As mentioned in the tutorial, I am not making a pattern for these socks available (as it is essentially the same pattern as my last two sock patterns). The purpose of today’s tutorial was to teach you how to take and use your own measurements to make socks so you can not only make them in any size, but also using any yarn/hook combo of your choice.
Below are the notes for the tutorial:
To find the tutorial for this pattern, type this into the search bar on YouTube: Any Size Socks, Mode Bespoke
Yarn and hook: As this is a measurement-based pattern, you can use any yarn and hook size combo you want. To select the proper hook size for my yarn, I generally start by making a swatch using the recommended hook size on the yarn label.
The swatch needs to be crocheted using a Tunisian Knit Stitch and an extended return pass. A standard
4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) swatch will do.
If you do not like the look of the fabric, try using different hook sizes until you create your desired fabric feel/drape.
Anatomy of a Sock:
Throughout the tutorial, I mentioned various parts of the sock which I was able to show you as we worked, but here’s a photo that will hopefully make it easier to see it all in one place.
You will need to take 3 different measurements:
- Foot Circumference: The widest part of your foot (this is the part just below your toes).
- Toe to Foot: Measure from where your toes end to where you leg begins (it’s usually around 3-4 in, or 5-10 cm).
- Leg Height: Measure from the top of your heel to your leg (where you want the cuff to be).
Construction: You will crochet the body of the sock first, followed by the cuff, toes, then heel.
The initial chain needs to measure the foot circumference measurement and needs to be crocheted in even numbers.
The body of the sock (the sole and inseam) are worked as a series of rows in the round. The fabric will need to measure your Toe to Foot measurement.
The gusset is crocheted as a series of increase rows to widen the fabric at the widest part of the sock, followed by a series of decrease rows that lead to the leg of the sock. The gusset increase rows are as follows based on sick size:
Infant socks (newborn to about 3 yrs old) = 3 rows
Child (4 yrs old to about 10 yrs) = 4 rows
Teen/Adult (11 yrs +) = 5 rows.
The leg of the sock is crocheted as a series of rows in the round until this section measures the Leg Height measurement.
Advice: Keep track of your stitch and row counts! If you plan to crochet two matching socks, or even multiple pairs using the same yarn/hook combo, then save yourself a headache and jot down your measurements and stitch/row counts.
Other than that, have fun! It’s insanely rewarding to finish a pair of socks, so I wish you all that awesome feeling of accomplishment and badass-ness that comes when you finally weave in that last tail end.
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