Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Christmas Stocking For You

With Christmas just around the corner we thought we would create a couple of festive designs for you to try out.  Both the knit and crochet version of our stockings were made using DK but any yarn from your stash will do, it will just change the size.
Why not pop some gold coins in them and hang them on your tree or around your home.
You could even use them as little stocking fillers for your loved ones or make a few and turn them in to bunting.


Our little crochet socks are worked in the round, except for the heel which is shaped in rows. Make in one colour or as many as you like – perhaps you could make the heel in a contrast colour.
Yarn: any DK
Hook: 3.75mm or 4mm
Abbreviations Ch - chain Dc – double crochet Ss – slip stitch St(s) - stitch(es)

Pattern
Make a magic ring and work 6dc into it. Join in first dc with ss, 1 ch
Round 1: 2dc in each st to end. Join in first dc with ss, 1 ch. 12 sts
Round 2: 1dc in each st to end. Join in first dc with ss, 1 ch.
Round 3: (2dc in next st, 1dc) to end. Join in first dc with ss, 1 ch. 18 sts
Round 4-10: 1dc in each st to end. Join in first dc with ss, 1 ch.

Heel
Row 11 : 9dc turn
Row 12: 1ch, 6dc, turn
Row 13: 1ch, 3dc, turn.
Row 14: 1ch, 3dc, 1dc in next st from row 11, turn. Four sts
Row 15: 1ch, 5dc, 1dc in next st from row 12, turn. Five sts
Row 16: 1ch, 6dc, 1dc in next st, turn. Six sts
Row 17: 1ch, 7dc, 1dc in next st, turn. Seven sts
Row 18: 1ch, 8dc, 1dc in next st, turn. Eight sts
Round 19: 1ch, 9dc, 1dc in next st, cont working 1 dc in each dc to end of round.
Leg Rounds 20-31: 1dc in each st to end. 18 sts.
Make 12ch and join into hanging loop with ss. Fasten off Sew in all ends.


This lovely little stocking is knitted flat and then sewn up.   You start at the bottom and finish at the top. You might want to finish it off with some festive eyelash yarn at the cast off.

Yarn  any DK
Needles 3.75mm or 4mm
Abbreviations St(s) - stitch(es) St st - stocking stitch K – knit P - purl M1 – make a stitch by picking up the loop between 2 stitches. K2tog – knit 2 sts together Ssk – slip 1 st, k1 and pass st over the knitted one P2togtbl – purl 2 sts together through the back of both sts P2tog – purl 2 sts together

Pattern
Cast On 33 sts Beginning with a knit row work 2 rows of st st.
Row 3: (k1, m1, k15, m1) repeat to last st, k1 (37sts)
Row 4 and all even rows purl.
Row 5: (k1, m1, k17, m1) repeat to last st, k1 (41sts)
Row 7: (k1, m1, k19, m1) repeat to last st, k1 (45sts)
Row 9: knit all sts Row 10: purl all sts
Row 11: K20, k2tog, k1, ssk, k20 (43sts)
Row 12: p19, p2togtbl, p1, p2tog, p19 (41sts)
Row 13: K18, k2tog, k1, ssk, k18 (39sts)
Row 14: p17, p2togtbl, p1, p2tog, p17 (37sts)
Row 15: K16, k2tog, k1, ssk, k16 (35sts)
Row 16: p15, p2togtbl, p1, p2tog, p15 (33sts)
Row 17: K14, k2tog, k1, ssk, k14 (31sts)
Row 18: p13, p2togtbl, p1, p2tog, p13 (29sts)
Row 19: K12, k2tog, k1, ssk, k12 (27sts)
Row 20: p11, p2togtbl, p1, p2tog, p11 (25sts)
Work 14 rows of st st
Next row: (k1, p1) repeat to last st, k1
Next row: (p1, k1) repeat to last st, p1
Next row: (k1, p1) repeat to last st, k1
Cast off in rib. Sew stocking together.


We’d love to see the stockings you make so don’t forget to post them on our Facebook page.

2 comments:

  1. Going to have a go at the knitted stocking x

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  2. Wil have to try both knitted and crochet version, I'm a knitter by experience and consider myself to be a learner in crochet

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