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Polka Dot Christmas Stocking

Polka Dot Christmas Stocking

by Priscilla Hewitt ©1999

Materials

Worsted weight yarn in your choice of Christmas colors

You can use two or three colors...your choice

(If you use 2 colors, you'll have rings instead of polka dots.)

Main color A = 4 ounces

Color B = 2 ounces

Color C (optional) = 1 ounce

Crochet hook size H

Yarn needle

Gauge: Not important for this project.

Make 17 of these hexagons

Note: If using 2 colors, do round 1 in A, round 2 in B, and round 3 in A

If using 3 colors, do round 1 in C, round 2 in B, and round 3 in A.

With your choice of color for round 1, ch 5; join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join

with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. Fasten off first color. (12 dc)

Round 2: Attach round 2 color with a sl st in any dc; ch 3 to count as the

first dc, (3 dc in the next dc, dc in the next dc) 5 times, 3 dc in the last dc;

join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (24 dc)

Round 3: Attach color A with a sl st to the middle dc of any 3 dc group; ch 3

to count as the first dc, work 2 more dc in the same st, (dc in each of the

next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next dc) 5 times, dc in each of the last 3 dc; join with

a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 dc) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly

With color A sc, sl st or sew the hexagons together following the picture. (Sides of each hexagon are from the center dc of a  3 dc group to the next center dc of a 3 dc group.) I sc'ed mine together just to make it a little easier to see where the hexagons are joined. Also, I found it easier to assemble if you start at the top.

Finishing

With color A sc evenly around the top of the stocking, starting at the heel side, then chain 18 for hanging loop. Join with a sl st to the first ch, then work a sl st in each ch around; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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