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Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along: Knit and Crochet

‘Tis the season for handmade Christmas stockings, and what better way to celebrate than by joining the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along with Marly Bird! Whether you’re an experienced or advanced beginner knitter or crocheter, this FREE event is perfect for anyone looking to create beautiful handmade stockings for the holiday season.

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Hosted by Marly Bird, this BiCrafty make-along offers an exciting opportunity to unleash your creativity and bring the magic of handmade fair isle stockings to life.

➡️ Like and queue up the knit stocking pattern on Ravelry.

➡️ Like and queue up the crochet stocking pattern on Ravelry.

WHAT Is The Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along?

If you’ve been following my BiCrafty Stitch-Alongs, you’ll be thrilled to know that we’re embarking on another exciting journey together. Get ready for the Christmas in July Stocking Make-Along, where we’ll knit and crochet beautiful stranded colorwork stockings to spread holiday cheer. This make-along is a fantastic opportunity for both knitters and crocheters to come together in a vibrant community, sharing their progress, offering support, and celebrating their creations.

Crafting Together in Community

One of the things I adore about bicrafty make-alongs is the sense of community they foster. In this free Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along, you can participate in either knitting, crocheting, or even both! It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow crafters, share your passion for yarn, and support each other throughout the process. Together, we’ll embark on this festive journey, cheering each other on, offering help, and celebrating our progress together.

WHY Christmas in July?

Who says you have to wait until December to create gorgeous holiday stockings? With our Christmas in July theme, we get to experience the joy and excitement of the holiday season, even in the middle of summer. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit early and enjoy the process of making these special stockings together.

WHY Join the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along?

  1. Endless Inspiration: Dive into the world of holiday stockings with abundant patterns, designs, and techniques. Whether you prefer knit or crochet stockings, you’ll find a wealth of inspiration to spark your creativity.
  2. Handmade Holiday ✨Magic✨: There’s something truly special about handcrafted stockings. By participating in this make-along, you can create heartfelt gifts for loved ones or add a personal touch to your holiday décor. Handmade stockings bring warmth, tradition, and joy to any home. Create a handmade holiday instead of buying Pottery Barn stockings.
  3. Suitable for All Skill Levels: No matter your skill level, this make-along has something for everyone. Beginner crocheters and knitters will find step-by-step guidance and support, while more experienced crafters can explore advanced techniques and intricate designs. The emphasis is on learning, growing, and having fun together. The package includes written instructions, color charts, color blocks, and complete video tutorials!
  4. Expert Guidance from Marly Bird: As the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along host, Marly Bird brings her expertise and infectious enthusiasm to the event. With her clear instructions, helpful tips, and encouraging spirit, you’ll feel confident and inspired every step of the way.
  5. Community and Support: Join a vibrant community of fellow stocking enthusiasts who share your passion for yarn and crafts. Connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and find support and encouragement throughout the make-along. The journey is even more enjoyable when shared with others.
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WHEN is the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along Event?

Mark your calendars and get ready for the festive Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along event! Join us for this exciting free DIY holiday stocking extravaganza from July 22nd to July 24th, 2023.

Again, this is a free event on the website. Each day of the event, a new set of instructions will be released on the Marly Bird website, accompanied by comprehensive video support. With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll have all the guidance you need to follow along and create a stunning stocking.

By the end of the three-day event, you’ll have a completed stocking that showcases your creativity and craftsmanship. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, learn new techniques, and connect with a community of fellow stocking enthusiasts.

HOW Do I Join this Fun and Free KAL/CAL?

