Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Granny Square Stocking Ornament Pattern

I remember learning to make these little ornaments when I was a young girl.  My Grandma Vivian had clipped the pattern from the newspaper and saved it for me.  I have made them many times over the years.  My favorite memory was when my youngest son was in the 1st grade.  I made one for every child in the class and included a pack of gum.  They were a HIT!!!

 I can think of many little items that you could use instead of candy......you could use lip balm, nail polish, match box cars, a few rolled up dollar bills, etc.  You could also make them to decorate place settings at a Christmas Party.  The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!  Not to mention this is a GREAT way to use up those bits of left over yarn.

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**This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B, and link back to this blog http://amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com/  Thanks!! 


SIZE: 4” tall x 2” wide at top

Worsted (medium) weight yarn, small amount of main and contrasting colors
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle
Assorted small gifts for filling

GAUGE: not important

With MC chain 4.
Rnd 1: Working all stitches into 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, [ch 2, 3 dc] 3 times. Ch 2.
Sl st into top of beg ch 4 to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn. (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp. * Sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in sp before next st. * Sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp **, sk 3 dc, 9 trc in next sp. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.  Turn, sl st to corner. Fold granny square in half (see image below). Ch 1, working through both layers, sc evenly down side and across the bottom.  Finish off.

With CC, join yarn at top of seam.
Rnd 1: sc around top opening of stocking.  Sl st to join.
Rnd 2: ch 1, turn.  Working through back loop only, sc around.  Sl st to join.
Rnds 3-4: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. Working through both loops, sc around. Sl st to join.  Finish off. Fold cuff down at Rnd 2.

Be Blessed!!!
Amy B