Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Learn To Crochet Socks for the Family from Leisure Arts

You may recall I tried to knit socks on double pointed needles not too long ago and I didn’t have much success. I am not sure if that is because my eyes are bad or the little fiddly needles are just too hard to use. At any rate, when browsing Leisure Arts I noticed they had a crochet sock making book… so, of course, I had to give it a try.

The book, Learn To Crochet Socks for the Family, has everything you will ever need to know to make a pair of socks, and even to adjust patterns to fit the exact needs of your sock size. It starts by explaining the best way to get your gauge, which is very important when making something like a sock that needs to fit pretty precisely.

It explains what parts make up a sock, how to customize those parts, and it even has sizing charts to help you in the event you are making socks to send to someone and can’t get exact measurements. I really love that it explains a basic way to make socks from either the toe, up or from the top, down.

Once you have processed all of that great information and even tried a few steps, you will find that they have included fifteen sock and slipper sock patterns for men, women and children! This really is the best starting point for sock making that I have seen.

I have even started a pair of my own, and found that, so far, it is going much more smoothly than my knitting attempt. So far, I have the toe box all done! If you are looking to start making socks, maybe you tried knitting too and found it too hard, or maybe your just want to give it a go for the first time, Learn To Crochet Socks for the Family is an awesome place to start!

No matter what type of craft or pattern you are looking for, take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!

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  1. I love socks. It would be fun to pick out the yarn I wanted.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. I would love to be able to crochet some socks, especially for my mom. I would pick out some really warm yarn. I'm not sure there is such a thing as warm yarn, I guess that would be yarn that would make warm socks.

  3. I want my daughters to get this good, they would be making their own socks.

  4. Would have to say that love how beautiful your socks came out. Would love to be able to make these socks and of course other clothing

  5. I bet these socks keep the feet feeling very warm in the winter. I think the socks looks cute and stylish and I would love to make socks!