Tatted Christmas Stocking

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Tatted Christmas Stocking

I’ve had a number of requests for a Christmas stocking lately, so I thought I’d put one together. This little stocking is perfect for adding as a decoration to a card or a gift package. It’s about three inches long when stitched with size 20 thread.

This design is experienced beginner level and uses one shuttle. I used size 20 thread in emerald green, Christmas red, white, and bright yellow.

Printable pattern (240K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle
1 small-gauge crochet hook for making joins

ds double stitch p picot
j join

Instructions:

Flowers (red)

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close
Repeat last ring twice more for a total of four rings
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to first p of first R in flower, 3ds, close, cut and tie.

Repeat first three rings of previous flower
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of any ring on previous flower, 3ds j to 3rd p on same flower, 3ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to next p on previous flower, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to first p of first R in flower, 3ds, close, cut and tie.

Repeat first three rings of previous flower
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds. There are three rings in the previous flower that are not attached to the first flower. Join to the 2nd p of the middle R of these three. 3ds j to 4th p of next R on previous flower, 3ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to first p of first R in flower, 3ds, close, cut and tie.

Stocking (green)

On flower 1, count the ring joined to flower 2 as R1. R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of second R from R1 (counting clockwise when the stocking toe is pointing to the right), 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of next R in flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to next p on same R in flower, 3ds p 3ds j to first available p on 2nd flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of next R in flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to same p on flower as previous R, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to 4th p of next R in flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to next available p on flower, 3ds j to first available p on next flower, 3ds j to next available p on flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
*R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to next available p on flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
* Repeat between * six more times. There should be seven rings beyond the large ring.
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to first p on next R of flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 4ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to 2nd p on closest R in the next flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of next R on flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of closest R in the next flower, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to 4th p of next R on the flower, 3ds p 3ds, close.
Cut and tie.

Stocking top (white)

R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
**Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, turn
** Repeat between ** for a total of 5 rings. Ch: (3ds p) 6 times, 3ds j to last p of last green R, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of last R, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
***Ch: 3ds j to next available p along the top edge of stocking, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of next white R, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
*** Repeat between *** across.
Ch: (3ds p) 6 times, 3ds
Cut and tie, but do not trim threads. Tie the threads ends together in a knot at the ends and use as a hanger.

Flower centers (yellow)

R: (1ds p) 6 times, close, cut and tie

Make one for each flower. Glue or sew in the center of each flower and add seed beads if you’d like.

The visual pattern is a little messy this time, unfortunately. I’ve had trouble seeing lately (nothing permanent, just need a quick trip to the doctor), and my software decided to act up. I hope it’s still readable!

Tatting: Tatted Christmas Stocking visual pattern
Copyright 2010 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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