  1. Choose Your Craft: Now, if you’re a beginner feeling a tad intimidated by the free patterns, fear not! Just like 🎅 Santa guided us through the magical season of joy as children, Marly will be there to guide you every step of the way. With her expert instruction and supportive guidance, you can have faith in your ability to create something beautiful. Trust me, everyone can join in the fun and experience the joy of crafting their own stocking.
  2. Gather Your Materials: Grab your favorite knitting needles and/or crochet hooks and the yarn of your choice. You can select traditional holiday colors or explore your creativity with unique color combinations. The choice is yours! The full materials list is a little below this section.
  3. Join the Facebook Marly’s Minions group: This is our dedicated community space for this make-along. Here, we’ll share our journey, post updates, and encourage one another. This is your chance to connect with fellow crafters, ask questions, and celebrate your achievements as we work on our stockings together.
  4. Favorite and Queue the pattern on Ravelry: While not mandatory, taking a moment to favorite and queue the patterns on Ravelry is a wonderful way to show your support for this free event and Marly’s fantastic patterns. But it doesn’t stop there! By adding these patterns to your favorites and queues, you also help promote them to other knitting and crochet enthusiasts, boosting their visibility and ranking on the “hot right now” list. It’s a simple yet impactful gesture that can make a difference. Keeping track of your project becomes easier, and at the same time, you contribute to the buzz and excitement surrounding this incredible make-along.
  5. Get the Free Patterns: On July 22-24, 2023, return to this blog post and scroll to the bottom of the post to get the link for the first set of instructions for the free knit stocking pattern or the free crochet stocking pattern.

Are There PDF’s of Each Pattern?

That’s an excellent question! For the duration of the free event, the full PDFs of the patterns will only be available for individual purchase after the event concludes. However, we have some exciting news to share with you. All the make-along patterns are now conveniently accessible as part of the “Merry Stitchmas Knit and Crochet Stockings” course in the Marly Bird House.

⭐️ Join the Marly Bird Merry Stitchmas Knit & Crochet Stocking Course ⭐️

And Design Your Own Heirloom Holiday Stocking


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⭐️VIP Upgrade⭐️ for the Make-Along (and so much more)

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Say goodbye to searching on the website each day of the make-along for the link to the pattern and videos! With our Merry Stitchmas Stocking Course, you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips in one convenient place, and all on day one! Each module is carefully designed to provide comprehensive lessons and everything you need to create these fun stockings. 

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Don’t worry if you can’t join the make-along during the event – we’ve got you covered! Enjoy easy, unlimited access to the ad-free pdf patterns and video instructions at your own pace and convenience. No more rushing or feeling left behind.

Whether you want to dive right in or take your time, the choice is yours. Get ready to embark on a stitching journey that fits perfectly into your schedule.


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Design Your Own Heirloom Holiday Stocking: Unlock Your Creativity with the Ultimate Knitting and Crochet Course

Join the most comprehensive course designed exclusively for knitters, crocheters, and the BiCrafty community! Discover the joy of creating your own stunning heirloom holiday stocking that will be treasured for generations to come. Whether you’re an advanced beginner or an experienced fiber artist, this course will unleash your creativity and elevate your needlework skills to new heights.

Merry Stitchmas Knit & Crochet Stocking Course Benefits

  • Craft your own unique heirloom holiday stocking: With pattern design templates as your guide and over 50 custom-created charts in the Merry Stitches Knit & Crochet Stocking Chart Stitchionary, you will learn the art of designing and creating a personalized stocking that reflects your style and personality.
  • Master knitting and crochet techniques: Enhance your skills as you explore stranded knitting and colorwork crochet techniques, enabling you to bring your creative visions to life.
  • Unlock your creativity: Gain the confidence and expertise to design and execute intricate patterns, colorwork, embellishments, and more.
  • Build a cherished tradition: Create a family heirloom that will become a cherished part of your holiday celebrations for years to come.
  • Connect with a supportive community: Join a vibrant community of fellow fiber enthusiasts, share your progress, seek inspiration, and receive valuable feedback.

Get your hands, hooks and needles ready, grab your bundles of yarn, and join us!

Stocking Package - Knit and Crochet patterns and video package. Marly Bird
  • Comprehensive and step-by-step guidance for designing your own holiday stockings
  • Suitable for all skill levels, from advanced beginners to seasoned crafters
  • Exclusive community support and feedback throughout the course
  • Bonus resources and templates for additional design inspiration
  • Lifetime access to course materials and updates

Course Value Price: $640

Special Low Price: $32

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Psssst: Don’t miss the Holiday Pattern Collection at checkout!

