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African flower Christmas stocking

Hello Everyone!

Last year, I posted the description to make a Christmas stocking with a simple hexagon.

This year, I’m showing you how to do the same with the African Flower hexagon pattern I shared with you a while ago.

If you start now, you’ll have at least one in time for Christmas.

Happy crocheting!

xxx

Ann

African flower Christmas stocking

African flower hexagon (make 16)

Round 1

  • In a magic circle work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.

Round 2

  • With a new colour: insert the needle in any of the ch 1 spaces or the previous round and work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • In all of the next ch 1 spaces work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3, sl st in the nex st (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 3

  • Ch 3, 6 dc in the first ch 2 space of the previous round.
  • In all of the next ch 2 spaces workd 7 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.

Round 4

  • With the third colour, insert the needle in the first st of one of the 7 dc clusters.
  • Work ch 1, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
  • 1 dc over the two previous rows.
  • (7 sc in the next 7 dc cluster, 1 dc over the two previous rows) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the row (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 5

  • Ch 3, 2 dc.
  • (in the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 7 dc) x 5.
  • In the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 4 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut off the thread, weave in the ends and cut them off.

 

African flower square (make 1)

Round 1

  • In a magic circle work ch 2, 1 hdc, ch 1, (2 hdc, ch 1) x 3.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.

Round 2

  • With a new colour: insert the needle in any of the ch 1 spaces or the previous round and work ch 2, 1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
  • In all of the next ch 1 spaces work 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2, sl st in the nex st (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 3

  • Ch 2, 6 hdc in the first ch 2 space of the previous round.
  • In all of the next ch 2 spaces work 7 hdc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 2.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.

Round 4

  • With the third colour, insert the needle in the first st of one of the 7 hdc clusters.
  • Work ch 1, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
  • 1 dc over the two previous rows.
  • (7 sc in the next 7 hdc cluster, 1 dc over the two previous rows) x 3.
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the row (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 5

  • Ch 3, 2 dc.
  • (in the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 7 dc) x 3.
  • In the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 4 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut off the thread, weave in the ends and cut them off.

Assembling the stocking

I join my hexagons and squares with sc. There are a lot of videos you can download from the internet. I put the hexagons with the WS facing each other and make 2 sc in the right hand ch 2 space (making sure to go through both hexagons). Then I make 1 sc in every stitch of the last row (in this case 7). I end with 1 sc in the left hand ch 2 space and weave in the ends. So to make the stocking, join the hexagons with sc in the first colour.
You need 4 groups of 3 and two groups of 2 hexagons.img_2604
Next you join 3 groups of 3 hexagon and the other groups  like this.img_2605
When joining the groups and the rest of the stocking, you have to make sure that you put your needle in one of the stitches you used when joining to make groups and make a sc.
Now you join the two groups like this.img_2606
Then fold the fabric.
And close the stocking to the right (do not cut of the yarn).


After that you fold the fabric like this, to create the heel.
Which you can close too.img_2610
Finish with a sl st at the heel and pull the thread through the inside of the stocking and let it come out again.
Continue for the toe.img_2611
Here’s where the small square comes in. With the same thread join it to two panels of the front.
Then finish closing up towards the top.


Finish with a sl st at the heel and pull the thread through the inside of the stocking and let it come out again.
You’re nearly there. Join the remaining panels of the small square to the back of the stocking.img_2615
Finish with a sl st at the heel and pull the thread through the inside of the stocking and let it come out again.
Pull the thread you used to start joining the toe and the back of the stocking to the small square inside of the stocking and let it come out again.
Turn the stocking inside out.
Pull all the threads through again and weave them in.
Weave in the end at the top of the stocking as well.
Turn the stocking again.

 

Finishing off

Now for the top of the stocking. Start in the ch 2 space in the middle of the back of the stocking and make 1 sc in that space and 1 sc in every st of the previous row.
When you come to the nex ch 2 sp make 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in that space.
Continue with 1 sc in every st of the previous row, making sure you pick up a stitch when you come to the spot where you have already joined the hexagons and to make 1 sc / ch 1 / 1 sc at the top of a ch 2 space.
In the last top ch 2 space work 1 sc / ch 10 / 1 sc.
Then work your way to where you started and and with a sl st or use the invisible method.

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Please have a look at last year’s stocking for a more detailed description toassemble the stocking .

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