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Simple Striped Santa Stockings

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This set of simple striped Santa stockings will make decorating your mantel for Christmas a breeze!  This is the perfect project for someone just learning to crochet...so make new stockings for the whole family!  Use a variety of colors or create these crocheted stockings in one solid color.  This is a fun and easy project for any crochet fan, it it really allows you to be creative with design and color.  Santa is sure to appreciate these cute handmade stockings, and so will your friends and family!

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Simple Striped Santa Stockings

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Cherry Red
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Soft White
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Paddy Green
  • 5.5mm [US I-9] crochet hook

Gauge:

  • 12 sts = 4”; 15 rows = 4” in sc.

Special Abbreviations:

  • dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • inc (increase) = 2 sc in a st.

Instructions:

Leg

  1. With MC, ch 31 (43, 47).
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 30 (42, 46) sc.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
     
  4. Repeat Row 2 and work stripe pattern of 8 rows MC and 2 rows CC until 6 (9, 11½)” from beginning, end wrong side row. Fasten off.
     

Heel

  1. With right side facing, skip 23 (32, 35) sc; join CC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc; bring other side of leg around and sc in first 7 (10, 11) sc; turn – 14 (20, 22) sc.
     
  2. Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in each sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn – 12 (18, 20) sc.
     
  3. Repeat last row to dec 1 st each end of every row until 4 sts remain. Now increase 1 st at each end of every row until there are 14 (20, 22) sc. Fasten off.
     

Foot

  1. With right side facing, skip first 7 (10, 11) sc of heel, join MC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 8 (14, 16) sc of leg, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in remaining 7 (10, 11) sc of heel; turn – 26 (38, 42) sc. Work even in sc and stripe pattern until foot measures 3 (5, 6)” from last row of heel, end wrong side row. Cut MC.
     

Toe

  1. Next Row: With CC, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
     
  2. ** Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 9 (15, 17) sc, dec; turn – 11 (17, 19) sc.
     
  3. Dec 1 st each end of every row until 3 sc remain. Fasten off. **
     
  4. With wrong side facing, join CC in next sc of last long row. Repeat from ** to **.
     

Finishing

  1. Sew toe, foot, heel, and back seams.
     
  2. Top Edging and Hanging Loop: With right side facing, attach CC at back seam.
     
  3. Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st of beginning ch around; join with a slip st to first sc.
     
  4. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join; ch 12, slip st in same st as joining; slip st in each ch of ch-12. Fasten off.
     
  5. Weave in ends.

 



 

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