Mesh Crochet Socks and Stockings

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Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/09/shake-leg.html

Mesh Crochet Socks and Stockings

SIZES: Small to medium; medium to large size

Materials Required:

AMERICAN THREAD

“DAWN” KNITTING WORSTED or

DAWN “SAYELLE”

3 – 4 oz. skeins for long stocking

2 – 4 oz. skeins for knee socks

Plastic Crochet Hook Size H OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW

GAUGE: 2 meshes = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

Directions are given for small to medium size. Changes for medium to large in parentheses.

Staring at toe, ch 4, join to form ring, ch 4, dc in ring, * ch 1, dc in ring, repeat form * 7 times, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, ch 4 to turn all rounds; (ch 4 at beg of each round counts as ch 1 and 1 dc).

2nd ROUND: DC in joining, * ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in same dc, repeat from * all around ending ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, ch 4, turn; (15 dc).

3rd ROUND: Dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * all around, join.

4th ROUND: Dc in same space, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * twice, ch 1 repeat from beg all around ending to correspond; (20 dc).

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, (9th, 10th) ROUNDS: Work even in meshes.

9th, (11th) ROUND: Dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * 12 times, ch 4, turn. (This leaves 5 dc free for instep.)

10th-16th (12th through 18th) ROUNDS: Work even on 15 dc.

17th, 18th, (19th, 20th) ROUNDS: Work in meshes working 3 center dc tog, fold heel section tog in last round and join in 3rd st of ch.

19th , (21st) ROUND: Working all around top, dc in next row, * ch 1, dc in next row, repeat from * 7 (9) times, * ch 1, dc in next dc of instep, repeat form last * 4 times, ch 1, dc in same space with turning ch, ch 1, dc in next row, finish opposite side to correspond, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, 26 (30) meshes.

20th, (22nd) ROUND: Dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * 6 (8) times, work 3 dc tog, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from last * twice, work 3 dc tog, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from last * 7 (9) times, ch 1, join.

KNEE SOCKS ONLY: Work even in meshes for 14 inches or desired length allowing for cuff, cut yarn.

LONG STOCKINGS: Next 24 ROUNDS: Work even.

47th ROUND: Dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in same dc, work ch 1, dc meshes in next 17 (21) dc, inc in next dc same as beg, ch 1, dc in next sc.

48th ROUND: Work even on 24 (28) meshes.

49th ROUND: Inc in 3rd dc at beg and in 3rd dc from end, 26 (30) meshes.

50th and 51st ROUNDS: Work even on 26 (30) meshes.

52nd ROUND: Inc in 4th dc from each end 28 (32) meshes.

NEXT 8 ROUNDS: Work even on 28 (32) meshes, cut yarn.

TASSEL FOR KNEE SOCKS: Take 6 strands 10 inches long, fold in half and loop through one mesh. Work a tassel alternating in every other mesh of 1st and 3rd row of meshes; if necessary leaving odd meshes at inside. Trim fringe evenly.

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