Who here loves a Crochet Along? I have been running a CAL or, Crochet Along, group on Facebook since June 2016. Once every month or two, I release a new pattern and everyone in the group has a chance to work on the project together. We have giveaways throughout the CAL, monthly trivia nights and chat every day about whatever we are all up to. If you are on Facebook I invite you to pop on over and see what the fuss is all about!
Every year the theme for July is “Christmas In July”. With only 5.5 months until Christmas morning, it’s a great time to get a head start on gifts and decor for everyone on your list. For the first time ever, I am offering a free pattern for the July CAL! This pattern combines two of my favorite things, tapestry crochet and stockings.
The Reindeer Stocking pattern will be released on the blog in 4 parts.
Week 1 – Materials and Gauge (shown below).
Week 2 – Toe and Heel
Week 3 – Reindeer
Week 4 – Cuff and Finishing
If you don’t feel like waiting 4 weeks for the full pattern, you can purchase an ad-free copy of the full pattern HERE.
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Yarn: #4 worsted weight yarn. I used 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Forest Green Heather and 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Wheat for the Green sample. I used Lion Brand Heartland in Great Smoky Mountains and Grand Canyon for the step-by-step photos below.
Hook: J (6.o mm) Hook.
3/4″ Button (optional).
slst: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
BLO: back loop only
Although gauge is not essential to this project, the sample shown has the following gauge:
4″x4″ = 13 sc and 13 rows in BLO.
Special Pattern Notes
This Stocking is worked in one piece from the Toe (bottom) to the Cuff.
Beginning ch1 does not count as a st throughout. All sc sts throughout the pattern are worked in the back loop only (BLO).
When working the different colors of the Stocking, the instructions will refer to them only as (A) for Green (or your Main Color of choice) and (B) for Taupe (or your accent color of choice) before the number of sts you need to work in that particular color. For example, (A) 2, (B) 1, means to sc 2 sts in color Green, then sc 1 st in color Taupe. You may carry or float the colors behind one another when working the color changes, or cut the yarn at each color change and weave in ends. This is personal preference depending on how it affects tension and gauge. If color changes are pulled too tightly, the Deer will pucker.
Continue on to Part 2 HERE!