easily, because you're just spinning around.
So what we want to do, is just continue to rotate around 13 times with single crochet, and this will take us to the starting of the heel.
And when we come back we're gonna start and work up the leg, because the heel is the very last part of this project.
So even at the stitch marker, just leave this on the inside, and just continue to go over top of it.
You're not gonna move it.
You'll do it later, and just continue to go around 13 times.
So just a few minutes ago I left you, and now I've completed my 13 rows.
Now how I counted that here, is that here is where the white is, so starting from where, just to here, ok this blue happens to be right where I started my way.
It just happens to be a fluke, and you just count up, and you make sure that there's 13.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12, and 13.
And when you do that, therefore, you know the done right.
So essentially I can now pull out the stitch marker at the bottom, because that's the only thing that I needed that for, at this point, So that's out, done, and now I need to bring the stitch markers back up now.
You will notice how it stays flat like this, and it's basically due because I'm only growing on one partial portion of this I need you now to bring these stitch markers back out of the dark, and I want you just to kinda bring up them right here.
So we have the blue, and we have yellow, to be done, and they're sitting right in the center.
So you can take them right out at the bottom.
This product naturally wants to fold on itself, so you can just pull it out.
So when you fold these, for example, is see how it's wanting to stay flat? So you know it's done perfect.
So what I want you to do is right where we ended, I ended exactly where I think that the ah, side is, and the key is I think, and that's because it looks really close to me.
So you know it's not a rough, it's not an exact science.
It's just what I'm going right into the edge.
So now I want to bring in the stitch marker again, the blue, that's my starting, because that's where I've brought it in from.
I wanna do that one, and essentially I want to pull everything nice and tight there in just a moment.
But here I wanna, here where you do want to count, is that you do want to make sure that you're on the halfway point.
So you wanna make sure you can count over to 1.
So 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13.
See how 13 is exactly on the other side? So I wanna put the stitch marker in on there as well.
And we need to have these in there for the remainder so that we can follow it properly.
So let's bring everything back tight to our hook again, and let's begin and we're going to start doing the leg.
So we're going to totally skip the heel at this moment, and I'll show you that will just make more sense in just a moment.
So to begin, what I need to do, is that I need just a single crochet.
So this here is the top of the foot, okay that we're going to single crochet, now is the top, and it will totally make sense in just a few seconds.
So we're gonna single crochet ourselves all the way to the other stitch marker.
And we're currently looking at the right side, just so you know, so the side that we've been working what the whole time is the right side.
And we're going all the way to the stitch marker, and once we get at the stitch marker we're gonna start doing the light part, and we're going to totally skip over the heel.
Okay, so we go right to the stitch marker itself, right onto that stitch, right there.
So now we're gonna do a single crochet, but it's going to be a foundation chain, and what we're gonna do is we're gonna create a chain that's going to totally jump over this whole back-end area.
So to begin foundation, what we just need to do is come in to, see how there's two strings right now coming from that stitch? Just go to the first one, okay, and we pull through.
You now have two loops on your hook, and then pull through two, and that counts as one.
So the next one here is the second one of the string, okay so you'll see how there's two strings right here? It's the second one over.
We're coming in, we want to make sure there's two strings on top, we pull through, and then pull through two, and that is the number two chain.
So we have two.
It's creating a beautiful chain so that you can operate on both sides.
So again going in, pull through, pull through two, and that was for three.
And continue to do that all the way until you get to 13.
So now that I have my 13 foundation chains.
I wanna make sure that this chain is not twisting at all.
So you see how it's going up flat? And all I wanna do is come right back to the beginning blue one here.
This is the beginning one, and we just want to single crochet in there, just like this.
And so essentially now this is the starting of the leg.
So this would be where the heel is going to be, and now we're going to start working up in a vertical formation.
So let's begin, your next step, right now.
So step two is really simple.
All we just need to do now is to continually rotate around here four more times.
So we're just going to single crochet, but this time when we get to that chain we want to just operate the chain as if it's a regular project.
And so you will see then, when we get to the other stitch marker that you know, it's going to lift and we're going to start playing within the chain.
Now because we did a foundation chain, it would be very easy to identify your stitches, on either side.
And I found with myself I don't move my stitch markers at this point.
And what I want you to pay attention to, see this big gap right here? That does happen, so what we want to do is that when we come in here, I want to come all the way down to the original where it's happening, and then single crochet around that.
And what that will do, is that it will bring it so that it's going to cover that gap, just like this.
