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:
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
- 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
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Toe-Up Crocheted Socks in the Round Reviews
41 users recommended this class to a friend
Providing an actual recipe to make socks for anybody is simply awesome. The explanations are very clear and at a pace very easy to keep up with; this method of teaching is greatly appreciated. Wonderful teacher!
November 16, 2023
I love that Cal shared a lot of tips for making this more successful, and I am speaking of someone who has crocheted for years. Had never heard of the half double crochet cast on.
More than 3 months ago
The instructions were clear and succinct; Cal works at the perfect pace. She doesn't dwell on the most basic of concepts, like what each stitch is, but doesn't patronize the viewer. The yarn color choices were also helpful in being able to determine stitches and placement. After a bit of practice, each sock could take around an hour or less to make. Experiment a bit with your skills and use your imagination and you'll be an expert at pumping out socks in no time.
More than 3 months ago