Help crocheting socks

flynflowerApril 12, 2009

I am having a problem with the gusset in the sock pattern I am using. I just don't get it. I really wish that pattern authors would realize that people are not veteran sock makers and make their patterns clearer. I am using a pattern from the book called Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood. It is the first pattern called Easy does it.

I got as far as the cuff and heel and heel turn. The gusset is really throwing me . Doesn't make sense at all to me. No pictures , doesn't help at all. I went to Ravelry and asked for help, no help there either. Sigh.

I worked the 18 sc along the right edge of the heel flap and placed my marker, then worked my 19 sc along the front foot stitches and then worked 18 sc along right side of heel flap and placed my marker, now it says to sc in 9 heel stitches and place marker in last sc to mark beginning of rounds. THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE! Where do the nine stitches go? I have pulled this out several times and I'm beginning to think this pattern is written wrong. Has anyone used this pattern and can help me?

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I have not made this pattern, but I have the book. Just looking at the pattern, I can see that when you are done turning the heel, there are nine heel stitches. The gusset has you make stitches along the right edge of the heel flap, the front of the foot, and the left edge of the heel flap. I would think those 9 stitches would be along the BOTTOM of the heel flap. The number is right for it. Have you tried that?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 10:17AM
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Thank you Donna, that is what I thought too, but on page 5 in illustration sock terminology they are showing the gusset as at the side of the heel flap and I think that is what is throwing me. I am doing the gusset at the end of the heel flap and continuing on , hopefully this will work out.
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 10:39AM
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Yes, the gusset is at the side of the heel flap, but you must crochet in rounds for the gusset. I do believe you must include those 9 heel stitches, just as I would if I were knitting a pair of socks.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 11:55AM
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Ok, so those nine stitches are not the gusset, just there to make the end of the heel flap fit a little better . And the decreasing I'm doing with the sc2tog in round 3 is at the edge of each end of the heel flap. then I am sc around the foot until I have 44 stitches remaining, that is the gusset.

this is how I have done it and now I am on the foot round 1.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 3:58PM
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