“MISS KITTY” CHRISTMAS STOCKING
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: approx. 7” wide x 21” long
Lion Brand “Homespun” (6 oz./170 gms., 185 yds./169 meters per skein)
– 1 skein each #394 Golden & #300 Hepplewhite
Yarn Bee “Glitzy Girl” (3.5 oz., 191 yds. per ball)
– 75 yds. Color #914 (black/gold eyelash)
Size I/9 (5.5 mm) & G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hooks
10 gold 12 mm. jingle bells + 1 ½” gold jingle bell
4 yds. 1/8” satin ribbon - burgundy
2 yds. 1/4” satin ribbon - burgundy
1 yd. 1/4” satin ribbon - black
Large-eyed tapestry needle
Gauge: 12 hdc = 4”, 7 rnds hdc = 3.5” with Homespun on size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Pattern Notes: Stocking is worked in rnds from cuff to toe. Hdc & dc rounds are completed with sl st joins and chain-up to begin next round. Sc rnds are worked in continuous spiral on foot & with sl st joins on heel and toe.
Stitches/Terms: beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), loop (lp), remain (rem), single crochet (sc), single crochet two together (sc2tog), slip (sl), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st)
Shell: (Dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc) all in same st.
With gold “Homespun” and size I hook, ch 48, join into ring, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in ea ch around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2 (48 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in back loop only (BLO) of ea hdc around (48 hdc)
Rnds 3-7: Rep Rnd 2 (48 hdc)
Begin body pattern:
(Note: work through both loops of sts from this point on)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next hdc, ch 1, skip next hdc, dc in each of next 2 hdc, ch 1, *skip next hdc, dc in each of next 2 hdc, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3 (16 2-dc groups, 16 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 9: Sl st to first sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, *work 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 2-dc groups, 16 ch-1 sps)
Rnds 10-19: Rep Rnd 9. At end of last rnd, join with sl st and fasten off.
Fold stocking flat with center back (where beginning tail is hanging) facing you (you should see eight 2-dc groups with spaces between). Count 3 sps to right of center back sp, attach gold with sc in that space.
Rnd 1: Ch 16 (for heel opening), skip six 2-dc groups, sc in next sp, sc in the dc only of ea 2-dc group around (skip the sps), join with sl st to first sc (36 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in ea ch and sc around (36 sc). Place thread marker to note beginning of rounds.
Foot (worked in continuous spiral rounds; do not join with sl st at end of ea rnd. Move thread marker up each round to note beginning of rounds.):
Rnds 1-12: Sc in ea sc around (36 sc). At end of Rnd 12, finish last step of last sc by attaching white. Cut gold.
Toe (worked in rounds with sl st join at end of ea rnd):
Rnd 1: With white, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 17 sc, place thread marker (to note side of toe), sc in next 18 sc, place thread marker (to note other side of toe), join with sl st (36 sc)
Rnd 2 (dec rnd): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc across to 3 sc before first marker, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sl marker, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc across to 3 sc before second marker, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sl marker, join with sl st (32 sc)
Rnd 3 (even rnd): Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (32 sc)
Rep Rnds 2 & 3 until 16 sc remain, then decrease every round until 8 sc remain. Cut yarn, leaving 8” tail, gather sts tog and pull to close toe. Weave in tails.
Attach white to center back of stocking at heel opening (on the 2 dc-group edge), ch 1, work 36 sc evenly around opening, join with sl st to beg sc (36 sc). Place thread marker to note each side of heel.
Work heel same as Rnds 2 & 3 of toe until 14 sts remain, then decrease every rnd until 10 sts rem. Cut yarn, gather sts to close opening. Weave in tails.
Decorative Top Edging:
Working on opposite side of beginning chain at top of stocking, join white at center back.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 48 sc evenly around top of stocking, join with sl st to beg sc (48 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 1, skip 2 sc, *in next sc work (dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc)(shell completed), ch 1, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around, ending with ch 1, join with sl st (8 shells)
Rnd 3 (picot rnd): Ch 1, sc in same sc, sl st to first sp of first shell, *ch 3, sl st in same sp, sl st in next sp, rep from * twice, sl st in next 2 sps (yarn is in position in first sp of next shell)**, rep from * to ** around, join with sl st to beg sc (8 shells with 3 picot points on ea shell). Fasten off and weave in tails.
Attach gold at center back seam inside top of stocking. Ch 15, sl st back in joining to create loop, then sl st in ea ch of loop, join to point where yarn was first attached. Fasten off and weave in tails securely.
(Note: it may be helpful to fold stocking along unused loop lines to make it easier to see where to attach the eyelash trim)
With eyelash yarn and size G hook, working in unused loops of hdc on Rnd 1, attach eyelash yarn to center back seam st, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next unused loop, rep from * around, join with sl st. Fasten off. Rep on unused loops of Rnds 3 and 5. Weave in tails.
Block stocking by laying it flat between damp towels. Allow to dry.
Bell & Ribbon Trim:
With 12” lengths of 1/8” ribbon, tie one small jingle bell to center of each shell at top of stocking, and to inside corner point of heel on front and back. Tie the large bell to tip of toe.
Weave three 1-yd. lengths of ¼” (2 burgundy, 1 black) through last hdc rnd below eyelash trim section and tie in a bow on front of stocking.
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