Step Into Crochet: Crocheted Sock Techniques from Basic to Beyond by Rohn Strong is a new book from Interweave publishing - and today I've got a peek inside, and a giveaway too!
Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Interweave, but all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Full disclosure - I've never crocheted socks. And alas, I didn't have the right yarn in stock to try this week... but I feel really confident about beginning now, after reading through this book!
Step Into Crochet begins right at the beginning - how to get socks that will fit. Because socks are made with thin yarn, they take time to make (and most of us need two!), so it's important to take the time to plan out your sock project. Rohn has included everything!
Rohn has included everything! How to measure your feet, how to read sock sizing tables, choosing the right yarn, and more. And he really dives into the topic of sock construction - those simple tube socks don't hold a candle to what goes into a handmade sock!
There's also a chapter on Heels, Toes, and Cuffs - and all the ways you can make them, adjust them, and create a sock that's right for you! Very, very in depth.
And then, of course, it's time for the patterns! There are 18 different sock patterns included in Step Into Crochet, divided into 4 chapters of increasing difficulty: Simple Socks (begin here!), Textured and Cabled Socks, Colorwork Socks, and Lace Socks. The variety is huge and so pretty!
As the patterns get more complicated, there are some charts for the patterns, but you do need to be able to read written patterns to make these socks. However, in the back of the book you'll find a handy list of abbreviations, illustrations of the basic crochet stitches, and more fantastic resources for sock making.
Step Into Crochet is more than a pattern book, it's a crochet sock handbook - if you are an intermediate level crocheter (or motivated beginner!) who has never crocheted socks before, then this is definitely the book for you. And if you have crocheted socks before, I think Step Into Crochet will help you make your socks better than ever!
But we're not done yet - I still have one book to giveaway! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!
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