Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Chair or Table Foot Socks - Crochet

Chair Socks

I was asked by a friend if I could crochet some chair socks for her chairs so they wouldn't scratch her new floors. Well, after a few months I finally got to doing them. I did a couple of samples but in the end this was the pattern I came up with.

The pattern is for chair legs that are about 5' in diameter. The socks are crocheted in a round and will fit any shaped leg that size.

To get a nice tight stitch I used a G6 or 4 mm sized hook.
I used a acrylic size 4 yarn.

Terms are in American

SC - single crochet
FLO - front loops only
BLO - back loops only
(n) - n is the number of stitches in the round.
*...* - Repeat stitches between the asterisks

Bottom Liner

 - this base is stitched in to the foot so you must leave a very long tail for this circle

Round 1: 4 SC in magic ring  (4)
Round 2: 2 SC in each SC (8)
Round 3: *1 SC in first SC, 2 SC in next SC* X4 (12)
Put a marker/safety pin into the loop on the crochet hook so the next round can be started with that hook.

Leave a very long tail for next row ~ 46 inches

Main Sock 

- After Round 3 of this sock,  I crochet the bottom liner to the sock.

Round 1: 4 SC in magic ring  (4)
Round 2: 2 SC in each SC (8)
Round 3: *1 SC in first SC, 2 SC in next SC* X4 (12)
Round 4: In FLO *1 SC in first 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC* X4 (16)

At this point I put a marker in the loop that is on the crochet hook is and crochet the bottom liner into the sock following the next steps

Put the wrong sides of the Main sock and Bottom liner together. I actually tie the starting ends from the main sock to the bottom liner together at this point and trim them so they are hidden between the 2 circles.

Round 4 of Bottom Liner
Insert hook into the loop of the bottom liner and remove the marker. 

insert hook into the BLO of the Liner and the BLO  from round 4 of the main sock
See Image below.

Stitching Bottom Liner to Main Sock

YO, pull through both loops, YO, pull though both loops (this creates a SC)
Repeat for the next 11 SC. (12)
Cut, finish off and weave in end.

Continue with Main Sock
Round 5: In both loops 1 SC in each SC
Round 6 - 15 repeat Round 5

Cut, finish off and weave in end.

Inside of main sock with bottom liner attached

Finished Sock - outside view.

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