So, did you figure out what they were? Not an octopus or gloveless fingers, which was my favorite guess by the way! After all the octopus guesses, I really want to make one. They were actually chair socks!
I've seen these on pinterest a lot and decided to make myself a crocheted version. I think they are so fun and cute! I'm even going to make some for after the Christmas season. They're a much cuter alternative to those ugly things you stick to the bottoms of the chairs.
For mine I used Bernat Handicrafter cottons in red sparkle, mod green and white.
Want to make some? They're actually super easy to make, this is how I did it;
You need 2 different colored yarns (if you're going for the striped look) and a size 3.75 hook. I used about half of a 1.5oz skein of yarn to make a complete set.
Take your first color, make a magic circle
Rd 1: sc 6 times, join to the first sc
Rd 2: 2sc in each stitch, join to the first sc
Rd 3: *1sc in the first stitch, 2sc in the next* repeat until you reach the first sc and join
Rd 4: 1sc in each stitch, join to the first sc
Rd 5: switch colors and repeat rd 4
Rd 6-25: repeat rd 5 (The last three rounds I stopped switching colors)
If you need help with making a magic circle, there's a really cute illustration that can help right here.
To get a clean color change, this tutorial is very helpful.
I hope I wrote out the pattern clearly, let me know if any of it doesn't make sense. If you make some of your own chair socks, I'd love to see them!