Nov 012015

IMG_1445New Methods for Crochet Socks

Mix-and-match designs to create unique and
chic socks with Annie’s new pattern book

BERNE, Ind.—Annie’s, a leading special-interest publisher in the craft and nostalgia markets, has created a new pattern book for knitting enthusiasts. New Methods for Crochet Socks™ is a 40-page book with a variety of fun and simple-to-stitch socks using an assortment of techniques and stitches.

The book instructs readers on how to make 12 different pairs of socks using different techniques, such as lace, colorwork, Tunisian and cables to add variety and uniqueness to each pair. Each design is beautiful as well as functional. There is also an array of heel and toe patterns that can be used interchangeably.

The patterns in this book were designed by Rohn Strong, a yarn spinner and crochet and knitwear designer from Raleigh, N.C. He’s been crocheting since the age of 6 and has worked to push the boundaries of his craft, as well as make a personal connection to creating handmade items. He uses his designs to combine his two favorite things: color and fashion. Originally from Michigan, Rohn describes his work as having “urban simplicity, classic roots and easy-to-wear style.”

My Review:IMG_1446

I really like New Methods for Crochet Socks.  The Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate and I found a couple patterns that I though were easy for me to make. What I like is that each pattern tells you what kind of yarn would work for the pattern.  It also has step-by-step instructions along with diagrams as you see here to the right.  This year I think homemade socks would be a great gift!  They would show how much you care and are nice and warm. There are 12 different patterns each with detailed instructions.

New Methods for Crochet Socks is now available for $9.99 in specialty stores and from the Annie’s catalog, which is accessible online at

Annie’s is well known to crafters and nostalgia buffs for its print and digital magazines, pattern books and other related products, which are sold primarily via mail, websites and catalogs. Additional information is available from the company website at

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