And so now the single foundation crochet, the foundation single crochet.
I'm simply just going to, just work around the chain, for single crocheting as well.
So this corner gap space there does happen.
Really not sure exactly why it does, and it's one of the downfalls of making socks.
You need to address it, right at that moment, because it's something that if you leave and say well, you know what it'll work itself out.
No way it won't.
So if you can see that right in that very moment, it makes the world a difference of being happy at the end.
It probably does happen on both sides here.
So it's one of those little tidbits of information, especially when loom knitting you see a lot of that gapping right in that particular spot as well.
So we're coming all the way back around.
I'm still single crocheting into the foundation chain.
Okay, and I got one more to go.
In here, see I'm going to have a gap.
So what I wanna do, is I want to come all the way down to where the stitch marker is, and do that, and what that, what that will do is, that'll just bring everything closer together.
So that was round number one of four.
I want you to go around three more times.
It's really easy to tell um, where the stopping and starting is so I don't bother to move the stitch marker.
So rotate, three more times around this and I'll meet you back up, and we'll start doing front and back post double crochet.
So I've now gone around four times, and you can start seeing that the heel shape is perfect, and it's still working up.
So now we're gonna change this particular round only one time, and you can tell that I haven't moved up the stitch marker.
But you can just follow up the stitches and determine where this blue one is stopping and starting.
And so the next stitch I wanna do in the next round, is that I want to half double crochet all the way around, and, we're just gonna continue to do that.
And I want to mark this stitch here, right when I did that, I wanna mark it so that I know exactly where I'm starting.
This one, sometimes it's harder to tell, um on the half double versus the single at times.
So I'm just putting a stitch marker right in, so I can tell exactly where I've started my half double.
And I want you to half double all the way around, and when we get back we're going to start doing some more fancier stitch work at that point.
Now that I've gone all the way back around, I stopped right over top of the stitch marker.
So now I want to begin front post, and back post double crochet.
So to do that we're gonna wrap, and we're gonna come into the very next one on the bottom on the underside, and we're gonna just pop it through the back post only, and just come in, and we're just gonna do a double crochet.
So there's other tutorials on showing you how to back post, and front post double crochet.
We're gonna do the back post next.
So we're gonna wrap, we're gonna come in from behind, come up through the front, pop that next post backward, and then pull through, and then double crochet as always.
Okay, and we wanna continue to do that back and forth.
So the next one is front, and the next one is back.
So do this whole one round, just doing the same thing, and when we come back I'm just gonna just show you another quick tip, and then the rest of it.
There's only three rounds of back loop and front back thing, and what this is doing is it's creating the rib look, or the cuff look of your socks.
So just do that, and we'll meet me back up in just a moment.
On the original sock that you can see here, you can see ribbing, and this is caused by the front and the back post crochets.
So what we need to do is that I've just completed the first round, and next one here.
You see how this is popping forward? The other ones popping in the back.
We just have to simply match what's happening.
So this one is the front, and we just do the front post double crochet.
The next one is in behind so then we just have to match it, so that we can continue to keep those ribs going in the same way.
So I want you to complete two more rounds of this, of the ribbing, this includes this one.
And when we come back then, we're going to be finishing up, the top of this sock.
So do that, and we'll meet you back up in just a moment.
Now that I finished my back post and front post double crochets, so you can see the ribbing is now in.
All I want to do is just continue to rotate around here twice.
And we're just going to immediately start single crocheting, and do this twice and on the last two stitches of the second revolution I want you to slip stitch, and I'll meet you there in just a moment.
So slip stitch, or sorry, single crochet all around again two more times.
And I've just completed my two rounds, and now I'm just going to slip stitch into the final two stitches going around, and then I want to be able to fasten off.
So grab your pair of scissors.
You will need a darning needle.
It's the best way to go.
You are using this on a child.
And I'm just creating an extra long tail, so that I can use a darning needle, and just grab the yarn, and just pull through th last loop and all the way through.
So to do this with the darning needle.
It's very simple.
It's just grab a darning needle, and we just want to put it on, like so.
You should get all the plies in there.
And essentially I want to come into the direction from which I just came.
So I've been crocheting like this okay, so I want to go back in the direction from which I just came.
So I'm just gonna slip in my needle into some stitches, and I wanna make sure that the needle is not really visible on either side.
It's just in between, all the stitches, and then just pop it out through the back, so through the inside of the sock, and pull through.
And when I go to do this, I wanna make sure I do loosen it up a bit, and now I'm gonna go back into the same direction from what, or the direction from which I just came.
