Puffy Stocking Ornament
This week on Ask Me Monday I teach one of my annual Christmas in July projects, which in the past have included Scrap Bin Stockings and Broomstick Lace Trees. This time, I riff on the former by creating smaller stockings that are stuffed and made ornament sized. A Puffy Stocking Ornament will make a great gift-topper or tree decor this upcoming holiday season. Better yet, since we’ve got a few months to prepare, make them for all of your friends as just a little something to make their holiday heart smile.
For this project, I use chunky-weight yarn (for extra puffiness), but if you’d like smaller ornaments, simply scale down to worsted-weight yarn and Size 8/5mm needle.
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Puffy Stocking Ornament Pattern
Chunky-weight scrap yarn in colors A & B.
Size US 11/8 mm needles
Optional: Size US J/6 mm crochet hook
Don’t crochet? No problem! Simply add a ribbon or knit an i-cord loop!
Approx 7″/18 cm tall x 3″/7.5 cm wide (stuffed)
FIND ABBREVIATION DEFINITIONS HERE
Note: This project is worked flat, then seamed up.
With A, CO 14 sts.
Rows 1 & 3: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.
Rows 2 &4 : *p1tbl, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: With B, knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Rows 7-8: With A, knit.
Repeat Rows 5-8, once more.
Repeat Rows 5-6, once more.
Row 1 (RS): K9, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle. Turn. (You’ll leave the remaining sts
Row 4: P4, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.
Row 5: K3, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle.
Row 6: P2, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.
Row 7: K3, yf, sl 1, yb, sl st back to LH needle.
Row 8: P4, yb, sl 1, yf, sl st back to LH needle. Turn.
Row 9: K4, k2tog (closes gap), k to end.
Row 10: P8, p2tog (closes gap), p to end. –12 sts.
Resume yarn striping pattern.
Rows 1-2: With B, knit.
Row 2: P all sts.
Rows 3-4: With A, knit.
Repeat Rows 1-4, once more.
Row 1: K2, ssk, k2tog, ssk, k2tog, k2. — 8 sts.
Row 2: Ssp, p2tog, ssp, p2tog. — 4 sts.
Row 3: Ssk, k2tog, pass stitch over to BO, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Fold piece in half and using tail and wool needle, seam together foot and side of leg.
Stuff all ends, plus additional scarp yarn into stocking until it’s nice and puffy, then continue seaming across top of leg. Feed end through the body to bury.
Looking for a vessle for those gift cards? Simple skip the stuffing and top-seaming steps to turn this project into a gift card stocking!
Using crochet hook, rejoin yarn at top corner of stocking, ch 8, join loop with a slip st in same space as you began. Fasten off. Bury ends.