Brenda K.B. Anderson

Toe-Up Crochet Socks

Brenda K.B. Anderson
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In this session, Brenda introduces you to both sock designs that are included with this class: The Lakeside Cabin Socks, (made in a worsted weight yarn), and the Northwoods Socks (made in a fingering weight yarn). She notes that she will be demonstrating all the techniques on the Lakeside Cabin Socks, but that everything you will learn, can be transferred to the lighter weight socks as well. Brenda talks about how to choose the correct size for your foot, the materials needed for this project, and how to check your gauge.
In this session, Brenda first gives us a quick refresher in how to read a crochet pattern. Next, Brenda demonstrates how to work in the round beginning with a foundation chain. You will learn how to work in the round in the extended single crochet stitch pattern and how and where to make the increases that shape the toe of the sock. Brenda also shows us how to count our rounds in the ESC stitch pattern and finishes with a demonstration of how to increase for the heel gusset.
In this session, you will learn how to leave an opening for the heel (the heel will get worked later). You will also learn how to work the decreases that shape the gusset above the heel, and after working even for the ankle, you will learn how to work a ribbed cuff along the top edge of the sock. Brenda also discusses how to modify the pattern to fit a larger or smaller ankle.
In this session, you will learn how to create the heel in the opening that you have made, working decreases to shape the heel, and seaming it closed when you are finished. Brenda also has some tips for closing the little hole that sometimes occurs at the corner of the heel. You will see Brenda’s method of weaving in ends, and learn about two different methods of blocking for the perfect finish.
4 Lessons
1  hrs 43  mins

Have you ever wanted to crochet socks before? Maybe you’ve hesitated because you aren’t sure that they would be comfortable or fit well. Or maybe you just aren’t sure where to start. In this class crochet designer, Brenda K. B. Anderson, walks you through how to crochet a basic sock, from the toe up. This class is suitable for anyone looking to expand their crochet skills to sock-making- even those newer to crochet. If you are comfortable holding your hook, making basic stitches, and reading a simple crochet pattern, you will be able to learn to make basic socks by taking this class!

This class includes two patterns for socks in child and adult sizes: the Lakeside Cabin Socks, which are quick to make in a worsted weight yarn, and the Northwoods Socks, designed in a fingering weight yarn to fit inside your shoes. These two designs are constructed in the same way and use the same stitches. So you can learn how they are constructed while making the worsted weight socks first, and once you are comfortable with the process, you can work up the fingering version. Watch while Brenda creates the Lakeside Cabin Socks, step-by-step, and you will see how easy it can be to make your very own pair!

In this class you will learn two of Brenda’s favorite stitches for making a well-fitting sock: the extended single crochet, which is stretchy and smooth for the body of the sock, and her favorite kind of ribbing for ultimate stretch at the top of the sock. She will show you how to work in the round beginning with a foundation chain. You will see how to shape the heel gussets using increases and decreases and will learn about how to make simple modifications to the pattern for a better fit. Brenda gives you plenty of tips as she demonstrates how to create the join-as-you-go ribbing and an “afterthought-style” heel.

The projects that you will make from this class are truly a treat for your feet! With more than 1 ½ hours of clear video instruction, you’ll be making your own socks in no time!

Brenda K.B. Anderson

Brenda K. B. Anderson crochets, knits, and sews into the wee hours after her kids have gone to bed. She loves designing stuffies that make her laugh, and accessories that beg to be worn over and over again by her friends and family. Brenda is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and also teaches a Craftsy Class: Crochet Mittens and Fingerless gloves. She has contributed to several books and numerous magazines and is the managing editor of the Creative Crochet Corner. She lives in a little house in Saint Paul, MN where it is sweater weather nine months of the year and blogs about her crafty adventures at

Brenda K.B. Anderson

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