Socks have been on my design list for a long time and I’m happy to be able to bring you these winter themed snowy socks just in theime for the festive period.
The Snowfall Socks scream winter fun, so if you’re looking for a gift for that person who has everything then this could be your answer. I love a handmade Christmas gift!!!
The socks are worked top down (from cuff to toe) with an ‘afterthought heel’ (i.e. you leave a gap when making the sock and add the heel in at the end) and a snowball bobble feature on the ankle.
This is a simple sock pattern so, if you’ve never made socks before but have some crochet experience then this could be the pattern to convert you!
Download the pattern from Ravelry, Love Crafts Crochet or Etsy.
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- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches and terminology
- Working in rows and rounds
- Working in the back and front loop
- Foundation row
- Simple decreases
- Using place markers
The design uses an afterthought heel, which is a simple approach to heels that makes socks easier to mend!
Made with DK sock yarn (wool or wool blend is recommended), they work up relatively quickly (to reduce second sock syndrome!). You’ll need from around 50 – 150g / 150-350m) of the main colour and about 20-40g / 40-80m of the contrasting colour (depending on the size you choose).
The body of the sock is worked with a 4mm hook and a 3mm hook is used for the cuff.
The pattern is written in US terms in 6 shoe sizes from Toddler / Small child: EU 28-30, (UK 8-10J, US10-12) up to Large Adult EU43-45, (UK 10-12 and US (women’s) 12-14 ).
Full size details are given in the pattern.
Socks should be worked using negative ease – i.e. they should be smaller than your feet so they stretch to fit. Advice is also given in the pattern on how to adjust the fit to work for you!
I hope you enjoy making your crochet socks – and if they are a gift for the festive season, I would love to know how they are received!
If you have a question, feel free to pop it in the comments, the chances are that someone else does too, so lets make this a resource!
You can share your finished makes using #SnowfallSocks or tagging me on Instagram @doraexplored. I’d love to see and share your efforts!
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