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Cross Mini Christmas Stockings

December 19, 2022 No comments yet

Here are some new mini Christmas stockings I crocheted using the waistcoat stitch. This stitch is very challenging for me and hard on my hands. So I have found that if I just work the waistcoat stitching on the chart area, it is much easier. So here are some Christmas stockings I designed where I added crosses and other images to the stocking front.

Here is my free waistcoat stocking pattern. This pattern is the bases for my cross stockings but I only work the waistcoat stitches on the front of the stocking for the cross. The rest of the stocking is worked in regular single crochet (SC) stitches. When you switch from waistcoat to SC, it does create a gap so you have to adjust your stitches by skipping a stitch here and there. It is better to do it on the side of the stocking to hide the change over.

Here are some other 6 inch mini Christmas stockings I crocheted. These are all for the Warmth for Warriors stocking drive.

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 11, 2022 No comments yet

I just love crocheting towel toppers. I crocheted these using several Christmas towels that I either got at the dollar store or on clearance last year.

This Christmas gift idea is quick to crochet and people seem to just love them. I added jingle bells for the closure on a few of them. It just adds to the holiday theme and it’s fun to hear the bells jingle.

These towels use this free crocheted pointed towel topper pattern.

Next I used this polka dot towel to add a blue cotton towel topper to it.

Below is a close-up of the crocheted towel topper.

Vintage Peacock Green Stockings

September 3, 2022 No comments yet

I enjoy using old vintage yarn in unique colors. These stockings were crocheted using a throwback color from Red Heart Classic yarns in colorway Peacock Green. The crochet pattern used is my BLO Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern and is a free pattern.

These mini 6-inch stockings are for the 2022 Warmth for Warriors stocking drive for our troops. The stockings are filled with little goodies and given at Christmas to our troops. If you’d like to help and see another photo, please click continue

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2022 No comments yet

It’s July 4th today so I am sending everyone best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday. We are doing another Christmas in July this month at the group Good Things Together over at Ravelry. We are promoting the annual Christmas stockings for our soldiers through Warmth for Warriors.

Each year thousands of little stockings are made and filled with goodies for our troops. These little gifts are just a small way we can bring some Christmas spirit to our troops serving during the holidays.


Here is my special little 6 inch red, white, and blue patrotic stocking in honor of our Nation’s birthday today. This pattern is free as well and many others found here,

2022 Christmas Stocking Drive

March 13, 2022 No comments yet

I am kicking off my first post for the 2022 mini Christmas stocking drive for Warmth for Warriors. Warmth for Warriors (W4W) organization is again requesting help to crochet, knit, or sew mini Christmas stockings for the troops. Stockings should be 6 inches long and any pattern style or color is accepted. Stockings that are a little smaller or larger are okay too.

The miniature stockings will be filled at W4W Headquarters with soaps, toiletries, and candies for overseas to our troops as a little Christmas gifts. The little stockings filled with goodies are a wonderful way to say thank you to our troops and give them a little Christmas cheer during the holidays.

These stockings were all crocheted using my free BLO mini Christmas stocking pattern.

Last year the W4W Christmas stocking drive received 4072 in stockings! We are hoping at least to reach the mark again or better in 2022. Below is my first full batch of stockings for the 2022 drive.

If you are interested in helping with our drive this year, please come join us over at

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 8, 2021 No comments yet

I hope you enjoy seeing and reading about crocheted towel toppers as much as I love crocheting them. Here are a few more towel toppers I completed for Christmas gifts.


This poinsettia towel is a Dollar store special and looks so pretty with a red crocheted towel topper. A jingle bell is added for the button closure.

Here is a close up of the crocheted topper. Here is the link to the free towel topper pattern.

Next is another one of my free double layered towel topper patterns.

Holiday Towel Topper

November 6, 2021 No comments yet

I picked up this pretty holiday towel at Family Dollar for just $2 dollars. It’s a nice thick towel that was just calling to me for a Christmas towel topper.

I crocheted this towel topper using the waffle towel topper pattern. I had some light weight misc yarn that was just the right shade of red. As the yarn was thin, I held two strands together to crochet the topper.

This towel topper is double-layered and requires no cutting or sewing to start the project. You simply fold over the towel and begin the towel topper along the top edge of the towel. I love these towels as they are sturdy kitchen towels and make for a lovely Christmas gift.

Here is a closeup of the crocheted towel topper which features a jingle bell for the button closure.

Christmas Stockings in July

July 31, 2021 1 comment

Just wrapping up my Christmas in July stockings for Warmth for Warriors. Here is the group of stockings I have crocheted. These are all about 6 inches long and will be filled with little goodies for the troops for Christmas.

We will continue to make stockings for Warmth for Warriors until November. So if you’d like to help us out, come visit our Warmth for Warriors group here. We also make hats for our troops all year long and would love to have more help.

A special thank you to all the people who joined in our Christmas in July event at Good Things Together. We had a fun and successful event in support of our troops.

Congratulations to Lisi aka KnitnArnd who won

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2020 No comments yet

Well it’s that time again and just wanted to send out warm wishes for a very happy holiday to all.

This is one of my past recycled Christmas card ornaments. You can find the tutorial and details here should you want to recycle some of your Christmas cards this year.

Below is my final batch of mini Christmas stockings for 2020. These 6 inch Christmas stockings will go towards next year’s stocking drive for the Warmth for Warriors organization.

You can find the free crochet pattern for the cuffed mini Christmas stockings


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