Just in time for the Holiday Season -- Flutterby Christmas Stockings!
I've been thinking about these crochet Christmas stockings for awhile and wanting to share this project with everyone. Below are the assembly instructions or you can get the PDF version of the assembly instructions, too.
Size: 12 inches long x 6 inches wide at shaft, [9 inches wide at toe] (30 x 15 cm)
- 10 Flutterby Coasters
- Flutterby crochet pattern - (sold separately)
- Matching weight yarn for seaming
- Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Using the Flutterby Coaster pattern (not included with these instructions), create the first 10 rows. The pieces used for this stocking do not add the edging.
To add additional details to your stocking design, change to a contrasting yarn color at the end of Row 9 for a color change on Row 10.
Single Crochet Join:
With wrong sides together, insert hook through through both loops on each piece, yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook, finish stitch as single crochet.
(Altered) Bean Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, pull through, repeat from * 1 more time, yarn over, pull through 6 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.
Directions for Assembly
Attach yarn with slip stitch at upper corner of stocking. Assemble squares as shown with single crochet join (see Special Stitches Section for instructions)
Row 1: Attach yarn with slip stitch to upper outside corner (opposite toe), chain 21, turn.
Half double crochet in second chain from hook, continue half double crochet across row, turn. (20 stitches total)
Chain 1, Altered Bean Stitch (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) in first stitch of row, continue bean stitches across row. (10 beans total)
Attach end of row next to starting point to create loop.
Weave in ends.