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Trio of Christmas Stockings

December 20, 2016 3 comments

Here is my trio of Christmas stockings I crocheted for the grand kids. I crocheted each one in their favorite colors and added bells to the girls’ stockings. The red one is for my 1 year old grandson so I did not put the bell on his for safety reasons.

I crocheted these stockings to 7 inches long and about 4 inches wide. I used a variation of this stocking pattern and just crocheted even on 29 stitches at the toe. I crocheted the heel and upper portion just keeping in the pattern shape with the additional stitches. I have crocheted this mini Christmas stocking so many times I can practically do it with my eyes closed. So it was easy to adapt to a bigger size. Just more stitches and more rows.[…]

Christmas in July Mini Stockings

July 30, 2016 1 comment

It was Christmas in July for me this month. I have been working on crocheted mini Christmas stockings for the Warmth for Warriors 2016 Stocking Drive. July marked my start of crocheting the little socks for the organization that collects the stockings and fills them with small gifts such as chapstick, shampoo, lotions, or other small toiletry and gives them to our troops at Christmas.

It is always fun to crochet these cute little stockings for the troops. It is a wonderful way to use up scraps of yarn as you only need little bits of yarn to do the toes and heels and add contrast to the stockings.

Here are more of the 6 inch stockings that I crocheted this month. As you can see[…]

Crocheted Mini Scalloped Christmas Stockings

December 3, 2013 No comments yet

Here are several more crocheted mini Christmas stockings I made for the Warmth for Warriors drive. These stockings feature a scalloped top edging.

The socks were crocheted using this Christmas stocking pattern which I just modified a bit. The edging was then added to the top of the sock by crocheting a scalloped edging and a hanging loop. The first two I used a lightweight yarn for the scalloped edge so I only worked 4 DC between 1 skipped stitch. The pattern is as follows:

Attach lightweight yarn at back heel edge of sock with a single crochet (SC) […]

Recycled Denim Christmas Stockings

July 7, 2013 8 comments

It’s Christmas in July for me as I’m working on mini Christmas stockings. The Warmth for Warriors organization needs 2000 mini Christmas stockings for the troops. They have just kicked off their 2013 Christmas Stocking Drive. The socks need to be around 6 inches long and will be filled with a small bar of soap, shampoo, body wash or similar item and given to the troops as a little Christmas gift. The socks can be sewn, knitted or crocheted and do need to be all handmade.

These recycled denim Christmas socks were all sewn on my Singer treadle sewing machine. It was fun to use the treadle to sew the denim sock shells. Once sewn, I just turn the socks so the right sides are showing and fold under the top to the inside. I then crochet a top […]

Mini Christmas Socks

December 19, 2011 1 comment

Merry Christmas! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with recycled crafting. Here is my latest using this ever so cute little Christmas sock pattern. I used a “H” (5 mm) crochet hook and worked the pattern using 8 recycled newspaper plastic bags and one large green retail bag for the trim. The pattern doesn’t state if you should join each round or just work in the round. I single crocheted in the round without joining except for the final round of each color. On the final round of each color, I did join with a slip stitch to keep each color edge smooth. My finished plarn mini stocking is 6 inches long.

Here is the same pattern crocheted with some ww Christmas yarn.

I made my yarn stocking a bit bigger than the pattern called for by adding a few additional stitches and rows. This 2nd stocking is about 7-1/2″ long. So whether your working with plarn (plastic bag yarn) or regular worst yarn, this pattern is super fast and easy. Enjoy![…]


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