Choosing the model and size of sleeping socks
Before starting the production of crocheted socks for sleeping, it is important to choose the appropriate model and size.
Choose a simple model since for those who are starting to make crocheted socks, it is ideal to choose a simple model to practice. There are many models of crocheted socks available, but choose one that has few stitches and does not have many variations, such as high-top socks, for example.
In addition, take the measurements of the foot, since this will ensure that the sock is comfortable and fitted.
Therefore, measure the circumference of the ankle, the chest of the foot and the calf and the length of the foot. With these measurements, you can decide the size of the sock and make the necessary adjustments.
Finally, if the thread is very elastic, it may be necessary to make the sock a little tighter so that it does not become loose with use.
How to make the basic crochet stitch for socks
First, you should make a slip knot and put it on the crochet hook. Then, make a chain stitch (usually between 8 and 12 stitches, depending on the size of the sock).
Continue by inserting the crochet hook into the second chain from the hook and pull the yarn through the chain.
Then, insert the hook again into the next chain and pull the yarn through the chain. You will need to repeat the step until the end of the row.
So, turn the sock and do another row in the same way, but making a single crochet in each stitch of the previous row. Keep making single crochet rows until the sock reaches the desired size.
However, keep in mind that the number of stitches and the size of the hook may vary according to the pattern and size of the sock, and that there are several other crochet stitches that can be used to make the socks, such as the fancy stitch, the high stitch, among others.
How to crochet the heel and toe of sleeping socks
In general, the heel and the tip are important parts of crochet sock production, as they help give shape and comfort to the feet.
Therefore, to make the heel of the crochet sock, it is necessary to work with two threads at the same time. To do this, you should separate one of the socks you already started making into two pieces of thread.
Start with the top of the heel, working in horizontal rows and decreasing the number of stitches until you reach the desired width.
After that, work the sides and the back of the heel, forming a triangle with the rows.
Finally, go back to working with one thread only, making rows of low stitches to form the bottom of the foot.
To make the tip of the crochet sock, start from the toe and work in diagonal rows, increasing the number of stitches in each row until you reach the desired width.
Once you have done this, make horizontal rows to form the top of the foot, gradually decreasing the number of stitches. At the end, make one or two rows of low stitches to finish the sock.
However, there are several techniques, stitches and decorations so that the crochet sock becomes cozy and ideal for nights of sleep. So just follow the instructions mentioned, let your creativity flow and enjoy!