Saturday, January 17, 2009

Green with Envy Crocheted Socks

So the other day when I was searching around for patterns for slippers I stumbled upon this pattern for crocheted socks. It was the free pattern du jour on the Annie's Attic website. I'd never crocheted a pair of socks before so I thought I'd give it a try. It was pretty easy although I'm not used to keeping track of rounds when they are continuous and you have to mark them so I'm not sure if they are exactly even but pretty close. This was an interesting pattern because you change hooks to make the sock bigger. I used f, g and h hooks. Of course by the time I got to the part to use the "h" hook I couldn't find one around the house so I went to my local Wal-Mart and then the Hobby Lobby that just opened and then another Wal-Mart before I found one in stock. The socks fit me perfectly through the foot but since my ankles are so tiny they are huge around my legs so I ended up folding them down. I was thinking about giving them away as a present but since they took me so long (and I'm wearing them right now) I'll probably end up keeping them. I'd never used sport weight yarn before either. Of course I had to buy the red heart brand since I'm die hard red heart yarn brand loyal. I wasn't really wild about any of the color choices but thought this green was pretty interesting and would match some of my old navy pajama pants so it was the winner. Now Mr. T. wants me to crochet him a pair to wear around the house. I'll have to see about that.

1 comment:

  1. I have a few pattern books to try crocheting socks (never done that before)and it's nice to see a completed pair. One of these days, I'll have to attempt it. I've checked around your blog and enjoyed seeing all the different types of crafts you do!