Designed by Ashley Jane McIntyre & Rachel Brockman
This holiday season, craft and be merry with the Poinsettia Stockings! Featuring both a knit and crochet version, the Poinsettia Stockings are a festive and fun project to decorate your home, and of course fill with gifts for a loved one. Featuring coordinating colors of easy-care Deluxe Stripes and Deluxe Worsted Superwash, both of these projects are beginner-friendly and feature soothing stitchwork.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Deluxe Stripes (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 100g/218 yds) • 310 Poinsettia (MC) – 1 ball (for knit or crochet version) Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/218 yds) • 738 Christmas Green (CC) – 1 ball (for knit or crochet version) Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 6 (4 mm) DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) Hook: US Size H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, removable stitch markers
GAUGE Knit Version: 19 sts x 29 rnds = 4" in Stockinette stitch (St st) with larger ndl
Crochet Version: 14½ sts x 11 rows = 4” in Half Double Crochet (hdc) Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES Knit Version: This stocking is knit in the round from the top down and features an afterthought heel. The cuff is folded inward and tacked down by working live stitches together with the cast-on edge (instructions are given for sewing this down instead if desired). An I-Cord is added during finishing to hang the stocking.
Crochet Version: This Stocking is made cuff-down in the round with an afterthought heel. The Cuff is made first and worked flat in turning rows then joined with a seam. The Stocking Leg is then worked along either edge of the Cuff in continuous rounds. The first round starts with sc and changes to hdc to build gradual height for a smooth transition to the continual rounds.