Christmas Stockings

Recently, I was asked if I could make a couple of large stockings with names on.

This was quite a daunting task initially as I usually stick to small items, but I thought, why not and decided to have a go. I adapted the tiny stocking pattern, using super chunky yarn and 6mm needles, and then scaling up the number of stitches. My first attempt was far too big and took forever! So I scaled things down a bit. Then I decided it would be nice if the stocking had a turnover at the top, which would be ideal for adding the childs name. This meant increasing the length of the ‘leg’ still further. I finally added a crochet hanging loop and embroidered the names – a first for me doing lowercase letters!

Personalised Stocking

Personalised Stocking Tops

I was asked to make them in black with names in silver.

I’m going to add these to my Christmas range, however, they will be made to order and I will not carry any stock. They will be £15 each and made to your own colour specification. I’d love to know what you think of them. Please leave me a comment on here or on the facebook page.

Happy Crafting