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Roller Skate Christmas Stocking

Roller skate Christmas stocking

Last week when I published the Roller Skate Pillow pattern, a fellow crocheter on Facebook suggested that it would make a cute Christmas stocking. The next morning I was off to the yarn store to get more red, but they were out of the red in Bernat Blanket yarn. I opted for the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn; the label says it is also a 6-weight yarn, but I found that it gives a slightly smaller gauge than the blanket yarn I used on the pillow. If you prefer to use blanket yarn, please note that the stocking will be slightly larger than the dimensions of the stocking. (Please see Roller Skate Pillow Crochet Pattern for those dimensions.)

Materials:

Bernat Softee Chunky yarn

5.5 oz. red

1 oz. green

1 oz. white

Bernat Pipsqueak yarn

1 oz. white

Size M (9.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

 

Finished stocking measures approximately 14” wide by 15” tall (including wheels).

 

DIRECTIONS:

BOOT:

Row 1: Beginning at heel with green yarn, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next st, inc in last st (5 sc).

Rows 3-14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, inc in last st (7 sc).

Rows 16-28: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, dec over last 2 sts (5 sc).

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 31: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next st, dec over last 2 sts (3 sc).

Rnd 32: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Working down side, 1 sc in each of the 31 row ends. Working across remaining lps of starting ch, 2 sc in first ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch. Work down opposite side with 1 sc in each of the 31 row ends (72 sc). Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off green.

Rnd 33: Join red yarn at center st of heel end. Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnds 34-37: Ch 1, sc in each st. Join with sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in next 36 sts, work 3 sc tog, sc in next 33 sts (70 sc).

Rnd 39: Ch 1, sc in next 35 sts, work 3 sc tog, sc in next 30 sts, work 2 sc tog (67 sc).

Rnd 40:  Ch 1, sc in next 33 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 27 sts, work 2 sc tog (62 sc).

Rnd 41:  Ch 1, sc in next 31 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 26 sts (58 sc).

Rnd 42:  Ch 1, sc in next 29 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 24 sts (54 sc).

Rnd 43:  Ch 1, sc in next 27 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 22 sts (52 sc).

Rnd 44:  Ch 1, sc in next 25 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 20 sts (46 sc).

Rnd 45:  Ch 1, sc in next 23 sts, work 5 sc tog, sc in next 18 sts (42 sc).

Rnds 46-68: Ch 1, sc in each st. Join with sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off red.

Rnd 69: Attach white pipsqueak yarn, ch 1, working in FLO, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (48 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnds 70-74: Working through both loops, sc in each st. Join with sl st. At end of Rnd 74, fasten off pipsqueak yarn. Fold cuff down over boot.

Hanger: Attach red at top of boot on the outside edge. Ch 10, sl st in same sp. Fasten off.

WHEELS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off red.

Rnd 3: With white yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 4: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 6. Fasten off white leaving 12” length for sewing.

Repeat Rnds 1-6 for second half of wheel. Stuff each section and sew tog end to end. Sew to bottom of skate approximately 2” from heel.

TOE STOP:

Rnd 1: With green yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, dec,* repeat twice (9 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next st, dec,* repeat twice (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off green leaving 12” length for sewing.

SHOELACE:

Cut a piece of white yarn approximately 3 yards long. Starting near the bottom at center front, lace yarn in cross-cross fashion like shoelaces with the lace inserting every other row going up to just below the fur cuff. Tie in a bow. Cut excess yarn.

PDF download is available for $2.99 in my Etsy shop.

Also available is a roller skate ornament crochet pattern at https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/877943632/roller-skate-ornament-crochet-pattern?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1603723843850

More Christmas Projects

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Melted Snowman Ornament

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Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Moose Ornament

Nutcracker Cuddler

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Halloween Sale

For the remainder of the month, all patterns in my Halloween section are 25% off. Hope you have a safe and spooky Halloween!

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Ghost Chair Socks

 

We’re still in 100-degree weather in San Antonio, but I’m still in a Halloween mood. This week I will be publishing three different designs for chair socks to get your dining room ready for Halloween. Today’s pattern is a ghost chair sock, which will be followed by Frankenstein’s monster and a spider.

