Basic Socks by Lion Brand Yarn

Basic Socks

January 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in single crochet (US)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
316 yards (289 m)
Women's S (M)
This pattern is available for free.


  • Lion Brand Lion Wool: 2 balls #113 Scarlet, or colour of your choice
  • Crochet hooks sizes G-6 and H-8 (4 and 5 mm) [sizes H-8 and I-9 (5 and 5.5 mm)], or size to obtain gauge
  • large-eyed, blunt needle

Gauge: (American Terms)

  • For S: 5 single crochet = 1 in. (2.5 cm) with size H-8 (5 mm) hook.
  • For M: 4 single crochet = 1 in. (2.5 cm) with size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook.

From Canadian Living:
Joan’s crocheted socks
Designed by Lion Brand Yarn

Excerpted from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Socks, edited by Shannon Okey. Copyright 2007 by Lion Brand Yarn Company. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc.