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.

Text instructions:

  1. When you reach the cuff of your sock, finish the last row of pattern you have.
  2. Single crochet the first stitch and pull it off of the needle.
  3. Chain one stitch from the previous stitch (create one stitch from it).
  4. 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.
  5. Continue crocheted and chaining each stitch until every stitch has been worked (yes, crochet and chain from the final stitch)
  6. Crochet into the first stitch again, break the yarn and pull through the final loop.
  7. 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.


  1. Where can I find the video? I couldn’t quite follow your directions, as I’m more of a knitter than a crocheter. Thank you.

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