Maryjane’s puffs socks – free crochet sock pattern

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ABOUT MY DESIGN

For this blog hop, I wanted to design a crochet sock pattern that would feature the puff stitch. You might be thinking that there ain’t no way that would lead to crochet socks thin enough to be worn in shoes… but you’d be wrong. The Maryjane’s puffs socks are designed to be worn in your favorite maryjanes but will be comfortable in all your shoes!

My pattern will be available FREE right here – in all 10 sizes! If you would like to store a copy in your Ravelry library or on your computer, you are more than welcome to purchase an ad-free PDF. The PDF includes A LOT more sizing information, tips on adjusting length and height, and my preferred seam.

Don’t forget to read all the way to the end to get links to EVERY OTHER DESIGNER AND PATTERN in this blog hop!

xx Julie



Maryjane’s puffs socks – free crochet sock pattern

Maryjane’s puffs socks – free crochet sock pattern

MATERIALS

Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon)

100 g (357 yds/327 m)

1 skein, here: Volcano

HOOK

3.5 mm

NOTIONS

Yarn needle; 2 stitch markers in different colours

GAUGE

Toe: 11 sts = 2 in (5 cm)  

Foot: 5 P or 11 ldc and 7 rounds = 2 in (5 cm)

To check your gauge

Work in pattern until it is possible to measure work against information above. Adjust hook accordingly.

AVAILABLE SIZES

Based on shoe size and Craft Yarn Council standards.

Baby 0-4 (Toddler 5-9, Child 10-13, Youth 1-3, Youth 4-6) (W 4-6 ½, W 7-9 ½, W 10-12 ½) (M 6-8 ½, M 9-11 ½, M 12-14)



STITCH GUIDE

2tog… decrease

ch… chain

dc… double crochet

fsc… foundation single crochet

ldc… linked double crochet

P… puff stitch 

RS… right side

sc… single crochet

sl st… slip stitch

st… stitch 

WS… wrong side

NOTES

Starting ch 3 counts as dc.

Toe is worked first, in a spiral. Sole is worked in linked double crochet, with puffs on top of foot only.

An opening is created for the afterthought heel before proceeding with the leg. 

Afterthought heel is completed in a spiral.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Puff stitch (P): *Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop as high as a double crochet, repeat from * 3 more times (9 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

After the first round, you will be working in the spaces between puff stitches:

Puff stitch repeat: Skip 1 space, (dc, ch 1) in next space, P in skipped space.

Linked double crochet (ldc): Insert hook in horizontal bar at center of previous dc, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more.

Foundation single crochet (fsc): Insert hook in side of last st made, *yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (ch made), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (sc made), insert hook in ch just made, repeat from *.



INSTRUCTIONS

TOE

Ch 9 (9, 9, 9, 11) (11, 11, 11) (11, 11, 13) to start.

Round 1 (RS). Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, do not turn. Rotate your work to crochet on opposite side of the chs, sc in each ch across, do not join or turn. 16 (16, 16, 16, 20) (20, 20, 20) (20, 20, 24) sts

Place markers in 1st and 9th (9th, 9th, 9th, 11th) (11th, 11th, 11th) (11th, 11th, 13th) sts.

Rounds 2-3 (2-5, 2-5, 2-6, 2-6) (2-6, 2-7, 2-9) (2-7, 2-9, 2-9) (+4 sts each round). [2 sc in marked sc, sc until st before next marker, 2 sc in st before next marker] twice. 24 (32, 32, 36, 40) (40, 44, 52) (44, 52, 56) sc at the end of last round.

Round(s) 4-6 (6, 6, 7-9, 7-9) (7-9, 7-11, 10-12) (8-12, 10-15, 10-15). Sc in each st around. At the end of the last round, sl st in 1st sc, turn.

