Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Personalized Christmas Stockings

When we were kids, we had personalized Christmas Stockings for each member of the family. I had been wanting to do the same for our family, but I was never completely pleased with those I was able to find. I looked for crochet patterns for stockings on and off. Let's be honest, they were all UGLY!! Most of them were 2 basic "J" pieces that were stitched together. I just didn't like the look.

Last December, I was looking for some Christmas craft ideas for a friend, and I came across this pattern from Coats and Clark. It was the nicest-looking one I'd seen, so it had potential. I tried one following the pattern to see how it would turn out. The finished product was OK-ish, but I knew there had to be an easier way to do it.

I wrote my own pattern! The first three shown are using my own made-up pattern; the one on the right is the original pattern. I used a needle and accent-color yarn to do a sort of "cross-stitch" of the names on each one.


The reason I'm *just* now posting them is because, though the stockings were finished in time for Christmas, the cuffs and names still needed to be finished. I finished all of them on Saturday (yes, I *did* ignore them for 8 months...) with 4 months to spare!

Is anyone interested in having the pattern? It's a lot to type up, so I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. ;-)

7 comments:

  1. You have amazing skills! Very clever - to maker your own pattern! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  2. Thanks! It was a fun project--especially since I'd wanted them for years. ;-)

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  3. Thanks for sharing Mindy - I htink they're beautiful!

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  4. Your pattern turned out a really nice pattern! Much better :D


    thank you for linking to the party!

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  5. Oh my goodness -- I LOVE THESE! How clever and darling! Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest. it's a treat!

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