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I'm having a problem following this pattern at the heel. Can anyone make it clearer? I made the trouble section bolder.

 

Working from toe up, foot has 18 stitches.

 

Heel Rnd A: Ch 6, skipping next 9 sc, work sc in next 8 sts around.

Heel Rnd B: Ch 6, skip 6 ch and skip 1 sc from previous row and sc in next 6 sts.

Heel Rnd C: Ch 6, skip 6 ch and skip 1 sc from previous row and sc in next 4 sts.

Continue to work sc, sts 5-8 will take you down the side of the heel (Rnd c,b,a), sc around the top of row 6, 16-19 will take you up the second side of heel (Rnd a, b, c), continue to sc around to start marked in row 4. Heel Rnd D: ch 6, skip 8 sc, sc in next 10 sts around. Rnd 7: Drop down one row to beginning of Rnd D, work sc in first st, work post st in the next 6 sts, continue with sc around to mark: count 18. Rnd 8-15: Mark row, sc in each st, slip st, fasten off.

Edited by Amy
remove excess parts of pattern to comply with forum copyright policies

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I'm having trouble picturing this, too. Is this a free pattern - if so, could you link to it?  Or if not, give us the name and source of the pattern?  I think it would help to look at the finished stocking.

 

By the way, welcome to the 'ville!  It would probably be a good idea if you edited your pattern to just show the bolded part, (removing the cuff and the toe part - enough to say that the prior round had 18 stitches so we knew the starting point.  It's against the forum guidelines to reveal more than a line or 2 of a pattern when asking for help (due to copyright).

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Welcome from me too!

 

The photo shows short rows forming the heel. The pattern however doesn't really make sense. All the ch 6 don't make sense to me at all.

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I had the same impression re: the chain 6s--as written, would make a loopy mess.  

 

To the OP, in case you're not familiar with short rows - it means go part way across a row or round, turn, go part way across again; depending on the pattern you might do this a few times--then (often) go all the way across all the original again.  This is a common way to make a sock heel, or a bust dart for example, to create shaping instead of just a flat fabric.

 

I think you can just turn the chain-6 into a ch-1 for a turning chain.  I'll try a sample and come back.

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Oy.  Good thing this pattern was free.  A lot of free patterns are great. a lot are not.  A lot of patterns have little typos that are easy to figure out if you have a little experience, this one -- I can't even imagine what they were thinking. There are so many mini stocking patterns that are easy, straightforward and better written out there, it's not worth it to bother with this one.

 

Nystock, just out of curiosity are you able to see just stockings in the link Magiccrochetfan gave you?  I wasn't logged into Ravelry and I just got an un-filtered list of all sorts of patterns.  I'm just wondering what non-members see for this sort of link (although I can see by her link it does include a filter for mini stockings, but it only works if I'm logged in).

 

In case you can't...here are a few that look easy.  The first 2 don't have a short row heel, 1 is worked horizontally and the other vertically, and you sew together.  I think I'd add another row to the foot of the horizontal one, but that's just me..

http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2010/12/23/mini-red-stocking-free-crochet-pattern/

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-cuffed-christmas-stocking

 

Patterns with short row heels that are most similar in appearance to your pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-stocking-advent-calendar-cal   lots of variations

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quick-holiday-mini-stocking

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-christmas-stockings-5

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-christmas-stocking-9

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-stocking-ornament

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-stocking-ornament-9

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-christmas-socks

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Thanks GrannySquare! I didn't think about the link possibly not working. I just used the two words mini stocking as search terms.

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I have had to remove the link to the pattern in question, as it goes back to a stored copy of the pattern in the Internet Archive.

 

To help avoid issues with contributory copyright infringement, our forum policy only allows links to copyrighted patterns that are currently being made available with permission of the copyright owner.

 

The website of the designer of this pattern is not currently operational, so unfortunately, we cannot allow a link to this pattern.

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I try those patterns. Those chains are con fusing unless they are referring to short rows. I'm trying to make a mini sock without sewing a seam in the back. Thanks

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I did the pattern and it works as stated and would be hard for a beginner I think. The chains go across the heel  and after the last one for 5-8 it has sc down the heel in the sc connected to the chains on the one side , sc around to the other side and sc up in the sc connected to the chains on that side then finish around.  The chains end up on the wrong side and help to define the heel.

 

I am working on somw pictures.

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pictures aren't the best.

 

 

 

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In defense of the pattern even though it is a little confusing. I thought the same as others until I tried it. It shows up better than the pictures and makes a nice mini stocking.

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I got as far as attaching thec3 rows of chains and Thais where I couldn't follow the directions. Love your pictures! Is there a better way to explain it?

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Ah, I should have kept going, I did the first round (looked like a shoe with a strap, sort of, at that point) and then started the next row and stopped... Thanks for bravely continuing on Sarisue!

 

That look might have been easier with post stitches maybe?

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I got as far as attaching thec3 rows of chains and Thais where I couldn't follow the directions. Love your pictures! Is there a better way to explain it?

Looking at this picture where the ch hanging down is where I left off after doing the 4 sc.

The next sc is the one with a ch you sc in that sc and the other two with the chains. Then comes the skipped stitches you crochet in them around until you come to the place where the other chains are and sc in those sc and continue with the pattern.

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