Book Review: New Methods for Crochet Socks


Review By:  Emily Truman

Have you ever crocheted socks?  This was my first attempt and I am so pleased that I did.  I read through Rohn Strong’s new book, New Methods for Crochet Socks, and the hardest thing about the book was choosing which exceptional pattern to work up first.  Rohn’s book has some fabulous, new designs suited for all levels of crocheters!

Pineapple sockRohn’s original sock designs are very well writtten.  I love that all of the patterns use an F hook and one of two easily accessible yarns: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock or Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Garden.  In the introduction, Rohn shares the basics of crochet sock construction and gives valuable tips to make a perfectly customizable sock.  The patterns are sized for women’s small, medium, and large.  Each pattern has a chart so that you can visually see how the stitch pattern is worked.  The book includes a comprehensive illustrated stitch guide and stitch illustrations throughout.  I tried to choose a favorite pattern but I couldn’t decide between the lovely cabled cuff in the “Offset Cables” and the lacy stitch work in “Falling Pineapple”.

New Methods for Crochet Socks is 41 pages and features exciting designs for beginners through experienced crocheters.  The photographs are enticing, and the instructions are concise and easy to follow.  I highly recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to crocheting all the patterns!

This book currently retails on Amazon for around $9.99, and the Kindle version is around $6.00.

Grab your copy today!  You will love it!

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