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Crochet Mini Stocking

This little darling stocking is simple and quick. Using a size I hook and 4 ply yarn the final size will be approximately 3×8 inches. You may use SC or HDC simple stitch. I use HDC Front Post (FPHDC) to achieve a thicker stocking that will not stretch or lose shape. 

This pattern is worked in rounds, meaning you will not attach rows or add ch. 

CH 4, turn, 2 HDC in 2nd CH from the hook, 1HDC, 3 HDC in the 1st CH. The next HDC will be placed on the opposite side of the CH. HDC in the same CH with the 2HDC. (8HDC)

Round 2: HDC in the CH4 space, FPHDC, HDC between the next HDC, 3 FPHDC, 1HDC between next HDC, FPHDC, 1 HDC between next HDC, 3HDC (12HDC)

Round 3: Work 1FPHDC in the HDC, 1HDC, 1FPHDC, 1HDC, between, 5FPHDC, 1HDC between, 1FPHDC, 1HDC between, 5FPHDC . (16HDC)

Round 4: Round 3: Work 1FPHDC in the HDC, 1HDC, 1FPHDC, 1HDC, between, 7FPHDC, 1HDC between, 1FPHDC, 1HDC between, 7FPHDC . (20HDC)

Round 5: Work 1FPHDC in the HDC, 19 FPHDC (20HDC) The toe area is complete.

Change color. Complete 5 rounds of 20FPHDC.

CH10, skip 10, 10FPHDC, HDC in the CH. Complete 10 rows of 20FPHDC.

Change color. Complete 3 rows of 20FPHDC for the brim. Tie off.

For the heel Repeat rounds 1-5, tie off. Sew the heel into place.

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