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Knitted Christmas Stockings

Crafting host and author Vickie Howell is giving you some quick and easy tips on how to knit your own Christmas stockings.
Knitted Christmas Stockings

DIY Knitted Christmas Stockings - Home & Family

Knitting expert Vickie Howell is giving you some easy tips on how to make your stockings.

MATERIALS

Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky (100% Superwash wool; 55 yds.), in colors: (A) 2 balls Aqua Oasis by Vickie Howell, and (B) 1 ball Moontower Mustard by Vickie Howell

https://www.yarn.com/products/valley-yarns-valley-superwash-super-bulky

Size US 13 (9mm) Needles

Large-eyed Tapestry Needle

OPTIONAL: Crochet Hook

FINISHED SIZE

21”/55.5 cm long, excluding hanging loop

GAUGE

10 sts x 12 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

BO = bind off

CO = cast on

LH = left hand

K = knit

k1tbl = knit one stitch, through the back loop so it twists

k2tog = knit two stitches together

P = purl

p1tbl = purl one stitch, through the back loop so it twists

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RH = right hand

sl = slip

ssk = slip one stitch, slip another stitch, knit them together through the back loop.

st(s) = stitch(es)

yb = yarn back

yf = yarn forward

YO = yarn over

DIRECTIONS

Note: This project is worked flat, then seamed up.

Leg:

With A, CO 30 sts.

Rows 1, 3 & 5: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 2, 4 & 6: *p1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Join B.

Row 7: With B, k all sts.

Row 8: P all sts.

Row 9: K1, *sl 1, k3, psso; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 10: P1, *p3, YO,; rep from * to last st, p1.

Note: Carry colors up side.

Row 11: With A, k all sts.

Row 12: P all sts.

Row 13: K3, *sl 1, k3, psso; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 14: P3, *P3, YO; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Repeat Rows 7-17, four times total.

Cut A.

Heel:

The heel is worked with a series of short-rows as follows.

Row 1: With B, k all sts.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

Begin shaping.

Row 3 (RS): K 20, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn. (You’ll leave the rest of the sts unworked.)

Row 4: P9, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 5: K8, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 6: P7, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 7: K6, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 8: P5, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 9: K6, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 10: P7, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 11: K8, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Row 12: P9, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.

Shaping finished.

Row 13: K9, k2tog (closes gap), k to end.

Row 14: P18, p2tog (closes gap), p to end. --28 sts.

Foot:

Join A.

Row 1: With A, k all sts.

Row 2: P all sts.

Row 3: With B, k all sts.

Row 4: P all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-4, four times total.

Cut B.

Toe:

Row 1: With A, k6, ssk, k2tog, k 10, ssk, k2tog, k to end. -- 24 sts.

Row 2: P all sts.

Row 3: K5, ssk, k2tog, k9, ssk, k2tog, k to end. -- 20 sts.

Row 4: P all sts.

Row 5: K4, ssk, k2tog, k9, ssk, k2tog, k to end. -- 16 sts.

Row 6: P all sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a really long tail for seaming. Feed tail through live sts; let fall off of needles and cinch shut.

FINISHING

Using tapestry needle and yarn tail, seam up stocking side.

Make loop:

Using a crochet hook and A, or simply braiding yarn make a 2” loop and attach to top-back of stocking cuff.

Weave in ends.

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