# SvS Build Your Own Pattern – Basic Crew Sock on DPNs

As long as you know the circumference and length of the foot, and the gauge of your yarn (sts per inch), you can knit a basic crew sock for anyone. Whenever you see a white space in the table, you need to fill in information. Reference Information Yarn Used inches Needle Size inches Gauge

Sock Recipient Circumference of Foot Length of Foot

sts per inch

Cast on Formula St Distribution

Casting On sts _____ [sts per inch] x _____ [circumference of foot in inches] =; round this number to the nearest number divisible by 4 = _____ [number of sts to cast on] Needle #1: one-fourth of sts Needle #2: one-half of sts Needle #3: one-fourth of sts Cuff Based on personal preference, 1 inch minimum Leg Based on personal preference, not to exceed 8 inches

K2P2 rib for

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K even for

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Heel Flap Formula _____ [number of cast on sts] ÷ 2 = _____ (number of heel flap sts)  Always slip the first st of the row. This is important!  The heel flap is worked on two needles Row 1 Sl 1 st, k sts ([number of heel flap sts] ÷ 2) – 1 = _____ (k sts for row 1)  Row 1 sts are knit from Needle #1; move remaining sts from Needle #1 to Needle #2 Row 2 From Needle #1: Sl 1 st, purl to end (you are purling the same stitches you knit in Row 1) From Needle #2: P ([number of heel flap sts] ÷ 2) – 1 = _____ (p sts for row 2)  Row 2 sts are knit from Needle #3; move remaining sts from Needle #3 to Needle #2  You should now have two needles, each with half the number of sts you cast on  The sts on Needle #2 will be reserved until the gusset is worked. Row 3 and All Odd-Numbered Rows Sl 1 st, k to end Row 4 and All Even-Numbered Rows Sl 1 st, p to end Repeat Rows 3 and 4 _____ [number of heel flap sts] ÷ _____ [sts per inch] = _____ (length until heel flap measures inches of heel flap)  End heel flap with a purl row

k-knit p-purl st-stitch sl-slip psso-“pass slip st over” tog-together dpn-“double-pointed needles