FOOT

Round 1 (WS). Ch 3, [skip next st, (dc, ch 1) in next, P in skipped st] 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) times, dc in next 2 sts, ldc in next 11 (15, 15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 25) (21, 25, 27) sts, join with sl st in third starting ch. TOP OF FOOT dc + 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) puff stitches + dc; SOLE dc + 11 (15, 15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 25) (21, 25, 27) ldc 

Round 2 (RS). Ch 3 + turn, dc in next st, ldc in next 11 (15, 15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 25) (21, 25, 27) sts, dc in next st, now working in spaces between puffs (see notes) [skip 1 space, (dc, ch 1) in next space, P in skipped space] 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) times, join with sl st in third starting ch, turn.

Round 3 (WS). Ch 3, [skip 1 space, (dc, ch 1) in next space, P in skipped space] 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) times, dc in next 2 sts, ldc in next 11 (15, 15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 25) (21, 25, 27) sts, join with sl st in third starting ch.  

Rounds 4-5 (4-11, 4-17, 4-17, 4-19) (4-19, 4-19, 4-23) (4-19, 4-19, 4-23). Repeat Rounds 2-3.  

Round 6 (12, 18, 18, 20) (20, 20, 24) (20, 20, 24). Repeat Round 2 once more.

Round 7 (13, 19, 19, 21) (21, 21, 25) (21, 21, 25) (WS) preparing for HEEL. Ch 3, [skip 1 space, (dc, ch 1) in next space, P in skipped space] 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) times, dc in next st, fsc 12 (16, 16, 18, 20) (20, 22, 26) (22, 26, 28), skip 12 (16, 16, 18, 20) (20, 22, 26) (22, 26, 28 ) sts of SOLE for HEEL OPENING, join with sl st in third starting ch.  



LEG  

Round 8 (14, 20, 20, 22) (22, 22, 26) (22, 22, 26) (RS). Ch 3 + turn, dc in next st, ldc in next 11 (15, 15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 25) (21, 25, 27) sts, dc in next st, [skip 1 space, (dc, ch 1) in next space, P in skipped space] 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 12) (10, 12, 13) times, join with sl st in third starting ch, turn.

Rounds 9-10 (15-17, 21-24, 21-24, 23-27) (23-27, 23-27, 27-32) (23-27, 23-27, 27-32) . Work as established in FOOT. After last round, finish off.

Instructions above are for short socks (pictured).

AFTERTHOUGHT HEEL

With RS facing, join yarn to the side of the HEEL OPENING.

Round 1. Ch 1, work evenly around HEEL OPENING, placing 1 sc in each st, 2 sc in the top of each puff, and 2 sc in either corner. DO NOT JOIN OR TURN. 32 (36, 40, 44, 44) (44, 52, 60) (52, 60, 64) sts

Place stitch markers in 1st and 17th (19th, 21st, 23rd, 23rd) (23rd, 27th, 31st) (27th, 31st, 33rd) sts.

Rounds 2-6 (2-7, 2-8, 2-9, 2-9) (2-8, 2-10, 2-12) (2-11, 2-12, 2-13) (-4 sts each round). [Sc2tog over marked st and next, sc around until 2 sts remain before next marker, sc2tog over next 2 sts] twice. 8 (8, 8, 8, 8) (12, 12, 12) (12, 12, 12) sts at the end of last round

Round – (-, -, -, -) (9, 11, -) (12, -, -) (-2 sts). [Sc2tog over marked st and next, sc around to next marker] twice. 8 (8, 8, 8, 8) (10, 10, 12) (10, 12, 12) sts

Finish off, leaving long tail to seam heel. Seam heel using your preferred stitch!

Weave all ends in.

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Now that you’ve gotten your sock fix, discover all of the amazing patterns in this blog hop!


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Aqueduct Puff Stitch Mittens by Hooked for Life
Azalea Puff Stitch Hat by The Stitchin’ Mommy
Gables Wrap n’ Shawl by Stitch & Hustle
Winter Minty Wrap Design by 2 Bossay Knits by Michelle Renee

ENJOY!

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