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Year of the Sock


I’m declaring 2016 the year of the socks. I just realized that I have accumulated a lot of sock yarn over the years. It’s the one thing I don’t feel guilty about purchasing when I go to yarn shows, because unlike other projects, you can pretty much bet that one skein of sock yarn will make a nicely sized pair of socks. Here’s my stash right now.

My Sock Yarn Stash 2016

I’ve tried knitting socks, but I am very slow at it. I even learned how to knit two at a time (on two circular needles) to try to speed up the process. But I was still pretty slow. I only got two pairs of socks made last year. So this year, I decided to try my hand at crocheting a pair of socks. I found this fun book with 16 patterns by Janet Rehfeldt.

More Crocheted Socks Pattern Book

I started crocheting my first pair on the plane from New York City, using the first pattern in the book, “Simple Simon.” And it’s just like the title… very simple.

More Crochet Socks Patterns_Simple Simon

The construction is very similar to knit socks, but I was able to fly right through it. So satisfying! I ended up finishing my first pair of crocheted socks in one week! I think I will try to make this a regular monthly project. My new year’s resolution then is to crochet one pair of socks a month. I certainly have enough sock yarn for that. Welcome to 2016, the year of the socks!

January 2016 Crochet Socks_Simple Simon


17 thoughts on “Year of the Sock

  1. What a great crocheter you are!!! I prefer to knit,as you already know, but I use the DPN and still have to learn to knit with circulars….

    • You’re too kind. I am always in awe of what you can do with a pair of knitting needles! The two-at-a-time circular method is nice for several reasons, the biggest being that your socks will always be the same length! But it takes a lot of concentration, at least for me, and I don’t always have the energy to focus. šŸ˜€

  2. I must try my hand at socks! I’ve been putting it off for far too long. At some point this year I will knit or crochet a pair of socks!

  3. You can never have too many socks!

  4. Great idea ! I cannot wait to see all your socks !

  5. I love ’em. I have crocheted some socks. They are very warm, and comfortable. I even made a pair while on a vacation in Jamaica last year. They’re quick and easy to carry along.
    Can hardly wait to see more of them from you.
    You go, Girl.

    • Thanks, D’Ann! I love that you crocheted socks on your Jamaica vacation. That’s awesome! I was thinking the same thing when I took mine to NYC. It’s the perfect project for travel.

  6. I have a book for crochet socks. I really must give it a go!

  7. Ha, ha, year of the socks šŸ™‚ great idea! I’m looking forward to the upcoming socks!

  8. How exciting! I too shall have to investigate this. I like the idea of goal setting to get things done. I have always wanted a crocheted nativity set and christmas tree ornaments but I ALWAYS run out of time. This year I am committing to 2 or 3 pieces a month and it will get done. A friend suggested I do an Australian nativity. What a great idea! Love the crocheted socks and what a loving gift they would make also! ā¤