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I know from personal experience the excitement of a twin birth and the unique blessing of parenting and being privy to that special bond twins share. Seeing the sameness and the differences in each little person all the way through their adult life, are filled with moments that warm my heart.
Handmade Christmas stockings
Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc) 3 times. Work (3 dc. Ch 1. Skip next st) 5 times evenly along heel.
Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 10 groups of 3-dc.
Next 2 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first st.last rnd: ch 1; slips st in each sc around. Fasten off; knot all ends.
Crochet Rosette Pattern
The rose flower shown in above photo was made following the ch 53.
Ch 17 (35, 53).
Row 1 Dc in 5th ch from hook – first V-stitch made, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch – V-stitch made; repeat from * across; – 7 (16, 25) V-stitches made. Turn.
Row 2 Ch 3 – counts as dc, 5 dc first in ch-space, *sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space – shell st made; repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch-1 space – 7 (16, 25) shells. Fasten off, leaving long tail for anchoring Rosette.
Thread needle with tail and weave to base of last st. Starting at that end, roll first shell tightly to form center bud; anchor at base of shell with 2 sts. Roll remaining strip to form Rosette, then secure by stitching in and out through layers of foundation ch at bottom of Rosette.
At end of Row 2, work last dc of last shell until 2 loops remain on hook, drop main color, finish st with new color, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 Sc in each st across. Fasten off.
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