The Family Stocking

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Yarn: Worsted Weight cotton yarn 30 yards of A and 125 yards of B

Tools: 5.0mm crochet hook

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: 16″ long and 5 wide

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sl st)slip stitch, (dc)double crochet, (FPdc)front post double crochet, (BPdc)back post double crochet, (dc2tog)double crochet two together, (BPdc3tog)back post double crochet three together, (FPdc3tog)front post double crochet three together

Toe:

W/A, Ch.5, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch.3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9dc in ring, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch.3, dc in same sp., FPdc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt dc; repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (15 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt dc, FPdc in nxt dc; repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (20 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc in nxt dc; repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (25 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch.3, dc in same sp., dc in nxt 3 dc, FPdc in nxt dc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 3 dc, FPdc in nxt dc; repeat from * around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Finish off.

Body:

Rnd 6: W/B, join w/sl st. in any st. of Rnd 5, ch.3, dc in each st. around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch.1, dc in 1st dc, *sl st. into nxt st.,** dc in nst st.; repeat from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. (15 sl sts, 15 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch.3, dc in each st. around, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch. (30 dc)

Rnds 9-14: Rep Rnds 7 & 8.

Finish off.

Heel:

Row 1: W/A, join w/sl st. in any st. of last round, ch.3, dc in nxt 6 dc, dc2tog, dc in nxt 7 dc. (15 dc)

Row 2: Turn, ch.3, BPdc in nxt 5 dc, BPdc3tog, BPdc in nxt 5 dc, dc in last dc. (13 dc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.3, FPdc in nxt 4 dc, FPdc3tog, FPdc in nxt 4 dc, dc in last dc. (11 dc)

Row 4: Turn, ch.3, BPdc in nxt 3 dc, BPdc3tog, BPdc in nxt 3 dc, dc in last dc. (9 dc)

Row 5: Turn, ch.3, FPdc in nxt 2 dc, FPdc3tog, FPdc in nxt 2 dc, dc in last dc. (7 dc)

Row 6: Turn, ch.3, BPdc in nxt dc, BPdc3tog, BPdc in nxt dc, dc in last dc. (5 dc)

Row 7: Turn, ch.3, FPdc3tog, dc in last dc. (3 dc)

Finish off.

Body:

Rnd 1: W/B, join w/sl st. in any unworked stitch of Rnd 14 of body, ch.3, and work 29 more dc evenly around Rnd 14 and sides of the heel. (30 dc)

Rnd 2: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 8.

Rnds 4-21: Repeat Rnd 7 & 8.

Finish off.

Loop:

Row 1: W/A, join w/sl st. in dc at top right of stocking, ch.3, dc in nxt 2 sts. (3 dc)

Row 2: Turn, ch.3, BPdc in nxt dc, dc in last dc. (3 dc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.3, FPdc in nxt dc, dc in last dc. (3 dc)

Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.  Fold in half and join w/sl st. through each stitch connecting to bottom of Row 1 of Loop.  Finish off.  Weave in ends.

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