Rainbow slipper socks, bright and cheerful, they are just the thing to chase away the early morning blues :)
They are crocheted using two strands together to make them thick and comfy.
Would you like to know how to make them? OK then, just for you, here is a tutorial.
What you need:
- Scraps of DK Yarn, I used Hayfields Bonus DK
- 6mm Crochet Hook
- Knitting Sewing Needle
- SS - Slip Stitch
- HTC - Half Treble Crochet
Use TWO strands of DK yarn held together. For the rainbow pattern I started with RED and HOT PINK for 4 rows, then I dropped the RED, keeping the HOT PINK and picked up a PALE PINK (4 rows). Then I dropped the HOT PINK and picked up a PURPLE, then I dropped the PALE PINK and picked up a LILAC - do you see how this is working out?
What you do: (working in rounds)
- 4 CH and SS to join into a ring.
- 2 CH (counts as first HTC) then add 10 HTC into the ring, SS into first 2 CH to join. (11 stitches)
- 2 CH (counts at first HTC) then 2 HTC into each stitch. SS into first 2 CH to join (22 stitches)
- 2 CH (counts as first HTC) then 1 HTC into each stitch, SS into first 2 CH to join (22 stitches)
- Repeat the last row for another 12 rounds.
Change now from working rounds to working rows.
- 2 CH (counts as first HTC) then 17 HTC, turn.
- Repeat this last row until your sock is the required length for your foot. For a sz 6 sock, I had a total of 20 rounds + 14 rows.
- Fold the heal edge in half and sew up the seam.
- Working around the rim of the sock now, join new yarn and work HTC stitches evenly around the rim (different sized socks will take a different amount of stitches - just make sure they are evenly spaced and remember how many for the second sock.
- Using HTC stitches throughout work in rounds decreasing one stitch either side of the foot (as shown by the cross in the silly little pic below) for the next 6 rows.
- Work another 6 rows straight, then sew in the ends, fold over the cuff and wear with pride!
© Sue Simmons / 2013