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Xochiquetzl Pattern


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Knitting: Xochiquetzl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cables
  • work in the round
  • pick up stitches
  • increases
  • decreases
  • read a cable chart

Pattern Description:

Xochiquetzl is the Aztec goddess of fertility and the patroness of those who create luxury items. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman with a retinue of birds and butterflies. These socks with their opulent beading and stylized butterflies seem a fitting design for such a goddess.

Sock is worked cuff down with gusset shaping on the bottom of the sole. The socks are mirrored for left and right so make
sure that you are using the correct chart at all times. Beads are only worked for the first repeat of the chart on the leg. For all other repeats, purl those sts instead.

Pattern is charted.

Sample shown in Colinette Jitterbug in Oyster Blush


8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small Medium, Large 6 7, 8 inches unstretched circumference around instep


  • 400 yds of wool or wool blend sock yarn
  • US sz 1/2.25 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, dpns or circular(s)
  • US sz 12/1.00 mm crochet hook for applying beads
  • 128 - sz 6/0 beads
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends

About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Lemmons on craftsy.com

I have been doing some type of needle craft for as long as I can remember. When I was really little, it was crochet and embroidery. I finally learned how to knit in high school and really took off with it in college. Now I am designing my own patterns. I love intricate yet intuitive designs, so expect a lot of lace, cables, and colorwork in my patterns.

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