Accent your fireplace mantel as you get ready for the holidays with this classic stocking. Deep red triangle motifs are accented by fluffy white mohair edging for a modern take on a traditional holiday look.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 18” tall, 17” across at base of foot, and 15” in circumference at opening; finished motif is approximately 4” per side
Gauge: Gauge not critical
Yarn: Elann.com A-Series Pure Wool (100% wool; 87 yards [80 meters]/50 grams): #07 Tango Red (MC, 2 skeins); Elann.com Silken Kydd (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk; 232 yards [212 meters]/25 grams): #23 Cloud White (CC, 2 balls)
Hook: US size I/5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
CC is held double throughout.
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc throughout.
Triangle Motif (Make 27)
With MC, ch 5. Join into ring with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 5, 3 dc in ring) twice, ch 5, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3. (9 dc + 3 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-5 sp, [dc in each of next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp] twice, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3. (18 dc + 3 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 3: Change to 2 strands of CC held together, ch 1, sc in same ch as rnd join and in each of next 5 dc, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in ch-5 sp of Rnd 1, taking care to hold your working yarn in back of work so the stitch covers both the ch-5 of Rnd 1 and the ch-3 of Rnd 2, [sc in each of next 9 dc, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in next ch-5 sp] twice, sc in each of next 4 dc. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.
Blocking is not necessary – the seams will hold the stocking in shape.
Using 2 strands of CC held together, whip stitch the triangle motifs into stocking shape, following the assembly diagram. Do not stitch together the center ch of the ch-3s at each corner or you will pull it out of shape.
Once your stocking is assembled, look at all the areas where the points of the triangles meet.
If you see 3, 4, or 5 adjacent points, no further action is required.
With MC, work 2 dc in each of the 6 adjacent ch-3 sps. Join rnd with sl st in top of first dc, end off.
Rnd 1: With MC, work 2 tr in each of the 8 adjacent ch-3 sps. Join rnd with sl st in top of first tr. (16 tr)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc2tog all the way around, beginning in same st as rnd join. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off. (8 sc)
Rnd 1: With MC, starting at center back, sc around stocking opening, working 2 dc in each ch-3 sp you come to at the motif joins. Join rnd with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 15, sl st at base of ch for hanger loop, rev sc around. Join rnd with sl st in first sc, end off.
Weave in all ends.