Free Crochet Patterns: Easy Crocheted Socks
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Socks are Not Just for Knitters!
Knitters have ruled the sock world for a long time. While most sock patterns are still written for knitters, crochet enthusiasts have come up with patterns for crocheted socks that are as comfortable and fitted as hand knits. Try one of these free crochet patterns and learn how much fun it can be to go beyond buying socks in a plastic bag at a discount store.
Basic Crocheted Socks made from Lion Brand Wool have a Turkish-style heel. Each sock is crocheted as a flat piece, then seamed up the back. This is a great style for your first pair of socks. Master this design, then start trying different stitch patterns or multiple colors.
While many crafters love to make things for men, men are not always receptive to handmade gifts. These Husband Socks may be the exception. Although crocheted, they look like a standard men's sock. The pattern is designed using Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light yarn, so they will be irresistibly soft and warm. Socks are a wonderful opportunity to use luxury fibers, since they require only a skein or two of the expensive yarn.
Try these 1916 Baby Socks as a gift for a special little one. The socks use just basic stitches and are quick because they are so tiny. What a wonderful shower gift these would make!
Try this free downloadable pattern for Colorful Crocheted Socks from Red Heart. The yarn is a self-striping yarn, "Heart and Sole" so you don't need to keep track of a color chart. Just crochet around and around and watch the striped pattern appear as if by magic. The yarn is infused with aloe for extra comfort.
Pedicure Socks would make a great gift! These socks have open toes and stop shortly after the heel, so they are quick to make. Why not crochet a pair to place in a gift basket with some colorful nail polish and a pair of flip-flops? Make a pair for yourself, too. These could also be used to add warmth in the wintertime: wear them over your socks and under your boots on snowy days.
Don't leave out the youngest of your family and friends. Make simple Crocheted Baby Socks as a baby shower gift or just because you want to. These small projects are easy to carry around and work on in waiting rooms or the carpool line. Make them extra small and use as Christmas ornaments in red, green, or sparkly yarn. What a great way to use leftover bits of yarn!
I wanted to try my hand at crocheting fishnet stockings just for fun. This pattern for crocheted fishnet stockings looks simple enough. Now to find the right sock yarn....
With so many free patterns available for crocheting, there is no reason to let knitters have all the fun, handmade socks! Now you can compete, using your trusty crochet hook to create handmade socks that fit perfectly.
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Advantages of Hand Made Socks
Why make socks when they can be purchased so cheaply? Make a pair of socks for yourself and you will know why. Select your fiber, weight and design. Knit or crochet the socks to fit your unique feet. Experience socks that fit and that wear longer than those you buy at the discount store.
Choose cotton or bamboo blend yarns for summer socks and wool or alpaca blends for winter warmth. Save the scraps of yarn and make colorful striped socks for a child.
Making your own socks is simply more fun than buying them in a plastic bag! If you simply enjoy the knitting process, socks are a project that that offers plenty of stitches in a portable package you can work on anywhere.
Find More Sock Patterns
- Mrs D Crochets Clog Socks
A pattern for crocheted socks made with worsted weight yarn.
- Hilly Town Blue: FO Friday: Crochet Socks
These socks have an unusual top edge--very pretty!
- Ravelry - a knit and crochet community
Join Ravelry for free and check out everyone else's socks. Crochet is represented as well as knitting.
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