Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Socks for the Family: Learn to Crochet Them!
I’m finding myself preoccupied with the notion that perhaps I need to learn to crochet socks…Since I already know how to crochet, it seems that I could, in a reasonable amount of time, actually have wonderfully comfy foot warmers made by my own little hands to wear year-round. (I’m sort of picky about socks. They can’t be too loose or too tight or too scratchy or too slippery…) Of course, Leisure Arts is feeding my crocheted sock preoccupation in a most timely manner with the release of their newest how-to book—Learn to Crochet Socks for the Family by Darla Sims!
Check out the details:
So comfy and soft, hand-crocheted socks are one of life’s ultimate luxuries! Crochet expert Darla Sims presents 15 cozy toe-warmers for the family and also teaches you how to design your own. There are socks and slipper socks for children, women, and men. From anklets to add-on ribbing socks, top-down socks to sports socks, the varying styles offer something to please everyone. The stitch patterns are fun, too, and include shells, lace designs, and faux V-Stitch. With the information provided, you can also create original designs just by changing the yarn, style, and size! Treat a loved one with their own crocheted socks—there’s simply no better way to pamper their feet!
There’s the perfect pair of crocheted socks for everyone in Darla Sims’ Learn to Crochet Socks for the Family—for women, men, boys, and girls! Take a peek at the pretty patterns you can learn to crochet—
Crew Socks for Women
Anklet Socks for Women
Ruffled Anklets for Girls
Crew Socks for Boys
Lacy Legs for Women
Little Clusters of Lace for Women
Cuffed Slippers for Men
Ribbed Anklets for Women
Meet the Designer: Darla Sims!
A Washington native who crochets, knits, and sews, Darla Sims says she prefers to design exclusively for crochet. “For some of my crochet pattern stitches, I’m able to get a look similar to knitting,” she says. “It’s a matter of thinking differently about where to place the hook while crocheting. You can create the seemingly impossible when you keep looking at things in different ways.” Garments and baby items are her design favorites, but she has found herself increasingly intrigued by crochet stitches.
Are you inspired to crochet socks yet? Get your copy of Darla Sims’ Learn to Crochet Socks for the Family today!