Red Heart Super Saver Keepsake Stocking

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by Lynda Cyr, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Keepsake Stocking

The Red Heart Super Saver Keepsake Stocking is knit using one multi-colored yarn with contrasting Red accents for heel and toe. Consider knitting one for each member of the family and be ready for Santa’s visit!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts and 20 rows (4 inch) to knit a stocking that measures 6 inch wide by 26 inch long. Be sure to check your gauge. If the needle and hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
  • 2
    Stocking: With Cherry Red, cast on 48 sts. Row 1 (right side): Purl. Row 2: Knit. Repeat last 2 rows once. Change to Primary. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 18 inch from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
  • 3
    Right Heel: Join Cherry Red and work over first 12 sts only. Row 1 (right side): Purl. Row 2: Slip 1, knit to end. Repeat last 2 rows 6 times more. Short rows: P2, p2tog, p1, turn; slip 1, k3, turn; p3, p2tog, p1, turn; slip 1, k4, turn; p4, p2tog, p1, turn; slip 1, k5, turn; p5, p2tog, p1, turn; slip 1, k6, turn; p6, p2tog. Cut Cherry Red. Slip all remaining sts to right needle.
  • 4
    Left Heel: Join Cherry Red and work over first 12 sts only. Row 1 (wrong side): Knit. Row 2: Slip 1, purl to end. Repeat last 2 rows 6 times more. Short rows: K2, ssk, k1, turn; slip 1, p3, turn; k3, ssk, k1, turn; slip 1, p4, turn; k4, ssk, k1, turn; slip 1, p5, turn; k5, ssk, k1, turn; slip 1, p6, turn; k6, ssk. Cut Cherry Red. Slip all remaining sts to left needle.
  • 5
    Foot: Next row (right side): With Primary, k7, pick up and knit 7 sts on inside edge of Left Heel, k24 across instep, pick up and knit 7 sts along inside edge of Right Heel, k7—52 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: K17, k2tog, k14, ssk, k17—50 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: K16, k2tog, k14, ssk, k16—48 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: K15, k2tog, k14, ssk, k15—46 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: K14, k2tog, k14, ssk, k14—44 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: K13, k2tog, k14, ssk, k13—42 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: Knit. Repeat last 2 rows until Foot measures 6 inch, ending with a wrong side row.
  • 6
    Toe: Row 1 (right side): With Cherry Red, purl to end. Row 2: [K5, k2tog] 6 times—36 sts. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: [K4, k2tog] 6 times—30 sts. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: [K3, k2tog] 6 times—24 sts. Row 7: Purl. Row 8: [K2, k2tog] 6 times—18 sts. Row 9: Purl. Row 10: [K1, k2tog] 6 times—12 sts. Draw yarn through remaining sts, pull tight and secure.
  • 7
    Sew sole and back seam. With crochet hook and Cherry Red, ch 10, slip st to first ch to make a loop, fasten off. Attach loop to top of stocking.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Primary 104465932
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Cherry Red 104212439
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles Silvalume 5.0 mm 8 US 104236226
  • Susan Bates Plastic Crochet Hook Luxite 5.5 mm I9 US 104236377
  • Yarn Needle
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