I especially like the way if I choose to turn them down the top of the turnover is the same colour as the toe on each sock.
As my granddaughter has been here, I haven’t been doing much crochet but I did decide it would be a good time to make a couple of sample squares for Rachell’s CAL to check my tension. So I made the first two squares in some yarn I have that I am letting myself use for samples.
Both of these squares have been made in DK yarn with a 4mm hook. The first one came out 6.5 inches square but in spite of this I decided to make the second square with the same hook and it came out the expected 6 inches square.
I then decided to crochet another one of the squares that are worked diagonally (as the basic pattern is the same – just a different arrangement of colours), this time with a 3.5mm hook.
As you can see it came out smaller but still a little larger that the beige square.
I don’t especially like the fact that the middle square (in the picture above) is even firmer in feel than the one on the right that is itself firmer than the beige one.
So I can’t decide with the CAL whether to
- Use the smaller hook (or an even smaller one),
- Cheat and crochet less rows,
- Make it but not use the diagonal ones (there are only three in the whole book I think) in any final blanket.