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Free Pattern Friday: Stay at Home Socks

17 Sep

Check these bad boys out: Super easy, super snuggly, and as my friend told me the other day, they actually look like socks!  Here’s the pattern:


6.00mm hook (J), and 2 skeins of Bernat LuLu yarn (100g).  You’ll have some left.

Stitches used: ch, sc, sc-inc, sl st.

1: Ch 9

2: In 2nd ch from hook, sc, then sc across.  sc-inc in the last ch.  DO NOT TURN.

3: sc back across the other side of your ch, again ending with an sc-inc.  You should now have a total of 18 stitches in an oval shape.

Completed Row 3

4: Continue to sc around the oval, doing an sc-inc each time you get to the short end of the oval, until you have 26 stitches around (Your rows should have 20,22,24, & 26 stitches, respectively).

Completed Step 4 (26 stitches around)

Congratulations!  You just finished the toe!

5: sc around the oval 24 times (that’s 24 rows of 26 stitches each).

Completed Step 5

6: sc 13, ch 13, sl st ch to the last st in the row (this forms a hole where you’ll attach the heel later).

Step 6: sc13 + ch13

Completed Step 6

7: sc around, using the ch13 as the second half of your oval from now on (you should still have 26 stitches).

8: sc around the oval 12 more times & FO.

Completed Step 8

You should now have most of a sock with just a little gap where the heel should be.  Go ahead – try it on!  You know you want to!

9: To make the heel, follow steps 1-4 above, but this time continue increasing until you have 28 stitches around.

10: sc around x2.  DO NOT FO.

11: turn your sock body inside out.

12: sl st the heel to the body of the sock, FO, and turn right side out.  DONE!

Stay at Home Socks!


Uhm, you should make two of these, obviously.  Unless you only have one foot.  Or, if you only like to wear one sock at a time.  It’s up to you, actually.  Make as many as you want.  They’re so warm and fuzzy!

I do not recommend the LuLu yarn for beginners… it was tough to see my stitches.  Thank goodness for my paper clip stitch marker! Go for something with a bit of stretch, though.  It’ll work better.

I wear a US size 7.5 shoe.  If your foot is bigger than that, you’ll need to increase the pattern following Step 4. The first time I made this pattern I just kept trying the sock on to measure.  Just make sure no one’s watching when you do it, because you’re going to look silly.

I had enough yarn left over to make this:

Snuggly Scarf

A super groovy 4×4 sc scarf.  I tried to get fancy with the scarf pattern, but again, had trouble seeing my stitches with the LuLu yarn, so I just opted for something simple.  It’ll keep the warm fuzzies in just the same.  Now, if only fall would come so we have some reason to wear Stay at Home Socks & Snuggly Scarves!  })i({

Dice Pouches for Everyone!

10 Sep

SHOUT OUT to my parents, who are celebrating their 34th Wedding Anniversary today!  Congratulations, Mom & daD! Here’s to 34 more years!

I intended to tell you all about my fabulous date night last night, which was supposed to involve me making my husband very happy by going to a gaming store to buy dice, followed by a delicious Indian dinner out.  Well, date night turned into a wasted trip to the hobby shop (they had only ugly, stupid dice there and I ended up ordering from Amazon while we waited for our dinner), followed by a bland Indian dinner that gave me quite a belly ache on the way home.   I’m still A Happy One, though, because in anticipation of my upcoming dice purchase, I made these:

Two cute little dice pouches – one for my husband and one for me! Adorable, no?

I used a cobble stitch to give it that bumpy, textured look.  I’m so excited about the way they turned out that I’m thinking of making a tiny army of them.  So cute!  Anyway, the pattern is written for a G hook & a very thin yarn, which will give you a bag the size of the white one above (about 3 inches in diameter & 4 inches tall).  I tried to indicate where the changes would be if you’re using a bigger hook & a bulkier yarn, which will obviously give you a slightly bigger finished product (I used a J hook for the gray bag).  Please let me know if you find any errors!

Dice Pouch

1: 6 sc in a magic ring

2: sc inc around (12)

3: *1 sc + inc*

4: *2 sc + inc*

5: *3 sc  + inc*

6: *4 sc + inc*

7: *5 sc + inc* (for bigger hooks/bulkier yarns, stop increasing here)

8: *6 sc + inc*

9: *sc, trc*

10: sc around

11: repeat rows 9 & 10 five times (only repeat 3 times if you’re using bulky yarn)

12: *sc, trc*

13: *6sc + dec* (*5sc + dec* for bulky yarn)

14: *sc, trc*

15: *5sc + dec* (*4sc + dec* bulky)

16: *sc, trc*

17: *4sc + dec* (*3sc + dec* bulky)

18: dbl around

19: sc around three times (sc around only once for bulky yarn) & FO.

20: ch 50 & FO.  Weave the 50ch through the row of double crochet to form a drawstring.

Done!  Easy, quick, and adorable!  I dare you to make just one, and I’d love to see your FOs! })i({