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Night Before Christmas – Week 8: Stockings and Sweets

Welcome to the ‘Night Before Christmas’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long is taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 22nd september 2021 and finishing on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

You can join in anytime!

Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Night Before Christmas Pattern.

If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.

Time to get Stitching this weeks addition…

Christmas Stockings and Sweets

As we are reaching the last few weeks of this Stitch A Long, the remaining areas to stitch are relatively simple so will not take up too much time.

Stitching the Stockings…

I’ve numbered the Stockings so you can follow the directions easier. You will need the following colours… #742, #666, #3021.

The top band of each stocking is stitched in the same way with #742: straight stitch the inner stripes and back stitch around the band edge.

  • Stocking 1: #742 Chain Stitch / #666 Chain Stitch / #666 Satin stitch the tip of the toe
  • Stocking 2: # 666 Chain Stitch / #742 Satin Stitch Heel and Toe / #3021 Straight stitch buckle
  • Stocking 3: # 666 Chain Stitch / #742 Split stitch yellow stripes, satin stitch toe and heel / #3021 split stitch band.

Stitching the Hanging Rail…

Stitching the Sweets…

Use 1 or 2 strands to stitch the sweets (depending on how neat your stitching is!)

Stitch the yellow wrapper ends first and then the blue and red stripes to finish.

Don’t forget to stitch the 2 sweets below each reindeer as well!

Woohoo! Week 8 is complete.

Share your fabulous stitching with the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here, I am so excited to see how you are getting on.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!

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