I've wanted to make socks for ages and I will learn to knit them this year with the help from my friends at Ready Steady Knit but when I saw this gorgeous sock yarn from Opal I just had to have it and have a go at crocheting a pair.
There are so many lovely colours to choose from but the bright turquoise really stood out and it was this one I went home with.
The "Snuggly Socks" pattern from Simply Crochet issue 24 was very easy to follow and worked up quite quickly. It's not a difficult pattern, just double crochet and you can measure as you go against your own foot which is helpful!
The heel was a lot easier than I anticipated, with decreases and then increases before continuing around the foot again.
Leaving just a small seam either side of the heels to stitch up, as you can see Mr Weasley wasn't very interested or excited by the new socks!
I got to the top and as there was a decent amount of wool left, I added a little picot edge just to finish them off...
I'm wearing them in my wellies this weekend so let's hope they keep my tootsies warm!