Waiting for Santa LW1264

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Suitable for Beginners.

Directions are for small stocking. Changes for medium and large stocking are in parentheses. Stockings measure 11 (17, 21)" long.

RED HEART- 4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn. These models made in Red Heart® Super Saver®, 100% acrylic, Art. E300 (8 oz solid; 6 oz multi-color skeins).

Amount: 1 (2 ½, 3 ¾) Ounces Main Color (MC), ¾ (1 ¼, 1 ½) ounces Contrast Color (CC).

Colors Used: 390 Hot Red, 316 Soft White, and 368 Paddy Green.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Size I-9 [5.5mm].

GAUGE: In sc - 12 sts = 4"; 15 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

LEG: With MC, ch 31 (43, 47).

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 30 (42, 46) sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rep Row 2 and work stripe pat of 8 rows MC and 2 rows CC until 6 (9, 11 ½)" from beg, end wrong side row. Fasten off.

HEEL: With right side facing, skip 23 (32, 35) sc; join CC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc; bring other side of leg around and sc in first 7 (10, 11) sc; turn - 14 (20, 22) sc.

Next Row: Ch 1; draw up a lp next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook - dec made; sc in each sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn 12 (18, 20) sc.

Rep last row to dec 1 st each end of every row until 4 sts rem. Now inc 1 st (inc = work 2 sc in a st) each end of every row until there are 14 (20, 22) sc. Fasten off.

FOOT: With right side facing, skip first 7 (10, 11) sc of heel, join MC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 8 (14, 16) sc of leg, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in rem 7 (10,11) sc of heel; turn - 26 (38, 42) sc. Work even in sc and stripe pat until foot measures 3 (5, 6)" from last row of heel, end wrong side row. Cut MC.

TOE-Next Row: With CC, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

**Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 9 (15, 17) sc, dec; turn - 11 (17, 19) sc. Dec 1 st each end of every row until 3 sc rem. Fasten off.**

With wrong side facing, join CC in next sc of last long row. Rep from ** to **.

FINISHING: Sew toe, foot, heel, and back seams.

Top Edging and Hanging Loop: With right side facing, attach CC at back seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st of beg ch around; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join; ch 12, sl st in same st as joining; sl st in each ch of ch-12. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; dec = decrease; inc = increase; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rem = remain(ing); rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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