September 25th—91 Days until Christmas—A Crocheted Christmas Stocking

I’m a knitter, but recently I came across a crochet pattern for a charming granny square stocking.  It was easy enough for this clutzy crocheter to make and in fact years ago I did make one.  I would show you the picture, but unfortunately that red and green stocking is packed away until December in who knows what box.  Trust me it looks very much like this one.

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Find the pattern here.

I started to make another stocking to post, but after I’d made the prescribed twelve squares inspiration hit—These squares will make perfect coasters!

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The gold and white colors make them suitable not only for Christmas, but New Year’s Eve, too

If you’re going to make a stocking, get busy now.  Next post we’ll give you suggestions for what presents to put into the stockings for kids.  The sooner you buy them, the more relaxed your holiday will be.

September 22—94 Days until Christmas—Stockings to Make

Using that pattern I created for the stockings for Santa, the elves and myself, I’ve made two other stockings.

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This pretty lacy one required two fabrics—a solid green and a lacy one cut at the same time.  Using two of those combinations, I stitched them together with both lacy fabrics on the inside, trimmed the seams and turned them inside out.  I stitched a trim of extra lace on the top. 

 Here’s another one, made with strips of patchwork squares.  

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Using the same pattern as before, I cut my patchwork strips, stitched them right side to right side, trimmed the seams and turned the stocking inside out.  Being a great fan of rick-rack and having time on my hands I added some to the tops. 

Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll show another stocking to make.  This one calls for basic crocheting skills.

Do you have any stocking ideas you’d like to share?