Sunday, March 18, 2012

Knee-High Boot Socks!

Here's a fun free pattern for a chunky knee-high sock. These are crocheted with heavy worsted to aran yarn and work up quickly in a few short hours.  I've included tips on how to get a custom fit for your foot and calf.  Enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or see any errors. 


Size: One Size Fits Most Adult Women

Stitches Used:

Sc – Single Crochet
Sc 2 tog – Single Crochet 2 Together (Pull up a loop in the next stitch, pull up a loop in the following stitch, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook)

Dc – Double Crochet

Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet (ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop, yo, pull through one loop, [foundation chain made] yo, pull through two loops, [fsc made]).  To make the next fsc, insert hook into the foundation chain of the previous fsc, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo, pull through two loops.


Yarn:  5 ounces of heavy worsted to bulky yarn.  Sample made using less than 1 skein of Cascade Ecological Wool in Charcoal.

Hook: J hook or hook needed to get gauge.

Gauge: 10.5 dc and 8 rows is a 4 inch square.

Pattern:

Note:  The yellow sample made is just for illustrative purposes only in order to show the steps.  I did not do the full foot, leg or cuff just to save a bit of time and so it would fit my 4 year old.

Make Toe and Foot:
Rd 1: Ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in last st.  Rotate your work and continue to crochet down the other side of the ch.  1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in first worked ch, sl st in first sc of round to join. (Right side). (12)





Rd 2: Ch 1 turn, 2 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, sl st in first sc of round to join. (18)

Rd 3: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st, (1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, 1 sc in next 3 st, (1sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice, sl st in first sc of round to join. (24)


Rd 4-5: Ch 1 turn, sc around, sl st in first sc of round to join. (24)


Rd 6-15: Ch 1 turn, dc around, sl st in first dc of round to join. (24) To adjust length of foot, you can add or subtract rows here, but make sure to end on an odd-numbered row.

Make Heel Opening:

Rd 16: Ch 1 turn, 9 fsc, sk 9 st, 1 dc in next 15 st, sl st in first fsc of round to join. (24)


Shortened foot (to fit my 4 year old)

Make Leg:

Rd 17-27: Ch 1 turn, dc around, sl st in first dc of round to join. (24)

For illustrative purposes only, I did not do the full leg for this sock.
Rd 28: Ch 1 turn, (1 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st) 4 times, sl st in first dc of round to join. (28) To increase width, you can do one or more increase rows here by repeating row 28, adding one more dc before the increase with each subsequent row.

Rd 29-38: Ch 1 turn, dc around, sl st in first dc of round to join. (28)

Make Cuff:

Rd 39: Ch 1 turn, ((dc, sc) in next st, sk next st) 14 times, sl st in first dc of round to join. (28)

Shows (dc, sc) in same stitch.

Skip next stitch, (dc, sc) in next stitch.

Rd 40-48: Ch 1 turn, ((dc, sc) in next sc, sk next dc) 14 times, sl st in first dc of round to join. (28) Fasten off.

Make Heel:

Rd 1: With wrong side facing, join yarn in first fsc of Rd 16.  Work 22 sc evenly around heel opening, sl st in first sc of round to join. (22)



Rd 2: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next 9 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 9 st, sc 2 tog, sl st to first sc of round to join. (20)

Rd 3: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next 8 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 8 st, sc 2 tog, sl st to first sc of round to join. (18)

Rd 4: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next 7 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, sc 2 tog, sl st to first sc of round to join. (16)

Rd 5: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next 6 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 6 st, sc 2 tog, sl st to first sc of round to join. (14)

Rd 6: Ch 1 turn, 1 sc in next 5 st, sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 5, sc 2 tog, sl st to first sc of round to join. (12)


Do not fasten.

Finishing:

With sock inside out, sc the heel opening closed. 


Just weave in your ends!!! 


Fasten off and weave in all your ends.


89 comments:

  1. AMAZING pattern...looks very warm n stylish n comfortable to wear.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  2. Yay - finally a nice pattern for crochet boot socks. I'm thinking I might give these a go. They look nice and warm too. :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this pattern :) I'm just a little confused about one part. When making the cuff, is the *dc, sc in next st* in the same stitch? Or is it supposed to be *dc in next st, sc in next st* in two separate stitches? Thanks :)

    ~Courtney

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    1. Yes. dc, sc all in the same stitch, then skip a stitch.
      Glad you like the pattern!

