Wednesday, 27 April 2011

New winter socks

When I started teaching myself to crochet last July, I never imagined I would be able to make socks.  But I can and I did.

As I was experimenting, I didn't want to use good quality yarn so I bought a 100g ball of acrylic yarn at the Reject Shop for $2.00, not quite using the whole ball.  The yarn is 8 ply and I used 4.0mm crochet hook.   The yarn isn't particularly soft but as an experiment, I am very pleased with the results. I found the pattern for the socks here.

I learnt how to crochet a rib effect for the upper part of the socks, how to make a heel (next time I'll increase the heel by a couple of rows) and shaping by decreasing stitches.

 I worked on the first sock over a period of three days as I wasn't really sure what I was doing.  The second sock took about 3 hours to make, not all at one sitting though.  Now that I can make a decent sock, I might just buy some lovely wool yarn to make a really comfy pair.  

Have a lovely day/evening,

Anne  xx

P.S.  If you are going to have a crack at making these socks, just to let you know that I started off with 40 chain instead of 30 as I wanted a longer sock.


Victoria said...

What beauties. Wish I could crochet. And - there is nothing better and cosier than homespun socks. Fab colour too. x

Jacey said...

They are lovely, I have never been brave enough to make socks as I imagined them to be really complicated. xx

lovestitch said...

Oh so lovely Anne! I never crocheted socks before but after reading your post I know I must make a pair! Great job! Thanks for the pattern as well, I can't wait to give it a try!!!
Have a beautiful day! :)
LS, xxx

Bayside Rose said...

Loving these Anne. They look so nice and cosey.
Pam x

bad penny said...

They look wonderful - my daughter would love those !

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

I think these look great and soooo cosy:o)

I'm gonna have to try the pattern. Thankyou so much for sharing.

Have a great week Anne. xx

Sandie's Patch said...

Thanks for sharing this sock idea, I have Diabetes and have to turn my commercially bought socks inside out so that the seams don't rub and cause sores, which can easily become infected. So I have lots of natural yarn and will add it to my list of things to do!

Sandie xx

Louise said...

they look very warm and comfortable! I imagine socks are quite a tricky thing to make so well done!

freefalling said...

I'm still crocheting granny squares after 3 years and you've progressed to socks in less than 1 year!