- I should have used a slightly smaller hook. Oops.
- Despite careful measuring, I managed to make the cuff both slightly too big and shorter than I wanted.
- I should have left a longer tail when I started - it would have made the seaming bit go much more smoothly.
- This is actually something I did right... but crochet socks fit better with less negative ease than one would normally build into a knit sock. Probably because the stitches are more textured, and while it is just as stretchy as my knit socks, the more you stretch any fabric the more the stitches start to feel like little pebbles in your shoe.
So, in summary, I like my crochet socks. I will probably wear them frequently. But I haven't decided yet whether I want to do it again. What I think I REALLY want is a way to make a sock with a knit sole but a crochet instep and cuff. Which I will have to think really hard about. Maybe my Ravelry-fu is lacking, but I can't find any such pattern. Sigh.