Heirloom Christmas Stocking
There’s something magical in this time of year’s ability to bring people together. On Christmas, I get to see family members I don’t see the rest of the year. We get to laugh and catch up.
The best part is waking up Christmas morning to a house full of loved ones and traditions. Traditions we’ve passed down. We get to celebrate together and bask in the nostalgia of being a kid.
One of my favorite traditions as a kid (and still is to this day) was opening the stockings. It was this little element of surprise. And since we always did the stockings last, it was a way to prolong the excitement of Christmas morning just a little longer.
My mom gave me my stocking when I was really little and I’ve used the same one since. Every time I come home for the holidays, I’m greeted by this familiar stocking hanging off the mantle. It’s a keepsake. Something full of memories. But now that I’m older, I have to start thinking about the younger generations and passing these traditions on to them.
My niece, Hailey, deserves the same important tradition I had. And in case you’re in search of your own special heirloom, the Heirloom Christmas stocking in our MakerU class is perfect.
This stocking uses the decorative spike stitch to create a beautiful texture and add durability (so it can hold all your goodies). You can add two little pom poms to the cuff of the sock for added fun.
It’s made out of a llama, wool and nylon blended yarn called Cascade Nevado. It crochets up quickly and comes in a variety of colors, but the neutrals are especially stunning. It’s the perfect choice for this chunky stocking.
You can get this yarn in two different neutral brown shades, and the digital pattern on Makerdrop.com. And while this pattern is very straightforward, if you are nervous, there’s a MakerU class.
I walk you through all the steps to create this important family piece. From how to crochet a heel to the spike stitch used throughout the piece, I show you how to do everything.
It’s always beneficial to have a video tutorial so if you mess up or get confused, you can see what you need to do next.
You can take the class here. I recommend getting the kit too so everything crochets up perfectly!
With the help of this video tutorial, you’ll be able to start your own family tradition. And have a keepsake you can pass down for generations.