Purple Rain Sock Pattern

from Karen Whooley

Purple Rain Sock Pattern Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crochet in the round

Pattern Description:

No matter how I look at it, Prince and his music are all about a feeling and a vibe of my teenage years. When the Purple Rain movie and album was released, it took hold through my entire group of friends. "Let's Go Crazy" was almost an anthem for my high school class. Hearing the words "Dearly beloved" evoke an urge to run out to the nearest dance floor and rock out to any prince song.

The Purple Rain socks were designed to inspire that same feeling. The heliotrope - purple color along with the spike stitches evokes that feeling of Rock 'n Roll edgy-ness from the era of which they are named for. I'm taking my pair to the nearest dance club...

For more information about Prince, visit his unofficial fan website at http://www.prince.org.


20 Esc - 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small fits foot circumference up to 8.5." Medium fits foot circumference up to 9.5." Large fits foot circumference up to 10.5."


  • Size e (3.5mm) crochet hook

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Trillium Bison Sock



About Designer

About Designer

Karen Whooley on craftsy.com

Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet.

She is the author of 8 books: Learn to Fair Isle Crochet (2012 – Annie’s), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 – KRW Knitwear Studio) I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks (2011 – Leisure Arts). Her ...

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