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Crayon Stocking

This new stocking pattern is my 5th and favorite teacher themed stocking I have designed. It is a crayon. It is the perfect gift for any teacher or something you can use to store stuff in. It would make a great plastic bag holder or even store small light objects.

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To make this, you will need any worsted weight yarn. All you need is two shades of the same color and black. One shade for the crayon part and another for the wrapper. If you would like to make a few of them for a family you could make several in primary colors or make them in pastel. The color choices are up to you.

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Now let’s get to the pattern.

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Size

         12” W X 20”

Materials

         Worsted Weight yarn

                  2 skeins in similar color

Color 1 dark shade of color

Color 2 lighter shade of color

                  black

         Size H hook (5.0 mm)

         Scissors

         Needle

Gauge

         17 hdc x 13 rows

Abbreviations

         Dc – double crochet

         Hdc – half double crochet

         Tr – treble crochet

         Fpdc – front post double crochet

Blo – back loop only

         Inc – increase

         St(s) – stitch(es)

         Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

Notes

  • The crayon part of the stocking will be worked without turning to give it a smoother look.  This will be the rows 1-15 and rows 57-59.
  • The wrapper will be worked by turning after each row.  This will keep the design on the wrapper straight and give it a slightly bumpy look.  This will be rows 16-56.
  • When picking colors, it will look best if you pick two shades of your color that are not similar.  If you choose a yarn that is only slighter lighter or darker than your main color, it will be hard to see the difference between the wrapper and the crayon.
  • The instructions are written for the darker color to be the crayon and lighter as the wrapper.  If you would like it to be the other way, use the lighter one when it says color 1 and the darker 1 when it says color 2.
  • If switching the colors, make sure your wrapper color isn’t too dark or the black decorations won’t stand out.
  • I did a ch 2 for my dc sts so it did not create a whole.  If you have loose or long stitches, you may want to do a ch 3 instead.
  • In row 13, you will place two fpdc around the same stitch.
  • When making the black ovals, you will need to make 2 black bobbins.  For  color 2, you can either carry it behind the black yarn, or you can create 3 bobbins and make each color section a separate bobbin.

Let’s Get Started!   

  1. Using color 1, in a magic ring, hdc 8, sl st to 1st st
  2. Ch 2­­, DC in the 3rd loop of the 1st st of the previous round, DC in 3rd loop of next 2 sts, 2 dc in 3rd loop of next st, dc in 3rd loop of next 3 sts, 2 dc in 3rd loop of last st, sl st to 1st st (8 dc) (see figure 1 if you are not sure where the 3rd loop is)
  3. Ch 2, (dc in next 4 sts,  2 dc in next st) repeat twice, sl st to 1st st (12 dc)
  4. Ch 2, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 3 times, sl st to 1st st (15 dc)
  5. Ch 2, (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 3 times, sl st to 1st st (18 dc)
  6. Ch 2, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 3 times, sl st to 1st st (21 dc)
  7. Ch 2, (dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 3 times, sl st to 1st st (24 dc)
  8. Ch 2, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (28 dc)
  9. Ch 2, (dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (32 dc)
  10. Ch 2, (dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (36 dc)
  11. Ch 2, (dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (40 dc)
  12. Ch 2, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (44 dc)
  13. Ch 2, (FPDC in next 10 sts, 2 FPDC in next st) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st (48 dc) (see figure 2 if you are unsure 2 fpdc around 1 st will look like)
  14. Ch 2, HDC around in BLO, sl st to 1st st (48 hdc)
  15. Ch 2, hdc around, switch to color 2 as you sl st to 1st st, fasten off color 1 (48 hdc)
  16. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 hdc)
  17. Ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 hdc)
  18. Ch 2, turn, hdc around, switch to black before sl st to 1st st, DO NOT fasten off color 2 (48 hdc)

(This next section may seem confusing because of all the numbers there, so I will write a simple version below for more experienced crocheters.)

19. Using black ch 2, turn, (sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to color 2 before sl st to 1st st, do not fasten off (48 hdc)

(sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2, dc 2, hdc 2)x4

20. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, (dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to black before sl st to 1st st, DO NOT fasten off (48 hdc)

(dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2)x4

21. Using black ch 2, turn, (sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to color 2 before sl st to 1st st, FASTEN OFF BLACK (48 hdc)

(sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2, dc 2, hdc 2)x4

22. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, (dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, sl st to 1st st, do not fasten off (48 hdc)

(dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2)x4

23 – 27. Ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 hdc)

(In the next 18 rows, you will be switching back and forth between color 2 and black.  You will want 2 black bobbins.  If you are not carrying color 2 behind the black yarn, you will need 3 color 2 bobbins.)