And again, I'm just going in a different spot, and through, like this.
And I want to do this one more time, so I'm just gonna go into a different area.
And what this does is, it really fastens this off so that you can pull it in any direction, and it will not come loose.
And I want to get all my plies out, and simply just ah, just trimming it at this point right there.
So then that concludes off then, doing the sock on the top level.
So now we still have the heel left, and these are where the stitch markers that we have in the middle, are going to come into play, for the remainder of this project.
So when we come back we're going to finish off the heel and make this sock look totally amazing.
So let's begin.
I'm going to create a slip knot and I'm going to put this on to my hook.
And we want to come to the sock again, in the beginning marker.
So this is right where it's folding.
Just like where we left off.
So I want to come in right where in the blue, and I want you to bring in the new yarn.
And I want you to make sure that you get this straggler trapped into position, so the child's feet is not catching on it, or foot catching on it, and you just want to push through.
Okay, so what I want you to do, is that I want you to single crochet into the same stitch from what you just were in.
Okay, we're gonna pull things nice and tight, and then we're just going to simply just go around.
So remember how we said already in the beginning, is that we didn't want to have any extra gaps? Well the gaps happen right here, on this, on these turn on, these turning points right here.
So we wanna make sure that the first one, when we go to look at it that it's not, there's not going to be any really obsessive gaps, to do it.
So if you can just see, bear with me here.
So if I did it right now you might have a major major gap.
So we're looking for that right now because this is the time to address it.
So we can always just grab a few extra strings, in other stitches in order to pull things nice and tight together.
So I'm just gonna move this straggler out of the way, and just come in, and we're just going to simply just grab something.
(Mikey giggles) It's kind of cheating in many ways, but it, you'll love yourself after.
So I just grabbed it so that you don't see any major gaps, and we are just going to work our way around.
Make sure this straggler is on top of the line so you can trap it into position, and we're just simply working around the foundation chain.
So when you're going around you want to make sure that you never just grab one string, you always grab at least two when you're going all the way around, because if you only grab one that's where you're going to have a major hole in the back.
So we're gonna just do this all the way to the halfway point, which is the yellow.
Now I've done enough of this that I can leave that on the inside.
I'm just going to continue to go along, so I want to make sure I just get everything in there.
So the first one is always the most critical revolution.
The rest of its all really easy because you know the stitch work is already defined for you.
So what we want to do, is that once we get to that stitch marker, we want to stop in the last stitch before it.
And what we want to do, so here is the stitch, I want to stop right here.
So I got one more to go, and the reason why I want to do that is that I want to do two together.
So I'm going to grab this one.
But you see how there's a major gap there? When I do that? So I'm gonna just come up and grab something else, from maybe a line before, pull through.
Okay, and then I go into the stitch marker pull through, and then I'm going to bring two together.
And then we're going to carry on going around, so this is the round number one of the heel.
So essentially we are now going to start decreasing stitches.
So we're going to run out of stitches as we go around.
Oh! What I do want to make sure though, before I go any further, is that I want to make sure that I move my stitch marker up right where I did that.
So the stitch marker would then will be on the one, that has the two together, because then this will make sure the seam is going up evenly on this side of your, of your child's heel, or leg, or foot.
(Mikey giggles} Name a body part any body parts, .
So I'm just going to single crochet again, and so I'm gonna finish off this round with a two together, um like on the last one.
Now when we started the other part of the sock you notice that we always start off with the stitch marker being like the different stitch of the three double, uh single crochets in the middle, uh in the stitch.
This one here on this revolution, what we want to do, so here's the stitch marker.
You can see that this here is a representation, so I want to come into the one before hand, and I want to come into the new round that I was just in.
That I just created and bring it together, and then bring up that stitch marker.
So that would conclude off round number one.
So this video is really critical for being able to identify those gapping spaces right off the bat, so that you don't end up with the project you don't like at the end.
So let's move on, to round number two.
So we have four more revolutions of what I'm about to do.
We're just gonna start single crocheting into the first stitch, and then what we're going to just do a single crochet all the way to the, to the half, and we want to repeat exactly what we've already done here.
So there's only five of these revolutions in the heel all together, as far as what we're doing right now.
So this is row number two.
Or round number two.
And we're just going across, and I want to stop the one before the stitch marker.
So here's the stitch marker, so I want to get the first one, pulling up, then this stitch marker one up, and put them together.
I want to move that stitch marker up, so I can see it in the next revolution.
And then carry on in the back of our, sorry the other part.
