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Little Knit Stockings

By: Edie Eckman from Red Heart Yarn

You can knit a different kind of stocking this Christmas with this Red Heart Yarn pattern for Little Knit Stockings. They're adorable little homemade Christmas ornaments that pop with color and look just like mini versions of real ones. You'll find this Christmas knitting pattern to be easy to follow, and there are also crochet elements, so you're sure to get your crafting put to the test. Handmade Christmas ornaments like these are just too cute to pass up on.

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 319 Cherry A, 512 Turqua B, 656 Real Teal C, and 672 Spring Green D.

Susan Bates® Double Pointed Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8].
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5 mm [H-8]
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4" (10 cm), 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

(4 Medium)RED HEART® Super Saver®, Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multicolor, heather, and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141 g), 260 yds (238 m) skeins.


Notes:
1.    Slip all sts as if to purl.
2.    The Heel is worked in short rows.
3.    Carry color not in use loosely on the wrong side of your work.

Special Stitches
Bobble
– (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) in next stitch, turn; P5, turn; K5, (insert left needle into the second stitch on right needle, passing it over the previously worked stitch and off the needle) 4 times.

BOBBLE STOCKING
With double pointed needles and A, cast on 20 sts, leaving a 12" (30 cm) end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): (K1, P1) around.
Rounds 2 and 3: (K1, P1) around.
Rounds 4 and 5: Knit around.
Round 6: K5, drop A, with B work bobble, drop B, with A knit around, cut B.
Rounds 7-9: Knit around.
Round 10: K 10, drop A, with B work bobble, drop B, with A knit around, cut B.
Rounds 11-13: Knit around.
Round 14: K 16, drop A, with B work bobble, drop B, with A knit around, cut B.
Rounds 15-17: Knit around, remove marker.

Heel
Row 1: K4, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Slip 1, P7, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, K6, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, P5, turn.
Row 5: Slip 1, K4, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Knit strand and slipped st tog, turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, P4, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Purl strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 7: Slip 1, K5, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Knit strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 8: Slip 1, P5, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Purl strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 9: Slip 1, K4, place marker to indicate beginning of round.

Foot
Rounds 1-3: Knit around.
Round 4: K7, drop A, with B, work bobble, drop B, with A knit around, cut B.
Rounds 5-9: Knit around.
Round 10: (K2, K2tog) around: 15 sts.
Round 11: Knit around.
Round 12: (K1, K2tog) around: 10 sts.
Round 13: Knit around.
Round 14: K2tog around: 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30 cm) end. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining stitches. Draw up firm; fasten securely.

Hanging Loop
With crochet hook, using cast on end, and working from cast on edge, ch 8. Fasten off. Thread yarn needle with remaining end, fold chain in half to form Loop, and secure end to cast on edge.

STRIPED STOCKING
With double pointed needles and B, cast on 20 sts, leaving a 12" (30 cm) end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): (K1, P1) around.
Rounds 2 and 3: (K1, P1) around, drop B at end of Round 3.
Rounds 4 and 5: With C, knit around, drop C at end of Round 5.
Rounds 6 and 7: With D, knit around, drop D at end of Round 7.
Rounds 8 and 9: With A, knit around, drop A at end of Round 9.
Rounds 10 and 11: With B, knit around, drop B at end of Round 11.
Rounds 12 and 13: With C, knit around, drop C at end of Round 13.
Rounds 14 and 15: With D, knit around, drop D at end of Round 15.
Rounds 16 and 17: With A, knit around, drop A at end of Round 17.
Round 18: With B, knit around, remove marker.

Heel
Row 1: K4, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Slip 1, P7, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, K6, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, P5, turn.
Row 5: Slip 1, K4, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Knit strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, P4, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Purl strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 7: Slip 1, K5, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Knit strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 8: Slip 1, P6, slip 1, lift strand between needles to right needle, Purl strand and slipped st together, turn.
Row 9: Slip 1, K3, place marker to indicate beginning of round.

Foot
Round 1: Knit around.
Rounds 2 and 3: With C, knit around, drop C at end of Round 3.
Rounds 4 and 5: With D, knit around, drop D at end of Round 5.
Rounds 6 and 7: With A, knit around, cut A at end of Round 7.
Rounds 8 and 9: With B, knit around, cut B at end of Round 9.
Round 10: With C, (K2, K2tog) around: 15 sts.
Round 11: Knit around, cut C.
Round 12: With D, (K1, K2tog) around: 10 sts.
Round 13: Knit around
Round 14: K2tog around: 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30 cm) end. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining stitches. Draw up firm; fasten securely.

Hanging Loop
With crochet hook, using cast on end, and working from cast on edge, ch 8. Fasten off. Thread yarn needle with remaining end, fold chain in half to form Loop, and secure end to cast on edge.


ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C, D = Color A, B, C, D; K = knit; mm = millimeter; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; ( ) = work instructions in parentheses as indicated.
 

If you'd like to see more holiday patterns, take a look at the new "Have a Red Heart Holiday: 20 Knit & Crochet Gifts and Decorating Ideas" eBook from Red Heart Yarn.

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