(This next section may seem confusing because of all the numbers there, so I will write a simple version below for more experienced crocheters.)

28. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 11 sts, using black hdc in next 2 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 22 sts, using black hdc in next 2 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 11 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

        (11 hdc color, 2 hdc black, 22 hdc color, 2 hdc black, 11 hdc color)


29. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 10 sts, using black hdc in next 4 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 20 sts, using black hdc in next 4 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 10 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(10 hdc color, 4 hdc black, 20 hdc color, 4 hdc black, 10 hdc color)

30. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 9 sts, using black hdc in next 6 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 18 sts, using black hdc in next 6 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 9 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(9 hdc color, 6 hdc black, 18 hdc color, 6 hdc black, 9 hdc color)

31. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 8 sts, using black hdc in next 8 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 16 sts, using black hdc in next 8 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 8 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(8 hdc color, 8 hdc black, 16 hdc color, 8 hdc black, 8 hdc color)

32. – 39. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 7 sts, using black hdc in next 10 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 14 sts, using black hdc in next 10 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 7 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(7 hdc color, 10 hdc black, 14 hdc color, 10 hdc black, 7 hdc color)

40. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 8 sts, using black hdc in next 8 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 16 sts, using black hdc in next 8 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 8 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(8 hdc color, 8 hdc black, 16 hdc color, 8 hdc black, 8 hdc color)

41. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 9 sts, using black hdc in next 6 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 18 sts, using black hdc in next 6 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 9 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(9 hdc color, 6 hdc black, 18 hdc color, 6 hdc black, 9 hdc color)

42. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 10 sts, using black hdc in next 4 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 20 sts, using black hdc in next 4 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 10 sts, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

(10 hdc color, 4 hdc black, 20 hdc color, 4 hdc black, 10 hdc color)

43. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 11 sts, using black hdc in next 2 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 22 sts, using black hdc in next 2 sts, using color 2 hdc in next 11 sts, sl st to 1st st, fasten off black and if you used more than one color 2 bobbin (48 sts)

        (11 hdc color, 2 hdc black, 22 hdc color, 2 hdc black, 11 hdc color)

44– 48. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

49. Using color 2, ch 2, turn, (sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to black before sl st to 1st st, do not fasten off (48 hdc)

(sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2, dc 2, hdc 2)x4

50. Using black, ch 2, turn, (dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to color 2 before sl st to 1st st, DO NOT fasten off (48 hdc)

(dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2)

51. Using color 2 ch 2, turn, (sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to black before sl st to 1st st, FASTEN OFF BLACK (48 hdc)

(sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2, dc 2, hdc 2)x4

52. Using black, ch 2, turn, (dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts) repeat 4 times, switch to color 2 before sl st to 1st st, do not fasten off (48 hdc)

(dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tr 2)x4

53. – 54. Ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

55. Ch 2, turn, hdc around, switch to color 1 before sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

         DO NOT TURN FOR THE LAST 3 ROWS

56. – 58. Using color 1, ch 2, hdc around, sl st to 1st st (48 sts)

         Fasten off and weave in ends.

Loop

Ch 5

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs
  2. Ch 1, turn, sc across
  3. – 27. Repeat row 2

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew the loop onto the stocking.

Fold loop in half.  Place it inside the stocking so the bottom sits between rows 56 and 57 and the ch 2 that begins rows is in the center.  Sew it in place, fasten off, and weave in ends.

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Figure 1 In row2, you will crochet in the 3rd loop which is on the back side of the circle.

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Figure 2 This shows the fpdc twice on the same post.

Crayon Pillow

  • If you would like to turn this into a pillow, make the circle bottom piece and sew it to the top of the crayon.
  • I would also recommend going down to a smaller hook.  I recommend a G 4mm hook.

Circle bottom for a pillow version

  1. Using color 1 and make a magic ring , ch 2, hdc in circle 8 times, sl st to 1st st (8 hdc)
  2. Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st st (16 hdc)
  3. Ch 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around, sl st (24 hdc)
  4. Ch 2, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around, sl st to 1st st (32 hdc)
  5. Ch 2, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around, sl st to 1st st (40 hdc)
  6. Ch 2, (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) repeat around, sl st to 1st st (48 hdc)

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew the circle to the end of the crayon. Stuff crayon. Sew circle to the bottom of the crayon.

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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