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Make a MANDALA Stocking for Christmas This Year!

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We all know and love the Lion Brand MANDALA yarns. I recently had a reader ask me to put together more designs using this yarn and here is one of my favorites!

Christmas is such a fun, cheerful time of year. It’s a time of year for makers to try out new designs and display their proudly finished handmade creations. Why not show off those pieces above the mantle, staircase or wherever you choose to place your stockings.

Because there is a wide variety of MANDALA yarn cakes, it would be easy to find a colorway everyone can enjoy!

The instructions for this pattern are simple. You will find yourself making a few in one day!

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MATERIALS:

1 MANDALA Yarn Cake

5.5MM hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

 

CROCHET TERMS:

HDC (half double crochet)

SC (single crochet)

SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together)

CH (chain)

 

PATTERN NOTES:

The pattern is written in US terms.

When using a MANDALA cake you can almost make 2 stockings from 1 cake. This can all change depending on your tension. The gauge for this particular stocking is:

4 stitches X 2 rows = 1 square inch

 

PATTERN:

(top of sock)

CH 43

R1 – In the 2nd CH from the hook place a HDC. Continue with a HDC all the way across. CH 2. Turn.

R2 – (chain 2 counts as first HDC) HDC in the BACK LOOP of each stitch all the way across. CH 2. Turn.

Continue repeating row 2 until your panel is appr. 10 inches in length.

Tie Off.

 

(create the heel section)

With right sides facing together, skip first 32 sts of
last row, join hot pink yarn in next st; ch 1, sc in same st and in next
9 sts, bring other side of stocking around and sc in first 11
sts; turn – 21 sts.

Shape Heel
Work short rows as follows:
R1 –  Ch 1, sc in first 14 sc; turn.
R2 –  Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc; turn.
R3 –  Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, sc in next st of long row
below; turn. – 8 sc.
R4 –  Ch 1, sc in first 8 sc, sc in next st of long row
below; turn – 9 sc.

Continue in this manner until all 21 heel sts are worked. Tie off.

 

(middle foot section)

Take your heel and fold it and the rest of the sock as though it were seamed. Find the middle stitch on the heel and add your main color back on. CH 2.

From here we will work in the round.

You are going to create a “base” round of SC all the way around coming back to your CH 1 and connecting with a SL ST. Make sure you have an even number of SCs so you can continue with the moss stitch pattern like we did at the top section of the sock.

***BE AWARE***when you get to the section where you need to connect the edge of your heel to the stocking part, be sure to skip 2 stitches. You do this because you want your heel to come around just like on a regular sock you would wear yourself.

Rnd 1 – CH 2. HDC in the BACK LOOP all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH 2. Turn

Rnd 2 – (chain 2 counts as first HDC) HDC in the back loop of every stitch. SL ST to the top pf the CH 2. Turn.

Rnd 3 – 16: repeat row 2.

 

(toe section)

CH 1.

R1 – 2: (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC in every stitch all the way around. SL ST to CH 1.

R3 – (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC in the next 3 sts. *SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together). SC in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH 1.

R4 – (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH1.

R5 – (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC in the next 2 sts. *SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together). SC in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH 1.

R6 – 7: (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH1.

R8 – (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC in the next st. *SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together). SC in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH 1.

R9  – : (ch 1 counts as first SC). SC all the way around. SL ST to the top of the CH1.

R10 – CH1, SC2tog all the way around.

***from here you can determine if you want to do another SC round or do another SC2TOG round. It’s up to you!

Tie off.

SEAM

At this point, you are ready to start seaming everything closed and weaving in the ends. I recommend flipping the stocking inside out and doing the seaming. This will allow the outside to look very clean and crisp!

 

OPTIONAL HANGING RING

If you decide you want to add a ring for hanging, you can crochet 5 SC on the top corner where it would hang. Then, you will CH 9. Then SL ST to the sock and you have created a loop for hanging your stocking!

 

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