The ghost chair sock takes only 11 yards of white yarn and takes just a few minutes to crochet. Eyes and mouth can be painted on, embroidered with black yarn, or glued on with felt. Grab your scrap basket and make up a few in one evening.

Finished Measurements:  Approximately 2” tall, 1.5” diameter to fit 4.5” circumference chair leg

Gauge: 5 sc = 1”

Directions:

Row 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: BLO, sc in each st.

Rnds 5-13: Working in both loops, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 13. Fasten off white. Weave in ends.

To decorate face:

  • use fabric paint to make eyes and mouth; or
  • cut 3 felt ovals for eyes and mouth and glue to face; or
  • use black yarn to embroider eyes and mouth.

More Halloween Crochet Patterns

Topsy-Turvy Witch Doll Crochet Pattern

Frankenstein Scrubby Crochet Pattern

Bat Crochet Patterns

Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern – Ladies’ One Size Fits All

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

Devil Hat Crochet Pattern

September Sales – 9/1 through 9/6

The Ghost Chair Sock Crochet Pattern is available this week at introductory price of 50% off. (Frankenstein and Spider Chair Socks will also be available at half price later in the week.)

September is Fall Hat Month, so all hat patterns are 50% off. My Fingers Fly on Etsy

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September 2 – V-J Day – Bald Eagle Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

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September 3 – U.S. Bowling League Day – All Bowling Ball Bag Crochet Patterns 50% off

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September 4 – National Chianti Day – Wine Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

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September 4 – National Wildlife Day – A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook and Endangered Species Crochet Patterns Ebook 50% off

 

September 5 – World Beard Day – Beard Ornament Crochet Pattern and Bearded Monkey Plush Toy 50% off

Labor Day Sale – 9/3 through 9/7/2020

All patterns, ebooks, and supplies (including yarn) will be 20% off during Etsy’s Labor Day Sale.

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Just a reminder that the Gnome Election is still tied!

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Democrat Donkey Gnome Crochet Pattern OR Republican Elephant Gnome Crochet Pattern

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more Halloween designs in September, along with a book of Halloween Crochet Patterns by the end of the month. Hopefully we’ll get some cooler weather by then!

Stay safe and happy crocheting!

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Election 2020

Since we are three months away from Election Day, I thought I would try something different this month. My newest designs are gnomes of the two major U.S. political parties. Based on the number of downloads of these two patterns over the next three months, I will make a prediction for the Presidential election on November 2.

The designs are easy to crochet using worsted weight yarn – a Republican Elephant Gnome and a Democrat Donkey Gnome. Each design gives instructions for vertical stripes and horizontal stripes on the hat.

Republican Gnome                                                  Democrat Gnome

The patterns are also available at Ravelry and My Fingers Fly, along with Kindle on Amazon. Show your support for your political party by crocheting the corresponding gnome. Make a few for friends. Please post photos of your gnomes to Instagram. I would love to see your finished gnomes!

August Sales

This week’s 50% specials on Etsy based on the National Day Calendar:

August 2              International Beer Day          Beer Mug Hat Crochet Pattern

Beer Mug Socks Addi Pattern

August 3              National Georgia Day             Peachy Queen Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

(Free pattern on blog)

August 4              National Coast Guard Day      Coastal Military Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

August 2-8          National Clown Week               Clown Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Clown Eyeglass Holder Addi King Pattern

August                Natl Back to School Month       School Bus Hoodie Crochet Pattern

New Releases

In addition to the political party gnomes, the Halloween Gnome Crochet Pattern is now available. This little cutie is so much fun to make – use your own color scheme and embellishments to make this a truly unique item for your Halloween decor. As always, I would love to see your gnomes on Instagram.

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Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more great Halloween patterns coming in August and a Halloween Crochet Pattern Ebook to be published in early September. More half price sales for the month of August will include Bowling Day, Aviation Day, Dog Day, and many more.

In the meantime, try to stay cool, stay safe, and happy crocheting!