Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments


The weather's getting colder, which means it's crochet season for me! Nothing more relaxing than crocheting while getting cozy on the couch with a hot cup of tea!

I've been making a few small things here and there for Christmas. I love making smaller projects as it doesn't take long to make them in bulk! I will put up another post soon with some of the other Christmas projects I've been working on from other patterns.

These adorable mini stockings would be perfect as ornaments, gift toppers, or even key chains! You can make them a little bigger too and put gift cards in them. I'll be giving these out to co-workers in the office. Each one takes about 15-20 minutes to make, and measures 4.5 inches long. What's great is you can make them in any color combination based on the yarn you currently have. They're a fantastic way to use up all that extra scrap yarn! I think they'd look great as one solid color or stripes too.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram!

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
4.5 mm hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle


Abbreviations:
bpdc = back post double crochet
ch = chain
fpdc = front post double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
2sctog = 2 single crochet together

 
Notes:
The pattern is worked in a continuous round when the step calls for rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place. 

[A] = white yarn; [B] = color yarn
Change colors as indicated in pattern. When I change colors, I fastened off. You can hide your tails inside the stocking to avoid sewing them all in at the end!


Stocking Pattern:

With [A], make mc and 7 sc in mc.

Round 1:
2 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Round 2:
1 sc in each st around (14 st)

Rounds 3-7:
With [B], 1 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Rows 8-12:
We will now be working in rows. With [A], sc in next 7 sts. Turn. (7 sc)

Fasten off leaving ~5 inch tail. Fold the heel and use a tapestry needle to sew the end of it together.

This is what it looks like after Row 12.
Use tail to sew end where arrow is pointing. Should only be ~3 stitches to sew it. 

Round 13:
We will now be working in rounds. With [B], attach in the middle of the heel with a sc and make 14 sc evenly around. Where [A] meets [B] on both sides, make 2sctog to join the two colors (14 sc).

Where the arrow is pointing, make 2sctog.
On the other side - where the arrow is pointing, make 2sctog.

Rounds 14-19:
1 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Round 20:
With [A], 1 hdc in each st around (14 hdc)

Round 21:
*1 fpdc around hdc. 1 bpdc around hdc. Repeat from * around. (7 fpdc, 7 bpdc)

If you complete the stocking and you are not at the top of the heel, slip stitch around the cuff until you are at the top of the heel.

Ch 15 and then slip stitch in the same stitch as the start of the chain.

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