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Crochet baby knee high socks or booties in the shell stitch

Crochet baby socks in the shell stitch
Crochet baby socks in the shell stitch
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

This is a good pattern to learn how to do the shell stitch in the round.
Use up your leftovers for multicolored socks
It's fun to use your team or holiday colors.

Size: 3 to 6 months

Skill Level: Easy for one color. Advanced beginner for 2 color version

Materials:

Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn Article E728 100% acrylic Soft Worsted #4 yarn

[Solids:140g (5 oz)234m (256 yd) Prints: 113g (4 oz) 187m ]

The colors I used were: 4420 Guacamole and 4422 Tangerine

Amount of yarn used: 2 ounces for one color version, 1 ounce of each color for 2 color version.

Crochet Hook: J/6mm

Normal supplies: scissors, blunt yarn needle, tape measure

Measurements: 7 1/2" toe to cuff; 3 1/2" across (flattened)

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = 2 inches

To make a smaller or larger sock, go up or down one hook size.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, rep=repeat, beg=beginning

Hdc=half double crochet= Yarn over hook, insert hook in the next stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (half double crochet made).

Instructions One color version:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, working over the yarn tail, 8 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, pull yarn tail tight to close hole. (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next) 8 times. Join with a sl st to first sc. (24)

Rnd 4: Ch 3( counts as the first dc), dc in each rem 23 dc. Join with a sl st to beg dc. ( 24)

Rnd 5: Here you begin your shell row. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st ( beginning half shell made), skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st ( shell made), *skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, shell in next st, rep from * 2 more times , skip 2 sts, 2 dc in same space as half shell to complete the shell. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc) Do not turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining , shell in next sc, *sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc, rep from * 2 more times, join with a sl st to first sc. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc ) Do not turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st ( beginning half shell made), *sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc, rep from * 2 more times, 2 dc in same sp as beg shell to complete shell, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc) Do not turn.

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 6

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 7

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 13: Ch 2, hdc in same space, hdc in each rem dc and sc around. (24 hdc) Join with a sl st to first hdc. Fasten off and weave in yarn tail. I like to chain 2 before I fasten off to lock in stitch.

Instructions Two Color Version:

Note: I suggest you make a one color version as a practice piece before you make the 2 color version.

Rnds 1-3: With first color rep Rnds 1-4 of one color version

Note: Just keep dropped color to back of work and do not work over it.

Rnd 5: Here you begin your shell row. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st ( beginning half shell made), skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st ( shell made), *skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, shell in next st, rep from * 2 more times, skip 2 sts,2 dc in same space as half shell to complete the shell. To color change join : Insert hook into top of beg ch-3, drop first color to back of work, leaving a 2 inch beginning yarn tail, pull up second color, slightly tug on first color to lock in stitch. Join completed. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc) Do not turn. Do not work over dropped yarn, just let it dangle until you get to it again You may work over second color yarn tail.

Rnd 6: With second color, ch 1, sc in same sp as joining , shell in next sc, *sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc, rep from * 2 more times, To color change join : Insert hook into sc, drop second color to back of work, pull up a loop with first color. Join completed. Slightly tug on second color to lock in stitch. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc) Do not turn. Do not work over dropped yarn, just let it dangle until you get to it again.

Rnd 7: With first color, ch 3, 2 dc in same st ( beginning half shell made), *sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc, rep from * 2 more times, 2 dc in same sp as beg shell to complete shell. To color change join : Insert hook into top of beg ch-3, drop first color to back of work, leaving a 2 inch beginning yarn tail, pull up second color, slightly tug on first color to lock in stitch. Join completed. ( you will have 4 shells and 4 sc) Do not turn.

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 6

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 7

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 13: Ch 2, hdc in same space, hdc in each rem dc and sc around. ( 24 hdc) Join with a sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. Cut second color leaving a length for weaving in and weave in both yarn tails.