So just make sure you pull everything tight when you let things go.
And we just immediately start into the next stitch.
I'm sure we can identify it.
There you go.
And so I want you to do this, so this was our two of five rounds that we need to do.
So I want you to do rows number three, four and five, identical to what you're doing.
The only difference is, is that you're gonna run, you're going to get low on stitches.
You're not going to run out of stitches.
But I want you to do the rest on your own, and remember when you get back to finishing a round, this is when you double crochet, uh put two together on the final before starting the next round.
So here is your stitch marker in the beginning, this is the one before, the stitch marker, one in and put it together, and move that stitch marker.
So please do rounds three, four, and five, exactly what you've just seen done.
And when we come back then we're gonna to be finishing off the bottom of the heel.
We're almost done with this project at this moment.
So were now almost done with this project and we've gone a rounds number one to five, where we were decreasing, and now the next round, round number six, is that we're gonna start doing something really serious, and really pulling it in just like so.
So you can really get a good sense of how the sock is looking at this moment.
So for round number six we are going to single crochet two together, all the way around.
So I'm just tucking in the loose ends, just are the markers, just to get them out of my way.
So all I'm just going to do, is that I'm going to, in the first stitch, is just, in the next one is that I'm going to put two together, all the way around.
So then the next two are going to put together.
And once we get all the way around, essentially everything just divided in half, so what was left open will then automatically fall into half.
Because we're decreasing every two stitches, we're making two stitches into one basically.
As we go all the way around and you'll see that this will be a very dramatic round as you go around.
I'm not even gonna worry about the beginning, or sorry, the halfway point stitch marker at this point.
It's at the point, it's the very last line anyway, so okay.
So we're just going to continue to go all the way back to the stitch marker.
Just like so, and I'm gonna get the stitch marker one, so the last one there, like this.
And now what I want to do then, is grab my pair of scissors and leave an extra long tail, for yourself, and I want you, to take this loop, that you have on the hook, and just pull it through like this.
Okay, so now we have to turn the sock inside out, okay to finish this off.
And what I strongly recommend before you do it, because it's a pain to be able to find it, stick your hook in the middle of the sock first, and grab this string and pulling it, pull it through.
You'll love yourself if you do that, versus trying to find any other way.
All thumbs today, so just pulling it through like this.
So now that's on the inside, and now turn it inside out.
So we're just gonna turn everything inside out, at this point, make sure everything is looking good.
We can now officially pull out these stitch markers.
So let's pull those out.
Okay, so now what we have here, is we have the very front.
So I'm going to show you how to finish this off in the back.
So what I want you to do is, I want you to fold the sock so the heel is flat, on the back.
Okay, so then this is the front of the foot okay, coming down, and here.
So all I need you to do is grab your darning needle, and you wanna do this on the inside of the, of the project, because then it hides the join, and you won't see anything.
It's more of a finishing look.
It really is brilliant though.
Um, there you go.
So all I wanna just do is, that I wanna make sure that I'm going to fasten off.
So I'm just going to come in between the stitches, and I want to just sew in across the back of the heel.
It's like a whip stitch.
Now you don't want to be over generous with the string back here, because you, the child, if they're still if they're standing at this age, um will feel it in the back.
So you just wanna make sure it's kinda not bulking up too much together.
And then what, once you've gone all the way across once, you're now just going to do that finishing technique of just going across, one, coming back.
I'm just gonna come back same direction, and then once, one more time in the other direction.
Like so, and this will conclude off doing the sock.
And then you might want to sew in the, there's a front string on the toe that you might want to sew in as well, just to make it even.
If you're gonna go to all the effort, you might as well.
This here, so this is the starting string that we had when we did the heel, so we can safely cut that as well, because we've been burying it.
And now I'm just gonna simply just trim this down a little bit off camera, actually you know what, I'm going to leave it there and sew it in afterward.
And what I'm just gonna do now, is turn the sock inside, or sorry, turn the outside, right.
(Mikey giggles) Is that right? So we're gonna turn it in, and then basically this will be the conclusion of how to do one of these cute little crochet socks, just like this.
And it just needs to be a little bit shaped, and that's what you have fingers for, and you can see that you have a really cute new sock.
On both sides you have a perfect looking heel, just like, this you got the cuff, you got the front.
And now, the true test is then pulling up the original one, at which I just had.
Are they the same size? Look at that! The pattern works out to be the exact same size.
So that means that the pattern is definitely working.
So whether you have a boy or a girl, you can be successful.
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