I have never learned to knit–I am rather clumsy and can’t hold two sticks at the same time and work the yarn with them. I never learned to use chopsticks either. TryIng to hold two sticks and the yarn without getting all tangled up is bad enough, but when I think about holding four needles to make socks, it makes me think I need to check out PCHTreatment.com for anxiety. But, I am pretty good with a crochet hook. My daughter, Becca, and I are members of a forum that has a needle work challenge each month, to complete projects for points. I have only made simple things like scarves and neck warmers in the past. But I have seen such beautiful things that the other girls and women have made, including such pretty hand made socks, and I decided that I would make a pair of socks.
The hardest part of making crocheted socks was finding a pattern. I looked for a pattern for about three months but it seems most socks are knitted, not crocheted. Finally, I found a pattern book at Joann Fabrics. The American School of Needlework Learn to Crochet Socks book has 12 sock designs in it. This pair I made is the basic sock pattern. I wanted something simple and easy to start out with.
I bought the amount of yarn the pattern said to buy, and started crocheting the first sock. There wasn’t enough yarn to make both socks, so I had to go to another store to buy some more. I tried to match the new yarn up as best I could to what I already had, but it doesn’t match exactly. So, my socks don’t match. However, it is the first pair I have ever made, so I am really proud of them!
I’ll probably make another pair soon.