blueChristmas Stocking – Free Knitting Pattern
Yay! Success! It took 2 years but my daughter finally has a stocking made by her mama. *happy dance*
This week I wanted to make a bulky festive stocking but ran into a problem when I couldn’t find any bulky weight yarn that felt festive enough for me. So to solve my problem I decided to hold to strands of metallic thread with my yarn as I knit. It was perfect for what I was wanting and I didn’t have to compromise my vision. win! It was really hard to get the sparkly effect across in the pictures but trust me, it’s awesome. :)
I’m going to add come little snowflakes (or stars) to this stocking eventually and when I do I’ll add a link in here to the blog post about it. I think it is going to be lovely. In fact, I’ve decided that *someday* I will make one for everyone in our little family. <3
Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma (1 skein each color)
Needle: US Size 10 dpns
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch (row gauge isn’t terribly important for this pattern)
Tools: crochet hook, 2 spools metallic thread (125 yards each is plenty), I got mine for $2.60 each
top circumference: 10.5″
top to heel bottom: 13″
heel to toe: 8″
This pattern is work with the yarn and two spools of metallic thread held together. You may want to put your spools of thread into a small project bag so they don’t roll around and get tangled. When switching colors in this pattern you will need to cut the previous color and grab the two thread strands so you have them to knit together with the new color.
Cast On, with CC: 42 sts
Join to work in the round and arrange stitches so there are 14 sts per needle (working with 3 needles)
Worked in moss stitch with CC:
Row 1 & 2: *k1, p1* to end
Row 3 & 4: *p1, k1* to end
Repeat this pattern for 10 rows.
Attach MC and work in stockinette st (knit every row) until the stocking measures 10.5” from cast on edge.
Move 10 sts from first & last needle to an extra needle. Then, move the remaining stitches from the 1st and last needles to the 2nd needle. You will have one needle with 20 stitches and one needle with 22 stitches.
With right side facing attach CC to the right edge of the needle with 20 stitches (this will be your heel).
Every Row: sl1, work in moss stitch to one sts remaining, k1 – work this row 12 times
Sl 1, moss stitch for 10sts, ssk, p1, turn work
sl1, p2, k1, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1, ssk, p1, turn
sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k1, turn
Sl1, [p1, k1] 3 times, ssk, p1, turn
sl1, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, [p1, k1] 4 times, ssk, k1, turn
sl1, [k1, p1] 4times, k1, p2tog, k1, turn
Row 1, with MC: K across heel sts, pick up and knit 9 sts along side of heel, k across top of foot, pick up and knit 9 sts across other side of heel.
Rearrange needles so the heel is split between the 1st and last needles. You will have 15 sts on the first and last needles and 22sts on the 2nd needle.
Row 2: Knit all sts
Row 3: needle 1: k to 2 stitches from end, k2tog, needle 2: k all sts, needle 3: ssk, k to end
Row 4: knit all sts
Work row 3 until there are 40 sts remaining on the needles.
Knit in even stockinette stitch until foot measures 4.5” from change to MC
Rearrange needles again so there are 10sts on 1st and last needle and 20 sts on the 2nd needle.
Row 1: needle 1: knit to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1
needle 2: k1, ssk, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1
needle 3: k1, ssk, k to end
Row 2: k all sts
Work Rows 1 & 2 once more. Cut MC, attach CC and knit one row even
Work Row 1&2 one time with CC
Work Row 1 with CC until there are 8 sts on 2nd needle
Knit across first needle, move these 4 sts to the last needle. You will have 2 needles with 8 sts each.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail and graft the toe closed with kitchener’s stitch.
Weave in ends
Crochet a single crochet strand for the loop for hanging into the top back of the stocking.
You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!