To use this worksheet, begin by taking a
Foot circumference (measured
at the ball of the foot): _______ inches
Multiply foot circumference by 0.9 to determine
Sock Circumference (for a snug fit):
Sock Circumference: _______
Determine distance between tip of short-row
toe and beginning of short-row heel:
Measure along sole of foot, from tip of toe
to back of heel. Length of Foot: _______
Subtract 1.5 inches from Length of Foot:
_______ inches (A)
Desired length of sock leg, from top of
foot: _______ inches (B)
Gauge: _______ stitches
The Rest of the Math:
Multiply Sock Circumference by Gauge: _______
Adjust this number of stitches as desired
to work with chosen stitch pattern. Obtaining
a multiple of 4 makes working on 4 dpns easiest.
If working on 2 circulars, only a multiple
of 2 is necessary. This adjusted number will
be the "Key Number" for this pattern;
it is the number of stitches on which most
of the sock will be worked, and the other
numbers which follow will be calculated from
Key Number: _______ (C)
Determine number of stitches for
Toe and Heel Short Rows: Divide C
by 2: _______ (D)
Determine number of sts at end of
Toe and Heel: Multiply D by
If D is odd, round to nearest
if D is even, round to nearest
even number: _______ (E)
Now we're ready to begin!
Using Crochet Cast On, CO (D) sts.
Row 1 [WS]: P all sts.
*Row 2 [RS]: K to last st, W&T.
Row 3 [WS]: P to last st, W&T.
Row 4 [RS]: K to st before last
wrapped st, W&T.
Row 5 [WS]: P to st before last
wrapped st, W&T.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until (E)
sts remain unwrapped between wrapped sts on
either side of work. You will be ready to
start a RS row.
Note: Before proceeding, see note in
"Pattern Notes" above re. working
wraps together with wrapped stitches.
When wrapping stitches at turning points
of short rows which follow, note that stitches
will now have two wraps; these stitches will
be referred to as double-wrapped stitches.
When working a double-wrapped stitch on a
subsequent row, pick up both wraps and work
them together with the stitch which had been
Row 6 [RS]: K to first wrapped
st, k wrapped st, W&T.
Row 7 [WS]: Sl 1, p to first wrapped
st, p wrapped st, W&T.
Row 8 [RS]: Sl 1, k to first double-wrapped
st, k double-wrapped st, W&T.
Row 9 [WS]: Sl 1, p to first double-wrapped
st, p double-wrapped st, W&T.
Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until one double-wrapped
stitch remains at each end of work.
Row 10 [RS]: Sl 1, k to double-wrapped
st, k double-wrapped st. Do not turn work.*
(Work wraps of remaining double-wrapped st
together with st when working first round
Carefully remove crochet chain from CO edge
of work, and place the (D) resulting
live sts on two double-point needles, or one
circular needle. There should now be (C)
sts on the needles.
Foot of sock will now be worked in the round.
Hint: When you begin to work in the
round, you may want to pick up a st or two
in the space at either end of the newly picked-up
sts to close up the small gap that can form
at this point. If you do this, remember to
decrease these sts when working the next round,
so that you will once again have C
Work in stockinette st or chosen stitch
pattern, until work measures (A) inches
from end of toe.
Next Round: Decide which side of
your sock you wish to be the top of the foot,
and which side will form the sole. Work to
the end of the stitches which form the top
of the foot; the heel will be worked back
and forth over the stitches which form the
To form heel, work from * to * as for toe.
Resume working in the round over all sts.
Work in stockinette st or chosen stitch pattern
until work measures (B) inches
from top of foot. BO all sts loosely in pattern.