Friday, 20 February 2015

Simply Crochet-ed Socks Giveaway

Hello again. How are you all keeping? I hope you are all well. Thank you for your great comments that I have really enjoyed reading. I'd also like to welcome a few more followers.

Remember I crocheted the socks from Simply Crochet issue 26? I loved making them and I have loved wearing them. I made a pair for my sister too but that still hadn't got the sock making bug out of my system. Who could I crochet socks for? Who else would want a pair? Ah! I could crochet some socks for a giveaway. And that is what I did. I had some yarn left over from my own socks but I needed more. Not a problem as I just needed to visit my lovely local yarn shop. The problem was resisting buying lots of other yarn too!

Anyway, I set to crocheting three pairs of socks, one in each of the sizes given in the pattern.They are all done using the same colours but in different combinations. I tried to work out a way of knowing the size by the colour of the heels and toes. This is what I came up with:

  • Strawberry red - small
  • Mid brown - medium
  • Lime green - large
Do you see what I did? S for strawberry and S for small. M for mid and M for medium (I know - not great but couldn't think of anything else!). L for lime and L for large. The yarn is roughly 50% wool and 50% acrylic. Most of the colours are Jarol Heritage and the rest are Stylecarft Luxury.

Would you like to see all the socks? Well here you are.


Small

Medium

Large

And here they are all together. A triumvirate of Simply Crochet-ed pairs of socks.


Now I mentioned a giveaway, didn't I? If you would like to win a pair of the socks then please leave a comment stating the size you'd like to win. Make sure you also leave a way for me to contact you should you be a winner. The names will be put in a hat and a winner drawn. Actually there will be three hats; a small socks hat, a medium socks hat and a large socks hat. So that means there will be three winners.

Here they are again in all their colourfulness.


By the way, here are the approximate measurements in case you aren't sure what size you would need. This is the length of the foot from heel to toe though they are quite stretchy.

  • Small              8.5" or 21cm
  • Medium          9"    or 22.5cm
  • Large             9.5" or 24cm

The draw will be on Saturday the 28th of February 2015 so get commenting.

33 comments:

  1. These look great! Soo colourful! Exactly right for this season I reckon.

    I would love to win a pair actually... I could make myself some pairs but at the moment I can see that I will find the time for it. Too many WIPs! If I would windI would like to have them in size S. :)

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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  2. Love,Love,Love these. I am so putting these on my long list of things to crochet :)
    Shan

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  3. Ooh, I love love LOVE these! I'd really like to enter your giveaway for the L size, should fit me nice! : )
    Regardless who'll win them, let me tell you once again that they're all lovely!
    Wish you a nice weekend! xx

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  4. I have never seen crochet socks! What a great idea, Gillian, they look so cozy!
    Have a good time, Birgit

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  5. Oh, I do like those, fabulous colours! If I'm lucky, Medium would be fine for me. Suzy x

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  6. They are fabulous!! What a kind giveaway. I was contemplating these again this afternoon, but that would mean buying yarn and I am trying not to buy new stuff and start new things that need new yarn! I was going to say don't enter me because I have great big feet, but as there is a large option may I request to go in that one? I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  7. They're so cute! Please put me in the medium hat. Have a lovely weekend! Maureen

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  8. They are wonderful!! So bright and cheery. I'd be honored to wear the small size if I should win! Good luck to all and thank you for gifting your time and these lovely socks. Darlene P. bpeterzak5 at juno dot com

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  9. Lovely, bright colors! I once tried making socks with five needles, never, ever, again.
    Have a great weekend!
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. What a fantastic set of socks! I love the colour of the Lime toes, and my feet are both long and broad so, please, put me in the large hat. Thank you!

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  11. How wonderful, what a fantastic giveaway. I love the colours you've used, they really zing. I'd love to enter for the large size please.

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  12. So nice! Love the colors. What a good idea!
    Have a nice week end

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  13. Wow! just love those crazy coloured socks......xx

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  14. What lovely socks and generous giveaway. I'd love to be entered for the Strawberry pair please :o)xx

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  15. How lovely! Count me in for the giveaway. I'm size 4-5. Is that medium?

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    1. I checked a shoe size chart and medium is correct.

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  16. what a lovely and generous giveaway! I love the colours you've used :) Please could I be entered for the medium? I want to make a pair someday, but I need to improve my crochet first!

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  17. Beautiful socks! Large would fit me.

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  18. Count me in!!! These are amazing. I would love the medium pair, and I think I need to make some, these are fantastic.
    Meredith

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  19. What fab socks!, would love to win the small pairxx

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  20. Thank you! I would love the size mediums. :)

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  21. Hello Gillian,
    Nice socks. Very funny with the bright colors. Well done!!
    Very nice that you do give away. They seem nice and warm.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  22. They're so fun Gilllian! In the medium hat for me please :)
    Jillxo

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  23. They are so cute! Please put me In the large hat!

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  24. Dear Gillian, these socks are so much fun! And your choice of colours is beautiful. Maybe I should also try the pattern. I would like to win the large ones. Have a great week, Viola

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  25. Gillian. A generous fabulous giveaway. How exciting. I have huge feet considering my height so please may I request the large. Great idea this. Thank you for doing it x

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  26. I would never have thought of crocheting socks. These are just beautiful, Gillian. Great color combos.

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    1. Oh, yes, I would love a pair of mediums.

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  27. I love all your socks. I wonder how you would turn a heel when you crochet your sock... it must be tricky. I am a size 6, that would probably be a medium? I would love to be the proud owner of a pair of your socks. xx

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  28. As I stated before, crocheted socks are so clever. And your colors are awesome. Very nice, Gillian

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  29. Sorry, I´ve forgotten the size. I think the medium is great.
    Thank´s!

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  30. Gorgeous giveaway, Gillian! I love the socks, they are so clever and colourful! I would need small.....
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen xox

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  31. Beautiful sokcs, I like the colour ! Have a nice week.

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