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    2. For the cuff rd40-48 say *dc, sc in next sc, sk next dc* I'm confused about that part. Is it just like the first part of the cuff?

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    3. For Round 40 you are doing an sc and a dc in each sc around (skipping all the dcs). Then you repeat that round 8 more times for the rest of the cuff. Does that make sense?

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    4. Im still confused. After the sc and then the dc how many stitches would i be skipping before the next sc and dc?

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    5. you just skip 1 dc. Then you do an sc and a dc in the next sc, then you skip 1 dc, repeat around. Any clearer?

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    6. Oops, I mean do an DC and an SC in next sc (not SC and DC)

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    7. How can you make these if you are left handed it is harder for us to do

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    8. I thank you for the pattern but I am left handed

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    9. Sweety I'm a lefty too, it's not hard, ya' just got to, like decode all the right handed nonsense. Just some things ya' gotta do the opposite. I know this probably didn't but I explained it the best I can. I hope you get how to do it.

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  4. I'm trying to do that...thanks for share this pattern, really, really pretty!!! ;-)

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  5. Love em! Any chance you can tell me how to make em thigh-his. Lol! I wear short skirts. Email me at icrochetanything@ymail.com

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    1. Just add more increases and rounds in the leg part. Sounds cute!

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  6. i Am confused on round 16 making the heel opening it says fsc 9, sk 9 st, so do i chain 9 n then skip or just skip 9 all together ither way i do it it doesnt look right...help please im lost...

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  7. You can chain if you want, but foundation single crochet (fsc) works better because it is stretchier and fits over your heel a lot easier. If you decide to chain just make sure your chains are nice and loose, maybe even go up a hook size.
    Following the pattern, you work your 9 fsc (see stitch guide at beginning of pattern) and it will look like a thick chain, then you skip 9 stitches so that you create an opening for your heel and then keep crocheting around. Is that making more sense? If not, i can take a picture of what I'm talking about. Thanks!

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    1. thank you so much that makes perfect sense :) i was making it more compilicated than it needed to be lol :) thank you!

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    2. I'm still a bit confused. Do the ends of the fsc get swallowed up by the leg or do I stitch into them? If you can post a photo, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    3. You work your next round into the FSCs so that there is a space for the heel. no swallowing!
      The pictures show the dcs worked into the fscs leaving the space for the heel.

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    4. Ahh, now I see! Thank you so much; this is a lovely pattern and now I can finish it.

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  8. I love these socks!!! I just made them! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!! I crocheted then with 5 mm hook and 4mm Aran yarn. I wear 38 (european) shoe. With 6mm or bigger yarn it became way too big.

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  9. thanks for the pattern! i was looking for socks so long - this pattern seems to be just perfekt for me!

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  10. Hi! I love this pattern, I already made one boot, which was so comfy! Can you make a video or slide of step-by-step photos showing how you made this, it as hard for me to understand, and I'm not sure if I did it right, though.. but on the bright side, I GIVE YOUR PATTERN A THUMBS UP!

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  11. Thank you! That sounds interesting. I will try to do that sometime. Thanks for the thumbs up!

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  12. i'm still not understanding round16. if you start off with 24 stitches from the previous round, the math doesn't add up for the 16th round: 9fsc+9 skipped stitches+15dc=33stitches. i tried following your above instructions, but i'm still confused. if you skip 9 stitches, you end up doing 6dc to finish off the round and then how do you stitch the 17th round? help? thanks :)

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    1. nevermind...i think i got it :)

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    2. oh good. Yes, you are only adding the 9 fsc, not the 9 skipped stitches.

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  13. Hi, I'm new to blogspot. I was creating a blog, but it looked so unprofessional. How you you make your blog so cute? Thecraftinghook.blogspot.com

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    1. aww, you are so sweet. I guess I just made everything as simple as possible. No colors, simple text. Then I got a graphic designer to do my banner for me. It was an Etsy shop called Grain that did my banner. THanks for saying that! That made my day!!!

