My goal for this year is to make things I've never made before, so here are my first pair of crochet socks! Since Easter is just around the corner, I decided to make my socks using pretty pastel colors from Caron Simply Soft. I love the softness of the yarn and all fun colors that are available with this brand. The colors I used are Strawberry, Robins Egg, Sunshine, Soft Orchid, Soft Green, and White. I've never made socks before, so I downloaded a pattern from Etsy (I didn't follow the pattern exactly, so my socks look different from the ones on Etsy). I've included instructions for making the bunny appliques below.I had a little bit of a difficult time deciding what colors to use, but I'm very pleased with my color choices. I really love the Strawberry, Robin's Egg, and White yarn together.
I made the heels and toes white.
I added bunnies! I made one with the Soft Green yarn and the other with the Soft Orchid yarn. (There's a pattern for making these bunnies below.)
These socks will keep my feet warm and cozy until the temperatures warm up.
When I finished the socks, I decided that they were missing something, so I decided to add crochet bunny appliques to them.
Instructions for the bunnies
- magic circle, ch 2, 12 hdc inside magic circle, join.
- ch 2, hdc in same st., 2 hdc in each hdc around. join.
- ch 7, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc down the chain, sl st to the circle
- sl st in the next 3 sts.
- ch 7, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc down the chain, sl st to the circle. fasten off.
- Use yarn knots to create the eyes and nose. Add whiskers using embroidery floss.
I had so much fun creating these socks, and I plan to make more for my family with different color combinations. I want to make some Frozen themed socks for my daughter, and she'd probably also like some with a Doc McStuffins or The Princess and the Frog theme. She's been making us watch The Princess and the Frog everyday, so I could make green socks with little froggies.