I made these socks for a friend who just had a baby this morning. I’d meant to make something larger but the baby came a little sooner than expected so I sort of rushed to make these.
I’m actually really impressed with this pattern, so I’m going to link it to this post.
You don’t need to leave a hole and then come back afterwards to finish the heel, instead you crochet continuously from the toe to the cuff, working a few short rounds in between to make the heel, and then continue stitching in the round with no pesky joining.
The pattern is also written well, and the stitch counts are all accurate, so I didn’t have to adjust anything to make it come out like the ones in the picture.