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DROPS Extra 0-857 by DROPS Design
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Knitted and crochet DROPS Christmas stocking in ”Karisma”.
DROPS Extra 0-857
DROPS design: Pattern no u-661
Yarn group B
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Height: approx. 35 cm / 13 3/4"
Foot length: approx. 29 cm / 11½"

Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100 g color no 48, wine red
50 g color no 21, medium gray
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 47, forest green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C - or size needed to get 1 square to measure approx. 9 x 9 cm / 3½'' x 3½".

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  • DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.05 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A-1 and A-2. Work pattern A-1 in stockinette st.

DECREASE TIP:
Beg 1 st before st with marker, slip 2 sts as if to K tog, K 1, pass the slipped sts over.
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING:
Beg by crochet 2 squares for heel, work the squares tog. Then knit the foot on the Christmas stockinette and finally the leg.

SQUARE FOR HEEL:
Ch 6 on hook size 3 mm / C with forest green Karisma and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1 (= 1 sc), work 11 sc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round = 12 sc.
ROUND 2: Switch to off white. Ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), * 1 dc in next st, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc with 1 ch between each.
ROUND 3: ch 3 (= 1 dc), work 2 dc tog in same st (i.e. work 1 dc but wait with last YO and pull through, work next dc and pull last YO through all 3 sts on hook), * ch 3, 3 dc tog in next ch (i.e. work 1 dc but wait with last YO and pull through, work next dc but wait with last YO and pull through, work last dc but now pull last YO through all 4 sts on hook) *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st at the top of first dc-group at beg of round.
ROUND 4: Switch to forest green. Ch 1, then work 4 sc in every ch space the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 5: Switch to medium gray. Ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc in same st, * ch 2, skip 4 sc, 2 sc in space before the next 4 sc, ch 3, skip 4 sc, 2 sc in space before the next 4 sc, ch 2, skip 4 sc **, 2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc in space before the next 4 sc *, repeat from *-* 2 more times and from *-** one time, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 6: Work sl sts until first ch space in the corner, ch 3 (= 1 dc), 2 dc + ch 2 + 3 dc in ch space in the corner, * 3 dc in each of the next 3 ch spaces, 3 dc + ch 2 + 3 dc * in ch space in the corner, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in each of the last 3 ch spaces and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Fasten off.

Crochet another square.
Place the 2 squares on top of each other WS against WS and work them tog on hook size 3 mm / C with medium gray (work them tog along 2 of the sides): 1 sc in ch space in the corner on first square, ch 1, 1 sc in ch space in the corner on the other square, ch 3, 1 sc between the first 2 dc-groups on the first square, ch 1, 1 sc between the first 2 dc-groups on the other square, ch 3, 1 sc between the next 2 dc-groups on the first square, ch 1, 1 sc between the next 2 dc-groups on the other square etc.
Fasten off.

FOOT:
Now pick up sts along the heel and cast on new sts on top of the Christmas stockinette. Beg in the middle of where the 2 squares were crochet tog.
Pick up with medium gray as follows: pick up 1 st in sc worked in the corner on one square, 1 st in ch space in the same corner, then pick up 1 st in each of the 15 dc on square and 1 st in ch space in the next corner, then cast on 32 new sts on needle (= on top of foot), then pick up 1 st in the corner on the other square, 1 st in each of the 15 dc on the square, 1 st in the corner and 1 st in the 3 ch (you are now back to where you started) = 68 sts. Distribute the sts on double pointed needles so that there are 17 sts on every needle.
Insert a marker in the last st on 1st needle and a marker in the first st on 4th needle.
P 1 round with wine red, then work in stockinette st in the round with stripes as follows: * 3 rounds wine red, 1 round medium gray *, repeat from *-*. AT THE SAME TIME on 3rd round in stockinette st (= last round with red) dec 2 sts at every marker – READ DECREASE TIP.
Repeat dec every 4th row 2 more times = 56 sts.
Continue stripes until piece measures approx. 13 cm / 5'' from where sts were picked up – stop after 3 rounds with wine red.
Switch to off white and work in GARTER ST - see explanation above.
AT THE SAME TIME on 3rd round (i.e. 2nd round K) dec 7 sts by K tog every 7th and 8th st = 49 sts.
Dec 7 sts every 4th round 5 more times = 14 sts – NOTE: On every dec round work 1 st less before K 2 tog.
Pull 1 strand of the yarn through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

