Start Round 1 : with a magic chain and 6 sc in that circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Fold the piece you have worked so far to gauge how many inches from toe as well as how many inches across. We have established that this will cover across your toes, so we are not going to increase any further but continue working in rounds without any increase till you reach the top of your foot near your ankle ; or more than halfway up the curve / arch of your lower foot.
At that point, we will divide for the back part of the foot, and work back and forth in rows.
Yes, I hear your question.. how do you gauge how far you need to work if you are making this as a gift. Well, right at the top of this blog is a foot measure. So my suggestion is to check that measure board OFF your foot and see if the sizes there match your foot and work. If they do (which I am sure they will), then all you need to calculate and estimate is the increase / decrease for the person you are making this for. Easy enough, right? Let’s hook on then.