I’ll be the first to admit that I am a terrible crocheter, but even I can manage this cast-off. (Please pardon my inept explanations and self-made videos.)
Now, my cuffs came out very ruffly (which was what I wanted), but if you’d like a less frilly edging you should use the crochet hook that corresponds to your needle size. My needles were US 2/ 2.75 mm, but my hook was a US F/ 3.75 mm. Here is a chart of crochet hook conversions.
- When you reach the cuff of your sock, finish the last row of pattern you have.
- Single crochet the first stitch and pull it off of the needle.
- Chain one stitch from the previous stitch (create one stitch from it).
- Single crochet the next stitch, pulling it off of the needle – and, if you’re a better crocheter than I – chain through this stitch in one smooth motion.
- Continue crocheted and chaining each stitch until every stitch has been worked (yes, crochet and chain from the final stitch)
- Crochet into the first stitch again, break the yarn and pull through the final loop.
- Weave in ends.
The first video shows the process of crocheting a stitch and then creating an eyelet by chaining one. And, truly, I apologize for the terrible video quality :(
The second video demonstrates step 6 – binding down the last stitch to the first.