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HOW TO CROCHET A NAME ON A KNITTED CHRISTMAS STOCKING
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Nov 11, 2011 12:47:16   #
cohoarchery
 
I SAW A CHRISTMAS STOCKING ON EBAY AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL PERSONALIZE IT BY CROCHETING THE NAME ON. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS. I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT CROCHETING.
 
Nov 11, 2011 18:21:50   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
cohoarchery wrote:
I SAW A CHRISTMAS STOCKING ON EBAY AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL PERSONALIZE IT BY CROCHETING THE NAME ON. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS. I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT CROCHETING.

go to youtube and search on 'duplicate stitch' and do it yourself in an hour... duplicate st is very handy, for embroidering details, letters, fixing tiny errors on the front of something...it's a useful skill and very easy to do, you will be re-creating the knit sts in a different color just by working over them...all you need is a pc of graph paper or a graph on a computer screen and a large eyed yarn ndl... i make all my letters either 5 x 7 or 7 x 9 depending on the size of the area they are to go into...you want to leave at least one line above and one below for a bit of a 'border'....

tip...when embroidering a name, start with the middle letter(s) in the middle of the sock line and then work to the right and then come back and work back to the beginning...easy centering!
Nov 11, 2011 18:53:03   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
If you want to crochet the name, make a long crocheted chain. Really long. Then form the name as you would writing it, pinning the chain letters in place as you go.
Then tack it on.
A strange thing happened once in our family. My daughter made everyone in the family a Christmas stocking with the names on them. Then there was a divorce and one of the Christmas stockings became superfluous. If (heaven forbid) such a thing happened to one of your stockings, if the name is tacked on it can easily be removed and replaced, if necessary.
Nov 11, 2011 19:20:38   #
cohoarchery
 
Thank you very much. I will check it out! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Nov 11, 2011 19:21:44   #
cohoarchery
 
Thank you so much! merry Christmas to you and yours!
Nov 12, 2011 06:35:03   #
GQR999
 
Great idea - and so practical :)
Joy Marshall wrote:
If you want to crochet the name, make a long crocheted chain. Really long. Then form the name as you would writing it, pinning the chain letters in place as you go.
Then tack it on.
A strange thing happened once in our family. My daughter made everyone in the family a Christmas stocking with the names on them. Then there was a divorce and one of the Christmas stockings became superfluous. If (heaven forbid) such a thing happened to one of your stockings, if the name is tacked on it can easily be removed and replaced, if necessary.
If you want to crochet the name, make a long croch... (show quote)
 
Nov 12, 2011 08:45:20   #
evesch
 
cohoarchery wrote:
I SAW A CHRISTMAS STOCKING ON EBAY AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL PERSONALIZE IT BY CROCHETING THE NAME ON. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS. I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT CROCHETING.

you can crochet on top of things too. Especially knits or crochet fabrics. It comes out a lot like duplicate stitch.
Nov 12, 2011 11:12:48   #
mambo22
 
cohoarchery wrote:
I SAW A CHRISTMAS STOCKING ON EBAY AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL PERSONALIZE IT BY CROCHETING THE NAME ON. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS. I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT CROCHETING.


you could cross stitch a name. I am sending you a link to a site that will make you a graph of your name for free. hope this helps


http://www.celticxstitch.ie/cgi-bin/stitches.cgi
Nov 12, 2011 11:12:56   #
katm13
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
If you want to crochet the name, make a long crocheted chain. Really long. Then form the name as you would writing it, pinning the chain letters in place as you go.
Then tack it on.
A strange thing happened once in our family. My daughter made everyone in the family a Christmas stocking with the names on them. Then there was a divorce and one of the Christmas stockings became superfluous. If (heaven forbid) such a thing happened to one of your stockings, if the name is tacked on it can easily be removed and replaced, if necessary.
If you want to crochet the name, make a long croch... (show quote)


How clever I would never have thought to do it this way.
It's the tip of the day for me.

Thanks
KatM
Nov 12, 2011 12:05:10   #
AllyMu
 
I embroider the names on the stocking mainly because I can use different fonts and fit long names, e.g., Christopher, in a smaller space. With embroidery, you can extend beyond the knitted stitch or make it smaller. Duplicate stitch spread the name out too much to fit the front of the stocking. I use graph paper and each square or part of the square is a stitch. I also outline the "printing" area on the stocking with a contrasting color thread. Then I know I have to embroider within this section and calculate the stitches within. I always leave a row at the top, bottom and sides. I use thread to embroider the names, and then go over it with the yarn. You can see exactly how the name will look and if there's a mistake, it is very easy to undo. I use a similar color to the yarn, then after stitching with the yarn, pull out the thread. If you miss some thread, it doesn't show up.

This method may take longer to work, but it has saved me from using my yarn and making mistakes. It's easier to pull out thread from a knitted project than to pull out yarn.
Nov 12, 2011 15:29:12   #
cohoarchery
 
Thank you very much! Great idea and great site. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!.
 
Dec 26, 2013 17:34:13   #
Penny Jo
 
I crochet a lot and would like to know how to cross stitch names on the stocking if anyone knows how please let me know. I really want to make these stockings personel. Thanks.
 
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