I hope you have been enjoying the series of Christmas stockings this year! Today I am sharing with you a Princess inspired stocking.
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Belle was always my favorite princess growing up and with three daughters in the house, I wanted to create something easy so each daughter could get the princess they loved the most!
As you will be able to see, this stocking is easily customizable for whichever princess you want to create. Simply stick with the color theme unique to your princess of choice and you shouldn’t have any problems!
2 skeins of red heart LOVE yarn (main color)
Scrap Yarn to create the rose (contrasting color)
5.5 MM hook
US Crochet Terms
This is easy to customize for whichever princess character you desire. Simply change the colors to match your princess and everything will work out perfectly!
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
DC (double crochet)
TRC (treble crochet)
(top of the sock)
R1 – in the 2nd CH from the hook place a SC. SC all the way across. CH 1. Turn
R2 – SC into the back loop of the CH 1 space. SC into the front loop of the next stitch. * SC into the back loop of the next stitch. SC into the front loop of the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until your panel measures approximately 10 inches. Tie Off.
(heel of the sock)
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.
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.
Repeat row 2 of the top section for a total of 15 rounds. Be sure you SL ST to the top of the CH 1 and CH 1 to start a new round.
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!
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!
BOW & ROSE DETAIL
***The bow panel will be sewn onto the outside of the stocking.
r1- HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Place a HDC into every stitch across. CH 1. Turn.
r2 – 10: (chain 1 counts as first SC) SC in each stitch all the way across. Tie Off.
Taking a piece of yarn, pinch the panel and tie the yarn around the center so as to create a bow look. Tie it very tight a few times, knot and then cut the string. Take both ends and sew them to the sides of the sock.
R1 – SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC into the next stitch. ***this is the petal section of the rose. You will work the following repeat all the way across*** HDC/DC/TRC/DC/HDC/SC/SC/SC
Once you have you completed the chain you will wind or roll up the chain to begin creating the flower. You will start at the center and begin sewing it together. After it’s sewn together you will tie off your tails. At the center of the bow, you will tie or sew the rose onto the center. Tie off. Weave in your ends.
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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