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Candy Stocking Ornament [Pattern]

02 Nov
This pattern is based off a simple granny hexagon. The stocking itself is created on how you fold and stitch the hexagon together.

The fun part of this ornament is you can tuck a small piece of candy inside or a fun sized candy bar – a little treat beyond a candy cane hanging on the Christmas tree.

The ornament in the image uses Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in standard colors red and green.

Candy Stocking Ornament
By Cris

Items Needed:
– 2 Colors worsted weight yarn (in image, A=red and B=green)
– G hook
– tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
btn – between
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rpt – repeat
sk – skip
sl – slip stitch
sp – space

——————–
Using Color A:
ch 5
sl to join into a ring

Row 1 (still using color A)
ch 3
dc 17 into ring
sl into top of starting ch 3 to join
tie off

Row 2 (switch to color B)
attach color B in between any of the dc’s from row 1 (not the top, inserting between the posts)

ch 3, dc 5 times into same sp
*sk 3 posts and put 6 dc into the next sp*
rpt btn * 4 times
sl into top of starting ch 3 to join
tie off

Please note: the piece will start to bend naturally. This is a good thing and will help when you go to stitch it into the stocking shape.

Row 3 (switch to color A)
Before starting row 3, reference the image to the right. the spaces indicated by the white lines are where 3 dc’s will be placed. The spaces indicated by the brown dot will hold 6 dc’s, creating another corner in this row.

attach color B in between any of the dc’s from row 2 as indicated by the white line (not the top, inserting between the posts)

ch 3, dc 2 times in same sp
sk 3 posts (taking you to a sp indicated by a brown dot), 6 dc into the sp

*sk 3 posts to next sp between corners, 3 dc into space

sk 3 posts and dc 6 times in next corner*

rpt btn * 4 times

sl in top of starting ch 3 to join
tie off
Using the tapestry needle, weave in all ends

By now the piece is curled up a little bit and ready to be stitched together to look like a stocking.

Hold the piece with a corner at the top. Fold the piece down along the top corner to the bottom corner. Once folded, it should take on the shape shown in the image on the right.

Using Color A, insert the yarn near the toe of the stocking.

Slip stitch up the bottom of the foot, starting 1 or 2 stitches in from the toe. Do not start at the very tip of the toe. Continue slip stitching up the foot towards the heel and continue upward to the opening of the stocking. Do not close the top of the stocking.

When you get to the top edge, before turning to go across the top, ch 15. You can skip the loop (the ch 15) and simply use a ribbon to create the loop.

Sl the end of the ch 15 around to the last sl put into the top of the stocking. This should close the loop for hanging.

Tie off and weave in the remaining 2 tails.

Using your fingers, shape the stocking and fold down the top corner and insert a piece of candy.

I hope you enjoy.

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7 Comments

Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Original Patterns

 

7 responses to “Candy Stocking Ornament [Pattern]

  1. florencefrazier2002

    November 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Cute!  That's a neat idea!

     
  2. Vicky hart

    November 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for making the stocking, I use to make them years ago for Christmas and forgot the pattern. It is a nice reminder and now I can make them again for my friends. Merry Christmas and thanks again. Rainbow

     
  3. Kdunlap

    November 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I have a friend who says she uses a pentagon shape… makes a regular granny square but with 5 sides instead of 4…. I'll have to try both ways.

     
  4. Cris

    November 15, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Oh that'd be cute too, I bet. I'll have to try it too

     
  5. Cris

    November 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Yea – this is the only way I have ever done them – figured I could share :)

     
  6. Cris

    November 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Thanks!

     
  7. Heather Potucek-DiBella

    November 25, 2011 at 2:02 am

    My Gramma used to make these for me and my brother. Thank you for posting this, because I have felt removed from Gramma P for awhile and this has brought her back to me just in time for this Christmas season!

     

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