My husband and I are having a good laugh about this project! Turns out that his size 13 feet may not have been the best for modeling or a good frame of reference for creating a sock pattern 🙂 At least we now know that he doesn’t have a career as a foot model LOL! I am going to share the pattern anyway and tell you how to make it smaller. It really is a fun project for the man in your life and a great one to whip up for Father’s Day! Made with Caron Simply Soft in the new tweeds which has a smooth and comfy texture and a good gender neutral color.
– Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Taupe and Off White. GET IT HERE at Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook (Go down a hook size for smaller feet)
– Mustache graph. Download it HERE.
– Tapestry Needle
Slipper Sock Pattern:
Starting with taupe tweed yarn (dark brown)
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 14 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (21 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (28 SC)
Round 4: SC in each around, join, chain 1 (28 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (35 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (35 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)
Round 8-11: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)
Change to off white tweed yarn
Round 12-15: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)
Round 16: SC in first 12, now continue by following the Mustache Graph pattern, making one SC for each of the dots in the graph, carry your yarn (crochet over the dark brown when not in use), and use the white to finish the round. (42 SC)
Round 17-20: Follow Mustache Graph Pattern, SC with white in the remaining stitches. (42 SC)
Now would be a good time to weave in ends hanging from the inside. Use the loose ends to your advantage and spruce up any edges to your mustache by weaving yarn to connect gaps in graph.
with off white tweed yarn
Round 21-41: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (This is where you want to eliminate rounds to make a smaller/shorter sock – I would suggest up to 10 rounds less!)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Lay sock flat so the mustache is on the top and the seam is on the bottom. On the seam side, connect dark brown yarn to one edge, chain 1 and make 20 SC across the bottom edge, chain 1, turn
Row 2-13: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
Row 14: SC in first 8, SC decrease over next 4 stitches, SC in last 8 stitches, fasten off leaving long tail.
Now fold sock long ways like picture below and stitch up the back edge. See picture tutorial below.
With dark brown yarn, SC along entire opening edge of sock, making a SC decrease on both corners where the brown and off white meet. You should have approximately 48 stitches but the exact stitch count doesn’t matter.
SC around opening edge for another 5 rounds.
Now make one additional round in off white yarn. I decided to use the Crab Stitch (AKA reverse SC) to make a nice edge.
Fast off and weave in ends.
Want to make the bottom of your slippers non-slip?
HERE are 7 great ways to do that courtesy of Moogly Blog!
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads out there!