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Holiday Craft

There is nothing like making your own stocking just in time for the holidays! This simple pattern can help you make your very own. Directions are listed below:

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MEASUREMENT: Approx 13 ins [33 cm] long from cuff to heel.

MATERIALS: Bernat® Happy Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz; 219 m/240 yds)
MC: 31706 Evergreen Glitter 2 balls
A: 31005 Silver Sparkle 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE: 13 sc and 15 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]

INSTRUCTIONS: Cuff: With A, ch 11. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 10 sc. Turn. 2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until cuff measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off. Sew side seam.
(RS). Join MC with sl st at side seam. Work 46 sc evenly around Cuff. Join. Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep last rnd for 11½ ins [29 cm]. Fasten off.
Heel: (RS). Join A with sl st to first sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as sl st and each of next 22 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape heel: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 9 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 10 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 11 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 12 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 13 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Turn.
7th and 8th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 14 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 15 sts. Break A. Joining rnd: (RS). Join MC with sl st at left side of Heel Base. Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 23 sc of instep. Place marker. Work 7 sc up right side of Heel, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc across top of Heel and 7 sc down left side of Heel. Join. 52 sc in total. Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to marker. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Join. Rep last rnd until 44 sts rem.
Work even in sc for 5½ ins [14 cm] from joining rnd. Join A at end of last rnd. Break MC.
Shape toe: 1st rnd: With A, (Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Sc2tog) 4 times. Join. 2nd rnd: (Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Sc2tog) 4 times. Join.
Cont in same manner, dec 4 sts on every rnd until 12 sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely. Fold cuff to RS.
Loop: With MC, ch 25. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of ch. Fasten off. Fold in half and sew in position.