I love baby socks - they are just too cute on those little feet! This pattern set includes instructions for making socks using regular sock yarn and a basic short-row heel technique.
The pattern is 6 pages with lots of pictures to help you - so don't let "socks" scare you off! (I would consider this an advanced beginner or intermediate level pattern.)
There are 4 different variations included: basic sock with ribbed cuff; flat cuff with scalloped edging; a shell stitch cuff; and a double crochet cross-stitch foot design. You can also vary the look of the socks by making the cuff and/or toe sections in different colors from the main body of the sock.
My absolute favorite though is making a pair or two from hand-painted sock yarn. The socks in the main picture above were made from a skein painted in a watermelon color pattern - completely unique, they are just one example of what you can create from hand-painted yarns.
Most sock yarn skeins are 300-400 yards - enough to make 3-4 pair of newborn socks or 2-3 pair of the larger sizes.
With D hook: 16 rows and 14 single crochet stitches = 2 inches
With E hook: 13 rows and 11 single crochet stitches = 2 inches
Crocheting is my crafty passion - passed on to me by my grandmother. :-)
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