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Saturday
Dec132014

New FREE Pattern: Holiday Crochet Stocking


Made for my second cousin (Logan's) first Christmas season, this stocking is made with 3 colors of Red Heart With Love yarn (one ball each of 3 colors) in super easy single crochet and double crochet stripe pattern. It took me about 5 hours to make one. With a little forethought, you could decorate your entire mantle with homemade crochet stockings! These 3 balls of yarn can make more than one stocking. 

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Stocking

Materials:

(1) ball each of Red Heart With Love Yarn; 100% acrylic; 256yds(234m) per 5oz (141g)
Color A: White #4600
Color B: Wine #4608
Color C: Dark Leaf #9523
H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
(2) split ring stitch markers
Yarn needle

Gauge: 3.5sts/1" in double crochet

Finished size: 6" wide x 19" long

Special stitch instructions: 

Picot:ch3, slst to 3rd ch from hook.

Abbreviations:

ch (chain); sc (single crochet); dc (double crochet); sc2tog (single crochet 2 sts together); slst (slip stitch)

Instructions: 

Cuff: 

Round 1: With color A (white), Ch6, slst to 6th ch from hook to form ring (this is the hook you will hang the stocking from when it is finished. Ch44, slst to join in ring being careful to not twist, ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 44 sts

Round 2: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st. 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 45 sts

Rounds 3 - 4: ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 45 sts

Round 5: ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in next st, ch3, slst to 3rd ch (picot made), 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, *picot, 1dc in ea of next 2 sts, picot, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, picot. Rep from * around. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. Fasten off.

Leg:

Round 1: With color A (white), working in free loops of beginning ch, slst to join in first ch, ch1, sc in ea st around. -- 44 scs

Round 2: With color B (wine), ch3 (counts as dc), work 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 44 dcs

Round 3: With color A (white), ch1, sc in ea st around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 44 scs

Round 4: With color C (dark leaf), ch3 (counts as dc, work 1dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join -- 44 dcs

Round 5: With color A (white), ch1, sc in ea st around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 44 scs

Rounds 6 - 48: Rep rounds 2 - 5 until stocking is approx 9.5" long (ending on a red or green round).

Separating for heel:

Round 49: with color A (white), ch1, sc in ea of next 11 sts, ch22, skip 22 sts, sc in ea of next 11 sts, slst to first st at beg of round to join. 

Rep rounds 2 - 5 until foot measures approx 6" from heel, ending on a red or green round.

Toe: 

Round 1: with white, *sc2tog, 1sc in ea of next 2 sts. Rep from * around, do not join. Remainder of toe worked in spiral. -- 33 sts

Round 2: sc in ea st around.

Round 3: *sc2tog, 1sc in next st. -- 22 sts

Round 4: sc in ea st around

Round 5: *sc2tog, 1sc in next st. Rep from * around, sc in last st. -- 15 sts

Round 6: sc in ea st around

Round 7: sc2tog around, sc3tog on last 3 sts. -- 7 sts

Fasten off, leaving long tail. With yarn needle, weave through all sts and cinch tightly. Thread yarn through to the inside and weave in tail. 

Heel: 

Round 1: with color A (white), join with slst to first st at beg of round, ch1, 1sc in ea of next 9 sts, sc3tog over next 2 sts and next ch, sc in ea ch around to last ch, sc3tog with last ch and next 2 sts, 1sc in ea st to end, slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 40 sts

NOTE: place split ring stitch marker on ea of the decrease sts (sc3tog).

Round 2: ch1, sc in ea st around to st before marked st, sc3tog. Rep from * once more, sc in ea st to end, slst to first st at beg of round to join. -- 36 sts

Rounds 3 - 8: rep round 2. -- 12 sts

Fasten off, leaving long tail. With yarn needle, weave through all sts and cinch tightly. Thread yarn through to the inside and weave in tail. 

Friday
Dec122014

Announcing a NEW Color for Be So Fine Yarn!

Be So Sporty Yarn has been a great success and people are LOVING the Dark Teal! After many requests, I decided to introduce dark teal into the fingering weight yarn: Be So Fine Yarn, too!

The eBooks for both yarns, and many more free patterns, can be found here: 

Kristin's FREE knit and crochet patterns

And here's a category archive of my free patterns by style (watch for new free patterns all the time!):

Kristin's FREE Pattern category links

Friday
Dec122014

Announcing the Limited Edition Kristin Omdahl Holiday Bag for Erin Lane Bags

I'm so excited to announce that the Limited Edition Kristin Omdahl Holiday Bag for Erin Lane Bags! I wanted to glam up the sheep with mascara and red lipstick, and color their soft, fluffy wool with bright festive colors. We decided to go with my FAVORITE Erin Lane Bag for this limited edition: the Two Fer. Flat bottomed, with the incredibly strong drawstring, and a divider inside so you can carry two projects! Or carry your lace separate from your yarn and needles/hooks. It also is a wonderful size and construction for a lingerie travel bag. Two bras fit securely inside this bag.

Erin Lane Bags is running a wonderful sale right now. If you include the code HANKMAS at the time of purchase, you will receive 15% off and FREE shipping! 

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