My friend that I crocheted 5 Christmas Stockings for in December 2012 had a new baby December 2013. She needed a stocking so my friend asked me to crochet one more. She wanted pink. When I went to the store to find yarn I decided on this bright pink and this variegated yarn to go with it.
This is the pattern I used. I'm not sure why it's called "Quick and Easy" because it takes me all day to make it. Maybe I'm just slow! I did change the pattern up a bit. I crochet in rounds instead of back and forth as it suggests. Doesn't seem like it would be strong enough to be sewn together and I'm not a fan of that step so I eliminated it. Also I make the stocking shorter and attach the band to the top of the stocking instead of having it fold down over the top.
I can't find that I blogged about the original 5 that I did a couple of years ago so here's a picture of them.
I love how different they are and that they are the favorite colors of each of the kids. So fun! I still haven't decided on stockings for my own family. Since we randomly spent Christmas Eve in a hotel this past year I guess it didn't matter but I should decide what I want for this year and make them while I still have the whole year to get them done.