Socks aren’t just for knitters anymore! Now that crochet has expanded and people are experimenting with different and evolving techniques, there are a lot of projects that were off-limits that are now easily turned into crochet patterns. If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own socks, but don’t want to mess with multiple double pointed needles, this free Crochet Socks pattern is the best place to start.
Kim Kotary’s Tropical Punch Crochet Sock Pattern is available for free from Free Crochet, but you’ll need to sign up for an account to access it (they have dozens of other patterns and a search engine, plus free newsletters and updates from various craft sites that you might also want to sign up for). Once you activate your account, you’ll be able to open up and save the PDF for your convenience.
The Tropical Punch Crochet Sock Pattern is for intermediate crocheters, so it’s not something you’d want to try if you were new to crochet. For the veterans though, this should be a little challenging and a lot of fun. The finished product looks high quality (due to the worsted weight yarn and tight stitches).
For the project, you’ll need the following: light worsted weight yarn, size “F” crochet hook, a tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers. It might be wise to try a gauge swatch first to ensure that the stitch size is right before beginning. You’ll want to make sure that 19 single crochet stitches are about 4 inches, or 21 single crochet rows measure about 4 inches. There are also some special stitches to learn, but they are explained at the beginning of the pattern.
There are a few pictures for the pattern, but you’ll mostly be following the written tutorial, which is helpfully broken down into small pieces.
Most of the time, intermediate patterns aren’t as complicated as they sound, but they do require more focus and you’ll need to check things more often as you go along in order to ascertain whether it will be a good fit or not. Take a breath, go step by step, and soon enough you’ll have your own pair of crochet socks.
If you’d like to try this free crochet pattern, you can sign up for an account and access the free PDF at Free Crochet.