LEG:
Beg mid back on the Christmas stocking between the 2 heel squares (in opposite side of where sts for foot were picked up) and pick up sts with wine red as follows: pick up 1 st in the transition mid back, 1 st in ch space in the same corner, 1 st in each of the 15 dc on square, 2 sts in the corner, 1 st in the transition before sts on top of foot, 1 st in each of the 32 sts on top of foot, 1 st in the transition after sts on top of foot, 2 sts in ch space in the corner on the square, 1 st in each of the 15 dc, 1 st in ch space in ch space in the corner and 1 st in the transition mid back (you are now back to where you started) = 72 sts.
Switch to medium gray, P 1 round, switch back to wine red and work in stockinette st according to A-1 until piece measures approx. 22 cm / 8 3/4'' from where sts were picked up – make sure that 3-4 rounds with wine red have been worked after 1 round with dots.
Switch to off white and work pattern A-2 before loosely binding off.

CROCHET EDGES:
Crochet a fan edge at the top of leg with off white as follows:
1 sc in first st mid back of leg, * skip 2 sts, 10 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in sc from beg of round (instead of 1 sc in next st) = 12 fans.

Crochet a lace edge with forest green at the top of leg – work top down in the transition between off white and red as follows:
1 sc in first st, * ch 4, 1 dc in the first ch worked, skip 3 sts on the Christmas stocking, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in sc from beg of round.
Work another edge around the crochet square on the heel and in first ridge around the toe - see picture.

STRAP:
Crochet 1 sc with red, in the transition between the off white part at the top of stocking and the forest green lace edge, approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' from mid back at the front of the Christmas stocking. Ch 2, work 1 sc in the first ch worked, * work ch 1, work 1 sc in previous sc *, repeat from *-* until tie measures approx. 5 cm / 2'', fasten with 1 sc, approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' from mid back at the back of the Christmas stocking.

ROUND ROSETTE WITH RAGGED EDGE:
Ch 6 with forest green and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1 (= 1 sc), work 11 sc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round = 12 sc.
ROUND 2: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), * 1 dc in next st, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc with 1 ch between each.
ROUND 3: Switch to off white, work 1 sc in first ch, * ch 3, 1 sc in the first of the ch 3, 1 sc in next ch on rosette *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.

SMALL ROSETTE:
Ch 6 with wine red and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1 (= 1 sc), work 11 sc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round = 12 sc.
ROUND 2: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), * 1 dc in next st, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc with 1 ch between each.
ROUND 3: Switch to off white, work 1 sc in first ch, * ch 2, 1 sc in next ch on rosette *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Work as many rosettes as wanted and in the color combinations wanted and sew on to the Christmas stocking – see picture.

HEART:
Ch 10 with off white.
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch = 8 dc, turn piece.
ROW 2 and 3: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, turn piece = 8 dc.
ROW 4: Work along 2 sides as follows: ch 3 (= 1 dc), skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row (= in the corner), ch 3, 1 sc in the bottom of first dc, ch 3, 1 sc in the bottom of next dc, ch 3 and 1 sc in the bottom of last dc, turn piece.
ROW 5: Skip first ch space, work 11 dc in next ch space, 1 sc in sc between the next 2 ch spaces, 11 dc in next ch space and finish with 1 sc in last st on row.
ROUND 6: Switch to medium gray and work 1 round sc around the entire heart with 1 sc in every st, at the bottom of the tip of heart work 3 sc.
Work as many hearts as you want and in the color combinations that you want and sew on to the Christmas stocking – see picture.


Diagram

wine red
off white
K
P
K 2 tog
2 YO, on next round K the first YO and slip the second YO off the needle


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