I found this cute idea and instructions on Mrs. Brown Makes blog yesterday and HAD to make these.
I got a few pairs of knee socks at Target.
(Actually, the Captain got them for me while he was out.)
The idea is to use old ones you already have and repurpose them, but I didn't have any suitable.
Cut the feet off as shown above.
Mine were raggety and unraveling after I cut them so I folded the cut end to the inside about 3/4 inch.
Now the ends are nice and smooth to crochet into.
The hem will be sewn down with your blanket stitch.
Use a contrasting color and sew a blanket stitch all the way around.
See this YouTube tutorial for the blanket stitch if you don't know how:
I used DK-weight yarn (Stylecraft DK)
But you could use sport-weight or baby-weight.
Crochet a row of sc (2 sc in each blanket stitch) in the same color.
Fasten off red.
Use whatever color(s) you want.
I used a size F hook.
Attach gray yarn in any sc, ch 3, dc in each sc around; join.
(I used Knit Picks Brava Sport in gray)
Fasten off gray yarn.
Attach red yarn again in any dc stitch, ch 1, sc in same stitch.
*Crochet 1 sc in each of first two DCs, then (sc, picot, sc) all in next DC*.
Repeat from * to * around; join and fasten off.
Weave in ends.
I needed a cute hand model, but I didn't have one.
Wasn't that fun? It was for me!
Thank you, Mrs. Brown.
While I'm being all green and repurposing stuff...
Check out our new rain barrel.
The gutter on the eaves of the house drains down into the 65-gallon barrel so we can reuse it for the plants, lawn, etc.
Pretty cool, eh?