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  14. I love this pattern! Thank you for posting it :). I do have one little suggestion, though. I found that my rows looked a little more seamless if I ch 2 instead of one. I may just be making an error though lol.

    Thanks again!
    Rachel

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  15. do you have the pattern available in a version that one can print?

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    1. There is a print button on the right side bar that should work. Let me know if you have issues with it.

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  16. I'm not a skilled crocheter (is that a word?) my grandma taught me a simple chain & how to make a blanket out of it. I don't understand all the terms you're using. Is this something a beginner could do?

    Steph

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    1. This probably isn't the best project for a very new crocheter. This is probably more of an intermediate or advanced beginner project. Here's a link to the abbreviations. http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html

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  17. Good Night
    For weeks I have been searching for an "easy" crochet slipper sock pattern. I FINALLY FOUND IT !!!. The illustrations were on point, the color changes helped a lot and the pattern was easy to follow. KUDOS

    LOVE IT
    THANKS

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  18. Love these! Found you on Pinterest and shared the link on my blog this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/unpinning-pinterest-for-january-2013/

    Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I'm a big fan of Moogly.

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  19. On RND:3 I noticed you don't close off with a sl st as you do in the previous RNDs is that intentional or should I use a sl st?

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    1. ooh, good eye! Yes, sl st to close. Thank you.

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  20. Hello, thanks for the lovely pattern! I've almost finished the first sock but am having difficulty with the cuff and wonder if you could help? With each round the cuff seems to grow narrower and tighter, should this happen as it becomes to tight to wear? Or am I making a mistake somewhere? Thanks for your help, Christina :)

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    1. Hi there, I just realized that i never responded here. The cuff should not get narrower as you go. Should be slightly tighter than the rest of the sock, but not more and more narrow. Hope that helps!

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  21. 50 ish rows total usually get just below your knee, and the pattern can fit size 7.5/8 women's size. 55-60 should get above the knee. Just so you know

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  22. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I just made a pair that goes up to mid-calf and it turned out well. I'm going to make a taller pair next time. :)

    http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/crochet-socks/

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for the blog post!

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  23. Just wanted to say thank you!! awesome pattern and it looks like you answered every questions, very nice of you :)

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  24. Linda meia, e parece fácil de fazer.
    Obrigada pelo post.

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  25. Thank you for this pattern, I have been looking for an easy one I use to crochet all the time but it has been years so I am a little rusty but wanted to try and make some socks can't wait to give these a try.

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  26. Ah-mazing! Thank you so much for the pattern ! love it
    I tried to make it and it turned out so well and is so comfy! :d
    Thanks once again! :)
    http://mecraftteen.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love this pattern. Using it as inspiration (because I had to modify it a bit for fuzzy yarn) to make spa socks.

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  28. This is a great pattern; very easy to read and make necessary adjustments! I just made my first boot sock. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  29. I absolutely love this pattern. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing :)

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  30. This pattern didn't work at all for me. I altered it Soo much it's not even funny, to try and get the right size. I tried to follow this pattern very closely and it got me nowhere.
    The heel area didn't work, and was too tight, and all in all, I wasted hours of time.

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  31. I just made these with Loops & Threads bulky yarn (3 skeins) with a size I crochet hook and it came out super comfy and cozy! The only thing is that they came out super wide..... That worked out perfectly for me because I'm a big girl with wide calves and feet. So there you go! This pattern works for my plus size ladies. :) thanks for making this a free and easy pattern to follow!

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  32. I've made 6 pair of these and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! SO quick and easy. Have used Alpaca yarn, sport weight and even bulkier and every one of them is a huge hit! I greatly appreciate your gifted talents and thank your for sharing!.

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  33. These are beautiful. I have been looking for a pattern for crocheted knee highs, and can hardly wait to start. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pattern.

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  34. yessss Big socks !! so thanks for sharing !! Leelou

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  35. I made one sock, in child size for my daughter and she loves it!! Now on to the other one.

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  36. I got the entire sock done and looks great but when the pattern ends I'm lost. how do I close the heel.

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    1. With the wrong side of the heel facing, just sc the opening closed. Is that helpful at all?

