I saw a cute photo of some critter socks in a pattern book at the craft store.
Problem 1 – I find socks a little slow going
Problem 2 – because of problem 1, by the time I finish the pair of socks for the kids in my family, the feet are not the same size. All that turning of the heel and the kitchener stitch
Problem 3 – what kid wants to open a gift and find socks?
I thought critter themed socks would help with problem #3, but there was still numbers 1 and 2.
So I created a little piggy tube sock
To make these cute little piggy socks, you will need: pink yarn for the body, nose, and ears; black yarn for the eyes and nostrils. Size 6 needles for knitting the socks and ears, E hook for making the eyes and nose. I use a darning egg inside the sock when attaching the face.
I also knit both my socks at the same time because I ALWAYS mess up my count, this way my socks match. Verypink.com has a great video tutorial on doing this if it’s new to you.
Using the size 6 needles, cast on 32 stitches. Careful not to twist, join and k1, p1 for 10 rounds to complete the cuff – approximately 1 ½ inches.
K even for 5 inches, and place a marker to indicate the end of the leg. Now we will begin the foot
K even for 5 ½-6 inches for the foot.
Round 1 – k5, ssk, k2, k2tog, k10, ssk, k2, k2tog, k5
Round 2 and all even rounds – knit
Round 3 – k4, ssk, k2, k2tog, k8, ssk, k2, k2tog, k4
Round 5 – k3, ssk, k2, k2tog, k6, ssk, k2, k2tog, k3
Round 7 – k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k4, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2
Round 9 – k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1
Break yarn and thread through the remaining stitches, I like to do this twice before remove the stitches from the needles for better security on the toe.
Ears – make 4
Using size 3 double pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches. Careful not to twist, join
Round 1 – knit
Round 2 – k1f&b, k3 – twice (10 stitches)
round 3 – knit
Round 4 – k4, k1f&b – twice (12 stitches)
Round 5 – knit
Round 6 – k1f&b, k5 – twice (14 stitches)
Round 7 – knit
Bind off using 3 needle bind off
Nose – make 2
Using the crochet hook, make a magic loop and chain 2. Do 7 dc into the magic loop and join with a slip stitch. leave a long end for attaching the nose to the sock. If you want you can back stitch a couple of nostrils before attaching to the sock with black yarn.
Eyes – make 4
Using the crochet hook and the black yarn, make a magic loop and chain 1. Do 5 hdc into the magic loop and join with a slip stitch. leave a long end for attaching the eyes to the sock
Use the daring needle to attach the nose, eyes and ears.
Tada, socks that are quick, easy and will be fun for a little person to receive.
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