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#1 exotik1

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

Hi, I know nothing about crocheting but I want to make thigh high socks/stockings out of soft (yet stretchy) chenille-cotton yarn (if theres such a thing as stretchy chenille yarn), with scalloped tops (deep scallops....for scrappers, thing of a scallop border punch only bigger). Does anyone have any tips on how to get started please? Is knitting or crocheting best and do i need some sort of loom or a particular kind of needle? I was thinking of a set of 12 aluminum needles i saw on ebay (similer to Boye and Bates hooks).

I was thinking toe-less socks might be cool and maybe easier…with a scalloped top that would be easy for a beginner to do…they are supposed to be sexy and not for everyday wear ;) I need help finding patterns please and need tips on what kind of non-bulky and stretchy and soft yarns to use.

Thank you for any tips, :)
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:03 AM

I think your best bet would be to check out Ravelry. They have a HUGE pattern base.
http://www.ravelry.com

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:34 AM

I personally think that knitting is better for socks - if you know how...and RoseRed is right...Ravelry has some fantastic sock patterns!

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#4 Amy

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

Here's a thigh-high crochet stocking pattern, found in the book Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution. It's made with Cascade Fixation, which is a sock-weight cotton yearn, with a bit of elastic in it to add stretchiness.

The pattern has you switch hook sizes as you're working to get a custom fit. Since you don't know anything about crochet, this pattern would probably not be ideal for a first project.

I would suggest learning how to crochet first: learning how to make the stitches, how to keep tension, how to get and keep gauge, and how to read patterns. Maybe make a few simple projects to get comfortable with crocheting first. Washcloths make good learning projects: you can learn new stitches and techniques on a relatively small project, and have something pretty and useful at the end.

Good luck! :hook

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#5 Granny Square

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:29 PM

Since you are still learning you might consider leg warmers, they are simply a tube with ribbing at either end, and would be a good beginner project. Something like this maybe?
The first site has free patterns from Annie's Attic and related publications, you need to register but no cost; this looks simple. http://www.freepatte...riteria=FC00752
http://craftiblog.wo.../15/legwarmers/

Not quite as simple, but fun
http://www.crochetma...&article_id=466

Funky, more thigh-high . Again you need to register but it's free
http://www.lionbrand...ns/90681AD.html

Edited by Granny Square, 15 February 2011 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Wow, alot of great suggestions! I was thinking of a simple-looking pattern similer to the "Belle Epoque" thigh high design in the book "Toe-up socks for everybody", but with a scallop edge at the top and done in crochet,not knitting. For the fishnet stocking, i was looking for a fishnet where you see more skin than stocking...the idea being the yarn can be super soft and perhaps easier to make than tighter-woven fishnets...I would probably have to purchase the yarn online so I have to do lots of research on what kind would work best and be very stretchy. What are your thoughts on acrylic vs cotton? and Do I need 2 or 3 ply yarn for this kind of clingy pattern? Thank you everyone!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:04 PM

If you want really stretchy, you may be better off going with a knit pattern instead of a crochet one.

Also, cotton thread typically isn't very stretchy by itself unless it has elastic added to it, like Cascade Fixation.

I really don't know of any other crochet patterns that meet your specifications.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

I hear the Cascade fixation is thick, Is there a thinner (non wool) version which is very strechy? I've heard of "sock candy" brand, im not familier with other names tho.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:03 AM

Cascade Fixation is listed as a DK weight, but it is used for socks.

You can go to yarndex.com and search for all kinds of different yarns.

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#10 Empress Busy Bee

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

Maybe this is something you are looking for:

http://www.crazycole.../july-sock.html

[Admin Note: Comments on blog-link above are not safe for children. But then, this whole topic really isn't suitable for children.]


Here is the Ravelry project page for it:

http://www.ravelry.c...-foo-foo/people

You'll see lots of people found it easy to do. Maybe their notes will help you.

:)