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Summer is upon us! My kids and I are SO excited for pool time, hanging out in the backyard, and all sorts of shenanigans, but let me tell you, it is HOT here in Florida! If we go out mid afternoon, my kids inevitably start to melt about five minutes into their play time (and my crochet time!!). So to keep the fun going, I let my kids cool off with a popsicle.
But somewhere between drippy, slippery, dropped popsicles and frozen sticky fingers, I realized there had to be a better way! So, I whipped up these lightning fast ice pop socks from some yarn leftover from my daughter’s new beach bucket hat. (Pattern coming soon!)
These fun ice pop socks keep kids’ hands clean and dry while eating their freezer pops. Even better? You can make one less than 20 yards of scrap worsted weight yarn in less than 10 minutes!
- Less than 20 yds scrap worsted (4) weight yarn. I prefer cotton, as it absorbs more moisture, but acrylic works just fine. The pink one pictured was made at my daughter’s request.
- J / 6.0 mm Crochet Hook.
- Yarn needle for finishing
- Ch – Chain
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Sl – Slip stitch
Ch 5 (or until your chain is as wide as your popsicle.)
Step 1: Ch 1, hdc. Dc across. Turn to work in the round, and Dc across the back of your chain.
Step 2: Without joining, Dc in the hdc, and continue around.
Step 3: Keep crocheting in continous rounds until your piece is long enough. I made mine the height of my hand, from heel to fingertips- about 7”.
Step 4: Just three more stitches left! Hdc, sc, sl. This levels off the top edge. If you prefer, you could work a round of single crochet for a more finished look.
Step 5: Break your yarn, and weave in the ends.
Step 6: Get outside and enjoy your popsicles!
My kids enjoy their popsicles even more now! These would be such a fun party favor at a Memorial Day cookout or pool party.
If you make some of these, I would love for you to tag me on Instagram (@SaltyPearlCrochet) or upload photos of your finished projects to the Ravelry pattern page so I can see! I have checked and double-checked this pattern, but I’m only human- please let me know if you have any questions or if I have missed anything at all so I can correct it for you all.