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Holiday Pattern Collection is ONLY AVAILABLE with the course purchase


The Merry Christmas Stocking Make-Along

As we delve into the enchanting world of the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along, it’s important to explore the unique characteristics of each stocking choice. While these stockings share a common thread, they also possess distinct qualities that set them apart. Let’s take a closer look at each one individually and uncover the magic they hold.

“Bésame Acebo” Knit Stocking

Designed by Marly Bird, this enchanting stocking is a true embodiment of the holiday spirit. Bésame Acebo is the perfect addition to your collection of hand-knit stockings. It’s beautifully coordinated with the previous two years’ Christmas in July Knit stockings. ❄️

This stocking showcases the artistry of stranded colorwork at its finest. Follow the color block chart and watch as each stitch brings the captivating design to life. The harmonious dance of yarns creates a symphony of colors, capturing the essence of the season in every single row.

Hang Bésame Acebo by the fireplace and feel the warmth of holiday nostalgia fill the air. This stocking is more than just a decorative piece; it’s an heirloom to be filled with cherished memories waiting to be made. Imagine the joy of discovering it on Christmas morning, brimming with surprises and love. ✨

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“Küss Mich Holly” Crochet Stocking

Designed by Marly Bird, this enchanting stocking is a true work of art. Küss Mich Holly is meticulously crafted using the technique of tapestry crochet in back loop colorwork, following a delightful color chart or color blocks. It’s the perfect addition to coordinate with the previous two years’ Christmas in July stockings. ❄️

Let your crochet hook dance along as you bring this stunning design to life. The intricate tapestry crochet creates a visual masterpiece that captivates the eye and fills your heart with holiday cheer. Each stitch tells a story, weaving together the magic of the season.

Hang Küss Mich Holly by the fireplace and feel the warmth of joy and anticipation fill the room. This stocking is more than just a decorative piece; it symbolizes love and togetherness, waiting to be filled with cherished memories and surprises. ✨


Christmas in July Stocking Materials List

Knit Stocking

Yarn (based on the sample)

WeCrochet, City Tweed DK

(55% Merino Wool/25% Superfine Alpaca/20% Donegal Tweed, 123 yds/112 m, 1.75 oz/50 g, CYCA# 3 light):

Color A: 2 balls

Color B: 1 ball

Color C: 1 ball

Color D: 1 ball

Note: yarn amount depends on chart design and number of colors in your design.


Needles

  • 4.5mm [US 7]
  • 5mm [US 8] 16″ (40.5 cm)
  • Set of 5 double pointed needles 4.5mm [US 7]

Notions

KnitPicks City Tweed DK weight yarn with knitting needles

Crochet Stocking

Yarn (based on the sample)

WeCrochet, City Tweed DK

(55% Merino Wool/25% Superfine Alpaca/20% Donegal Tweed, 123 yds/112 m, 1.75 oz/50 g, CYCA# 3 light):

Color A: 2 balls

Color B: 1 ball

Color C: 1 ball

Color D: 1 ball

Color E: 1 ball

Note: yarn amount depends on chart design and number of colors in your design.


Hook

  • Size G/7 [4.5 mm]
  • or size to obtain gauge

Notions

KnitPicks City Tweed DK weight yarn with crochet hook

Get Ready to Fall in Love with Knit Picks® City Tweed Dk Weight Yarn!

When it comes to creating our Christmas in July stocking projects (just as years past), we’ve carefully selected the stunning Knit Picks® City Tweed Dk Weight yarn. This exquisite yarn is a true delight to work with, it is made up of 55% merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, and 20% donegal tweed. The wool/alpaca blend provides a softness that is simply unparalleled, making your crafting experience even more enjoyable.

