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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free Sock Pattern


Beginner Crochet Sock Pattern
I am finally finished with the Easy Sock Pattern I promised you all on my featured day of the designer blog tour. Thank you for being patient with me on this. There was much more involved in writing it up than I originally anticipated, since I decided to go ahead and write up the pattern for men's sizes also. The sock pattern I have written is for women's sizes 4-12 (shoe size)  and men's shoe sizes 6-14. There are several pages to this pattern because I wanted to explain my Graduated Stitch Method of making shaped garments and accessories without using increases or decreases. I talk about how I introduced this method in Crochet That Fits and give lots of tips and have several photos as well, making the pattern easy to undrstand. Don't allow the number of pages to scare you! This is a beginner pattern and I wanted to be clear on the instructions which is why it took so long to finish it up besides the fact I am very busy with other things in my life. Please let me know what you think, as I did not have a pattern tester for this sock. Even though this is the first I have ever designed a crochet sock, I think it will be pretty awesome for those who have always thought socks would be way too difficult to do.  I'm excited to hear your feedback and by all means please post a photo of your finished socks on Ravelry and connect to me as the designer.
Gorgeous Silk Yarn - Panda Silk by Crystal Palace

I will also remind everyone that I am giving you permission to make and sell your finished product, but if you do sell anything of mine on etsy, craftsy, ebay, revelry, your blog, or any other place, you need to mention my name as the designer, so I will get the credit. Mentioning my name helps to promote me and my designs/books, therefore helping my income. There are people at the moment selling projects from my designs and have not mentioned my name, which makes it look like they are the designer. This is hurtful and just not right.

Also, remember that it is illegal to post my written pattern on the internet, so please be mindful of this. People have found my entire written patterns that are in my books, posted on websites in other countries and the publisher has had to contact them. This takes away sales from the book and has been a problem for other designers as well.

Thank you all for understanding and for being patient!
The downloadable pattern in PDF form is here.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you!! I have read through the pattern and I can't wait to get started!!!

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  2. That's great Cavegeko! Let me know what you think.

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  3. Mine doesn't look right...
    medium size
    row 2
    last step reads 69 Hdc
    should it be 44 Hdc?

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  4. Also
    Mine doesn't pull in, like on the pictures.
    Pattern doesn't say, but should I
    be changing to an E hook for all groups of 10 sc?

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    1. I'll have to look at the pattern tomorrow. I just got in bed. Sorry,

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    2. I'll have to look at the pattern tomorrow. I just got in bed. Sorry,

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  5. For me, the key to this pattern was using the correct yarn (any sock yarn) and stitching it properly. The photos are a huge help, and I should have both socks done by the end of this week.Unlike most sock patterns, you can get a custom fit because they are crocheted sideways!

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  6. Thanks for your comments Kathy! Can't wait to see your finished socks! I saw the photo on FB you posted.

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  7. I'm a little confused by the pattern. Row 3 is reading the exact same as row 2. I would assume it should be the opposite (more like row 1) (hdc 38, sc 10, hdc 34, sc 10, hdc 63). Or is the pattern correct which would make the sc end up in different place every other row? Please clarify.

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  8. Sorry I'm just now seeing your comment. Ill have to take a look at this later. As far as I know the pattern is right. Other people have made it.

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  9. I didn't have a problem with Row 3 reading the same as Row 2--when I aligned the two sides, it matched up as shown in the photos. I found it all came together when it was time to sew up the socks.

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  10. Thanks for checking your notes on this Kathy. After "unknown" mentioned what she did about rows 1-3, it looked to me like she was right. I just might have to work up a sock myself again. I'm confused with my own pattern! It's not easy to try and understand my own patterns unless I make them again. Thanks for your comments!

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