Step Into Crochet

Start crocheting socks on the right foot with expert guidance from trusted instructor Rohn Strong and Step Into CrochetFree bonus pattern from author Rohn Strong with purchase!

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Crocheted Sock Techniques—from Basic to Beyond!

Whether you're ready to jump into crocheting socks feet first, or just dipping your toe in to try out a few fun patterns, Step into Crochet is your must-have, comprehensive guide to crochet sock success. Trusted crochet instructor and designer Rohn Strong walks you through every detail of a variety of sock making techniques along with 18 patterns for cozy socks.

Step into Crochet begins with construction methods: you'll learn basic toe-up and cuff-down construction, while being introduced to a variety of heel and toe treatments. Plus, you'll find out what makes a certain heel/toe combination perfect for socks!

With your foundation skills at the ready, you'll be set to get your hook stitching one of the 18 sock patterns ranging from basic ribbed and simple socks (great for customizing) to more technique-based pieces, focusing on colorwork, lace, cables, and more.

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About the Author:
Rohn Strong has wound a life full of yarn. He is a designer, author, writer, and teacher with a strong focus on modern crochet. He has written many independent crochet books and designed over 200 patterns since 2011. He has been published in nearly every crochet magazine in the United States as well as magazines in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 16CR10
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 144
File/Trim Size 8.25 x 10.875
ISBN 13 9781632504784
Author/Designer Rohn Strong
Project Socks
Customer Reviews (3)
Required Reading for Well-fitted Socks
This book fills in what has been missing from my attempts to crochet socks. Different ways to make the parts and the reasons to use each of them. In my opinion, it does for crochet what Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush did for knitting. I loves me some choices!

However, my first scan-through unearthed a few annoyances.
Page 9, Ankle Circumference, second paragraph. ". . . if either of the measurements [foot or ankle] is more than 1/2" (1.3cm) wide . . ." Did you mean, if either is more than 1/2" WIDER than the other?
Page 27, col 2 para 2, "extremely unique . . . chances of another . . . quite rare." I think correct usage would be, "nearly unique."
Page 73, "not sacrificing any stretch at all." but then, page 75, "to make up for the lack of stretch." Huh?
Page 136, Figure 1, shows a loop being drawn up in an impossible place.
Review by Carol (Posted on 1/12/2018)
Heel and Gusset Techniques
Rohn Strong's heel/gusset techniques provide me with a much better fitting sock. I haven't had to make additional adjustments for a good fit. Also I love that most of them don't require cutting the yarn for the heel. I completed 15 pairs of socks before I found this book. Most of the 15 fit tightly in the heel diagonal even after I made some adjustments.

There is a good variety of ankle socks, which is why I bought the book in the first place. But the techniques make me very glad I bought the book.
Review by Mary Chris (Posted on 8/11/2017)
Fantastic crochet socks book!
Step into Crochet" is a blend of reference guide and pattern book. The first four chapters walk you through everything you ever wanted to know about crocheting socks and were afraid to ask. From the precise measurement of the parts of the feet, to the best ways to construct a sock and most suitable stitches for comfort. The remaining chapters present patterns for simple, textured and cabled, colorwork, and lace socks.With over 200 designs under his belt, best selling books, and countless teaching hours, Rohn conveys his knowledge into easy-to-follow instructions, all the while explaining why opt for this method versus the other, why to avoid certain stitches, and how to customize patterns for a perfect fit.These crochet socks would make great gifts for family and friends of any age! If this is your first foray into crochet socks (as it will be mine), you will appreciate all the details, tips, and expert advice. As a veteran crochet sock maker, you will love the new designs, the mix of techniques, and the choice of stitches for comfort and beauty. Review by Denise (Posted on 6/23/2017)
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