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  37. I just finished my first sock, the only other projects I've finished are a few hacky sacks, so closing the heel was a little tricky without any illustrations, but otherwise it was super easy. I had to modify the pattern a little so that it fit the way I wanted it to and it turned out beautifully. I'm going to attempt to make a men's sock after I finish my pair and if it works I'll make sure to post the men's pattern to my blog with a link here. Thank you :)

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  38. I hope comments on this are still open. I've been looking for a tall boot pattern so thank you so much!
    I would like to use a thin soft yarn for my socks which well change the gauge considerably. Any suggestions? I've never made socks before but can follow a pattern. I noticed your rounds are in even numbers. Should I just increase in even sets? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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    1. You could try to adapt this pattern, but maybe just check out Ravelry for another pattern that uses sock yarn. I suppose there won't be many free ones though!

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    2. Ravelry! Another favorite site :) Thanks so much for the quick response! Great work, by the way!

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  39. THANK YOU for using bright, easily visible colours for your photo-tutorial!

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  40. Can you show me how to make theses being left handed it is harder for us to make when you are left handed

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    1. That's a very good question!! I've never learned how to adapt my patterns for left handers. My mom is a left hander but has taught herself to crochet right handed. I've tried to crochet left handed before but it is impossible for me. My daughter is left handed so I must figure it out before I need to teach her to crochet!

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  41. Thanks so much for this pattern! Easy to understand and do! My first time reading a pattern and venturing beyond straight single crochet and I now have a wearable dock (will start on #2 tomorrow!). Thanks again.

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  42. This is my first attempt at any sock pattern, and I couldn't be happier with the results! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I am short and have small feet, but your instructions made it super easy for me to adjust for a great fit!

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  43. I keep losing stitches!!! I start round 6 , making 24 stitches. Then i seem to lose a stitch somewhere and end the ned round with only 23!! I am chaining one at the end of every round. What am i doing wrong?

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    1. I don't know, it's hard to tell. Are you skipping the first or last stitch of the round?

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    2. It's when you are chaining together. . It may be helpful to chain 2 when u turn so it's easier to see where u should go. Works both ways.. but when I was going fast I noticed it grew when I was not looking close. .I just increased our decreased when necessary to fix but yep

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  44. Quick question. When you get to row 28 and you say you can repeat that row to increase, does that then act as rows 29 onwards or do you increase first before carrying on to the next rows?

    Thanks. Loving the pattern!

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    1. Yes, you're right, you'll have to renumber the remaining rows. Hope that helps!

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  46. does it take 5 oz of yarn to for both or just one?

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  47. Hi,

    I love this pattern! I was just curious for on the foundation single crochet do you insert your hook into both loops of the chains or just one?

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  48. Wonder if you can help me, I've got the fsc for the heel, but don't understand the skip 9, skip 9 where?

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    1. I figured it out thanks

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  49. I've actually been looking for a good chunky sock pattern for a gift for my boyfriends mom this christmas! I'm so excited to try this!! :)

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  50. I keep getting lost on the heel part. My heel turns out skinny and tight and I can't figure out how to sc closed. Can I see a picture of the heel not on a foot, and can you show a picture of what you mean in finishing to sc across?

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  51. When you say "heavy" yarn are you referring to #5 bulky yarn?

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  52. Gorgeous pattern! I did alter to add a ribbed cuff, like a mitten, and I love them even more :) I made mine with wool and felted, too- they look awesome with my boots!

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  53. I'm having a hard time starting the heel. I've done the rest of the sock with no issues and I've been making sure to count diligently along the way. Did you have a video tutorial? I'm not getting 22 single crochets around. I think maybe I'm missing something in the "corners" of the heel. Help! :/

    Also, I'm a little confused with what this means and what this looks like "With wrong side facing, join yarn in." Should I turn the sock inside out? What does "join in" mean? Do I make a slip knot first or tie it any where?

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  54. love the pattern the only thing that didn't work for me was making the FSC row for the heal. 9 wasn't enough for me so I added some and then it was fine but when i had the friend who i was making them for try them on the heal was way to tight. Once i added a few more it was fine. But over all great pattern thank you!

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