Emily Explains: Embellished Socks

I love embellishments of all kinds but embroidery and a little bit of lace are my favorite. I went through a phase in college where I sewed lace onto all of my wool boot socks. I loved wearing my lace socks with my beat up doc martens and floral dresses. It is the perfect balance of silliness and femininity while still being practical with the warmth of the heavy wool socks.

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There are a few ways to give old socks or plain socks a little bit of lace love. You can find lace trimmings at a fabric stores near you or crochet  it yourself!

I gave it a try with my favorite socks from the Fall 2014 collection, Corker. I grabbed some Vintage yarn in a beautiful off white color ( color # 5100 ) and a crochet hook ( I used size H ) and played with the yarn to make a super simple scalloped edge.

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I worked around the upper edge of the sock with a single  crochet stitch. In the second round I would chain five and single crochet into every third single crochet from the previous round. This made the scalloped lace.

You can experiment with a variety of our yarns to make different crocheted or knitted laces. I think Vintage, Vintage DK, Ultra Alpaca Light, and Ultra Alpaca Fine would all be great choices. Just remember that if you are crocheting lace onto a sock you are throwing in the washing machine, make sure the yarn you are working with is machine washable too.

Happy Making!








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