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Workshop #6/16 IS NOW CLOSED-Heathers crochet croc top house socks
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Aug 8, 2016 20:55:59   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)




I am happy to announce that this crochet workshop is now open.

Busyworkerbee from Australia will teach us how to make these fun socks.

North American Days are night there.It will mean a few hours when you are all up together but a lot of the time we in North America will be sleeping while Heather is awake, and vice versa.

+++++++++++++++Information on the workshops and the part of the teacher, students and me.++++++++++++++++++++
As this is a workshop (class) not a Kal we ask you to ask questions of the teacher. If you have any knowledge of different ways to do the pattern, please pm busyworkerbee.That way it avoids confusion. I don't mean we can't help each other but She has prepared for this class and I understand she has designed these socks herself. I hope you all enjoy the class very much.

Note: you will post a question : when she answers she will click on QUOTE REPLY on your question and both the question and answer will show. Every day or so I will delete the original question. That way it is only shown once and is less confusing for the teacher and the students

I will try to come in at least once a day and hi light all her posts in brown. If I have any thing to tell you, my posts will be highlighted in blue. This makes it much easier for the students to follow the answers, and any comments from either of us. We have been trying this and the students find it much easier to read. I will also remove, after a couple of days extraneous discussions and 'visiting' so that when the workshop is closed and saved with all of the others, it will be very easy to follow as it will be locked so anyone can read the information easily.


Welcome Heather - I hope you all have fun!!
Aug 8, 2016 21:12:12   #
Only time I hit Reply. All other times I will hit quote reply.

Thank you Shirley (designer1234) for giving me this opportunity.

Hi all! I am busyworkerbee and my name is Heather. I live in South East Queensland. Due to my location, I may not be on at the same time as all of you, but will be popping on and off frequently over the next few weeks until we all get done.

A little more about myself, I am a single with no minis running around who crafts for fun and sanity. I have done many crafts over time, but tend to focus on one at a time. I still have my leather carving tools and stamps somewhere. These days, I focus on knitting and crochet and do some for charity, some for my market stall and some for learning and feel good for myself.

I love the look of Crocodile Stitch Socks, but the only patterns I could find were not free. So I sat down and wrote out a pattern I liked I admit that different parts of the pattern were inspired by different patterns that I have put together for my own use.

I have pictures as well as written instructions, but no chart as personally prefer written instructions. I also tend to use American terms as these make more sense to me but will add a term conversion chart.

I will give links, in the pattern, to you tube videos for different parts that I think will help. I will emphasise which parts I think are relevant. I do like you tube as it has taught me a few things like how to change door locks and how to refurbish a knitting machine sponge bar.

This project is a basic crochet sock with a fancy crochet stitch top. I love the look of these and have had fun making these for myself. I do the main part of the sock - the toe, foot and ankle - in plain yarn and use variegated or a contrast color for the fancier Crocodile Stitch Tops.

I use 8ply acrylic yarn on a 4mm hook. The closest weight yarn would be DK, a slightly thin one or a light worsted. The hook, on the conversion chart I checked, is a US6 or UK8. Please feel free to go up or down a half size to get a snug fit, no more than that. My guage is 8.5 stitches in 2 inches and 7 rows in t inches.

I will be putting up a PDF version (have found a place to convert to this) of my pattern on the day we start in the workshop. If you have a problem accessing this, I will make available on forum and if still issues, may consider ravelry.

I find these fun to make and wear and I hope you will too.

You can find the downloadable PDF. go to Ravelry and search designer Heather Edge or Heather's Croc Top Socks
or now, just scroll down.

I will post links to you tube for various parts of pattern shortly(after I find my file with them)
Aug 8, 2016 21:15:43   #
Here are bad pics of my only 2 pairs that I currently have.

This pair in progress, note I chose to do heel in varigated yarn
This pair in progress, note I chose to do heel in ...
Aug 8, 2016 21:16:29   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
IMPORTANT The pattern posted here was incorrect -

There is a mistake in the patterns and download. I have removed the incorrect patterns and pdf document - Please go to Page #9 to obtain the corrected pdf document of the pattern
Aug 8, 2016 21:18:44   #
I will be here for several hours as it is 11.20am where I am. I will be watching for questions. Please be reassured that this is a really easy (for me, at least) pattern but I do know some people will have problems.

I look forward to seeing your progress, I even encourage you to put up progress pictures.
Aug 8, 2016 21:19:45   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
I have announce to the ladies that the workshop is open.
Aug 8, 2016 21:22:28   #
I am in! Thanks for arranging Designer1234 and for teaching the class Busyworker bee
Aug 8, 2016 21:25:30   #
Designer1234 wrote:
Heather I can't open the pdf . If you want to pm me a copy I can put it into a pdf format if that would help,. Either that or post it here and I will make a pdf. It is often good to have it both places. just answer here and Iwill delete it when we get it sorted out.

Sent, will also attach here.
Heather's Croc Top Sock pattern
Attached file:
Aug 8, 2016 21:25:50   #
Simone54 wrote:
I am in! Thanks for arranging Designer1234 and for teaching the class Busyworker bee

Aug 8, 2016 21:28:20   #
debbie pataky
Link won't open....says incorrect link
Aug 8, 2016 21:44:22   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
busyworkerbee wrote:
I do apologise to everyone, first hiccup, I have put the ravelry details up and a link further down.

I have also typed out the pattern above. It is helpful to have the pattern actually on the workshop as that way when you answer one question people can see what you mean right there. Do you want me to make a pdf of the pattern Heather. I have a pdf ability in my 'print' program so I can do it easily. and post it under the written pattern. Please read the pattern I copied to make sure I got it right.
Aug 8, 2016 21:47:45   #
I am in, looks cute
Aug 8, 2016 21:49:18   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
I am quite sure others will be joining us tomorrow morning in this part of the world. The workshop is also posted on the section and therefore all the posts will be available to everyone. Nice that anyone who wants to can read it. I would recommend that those who want to make the socks come onto the workshop and join it. It is always easier to take part in the class if you are making the project. No cost, nothing to do but come here.

Am away for the evening- will be back tomorrow morning around 11 am my time. Heather let me know if everything is okay with the pattern and whether you want to put that pattern in a pdf under neath it. have fun everyone. The people in the east are about 9pm and later so will be going to bed soon. Have fun everyone For those from the UK just join in whenever you can. The pattern is there and all the questions asked will be answered by the teacher. hope everyone will join us.
Aug 8, 2016 21:58:36   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
Question - do you have the instructions for a crochet magic ring? or a link? thanks - maybe you could post it. I know I haven't ever made one. Thanks friend. I will read your answer in the morning - have company coming tonight. It is 6.59 pm on the 8th, here right now.
Aug 8, 2016 22:05:56   #
I'm in.
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