Today I finished the third in my series of pattern-stitch ornaments utilizing heat-applied crystals. This ornament is in the shape of a mini-stocking.
This is the shape of the ministocking drawn on 18 mesh canvas.
The top line should be straight, not slanted like it shows in the
illustration. I did the leaf stitch (8 threads tall by 6 wide) over the
body of this stocking.
I did 8 leaf stitches across the top of the stocking. Notice there are several threads not stitched on each side of the stocking. I didn't want the top row to include a compensating stitch. The 2nd row has one, but it is one half of the leaf stitch, not 1/3 or some other fraction. Much easier to do.
And this is the stocking with the crystals applied and ready for the finisher. I used all white (or "rhinestone") crystals for more of a silvery effect. I think I'll have the cording made of silver metallic to complete the look.