02. February 2021

Like so many other people, I suffer from cold feet every winter (and honestly, sometimes in the summer too...). I have bought countless different "winter socks" by now. Some long, some short, some with fur, some without, and so on and so forth. They usually keep my feet warm for a few hours, but my feet quickly cool down again - and before anyone blames the poor floor, we have the luxury of underfloor heating.

When the winter of 2020 and working from home led to many hours of cold feet, so to speak, I reached the end of my patience. I've had a crochet instruction book from the USA with various sock models for several years now. So I picked the simplest one and crocheted a pair of perfectly fitting socks first. But they're not particularly warm... So I needed an over-sock: I crocheted a second pair about two sizes larger (in diameter, not length!). They were then put on top of each other, and the empty space was filled with a lot of filling material. Now I have the warmest of all warm socks and my feet feel perfectly comfortable!


My self-standing, super-duper warm socks.
Guaranteed warm feet!


By the way, they were crocheted from my leftover "Bingo" yarn from Lana Grossa. That's why there is also an interesting neon-green inside (there is also neon-yellow and neon-pink further down).

Probably less would have been sufficient - but I can guarantee you, I definitely won't slide this way!


If you also want to crochet (or knit) your own socks, here are some tips for you after successfully completing my project:

  • Don't make the fitting socks first and then the oversocks, make them in parallel and start filling and sewing them together early. For example, make them up to just below the ankle, then fill and sew together (to prevent slipping).
  • Don't forget to weave in your ends immediately. Otherwise, it can be a bit interesting to hide the thread at the front of the toes when the sock is already finished - at least in my very sturdy version.
  • I found that sewing them together was easiest while wearing the sock. Of course, don't use a pointed needle - and I hope you're not ticklish ;)
  • There are various solutions to make the socks slip-resistant. I used a version of liquid silicone that dries after 8 to 10 hours. It generally works great and holds up well, but be sure to check the expiration date! Unlike other things, silicone sets and is no longer usable after it has expired - except as a doorstop.

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