Betty Ward Cain is not only an author of over 50 books, but she is a crafter as well. Here are some of her creations. All patterns are instructions are free to download and use. If they give you pleasure or you use them in a unique way, please let Betty know by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form on this page.
Sock Christmas Ornament
Every year since the first grandchild was born, I have included a Christmas ornament as one of their gifts. That way, when they marry and/or move away from home, they will have some meaningful ornaments to decorate their tree and bring a legacy to their new home.
I am getting older and will soon be gone. I thought this year I would try and make a handmade ornament for them to keep. I have tried to follow in my mother and grandmother's footsteps and learn to crochet. However, my stitches are no where near as neat as theirs and my projects do not always turn out the same each try, even though I do the same thing each time. Not sure why this happens, but it does. So expert crocheters please forgive my attempts.
I decided to make a Christmas stocking for their keepsake ornament this year. I found a pattern, but modified it a bit to fit with the design I desired. For my free instructions on how to make the ornament for yourself, please complete the form below. Instructions will include printable bag toppers to make the gift bag as well.
White and Red yarn (I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret 100% Acrylic)
a 4.5 mm crochet needle
Ornament hook (optional)
The finished project
The finished stocking
Presentation materials needed: (optional)
Card stock (printed with the package top)
Double sided tape
Clear treat bag
(Optional: I sewed a label inside stocking)
White embroidery thread (to sew the label)
The stocking will be made in sections as illustrated above
Fold label in half