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Spike Stitch Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70251A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
Approximately 2-3 years (4 years, 5 years) Finished Length Length of foot can be adjusted as desired

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 2, 2014)
Note: When working a spike stitch, skip the stitch in the row into which you would usually work that is "beneath" the spike st. Rnd 4: With B, sc in each of first 3 sc, *sp-3 over next st, skip next st, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-197 Wool-Ease Yarn: Burgundy

Rich wine red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1,
Note: A

620-188 Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika

Bright red-orange


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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1
Note: B

620-171 Wool-Ease Yarn: Gold

Bright goldenrod yellow


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Note: C

620-122 Wool-Ease Yarn: Sienna

Rich pumpkin orange


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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1
Note: D

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
LION BRAND size G-6 (4 mm), (H-8 (5 mm), OR I-9 (5.5 mm)) crochet hook
GAUGE:
About 13 (12, 10.5) sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern stitch using size G-6 (4 mm), (H-8 (5 mm), OR I-9 (5.5 mm) ) crochet hook. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sp-3 (spike st 3 rows below) Work a single crochet in the st corresponding to the next st, but 3 rows below the working row.

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
1.

To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw yarn through all loops on hook to complete stitch.

Carry color not in use along edge of work.

2.

When working a spike stitch, skip the stitch in the row into which you would usually work that is "beneath" the spike st.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK With A, ch 20.

Sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, turn.

Sc in each ch around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc.

Change to B.

Rnd 4: With B, sc in each of first 3 sc, *sp-3 over next st, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc.

Change to C.

Rnd 6: With C, sc in first sc, *sp-3 over next st , sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around.

Rnd 7: Sc in each sc.

Change to D.

Repeat Rnds 4-7 twice more then Rnds 4-6 once, changing colors in established order: A, B, C, D.

Shape Heel With A, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

Turn.

Next Row: Sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in each dc, hdc in hdc, sc in sc, sl st in next st, turn.

Repeat this row twice more.

Change to B.

Foot With B, resume working in established pattern on all sts.

Work until piece measures length of foot from back of heel to base of toes.

Toe Place markers 5 sts to each side of joining st.

Next Rnd: *Sc to 2 sts before marker, sc2tog, sl marker, sc2tog, rep from *, then sc to end of rnd.Rep last rnd once.

Fasten off.

Sew toe closed.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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