Sunday, April 10, 2011

Santa Baby!

I have finished making Santa Stockings for a customer. Plus, I made a stocking for myself. Really, it's so I can write a pattern for it. I think it's the cutest...don't you?

The stocking is basically a big ol' sock with an intarsia Santa face knit into it.

There is Santa without his jolly face. To make the beard you need to make fringe. I did it by cutting a 4" strip along the long side of a page of card stock. Then, folded the paper in half and gently wrapped the yarn around it a whole bunch of times. I slipped my sharp Fiscars in between the folded paper and cut the along the two edges to make a boat load of fringe. Making fringe takes me back to my childhood. I've been doing it since I was...maybe...8.

Here's how I apply the fringe. So simple, just use a crochet hook to pull a 4" piece if yarn (folded in half) under a stitch and thread the cut end through the loop.

On to writing the pattern!


  1. Hey Peggy, it looks awesome! Can't wait to make one. See you Tuesday. Dayna

  2. I've been wondering for a while if I'd be able to find a pattern for this anywhere! My grandmother made me and all of my cousins one of these when we were born (as a first Christmas present) and I'd love to know how to make them for new members of the family since she passed away a few years ago. A bit of googling brought me here, I don't really knit so this would be very new to me, but I was wondering if you'd be able to give any advice?

  3. I am also looking to replace the stocking my grandmom made for me. Is the pattern finished? Is it possible to find it posted?


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