Socks aren’t just for knitters anymore! Here is a variety of fun free sock patterns which range from beginner friendly to projects for more experienced, intermediate crocheters.
I have knitted a few pairs of socks in my time and I have to admit, getting the second one done is always a bit of a struggle with motivation.
If you have tried knitting socks, then you know how long it takes. And I don’t know about you but I am not the most patient person in the world so once I knit one sock I am pretty much done!
And then I discovered crochet socks! I don’t know why it never occurred to me before.
Crocheting is so much faster than knitting and I actually enjoy making both socks. So, I went in search and found these cool free crochet sock patterns and never looked back.
Can a beginner crochet socks?
Yes! Absolutely if you are a beginner crocheter, you, too can make socks. See the photo above? That was my very first pair of crochet socks which I crocheted with this striping yarn. And, no I am by no means experienced.
As a matter of fact, until fairly recently, the only things I have crocheted are potholders. It was just over last Christmas that I decided to tackle some small patterns for gifts.
(By the way, the pattern I used to those socks is #5 below from Make And Do Crew)
List of free Crochet Sock Patterns
What is sock yarn?
In general, “sock yarn” refers to a lightweight yarn that is usually blended with a synthetic fiber to make it more durable so your socks last longer.
These days, many sock yarns are also treated with the superwash process to make them machine washable without felting the fibers.
It is nice to be able to wash your socks in the machine, right? I mean, who wants to hand wash them every time?
As far as I know, the term “sock yarn” is not specifically defined. If you have more information on this, please let me know in the comments below.
Can you crochet with sock yarn?
Yes, absolutely you can use sock yarn for crocheting! Any yarn is suitable for knitting or crochet, you just need make sure the weight of the yarn matches your particular crochet pattern.
How much yarn do you need to crochet a pair of socks?
How much yarn you need depends on a variety of factors such as how large and how tall you want your finished socks to be. Obviously, the taller and bigger you make them, the more yardage you need.
As a general rule of thumb, for average size adult ankle socks plan on about 250 to 300 yards.
Note: since colors can vary from dye lot number to lot number, make sure and buy more yarn than you think you will need.
What can I make with a single skein of sock yarn?
Obviously, this depends on the yardage of the yarn and your knitting or crochet pattern. It takes approximately 400 to 450 yards of fingering weight yarn to knit one pair of socks.
That is also plenty of yardage to make a hat or a small shawlette.
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