Snow­man Stock­ing

Crochet World - - Holiday Home & Hearth - De­sign by Joyce Geisler

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS 13 inches wide at base x 131/2 inches tall MA­TE­RI­ALS • Caron Sim­ply Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (6 oz/315 yds/170g per skein): 1 skein each #9707 dark sage

and #9701 white 1 yd each red, brown, or­ange

and black • Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle GAUGE 8 dc = 2 inches; 4 rows = 2 inches PAT­TERN NOTES Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Last dou­ble cro­chet in row will be worked in top of turn­ing chain. SPE­CIAL STITCH Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in in­di­cated sp. STOCK­ING SIDE OF STOCK­ING Make 2. With dark sage, ch 53. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc) and in each ch across to last ch. 2 dc in last ch, turn. (52 dc)

RowDc in 2: base Ch of 3 turn­ing(see Pat­ternch. Dc Notes).in each turn­ingdc across.ch (see 2 Pat­terndc in top Notes),of turn. (54 dc) Row 3: Ch 3. Dc in base of turn­ing ch. Dc in each dc across, turn. (55 dc) Row 4: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across. Work 2 dc in top of turn­ing ch, turn. (56 dc) Rows 5 & 6: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and each dc across, turn. (56 dc) Row 7: Ch 3. Dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 dc. Dc in each dc, turn. (55 dc) Row 8: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and each dc across. Dc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (54 dc) Rows 9 & 10: Rep rows 7 and 8. (52 dc) Row 11: Ch 3. Dc dec in next 3 sts. Dc in each rem dc, turn. (50 dc)

Row 12: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc. Dc in next 35 dc. Dc dec in next 2 sts, leave rem sts un­worked, turn. (38 dc)

Row 13: Ch 3. Dc dec in next 3 sts. Dc in each dc across, turn. (35 dc)

Row 14: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across, work­ing dc dec in last 3 dc, turn. (33 dc)

Rows 15–29: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across. (33 dc in each row count­ing beg ch-3) Fas­ten off af­ter row 29. Snow­man Head Rnd 1: With white, make a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Pull tight, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc. Fas­ten off. (24 sc) Mid­dle Ball Rnd 1: Rep rnd 1 of Head. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as base of beg ch-3. 2 dc in each dc. Join in top of beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc stop­ping half­way around the cir­cle. Sl st into sc on Head to join Head and Mid­dle Ball tog. Con­tinue with 2 sc in each st around. Join in beg sc, fas­ten off. (48 sc) Bot­tom Ball Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 and 2 of Mid­dle Ball.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp. 2 dc in each dc stop­ping half­way around the cir­cle. Sl st to bot­tom of Mid­dle Ball to join Mid­dle and Bot­tom Balls. Con­tinue work­ing 2 dc in each st around. Join in top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (48 dc) Snow Ball Rep rnd 1 of Head. FIN­ISH­ING Fa­cial Fea­tures See photo of Snow­man for place­ment and ap­prox­i­mate st length.

Eyes & Mouth: Us­ing black yarn, make eyes and mouth us­ing short straight stitches (see il­lus­tra­tion). Straight Stitch Nose: Us­ing or­ange yarn, make a short straight stitch for the nose, go­ing over it twice to give it a lit­tle depth. But­tons: Us­ing black yarn, em­broi­der 3 French knots (see il­lus

tra­tion) on each of Mid­dle Ball and Bot­tom Ball.

French Knot

Scarf: Us­ing red, leav­ing about 11/2-inch tail, ch 25, fas­ten off leav­ing about 11/2-inch tail. Cut 1 piece of yarn 3 inches long. Us­ing the cro­chet hook, pull it half­way through the last ch of the scarf end. Tie a knot over end of scarf and fringe piece to make 3 pieces of fringe. Rep for op­po­site end of scarf. Tie scarf around neck of Snow­man. Snow Chain: Em­broi­der a wavy line of chain stitches (see il­lus­tra­tion) across the bot­tom over rows 2–4 of the Stock­ing from right side to left side as de­sired or as shown on the Stock­ing. ASSEM­BLY With white, whip­stitch (see il­lus

tra­tion) Snow­man to the Stock­ing plac­ing it above the cro­chet chain stitches. At­tach the Snow­ball with a whip­stitch plac­ing it above the cro­chet chain stitches as de­sired.

Whip­stitch

Arms: With brown, pull up from back to front to the up­per side of the Mid­dle Ball. About 1 inch out from the Mid­dle Ball go back through the Stock­ing. Pull up about 1/4 inch from where the end of the arm is and go back down at the end of the arm to make “fin­gers”. Make 2 more fin­gers the same way. Rep for op­po­site arm.

Snowflakes: With white, make sim­ple straight stitch snowflakes by pulling up ran­domly through the Stock­ing and push­ing nee­dle down about 1/2 inch from where in­serted. Rep pulling thread up and off to the side mid­dle of first stitch cross­ing over the first stitch and in­sert­ing back down on op­po­site side of beg st. Do the same in an “x” pat­tern across the first two stitches. Snowflakes can con­tinue to be added with­out fas­ten­ing off un­til more thread is needed. Place as many flakes on the Stock­ing sides as de­sired stay­ing down from the top of the Stock­ing about 3 inches where the cuff will lay when added. Length of the stitches in the snowflakes isn’t im­por­tant, make de­sired size. Join­ing Stock­ing: Hold wrong sides of Stock­ing to­gether. Join dark sage with a sl st in the top of the Stock­ing at the front left top. Ch 1, sc through both lay­ers of the Stock­ing evenly down the side across the bot­tom and back up to the top. Ch 10, sl st back into the top of the Stock­ing at the base of the ch-10 to form a lp to hang. Fas­ten off. Weave in loose ends se­curely to keep lp from pulling loose when hang­ing. Cuff With front side of Stock­ing fac­ing, join white in first dou­ble cro­chet to the left of the hang­ing loop of Stock­ing in back side piece.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st. [Ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc] around top of Stock­ing. Fold the hang­ing loop in­side while work­ing on the cuff to keep it out of the way un­til the cuff is com­plete and folded down over the top of the Stock­ing. Hanger will pop back up then and be on the in­side of the Stock­ing. Join in beg sc. (34 ch-1 sps) Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp. Shell (see Spe­cial Stitch) in next ch-1 sp. Sc in next ch-1 sp. *Shell in next ch-1 sp. Sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join in beg sc. (17 shells) Rnds 3–5: Sl st in ch-1 sp of first shell. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of same shell. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of each shell around. Join in top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off af­ter rnd 5. Block.

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