10 tips for crocheting socks for beginners

There's nothing as comforting as a crocheted sock, but the shaping and style can seem a little daunting for beginners.
With these ten patterns, you'll quickly get the hang of making these essentials and will never be without a cozy hand-made pair of socks again.
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1. Toe-up tutorial
This great sock pattern starts with the toes and continues up until you reach the cuff. Enjoy the easy tutorial and you'll be making these in no time.
2. Basic crochet socks
This lovely easy pattern is a great beginner's start-up and looks lovely made in a variegated yarn.
3. Shelled socks
Let's change things up a little with this rather gorgeous shell patterned pair of socks. Still simple to make, they have clever clusters of single crochet and look pretty as well as cosy.
4. Susie's Socks
These particularly lovely socks are named after the late sister of the designer, Snowcatcher, and are shown here in her favorite purple shades:
5. Collared socks
For a rather different look, why not pick these snazzy collared socks? They're a fun design that will keep your toes toasty – and your ankles, too.
6. Knee high socks
This knee-high sock pattern is excellent if you really feel the cold, and they work really well under high boots as well.
7. Yoga socks
Now this really is a clever idea for all you yoga enthusiasts – socks without toes or heels so you can keep your feet warm while still gripping your mat, with no risk of slipping.
8. Crochet socks for men
While most patterns can be enlarged to fit a man's foot, this pattern has done all the work for you and is specifically for a larger footprint.
9. Triumph crochet socks
This socks have a really pleasing twist effect which looks great on the foot, and are thin enough to wear all year round.
10. Colorful crochet socks
This is a great beginner pattern as the colorful yarn does all the work for you and the stitches are quite simple. Cheerful on even the chilliest day.
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