Saturday, August 2, 2014

Embroidered Socks and the Crochet hook...

Creative Trims for Socks

Creative hobbies are an addiction. Perhaps you are like me and love trying new things. Recently, I picked up a crochet hook and took a Crochet Embellishment class on Craftsy.   I finally understand how to count crochet stitches, reading patterns, the differences between the various crochet stitches and most importantly how to make them.  Thank you Linda Permann!

I love adding ribbons, trims and lace to socks of all sizes using the Patented Deluxe Sock Easy.

Has charts and written directions!
The blanket lesson in the Crochet Class linked above made me re-think about the trims I use with the Sock Easy tool. The little chick sock was embroidered using this tool, then a simple row of crochet was added afterwards. I suggest adding  trims after embellishing with machine embroidery to preserve the elasticity and finished look of the sock. This is a single crochet but certainly many of the borders in Crochet Adorned could be applied.

Amber, an embroidery enthusiast and class attendee put her own special creative touch to a pair of socks with the addition of  beads, using elastic thread.

Strips of denim are also a nice trim addition but be sure they are made of 100% cotton if you are going for a frayed look!

Lace is always a pretty touch to any pair of socks.  Take a look through your trims, try something fun - be sure to pick a trim that can be washed and dried in the same manner as the sock!  I would love to see what you create, join me on Facebook and share your sock photos!

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