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Athena Owl Stocking was inspired by vintage macrame owl designs. A decorative wing lays over the side of the stocking, adding dimension to the simple half-double crochet texture. The front of the stocking can be decorated with feather-like shell stitches, worked directly into the fabric, or with embroidery and beads. A crab stitch trim covers the edges along the top and the side of the wing for a more finished look. A crochet i-cord loop is attached to the inside of the stocking, ready to decorate any mantlepiece!

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with detailed step-by-step photos showing construction and finishing. There are two options for decorating the body of the bag - Option 1 adds texture with crochet shells and Option 2 is finished with metallic embroidery and beads for extra sparkle, and an Option 3 to add a fabric lining.

When made with Aran weight yarn (sample 1 made in Yarn and Colors Epic) and 4.5mm hook the finished stocking will measure about 35cm/14in long and 15cm/6in wide.

When made with DK weight yarn (sample 2 made in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK) and 3.5mm hook the finished stocking will measure about 25cm/10in long and 12.5cm/5in wide.

Athena Owl Stocking

SKU: CRO202202
    • chain stitch
    • work in a round
    • work in rows
    • single crochet
    • increase/decrease
    • slip stitch
    • half double crochet
    • half double crochet decrease (hdc2tog)
    • double crochet
    • treble crochet
    • work around a chain
    • crab stitch (reverse single crochet)
    • work in front loop/ back loop
  • The crochet pattern can be made in a variety of yarn combinations, more structured yarns like cord, jute and cotton will work well also - thicker yarns will produce a bigger bag. 

    Below are the yarns I used to make the 4 samples for the pattern: 

    Sample 1 - 4 balls/165g Yarn and Colors Epic (100% Cotton)
    5mm (H) hook
    Finished size - 35cm/14in long, 15cm/6in wide

    Sample 2 - 2 balls Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (100% Cotton)
    3.5mm hook
    Finished size - 25cm/10in long, 12.5cm/ 5in wide

    Sample 3 - 1 ball/65g Caron Simply Soft Solid
    5mm hook
    Finished size - 35cm/14in long, 15cm/6in wide

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