No Sock Day—No Way!
Do you have a drawer full of socks that are ragged or that have lost their mates? Have you just given up on socks altogether and stocked your shoe collection with flip-flops and open-toed sandals? Now you can say “no way!” to a sockless day on the silliest holiday, No Sock Day! Rohn Strong’s Step Into Crochet is full of handy (or foot-y?) tips to customize the perfect crochet socks for your feet and make sure you never suffer a sockless day again!
Brimming with tips for crafting toe-up or cuff-down socks with varied toe options, cuff construction, and sizing for your foot shape, Step Into Crochet has you and your feet covered.
I’m currently working one of Rohn’s sock designs, the Gorman Street Cuff-down Socks, but here are three more I’m dying took hook into.
Gorman Street Toe-up Socks
Short and sweet, these socks (and many of the other socks in Step Into Crochet) are worked with single crochet and extended single crochet to create a dense, sturdy fabric perfect for keeping your feet snug all day. With a standard wedge toe and basic heel flap, not only are these socks adorable and versatile, but they are easy to shape. My feet measure slightly differently at various points, so easy shaping is key for a fantastic fit for each foot.
Give your socks a little flair with this lace sock design that won’t leave harsh imprints on your instep and is flexible enough to be modified to fit perfectly at any length, from short ankle cuffs to knee socks. Making use of the flexible linked half double crochet stitch, Rohn creates a two-row repeat that is easily customizable. The lacework flows nicely into his favorite cuff, a single crochet through the back loop ribbed cuff that stabilizes the open lace and keeps the sock in place. I’m thinking of trying this one in a knee-high length. How would you try it?
As soon as I master the other two socks, I want to try the lacy Umstead Socks. The lacework pattern in this pair of beauties isn’t quite as forgiving as the lace in the Meredith Socks, which will make me get creative with the sizing. At Rohn’s suggestion, I’ll make sure to keep trying them on as I crochet to make sure I’m getting the perfect fit. The flair of the lace and the pop of color from Spud & Chloё’s Lizard would make these socks excellent toppers for a cute pair of ankle boots.
These are only three of the eighteen patterns that explore and play with cables, colorwork, and lace in crochet socks. You’ll also learn about yarn choice (Rohn suggests wools) and sizing (there are tables and charts to guide you!). Never fear another sockless day when you have a hook, yarn, and foot-y tips to help you create an army of socks for your drawer.
Have you ever made crochet socks? Let me know in the comments!
Dip Your Toe into Some Crochet Socks!