So, it's Monday, and as I promised, here is the pattern and tutorial for making these sweet little Christmas stockings.
These are EASY!! They are knit flat on 2 needles, use just oddments of yarn and all that complicated looking pattern and hearts and stuff - it'd just sewn on afterwards! It's called duplicate stitch and there is a complete photo tutorial in the pattern.
The stockings measure about 14cm (5 1/2") tall using DK yarn, but you could use whatever you had to hand. A finer yarn and they'll be a bit smaller, thicker yarn and they are bigger.
To download the pattern just click here.
You can also find it in the Knitting Patterns section along the top bar so you don't have to search through all my posts if you want to find it again
Once you've followed the duplicate stitch tutorial, you'll be able to make up all sorts of your own designs, but to start you off there's a helpful little grid in the pattern
You can of course leave them plain, with just the heel and toe contrast.
Or knit some with stripes.
Instructions for a little hanging loop are also included.
If you want to add them to a wreath, it's very quick and simple.
You will need:
5 knitted stockings
18" (1/2 metre) ribbon
Buttons in random shapes, sizes and colours
Needle and thread
Make 2 loops with the ribbon - you don't need to make the knot as the centre is covered by a button. Secure the loops with a couple of stitches and hen sew to the wreath.
Attach the buttons with Glue Dots. The thick type are the best. They are sometimes known as 3D Glue Dots or Pop-Up Glue Dots and you will find them on the scrapbooking aisle of any good craft store.
They are easy to use, you don't have to wait for messy glue to dry and you can adjust the angle that the buttons are facing.
I hope you like this pattern and have fun using it.
If you're not a knitter, fear not - the next tute is for sewn Christmas bunting!!