Monday, December 4, 2017

Hexagon patchwork Christmas Stocking - free pattern

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This is the free pattern that I mentioned in my last post. It took me nearly a whole day to design this. The hexagon motif is a basic pattern, so nothing complicated there, but figuring out where to fit what to get the shape was like solving a giant jigsaw puzzle for me. I almost gave up on it, then finally it clicked. After that it was a breeze. 

Materials:
I used light worsted weight yarn in red which is the main color, green, brown and blue. 
Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to weave in the hundreds of yarn ends
Scissors

Size:
The stocking measures 13 inches from top to bottom, 10 inches wide at the top and 12 inches wide at the bottom

Abbreviations Used (US terms)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet 
dc - double crochet

Note: Ch 3 at the beginning of a round will be counted as a stitch
Instruction
Hexagon
Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 3 and dc into ring, ch 2, [2 dc, ch 2] 5 times into ring. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **[dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** around, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch. Cut off yarn.

You need to make 56 hexagons. 

How to join: 
First join 8 hexagons in a row. This will be your first row. For the second row join the hexagons one by one to the hexagons in the first row. Work one sc at the corner ch-2 spaces of hexagon in the first row and new hexagon of the second row holding them together, sc in next 4 dc of both the hexagons held together, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space of the 2nd row hexagon and ch-2 space of the next hexagon together, continue until all the hexagons of the 2nd row are joined to the hexagons of the 1st row. 
First join the hexagons in the order shown below. Weave in the thousands of loose ends. Phew!
Then join as indicated in the image above matching the letters on the left and right side, i.e., join A on the right side to A on the left side. 
To make it easier I first folded it and using stitch marker I marked all the sides that needed to be joined. Then I joined using the same technique as the other hexagons. Finally join at the bottom. 

Cuff:
Round 1: Join red to the joint at the left corner, ch 3 (counts as dc), **dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-2 space, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in 2 dc, dc in next joint** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch. 
Round 2 to 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends. Join yarn at the left top corner and make a loop.

Finally my stocking looked as in the 1st image, but I didn't like the pointed heel, so I tucked the hexagon at the corner in and I liked it better as seen in the 2nd image.
Now your stocking is ready to be filled.    


9 comments:

  1. Colorful !!!!!
    Have a lovely week !
    Anna

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  2. Love this!! I love it so much that I'm going to be featuring it on next week's More The Merrier Monday. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

    Jamie
    http://diyhsh.com/

    Jamie
    http://diyhsh.com/

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  3. Wow! Love this stocking! A small labor of love, but love all the fun colors, and the fun shape. Appreciate that you including some photos along the way because I definitely want to try this next year, and will be thankful for the photos. Glad you didn't give up on the design - it really came out great! Pinned.
    I have run a granny square link up all year long, and have reached the last one. Would love if you came to share this, and enter the big, BIG 2017 Yarn Goodies Giveaway :)

    Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots
    December Challenge: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-granny-spiration-challenge.html

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  4. Wonderful design, it is brilliant.

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  5. It looks lovely and colourful! Thanks for sharing !

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  6. awesome..though, I doubt if I'll have the patience to do so many hexagons.Blankets,hexagons,doilies..I admire the patience of die hard crocheters!!

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  7. What a Unique and beautiful Christmas stocking! Thanks for the pattern Pradeepa :)

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  8. So pretty! Great idea :-). Merry Christmas, enjoy the holidays ♪♫♪
    Nata xxx

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