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Baby Boy's First Christmas Stocking
Baby Boys First Christmas Stocking

by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

This stocking doesn't necessarily have to be used for baby's first Christmas...done in Victorian Christmas colors instead of pastels, it makes a nice stocking for anyone!

Materials

Worsted weight acrylic yarn

About 4-5 ounces color A (mint, or the color of your choice)

About 1 ounce color B (soft white or the color of your choice)

Crochet Hook size I

Optional: About 2 yards of 1/2 satin ribbon

Finished size: About 17 long x 7 1/2 across the top

This stocking is worked vertically from heel to toe.

Make 2 of these pieces

Starting at the heel with color A, ch 10

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in the next ch) 4

times, ch 30, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in the next ch)

14 times, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, sc in the last sc; ch 1,

turn. (20 sc)

Row 3: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 19 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 4: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 19 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 5: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 20 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Row 6: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 20 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Row 7: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 21 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 8: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 21 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 9: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 22 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (24 sc)

Row 10: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 22 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (24 sc)

Row 11: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 23 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 12: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 23 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 13: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 24 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 14: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 24 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 15: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 25 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (27 sc)

Row 16: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 25 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (27 sc)

Row 17: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 26 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (28 sc)

Row 18: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 26 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (28 sc)

Row 19: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 27 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (29 sc)

Row 20: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 27 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (29 sc)

Row 21: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 28 times, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 22: Sc in the first sc, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 28 times, ch 1, sc in

the last sc; ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Foot

Row 23: Sc in the first sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in the next ch 1

sp) 9 times, ch 1, insert hook into the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert

hook into next sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining

loops on the hook to decrease; ch 1, turn. (12 sc, counting the decrease as

1 sc)

Row 24: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 9 times, ch 1, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (11 sc, counting the decrease as 1 sc)

Row 25: Sc in the first sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in the next ch 1

sp) 8 times, ch 1, insert hook into the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert

hook into next sc dec and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining

loops on the hook to decrease; ch 1, turn. (11 sc, counting the decrease as

1 sc)

Row 26: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 8 times, ch 1, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (10 sc, counting the decrease as 1 sc)

Row 27: Sc in the first sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in the next ch 1

sp) 7 times, ch 1, insert hook into the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert

hook into next sc dec and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining

loops on the hook to decrease; ch 1, turn. (10 sc, counting the decrease as

1 sc)

Row 28: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 7 times, ch 1, sc in the

last sc; ch 1, turn. (9 sc, counting the decrease as 1 sc)

Row 29: Insert hook in the first sc and pull up a loop, insert hook in the next

ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the

hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 6 times, insert hook into the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc dec and pull up a

loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the hook to decrease; ch

1, turn. (8 sc, counting each decrease as 1 sc)

Row 30: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 5 times, insert hook into

the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc dec and pull up

a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the hook to decrease;

ch 1, turn. (7 sc, counting each decrease as 1 sc)

Row 31: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 4 times, insert hook into

the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc dec and pull up

a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the hook to decrease;

ch 1, turn. (6 sc, counting each decrease as 1 sc)

Row 32: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 3 times, insert hook into

the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc dec and pull up

a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the hook to decrease;

ch 1, turn. (5 sc, counting each decrease as 1 sc)

Row 33: Insert hook in the first sc dec and pull up a loop, insert hook in the

next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on

the hook to decrease, (ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 2 times, insert hook into

the next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc dec and pull up

a loop, yo and pull through all 3 remaining loops on the hook to decrease;

ch 1, turn. (4 sc, counting each decrease as 1 sc) Fasten off.

Finishing: Lay one piece of the stocking over the other. Starting on the toe

side of the stocking sc together through both thicknessess, leaving the top

of the stocking open and ending at the heel side of the stocking.

Hanging loop and edging: Ch 15; join with a sl st in the 15th ch from hook,

work 44 sc around the top opening of the stocking, then sl st in each of the

15 chs of the hanging loop; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.

Cuff

Round 1: With outside of stocking facing you, attach color B with a sc in

the first sc of the top edging, sc in each of the next 43 sc; join with a sl st to

the first sc; ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Round 2: Sc in the back loop only of each sc around; join with a sl st to the

first sc; ch 1, turn. (44 sc)

Round 3: Sc in the same st as joining, trc in the next sc, (sc in the next sc,

trc in the next sc) 21 times; join with a sl st to the first sc; ch 4, turn. (44

sts)

Round 4: (The ch 4 at the end of row 3 counts as the first dc and the first ch

1) (Skip the next trc, sc in the next sc) 21 times; join with a sl st in the 3rd

ch of the beginning ch 4. (22 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in the next ch-1 sp, (sc in

the next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp) 21 times; join with a sl st to the first sc.

(44 sc)

Rounds 6-11: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in each remaining sc

around; join with a sl st to the first sc. (44 sc) Ch 1, turn at the end of

round 11.

Round 12: Sc in the same st as joining, trc in the next sc, (sc in the next sc,

trc in the next sc) 21 times; join with a sl st to the first sc; ch 1, turn. (44

sts)

Round 13: Sc in the same st as joining, ch 3, skip next trc (sc in the next

trc, ch 3, skip next trc) 21 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (22 sc)

Fasten off.

Cuff edging: Attach color B with a sc in the first unworked front loop of round

2; sc in each remaining unworked front loop around; join with a sl st to the

first sc. (44 sc) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing: If desired, weave ribbon through round 4 and tie a bow just below

the hanging loop.

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