BABY’S FIRST STOCK­ING

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Michele Wil­cox

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

7 inches at widest x 9 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Pre­mier Yarns Ever Soft medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 3 oz/ 158 yds/ 85g per ball): 1 ball each # 70- 35 off- white, # 70- 20 dark teal and # 70- 23 clover • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle

GAUGE

9 sc = 2 inches; 10 rows = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

(Sc, ch 3, sc) in in­di­cated st.

STOCK­ING

Beg at bot­tom edge of stock­ing, with of­fwhite, ch 43.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 19 chs, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in rem 20 chs, ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in 20 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (48 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (52 sc) Row 5: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (56 sc) Row 7: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (60 sc)

A sweet and sim­ple stock­ing per­fect for Baby’s first Christ­mas.

Rows 9–15: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 16: Sc dec (see Stitch Guide) over first 2 sc, sc in next 26 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in next 26 sc, sc dec over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (56 sc)

Row 17: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 18: Sc in 26 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in 26 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Sc in 25 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in 25 sc, ch 1, turn. (52 sc)

Row 20: Sc in 24 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in 24 sc, ch 1, turn. (50 sc)

Row 21: Sc in 20 sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, sk next 6 sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, sc in 20 sc, ch 1, turn. (42 sc)

Row 22: Sc in 19 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in 19 sc, ch 1, turn. (40 sc)

Row 23: Sc in 18 sc, (sc dec over next 2 sc) 2 times, sc in 18 sc, ch 1, turn. (38 sc) Rows 24– 44: Sc in each sc across, change color (see Stitch Guide) in last st to teal, ch 1, turn.

Row 45: 2 sc in next sc, sc in 17 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in 17 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (42 sc)

Row 46: Work­ing in front lps (see Stitch Guide), 2 sc in next sc, sc in 19 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in 19 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (46 sc)

Row 47: Sc in first sc, *ch 5, sk 4 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across end­ing sc in last sc, turn. (9 ch-5 arches)

Row 48: * Ch 5, pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitch) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 arch, rep from * across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (9 pi­cots, 9 ch-5 arches)

Row 49: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, pi­cot in 3rd ch of next ch-5 arch, rep from * across, turn. (9 pi­cots)

Row 50: Rep row 48, end off.

Top Edge & Hanger

Work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide), join (see Pat­tern Notes) teal in first st of row 46, *ch 2, sk next st, sl st next st, rep from * across, ch 15, join in same st, end off.

Flower

Make 3. With clover, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, do not join. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: * Sl st in next sc, ch 2, rep from * around, join and end off, leav­ing long tail of yarn for sewing.

FIN­ISH­ING

Sew Flow­ers in place as shown. Sew open­ing closed at top of toe sec­tion. With RS tog, sew back and bot­tom seams. Sew lace ends tog. Turn RS out.

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