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Bev's Crocheted PreemieTube Socks - 3-5 lbers
(also Newborn - 3 months)
copyright 2003, 2011 Beverly A. Qualheim
These adorable tube socks can be made for a baby you know, or many are needed at hospitals around the world.

1 oz Baby yarn or sport and a size F hook.  (for newborn - 3 month size use soft worsted weight yarn and size G hook)

Gauge with G hook and worsted weight yarn: 3.5 sts =1" 4 rows=1"

Ch 2 and sc into the first ch with 5 scs. Do NOT join. You can add a stitch marker here.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc and repeat that around so you now have 15 sc. (for newborn do one more round of increasing with 2 sc in every other stitch; preemies have skinny legs and feet, newborns usually don't - 22 scs)

Rnd 3: sc in each st around without joining, and continue in this manner until the socks are long enough- approx. 5".

Stripes in different colors look great!

TOP OF SOCK: When sock is about 5" tall, do Back Post HD around. Join with a slip stitch in the top of your first BPHDC. Cut 4" tail and weave back inside sock.

or (Top of sock ideas from Linda (crafter49)) Either do a round of HDC in back loops only, or alternate one FP st and one BP st all around.
For girls, at the end of the last rnd, ch 4, *skip one sc, sc into next, ch 4 and repeat from * around top of bootie sock.

You can thread some nice ribbon through your top stitches so the sock can be tied securely.
Finish off, cutting a 3" tail of yarn, and weave that tail back inside the sock.


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