The holiday spirit is infused into every strand of this yarn, making it the perfect choice for our festive projects. Knitters will have the option to work with four colors (though you can absolutely use five if desired), while crocheters will work with five colors (with the option to use four if preferred).

We understand that personalization is key, so feel free to customize the number of colors you choose to use. We wholeheartedly support your decision if you’re inclined to have some extra colors on hand. In fact, having additional colors allows for greater versatility and the opportunity to create a second stocking with a unique twist. With leftover yarn from your project, you’ll have everything you need to make another stocking that stands out from the first!

Here are some fun colorway ideas for either stocking!

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Fall in love with the softness, texture, and holiday charm of Knit Picks® City Tweed Dk Weight yarn as you bring your custom stockings to life.

Exciting Prizes Await You in the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along!

Just like in all of Marly Bird’s fun make-alongs, this event promises incredible participation prizes that will leave you in awe. While we’ll be revealing the exciting details as we approach the event, there’s one crucial requirement you need to know: to have a chance at winning these amazing prizes, you MUST be part of Marly’s Minions group on Facebook.

As we mentioned, the Marly’s Minions group is your passport to a world of creativity, inspiration, and the opportunity to connect with fellow crafters. It’s the place where the magic happens, where you can share your progress, seek advice, and soak in the wonderful energy of a community united by the love of knitting and crochet.

So make sure you’re a member of Marly’s Minions on Facebook to ensure you don’t miss out on the chance to win fabulous prizes during the Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along.

To Wrap It Up…

You now have all the information to get ready for the ultimate BiCrafty Christmas in July, Merry Stitchmas Stocking Make-Along event with Marly Bird!

Participating in this make-along will hone your crafting skills and forge lasting connections with fellow enthusiasts in the Marly’s Minion group who share your passion for yarn.

So grab your knitting needles and crochet hooks, and join us in the Facebook Minions group. Let’s celebrate the spirit of the holidays as we knit and crochet our way to festive stockings while enjoying the camaraderie and support of our BiCrafty Community.

🎄 GET THE LINKS TO EACH DAY BELOW 🎄

Day 1 Knitting: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-besame-acebo-knit-stocking-day-1/

Day 1 Crochet: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-for-the-kuss-mich-holly-crochet-stocking-day-1/

Day 2 Knitting: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-besame-acebo-knit-stocking-day/

Day 2 Crochet: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-for-the-kuss-mich-holly-crochet-stocking-day-2/

Day 3 Knitting: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-besame-acebo-knit-stocking-day-3/

Day 3 Crochet: Goes Live at 9am EST! https://marlybird.com/merry-stitchmas-stocking-make-along-for-the-kuss-mich-holly-crochet-stocking-day-3/

🎄🧶 Take Your Creativity to the Next Level! 🧦✨

Did you enjoy knitting and crocheting your Merry Stitchmas stockings? 🎁 Well, get ready for even more fun and excitement! With our Merry Stitchmas Knit & Crochet Stocking Course, you’ll unlock a world of creative possibilities.

🎨 Design Your Own: Create custom stockings that reflect your unique style. Mix and match from our collection of over 50 colorwork charts, or let your imagination run wild and design your own patterns.

🧶 Masterful Techniques: Level up your skills with expert guidance from Marly Bird. Learn how to use three pattern templates and explore a variety of techniques to make your stockings truly one-of-a-kind.

💝 Special Limited Time Bonus: As a special treat, you’ll receive a $20 coupon code to use in the Marly Bird Ravelry Store. Treat yourself to even more yarn and patterns to fuel your creativity. (Expires Aug. 30, 2023)

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to become a stocking designing pro. Get the Merry Stitchmas Knit & Crochet Stocking Course and take your holiday crafting to new heights. 🌟🎄

Join the Course ➡️ https://marlybird.thrivecart.com/merry-stitchmas-stockings/ 🎉

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  1. Polly says:

    We celebrate SANTACHA. Where Father Oy Veg gets in his magic red car goes all around the world putting presents under the memory tree and in the stockings. I would love to have the menorah patten.

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