Basic Cuff-down Socks »
InstructionsBuy Karen Whooley's book and read all about the RIGHT way to make socks! You can measure your feet and customize the fit. Plus, the top row should be a foundation double crochet for the extra stretch! She has so much information to learn in this book!
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Traditional, Funky, Whimsical, Outdoorsy
Some great sock yarn: Out of Step Dyeworks Merino/nylon sock (80% superwash merino wool & 20% nylon), 390 yards, in Zombie Apocalypse. I bought this yarn at Princess Animal in San Francisco. Hook size H - I started these in class and it was actually a child's pattern that I crocheted loosely and - ta-da - they fit me!
What was your inspiration?
I am OBSESSED with crochet socks and I want to be a master! This is my 4th pair to crochet. I took the Crochet Socks class from Karen Whooley at Stitches West and she is an amazing teacher! I also love this yarn - the color reminds me of sock monkeys and it works up so nicely, no splitting, and very soft!
What are you most proud of?
Completing the pair within 3 days; perfecting the fit.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't fudge on any step - especially the foundation double crochet at the top of the cuff!