Colour clash stock­ing

Make it easy for Santa to find you with Han­nah Cross’ clash­ing cro­chet stock­ing

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Cro­chet a state­ment place for your pressies, then hang by the fire­side

Christ­mas isn’t com­plete with­out turn­ing your en­tire house into Santa’s grotto, and that in­cludes Christ­mas stock­ings, hung by the chim­ney with care.

Craft­ing your own hand­made stock­ing – or a stock­ing for lit­tlies – is a great way to put a per­sonal spin on tra­di­tion, and this oneof-a-kind ex­am­ple can be used again and again for years to come. Us­ing bright colours, granny stripes in clash­ing hues, and plenty of tex­ture, it’s the Yule­tide project we’ve been pa­tiently wait­ing for.

Never tried cro­chet but fancy giv­ing it a go? This make is def­i­nitely for you. Prac­tise your stitches be­fore you get started fol­low­ing the video tu­to­ri­als at

www.mol­liemakes.com, and just take it sec­tion by sec­tion.

In­struc­tions

The stock­ing is made by join­ing eight flo­ral mo­tifs to make a cuff, then cro­chet­ing the leg and foot of the stock­ing to the cuff. Fi­nally the toe and heel are made, and a top bor­der and hang­ing loop added to fin­ish the piece.

To make the flower mo­tifs, fol­low the pat­tern be­low, but re­fer to the ta­ble on the left for yarn colours. When mak­ing the mo­tifs, weave in the ends as you go. This makes it

eas­ier to see where the stitches go be­hind each set of petals.

Flower mo­tifs (make 8)

Round 1 start with a magic ring, 12htr in ring, ss in 1st st to join, pull ring tight, break yarn and fas­ten off [12 sts]

Round 2 join new colour into any htr, *ch2, ss in next st; rep from * around [12 2ch-sps]

Round 3 ss into 1st 2ch-sp, *(1htr, 1tr, 1htr) in 2ch-sp, ss in next 2chsp; rep from * around, break yarn and fas­ten off [24 sts]

Round 4 join new colour to back of any ss of Round 3 (work­ing be­hind the sts of Round 3), *ch4, ss in back of next ss of Round 3; rep from * around [6 4ch-sps]

Round 5 (1dc, 1htr, 2tr, 1htr, 1dc) in each 4ch-sp around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off [36 sts]

Round 6 join new colour to back of 1st dc of Round 5, *ch4, ss in back of 1st dc of next pe­tal of Round 5; rep from * around [6 4ch-sps]

Round 7 (2htr, 2tr, 1dtr, 2tr, 2htr) in each 4ch-sp around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off [45 sts]

Round 8 join new colour to 1st htr of any pe­tal of Round 7, *ss in BLO of each of next 4sts, FPhtr around next st (the dtr), ss in BLO of each of next 4sts; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off [45 sts]

Round 9 join new colour to back of any dtr of Round 7, *ch3, ss in back of next htr of Round 7, ch3, ss in back of next dtr of Round 7; rep from * around [12 3ch-sps]

Round 10 ss into 1st 3ch-sp, ch2 (does not count as st), *(3tr, ch1, 3tr) in 3ch-sp, (3tr in next 3ch-sp) twice; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join [48tr and 4 1ch-sps]

Round 11 ss across and into 1chsp, ch2 (does not count as st), *(3tr, ch1, 3tr) in 1ch-sp, 3tr in be­tween each set of 3tr on Round 10 up to the next 1ch-sp; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn, fas­ten off and weave in ends [60tr and 4 1ch-sps]

Foot and leg

Worked from the toe up­wards

Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn B, ch61

Round 1 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch along, tak­ing care not to twist, ss in 1st st to form a ring, break yarn and fas­ten off [60 sts]

Round 2 join Yarn C to any st, ch2 (does not count as st), 1tr in each around, ss in 1st st to join

Round 3 ss in be­tween 1st and 2nd st, ch2 (does not count as st), 3tr in same place, *miss 3 sts, 3tr be­fore next st; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off

Round 4 join Yarn A in be­tween any set of 3tr, ch2 (does not count as st), 3tr in be­tween each set of 3tr around, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off

Rounds 5-14 rep Round 4 in the fol­low­ing colour se­quence – Yarn E, Yarn D, Yarn G, Yarn G, Yarn B, Yarn F, Yarn G, Yarn C, Yarn E, Yarn A

Round 15 join Yarn B be­tween any set of 3tr, ch2 (does not count as st), 3tr in be­tween first set of 3tr, ch30, miss 30 sts, 3tr in be­tween each re­main­ing set of 3tr, ss in 1st st to join

Round 16 ss across and into 1st ch of ch30, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 29 sts, 3tr in be­tween each re­main­ing set of 3tr, ss in 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off

Rounds 17-27 rep Round 4 in the fol­low­ing colour se­quence – Yarn D, Yarn F, Yarn C, Yarn E, Yarn E, Yarn G, Yarn A, Yarn A, Yarn D, Yarn C, Yarn F

Lightly block the Flower mo­tifs. With WS fac­ing, join with a ss seam and match­ing yarn to cre­ate a 4 x 2 rec­tan­gle, work­ing in the back loop. When seam­ing, do not count 1ch-sp at cor­ners as a stitch, miss them and, if nec­es­sary, sew them closed once top cuff is seamed to avoid any holes.

Join the two short ends of the

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