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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.
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.