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Crocheting Socks

Posted by flynflower (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 5, 09 at 19:00

All the posts about knitting socks had me wanting to learn to knit socks. I love to knit, but I'm still a beginner at knitting and I am self taught. I still want to learn to knit socks, but I'm going through a medical crisis right now and don't have a lot of brain energy. lolol. So I though hey why not crochet them. I've been crocheting for over 30 years. So I found a book at AC Moore on Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood. It is GREAT! The socks are so cute and look knitted! I could not believe how finely crocheted they are and the stitches are so small , I love it! And the best part is , I ALREADY KNOW THE STITCHES! LOLOLOL
I'm using a new (to me anyway) yarn called Patons stretch socks. It is superfine lightweight blend of cotton, wool nylon and elastic. 50grams a skein . I'm using the multi green and it is so pretty! Anyway, I am crocheting socks and I love it!


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RE: Crocheting Socks

My feet are always cold, but I bet these crocheted socks would fit the bill. They are ankle socks.

These look easy enough for people, like me, who are knitting-challenged. And the pattern is FREE.

:)

Here is a link that might be useful: Crocheted Ankle Socks ~ Free Pattern


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Yeah for you!! Let us know how they turn out!

How are you liking the Patons stretch? I started some knit socks with it, got about halfway through and stopped. I just didn't like that yarn very much. It was too stretchy, I couldn't tell if I was keeping my tension too tight or too loose. I love the regular Patons sock yarns, just couldn't get into that stretch stuff. Maybe I'll try again though.

Be sure to post pics of your socks when you're done!
Robin


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I also experimented with crocheted socks. Actually bought two books but Crochet Pattern Central has a good selection - depends on what you want them for. I actually made a pair of the clog socks, not for clogs but for in my winter boots since it called for Red Heart Super Saver/worsted weight. They worked well over the silk socks I have from Lands End.

Here is a link that might be useful: Socks


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RE: Crocheting Socks

That's great flynflower! Sorry you are having health problems. It sure helps to have something fun to focus on, doesn't it? Take care.


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I love the Paton stretch yarn and have no problem with keeping the tension while I'm crocheting. I am having a problem with the gusset in the sock pattern I am using. I just don't get it. I really wish that pattern authors would realize that people are not veteran sock makers and make their patterns clearer. I am using a pattern from the book called Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood. It is the first pattern called Easy does it.
I got as far as the cuff and heel and heel turn. The gusset is really throwing me . Doesn't make sense at all to me. No pictures , doesn't help at all. I went to Ravelry and asked for help, no help there either. Sigh.


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