So remember the Cygnet Seriously chunky metallics yarn, well I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the Lithium.
Just look at this red, it’s absolutely stunning, and crying out to be made into something Christmasy.
Needless to say, it didn’t take me long, and I was crocheting away with my Clover 10mm hook.
About an hour later, and Ta- dahh!
One Christmas Stocking, already claimed by the pink one, it measures 40cm x 17cm, perfect size for when Santa comes to visit.
So to make this great stocking, perfect for the end of the bed, or the mantel piece, look no further.
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Abbreviations – USA Terms
Ch – Chain
MR – Magic ring
HDC – Half double crochet
SC – single crochet
2HDCtog – 2 half double crochet together
SS – Slip Stitch
The stocking is worked in the round and in rows, in one continuous piece, mainly using the amigurumi method of a continuous spiral.
Round 1: Magic ring, chain 1, 8 sc in the ring, pull tight [8sc]
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. [16sc]
Round 3: 2sc in first sc, 1 sc, repeat around. [24sc]
Round 4: 1HDC in each sc around. [24hdc]
Round 5-7: 1HDC in each. [24hdc]
Now working in rows to make the heel, ch2 counts as a stitch.
Row 1: Ch2, 10HDC. Turn [11 sts]
Row 2-5: Ch2, 1 hdc in each st. Turn. [11sts]
Now working in rounds again to get to the leg part of the stocking.
Round 1: Along the side of the heel part you’ve just crocheted, make 3 HDC evenly spaced, On the top of the toe, and into the top of the stitches, 3 HDC,* 2HDCtog, 1 HDC* repeat 2 more times, 3 HDC, HDC along the top of the heel. [30 sts]
Round 2: 8 HDC, 2HDCtog, 3 HDC, 2HDCtog, 1 HDC in next 14 sts. [28 sts]
Round 3: 1 HDC in each st around. [28 sts]
Rounds 4- 13: 1 HDC in each. [28sts]
Round 14: 1 HDC in the first 24 stitches, (To line up with middle of the back of the stocking) Change to cream yarn on the last YO. [24sts]
Round 15 – 16 : 1HDC in each [28 sts]
Round 17: 1HDC in each, on the final stitch, chain 10, and join to the next stitch with a SC to create a loop to hang the stocking.