Monday, December 13, 2010

His and Hers Cozy Country Stockings Crochet Pattern


HIS AND HERS COZY COUNTRY STOCKINGS
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When I first designed this stocking it was only the "hers" version and was made using one of those fuzzy yarns which is no longer made.  I came across this the other day and thought...you know....I have this stash of worsted weight cotton that would probably just work.  So I went to work....as I finished "hers" I realized that it would look really cute with a "his" version to match.  I made both of these stockings in one evening so they work up fairly quickly.  And they are the perfect size to use as a small gift bag (I'm thinking gifts from the kitchen)!!  Use any kind of yarn you like...I've made one using size 10 cotton and size 7 hook (pic below) and got a 2nd place ribbon on it in the county fair.  Please let me know if you find any errors in this pattern and I will do my best to answer any questions or get it changed as soon as possible.  Happy Stitching!!!

SIZE: approx 12” excluding loop

MATERIALS:  size H crochet hook, approx. 2 oz red worsted weight cotton yarn, small amount of ecru worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn), yarn needle. 

SPECIAL STITCHES: Popcorn:  5 dc in next st, drop loop from hook, insert hook through top of first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BODY: with red (do not turn at the end of each round)
Rnd 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Sl st in top of beg ch 4 to join. 
Rnd 2:  Ch 1, hdc in first st, [2 hdc in next st *, hdc in next st] around ending at *.  Sl st in top of first hdc to join.  (18 hdc)
Rnd 3:  Repeat Rnd 2.  (27 hdc)
Rnd 4:  Ch 1, hdc in first st and in each st around.  Sl st in top of first hdc to join. 
Rnd 5-13:   Repeat Rnd 4.
Turn heel begins (if you are making HIS stocking change to ecru now)
Row 14:  Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, ch 1, turn. 
Row 15:  Sc in first 4 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn. 
Row 16:  Sc in first 6 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn. 
Row 17:  Sc in first 8 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn. 
Row 18:  Sc in first 10 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn. 
Row 19:  Sc in first 12 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn. 
Row 20:  Sc in first 14 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 21:  Sc in first 16 sts, sc in next st of row 13, sl st in next st.  Cut yarn and weave loose end securely. 
With right side of stocking facing, count 10 sts to the left of last st on row 21.  Join yarn with sl st.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first hdc to join (27 sts).  DO NOT TURN.
Rnd 23-38:  Rep Rnd 22.
Rnd 39:  Ch 1, hdc in each st. around.  Sl st in top of first hdc.  Finish off.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUFF:  With right side of stocking facing join ecru yarn with sl st in the front loop of 10th st to left of Rnd 39 join. 

HIS CUFF: 
Rnd 40:  Ch 1, sc in front loops of each st around.  Sl st in top of first sc to join.
Rnd 41:  Ch 1, turn.  Hdc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first hdc to join.
Rnd 42-45: DO NOT TURN.  Ch 1, hdc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first hdc to join.
Rnd 46:  Ch 1, reverse sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first reverse sc to join.  Finish off.

HER CUFF: 
Rnd 40:  Ch 1, sc in front loops of each st around.  Sl st in top of first sc to join.
Rnd 41:  Ch 1 turn, hdc in each st around.  Sl st  in top of first hdc to join. 
Rnd 42:  Ch 3, dc in next st, [popcorn *, dc in next 2 sts] around ending at *.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 43:  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first sc to join. 
Rnd 44:  Ch 3, [popcorn *, dc in next 2 sts] around ending at *, dc in last st.  sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 45:  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first sc to join.
Rnd 46:  Ch 1, reverse sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of first reverse sc to join.  Finish off.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOOP:  With ecru, leaving a 4” end, ch 16.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Cut, leaving a 4” end, tie off.  Pull 4” ends through the opposite end of the chain, be careful to pull ends through different loops.  With 4” ends, tie loop to top of Rnd 39.  Weave ends on underside of cuff securely.