Sunday 15 December 2013

Alice's Stocking

Hooray, I finished Alice's surprise Christmas stocking in time for Christmas eve! A few weeks ago she asked me if I could make her a new stocking as she felt she had outgrown her first one we bought from Oxfam for her all those years ago. She said "something bigger and wider" please I think I might know why I replied...maybe to fit more goodies in? "No" she replied, "just something special that you have made". Ok, that was that the challenge was on.

I decided to use this sweet little tree decoration pattern that I used here for a Christmas blog swap with Marianne of Ladybird Diaries. Only, it had to be a bigger version for Alice's actual stocking.

So I got crocheting and experimenting with sizes and here's what it turned out to look like.

I think it turned out rather sweet and most definitely wide as per the recipients request! She did ask for the traditional red, green and white Christmas colours, but I just couldn't bring myself to using them, I love pink and red together and so I chose these vibrant colours together with some grey to tone it down a bit. I am sure she won't be disappointed.

As you can see I bought some reindeer ribbon and sewed that round the edge and the best bit for me was the addition of pom poms which I made last night whilst watching Borgen.

All in all this was a bit of an experiment which I can gladly say I am happy how it turned out and I know that Alice will be surprised when Christmas morning arrives even if she doesn't believe in Santa any more :o)

Thanks for visiting and see you soon


  1. What is all this not believing in Santa, are you telling me that he isn't real!! If so who is going to bring my new boots for christmas!!! The stocking is lovely (of course!) Penny and I am sure that Alice will love it and that it will hold lots of lovely things - whoever it is that fills it up! xx

  2. Oh I'm with Amy ... I still believe too ...I'm sure Santa will pop something in that pretty stocking for sure ... Bee xxx

  3. Wow it's wonderful so cute, I firmly in the believing in Santa Camp!
    Clare x

  4. Penny this is just so lovely! I love the red and pink together and the remainder ribbon and pom poms finish it off so nicely. Alice will adore it, I am sure.
    Marianne xx

  5. It really is nice, nice colours. Your daughter is going to love it, I am sure.

    Lluisa xx

  6. Gorgeous wool, Penny and I adore the reindeer! Lucky Alice! Lx

  7. Its brilliant and the colours are gorgeous! I love pink and red together too. xx

  8. Penny, I love this so much! It's a triumph. I also adore red and pink together, and the grey goes perfectly. It still looks festive though and the reindeer ribbon is a lovely touch. It's the perfect stocking for a girl her age - fun, but not childish. She is lucky to have such a creative and talented Mum. x

  9. I love this perfect crocheted stocking, a fantastic colour combination and the pompoms really make it!

  10. it's lovely, I think I may need to update ours! it's looks like it will stretch to accommodate lots of different things. My mum used to put satsumas in with the presents! Heather x

  11. Penny you have done an amazing job with this stocking, I love it. It really is unique and I am sure Alice will cherish it for the rest of her days. Well done you for making such a beautiful stocking. Hope you all have a magical Christmas day and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year. Much love xoxo