Little knitted sweater and stocking ornaments/keychains are popping up all over the place… and I thought I needed to have one, too! A couple days ago, I knitted a miniature sock, and thought I’d share the pattern with all of you! Click here to download the pattern.
Miniature socks are a great project to do: they’re cute, quick, don’t take a lot of yarn, and they are a great starter to making full-sized socks. You get to practice all of the sock-making techniques (heel turning, decreasing for the gusset and toe), without the pressure of making sure it fits, or having to make a second one! Yay!
I made the sample socks using some leftover fingering weight yarn and size 2 needles, but the pattern works well for any weight yarn. It’s a wonderful way to use yarn scraps! My sock is about 3.5″ long (from cuff to toe), so you can expect a larger one if you use a worsted weight yarn.
What can you do with a mini sock? At right, you can see that I turned one into a keychain. To do this, either crochet a short chain, or knit an i-cord, attach to the back of the sock, and connect to a keyring. Or, you can make an ornament: just make a longer loop!
I think it’s a fun little project, and I hope you enjoy!