Step Into Crochet – Book Review and Giveaway

Step Into Crochet by Rohn Strong, published by Interweave, contains 18 gorgeous and cozy crochet sock patterns with comprehensive techniques that will take your sock making skills from basic to beyond! Rohn Strong, a trusted crochet instructor and designer, walks you through a variety of sock making techniques and helps you to understand how to build foundation skills to create sock styles of your own! 

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to complete my review, but was not financially compensated in any way to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. I receive compensation from purchases made through these links. This small contribution helps support The Stitchin’ Mommy and allows me to bring you more great posts!


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Title: Step Into Crochet: Crocheted Sock Techniques from Basic to Beyond!
Author: Rohn Strong
Published by: Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-63250-478-4
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published: June 6, 2017
Price: $22.99

Step Into Crochet – Crocheted Sock Techniques from Basic to Beyond!

Step Into Crochet is much more than just a book of crochet sock patterns. Rohn Strong teaches you how to measure for a proper fit, how to find the perfect yarn, basic sock construction, the basic anatomy of a sock, the different ways to construct a sock, and more! His advice and techniques will help you create your own custom socks that will not only fit your feet but can be customized to your own liking.

Here is exactly what you will find in Step Into Crochet:

  • Introduction p04
  • Chapter 1: Crocheting Socks that Fit p06
  • Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Yarn p16
  • Chapter 3: Basic Sock Construction p22
  • Chapter 4: Heels, Toes, and Cuffs p30
  • Chapter 5: Simple Socks p38
    • Gorman Street Cuff-Down Socks p40
    • Gorman Street Toe-Up Socks p44
    • Beltline Cuff-Down Socks p48
    • Beltline Toe-Up Socks p52
  • Chapter 6: Textured and Cabled Socks p56
    • North Hills Socks p58
    • Oakwood Socks p62
    • Raulston Socks p66
    • Azalea Socks p72
    • Mordecai Socks p78
    • Hillsborough Socks p82
  • Chapter 7: Colorwork Socks p86
    • Brickyard Socks p88
    • Lake Lynn Socks p92
    • Pullen Socks p96
  • Chapter 8: Lace Socks p100
    • Meredith Socks p102
    • Umstead Socks p108
    • Centennial Socks p114
    • Yates Mills Socks p120
    • Little Rose Garden Socks p126
  • Abbreviations p132
  • Techniques p134
  • Resources p138
  • About the Author p140
  • Acknowledgements p140
  • Index p142

The patterns in this book are all wonderful! They are written in US crochet terms and are written in multiple sizes so there is a fit for almost anyone. Each pattern has all relevant information such as the finished sizes (in inches and centimeters), yarn and other materials needed, and gauge information. The patterns are all clearly written and easy to understand. Stitch counts are even included at the end of each row so you know you are on the right track. These sock patterns also use a variety of beautiful yarns including yarn from Lion Brand Yarns, Cascade Yarns, SweetGeorgia Yarns, and more.

Here are a few of my favorite projects from Step Into Crochet:

In addition to the amazing techniques and crochet patterns, Step Into Crochet includes a list of abbreviations used in the book, some basic crochet techniques, and additional resources.

You can grab your very own copy of Step Into Crochet: Crocheted Sock Techniques from Basic to Beyond! from the Interweave Store for just $22.99.


A huge thank you to Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc., for providing both the review copy and giveaway copy of Step Into Crochet by Rohn Strong and allowing me to give this amazing book away to one of my lucky readers!

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  1. I’ve never made crocheted socks, so this would be a great book to own – a wealth of patterns!

  2. Thank you for sharing this book and for posting your review of it. It definitely looks like one I need to add to my crochet library – especially since I want to make a bunch of socks for Christmas presents! 🙂

  3. I have never made socks – this may be the book that gets me started! My sister knits and gave me a pair of lovely socks a while back; I’d love to be able to gift her in return. Thanks for the thorough review!

  4. I’ve been meaning to try crocheting socks for a while now but was unsure where to start, this review tells me exactly what I can find in the book including some lovely photos. It is very helpful.

  5. This year I intend to learn how to make socks and this book looks like the perfect start. I only hope it is available in the UK.

  6. Since I don’t know very well, crochet socks have peaked my interest! Socks are on my long list of things totry¡

  7. I am just learning to crochet socks and this book looks to have all the information I will need. I hope to crochet socks as gifts.

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