Who wouldn't prefer a cute little stocking filled with candy to a boring greeting card? Whether you're a broke college student or have relatives who aren't worth the price of a "real" gift, these little guys are the perfect solution to large family holiday get-togethers where no one should feel left out. Knit one for everyone and fill with half a dozen chocolate kisses. Make a few extra for unexpected guests.
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Small amounts of worsted yarn in red, green, white, or your favorite holiday colors
US7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
20sts by 28rows = 4in (10cm) in stst on US7 (4.5mm)
About 4in (10cm) tall
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With cuff color, CO 18 sts and dist to 3 dpns. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Work 3 rnds in seed stitch ([k1, p1] on odd rnds, [p1, k1] on even rnds).
Change colors if desired. Do not cut previous color; just carry it along inside stocking until it is needed again. Knit 15 rnds in stst. For striped version, change colors every two rounds.
Redistribute sts so that 9 are on one needle for heel.
Row 1: With heel color, k8, turn.
Row 2: yo-b, p7, turn.
Row 3: yo, k6, turn.
Row 4: yo-b, p5, turn.
Row 5: yo, k5, am, k2tog, turn.
Row 6: yo-b, p6, ssp, turn.
Row 7: yo, k7, am2, k3tog, turn.
Row 8: yo-b, p8, sssp, turn.
With main color (or stripe pattern), yo, k9, move next yo to next needle & k2tog, k7, move next yo (first st on next needle) to end of current needle & skp. Knit even for 4 rnds. Knit 4 more sts; this is the new beg of each rnd (so the color joggle is on the bottom of the foot). Cut main color.
With toe color, knit 1 rnd even.
Next rnd, [k1, k2tog] around (12 sts) - you may have to redistribute sts on needles for the k2tog's.
Knit 1 rnd even.
Next rnd, [k2tog] around (6 sts).
Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread through rem sts using tapestry needle. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.
Fill with candy, potpourri, etc. Add a ribbon loop to the top to use as a tree ornament. Do whatever you want with it!
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This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.