Christmas Skittle Ball Game CAL Part Seven

PART SEVEN:  Christmas Stocking Carry Bag – Part Two
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Stocking:

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Toe:
With blue yarn and 4.50 mm hook CH 44
As shown in photo press stocking flat and rejoin cream/white in the center on the foot.
Rnd 1: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each ST (34 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 2: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 18 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS (32 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 3: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each ST (32 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 4: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 16 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS (30 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 5: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each ST (30 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 6: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 14 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS (28 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 7: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each ST (28 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 8: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 12 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS (26 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 9: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into each ST (26 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 10: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 10 STS, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 6 STS (24 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 11: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog. *Work 1 SC into next 2 STS, SC2tog. Repeat from * until end (18 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 12: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, SC2tog. *Work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog. Repeat from * until end (12 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 13: CH1, SC2tog. *SC2tog. Repeat from * until end (6 SC), SL ST into first SC made. Fasten off and sew opening close, weave in ends.
Cuff:
 
Rejoin cream/white yarn at the first top row.
Rnd 1: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (42 SC)
Rnd 2: SL ST into first SC worked, CH1, – working into back loops only for this round, work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into each ST until last st, work 2 SC into last ST (44 SC), SL ST into first SC worked.
Rnd 3: CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 2 SC into next ST. Work 1 SC into each ST until last 2 STS. Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into last ST(46 SC), SL ST into first SC worked.
Rnd 4-14: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (46 SC), SL ST into first SC made.
Rnd 15: CH1, SL ST into first ST, work 1 SC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 SC and 1 SL ST into next ST. *Work 1 SL ST and 1 SC into next ST, work 1 HDC and 1 DC into next ST, work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC and 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC and 1 SL ST into next ST. Repeat from * until last 3 STS. Work 1 SL ST and 1 SC into next, work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 SC and 1 SL ST into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finishing:
This time round I decided to add a zip to my stocking.
PLEASE NOTE: This is completely optional
I used a 30 cm blue zipper and inserted it at the leg side opening. I attempted to machine sew the zipper, but I will be honest my first attempt did nearly end in disaster. So ended up attaching the zipper by hand ( at least I know with MY stitching that zipper will not come undone, lol )
Other Options:
  • Sew leg closed and use opening at cuff to insert toys.
  • Add buttons and button loops

The reason I opted for using the side opening is because of the balls. They do get misshapen when pushed into the stocking, there is no avoiding it, unless you are extremely patient.

 

Sew applique star onto leg – be warned attach to side that will be facing outwards!
If you did what I did – just make another star and attach it to the other side 🙂

 

Add a hanging loop at the center back of the cuff.
(Please make sure this IS at the back)

 

This is what your stocking should approximately look like 🙂

 

 

 

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