I've always wanted to learn to knit just so I could make socks but who needs to knit them? I can crochet them because crochet is the cro-shit. Seriously. So the first pair I made was for the Marvelous Zombie_Queen
in the latest Magic Yarn Ball Swap and you can see them mostly here
. Her feet are bigger than mine and since I didn't have reference they ended up a little big for her.
But I made some for me last month and I loved them so much that I made some for my sister who's birthday is Tuesday also. She has the same size feet as me
I was wanting to make some for my other sister for her bday in March but her feet are smaller than mine and the instructions usually say something like "Repeat round x until 2" from tip of longest toe" and I can't make them that long if her toes are 500 miles away. So enough wordiness, on to the photos!
Mine, after they've been worn and washed a couple times:
I used some Paton's color changing sock yarn. Didn't like it. Even though the balls were from the same batch or whatever, the color changes were different.
And for Kathleen:
Used some Paton's stretch lightweight cotton blend yarn for these. Very nice. Didn't use as much as I thought it would. I think when they wrote the pattern for these they were just trying to get as much texture and different stitches in as they could. Amusing, but I'm glad they went to her instead of staying with me. Don't know if you can see if but the heel flaps have a ribbing that was done using FPDCs. I love drop stitches!
All three of these patterns were from the book More Crocheted Socks