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Getting ready to plan your Christmas crochet projects? Let’s get started with Kate Eastwood’s Sparkly Stars Christmas Stocking!

With chillier evenings drawing in I’m sure I’m not the only one beginning to think about those upcoming Christmas crochet projects!

Sparkly stars stockings

With that in mind, I have come up with a design and pattern for a Christmas stocking that will sparkle beautifully when hung up ready for Father Christmas. Coming up in the next couple of weeks there will be also be patterns for a hot water bottle cover and cushion to match.

For all of these projects I used RICO Basic Super Big Aran, a mighty 400g ball of yarn, making these projects a great value!

I used 1 x ball of Stone Grey 007 and 1 x ball of Ivory 01 and for my stars on the stocking I used DMC Marquise, shade 01.

The stocking is worked with a 4.5mm hook and the stars are worked with a 4mm hook. You will also need a small amount of coordinating ribbon for the hanging loop and bow.

To make the stocking:

Row 1: Begin by making a chain of 26.

Row 2: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC 23, work 2 DC in to the last stitch, 27sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 28sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4: Work a row of DC, working 2 DC in to the first and last stitch. 30 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 5: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 31sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 6: Work a row of DC, working 2 DC in to the first and last stitch. 33 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 7: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 34sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 8: Work a row of DC, working 2 DC in to the first and last stitch. 36 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 9: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 37sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 10: Work a row of DC, working 2 DC in to the first and last stitch. 39 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 11: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 40sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 12: Work a row of DC, working 2 DC in to the first and last stitch. 42 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 13: DC 42. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 14: DC to last stitch, DC 2 in last stitch. 43sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 15 to 18: DC 43. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 19: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the end. 44 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 20 to 23: DC 44. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 24: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the last stitch, DC 2 in the last stitch. 44 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 25: DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 43 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 26: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the end. 42 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 27: DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 41 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 28: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the end. 40 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 29: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 40 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 30: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the end. 39 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 31: DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 38 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 32: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the end. 37 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 33: DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 36 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 34: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together, DC to the last stitch, DC 2 in the last stitch. 36 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 35: DC to the last 2 stitches, decrease by working the last two DC together. 35 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 36: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together. 34 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 37: DC 27, DC the next 2 stitches together, 28 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 38: Decrease by working the first 2 stitches together. 27 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 39: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the end. 28 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 40 to 43: DC 28. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 44: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the last stitch, work 2 DC in to the last stitch, 30sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 45 to 53: DC 30. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 54: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the last stitch, work 2 DC in to the last stitch, 32sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 55 to 71: DC 32. Chain 1 and turn.

 

starry stockings

Row 72: Work 2 DC in to the first stitch, DC to the last stitch, work 2 DC in to the last stitch, 34sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 73 to 82: DC 34. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 83: Work a row of 34 DC, at the end of the row work 2 Dc in to the end stitch and then continue working a round of DC all the way around the edge of the stocking. Sl St to join and finish off.

star stockings

starry stockings

Work a second stocking shape as above and at the end of row 82 finish off. With the right side facing rejoin your yarn and work a row of 34 DC. At the end of the row work 2 DC in to the end stitch and then continue working a round of DC all the way around the edge of the stocking. Sl St to join and finish off.

starry stockings

To make the stars:

Round 1: Using the DMC Marquise and a 4mm hook make a Magic Ring and work 10 DC in to the ring. Sl St to join and chain 1.

Round 2: *Work 1 DC, followed by 2 DC in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around, 15 sts. Sl St to join.

Round 3: *Chain 6 and starting in the second chain from the hook work back down the chain as follows: Sl St, DC, HTR, TR and DTR. This will bring you back to the centre of the star. Skip one stitch and Sl St in to the following stitch. Sl St in to the next stitch* and repeat from * to *. Work around the centre of the star until you have made 5 points. Sl St to join and finish off.

To finish your stocking.

Lay the front piece of your stocking on to a flat surface, right side facing, and place the stars where you want them to be.

Pin in place and use a needle and thread to sew the stars securely to the stocking.

starry stocking

Christmas star stocking

Pin the front and back stocking pieces together securely.

star

Using the DMC Marquise and a 4mm hook work a round of deep DC all the way around the edge of the two pieces to join them together.

Work the same edging around the top of the stocking. Sl St to join and finish off.

stocking edging

stocking edging

To finish my stocking off I added a hanging loop and a bow which I sewed on securely with a needle and thread.

stocking bow

Get your hooks out and get ahead for Christmas!

christmas stocking

christmas stocking

For more of Kate Eastwood’s gorgeous patterns and projects, follow her on Instagram and on her blog JustPootling!

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