Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! May 2010 bring luck, joy and health to you and your loved ones!!!!

I am writing this on the day of Christmas Eve…. where has the days gone? It was like yesterday since I started making kanzashi Christmas Trees, then glittering some stars, wire wound some stars, followed by making holly berries, wreath, crochet Christmas Tree, plus some other crafts that I didn’t published here!!! A month passed by in just a blink of an eye, now, I am making my last Christmas craft for the year.


I made 2 Christmas Gift Stockings for my kids with their names on them and they are my last minute sewing projects. I thought I can never make it for the dead-line since I have to stay at home and take care of my son 24/7 whose nanny is on a 1-week emergency leave. With my determination and 4 “very” late-nights sewing, I made it!!! Yawn…. I really need a good rest after this Christmas, perhaps hibernate until 2010, lol… Just kidding, I will still continue making handicrafts but in slower pace. Don’t forget that I have another giveaway draw in early January, so, please don’t go far!!!!


These stockings (approx. 48cm H x 35cm W) were made out of a combination of felt, fabric and yarn materials. The overall material is felt sewed together with fabric, embellished by crochet (see pattern below), pom-pom, felt and beads ornaments. The stocking hem is a knitting piece of pom-pom yarn (click here for the tutorial). I used 1 ball of pom-pom yarn for the hem, made 8 stitches (2 stitches in between the pom-poms) for the row and finished the whole ball to get the length, the dimension is 40cm (H) x 10cm (W). Joint both ends together by sewing up the last row to the first row to make a ring.

Nicole’s stocking has a big pom-pom snowman and a small Christmas tree, whilst Ian has a big crochet Christmas Tree and a small snowman.  Both of them have their names appliqued on the stockings, each has a holly berry and are embellished with Christmas beads. As parents, we act fair to our children,  happy for them and easy on us, right?

The details of making of are as follow:


Pom Pom Snowman

1. 85mm and 65mm pom-pom maker
2. Wool yarn (white)
3. Felt for the scarf, button liner and snowman backing (red, green and white)
4. Wiggly eyes, 2 (10 mm diameter)
5. Pipe cleaner (orange)
6. Beads for the buttons and scraf
7. Crochet Santa’s Hat (refer the crochet pattern below)

Dimension: 15cm (H) x 9cm (W)

Make 2 pom-poms with 85 and 65 maker each. Reserve the tying string,  trim the pom-poms to 80mm (for body) and 55mm (head) respectively.Cut 2 round felts from the white color felt (60mm and 40mm). Sew the tying string to the center of the felt. Glue the felt to the pom-pom. Cut orange pipe cleaner to make the nose and mouth. Glue them in place. Glue the wiggly eyes. Sew button to the green felt, then glue the green felt to the belly. Sew the Christmas hat to the head.

Sew the body to the Christmas stocking, then scarf and lastly head. Overlap the scarf and sew it with an embellish bead, then glue it to the body.


Christmas Tree & Star Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog=single crochet 2 together
st = stitch
sl knot = slip knot
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off

Materials:

  1. Crochet yarn: green, white and gold
  2. 2mm crochet hook (for small tree) & 4 mm crochet hook (for big tree)
  3. Decoration beads

Finished dimension:
Small tree:  approx. 11cm H x 9cm W

Big tree:  approx. 15.5cm H x 12.5cm W

Directions:

Tree

Small Tree – Work on 2 strands of green color yarn and 2mm crochet hook

Big Tree – Work on 4 strands of green color yarn and 4mm crochet hook

beg sl knot

r1 – ch4, turn,

r2 to r5 – ch1, sc in each st, turn (4 st)

r6 – ch8 (standby), add yarn at the other end, ch8 , fo, turn (20st)

r7 – ch1 at the standby st, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 16 times, sc2tog, turn (18st)

r8 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 14 times, sc2tog, turn (16st)

r9 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 12 times, sc2tog, turn (14 st)

r10 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 10 times, sc2tog, turn (12 st)

r11 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 8 times, sc2tog, turn (10 st)

r12 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 6 times, sc2tog, turn (8 st)

r13 – ch1, sc in each st, turn (8 st)

r14 – ch4 (standby), add yarn at the other end, ch4 , fo, turn (16 st)

r15 – ch1 at the standby st, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 12 times, sc2tog, turn (14 st)

r16 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 10 times, sc2tog, turn (12 st)

r17 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 8 times, sc2tog, turn (10 st)

r18 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 6 times, sc2tog, turn (8 st)

r19 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 4 times, sc2tog, turn (6 st)

r20 – ch1, sc2tog, *sc in each st* repeat 2 times, sc2tog, turn (4 st)

r21 – ch1, *sc2tog* repeat 2 times, turn (2 st)

r22 – ch1, sc2tog, turn (1 st)

r23 – ch1, sc, fo

Border – White yarn

Begin at the bottom left corner of the Christmas Tree, ch1, sc in each st, sc3 in each st at all pointing out corners

