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Christmas Plarn Stocking Pattern

Posted on December 3, 2009

Plarn Christmas Stocking
Here is the long awaited Christmas stocking made from recycled plastic bags or plarn. People have been asking for a Christmas stocking pattern to crochet using recycled plastic bags for the last several Christmas seasons. So I finally tackled the project and finished up the eco-friendly stocking as shown in the picture.

Below you will find the free crochet pattern for my recycled Christmas stocking. I hope you enjoy the pattern and Merry Christmas!



Free Christmas Plarn Stocking Pattern

Materials needed:
One ball of plastic bag yarn aka Plarn
Approx. 25-30 plastic grocery bags
1 oz. of scrap red yarn

Hooks:
N (9 mm) U.S. size metal hook for stocking
H (5 mm) U.S. size crochet hook for trim

Description: Plastic Bag Plarn Christmas Stocking
Stocking measures 7 inches wide and 18 inches long with a 2 inch hanging loop

Directions:
Rnd 1
With plastic bag yarn (plarn) Ch 39, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Rnd 2
Ch 2, work Hdc in each st around to beg Ch 1. Join with Sl St to beg Ch 1.

Rnd 3 – 23
Hdc in each st around, do NOT join but just continue working Hdc around which creates a seamless stocking until stocking measures 10 inches long. FO.

Heel
Row 1
Holding plarn and red yarn together, attach with Sl St into the stocking, Ch 1, Hdc in ea of the following 11 sts. (12 sts with Ch 1 counting as first st.)

Row 2
Ch 1, turn, Hdc in ea st across. (12 sts)

Row 3 – 7
Ch 1, turn, work one Hdc dec over the next 2 Hdc sts, then Hdc in ea st down to the last 2 sts of row. Work one Hdc dec over the last 2 sts. (Hdc decrease is done by working just one Hdc over two sts.)

Repeat until just 4 sts remain.

Row 8
Ch 1, turn, Hdc in ea st. (4 sts with Ch 1)

Row 9
Ch 1, turn, work 2 Hdc in 1st st, Hdc in ea st down to last st. Work 2 Hdc in last st.

Repeat Row 9 until you have 12 sts again.

Next Row
Ch 1, turn, Hdc in ea st. Drop red yarn now and FO.
Draw up heel so your ends are together and joints match for heel. (See photo and click to supersize it for closeup)
Plarn Christmas Stocking Closeup

Foot
Rnd 1
Using just plarn and with RS facing, attach at corner of heel where the two ends meet.(See photo above.) Hdc in ea st of heel, around stocking leg and around other side’s heel. Ending back at beginning heel corner.
Continue working in rnds on foot without joining.

Rnd 2
Work one Hdc dec over the next 2 Hdc sts, then work one more Hdc dec over the next 2 sts again. (2 decs made). Then Hdc in ea st down to the last four sts of rnd, work one Hdc dec over the next 2 Hdc sts, then work one more Hdc dec over the next 2 sts again.

Row 3
Hdc in ea st around foot until it measures 5 inches long. End at bottom where heel side is and then Sl St in next st for a smooth edge finish.

Tip: If necessary add a st(s) at heel where it attaches to stocking to help with the shape of your stocking. I had to add one st at Row 5 at heel where it attached to stocking to help with the shaping. Remember crafting with recycled materials is always a work in progress so adjust your stitches as needed to create your unique item.

As stated above, repeat Row 3 until you have 5″ long foot.

Toe
Add red yarn to where the plarn is still attached from the end of your foot. Work one Hdc dec over the next 2 Hdc sts, Hdc in ea st around to other side edge. Work one Hdc dec over the next 2 Hdc sts to match decrease from the other side, then Hdc in ea remaining st of rnd.

Next Rnds
Work 3 Dec’s evenly around each round until only 8 sts are left. Leave long yarn tail for closing the end of the toe. Weave or Sl St close the toe. FO.
Using red yarn and smaller H hook, stitch closed the heel joints.

Trim and Loop Holder
At upper left edge, attach red yarn, Sc around evenly around top edge of stocking and join with Sl St to beg. Ch 18 and join back into same st as the base of Ch 18 for loop holder. Weave under ends around loop base to secure loop holder to stocking. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2009-2010

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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15 Responses to “Christmas Plarn Stocking Pattern”

  1. Stephanie Appleton
    Dec 03, 2009

    Too cute!


  2. Tara @ Eco Living Tips
    Dec 03, 2009

    Very cute! You need to be selling these on Etsy!


  3. Oh that is sooo neat! Great job Cindy 🙂
    .-= Rachel @ Crochet Spot´s last blog ..Crochet Pattern: The Yuet Shawl =-.


  4. Craft Passion
    Dec 04, 2009

    Cool!!! Thanks for the pattern. Will try out with my recycle T-shirt yarn instead 🙂
    .-= Craft Passion´s last blog ..Sewing Tutorial: Kanzashi Christmas Tree =-.


  5. Marie
    Dec 05, 2009

    Wow! I’m inspired to dig out my hooks and give this a try. thanks for sharing this – Happy Holidays!


  6. Le-Chat
    Dec 06, 2009

    I’ve been wanting to make one in t-yarn for a long time! I’ll work it out my own way but this will be a great help. Thanks!
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..My Seventies Bathroom =-.


  7. vicki
    Dec 06, 2009

    This is such a cute recycle idea! I’m linking to you here..http://knittingdragonflies.blogspot.com/2009/12/this-and-thatrecycle-it.html
    Great blog!
    Vicki
    .-= vicki´s last blog ..This and That….recycle it.. =-.


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  10. Rina
    Dec 08, 2009

    Thanks for submitting to the MIFS carnival!! LOVE this!!!


  11. missunderstanding
    Dec 11, 2009

    Hello! Great pattern! I wrote about it on Ecoblog, Italian environmental website:
    http://www.ecoblog.it/post/9465/decorazioni-natale-2009-la-calza-fatta-con-i-sacchetti-di-plastica

    Thk u!


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    Dec 11, 2009

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  13. ladycrochat
    Dec 17, 2009

    Wow! That is really GREAT!


  14. Karma
    Jan 09, 2012

    I never heard of plarn before now. Great stuff. I will be trying some of these. LOVE the Christmas stocking & bag!!


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