And voila!  I finished one sock in 3 and one half days.  If only I liked the crocheted sock better.  I could be a real whirlwind.

Here's one finished sock with a close up of the heel. 

(and Dianne, they fit inside my shoes so yes, they are wearable)

I think I'd use a smaller hook with this yarn to make a tighter fabric if I were ever to do this again.  These will be fine knocking around the house socks but I don't expect them to last that long.

I followed a basic pattern and just threw in some rows of double crochet for a lacy effect on the cuff.  There's no way to make an actual ribbing.  I tried the instructions for "crocheted ribbing" but it's just aesthetic, not functional.  I kept the cuff short on purpose. 

I don't have much yarn left from the skein I started with.  Crochet does use up more yarn.

So, there you have it.  I'll take it in tomorrow and show it to my client who is determined to make socks.  Maybe it will inspire her to try again.  It really wasn't difficult.  The heel is done with short rows and picking up stitches just like a knitted heel. 

I guess I'm just not a fan of the bumpy crochet fabric.  I like my smooth stockinette socks best.

Comments

Galad said…
It was a worthy experiment and you did get a pair of socks out of it. I don't think I'd like the bumpy socks so guess I'll stick to my knitting :-)
Amy Lane said…
See? I like crochet for blankets, because it's thicker and more sculptural, but nt so much for garments. thought it was just me. NIce socks, but I'm with you-- knitted is better for some stuff, and socks is one of them.
Sheepish Annie said…
I tried crocheted socks a while back and had the Same reaction. They do, however, make a nice bed sock. At least your efforts wouldn't be for naught! And they are nice looking socks.
KnitTech said…
You finished that one fast!
Roxie said…
The self-striping yarn really makes the structure of the sock easy to see. Yeah, there's a reason that socks are knitted, rather than crocheted. Too much texture underfoot for crochet.

But good for you for sticking with it! Good work!
Kate said…
I think all the bumps would make my feet itch after too long. I like the look of crochet, though I don't enjoy doing it myself. Flat socks all the way for me.
Rose Red said…
I'm glad you finished them and could let us know how they feel. I think I will still give them a try one day, even if they end up as house socks. I hope they will inspire your Client to give them a try.
Kaye said…
Yeah...I just don't like the look of crochet unless it's blankets or lacy stuff.
DrK said…
i think thats why i dont like crochet either really, it just seems to make such bulky clunky fabric. having said that, these are great! so bright and colourful, how could anyone not be inspired!
Dianne said…
I love the way they look, but I agree that knit fabric would probably be preferable for socks.
Olivia said…
I admire your commitment to help this person, I hope she appreciates it! It's great that the sock was so quick, that must have been a bit of a thrill in itself. I wonder if crochet fabric in a really squooshy soft wool would feel less bumpy? (probably wouldn't wear well though).
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Bells said…
i always think of crochet socks as 'interesting' rather than admirable. I feel like the stitches would be too bumpy to be really comfortable.

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