Star

Work on 2 strands or 4 strands of gold color yarn

beg sl knot

r1 – ch2, sc in 2nd ch from hook , *sc, ch4, slst into the 1st ch, sc* repeat 4 times, sc, ch4, slst into the 1st ch, slst again into the 1st ch of the star, fo.

Sew the star onto the tree top.

Embellish the Christmas Tree by sewing some snow flakes and red, green and white beads.


Snowman Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl knot = slip knot
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off
pm= place marker
mm = move marker

Materials:

  1. Crochet yarn: white
  2. Ribbon: red, 5mm width
  3. 2mm crochet hook
  4. Beads for eyes, mouth and button
  5. Pipe cleaner: orange

Finished dimension:
approx. 9cm H x 6.5cm W

Directions:

Head

Work on 2 strands of white color yarn

beg sl knot

r1 – ch2, sc8 in 2nd ch from hook (8 st), pm

r2 – *2sc in each st* repeat 8 times (16 st), mm

r3 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 8 times (24 st), mm

r4 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st* repeat 8 times (32 st), slst, fo

Body

Work on 2 strands of white color yarn

beg sl knot

Repeat r1 to r3

r4 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 st* repeat 8 times (32 st), mm

r5 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3 st* repeat 8 times (40 st), mm

r6 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4 st* repeat 8 times (48 st), mm

r7 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5 st* repeat 8 time (56 st), slst, fo

Hat

Work on red color ribbon

beg sl knot

r1 – ch7

r2 – sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each st for the next 5 sts, turn

r3 – stst, ch1, sc1 in each st for the next 4 sts, turn

r4 – ch1, sc1 in each st for the next 4sts, fo

Embellish the eyes, mouth and body with beads, nose with orange pipe cleaner. Sew head, body and hat in proper place, tie a ribbon on the neck as scarf.


Santa’s Hat Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl knot = slip knot
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off
pm= place marker
mm = move marker

Materials:

  1. Wool yarn: red, white
  2. 3mm crochet hook
  3. Small white pom-pom

Finished dimension:
approx. 7cm H x 6cm W

Directions:

Head

Work on red color yarn

beg sl knot

r1 – ch2, sc3 in 2nd ch from hook (3 st), pm

r2 – sc in each st, mm

r3 – *2sc in each st* repeat 3 times (6 st), mm

r4 – sc in each st, mm

r5 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 3 times (9 st), mm

r6 – sc in each st, mm

r7 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 st* repeat 3 times (12 st), mm

r8 – sc in each st, mm

r9 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3 st* repeat 3 times (15 st), mm

r10 – sc in each st, mm

r11 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4 st* repeat 3 times (18 st), mm

r12 – sc in each st, mm

r13 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5 st* repeat 3 times (21 st), mm

r14 – sc in each st, mm

Continue with white color yarn

r15 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 6 st* repeat 3 time (24 st), mm

r16 – sc in each st, mm

r17 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 7 st* repeat 3 times (27 st), mm

r18 – sc in each st, mm

r19 – *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 8 st* repeat 3 times (30 st), mm

r20 – sc in each st, slst, fo.

Sew a small pom-pom on the tip of the hat. Roll up the end hem to meet the first row of white stitch, sew some stitches to secure.

Bend the hat so that the tip is pointing side way, sew some stitch to secure it in place.

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  1. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us, I’ll surely make one for my nephew next year. Happy New Year to you and all crafters. :)

  2. Besides joy and health, I need lots of good lucks. LOL! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. happy new decade to you & fly!

  4. These are really beautiful!!! Good job!

  5. LOVE all the details! just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this tutorial in a Christmas in July Stocking post tomorrow! You can come by and grab a featured button if you like! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  6. è muito lindo seus trabalhos e agradeço por compartilhar tanta coisa linda…muito obrigada. JU

    Translation (by Google):
    their work is very beautiful and I thank you for sharing so much beautiful … thank you. JU

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