Intermediate | 1 hour 10 min
Crochet a custom-fit pair of one-of-a-kind socks with clothing designer, author, and teacher Cal Patch. This class covers the very basics of how to crochet a sock in the round with single crochet. The sock is worked from a recipe-style pattern, requiring either measurements of the wearer's foot or trying it on as you go. Cal shows you how to properly measure your foot and get all the correct measurements. She also designed this sock with easily replaceable heels and toes, which are the parts that tend to wear out more quickly. Play with different colors on different sections of your socks, and you can even use whatever weight of yarn you want for a thinner or thicker fabric. Learn everything that you need to choose your own sock adventure.
Learn how to:
- Crochet a sock in the round
- Measure your foot for a custom fit sock
- Work in single crochet, half double crochet, foundation half double crochet, and in back loops only
- Join new yarn colors
- Finish with stretchy perpendicular ribbing
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Yarn - you can use any weight of yarn to crochet these socks in one color or multiple colors. Cal is using about 250 yards total of worsted weight yarn in 3 different colors and an E/3.5mm hook, which is a good place to start for first-time sock makers. You can also use a sock weight or fingering weight yarn for a thinner sock. High-twist, wool yarn is Cal's favorite.
- Split-ring stitch markers or scrap yarn for marker
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
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