This is the first time in my creative career that I’ve actually thought of an idea in a dream. I’ve been loving the excitement of finding ways to yarn punk and up-cycle clothing and with the amount of yarn that JOANN has, the possibilities almost seem endless. It’s really cool that they also sell basic clothing to pieces to pick up and play with as well!
So we’re playing with.. socks?
With this design, you will be able to turn any socks you want into finger-less gloves for the fall time! If you’re going to go to JOANN and pick up some yarn, you’re going to need your fingers still to knit and crochet, right? Down below, you can find the tutorial on how to create your own sock glove using the blanket stitch method! This is a great mixed media project and works up much more quickly than doing an entire crochet glove!
All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Vincent Green-Hite, designer of Knot Bad. This post was sponsored by JOANN Stores but all ideas and opinions are my own.
Skill Level: Beginner+
2 ankle long socks
Not needed for this project
Ch – chain
Sc – Single crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip stitch
FO -Finish Off
Don’t forget to Pin for later!
Grab your materials and lets get started!
First off, we will be starting with your sock! (You can choose the length of your hand or even longer!)
With your sock on your hand, you will want to make a mark where you will cut
When you find how high you want it to be (and remember, you will be adding two rows of Hdc, so make sure you cut a little lower so you can have some room to add!) begin to cut across. You may want to make sure the heel part is on the back side of your wrist!
And now you’ll be left with your exposed fingers!
Now, its time to make the thumb hole! With your hand in the sock, mark when your thumb is so you can make a small cut.
Make a small, STRAIGHT cut
Your thumb should now fit through!
So now, its time to learn how to add on the crochet rimming! And to do this, we will be using a style of Yarn Punk (Head here to learn how to Yarn Punk your clothing) by using the blanket stitch.
With your darning needle, insert your yarn through your sock (give yourself some space!) and create a knot.
Take your needle off and attach to the other long side of the tail. Insert your hook through to the next side to create the image below:
From behind, insert into your loop and pull snug!
From there, continue to insert your yarn from front to back!
You will end up with a clean blanket stitch!
This will create the loops you will be able to crochet into!
With your hook and your working yarn, pull your yarn through and chain 1. Hdc into the first stitch you pulled through and then hdc around.
Once you make it all the way around, slip stitch to join. Chain 1, and do one more full circle of hdc around!
For the thumb hole, you will be repeating this exact process of attaching the yarn.
After creating your blanket stitch again, pull your yarn through and chain 1. Single crochet into same stitch and then single crochet around. Finish off.
Weave in your ends then you’re done!
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