Decors and Ornaments: Christmas Stockings

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Christmas is fast approaching. Have you already unboxed and assembled your Christmas tree? Ours was already set on November 1.

Our Christmas Tree
Every year, we used to buy additional ornaments hang on the tree but this year instead of buying, I decided to make crochet items. First is the stockings. I made a dozen of it. Aside from the ornaments, I made a large one for the front door. This is also we will put our gift for Matthew (Shhh…. he know Santa will be the one to put his gift there.)


Crochet Christmas Stocking
Making these items are easy and simple. You will need the basic tools – yarns, hook, tapestry needle for weaving and a pair of scissors.

Crochet Christmas Stockings Ornaments
For Christmas tree’s ornament stockings, here’s what I did:

Toe
Using white yarn.
Ch 3, 10 hdc on the first ch, sl-st on top of ch4.
Ch2, hdc on the same st of ch2, *2hdc on the next, repeat *. Sl-st on top of ch2. Fasten off.
Attach red yarn.
Ch2, hdc on the same st as ch2, hdc on the next sts. Sl-st on top of ch2. Repeat this step 3 more times.
Fasten off.

Heel
Count 5 sts to the right, then attach white yarn. Ch2. Hdc on the next 10 sts to the left. Ch2, turn.
Hdc on the same st as ch2, hdc on each st. Fasten off.

Leg
Attach red yarn, ch2, hdc on each st around including the sides of the white part of the heel. Sl-st on top of the ch2.
Ch2, hdc on each st around. Repeat this step 5 more times. Fasten off.

Cuff
Attach white yarn, ch2, hdc on each st around. Fasten-off and weave ends.

For the front door stocking, I would like to thank favecrafts for sharing a simple and easy to do pattern. 

Instead of doing the cuff in the pattern, I attached the white yarn and crochet on the wrong side, made "backloop only" dc in each stitch around. A silver bell ornament as embellishment was added.

Christmas Stocking on the Front Door
Here is the pattern I used for the stocking - leg to toe only. The complete pattern is  HERE

Leg
With larger hook and B, ch 43.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 42 sc.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat last row until 10" from beginning, end wrong side row. Fasten off.
 
Heel
With right side facing skip 32 sc; join C; ch 1, sc in last 10 sc; bring the other side of the leg around and sc in first 10 sc; turn –20 sc.
Next Row: Ch 1; draw up a loop next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dec made; sc in each sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn –18 sc. 
Repeat last row to dec 1 st each end of every row until 4 sts remain. Work 1 row even. Now inc 1 st (inc = work 2 sc in a st) each end of every row until there are 20 sc. Fasten off.
 
Foot 
With right side facing, skip first 10 sc of heel, join B in next sc; ch 1, sc in last 10 sc of heel, skip row ends of heel, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 14 sc, [dec] twice, skip row ends of heel, sc in remaining 10 sc of heel; turn –38 sc. Continue in sc, dec 1 st each end of every 6th row twice – 34 sts. Work even until foot measures 5" from the last row of the heel, end wrong side row, changing to C. Cut B.
 
Toe
Next Row: With C, ch 1, dec, sc in next 13 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 13 sts, dec; turn – 30 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 11 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 11 sc, dec; turn – 26 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 9 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 9 sc, dec; turn – 22 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 7 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 7 sc, dec; turn – 18 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 5 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 5 sc, dec; turn – 14 sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 3 sc, [dec] twice, sc in next 3 sc, dec; turn – 10 sts. Fasten off.
 
Finishing
Holding right side of cuff against the wrong side of the leg, attach yarn and work slip st in each st across through both layers. Fasten off.
Sew toe, foot, heel, leg and cuff seams. If heel rows have formed gaps in the fabric, weave matching yarn through sts on the wrong side to close them. Turn cuff to the right side.
 
Hanging Loop
With A, ch 13; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. Fold in half and sew inside cuff at the seam.

Next to share is a pattern for the snowflakes and Snowman amigurumi.

Happy Crocheting!

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