A couple of weeks ago, while searching for a crochet pattern, I unearthed a hand written pattern dated Christmas 2000 with a note “adapted from an ornament on Mom and Dad’s tree.”
I had a vague memory of what the ornament was, but decided to pull out some yarn and work it up.
As you do!
This makes a 5-sided Granny Square, which is then folded in half to create a stocking. It’s SUPER EASY and only takes a teeny tiny bit of yarn.
I will not take credit for the original pattern but will share my reverse-engineered version.
- H hook
- small amount of worsted weight yarn
I made mine from worsted yarn, but because gauge isn’t so important here, you could use another weight and a smaller hook and it would work just fine.
Start: Ch 4, sl st to form ring (sorry, no picture for this step!)
Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2. [3 dc, ch 2] 4 times. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Row 2*: Sl st to next corner. ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1] in each corner. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Row 3: Sl st to next corner. ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. [(3 dc, ch 1 in ch space) (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner), ch 1] around. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Joining, continued: This is the toe of the stocking. Making sure the two sides line up (spaces, corners, etc), 2 sc in the first stitch and 1 sc in each stitch and sp up the side, 3 sc in corner (heel).
*For a smaller ornament, finish off after row 2.
**If you’d prefer, you can also whipstitch the sides together.
For added variety, make each round in a different color, add pompoms, bells or buttons for even more cuteness!
Two of these cuties together. Love!
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