12 Crafts of Christmas || Granny Square Stocking

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The next craft in my 12 Crafts of Christmas series is this mini granny square stocking ornament. If you've been following my blog for a while, you are probably already aware of my addiction to granny squares. I absolutely love them! The squares are so easy and can be combined to make just about anything. The stocking ends up being about 7 inches tall, a perfect addition to your Christmas tree! :)



Materials:
- three colors of sport weight yarn (I used Sinfonia's 100% cotton in marino, gris claro, and agua fuerte)
- white DK weight yarn
- size F crochet hook
- scissors

Directions for Squares:
- Begin square either by chaining five and joining with a slip stitch to make a loop or by making a magic loop. (I prefer the magic loop method, it makes your square look much neater in the end.)
- Round One: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc, ch 2, [3 dc, ch2] three times, join with slip stitch in top of first ch 3. You should have 4 shells and 4 corner spaces.
- Round two: Slip st to next corner. Ch 3 [2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same space (corner made).*Ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch 2 corner space. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in top of first ch 3. Bind off.

Assembly:
- Attach squares together into a stocking shape. There are a variety of different methods to join granny square, I prefer this one. You will need to make a front piece and a back piece (opposite of the front), then stitch the two together with right sides facing. Once all of your squares are attached, flip the piece right side out and make sure all of you ends are tucked inside.

Top:
- Attach white yarn to the top of the stocking. Evenly work sc around. It doesn't really matter how many stitches, just make sure it looks even. I ended up with 38 stitches.
- Work 10 rows of sc. Bind off, weave in ends, and fold over.

Hanger:
- Ch 21.
- Row One: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each chain across. Turn.
- Row Two: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.
- Fold hanger in half and sew to inside of stocking. I sewed it on behind the fold of the white section so that the stitches wouldn't show from the outside.





7 comments :

  1. This is fantastic! I have made a lot of things recently with mini granny squares and I love the way they always look! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks Kate! I love the Christmas Granny square blanket on your blog! Granny squares are my favorite :)

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  3. I love this! It's so freakin' cute. Great use of grannys. :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! :)

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  4. Love this stocking! Thank you very much!
    Lee Ann
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  5. There are a variety of different methods to join granny square, I prefer this one. You will need to make a front piece and a back piece

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  6. Ooh, I cannot believe you crafted the whole of it with your bare hands. Even the Top Bench Grinders would agree that what you did was pretty amazing and I'm proud of your accomplishment.

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