Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
About 13 (12, 10.5) sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern stitch using size G-6 (4 mm), (H-8 (5 mm), OR I-9 (5.5 mm) ) crochet hook.
sp-3 (spike st 3 rows below) Work a single crochet in the st corresponding to the next st, but 3 rows below the working row.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
1. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw yarn through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Carry color not in use along edge of work.
2. When working a spike stitch, skip the stitch in the row into which you would usually work that is "beneath" the spike st.
With A, ch 20. Sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, turn. Sc in each ch around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc. Change to B.
Rnd 4: With B, sc in each of first 3 sc, *sp-3 over next st, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc. Change to C.
Rnd 6: With C, sc in first sc, *sp-3 over next st , sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc. Change to D.
Repeat Rnds 4-7 twice more then Rnds 4-6 once, changing colors in established order: A, B, C, D.
With A, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Turn.
Next Row: Sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in each dc, hdc in hdc, sc in sc, sl st in next st, turn. Repeat this row twice more. Change to B.
With B, resume working in established pattern on all sts. Work until piece measures length of foot from back of heel to base of toes.
Place markers 5 sts to each side of joining st.
Next Rnd: *Sc to 2 sts before marker, sc2tog, sl marker, sc2tog, rep from *, then sc to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd once. Fasten off. Sew toe closed.
Weave in ends.