Adaptations to a Stocking Pattern

This post is part of the Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat Blog Hop Special Event.

I shared some of my favorite Christmas patterns last Christmas season and this was one of the ones I shared. A customer wanted stockings and when I was sending her pictures for options, she fell in love with this one but wanted it longer and wanted names at the top. So I made some pattern adaptations and decided to share what I did and my results! I still need to make 2 more for my customer and will be starting on them soon. If you would like to order some, I am offering a discount for orders placed by July 24th.

You can buy the pattern here from Schere Wade, who is the designer. I absolutely enjoyed this pattern. It is well written with a diagram for the layout and works up fairly quickly. It was really easy for me to take this on the go and work on it a little bit at a time. Here is her original design.

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Father’s Day Pattern Roundup

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It can sometimes be hard to find things to crochet for the guys in your life. I decided to do a roundup of crochet patterns for dad with Father’s Day coming up. Most of these there is still time to make them before Father’s day which is fast approaching! I asked my testers for input on what some of their favorites are when I was putting this together and planning the roundup.

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I’ll start with the freebies:

1. Father Pullover by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart – I love how simple this sweater looks. And even if you don’t make it for Father’s Day, it is something that can be made for Christmas or birthday. It is a very classic looking sweater.

2. Diamonds in the Rough by Michael Snow – This scarf done in Tunisian crochet is subtly patterned and looks great. Using the Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitch, it is an easy and beautiful project. Perfect for the trendy dad in your life!

3. Tunisian Tie by Kara Gunza of Petals to Picots – Another Tunisian crochet pattern, this tie is another simple and quick project. Easily personalized with colors, a new take on a classic Father’s Day gift.

4. Slip Stitch Bow Tie by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home – And if the man in your life prefers a bow tie, there is a pattern for that as well!

5. Work or Play Beanie by Kathy Lashley of ELK Studio – This simple hat looks great and is sure to please whoever it is made for. Nice and thin to not be bulky but great for some warmth.

And the paid ones:

6. Opa House Shoes Slippers by Tara Murray of Mamachee – I really like these slippers from Mamachee. It can be hard to find a good slipper pattern for men but this one definitely fits the need.

7. Manly Man Spa Set by Krista Short of The Evergreen Shore – Who says spa sets are only for women? The manly men in your family will love this one! (pssssttttt….keep your eyes open for a review and giveaway involving this one coming soon!)

8. Ballcap Earwarmer by Lisa Jelle of Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts – This would be great for the guy that likes to hunt! Done in camo yarn or hunter orange or even team colors. The possibilities are endless!

9. Shockwave Beanie by Liz McQueen of Playin’ Hooky Designs – This is the hat that she campaigned for Zac Brown to wear on stage. You can read about that here on her blog. I love how this hat can be subtle or bold depending on color choices.

10. The Tech Lounger by Krista Short of  The Evergreen Shore – If you have a techie in your life, this would be a great gift! You could do team colors or just leave it neutral.

 

So these were some of my favorites. Do you have any favorite patterns for the guys in your life? Which of these are you most likely to make or is your favorite? 

Keep creating!

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