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Help?! What Do I Make For A Teacher?

Do you make lots of gifts for everyone every year? Do you have children in school or do you know a special teachers who deserves a special gift? Well if you do I have the perfect patterns for you!

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This year I have a lot of gifts to make for teachers at my children’s school. I started gathering hat and scarf patterns as well as yarn that would work for a variety of personalities. I spent a lot of time trying to match both the patterns and yarn to their personalities. I had fun ones. I had prim and proper ones. I had more basic ones. There were so so many scarves created and started.

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Then I came up with an idea to make a more unique fun gift for teachers. A cute pencil stocking!

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Check out that texture!

I was so excited by the way this turned out that I got inspired to make five other school themed stockings. So here are the instructions for the pencil stocking.

Enjoy making it and don’t forget to share it on social media using #llamaunraveled.

There will be five more school themed stocking patterns I will be releasing in the next two weeks. If you want to make sure, you don’t miss those then subscribe to my email list.

Size

21” Long X 6” Wide

Materials

         Worsted Weight Yarn

                  Yellow

                  Pink

                  Grey

                  Charcoal

                  Tan

         Size H hook (5.0 mm)

Gauge

         17 dc sts = 4”

         10 rows = 4”

Abbreviations

         Dc – double crochet

FPDC – Front post double crochet

         BPDC – Back post double crochet

         Sk – skip

         St(s) – stitch(es)

         Ch – chain

         MR – magic ring

Sl st – slip stitch

Notes

  • I only chain 2 for my double crochet here to decrease any bigger holes that may appear.  I also crochet tightly so this works for me.  If you crochet loosely, try both and see what works for you.
  • The grey section is the only part of the pencil where you will turn your work every row.
  • In the yellow section, except for the first row, all FPDC will be worked in the previous FPDC.
  • In the grey section, except for the first row, all FPDC will be worked in BPDC and FPDC will be worked in BPDC

Let’s Get Started!

         Using Charcoal create a magic ring.

  1. Ch2, 6 dc into MR, sl st to first st
  2. Ch2, 2 dc in first st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in next 2 sts, sl st to first st (8 sts)
  3. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in next 3 sts, sl st to first st (10 sts)
  4. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, sl st to first st (12 sts)
  5. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) x 2, sl st to first st (15 sts)
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Change to Tan

6. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) x 2, sl st to first st (18 sts)

7. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 5 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) x 2, sl st to first st (21 sts)

8. Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) x 2, sl st to first st (24 sts)

9. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 5 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) x4, sl st to first st (28 sts)

10. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) x4, sl st to first st (32 sts)

11. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 7 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts) x4, sl st to first st (36 sts)

12. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 8 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts) x4, sl st to first st (40 sts)

13. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 9 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts) x4, sl st to first st (44 sts)

14. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next 10 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts) x4, sl st to first st (48 sts)

Change to yellow

15. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc acround, sl st to first st (48 sts)

16. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next st, (FPDC x2, dc in next 6 sts) x5, FPDC x2, dc in next 4 sts, sl st to first st (48 sts)

17-44. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next st, (FPDC x2, dc in next 6 sts) x5, FPDC x2, dc in next 4 sts, sl st to first st (48 sts) (All FPDC sts will be places in the FPDC of the previous row.)

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Change to grey

45. Ch 2, dc in first st, dc around, sl st to first st (48 sts)

46. Ch 2, turn, (BPDC in 2, dc in 2) repeat around (48 sts)

47. Ch 2, turn, (dc in 2, FPDC in 2) repeat around (48 sts)

48-51. repeat rows 46-475

52-56. ch 2, dc across, sl st to first st (48 sts)

Fasten Off.

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Loop

Ch 5

  1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (4 sts)
  2. Ch 1, turn, sc across (4 sts)

3 – 27. Ch1, turn, sc across (4 sts)

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Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew the loop on the inside of the stocking.

Fold the loop in half and sew it to the corner top of the stocking.

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When you are done, feel free to share your finished work on Instagram using #llamaunraveled. You are welcome to sell completed projects, but please link back to my site. Please do not copy my pattern, do not redistribute my pattern, do not claim it as your own, and do not publish it anywhere.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

llamaunraveled@gmail.com

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