Hello crochet sock fans & those that would like to become crochet sock fans! Today I bring you a free tutorial for working toes in spiral rounds – the way I tend to write them in my patterns.
They’re really pretty easy once you get the hang of them!
First things first: make a chain!
In this case, ch 11.
Round 1 : the part that trips people up!
Single crochet in the 2nd chain, and in each chain across. DO NOT TURN. Instead, you’ll be working under the chains (see the arrows) back to the 1st stitch.
With the 10 stitches on top, and the 10 on the bottom, you now have a total of 20 stitches. DO NOT JOIN.
Rounds 2 & up: where to increase for perfect fitting toes!
(In case you’re wondering, when working in the round and not joining, you’re simply working your 1st stitch into the 1st stitch of the previous round.)
Mark the 1st and 11th stitches with different colour markers. This will be super helpful to work the increases.
Each increase round will have 4 increases: 2 on top (stitches 1 & 10), and 2 on the bottom of the toes (stitches 11 & 20).
In the picture below, the increases have been worked (see the +). Move markers up as you work their respective increases.
That’s really all there is to crocheted toes =) Not at all scary, right?
You can put this into practice with ANY of my sock patterns! How about the Dobby socks to start?