I have knitted a few pairs of socks and I am not all that crazy about that process. For one pair, I used double pointed needles and they would get in the way of each other. Very frustrating for me. I used 2 circular needles for the other pair. That went better because the needles would "fall" out of the way of the work and not get in each other's way. Still, I wasn't too crazy about using circular needles either.
When I was at knitting group the other day, one of the ladies was crocheting a sock. There weren't 3 to 5 needles that got in the way of each other. No circular needles cables to get tangled up. Just yarn and one crochet hook. I really liked the look of the sock, too, so I asked the lady where she got her pattern and she told me that she got it online at yarnspirations.com . Last night, I looked for the sock pattern at that website and downloaded and printed a copy of it. I read the pattern a few times and I'm pretty sure that I will have much better luck with this crocheted sock pattern than I did with a knitted sock pattern.
The free crocheted sock pattern can be found at:
In the photo above is the yarn that I will be using for the crocheted socks. It is Deborah Norville Collection SERENITY Sock Weight yarn. The color is Chilli. The yarn consists of 50% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Rayon made from Bamboo/25% Nylon. The yarn is fairly soft so it should feel good on my feet. The pattern calls for a Size D crochet hook. That will be a skinny hook compared to the ones I have recently been using to make hats!
This will be the first time for me to crochet a pair of socks so let's hope that they will be wearable! Stay tuned for the photo finish!