This past weekend I put the finishing touches on a pair of crochet granny square Christmas stockings.
I was inspired by this post from Danielle of Thompson Family-Life, and then took to Ravelry to look for a pattern. Since their search function is magic, I found this vintage pattern in no time.
the original pattern laid on my giant motif
I wanted a multi-colored stocking so I charted out an idea for six colors. After crocheting up one motif using the original pattern, I thought it was too small, and subbed a double crochet stitch for the half double stitch. I need a big stocking!
I used a size H crochet hook and two types of roving yarn - Caron's Sheep(ish) and Stitch Nation's Full O' Sheep, joined the motifs as I went (as opposed to sewing them together) and the stockings turned out perfectly.
The stockings are hanging on the bookcase, ready to be filled. Chris and I decided that this year, instead of buying expensive presents, we would simply fill each other's stocking with small presents, and open them together on the 23rd before we go home to Michigan. I'm excited to watch our stockings fill up over the next few days!