The classic granny square has been around for decades. It is the foundation of crochet. I have heard it said that if you can crochet a granny square you can crochet anything. I tend to agree. There is a special little secret to this granny square! Here is a clue: When you fold it, it becomes a stocking. Can it really be called a square?
These Mini Stockings are so quick and easy to make, you will have a great time making several for gifts to give family and friends. Think of all the scrap yarn you can use up too – remember – reuse and recycle.
Granny Square Mini Christmas Stocking
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn : Green & White.
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 4 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 3 tr in ring, ch 2, (4 tr in ring, ch 2) 4 times; join with sl st to first tr. (Join all rnds in this manner.) (20 tr) Finish off White and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (3 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in same sp, ch 1, * (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sp, ch 2; rep from * 3 times more; join. (40 tr) Finish off Green and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join White with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (3 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in same sp, ch 1, 4 tr in ch-1 sp, ch 1, * (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sp, ch 1, 4 tr in ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 3 times more; join. (60 tr) Finish off White and weave in ends.
Row 1: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each tr and sp across to next ch-2 sp, ch 8 (hanger), fold in half across row worked, matching remaining sides, working through both thicknesses, sc in each tr and sp across to ‘toe’, sl st in last ch-2 sp. Finish off and weave in ends.
– Cut 10” strand of each color. Thread through center of block (Rnd 1) and tie in bow.
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