Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Snowy Day and a New Pattern

Today started with a surprise.  We had been told on the radio and by the different internet weather services that we should expect a rain and snow mix and not a lot. We got more than expected and I got an afternoon off work.  Not too bad.  I got to work on the Tunisian Crochet Stocking I'm designing for my prayer shawl group.  Win-Win all around.

The pattern will follow.

I checked the weather again and discovered more to come for Tuesday and Saturday.  Fun for some, not so much for others.  But I know I will be getting in more design time and finish some projects.

Tunisian Christmas Stocking  Part 1

Materials needed:

8 oz worsted weight yarn (either one skein 8 oz. or 2 4 oz skeins in different colors)
2 oz worsted weight yarn for heel and toe, optional
Size US H hook, double ended Tunisian or cro hook

Ch 60.  Join with a sl st in first ch.  Be careful not to twist before joining.

R1a:  Working in the back loop of the chain, pick up a loop for each ch. You will only get part way around.

R1b:  Join either the other end or the other color.  With the other end of the hook, ch 1 through the end loop.  Now wrap the yarn around the hook and draw through the horizontal loop just created and the next vertical bar.  repeat this step until there are 3 or 4 loops on the hook and go back to R1a.

Continue in this manner around until the leg is 10 - 12 inches long from the beginning.  Stay tuned for the next installment.