Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Sock pattern generator part 1

Hi all,

So here is the sock pattern generator. You give your gauge swatch and foot measurements and out comes your pattern. This is only part 1 up to the heel. The heel and leg will be done next week.

So let's start off with an gauge swatch. Fill in how many stitches and rows you crocheted and how big it is. Everything will be in cm's. Later on I will add inches if I have the time.
Gauge swatch
Cm Inch
Width(in stitches)
Width(in )
Height(in rows)
Height(in )

So now we have the gauge swatch you should measure the foot. You will need 2 measurements for now.
- The circumference or the widest point of your foot. For most people it is around the ball of your foot.
- The length from your longest toe to the mid of your ankle. This is measured in one line perpendicular to the floor.
Foot measurements
Circumference of your foot  (in )
Lenght of foot(in )

So these are the numbers I use in the calculations. The first two(or the measurements of your gauge swatch) might be nice to write down so you can use them in part two.
Stitches for foot:
Rows untill heel:
Chain .
Sl in each of the loops on the backside().
The loops on the back side

Round 1:St in each of the v loops on the front side. Place a stitch marker in the last made stitch. I often use bobby pins I have lying around. Perhaps that is why I always lose them... Your work is now oval shaped.
Loops on the front side End of the row with the first stitch marker
Work in each of the slipped stitches. Mark last made stitch. You should now have 's in total.
After working in the slipped stitches en marking the last stitch
Round 2: Sc up to first marked stitch. Sc 2 in stitch before marker. Remove stitch marker. Sc in the stitch. Replace marker. Repeat on other side.

Working up to first marked stitch and sc 2 in the stitch before the marked one St in marked stitch and replaced marker
Round 3: Sc up to first marked stitch. Remove marker. St 1 in stitch. Place marker in the just made stitch.
Sc to next marked stitch. Remove marker. Work in stitch. Replace marker.
Repeat round 2 and 3 until you have stitches.
The toe after all the row 2-3's. I worked with stripes but that doesn't matter
You should now have rows in total.

Rest of the foot
Remove first marker.

Row -: St up to marker. Remove marker. St in the stitch. Replace marker.
After working in the round normally.

You now are done with part 1 of the sock. The second part will be on next Tuesday. The heel is not as hard as it seems so don't be afraid!
The second part will be generated like this one so please write down your measurements so you can use them in part 2!

I hope to see you next week for the next part.
Edit: Here is Part 2


Little mouse

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sock announcement!

Hey all,
A second update for today! Just to announce a new pattern.
I found that I love making socks! But I often see that people hate calculating how the pattern should be made to fit perfectly.
So now I give you a pattern where you can just give in your gauge swatch, measurements of your foot and out comes the pattern :).
The first part will be up by Tuesday because I still have to make some pictures. I used a mix between Crochet kitten's and Canadian living's. So if you want to see which calculations I used, look at those pages.

As I said I hope to have it up by Tuesday. Oh and I love feedback! ;)


Little Mouse

A little gauge swatch calculator :)

Hey all,

I have been ill so haven't been updating much. So I built a little gauge swatch calculator. Just input the amount of stitches, rows and your measurements in cm and out comes the Stitches/Cm and Rows/Cm.
I'll build one in inches after this but since it work in metrics it will take a while for me to get to it :)
Have fun with it!

Gauge swatch
Width(in stitches)
Width(in cm)

Height(in rows)
Height(in cm)


Saturday, 20 April 2013


Hi all,

Long time no updates. Like I said, my laptop dies but now it is back! I have been reinstalling and updating so no I'm ready to write some posts!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Some technical difficulties.

 Hey everyone,

My dear laptop is has been experiencing some difficulties for a while now. Tomorrow they are going to pick it up for repair so I'll be laptop-less for a while.
I can still use the desktop at home but we share it with the whole family so it might be hard to udate or respond much.
On the plus side, when I don't hang around on my computer I crochet more so there should be some updates soon.
I am working on a cardigan for my mother and hope to share the pattern with you as soon as it is done.


Little Mouse

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Short upate

Hey all,

I just wanted to say thank you for looking at my patterns and my blog. I had 80+ page-views already today so I feel really happy!
I am currently spinning on a cd drop spindle but cant get the thickness of the yarn even. Oh well.
When it is done I'll post some pictures!


Little Mouse

Top Down Shrug (Pattern)

Hi All,

Since the spring sun is finally starting show I want to share my shrug with you.
Front view

Most shrug patters are worked in one square and from side to side most of the time.
I had a hard time getting it to fit in a way that it didn't pinch my in my arms or armpit.
So I started on a new pattern a while back.

I tried a a lot of different things and finally this one is the one that fits best.
It is worked like a top down cardigan, made in one piece and can be made to fit all!

So let us get started!