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Knitted Mini Santa Stocking

 

 

 

Mini Santa Stocking

Here's a cute little stocking that is easy and quick to make. Start now and make several for your own use or to have on hand for gifts. It is a perfect tree decoration and package for small items or a monetary gift. Or, fasten several to a ribbon to make a garland or add a name card and have personalized holiday place cards for your holiday dinner party – the uses are endless and such fun!

Skill Level: EASY

ABBREVIATIONS

beg – beginning; K – knit; K2tog – knit two together; P – purl; rem – remaining; rep – repeat; rnd – round; sl – slip; st(s) – stitch(es); St st – stockinette stitch; tog – together

SIZE

Approximately 2 in (5 cm) wide by 4 in (10 cm) long (from top of cuff to base of heel).

MATERIALS

GAUGE

With size 6 (4.25 mm) needles (or size required to obtain gauge) in stockinette stitch, 5 sts and 7 rows = 1 in (2.5 cm). Gauge is not critical for this project.

DIRECTIONS

Beg at top with white yarn, cast on 20 sts loosely.
Rows 1-9: Knit
Row 10: Purl. Cut white, leaving approximately 16 in (40 cm) tail for cuff seam. Join red, leaving approximately 20 in (50 cm) tail for sewing back and sole seam later.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.
Continue in St st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) and work even for 16 more rows, ending by working a purl row.

INSTEP

Row 1 (dividing row): K 13 (leave rem 7 sts unworked).
Row 2: P6 (leave rem 7 sts unworked).
Continue on center 6 sts only, work 4 more rows even in St st, ending by working a purl row. Cut yarn, leaving all sts on needles.

FOOT SHAPING

Row 1: With right side facing and beginning at base of 7 sts on right needle, join red, pick up 6 sts along right edge of instep and place them on right needle. Knit across 6 instep sts, pick up 6 sts along left edge of instep, knit rem 7 sts (32 sts now on needle).
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2tog; * K13, K2tog; rep from * once more (29 sts).
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K2tog; K11, K2tog; K12, K2tog (26 sts).
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K2tog; * K10, K2tog; rep from * once more (23 sts).
Row 8: Purl.

Bind off all sts in knit. Cut yarn.

FINISHING

Thread 20 in (50 cm) red sewing length (below cuff) onto yarn needle and sew back and sole seam. Then thread 16 in (40 cm) white sewing length (at base of cuff) into yarn needle and sew seam on cuff. Fold down cuff. Make a 1 in (2.5 cm) yarn loop at top of stocking and fasten ends securely. (OPTIONAL: to make a thicker loop, cast on 20 sts. Bind off leaving 8 in (20 cm) tail. Fold to form loop and sew to cuff.) Weave in all ends.

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