You may have considered knitting or crocheting with your used socks, but did you know that there are a number of other projects you can do with them? If so, here are a few ideas you may not have thought of. While some people enjoy knitting, it may be more in the memory of a loved one than out of a desire to knit. If this is you, consider these ideas as a way to save on yarn.
If you have a flair for crocheting, then you might want to crochet with your sock scraps. If the sock ends are still attached, simply loop the yarn over and through the end of the sock. If the sock ends have been removed, use the remaining yarn to sew them back into place. There is no need to worry about the ends coming out. They will simply sit right on top.
If knitting doesn’t interest you, but crocheting or sewing is more of your cup of tea, then get yourself a set of old sock yarn, needle and thread. For an easy project you may want to use an old pair of earrings that have not been worn for several years. After removing the clips, slide the earrings through the sock so that they lie flat.
Once, your new pair of earrings are through, attach an old sock with elastic under the earring loops. Now put the earring on the loop. This creates a beautiful bow on the backside of the earring.
As an alternative to knitting, try sewing the yarn onto a needle. Simply cut the yarn in half and sew it onto the needle. You may want to attach the elastic for added comfort.
You may not know it, but you could use your old sock yarn for other crafts. If you have kids or pets, you could try making a dog t-shirt with the yarn. on the back.
You could also use your old sock yarn to make a hat. Use yarn from a ball of yarn to create the brim. and the rest to make the sides. The edges should be left loose enough that you could sew the sides together at a bit for a zipper closure.
Whatever you decide to do with old sock yarn, it is a great way to reuse any sock scraps that are too small to be knitting. or crocheting. Even if the ends of the socks are no longer useful, it’s a great way to add a little extra something special to your wardrobe. Whether your interest lies in crochet, knitting or even crocheting with old socks, you’ll love the idea of saving a few bucks while adding a personal touch to your wardrobe.
Crochet and knitting are two popular types of projects that can be made using older sock yarn. Crochet is great for beginners because they are often easier to start with. They also make beautiful items like baby booties, hats, scarves and slippers.
Knitting projects are much harder to start out with and more complicated than crochet projects. However, they can be an excellent way to earn extra cash if you are handy with a needle and a hook. Knitting can also be a great way to find a creative and enjoyable new hobby.
Crochet or needlework doesn’t require a lot of tools or material, although if you buy the right materials you can get away without them. Even with supplies, however, you will probably want to buy a set of needles for all your projects, including yarn.
So next time you have old sock yarn lying around, think about your projects and decide what you want to do with it. You may be surprised at what you can come up with!